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It’s 2017, and the world is changing a bit more every day. As you’re keeping up with the latest trends and staying up to date on the hottest news, some parts of your life can seem old school, neglected, or just plain boring. Some things you just can’t change, like your every-day routines of brushing your teeth, showering, or making your breakfast. What if I told you that there could be so much more to grooming than there is in your life now?

 

Introducing Premium Natural Men’s Shave Cream by Wadi Men’s Care, a better option for shaving. Right now, you probably shave your beard by dousing your skin in hot water, then gliding a razor over your face and neck with a low-quality shaving cream. This method, which we have all used at least once in our lives, leaves our skin prone to dryness, razor burn, and irritation. Wadi Men’s Care Premium Shave Cream is made with organic and natural ingredients such as olive, sesame, and flaxseed, and is scented using lime essential oil with a pinch of lavender oil, to moisturize, cleanse, soften, and protect your skin. Caring for your body now means a healthier, more attractive body when you get older, so what are you waiting for?

 

This shaving cream is also brushless and produces very little lather, which is perfect if you are always pressed for time and want a barbershop-quality shave. Your morning routine is about to become a lot easier. To use the cream, first clean your face with cleanser. Then, using your hand, lightly apply the shave cream in circular motions to the area which you want to shave. The circular motion helps the nutrients of the natural ingredients and essential oil reach your skin, allowing your skin to absorb the benefits of using Wadi Men’s Care Shave Cream.

What makes this product different from the rest, you ask? If you aren’t already sold on the benefits of the natural ingredients and essential oils, there is a lot more to take into consideration while looking at shaving products. Wadi Men’s Care products are manufactured in the U.S. by men, and just for men. They firmly believe that no man should have to use women’s shaving cream in order to reap the benefits of a natural moisturizing shave cream. They deserve a natural brand that speaks to them. After all, men’s skin is thicker, with more collagen and larger pores than women’s, so it shouldn’t be treated as equal! All of their products are formulated just for men using organic and natural ingredients scientifically proven to protect your skin.

 

Wadi Men’s Care Natural Shave Cream is available for $15.99 on Amazon and Amazon Prime. Buy a gift for yourself, father, brother or friend, by visiting here.

To read more about the creators and the story behind Wadi Men’s Care products, visit their site! If you sign up on their website, they will give you a free eBook on shaving and 50% off your first order on Amazon. We love their products, and we know you will too.

If you’re like most men, you probably wear cologne to smell good and to become more attractive to women. While we agree that a refined cologne earns you aromatic allure, the power of fragrance goes beyond just that. Wearing good cologne will not only increase your attractiveness, it also gives you a boost in confidence, enhances your mood and allows you to relive memories.

A signature scent can be your secret style weapon. Sure, your appearance is important, but your scent is the best way to make a great first impression. Every time you spritz your cologne, you are telling people who you are. Make sure you’re making the right impression with your scent.

For those of you who still haven’t found their signature scent, we came up with a list of some of the best smelling men’s colognes. Give these colognes a try and we can guarantee that you’ll get the compliments and the results you’re seeking.

Acqua di Gio – Giorgio Armani

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Acqua di Gio is one of the most iconic and popular men’s cologne. It is a classic perfume with a scent that is as timeless as a white tee and jeans. Its fragrance is both fresh and sensual, making it ideal for work and casual settings.

This cologne is full scorching Mediterranean sun combined with sweet and salty notes of sea water. This classic men’s cologne opens with neroli, green tangerine and calabrian bergamot, followed by aquatic mid notes and then finishes with notes of amber, satinwood and oak moss.

 Acqua di Parma- Colonia Essenza

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Colonia Essenza is a conservative fragrance. This men’s cologne was launched in 2010 as a modern representation of the original Colonia, which was introduced in 1916. Traditionalists may find Colonia appealing, but Colonia Essenza is best suited for the gentlemen that embrace modernity.

Colonia Essenza exudes summer. The scent is a standout neroli note, followed by a citrus chorus and then leads directly to its floral heart notes.

