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Here’s why PUA Gurus Give Awful Fashion Advice


pua seducing woman with his style

PUAs (short for pick-up artists) are guys who love women.. a little too much. They’re “experts” at attracting women (some of them at least). But one thing they don’t know much about is… style.

I’ve seen quite a few “style blogs” written by PUAs and all I can say is they don’t know what they’re talking about.

Their knowledge about style is very limited, and their audience is not able to digest the info, put it into action and get results (project confidence, sexual vibe, getting better jobs etc.).

So I’ve made a small list which you should take with a grain of salt. It’s not meant to attack PUAs in any way, just to make you (and them) realize that if you’re going to give good style advice, you should spend at least a couple of years studying this field.

So here’s why PUAs give bad fashion advice:

– because they never wore a suit more than 3 times their entire life

brown brogues
– because they’ll give you that clueless look when you ask them What are brogues?

– because their favorite accessories are goggles

average guy in grey t-shirt
– because whenever they’re not picking up women, they dress below average

– because the only patterns they know are the “boyfriend destroyer” and “sex is natural”. Pinstripes, checks and herringbone are not patterns, just funny drawings on clothes

Again, this was meant to be entertaining and it’s not suppose to attack anyone. And if you ARE a PUA and you DID feel “attacked”, by all means, bring your outfits to the table. 🙂

Always be careful who you take advice from. Check his credentials and make sure he (or she) knows what he’s talking about.

George Lavas

George is dedicated to fashion and style for men. Based between the UK & US he enjoys writing about lifestyle and fashion from both sides of the pond. George created BeStylish.org to help readers create a strong sense of style with minimum effort believing that everyone can look and feel good, all day, every day.

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  1. Prodigy April 22, 2011

    not all PUA’s are mystery, some of us have style too 😀

  2. George April 22, 2011

    Actually I’m referring to the gurus, who often leave this stuff out completely from what I’ve noticed. And those who don’t, they’re pretty superficial about it. 🙂

  3. Cody April 12, 2013

    If you rag on PUAs for not spending plenty of time researching and learning, you should actually spend some time researching PUA’s too. Plenty of higher-class pick-up artists (NOT Mystery) recommend the kind of fashion advice you’re talking about. For example, I just saw a PUA site that recommended brogues, which hardly makes PUA’s “clueless” about them. As a side note, the PUA fashion advice is usually geared towards easy ways to catch a woman’s eye and not to impress her boss.
    By the way, you can’t caricature people, make fun or them, and call them “awful”, then say that “it’s not meant to attack” them.

    1. George April 12, 2013

      Hey Cody,

      You know what’s really funny The fact that brogues are more likely to impress the boss than the girl. Brogues are great but this is basic fashion advice. If you’re going out to a club for instance you need to wear bolder colors and patterns. Floral patters are great, for instance, because they can show off your sensitive side (as long as you make sure your overall look is manly).

      I’m not indeed looking to attack them but rather I want this to be a wake-up call. I’ve been out in clubs myself both in generic clothes, “peacocky clothes”, if I may call them this way AND stylish clothes.

      Sure, wearing bad boy clothes can work but stylish clothes work better. And a pair of brogues just isn’t enough, you need a full stylish outfit. My point is that you don’t just want to look decent, you want chicks to stare ate you and give you the smile every time you’re walking down the street, that’s where I am right now. It helps with that pre-selection that PUAs talk about.


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