The best-dressed guys are often the ones who look like they’re having the most fun. Their approach to fashion is never too serious, and maybe even slightly mischievous. The gentlemen of Barneys New York know how to dress in a way that’s both defiant and de rigeur, so why not take a page out of their book and embrace one of the five fashion faux pas nominated below?

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“My fashion faux pas is dressing too young for my age—guilty as charged. I am not drawn to “distinguished” or mature clothing. The way I get round it is by sticking to styles from the 1960s, the era when I was a teenager. People look at me and think, ‘Obviously he has kept those flowery shirts from the first time they were in fashion (#austinpowers).’ The Psych Rock collection from Saint Laurent is perfect for me. It is youthful and irreverent but also looks like something I might conceivably have worn since the first time it was fashionable. Peace and love!”

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“Only wear boots with casual wear? If boots didn’t belong with suits, the words wouldn’t rhyme. Adding a boot like this Elia Maurizi style—even beyond the widely accepted Chelsea boot—changes the suit’s character while adding versatility.”

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“I don’t know who was the one to say that you can’t wear white after Labor Day, but as in all things, rules were made to be broken. There’s nothing chicer than a pair of white jeans and a black crew-neck sweater—any time of year.”

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“I love the oft-maligned “Canadian tuxedo”—a look that’s denim on both top and bottom. Say what you will, but we saw this trend over and over again for Spring 2015. You don’t have to match head to toe, so have some fun and mix your denims like in this look from Maison Martin Margiela.”

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ourteam_drew_c “There’s a myth out there that pleated trousers can’t be modern, but it couldn’t be further from the truth. There are some amazingly chic pleated styles for Spring/Summer 2015 like this pair from Tomorrowland. Not only are they just as versatile as their flat-front counterparts, but the secret to pleats is that they provide for a bit more room—making these pants extra comfy.”

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