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Men are becoming more and more focused on their appearance. Ever since the menswear renaissance of the 200s, most guys are buying more men’s shoes than ever before. The days when men just wore one or two pairs of shoes have come to an end.

According to a Time Magazine poll that came out a few years ago, the average American man owns about a dozen pairs of shoes. Many of them are looking to expand their shoe collection and are becoming more adventurous with their footwear choices. Believe it or not, most men spend more than women on footwear.

Whether you realize it or not, there are lots of things you can say about a man’s personality just by looking at his shoes. The type of shoes you put on your feet does reflect something about you. As such, you may want to step up your footwear game.

Here are 6 pairs of quintessential men’s shoes every guy needs in his closet. This selection will have you in good stead for the years to come.

Oxford Shoes

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Back when office dress codes were stiffer, these were the first pair of shoes men would invest serious money in. While employees are no longer required to wear a suit in the office, every man should still have at least one pair of dress shoes in his closet. Oxford shoes are the best one in this category.

You need a decent pair of men’s dress shoes that offer a touch of sophistication. These shoes can come in handy, especially on days when you need to attend a formal event and need to look smart. Oxford shoes will look great for business suits and everything professional. Invest in a high-quality pair if you can. It may be a bit expensive, but you can wear it for a long time.

Chukka Boots

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The Chukka boots have come a long way since Steve McQueen wore them. They have endured update after update, continuously evolving with the changing times. Today, these men’s shoes have evolved into something that is so much more than just a practical piece of footwear.

Chukka boots are perfect for smart casual occasions and lazy days. They can blend seamlessly with a variety of outfits. Think of them as a simple way to elevate casual, everyday getup. Match them with a classic white t-shirt, a light top, and a pair of blue jeans for a classic, flattering style.

Chukka boots fall right around the ankle bone. As such, the style doesn’t stray too far from that of a regular pair of men’s shoes. These boots are available in a wide variety of colors – each one providing a different style and vibe to your outfit.

Loafers

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Loafers are one of the oldest shoes in existence. They were introduced in the 1930s as the shoes for casual wear. This type of men’s shoes has been through countless iteration. In spite of this, the preppy footwear classic still takes pride on shoe racks today. We still see them on the feet of many on the street.

Loafers are such a versatile piece. They will always be on point no matter what you’re wearing. They are a fashion staple that adds a touch of smart casual to any outfit. You can even get away with wearing them at formal events, provided that you pair them well.  They are an excellent pair of shoes to buy if you’re not willing to buy too many pairs of shoes. For an effortlessly contemporary look, pair your loafers with jeans.

Espadrilles

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People have been sporting espadrilles since the 14th century. Espadrilles were originally categorized as peasant footwear. Today, however, they are favored by the jet set. One of the reasons why they remain popular up to the present times is the fact that they are extremely comfortable to wear.

These shoes are often made from cotton or canvas, making them one of the best summer shoes. They are fun and beachy. Espadrilles are less formal than boat shoes but more formal than sandals. If you want something simple and casual but smarter than a pair of flipflops, then go with a pair of espadrilles.They are pretty versatile and can be worn with almost every outfit. Plus, they can be worn all year round.

Monk Straps

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If you are looking for an alternative pair of office shoes and you want to take a break from laces, you may want to look into the monk straps. This type of men’s shoes has no lacing and is closed by a strap or a buckle. With the right combination, you will look equally sharp wearing them in a night out with your lady or in an important business meeting.

Although monk shoes are typically made from leather, they also come in a variety of materials such as suede. Both styles add a clean finish and subtle interest to an outfit. Despite the fact that the monk shoes have a unique style, this type of shoe is actually versatile. They are ideal for formal as well as casual outfits.

For a more conventional formal look, try pairing leather monk shoes with a navy suit. This will give you a smart vibe while keeping things cool. If you want to go for a more casual look, try pairing blue denim jeans with brown monk shoes. You may want to cut off the bottoms of your jeans to show off your shoes. With brown monk strap shoes, you automatically get a less intense look. Plus, you can keep your outfit looking light and summer ready.

White Sneakers

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Sneakers are one of the most versatile pieces men could have in their wardrobe. You can pair them with just about anything and wear it on any day.