Bleu de Chanel – Chanel

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Bleu de Chanel has a clean, fresh and profoundly sensual fragrance. This men’s cologne is best suited for the man who defies convention and resists the ordinary every day. It has the smell of sophistication. It’s a fragrance that is a little higher on the price, but with the amount of compliments you’ll get while wearing this cologne, the price is actually worth it.

Bleu de Chanel has a fresh, woody aromatic fragrance. It contains notes of citrus, “deep blue sea accord”, nutmeg, peppermint, sandalwood, ginger, patchouli, incense, jasmine and labdanum.

1 Million – Paco Rabanne

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The perfume was created in cooperation with Christophe Raynaud, Michael Girard and Olivier Psecheux. The scent features notes of mint, blood orange and grapefruit in the top, followed by cinnamon and rose absolute. The base is made of leather, amber, patchouli and white woods. Once combined, the result is an elegant, one of a kind intermingling of essences.

The packaging is very luxurious. The bottle is shaped like a golden bar and is decorated with $1 million. Its content is reserved for the privileged buyers. Some will argue that this is one of the best men’s cologne of all time.

Versace Pour Homme – Versace

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Versace Pour Homme was created by master perfumer Alberto Morillas. This masculine contemporary cologne has a clean, refined scent that is inspired by nature. It conveys the character of today’s men through its aromatic notes. It works well with knowledgeable, passionate and confident men – the picture of a modern man.

Top notes are bergamot, neroli and lemon. Middle notes are geranium, cedar, clary sage and hyacinth. Base notes are amber, musk, bean and tonka.

Artisan – John Varvatos

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Artisan is a citrus aromatic cologne for men. Top notes are greek lavender, aromatic thyme, Mexican tangerine, tangelo fruit and Sicilian Clementine. Middle notes are orange, jasmine, Indian plant murraya and North African orange blossom. The base is woody with notes of musk, georgiawood and kephalis wood.

The distinctly masculine flask is housed in what looks like a woven basket; hence, reflecting the art of craftsmanship with a modern edge.

Bvlgari Man in Black – Bvlgari

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Bvlgari Man in Black is an intense composition woods, spices, leather and amber. It was inspired by the myth of the birth of Vulcan, the god of earth.

Bvlgari Man in Black has a daringly charismatic, sensuous and masculine fragrance that suits the modern man. It is something you can wear year-round. It is one of those colognes that stand out from the countless mass-market offerings out there.

Armani Code – Armani

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Armani Code is an oriental spicy fragrance for men. It begins with clean top notes of bergamot and lemon, followed by the mid notes of pepper and olive flower.

If you are looking for a men’s cologne that would get lots of compliments, this would be a great option for you. It is one of those fragrances that women love. The warmth it brings makes people nearby inch in just a little bit closer.

Fall has slipped away and now comes the realization that we’re heading into the thick of winter. The change in season means you need to switch out your wardrobe. With chilly winds and freezing temps, now is the best time to stock your closet with winter essentials that will help you get through the upcoming blizzard.

Colder weather requires bulkier clothing. You need to layer up in order to stay comfortable despite the frigid weather.  But that doesn’t necessarily mean that you should pile on everything in your closet and forget about fashion. Rather, you need to supplement your wardrobe with a few must-have pieces.  You should learn how to effectively layer up without looking like a snowman.

Every season has its must-haves. Here are 6 things every man needs in his winter wardrobe. These winter essentials will help keep your warm till spring without jeopardizing your sense of style.

Winter jacket

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A winter jacket is probably one of the most important winter essentials on the list. It has the necessary features to combat elements such as icy winds, sleet, snow, and rain. Plus, it is designed to keep your body warm and protect it from the sharp, winter weather.

A neutral-colored parka is always a great choice if you’re looking for something that’s versatile, but still has a casual look. Aside from the sheer insulation, parkas look absolutely stunning. It will look great with a cable-knit sweater, denim jeans, and a pair of hiking boots. Alternatively, it also offers that bit of luxury that makes it compatible with a suit. The good news is that the parka is currently on trend and is available in most stores near you.

In order to make the most of your purchase, make sure that you invest on a classic style – something that you can use for years.

