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If there is one thing that stays the same with men’s fashion, it’s change. In fact, it’s been happening to men’s fashion for centuries. Each season, fashion experts would publish magazines and articles that contain their predictions on which style, color, and fabric would be “in” in the next season.

For some, men’s fashion is a high priority. They prefer to wear clothes that are currently popular. They try to keep up with the latest fashion and style. But with the advancement of modern technology, fashion trends are coming in and out at a surprisingly steady rate. Keeping up with the latest men’s style can be a headache for most of them.

Let’s take a look at how men’s casual style and fashion trends have changed over the years.

Popular Styles Today

Men’s Street Style

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Men’s street style is more of a reflection of their lifestyle and personality. It is generally associated with youth culture. Since it is under a constant state of evolution, it can be difficult to define. But the core components of men’s street style are items you already have in your wardrobe – t-shirts, jeans, varsity jackets, caps, and sneakers. They emphasize on casual and comfortable clothing.

The classic streetwear is big, baggy clothes. Oversized shirts are often paired with baggy pants and white sneakers. So, if you’ve spent countless hours in the gym sculpting an impeccably V-shaped torso, this may not be the best option for you. In street style, walking around wearing a shirt with a logo on your chest is acceptable. In the luxury world, it may seem promiscuous. But in streetwear, a logo is an acknowledgment that you’re aligned with a particular style tribe.

Male Cyberpunk Fashion

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Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction. Cyber refers to technology; while punk refers to the attitude of the protagonist. Often, this refers to dissenters, visionaries, criminals, anti-heroes, and outsiders. Punk is often associated with dark colors and leather clothing. If you are looking for distinctive, edgy and dark clothing, then this would be the perfect style for you. Keep in mind, though, that it won’t work well for everyone.

What’s great about male cyberpunk fashion is that you can get away with wearing whatever you want. As long as it’s dark and futuristic, it is categorized as cyberpunk. Some prefer to wear dark, baggy clothing; while others prefer tight-fitting clothing.

Cyberpunk clothing doesn’t always have to be black. You are free to use colors in the darker range like dark gray or brown.

Korean Fashion Men

 

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The Korean entertainment is booming right now. They are not just known for Korean dramas, k-pop music, and beauty products; they are also making it big in the fashion industry. In fact, Seoul has become one of the largest destinations for international style seekers.

Korean men have absolute freedom in their interpretation of fashion. Although the Westerners have influenced their fashion style, they try to develop their sense of individuality and identity. They are open to try new things and take more risk in prints, colors, and cuts.

Season Trends

Men’s fashion evolves and continually changes over time – from the sharp, dapper and charmingly retro look of the 1920s men’s fashion to the more unfortunate looks that became popular during the 80s and 90s. It’s amazing to see how certain events in history have influenced how people dress up. For instance, people were forced to come up with simple outfits during the World War II since they were only allowed a certain amount of fabric.

Some of the fashion trends that defined earlier eras have stood the test of time and even became style staples. Others are just fads. They became popular for a short period of time, and are never worn again. For instance, Michael Jackson made the parachute pants popular in the 1980s. The hippies made bell-bottom pants all the rage in the 70s. These pieces of clothing are no longer available in today’s clothing stores.

Let’s take a look at men’s fashion styles through the years and how far we’ve come to get where we are today.

Men’s fashion 2017

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There is not a lot of innovation in men’s style and fashion from the past year. Some of 2016’s biggest trends spilled over into 2017. But men’s fashion 2017 saw a huge rise in bold hues, prints and patterns. Designers incorporated more colors, and patterns into their clothing as they believe that the modern men are brave enough to go out of their comfort zone. They aren’t afraid to make bold statements into their clothing and experiment with boldly patterned shirts. If you’re not as brave, we suggest that you start with monochrome prints.

This year, men are starting to bid farewell to skinny jeans are opting for wide-leg trousers instead. They prefer a more relaxed way of dressing. Looser cut jeans and trousers have been working their way from the runways to the mainstream for the past few seasons.

Men’s fashion 2016

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Men’s fashion 2016 saw a revival of the past trends – from the 50s inspired shirts and overalls to distressed jeans to traditional colors.

Men’s fashion 2016 took inspiration to your grandfather’s favorite short-sleeved shirt – the Cuban collar shirts. These shirts are relaxed, breathable and made out of cotton. We’ve seen an uprise in Cuban collar shirts during the summer. Green and gray have been the color of choice for 2016.

Distressed jeans died down a little during the mid-2000s but made a major comeback in spring and summer 2016. These jeans are versatile, comfortable, and can add a bit of individuality to your look. With more and more men opting for a more relaxed fit, many of them have steered away from the skinny jeans. Rather, they found a new love for the wide-legged jeans and trousers.

90s Fashion men

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Fun, freedom and rebellion were the theme of 90s fashion men. It seems to be all about being daring, brave and bold in your clothing choices.

They seem to reject the uncomfortable clothing trend of the past decade. That said, comfort became the emphasis of men’s fashion during the 90s. During this time, there was a surge in the popularity of Hip Hop music, which encouraged the wearing of oversized hoodies, distressed jeans, graphic print t-shirt, and trainers. Even corporate attire became less formal, and suits got bigger than usual. Neon-colored clothing and accessories also became popular with the youth.

