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6 typically Irish grooming mistakes

Hands up, who’s guilty?

WE’RE KNOWN FOR a lot of great things in Ireland.

Our hospitality, our craic, our brilliant sense of humour. But one thing we’re not internationally renowned for is our grooming acumen or fashion skills. Oh sure, we’re not the worst offenders. But we’re willing to bet you’ve all made a dodgy mistake.

Or two. But listen – we’re all in this together. Right?

1. Hair in the style of Westlife

Or Boyzone. Or Bros, depending on your vintage. This one goes out to all the men who dabbled with steps, curtains and Sun-In to achieve that perfect, appalling hairstyle.

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2. Your make-up collection consisted of Constance Carroll

And some Exclamation! perfume to boot. For the boys, this meant lashings of Brylcreem and a bit of Imperial Leather in the shower – if you were lucky.

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3. Some “Irish urban” fashion inspired by Buffalo G

Oversized tracksuits, parachute pants, bandanas and some hair mousse.

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Or any other Irish popstars, for that matter.

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Anyone ever go down the route of wearing a denim glove thing like yer wan from Bellefire, above? Morto. Purely morto.

4. GAA clothing while on the pull

Unless you are an actual GAA player, it’s probably best to leave the jersey at home when you hit up nightclubs in search of the shift. Potentially excusable on a match day, but it’s really a toss-up.

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5. Your mammy cutting your fringe

With a kitchen scissors. It was ALWAYS going to be way too short. And heaven help you if you got the bowl over your head for most of your childhood. We know, we know. The pictures can be hard to look at.

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6. Getting cornrows on holidays

Just a world of nope.

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Let’s face it – we’ve all made mistakes in the fashion department. From over-plucked eyebrows to dodgy dress shoes. But one thing that will never be a mistake is investing in a Volkswagen. With numerous awards for safety and innovation, extended warranty, an extensive range of models to choose from on top of incredible finance offers, you’ll know you’ve made the right choice.

See volkswagen.ie for more or join in the conversation on the official Volkswagen Facebook page.

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