Gloves

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Finding a good pair of gloves is important. This will help keep your hands warm and allow you to complete some outdoor tasks despite the freezing temps. However, a pair of everyday cold weather gloves just won’t cut it.

Winter gloves are available in a wide variety of fabrics, brands, styles, and sizes. This is why a lot of men find shopping for gloves an overwhelming experience. In order to find the perfect gloves for you, make sure that you take the protection, function, and personal style into account.

Wool and leather are great fabrics for winter. Leather gloves will help keep your hands warm, even on the coldest days. Plus, they look amazing and will last for a very long time. Most importantly, they are business-approved. They are appropriate to wear with a suit or around your boss. Wool provides adequate protection from the cold. However, it can get itchy and may smell overtime.

Scarf

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Scarves provide a great way to stay warm when it’s cold outside. They do a great job of keeping your neck warm in winter. But they’re not just a simple rectangle piece of fabric that you wrap around your neck. They are great accessories that you can play around with.

Scarves have been a staple in men’s wardrobe for over 2,000 years. Unfortunately, a lot of men don’t know how to properly wear them.  Since your coat is probably black, gray or navy blue, choose a scarf with a bit of color and texture. Introducing color to an otherwise bland outfit will help wake up your look and make it more interesting. Make sure, though, that the color of the scarf complements with your outfit. It is also important to keep the fabric into consideration when buying a scarf. You need a scarf that can stand up to the elements. Cashmere and wool are excellent choices for winter.

There are endless variations when it comes to this versatile accessory. Try to experiment different styles with your winter scarf and adapt them to your style.

Wool beanie

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When you were younger, you mom has probably warned you a thousand times to wear a hat before going out on a cold, winter day. According to our loving parents, 80-90% of heat escapes through our head. Although this isn’t entirely true, hats are considered as winter essentials.

Every guy needs a wool beanie to see him through the winter months. Not only does it keep your head and ears warm, it also adds a great deal of style to your appearance. It adds to your overall comfort in winter. Overall, a wool beanie can help you feel warm and toasty without having to sacrifice your dapper style.

Snow boots

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The temperature has dropped and it’s only going to get colder from here on out. As such, you need footwear that can combat sub-zero wind chills, snow, and freezing rain. This winter, we recommend that you invest in a reliable pair of snow boots.

Snow boots are one of the most important winter essentials everyone should own. It helps keep your feet warm and comfortable despite the frigid weather. There are a number of things to consider when shopping for snow boots. Water resistance, insulation, fit, sizing, weight, and lacing are just some of them. Style is something you should consider as well. Just because the weather has turned lousy, that doesn’t mean that your fashion can go out the window.

Invest in a good pair of snow boots so you can spend less time thinking about your feet and more time enjoying the winter.

Lip balm

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Most men will shy away from anything that isn’t masculine. Lip balms are one of them. They think of lip balms as effeminate. Because of these, a lot of men wouldn’t even toy with the idea of wearing it.

During the winter, the air becomes dry, which causes chapped lips. A good lip balm is a must to keep your lips moisturized. They’ll provide an extra layer of protection and prevent the loss of moisture.

If you have dry, chapped lips, choose alcohol-free lip balms. Also, avoid balms with sweeteners and artificial flavors as they cause an allergic reaction. Burt’s Bees Beeswax lip balm is recommended for active men who usually go out for a long run or hit the slopes. This particular product contains peppermint oil, vitamin E, and beeswax that will nourish and condition your lips.

As much as we’re fascinated by smartwatches and their ever-increasing influence on technology and fashion, we still believe in the traditional wristwatch as a punctuation mark of men’s style. In fact, watches are less and less about being simple instruments of timekeeping and have increasingly become a statement of quality and individualism.

Here are just a few we thought you might like :

1.Bulova Precisionist 96B158

 

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If you’re man who desires utter precision and accuracy on time, then Bulova Men’s 96B158 Precisionist Leather Strap Watch is the watch for you. It has smooth Japanese quartz, with perpetually running second hand. It has a  classically beautiful appearancel; grey dial with white markers and hands, a date window at the 3 o’clock location, flat mineral crystal protected window, and a stainless steel case. It also has an attached durable buckle clasped, black leather. This timepiece is said to be water resistant down to 99 feet, enduring small splashes but not submersion. Costs around $300.00.

