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What To Wear To A Hot Spot: Men

What To Wear To A Hot Spot: Men

Galina Liss (Galina Liss) gives expert video advice on: What is the one thing I might wear that will keep me from getting into a hot bar or club?; Is it better to overdress or underdress when going to a hot spot?; How do I look casual, but not sloppy, when dressing for a hot spot? and more...

What is the one thing I might wear that will keep me from getting into a hot bar or club?

We always make fun of the guys with the striped shirts. Oh my God, I don't know if that's an "OC" thing or, I don't know. Guys with the striped shirts. I don't know who started the striped shirt thing, but striped shirts, I can't stand any more.

Is it better to overdress or underdress when going to a hot spot?

If you are a guy and you are in L.A., you can't go wrong with a great pair of jeans. You can wear a great T-shirt too. In L.A. you can just roll out of bed, throw on some shoes and you're fine. In New York, you probably want to dress up more and wear nice shoes, no T-shirt, wear a button-down. If you're a guy and you're going out in Vegas, I definitely suggest wearing nice shoes and a button-down shirt because there are some venues in Vegas, some clubs and bars, that won't let you in with a T-shirt. I've actually had a big group of guys and girls with me and we were celebrating my friend's birthday, and a couple of our guy friends in our group were wearing T-shirts with tennis shoes and they couldn't get into the place where we were all going. That was too bad for them, but at least they got to go home, change and come back. It's annoying. Rather dress up than down in Vegas.

What kinds of clothes will make me look like a tourist at a hot spot?

If you are a guy at a hot spot and you don't want to look like a tourist, do not come wearing pleated pants and khakis or your shirt tucked in up to here or just look like you came from a business meeting. A lot of the cooler clubs see "corporate" written all over you and they're going to think you're not cool.

Is it okay to wear shorts to a hot spot?

Guys, generally I would say no to shorts, especially in New York, Las Vegas or any other big city. In LA if you're going to a bar by the beach in Hermosa, Santa Monica, sure you can wear shorts. But if you're going to more formal bars in Hollywood, generally I'd say no. I really don't think you're going to get in with shorts, unless you're Justin Timberlake then, if you're a famous actor, all day, all night, but if you're not, stick to the pants.