80s Fashion for men

 

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80s fashion for men was all about power dressing. They became more serious about fashion and preferred more expensive clothing and gaudy accessories. Matching sweatshirts and sweatpants were incredibly popular throughout the decade. It was everywhere. Men rocked snug fitting, but comfortable clothing. Graphic patterns, bold patterns, and broad shoulders conveyed a new national confidence.

In the early 80s, denim pants rose in prominence, with Levi’s and Wrangler being the jeans maker of choice. Athletic shoes also became a fashion symbol in the 80s.

70s Fashion men

 

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Military surplus clothing, tie dye shirts, and bell-bottom jeans were the highlights of 70s fashion for men. The early 70s fashion men was a continuation of the hippie rebel style.

During the 70s, disco funk was all the rage. Shirt collars became long and pointed, neckties became wider and bolder, and suits became available in a bewildering variety of colors. Homemade accessories like bracelets, headbands, and necklaces also became popular in the 70s.

60s Fashion men

 

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In the 60s, people preferred more casual clothing. Casual was in, and formality was out. Sports shirts and polo shirts were the norms for casual wear. Even men’s business wear took on a new casualness. Collars got longer and wider, lapels, belts, and ties got wider. The conservative men’s suit took on some geometric design. It was also during this decade when wide leg pants were introduced. They also started growing their hair, with The Beatles leading the way.

50s Fashion men

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50s fashion men was dominated by conservative gray suits and minimal accessories. During this time, men returning from the military were trying to fit and look the part. The goal was to look smart and employable. There was less variety of styles offered.

Back in the day, almost everyone was wearing a boxy suit, oxford shirt, loafers and rep tie. Individuality in style of clothing has become an afterthought. Since everyone is wearing the same set of clothes, mass-produced ready-to-wear clothing took over as the everyday norm. The clothes were cheaper and basic pieces were more accessible.

1920s men’s fashion

 

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1920s men’s fashion pivoted on classicism but was injected with a thematic twist. It was a time of classic sophistication. The emphasis was on formality.

Suits were an essential part of men’s daily wardrobe and wore them with pride. They wore suits at parties, in the office, and even on ordinary days. The only exceptions were teenagers and blue collar workers as they dress more casually. But they also own classic suits in neutral colors. Much of men’s clothing in the 1920s greatly influenced today’s business attire.

Conclusion

Most people buy something because they’re seriously on trend this season or because they love that particular brand. We understand that you want to look stylish and stay on top of the latest trends, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But before you decide to buy any piece of clothing, ask yourself if you really like it. Also, will it look good on you?

Beware of buying something just because it’s on trend right now. Sometimes, these trends don’t last that long. After several months to a year, these fashion trends will long be forgotten. It will be such a waste of money investing in clothes. What was cool last season may look weird and awkward this season. That said, we highly recommend that you stick with basic and versatile clothing when shopping for clothes. Opt for crew neck t-shirts, well-fitted jeans, white button down shirts, black or navy suit, sports coat or jackets and a good pair of shoes.

Once you have built a classic and timeless wardrobe, it would be easier for you to bring your own twist and incorporate the new trends into your personal style. Not only will you save money, but you’ll also look better on it. No matter what outfit you choose, make sure everything fits impeccably. Find the style that is right for you.

For many, summer is the best season of the year. We get to enjoy the great outdoors, have barbecues, and even spend time at the beach. But when the humidity makes the air feel thick and the mercury starts to rise, deciding what to wear can undoubtedly be a tough process. During this time of the year, back and neck sweat is your worst nightmare. It’s warm, we know. Men’s short sleeve shirts are a great option for summer. They may not be ideal for many, but they’ll help you stay cool and comfortable when the next have wave of summer strikes.

Summer always calls for men’s short sleeve shirts. They are men’s go to items when they’re not in the mood for collars and buttons. They’re comfortable and can be paired with just about anything. Most men own about a dozen of them, often from the same brand. They would wear those shirts over and over until they start falling apart.

A lot of people think t-shirts are boring. Others think they look sloppy. But grown men can actually look good in them. If you love wearing shirts, then this blog post is for you. Here, we came up with some helpful advice on how to look great every time you wear a shirt.

Beat the heat in style by wearing men’s short sleeve shirts this summer.

Choose the right fabric

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Unless you bathe in antiperspirant, it is likely that you’re going to sweat a lot during the summer. Staying cool in a 100-degree weather is all about choosing the right fabric. To help you stay cool and comfortable throughout the season, the shirts you put into your summer rotation should be soft, breathable and absorbs moisture.

When shopping for clothes, be on the lookout for summer-friendly fabrics like cotton, linen and jersey. They are lightweight and airy, making them the best fabrics for your summer outfits. Choosing the right fabrics can prevent your body from getting as overheated and allow your skin to breathe.

When buying a shirt, make sure you know the difference between a t-shirt and an undershirt. Undershirts are lightweight and see-through. They should never be worn as outer garment.