2.Seiko SSC013

 

 

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A great looking watch that looks expensive but supplied at a great price.The SSC013 is a real eye-catcher. The white face provides a striking contrast to the dark slide-rule bezel and the fine brown leather band, which fits very comfortably on your wrist. It also includes an alarm chronograph and date window, stainless steel case which is water-resistant up to 100m/330ft/10ATM, fold-over claps with push button release, luminescent dials. Costs around $250.00

3.Citizen Eco-Drive Perpetual Calendar

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Equal parts classic and technologically advanced, this Japanese chronograph has both daring rose gold style and movement that’s powered by the sun with no battery required. It has a 1/20 second chronometer function, dual time zones, and a perpetual calendar which means you’ll never have to manually set it. The fact that it makes you look like a wealthy pilot is just icing on the cake. Costs About $283.00.

4. Swiss Army 241519 Men’s Infantry Brown Dial Brown Leather Strap Swiss Automatic Watch

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Swiss Army 241519 men’s Infantry brown dial brown leather strap Swiss automatic watch is offered, in a gunmetal ion plated solid stainless steel case. This model is made in dimensions of 38mm across and 11mm high. This watch has a fixed bezel and a textured push/pull main crown. Swiss Army 241519 is equipped with a brown genuine leather strap. Securing the strap is a pin buckle clasp made in stainless steel. Costs around $300.00

5. Accurist Men’s Chronograph Brown Leather Watch 

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Accurist is another brand that should be familiar to those “in-the-know” about watches. Headquartered in West Hamstead, London a British brand with watches now produced in the classic tradition,  Oozing with manly appeal and equipped with a choreographers precision dial with GMT window, the Sub Quartz is every bit a man’s watch. The $499 price tag gets you a  sunburst dial and a classic brown leather strap as well.

Taking care of your body is a necessity. Let’s take a look at how much you probably spend every month on products to keep you looking well groomed and handsome. Between your shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, razors, shaving cream, aftershave, cologne, bodywash/soap, face cleanser, sunscreen, lip balm, hand/body lotion, toothpaste, hair gel, you are bound to spend anywhere from $50 to $90 per month in the toiletry aisle of your grocery store. Your precious money could be going towards pizza, Pay Per View sports and movies, a nice steak dinner, literally anything else but it’s being spent on keeping you smelling like a musky lumberjack with a baby-smooth face.

99crLawrence has a point.

There is an easier way to shave, and you won’t be bombarded with commercials, advertisements, and constant promotions by large corporate companies that only care about your money, and not about the quality of your shave.

99 Cent Razor is guaranteed to satisfy both men and women through a monthly, bi-monthly, or tri-monthly subscriptions of razors, razor blades, and shaving cream. Choices vary every month, and the customer service is some of the fastest you will ever encounter while pondering a subscription to a scheduled order form.

The razors are of the highest quality you can get for such a cheap price, and you can see raving reviews for yourself on their site if you don’t believe everything you read on the internet.

Already getting razors delievered monthly to your door by another organization? That’s fine, you do you. But, do you like really cute puppies? I mean, melt-your-face-off adorable cute? 99 Cent Razor saves precious puppies and kittens through a partnership with START Rescue by donating 99 cents from every order made to their #ShaveforShelters campaign. If that doesn’t persuade you, here’s a picture of one of the dogs rescued by START Rescue. 99crdog

Look in to his floofy face and tell him you’re participating in No Shave November.

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This sassy kitten thinks you’d look purr-fect without that patchy mustache you’ve been trying to grow since high school.

Check out their male choices here. You won’t have an opportunity like this again. Think of the puppies. Think. Of. The. Puppies.

If you like cool subscription packages like 99 Cent Razor, you should check out these cool subscription boxes, too.

 

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Chase & Hunter is a men’s lifestyle brand. More than providing it’s community members with tips to better understand women, they also equip them with kick-ass products.

 

Chase & Hunter believes that the majority of men just don’t fully get the intricacies of what turns a woman on. Because that shit is complex. Women are complex. Putting aside actually dating someone – the act of texting alone in this digital age is enough to have most of our heads spinning. That’s where Chase & Hunter comes in.

