If you're nodding at that sentiment, you obviously don't remember bell bottoms, striped cardigans, or mankinis! Take a look at a few of the unique menswear disasters from the last few decades. Do you still think men have it easy when it comes to fashion?
1. Parachute Pants
There's unique menswear, and there's menswear that's, ahem... "unique". Parachute pants will definitely turn heads, but unless you're MC hammer, the attention you get from them won't be the kind of attention you're looking for.
2. Layering Polo Shirts
There was a time when people actually thought that layering polo shirts made them look preppy. Oh, how wrong those guys were.
There's not really anything wrong with Beanies, at least not in the winter when you need to keep your ears warm. However, in Los Angeles in particular, Beanies seem to be in all-year-round. Beanies in the summer might hide your bald spot, but it also makes you look like someone who's desperately trying to cling on to your youth.
4. Wallet Chains
A discrete wallet chain to keep your wallet, keys, or other important possessions safe is OK if you're an engineer, janitor, or maybe even an executive that wants to add a touch of style. Sadly, as with most fashion trends, when it takes off it gets bigger, bolder, and gaudier. Three huge chains hanging down your jeans doesn't make you look like a baller, it makes you look desperate for attention.
5. Message Shirts
Picture tees and funny tees can be conversation starters, but be careful what message you choose. Pick the wrong one, and you could offend more people than you amuse.
6. Backwards Jeans
When Kris Kross wore their jeans backwards, it was a gimmick and a joke. When everyone else followed suit, it was just plain stupid - and must have made for some amusing times in the bathroom.
7. Fleece Half-Zips
These nerdy outfits may have been in fashion for a while in the 1990s, but now they're just plain nerdy. Sure, they're comfortable, and that's why people still wear them, but they're still nerdy. Don't wear them if you expect to pull any chicks.
8. Sandals and Socks
10. Convertible Pants
While these things were marketed as unique menswear, or kidswear at least, the only thing unique about them is that every mom of a high-school aged kid bought them thinking that they were "cool" or "trendy" rather than simply tacky. Please, if you're a parent now, don't inflict the same suffering on your kids.