The 3 Unforgivable Curses: Potter turns Fashion

by Laetitia Wong 


I believe anyone and everyone who’s a fan of the monstrously massive global phenomenon that is Harry Potter would know of the 3 Unforgivable Curses. Be it something that you read from J.K Rowling’s novels or from the Warner Brothers’ screen adapation, the 3 Unforgivable Curses are terrible, horrible, cruel and downright nasty. Hence the name.

Nonetheless, there is a lesson to be learnt from these curses, other than the fact that you’d probably end up a bald flat-nosed weirdo like Voldy if you use them repeatedly. Think of them like meth. These curses can be applied to fashion as well – Singapore is home to a diverse number of cultures, which lends rise to all sorts of fashion statements, influenced by one’s personal beliefs, cultural upbringings, influence from the media and shaped by past experiences.

But hey, we never said they were all good. Check ut these 3 unforgivable mens fashion faux pas - Singapore style.


1. Skimpy singlets

And we’re not just talking about muscleheads at the gym either. These creatures walk around, unaffected by the fact that they’re flashing their moobs (man boobs) for the entire world to see. Leave it for the Schwarzeneggers of the world hun. It’s like the saying goes: If you’ve got it, flaunt it. If you don’t… then keep those moobs tucked away.


2. Double ear hoops


If one ring wasn’t bad enough, gents have opted for a second ring. Double blinging those lobes aren’t attracting the ladies anymore than manure does to honeybees. Just lose the bling, gents, and scrub up. It ain’t ‘gay’ to have piercings, just generally unattractive.


3. Dirty Shoes


It’s a general faux pas, not just for men but for everyone! Just ponder over this notion for a moment: You show up for a blind date. She’s sexy, sultry, that swatch of crimson on her lips and a well-fitted skirt that shows off just the right amount of skin. And then your eyes travel down to those pumps of hers. Dirty, stained, and caked in mud. What was once a lovely shade of maroon has evolved into something brown-looking and altogether unattractive. Does it turn you off? Sure it does! The same applies to you too, gents. Grab an old toothbrush and start scrubbing!


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