 

Is my Tinder profile helping or hurting me?”

When should I message her after the first date?”

What type of beard does she like?”

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Chase & Hunter is on a mission to build a community comprised of confident men helping other men become confident men. With seasoned gurus in all their respective fields, C&H vows to transform the average bro into a complete modern-day gentleman. Your swag is, quite literally, their priority. Building product is their passion; from courting to grooming/styling to dating …Chase & Hunter is there to walk you through it – every step of the way. These dudes are dedicated to making sure your etiquette is on point. Chase & Hunter’s goal is to provide it’s members with products that what women actually want their man to have – and give them the confidence to deliver it.

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Check out Chase & Hunter’s Kickstarter to watch their dope ass video and find out the # 1 tool Chase & Hunter says most men are missing in their quest to game.

And if you want to spice up the mood of your man cave even more, these mood-setting lights can help. Or maybe you’re ready to change up the decor a bit? Check out our Gentleman’s Guide To Man Cave Decor and Style.

Your garage has the potential for much more than a place to park your car. In all honesty, it holds an opportunity to create a space to do the things you love and gain a little private sanctuary from the pressure and anxiety of everyday life. King products are manufactured in the USA by King Electrical Manufacturing Co., an electric heat manufacturing company based in Seattle, WA since 1958, offers a unique solution with the KB ECO2S Garage Heater. More information about King Electrical Manufacturing Co. is available at www.king-electric.com.

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Due to the fact that most garages aren’t connected to a houses’ central heating system, spending time in your garage in the winter months is never fun. By simply adding a garage heater sized to properly heat your space, a world of warm opportunities is opened up to you!

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King’s KB ECO2S Garage Heater with Remote is not only good looking, but smart enough to save you energy. It has energy efficient 2-stage heating that automatically uses the lowest wattage needed to heat the room. It also includes “Summer Fan Only” and “Timer” modes, as well as a remote control for simple operation. Designed for use as primary heat source for large garages spaces. Learn more at here.

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What puts this unit apart from all the others you could buy?
• It’s SMART. The electronic smart thermostat is highly accurate and automatically adjusts the heat output to use the least amount needed to heat the room or it can be run on a
• It has a fan only mode (great for Summer months)
• REMOTE CONTROL: It doesn’t get much simpler than that.
• It heats a garage perfectly!
• It looks cool. One look at the KB ECO2S and your friends will be impressed.
• It hangs out of the way on the ceiling or wall.
• It’s an easy retrofit to any space. No expensive furnace upgrades or storage of propane is needed
• Great for a permanent solution over a space heater.
• It has adjustable louvers to direct air flow.
• It’s built really well.
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Follow these basic steps and start enjoying your garage this Winter.

Step 1: To Insulate or Not to Insulate
Heating a space without insulation can be very inefficient. Without retaining the heat generated, the only way you’ll get that garage to warm up is by cranking up the heater to overwhelm the offsetting heat loss. The best long-term solution is to insulate your garage.

There is a bright side to this, however! The KingKB ECO2S heater automatically adjusts heat output depending on the rooms heat loss, if insulation isn’t in your budget today, you can insulate over time and improve the efficiency of your space.

The easiest and least expensive way to make your garage more energy efficient is filling the walls with a fluffy layer of fiberglass. All it takes is a utility knife, a straightedge, and a little patience to make sure the insulation completely fills the stud cavity, side to side and top to bottom, without being overly compressed.

Also consider adding an insulated garage door, with polyurethane insulation and a steel layer on the back to offer the best R value. Additionally, you may want to think about a garage door screen that would open up your man cave to give you access to driveway grilling and that summer breeze.

Step 2: The Floor
If you plan on spending a lot of time in your man cave, you may want to consider changing the floor. Applying stone epoxy flooring directly over your concrete, instantly transforms the look and feel of your man cave. Stone epoxy is easy to clean, durable, slip-resistant, and great looking all at the same time.

