Save for a small (perhaps statistically insignificant) percentage of the straight-male population, there's a lot guys can learn from the ladies about how we shouldn't dress. In our flyest polyester blazer and with a fresh new pair of clogs on, we strutted over to the offices of the ladies from Lemondrop, hoping they could tell us if we looked like heroes or zeroes. After spitting up her coffee, editor Julie Gerstein couldn't resist giving us a few tips on looks to avoid ... if we ever want to get anywhere with the opposite sex. Check out her sage advice in the gallery below.

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What Not to Wear
Is it ever OK to rock polyester? We asked a lady in the know to tell us some things dudes should never wear. Click the image above for some fashion advice we can all use.
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What Not to Wear

    Ginormous messenger bags: Fine if you're an actual bike messenger, but not cool if you are going to a show, sporting event or any other kind of place where your big bag is going to get in everybody's way. It's okay to leave your sketchpad/small dog/science project at home.

    -- Julie Gerstein,
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    Lady Jeans: We like the skinny-jeans look, but that doesn't mean we want to see you wearing our jeans. Get your own damn pair.

    -- Julie Gerstein,
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    Polyester anything: Polyester suits are good one day of the year: Halloween, when you're dressing as a character from "Saturday Night Fever." Otherwise, we want nothing to do with them. Same goes for your "wacky" butterfly collar vintage shirt. The thought of rubbing up against so much synthetic fabric makes our skin crawl.

    -- Julie Gerstein,
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    Ed Hardy-style man shirts: Is your name Ed Hardy? Then why do you want his name all over your chest in garish faux tattoo prints? These shirts scream "tool."


    -- Julie Gerstein,
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    Sweatpants, in public: We appreciate the need for comfort. However, there are limits. Are jeans somehow too constrictive?

    -- Julie Gerstein,
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    Sandals with socks: if you don't have the balls to wear your sandals sock-free you should just put some tennis shoes on.

    -- Julie Gerstein,
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    The Super-Deep V: Popularized by American Apparel, the super-deep-V shirt isn't so much bad as it is confusing. Are you gay or just really metrosexual? Either way, if you're sporting a heavy patch of chest hair, you should just pass.

    -- Julie Gerstein,
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    Crocs: Yes, Chef Mario Batali wears these. Does that make it acceptable? No.

    -- Julie Gerstein,
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    Jorts: The Holy Grail of offensive man wear. Hemmed denim jean shorts should never be worn. No exceptions.

    -- Julie Gerstein,
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    Novelty ties: If you are dressing up enough to put a tie on, whatever you're doing is probably too serious to be wearing a novelty tie. Unless you work at a TGIFriday's.

    -- Julie Gerstein,
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