Select the right color

  White  

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White shirts are the plainest and simplest of all clothing, but they are considered as the most versatile of all the wardrobe staples. They work well with anything, whether you decide to go for shorts, chinos, jeans, skinny fit or relaxed fit. White, classic crew neck shirts are also easy to layer without looking out of place. Plus, they really show off a good tan. A white shirt is like a friend you hang out with all the time during the summer.

   Black  

 

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Just like the classic, whit tee, a black shirt is also a versatile piece of clothing. Most men have it in their wardrobe.  A black shirt is a welcome break from the standard white and provides such an easy way to look good. However, black t-shirts, or any type of black clothing, often get a bad reputation for not being summer-appropriate.

Despite the rising popularity of bold printed shirts, it’s nearly impossible to avoid the urge to wear a black shirt. Yes, you can wear black in the summer, but the key to staying cool and comfortable in the warm weather is all in the fabrics you choose.

Get the right fit

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The key to pulling off men’s short sleeve shirts is by finding one that fits well. You know it’s the right fit when you can pinch about 1 to 2 inches of fabric on either side of your waist. This rule applies to all men, no matter your body type.  Tight-fitting shirts may look great, especially if you want to flaunt that ripped body you’ve worked so hard for. However, they will show off sweat patches easily and may contribute to making you feel warmer. Opt for relaxed fit instead.

The sleeves shouldn’t be too tight or too loose. They should hit around the mid-bicep (even if you don’t so much have biceps) and lightly hug your arms. When wearing a crew neck shirt, make sure that it doesn’t fit too tightly around your neck. It shouldn’t be too loose either. If you can see your collar bone or if the neck line looks stretched out, it’s too big for you. Remember, fit is the cornerstone of good style.

Wear it in style

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Like good shoes and a decent haircut, Men’s short sleeve shirts are a fundamental part of a man’s wardrobe. It can be worn as your only upper garment or under a casual jacket. If you own a statement jacket that’s been burning a hole in your closet, now would be a great time to put it to use. If you are attending an event, you can wear it over a white shirt and then pair it with chino pants and loafers. This puts you in the middle of smart casual and way too overdressed. You may also put on a denim shirt over a white tee. This has been a war winning strategy for men since forever.

To achieve a summery vibe, you can go a little simpler with your outfit. T-shirts also look good on its own, provided that you nail the fit. The simple minimalism of a white tee would look great when paired with a decent pair of jeans and canvas sneakers. For a summer look, finish off with some lightweight sunglasses.

Wear it when it’s appropriate

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The key to looking great in a t-shirt is by knowing when and where you should wear it. Men’s short sleeve shirts are best suited for casual settings. You can wear it to the beach, gym, concert, sporting events, night out with friends, and barbecue parties.

Tees are not appropriate for formal occasions. They will never be appropriate for weddings or even funerals. When done right, they can be stylish and suitable for more than just working out or going to the beach.

 

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Everyone needs a selection of clothing and accessories in their wardrobe that will showcase their best features and sense of style. If your goal is to update your style and dress well on a regular basis, you should take some time to understand the clothes that are most ideal for your body type and lifestyle.

Style Inspiration

  • There are different steps that you can take towards identifying your style, including fashion icons that can inspire you.
  • Consider people whose styles you admire and keep them in mind while you shop for clothes and dress.
  • Style goes beyond being trendy or dressing well. It represents your character and involves being able to confidently wear items that you like and want.

Lifestyle

It is important to dress according to your lifestyle. Tailor your style to accommodate the life you have and incorporate in your daily life. Regardless of what your situation may be, you can be stylish without compromising on your comfort.

If you regard clothing as a representation of your unique style and personality, create a wardrobe that is based on your preferences. Start shopping for outfits and focus on finding items that you can easily mix and match.

Be Prepared

  • Preparing your outfits in advance saves time and enables you to carefully pick out the things you wear and create the right impression.
  • Learn how to coordinate different colors and patterns.
  • Invest in quality pieces that will last. These will serve as dependable foundations for the rest of your wardrobe. Items such as shoes should always be high quality because of the wear and tear that they are exposed to.
  • Make sure that everything you buy fits because no matter how expensive or trendy clothing is, it will not look good if it does not fit properly.

Men’s Wedding Bands

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Men usually out a lot of effort into choosing engagement rings but it can be challenging to select their own bands, especially when they are not aware of the options that are available. Your wedding ring is an important purchase and since it will be a key aspect of your life, you should be happy with the choice that you make.  Visit www.mensweddingbands.com.

 

Width

There are various factors to consider when picking a wedding band that may end up being the only jewelry piece that you wear. These factors range from width to detailing. It is essential for the groom to determine how wide the ring should be.

Spare some time to try on as many wedding bands as you can with various widths and decide what suits you best. Wider rings may cost slightly more, depending on the jeweler, because large amounts of metal are required to make them.  Strike a balance between the size of the ring you want and a price that you can afford.

Precious Metals

There is a metal for virtually every budget and there are several options to choose from. Conventional metals that are used for men’s wedding bands include yellow gold, white gold and platinum. Each type of metal has its benefits and can be used to create a stylish, comfortable and durable wedding band.