At the very least lay down a large rug to provide you and your buddies a supportive, forgiving flooring that doesn’t make your knees ache.
Step 3: The Ceiling
If you prefer the rustic look of open rafters in your man cave, then skip this section. However, if you’re planning on adding some lighting over your new pool table you’ll want to finish the ceiling with drywall and paint.
Step 4: Heat the space with King’s KB ECO2S smart garage heater.
It’s simple. Just follow this chart to pick the correct size heater and maximize the comfort in your garage.

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Step 5: Pick a Theme
The best man caves focus on a single subject. This is chance to build the room of your dreams so make a plan, repurpose what you already have and purchase the rest. To keep costs low, use items you already have such as memorabilia, furniture, and that spare big screen TV you have in storage from your bachelor days.
Now go forth and plan, build and create the man cave of your dreams. Here are some ideas to get you started

  • Car Collector’s Dream Escape If you’re using your man cave as a place to rebuild muscle car then you need a sturdy and durable heater to keep your space warm. The KB ECO2S is rugged and can hold up to anything wrench you can throw at it.
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  • Game Room Whether you prefer playing pool or watching the big game without distractions, make your garage a place comfortable enough to invite the crew over.
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  • Woodworking Shop For the avid DIYer or part-time carpenter, creating a comfortable working environment is key for spending long hours working on your next build or home remodel project.
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  • Sports Bar If you love sports, decorate the space in a sports bar theme, complete with a kegerator and enjoy. The KB ECO2S is looks great and the remote makes it easy to adjust from the bar.
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Now that you’ve got some ideas for a heating unit for you man cave, are you ready to spruce up its decor next? Or maybe set the mood with this manly lights.

The beard trend is holding strong and hasn’t yet passed over, as many critics predicted when it first started, in the first few years post 2010. Call it the continued rise of the lumbersexual or a much welcome return to a real man, rugged look and feel, the bottom certainty through it all is that more and more guys (and the ladies in their lives) are digging this trend. There are of course practical advantages to it, as well, like less time spent on shaving, although we wouldn’t recommend a completely ungroomed look for your beards. If you’re in need for some beard inspiration so you can decide how to change or update your style from time to time, here are the top sources to look for it today.

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1. Pinterest

Pinterest has been one of the top sources of beard inspiration even since the trend emerged, and in case you’re wondering how relevant or updated the portal is for this, don’t worry: it’s still as relevant as it gets. Another good news is that the posts featured on this topic tend to get more and more down to earth lately, unlike the rather fancy and extravagant beard inspiration pins from several years back. No need for flower braids in our beards, thank you very much. To browse the Pinterest source for beard inspiration, click here.

2. Tumblr

One of the best parts about Tumblr is that it basically works as a bigger and better integrated Pinterest board. It can feature gifs, short movies and smaller individual collections for beard inspiration within the main collection itself. So if you’re weary or scrolling through yet another long line of beard pics, don’t worry, this Tumblr board is so much more. To browse the Tumblr collection of beard inspiration posts, follow this link.

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3. Reddit

Given how big the beard inspiration phenomenon has gotten, of course Reddit has some pretty important contributions of its own. After all, Reddit is one of online locations most reliant on user contribution, and therefore encourages much more input on virtually anything. Reddit contributors feel free to adapt and share beard inspiration ideas based on their own experience (and looks), so albums such as these are some of the most authentic ideas on beard grooming you could get.

4. Livebearded.com

We don’t know if you’ve heard about this portal yet, but Livebearded.com is one of the top sources of focused beard inspiration to be found online. It also features a store section, as well as plenty of tutorials and advice on beard grooming. It also includes in-depth reviews of tools such as combs, as well as tutorials detailing how they should be used.

5. Beards.org

The other major portal on the topic of beard inspiration is beards.org, launched since the beginning of 1996, way before beards started being cool as part of the recent lumbersexual trend. Do check it out before settling on your new beard styling choice for good. You’ll also be able to find all the advice you need on how to care for your facial hair, stimulate its growth, or news and stories about the most fascinating beard-centred events (like contests and so on).

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As we watch the runways of Fashion Weeks unfold in front of our eyes, we see that they are bringing back some very modern shapes as far as clothes and accessories are concerned, but in traditional colors. Starting with shirts inspired from the 50s, which looks like they’ve descended from Charlie Sheen’s closet and finishing with some very cool overalls, here are the 10 must-haves in spring 2016 men’s fashion.