A nice, crisp pair of white sneakers would look great when paired with a button-down shirt and denim jeans. They will keep things relaxed but classy at the same time. Pair them with lightweight chinos for a summer look. You can also slip on some black jeans for a stark contrast. Put on a pair of light wash denim for a warm, beach feel.  Don’t worry if they get dirty. Men’s shoes are meant to get a little dirty after all.

Every guy looks rad in a pair of solid white sneakers. When buying your own perfect pair, look for a simple, minimalist design in leather or canvas. Try to keep them clean and you can basically wear them anywhere.


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Unlike women, most men tend to focus on major articles of clothing like shirts, pants, shoes, and suits. Often, they assume that they are good to go once they have put on their regular outfits. The downside to this is that you end up looking like everyone else. This is why we recommend incorporating men’s accessories to your outfit.

There is a wide variety of men’s accessories – from watches to bags to belts to sunglasses. You name it, it is out there. The right accessories can add character to your outfit and makes you stand out from the masses.

It’s time to step up your accessories game. Here’s a rundown of men’s accessories every stylish guy should own.  Regardless of your age, lifestyle or occupation, these items will add a voice to your exterior stylish personality.

Watch

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Watches are not just designed to tell time. They also serve as conversation starters and put finishing touches to your look.

Watches come in a wide variety of styles. You want to choose a style that suits your day-to-day style. If you work on a building site, a Rolex may not be the best watch for you. Opt for a casual watch instead.

Whether you’re planning to buy a men’s digital watch or you’re looking to invest in a Swedish designed watch, there is one for every look out there. It doesn’t matter if you’re a watch guy or not, you should own at least one casual and dress watch.

Travel bag

Leather duffle bag

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Whether you’re considering traveling across town or to some exotic country, you need something to put your clothes and other personal belongings in. As a grown man, you wouldn’t want to toss your things in a gym bag or a backpack. You want a bag that doesn’t just serve its purpose; you want something that looks great as well.

A duffle bag is ideal for short vacations such as a weekend getaway or a quick business trip. It allows for a few days worth of clothes and is usually equipped with a separate shoe compartment. The rolling duffle is recommended for frequent travellers. It is easy to pull through any terrain or wheel through airports.

Wallet

Men's wallet

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You’re too old to be carrying rubber banded cash and credit cards in your pocket. You need a wallet – a good one.

How a man carries his cards and cash tells a lot about his life and personality. For a stylish man, bulging leather wallets that protrude from your back pocket is definitely a no-no. Instead, opt for a thin, clean and classically designed wallet. Get a card case if you want to carry as little with you as possible. This is great when you’re going out for the night or an after-party.

Tie

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Nothing says sharp-dressed like a carefully selected tie. Whether you’re young or mature, people always assume that they’re dealing with a professional when talking to a man wearing a tie.

Men’s accessories like neckties come in different patterns, colors, shapes, and knot types. As a rule of thumb, always match your tie with the color or shade of your suit or your dress shoes. A tie in solid black or navy blue is definitely a must-have. It will work well with any suit you have in your closet.

Stylish men sometimes feel limited to classic looks. But if you’re looking to add some personality to your outfit, try colored and patterned ties. Fun and quirky ties will also provide that much-needed escapism from the daily grind. They will work well with white, crisp shirts or light-colored, pastel shirts. Also, make sure that the width of your tie complements your body type.

Cologne

Men's cologne

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Fragrances have a powerful effect on how people see and remember you. It is an invisible part of your personality. Wearing cologne isn’t mandatory, but it is a powerful extra detail that a lot of stylish men swear by. It may seem like a big deal for some, but they are actually one of the best men’s accessories on the list. Men’s perfume can give you a boost in confidence and make you more attractive to women.

Women like men who smell good. But choosing the right cologne can be a bit of a challenge, especially when you’re faced with a fragrance counter full of those little paper strips and oddly shaped bottles.

To determine whether or not the fragrance suits you, you’ll need to test it on your skin. The scent of the cologne changes when it interacts with your skin chemistry. This is why you shouldn’t just spritz cologne onto blotter paper. Remember, what smells good on your friend won’t smell the same way on you.

Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit De L’homme, Versae Eros, Paco Rabanne 1 Million, and Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio are just some of the men’s cologne that made it to the top list for 2017.

Leather belt

Leather belt

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Belts are a fashion staple that can be used all year round. While there is nothing wrong with wearing woven belts, we highly recommend that you invest in a good quality leather belt. You may not wear it often, but there will come a time when you’ll need it.