 

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Summer is upon us. The temperature is up, and the sun is out. That means it’s time to switch your wardrobe. You can peel off those heavy coats in exchange of lightweight fabrics and brighter colors. Of course, you want to look sharp while enjoying the warm weather. The problem is that men are usually stuck with a selection of shirts, shorts, and trouser options. Outfits tend to look a little too bland. As such, a lot of men find themselves looking to pep up their summer style.

A lot of men would turn off their fashion sense as soon as summer hits to stay cool. The temperature may be rising, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on being stylish. In today’s post, we have gathered some summer style tips that will help you look your best without sweating your balls off. We can’t promise that you won’t sweat at all. But if you follow these tips, we can guarantee that you’ll stay and look cool in the summer heat.

T-shirts

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T-shirts are a versatile piece of clothing that is appropriate for casual wear. It projects a cool, laid-back vibe, which is perfect for low-key occasions like kicking back with your friends at the park. I think every guy should have a few t-shirts in their wardrobe. After all, they’re considered as men’s wardrobe essentials.

Don’t stick to one type of t-shirt. Go for a V-neck, crew neck or a Y-neck. If you want something a bit more stylish, go for a polo shirt. It is still classified as a t-shirt, but it has a collar, which adds a level of style to it. You can look good and stay comfortable at the same time.

The classic crew neck is the go-to basic t-shirt of most men. To achieve a summery vibe, pair your t-shirt with slim fit jeans or your favorite pair of chinos. If you want a simpler outfit,  grab a pair of shorts instead. Always make sure you know your fit. Your shirt shouldn’t be too tight or too loose.

Shirts

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Dress shirts are no longer reserved for formal occasions or business wear. In fact, they are considered as a classic staple for many men and are now commonly worn for various occasions. It is something that can take you from day to night with ease.

If you’re in a formal occasion, button your shirt up all the way and keep it tucked in. For a more casual look, you can turn up your cuffs or roll them up to your elbows. You can also get away with undoing your top button. But don’t go over the top. You wouldn’t want to have your chest on display.

Summer is the perfect time to be brave with our choice of attire. Printed shirts are a great summer style for men. It can transform an everyday outfit into something more summer-ready. For some urban tropical vibe, try pairing a printed shirt with a pair of white shorts and white sneakers. It will also look great on vacations or whenever you feel like you need one.

Shorts

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With the temperatures going up to 100 degrees during the summer, most men prefer to wear shorts. It is perfect for casual occasions like strolling downtown, a day at the pool, BBQs and holidays.

A good pair of shorts shouldn’t be too tight or too baggy. For a clean, slim silhouette, the fit should be closer to your body. Ideally, it should stop an inch or two above your kneecaps. Any shorter and we’re moving into the zone that should only be worn in athletic settings. Any longer and we’re calling it high-cut pants, which is something else entirely.

Match your shorts with a plain shirt or a polo shirt. Finish off the look by wearing a pair of sunglasses. You want to feel comfortable, but not to the extent of looking fly.

Pants

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When the sun starts scorching, most men would automatically grab a pair of shorts as they believe it will help them stay cool. But during the summer, pants are a better option. Not only will it add a level of style to your attire, but it also protects your skin against the sun.

Wide leg trousers are always a hit during this time of the year. It is one of those men’s summer styles that’s difficult to dislike. Not only is it comfortable, but it is also flattering to a wide range of shapes and sizes. Plus, you can create a variety of looks with these trousers.

You can keep them fairly discrete or go for a pair of extreme wide leg trousers to create a statement look. You can also grab them in classic navy or black or experiment with bolder colors. You can maintain standard length or keep them cropped to the angles. Wide leg trousers can be styled in an endless amount of ways. It’s actually pretty easy to customize to your liking.

Shoes

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Just because it’s the beach season, doesn’t mean men’s summer style should be sloppy.  A lot of men prefer flip flops or sandals during this time of the year. However, these types of footwear should only be worn in very casual settings like the beach.  You need more than just a pair of flip flops to make it through the summer.

For a casual summer style, match your outfit with trainers or sneakers. If you are aiming for a smart casual outfit, moccasins, loafers, and oxfords are the best options for you.

If you browse through fashion magazines today, the chances of seeing pictures of mature men are very slim. Most models are in their 20s, sporting short jackets with slim lapels, slim suit with short legs and skinny jeans. There is very little inspiration for mature men who want to dress well in their 50’s.

Your 50’s are a great decade to dress sharp. Although there are no specific rules on how to dress well in your 50’s, there are some things you need to remember if you want to stand out in the crowd.

Whether you’re in your 50’s looking for some guidelines on how to dress your age or a man in his 40’s preparing for his future, we have put together some fresh approaches on how to dress well in your 50s. Follow these tips to keep feeling and looking better than you thought possible.

Experiment with the classics

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As you move from one decade to another, embrace the opportunities to try different styles. There is no one right look for men in their 50’s. Don’t be afraid to expand your closet when you need to.

Look through your closet for good staple pieces. You’ve got a good 20 or 30 years of accumulated clothing to work with. Chances are you’ve already got the backbone of a sharp style in there. Anything that fits well can be used to sharpen up your image.