#1. Bomber jackets

This particular item is very versatile as it can be worn both in casual situations, with jeans and a t-shirt and on dress-code occasions, where you can pair them off with a shirt and some well-cut pants. The trend says to try these jackets in dark colors, earthy and edgy.

#2. Overalls

We’re talking here about the mechanic-type of overalls, which have flooded the runways, so don’t be afraid to experiment with denim all-over. Both in the traditional blue and in black. Alexander Wang pulled it off perfectly by keeping it all in black shades, adding a t-shirt underneath the overall and a loose black cardigan on top.

#3. Shirts from the 50s

You can try the real cotton deal, in plain colors, but with the mid-century cut. Then theirs the patterned silk ones, in powdery hues, that go perfectly well with boat shoes and loafers. Or you can even try sporting some polo shirts, because they are all in trend.

#4. Shorter shorts

Be careful, these are not short shorts, but shorter shorts, which means they are half way up between regular shorts and short shorts. These are great for really warm spring and summer days, when you want to relax, which is why the main inspiration for this trend, Prada and Gucci, kept it all in bright colors and interesting designs.

#5. Wide leg pants

When you’re not opting for the shorter shorts this spring and you want to take it to the streets in some long pants, make sure they’re wide leg ones. Casley-Hayford and Dolce & Gabbana started the party, by introducing the relaxed pants, perfect for keeping your legs aired up when it gets really hot outside.

#6. Anything in Sienna brown

This is one of the top colors the runways have presented us for the spring summer season in 2016. It’s a very rich, earthy shade of brown, with reddish vibes, which will be perfect when presented in fitted shirts, leather shoes and chunky jackets. It’s a new kind of ‘neutral’ color, which we highly recommend and which can be worn by absolutely any man.

#7. Backpacks

It’s all about the fact that we, men, deserve a no-fuss and completely hands-free bag. We don’t want to be bothered with occupying our hands with the straps of a bag when we could be doing other things so much better than that, and Bottega Veneta knew it and banked on it. That’s why they revived the plain and simple canvas backpack, in basic colors.

#8. Baseball caps

We have been waiting for so long for this particular item to fall back into trend and it finally has. The baseball cap is officially one item you must own if you want to keep in style this spring. You can wear the basic baseball caps, monochrome or sporting your favorite team’s or rap crew’s symbols or you can kick it up a notch, like Versace did and wear one made of leather.

#9. Denim

Apart from the overalls we already talked about all in denim, you need to add some more of it to your wardrobe this spring. Invest in some high quality denim jackets, shirts and even sandals, just like Calvin Klein, MSGM, Ports 1961 and Antonio Marras did. You won’t regret it, because you know denim is forever.

#10. The Hugh Hefner robe

If spring 2016 came with the Bruce Jenner shorter shorts, it also brought us the Hugh Hefner silk robe, made to be worn inside only. This means you can let your creativity go wild and buy a luxurious, nicely patterned silk robe. Etro and Versace presented some cool designs at the Milan Men’s Fashion Week, in mossy deep greens and gun metal grays.

To sum up, denim clearly isn’t dead, the baseball cap borrowed from the hood is back, backpacks are here to make our lives easier, it’s sociably acceptable to wear the Charlie Sheen 50s bowling shirt on the street and the Hugh Hefner robe in the bedroom. What more could you want?

Ties aren’t everyone’s thing, but with patterns as cool as these, it would be difficult to resist wearing a tie even if you avoided them like the plague so far. Any worry you might have – that a tie might make you seem uptight, or too conservative, or too formal – should just go down the drain. In fact, if we were you, we’d worry about wearing such a tie in a too formal environment. Seriously, if you work in a bank, don’t wear these ties to the office without the explicit permission of your supervisor! But other than that, feel free to wear them anywhere and with almost anything else (yes, even a short-sleeved shirt plus jeans and trainers).

1. Chemical elements

chemical elements tie

This cool neck garment features the elements as they appear on the Periodic Table, against a navy background. You can find it here for about $20.

