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1. What is the reason for men to be fashionable?
2. What does fashion mean?
3. What can we do to create a personal style?
4. Who do we call fashion victims?
5. What is the advice to wear stylishly?
6. What can be a sensible advice on shopping?
7. Which fashionable items can cause health problems?
A. Wearing too much of one thing is never a good idea whether it is jewellery, make up, designer clothes or perfume. The right style tactic is to create a single focal point. It might be a designer T-shirt or some unusual boots or perhaps a trendy jacket. If you wear them all at once, they just complete for attention. Wear one fashion item at a time and keep the rest simple.
B. Fashion does not just depend on one person’s idea of a new line or a different look, but on something much wider. It expresses a feeling for what is going on in the world around. It is a mirror in which are reflected the events, ideas and interests of an entire era. Dress designers, the artists of the fashion world, try to interpret these influences and express them in the fashions they produce.
C. Following the latest fashion trends can be unhealthy. Things we wear can lead to stomach problems, rashes, backache and painful feet. Very tight clothes can prevent people moving naturally. If you wear trousers or skirts that are too tight around the waist, this can cause stomachache. Rashes can be caused by an allergic reaction to synthetic material. And last, but not least – wearing shoes with high heels can lead to foot and back problems.
D. There are some people who take a fashion trend and follow it slavishly. They don’t care whether it looks good on them or not, whether it is appropriate or whether they are wearing it in excess. For these people fashion sense is more important than common sense. They will go out in the latest spring fashions even if it is snowing or wear high-heeled shoes to a picnic in the woods.
E. A heightened awareness of the role that image plays nowadays means that many men today also buy fashion magazines, and spend hours shopping and going to the hairdressers. This is not because they find these activities enjoyable. It is because they realise that the way they look has an influence on professional success. Of course, it does play a role, and this can be a cause of anxiety for many men as well as women.
F. There are people who buy a completely new wardrobe every season. This is fine if you have a lot of money, of course. However, this costs them a fortune and makes it obvious to everyone eise that they have fallen to an obsession with fashion. Instead, look critically at your clothes and follow the trends that really suit you. Buy cheap, wear often and invest in classic items that never go out of fashion. That will save your money and you won’t run the risk of becoming a fashion victim.
A – 5
B – 2
C – 7
D – 4
E – 1
F – 6