If you have worked in the corporate world for a few decades, odds are you have a decent collection of collared shirts, which can form the backbone of a varied wardrobe. Slacks are just as comfortable as jeans, but it has that little crispness to it. Dress well in your 50’s and get those back into rotation. Wear them on regular days instead of opting for sweatpants and jeans. In fact, we recommend that you wear them as often as you wear jeans. Also, try to update your wardrobe as trends change. You wouldn’t want to fall into a rut.

Dress smart

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The older you get, the more likely are people to ignore you. Where you were valued before, now, nobody looks at you twice. Don’t let them. That old adage that says men looks better with age is true. You’ve still got it. You can dress sharp past the age of 50. Remember, style is not restricted by age.

Now that you’re older, people expect you to be a little more serious. But dressing well in your 50’s doesn’t mean you should give up on the casual style. Of course, no one is expecting you to wear a suit wherever you go. There are days when you need more relaxed, comfortable clothes. Unfortunately, the casual wear is often the downfall of mature men.

For days when you want a more casual style, wear khakis and chinos instead. They’re great alternative for jeans. Pair your khakis with a sweater or jacket. You don’t have to stick with monochromes. Feel free to wear windowpane checks, stripes and plaids. Be bold with your patterns and textures. You want to let people know that you’re confident enough to make your own style choice.

Sweatshirts and stretch pants may be comfy, but it gives off a look that says, “I’m done with life”. If you don’t want to be mistaken for a fixed-income pensioner, choose outfits that look like they took a little thought and work. Don’t be one of those men that let his style slide as he ages. Looking sharp is very important for mature men. Avoid anything that smacks of laziness. Dress well in your 50’s. Now is the perfect time to show off the wiser, older, sophisticated man you are.

Fitting is key

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As we age, our body changes in size and posture. The vast majority of your wardrobe may still be in place, but they may not fit as well as they used to in your thirties. Trying to fit into those pieces of clothing will make you look like a crumpled mess.

Now is the perfect time to find a pair of well-fitting pants. If you have several pieces of old gray slacks, you may want to contact your tailor and have them adjusted for a good fit. A good-fitting pair of pants will make you look a million times classier. Believe it or not, it can also shave years off of you.

Do not dress like a young man

Most men in their 50’s try their best to look younger. They would get a younger partner and buy a sports car. Well, if it makes you feel like a cool 50-year old man, then that’s fine with us. But what’s frustrating is that some men try to dress like a young man. Not cool!

Can you imagine George Clooney wearing a baggy pair of pants? Of course not! You see, there’s a big difference between dressing like a young man and dressing to appear young. Please steer clear from cherry red chinos, skinny jeans, undone shirt buttons and trainers, which are favored by millennials. They don’t wear well on an older man.

Stick to staple wardrobe items like straight-legged trousers, collared shrits, t-shirts and polo necks. For your shoes, choose suede. Almost every shoe style imaginable is available in suede. Plus, it has a refined yet relaxed aesthetic that will instantly bring all your outfits up a notch.

According to studies, tall men radiates authority and score hotter babes. Because of this, it’s not surprising why most men want to look taller. While you can’t alter your genetics, there are some things you can do to create the illusion of height. The good news is that dressing smarter can actually help you appear taller than you are.

If you want to add some extra height to your look, then we urge you to read on. In this blog post, we’ll give you some tips on how to look taller. Use these styling tips so you’ll look cool and fashionable while adding a few extra inches to your height.

Dress monochromatically

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When shopping for pants, opt for something in dark color. Dark-colored pants will give the slimmest, most streamlined appearance. It is also a good idea to dress in all one color. For instance, you can wear a charcoal gray shirt and pants or pair a black suit with black shoes. This will draw the attention up toward your upper body, which in turn makes your look taller. Wearing different shades of the same color will also help you achieve the same effect.

If you wear clothes of different colors, this will break the body line and make you appear shorter. Always streamline your look to create the illusion of height.

Choose vertical patterns

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Stay away from clothes with horizontal lines. Not only are they unflattering, they can also make you look larger and wider. When buying textured clothing, we highly recommend that you stick to something with verticals stripes or simple monochromes. This will lengthen the silhouette and draw a person’s gaze all the way up your body and face; thus, causing the eye to take in more length that width. It’s pure illusion.

Fitting is important

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Most men tend to buy clothes that are 1 to 2 sizes bigger for them. If you are on the shorter side and you’re wearing a loose shirt, then you’ll look sloppy. It will also emphasize your petite frame. Pay attention to where your clothing sits on your body when shopping for menswear.

If you are a short guy, finding pants that fit you perfectly can be a challenge. More often than not, you’ll need to have them altered because they’re too big for you. Pants that are tailored to the right fit and length will make you look taller, stronger and more confident.

Make sure that your pants fit you perfectly. Slim fit pants are perfect for short guys because it elongates the legs and cleans up the lines. Wearing baggy or badly fitted pants will make you look shorter.  Let a trusted tailor do the job so as to make sure that you get the fit right everywhere. It may cost more, but the fit will work best for you.

Accessorize

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Many men wear accessories, but do it incorrectly. If you are on the shorter side, choosing the wrong accessories may make you appear shorter.

The key to looking taller is to avoid drawing attention below your chest. To maintain that upward sweep, we recommend wearing accessories high up on the body. This includes ties, sunglasses, hats and lapel pins. Belts and vets should be avoided because they create a very busy middle section of the body, which has a shortening effect.