Leather belts are ideal for more formal events and situations. It’s good to have a few for different occasions. If you’re more classically inclined, you can wear these belts on a daily basis or reserve them for the weekend. Make sure, though, that you match your belt with the color of your shoes. If you’re wearing a pair of black dress shoes, pair it with a black belt.

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Most people underestimate the impact of a good pair of sunglasses to your overall look.  From aviators to something a little more adventurous, sunglasses can be a stylish addition to your summer look. They also protect your eyes from the sun’s damaging rays.

If you live in a colder climate, you may not have the luxury to wear them very often. Regardless, we still recommend that you invest in men’s accessories such as a stylish, good quality pair of sunglasses. After all, you’ll need one in summer or when you go on vacation somewhere warmer.


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Similar to women’s fashion, men’s fashion trends also keeps changing. What may be in right now may not be on trend next year. Many fashion conscious men want to stay up-to-date on the hottest trends. If you are one of them, then we urge you to keep reading.

Here are some of the hottest men’s fashion trends for 2018, along with some tips on how to pull them off.

Tropical print shirts

 

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Hawaiian shirts are often brilliantly colored with floral prints or generic Polynesian motifs. They are made from lightweight fabrics, short-sleeved, and feature a collar. These shirts provide an easy way for men to incorporate fun prints into their wardrobe.

Most people assume the tropical print shirts are only reserved for the summer season. While the busy prints and bright colors make them a great choice for the summer, they can be worn all year round. The key is to keep the rest of your outfit monochrome. It all comes down to what you pair with it.

Hawaiian shirts can be worn in a way that you look good. Your shirt should remain the focal point of the outfit. You want your shirt to standout without making the outfit look too busy. White or black pants are a foolproof option to pair with any tropical print shirt. For the warmer months, you can switch the pants with shorts. Also, choose simple accessories like an understated watch or simple shades. Avoid busy accessories or other distractions

Pop of color

Men's fashion trends: Colored Suits

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Most people wear dark-colored clothing during the winter. With the cold, dark and gloomy weather, along with the lack of color in our wardrobe, it’s not surprising to know that there is a sudden increase in the number of people who suffer from depression during this time of the year.

Most men stick to black, white, gray, and blue. The good news is that more and more men are embracing bright colors and prints, which is why it made it to our list of men’s fashions trends. Cue the endless cycle of black, gray, and more black by incorporating a few brightly colored pieces into your everyday outfit. T-shirts and sweaters are perfect for adding a pop of color. With a brighter hue on top, your darker, everyday look will get an immediate lift. Make sure, though, that it’s your only pop of color or you’ll look silly.

Colored suits have been featured on the runway this season. In fact, designers like Martine Rose, Kenzo, and Tom Ford featured suits in vibrant colors and prints at the New York Fashion Week. If you are looking to move outside of the traditional colors, we dare you to wear one at the office.

If you’re not that adventurous when it comes to clothing, try accessorizing. It’s a simple way to switch things up without being over-the-top and garish looking. Choose a brightly colored bag, accent laces or a colorful watchband that matches the rest of your wardrobe.

Side stripe trousers

 

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Over the past few years, the side stripe pants have made its way in and out of the spotlight. It looks like this is one of those men’s fashion trends that will remain prominent this year. In fact, there has been a surge of popularity of side stripe trousers in recent years. They have become a menswear staple and have been seen by all the major designers.

Side stripe trousers are a hybrid between the suit trouser and the mighty tracksuit trouser. They feature a combination of a clean, modern silhouette and sporty aesthetics. Besides being comfortable, they also seem to work well on all body shapes. Considering all these benefits, it’s easy to see why it is one of the hottest trends of the seasons.

Fabric, fit, and form are the most important things to consider when choosing side stripe pants. You want to ensure that it is loose enough that it’s comfortable, yet it fits well that it flatters your physique. For maximum versatility, always go for opposing top layer. That means pairing these casual-looking trousers with a sweatshirt or roll neck. Avoid anything that is too street-influenced. Otherwise, you’ll look like you just came from the gym.

Tonal dressing

Tonal dressing

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The monochrome or one-color wardrobe is one of the most popular men’s fashion trends of 2017. Often, you’d see a lot of men wearing an all-black or all-white wardrobe. The trend continues in 2018, but this time, we’re talking about tonal color matching.