2. Movie roll

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You don’t have to be a cinema enthusiastic or aspiring film-maker to wear one of these cool ties. The bright side is that it can go with virtually anything else in your wardrobe, because of its basic black color, and you can get it for only $25 from here.

3. The Riddler green question mark

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Batman fans, this one’s for you: a neck tie inspired from The Riddler character. Take one step closer to the Gotham universe by finding the tie on Amazon for $16.90 (while it’s in stock).

4. Piano tie (with sound)

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This lovely musical tie comes not only with the classic black and white pattern we can all recognize from a mile away, but with actual musical notes as well (eight of them, to be more precise, produced when the tie is touched).Yes, your tie can now play music! Find it on Amazon for $12.99.

5. Bacon tie

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If Lady Gaga could sport a red carpet dress made out of raw meat sewn together, why shouldn’t a guy not get away with wearing a tie portraying one of the things most men love most? Besides, it’s not like it’s made out of real bacon, anyway. Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

6. Eye chart tie

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With this pretty eye char tie (which again is a good style fit for almost any outfit), all eyes at the event you’re attending will clearly be on you. You can find this model on Amazon for $18.95.

7. Starry night tie

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Feeling more artsy? Well, probably anyone who appreciates art is also a fan of van Gogh’s famous ‘Starry Night’ painting. Now you can show your admiration for it (as well as bring a lovely touch of color to your outfit) with a tie depicting it. You can find it on Amazon for $16.95.

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We know staying in shape can be tough if you also have a job (probably one that doesn’t make your level of fitness a requirement) and a personal life. But the key to getting anything accomplished is baby steps. If you’re overall happy with the way you look now (maybe with a minor adjustment or two to be done), then staying in shape should be easy, as long as you make yourself a little routine. If all you can think about when you hear ‘routine’ in regards to fitness is a boring set of push-ups, don’t worry. We have far more fun things in mind.

1. Jumping rope

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Yes, jumping rope can be quite manly too, in case you’re wondering. Nothing manages to tone the muscles on your legs and butt quite as well, not to mention that it’s also a good cardio run-up. Last, but not least, a jump rope can also be very fun. Check one out here.

2. Light weights

If all you think about when you hear ‘weights’ is Pumping Iron and you’re not sure you are actually up for it, try to reconsider. If you adjust the weights you work with to something that feels light and casual enough not to be too much bother, you’re still doing your body an immense service. Staying in shape will be much more fun after a light snack, we promise.

3. A pull-ups bar

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A bar to help you do pull-ups is easy to install and pretty cheap. As an added plus, you can totally impress both your buddies and your female visitors by displaying one in the doorway between your living and the hallway. This bar on Amazon is a good example, but you can find tons of similar models.

4. A healthy snack

Snacking is important both before and after your mini-workout (as long as you don’t end up munching on more than you actually burned off, of course). We suggest any fruit or small handful of nuts you like. Macadamias are particularly great for your muscles, since they’re low of cholesterol and high in minerals like zinc and such.

5. A basic roller wheel

Another type of fitness equipment which doesn’t occupy much space (we totally understand if you don’t want to be one of those guys who turn their house into a gym) and is also an affordable alternative is the classic roller wheel. Check out this one on Amazon, for example. You can just take it out from under the bed whenever you’re willing to get your 12 minutes a day of exercise. We promise it’s enough for staying in shape and even toning up a bit, as long as the rest of your lifestyle is overall healthy!

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If you’re in the market for a new set of headphones, you’d be crazy to not do a little internet research first on the best headphones (congratulations, you’re not crazy!). Whether you’re looking for the best wireless headphones, the best noise cancelling headphones, or you have a budget under $100, under $200, or under $500, there are an endless number of boxes you personally might want to tick off before making a purchase. I find that the best way to figure out what’s good is to take into account headphone reviews online. Continue Reading…

 

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Have you always wanted a vintage Rolex Men’s watch? Well, here’s your chance. Our friends over at Huckberry have put together an amazing, and exclusive, sale with Rolex. This is your chance to save on timeless classics from one of the greatest watch makers ever. Continue Reading…