Don’t forget the shoes

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Most men put too much though on their outfit, but not on their shoes. A good pair of shoes will streamline your look, draw attention purposefully and even compliment your figure.

Vertically-challenged men usually opt for shoes with thick soles, thinking that they’ll add a couple of inches to their height. While there is no denying that these types of shoes will make you look taller, most of them are downright ugly. Plus, we don’t think that they’ll cure all the woes associated with being a short man.

Skip the thick-heeled shoes and opt for sleek boots instead. Boots, when paired with slim fit jeans, will create the illusion of long, lean legs. Avoid wearing sneakers as they’ll make you look short and squat.

Try heel inserts

 

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Looking for an easy way on how to look taller? Consider heel inserts. A few years ago, there was a rumor spreading around that Tom Cruise, as well as other Hollywood men, are wearing heel inserts to get taller. Well, if it’s good enough for them, then maybe you should give them a try as well.

Heel inserts are easy to use. Simply slip them inside your shoes, preferably those with higher ankle, and it will physically increase your height by as much as 3 inches. The downside to wearing these inserts is that they are uncomfortable.

Final thoughts

You don’t have to be a six-footer to walk into a room looking like a badass. Being the best dressed person in the room will not only give you a boost in confidence, it will also give you the appearance of more height. Choose your clothes wisely and settle for clothes that are flattering for your smaller figure. If you do, people will take you more seriously and you’ll be walking taller than ever. Don’t be too bothered by your height. After all, height is nothing but a number.

Short haircuts for men come in different varieties. With barbers and hairstylists creating new hairstyles on almost a monthly basis, it is not surprising why men are becoming more interested in trying out different hairstyles. After all, why would you stick to the same old haircut when there are a lot of cool hairstyles to choose from?

If you are looking for inspiration, then you came to the right place. In this blog post, we have gathered 6 of the best short haircuts for men. Here, we’ll feature some of the most popular haircuts that you can try out whether you have fine or thick hair.

Let’s review your options for your next visit to the barbershop. Here are some of the best short haircuts for men.

Buzz cut

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A buzz cut is defined as being short all over and very close to the scalp. Many of you probably think of it as the tennis-ball looking cut you used to have as a kid, but this is a classic look that never goes out of style. In fact, many celebrities like Brad Pitt, Justin Timberlake, David Beckham and Channing Tatum have rocked the buzz cut style.

With the temperatures rising, some of you are probably considering shaving off your head. This will be a great look for the summer. Not only will it keep your hair from looking messy and frizzy, it will also prevent you from becoming a sweaty mess this summer.

Taper fade

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If you are looking for a hairstyle that is easy to maintain, but looks like you put some effort into your appearance, you might want to give taper fade a try. Taper fade has been one of the most popular short haircuts for men, and for good reason.

In this type of haircut, the hair length gradually reduces until it merges with the skin at some point or disappears entirely. Taper fade offers a clean, yet masculine look, making it a great haircut for men of any profession. Because of its clean, timeless look, many men in the military have this hairstyle. It allows them to conform to the rules while still looking good and stylish.

High and tight

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Some men don’t like dealing with their hair. If you prefer an easy to maintain hairstyle, then this could be a good option for you. The high and tight has been one of the classic short haircuts for men. For decades, it has been worn by men in the armed forces. Eventually, it has found its way into civilian life.

The high and tight is a very short hairstyle with the sides and back buzzed short and leaves only a small area of hair on top of the head. Because it’s too short, most men choose not to style it. But if you opt for a longer length or you have enough hair left on top, you can use wax or a light gel to style your hair and keep it in place.

Slicked back undercut

 

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Slicked back undercut isn’t a new hairstyle. In fact, it has been a go-to hairstyle for men since the 1930s. In this hairstyle, the hair on top is kept long, while the sides and back of the head in an undercut haircut. This funky hairstyle works for all hair types and face shapes.

A good quality pomade is necessary to slick the hair back. Although a styling wax or a gel may be used, pomade will give your hair more shine. The slicked back undercut provides a more formal look. Slicking your hair back is best for formal occasions like wedding, a holiday party or when you’re at the office. The more formal the occasion the shinier your hair can be. However, please avoid doing so when you’re in gym clothes as it will make you look like a 90-year old trapped in a 30-year-old’s body.

Classic crew cut

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The crew cut is a clean haircut wherein the sides are usually short and tapered, and a bit longer at the crown. It is a timeless staple that will continue to be one of the best short haircuts for men. This is perfect for those who are looking for a clean cut and athletic hairstyle.

It suits all hair types and most face shapes. The crew cut can define one’s face. It can make your face look more sharp and defined. It offers the perfect mixture of cool confidence, businessman bravado and masculine sportiness. You’d be hard set to find someone who doesn’t look good in this clean and masculine cut.

Side part

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The side part is clean, classy and coy. Just as the others on the list, this short haircut for men also belongs to the classic hairstyles. There is something about this hairstyle is that it makes a man look distinguished.

What’s great about this hairstyle is that it’s versatile. It’s a sharp and wearable do that looks equally good in the office as it does in the red carpet. While a lot of celebrities have owned this look, anyone  from college guys to businessmen can pull off this look. To keep your hair looking stylish, you’ll need some hair gel and a little work in front of the mirror.

 

Scarves have always been a staple in men’s clothing. This profound piece of neck wear has graced the necks of the world’s greatest warriors, artists, statements and most prolific leaders. There may not be a lot of stylish ways to wear a scarf during the earlier times, but they wore their scarves proudly. During those times, scarves were used to signify one’s rank or class status. Today, however, a scarf is seen as a functional and fashionable accessory for men.

Men’s scarves may not be as vibrant as compared to that of women, but that doesn’t mean that they should end up looking plain or dull. As such, we’re always looking for stylish ways to wear a scarf. The right scarf knotted the right way can truly elevate your outfit. In fact, it adds a strong element of style to an otherwise bland outfit. However, since most men consider wearing them effeminate, it is very seldom that we see men donning a scarf. Plus, most men are baffled on how to properly wear one.

If you’re looking to step-up in the scarf-styling game, then you came to the right place. In this article, we’ve put together 6 stylish ways to wear a scarf for men. Follow these tips and you’ll be on your way to being your most stylish self.

Classic drape

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If you don’t know how to properly tie a scarf, then this is the best option for you. Obviously, it doesn’t involve tying. All you need to do is to hang the scarf around your neck, making sure that both ends of the scarf are of even length. That’s it.

Since the front of your neck will be exposed, this isn’t recommended during the cold, winter months. Rather, this would make for a casual look for spring or fall. The scarf is more of an accent piece that can be used to upgrade your outfit.

The classic drape may not be the most stylish way to wear a scarf, but that doesn’t mean that it should look boring. Pair a colored scarf with neutral-colored outfits, and we can guarantee that you’ll turn heads.

Classic flip

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Drape the scarf around your neck. One end should be shorter than the other. Next, fling one end of the scarf over your shoulder and leave the other end hanging.

This style is simple, but it brings a bit of spiffiness to each outfit. The classic flip is typically worn with your scarf on the outside of your sweater or coat. Adopting this stylish way to wear a scarf will give an effortless, yet sophisticated feel to your outfit.

Once around

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To start off, drape the scarf around your neck. Make sure that one ends is longer than the other. Pick up the longer end and wrap it around your neck. Then, let it fall over your chest. This style looks just as great messy so don’t stress if one end starts to become longer than the other. For this style, a medium length scarf is recommended.

Unlike the first two styles, the once around knot will do a great job of keeping your neck warm during the cold winter months. It can easily upgrade your outfit, whether you wear a winter coat or a tee and a cardigan.

Twice around

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Drape your scarf around your neck and allow one end to be shorter than the other. Then, wrap the longer end twice around your neck and keep both ends lying in the front. This scarf style allows for a more bundled look.

For the twice around knot, you will need a longer and slightly thinner scarf. To achieve the desired result, we recommend using a scarf that is at least a foot longer than the one you usually use with the once around style. This offers a great balance between relaxed and stylish.

Ascot

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Ascot knot may sound more complicated than it really is, but it’s actually very easy to do.  Just like the other styles, drape the scarf over your neck, making sure that both ends are even in the front. Then, take both ends and tie them as if you were starting to tie your shoelace. Although you can still achieve a more formal look with a thicker scarf, the Ascot knot is better when you use a thinner material.

The Ascot is one of the most stylish ways to wear a scarf. Because of its soft, ruched appearance, it gives off a more sophisticated look. This scarf style will give any outfit a professional look within minutes.

Parisian

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Fold the scarf in half and then drape it over your shoulders. Then, pull the loose ends through the loop and pull to tighten. You need a long scarf to pull off this look. Since you’ll be doubling up the fabric, it is best to choose a scarf that is not too thick or bulky.

The Parisian knot will keep your scarf neat and stylish. This is a great option for those days when you’re out and about on a cold winter day. This style is ideal for turning casual outfits into well put together look. Appropriately masculine and polished, this easy knot is perfect for a night out.

 

Hair fall itself is not a problem, but a symptom. When you get hair fall, thinning of hair in patches from head, or just overall thinning, which you cannot control, then you have to understand that there is always an underlying cause. This underlying problem, deep rooted in your body system makes hair fall, and also brings on other apparent and unapparent problems in body.

Hair thinning due to genetics

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The most common hair thinning problem in men, referred to as hereditary baldness, and in women, referred to as Alopecia, is a genetic problem. They are programmed by hereditary traits to get shrinkage in their hair follicles with time. This results in very less space inside follicles to hold a shaft of hair and hair falls off.

To prevent this problem, one can take medicines and supplements which alter chemicals and hormone levels in the body to prevent shrinkage of follicles, and generate new follicles. But such medications and treatment has to be continued for life, or else once stopped baldness will reoccur.

Lifestyle problems

Often lifestyle is a big factor in thinning of hair. As you have irregular sleep and wake up times, have bad food habits and dependency of street food, oily and unhygienic food, and take alcohol and smoke a lot, you can expect problems with not just hair but your entire system. Hair thinning and baldness often comes from these, and also from stress and anxiety arising out of stressed work life, relationships etc.

Serums, creams, vitalizers, are all external factors which can help for the time being, but not as a permanent solution. In some cases none of these works also, and you feel helpless with receding and/or thinning hair line. Platelet-rich plasma from your own body can be used to treat the skin and vitalize for new hair growth. This is the best possible natural solution, and suitable for all.

Liver and skin problems

Hair loss also occurs due to many other body problems like chronic skin conditions, liver diseases etc. In all such cases, the body problem must be treated first to restore a balance. In case of chronic problems which stay for life, the best possible solution is to talk to an expert professional and take medication and treatments as needed.

Medical Reasons

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There are sometimes very deep causes and medical conditions behind the hair loss. There can be some kind of infection or nutrition deficit, radiation related problem and many others, which may lead to hair fall. If you have the slightest feel that some such problem can be the reason as you are facing some debilitating disease or weakness or therapy, then you must talk to your doctor first. Without taking consent of the doctor in such a condition, it’s not safe to go for cosmetic hair treatments. Also many medicines have side effects that cause hair fall. Hence your complete case history needs to be discussed upfront with your doctors to detect the true reason of hair fall. And then you may decide the course of treatment.

Author Bio: Sujain Thomas is a hair fall specialist, and also specializes in multiple studies which relates to cosmetic treatments, skin and hair health etc. In her researches she often uses and buy antibodies to see the reactivity of them in several conditions with skin and hair. She is an excellent person to discuss hair fall problems.

Late Fall through Winter is a great time for a man to grow a beard for the first time. Beginning in November, with No Shave November, many men stop shaving and grow out their beards to support cancer patients who lose their hair due to treatment for their cancer, and to raise awareness of cancer.
Traditionally, men donate the money they would normally spend on shaving supplies to cancer organizations that educate, raise awareness, and support cancer patients. Other men compete for growing the best beard, much like running a relay, with proceeds going to support cancer patients.

Beard Season

Whether you participate or not, beard season begins in November. For some of us it doesn’t end until Spring, when the temperatures get warmer and the wind doesn’t make your face go numb the moment you step foot outside. When the Spring comes, it is time to shave off your Winter beard.
If this is your first time growing a beard, welcome to the club! You are sure to have learned a lot about beard maintenance and the joy of growing and styling a beard. If you are looking at this post, chances are that you are ready to cut your beard off and enjoy the sun.

Where To Begin

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If you have grown a beard, you already know How to Shave. That doesn’t mean you know how to shave off a full beard. This is where it gets interesting for seasonal beard growers. There are several things to consider before you begin shaving.

Beard Shaving Is Tricky

If your whiskers have ever grown too long, you know that your razor will pull the hair, which is unpleasant and painful at time. If it is your first time shaving off a full beard, you are in luck, my friend. This is your guide on how to do it right, with as little irritation as possible, for a smooth finish.

Prep Work Is Important

Why Prep For Your Shave?

The most important part of shaving your beard is the prep work you put into it. If you don’t prep your beard and the skin beneath it, you will have some serious irritation. Your skin is going to be sensitive if you haven’t shaved in a while, so extra precautions will go a long way to preventing additional, unnecessary irritation.

What You Need

First, gather your arsenal. Most of what you will need should already be in your shaving kit. You will need a trimmer or pair of scissors to trim your beard back, some shaving cream, and a shaving brush if you want to really experience the art of shaving. A fresh razor with multiple blades and a trimmer, such as The Great Dane from 99centrazor.com, will also be necessary.

Let The Shaving Begin!

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Step 1: Trim Your Beard

It seems like a waste of time and effort to trim a beard you are going to cut off, but it’s necessary, unless you like your whiskers pulled out and clogging up your razor. If you have a trimmer, trim your beard back as close as you can using the shortest trim guide. If you don’t have a razor, scissors will work, though they can’t cut as close.

Step 2: Lather Up

Soak your brush, if you’re using one, in warm water for several minutes. Use warm water to saturate your beard. Apply the amount of cream you think you will need to the brush and whip your cream into a lather using a shaving mug. Use the brush to apply the lathered cream to your face, liberally. The cream will lubricate the razor, preventing tugging on your hair and your skin and will moisturize your skin.

Step 3: Shave

It will take you longer than normal to shave off your beard. You’re dealing with a lot more hair than normal stubble from daily shaving. Just hold your skin taut with your free hand and take your time. Reapply lather in areas that you need to shave over more than once to prevent irritation.
Once you rinse off, check to make sure you’re smooth. If you’re still not as smooth as you would like or missed a spot or two, lather up and shave again. You may need to shave against the grain to get a closer shave. If your razor has a trimmer on the end of it, use it to trim up your sideburns and rinse your face with warm water and pat dry.

Post Shaving Advice

Once your shave is complete, use an aftershave lotion or balm to moisturize and protect your skin from irritation resulting from the shave. If you choose to not shave off all of your facial hair and go with a goatee or mustache, apply beard conditioner to it in order to keep it soft and the skin beneath in good condition.
Welcome back to feeling the wind and sun on your skin! You have just accomplished the task of shaving off a beard, and if you followed the suggestions in this post, your skin should be soft and not irritated. You will miss your beard, but it won’t be long until November when you can start the process over again.