Tonal dressing is wearing multiple shades of the same color. You can even mix two or three tones together, and you’ll still rock your look. All-black outfits will still fit in this category. However, you can’t wear it all year round. To keep your tonal outfit from looking boring, try incorporating some pops of color. A pair of blue-tinted sunglasses, a deep brown suede bag, and a silver watch will complete the look. Also, try mixing different fabrics. This will make the different shades work together.

If doom and gloom isn’t your thing, you can always go with beige or navy blue. These are great options as it allows you to inject a bit of color into your outfit while still hanging onto that classic feel.

Vertical stripes

Vertical stripes

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Stripes are a classic staple in the men’s wear world. This season, we’re doing away from the classic horizontal stripes and start focusing on something more a little vertical.

There is nothing more classic than stripes. In fact, you’ll see this pattern on virtually every piece of clothing you can think of – from shirts and jackets to trousers. Being one of the biggest men’s fashion trends of 2018, vertical stripes are officially menswear’s new go-to pattern.

Vertical stripes give off the illusion that you’re slimmer and taller than you actually are. It is the perfect choice for men who are vertically-challenged. While vertical stripes create an illusion on your body, there is still a right and wrong way to go about it.

Wide stripes are not stylish. As a general rule, you want to keep the stripes thin. Pinstripes are a good example of this. For best results, choose clothing with varying thickness and color of stripes.


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Modern technology has made things a lot easier for us. Almost everything can be done with the assistance of gadgets and electric appliances. You can do things with just a push of a button and accomplish tasks in just a few minutes. Because of these conveniences, many of today’s modern men don’t know basic survival skills like starting a fire, finding clean water, and knowledge of edible and medicinal foods.

As a man, you are someone’s superhero. Your parents, your spouse, and children are counting on you. You are expected to protect them and provide for their needs. You may live a comfortable life now, but disaster strikes every once in a while. Hurricanes crash, fires ravage, cars run out of gas, planes crash, and the list goes on. Learning some survival skills will make sure you’re prepared in times of crisis.

Here are 6 outdoor survival skills every man should master. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Take some time and money learning these skills. You’re going to need them someday.

Navigating

Navigate using maps and compass

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Before, people used a map to help them reach their desired destination. Today, however, most people rely on their smartphones. After all, these devices are equipped with GPS and other apps that will make it easier for them to go anywhere they want. But what if the batteries die and you find yourself in the middle of nowhere?

Signals get lost and batteries die. Knowing alternative methods of navigation will allow you to navigate, even some of the most extreme environments on earth.

Before GPS technology, men used a map and a compass to point them in the right direction. These things are considered as an explorer’s best friend. It is essential to learn how to use these devices, especially if you enjoy hiking. Be sure to pack your map and compass before you leave the house. These will come in handy if you find yourself lost in the wilderness. It is best to be prepared when the wilderness beckons.

Finding clean water

Finding clean water

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Even the best camper or hiker gets lost at some point. Although you are expected to bring clean drinking water with you on a long wilderness trip, some unexpected things may happen. You may accidentally spill your water or get lost in the woods.

If you happen to find yourself lost in the wilderness, one of the first things you should do is to find a source of drinking water. As you know, water is needed in order to survive. It helps regulate your body temperature, increases energy, and relieves fatigue. You can survive weeks even without food. Unless you’re in freezing conditions, you can survive without a shelter. But you won’t last a day without water.

Given the importance of water and staying hydrated, this is one of those survival skills every man should know about. This skill will help save your life.

Building a fire

Building a fire

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Fire provides several benefits, especially when you’re outdoors. It helps you feel safe, secure, and comfortable. It provides warmth and heat, which will help you survive in extremely cold conditions. A fire also wards off insects, predators, and other wild creatures. Ultimately, it allows you to cook food.

Before you brave the wild outdoors, make sure you are equipped with some basic survival skills such as building a fire. In addition to building a fire, you also need to know how to tend to it so you do not accidentally start a fire. This is often critical and life-saving, especially when you’re in the wilderness.

Building a shelter

Building a shelter

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Even if you have enough water or a fire to keep you warm, you’re going to need a shelter at some point. This is especially important in winter. You can only survive 3 hours in extreme conditions. This should be your number one priority in winter. Remember, hypothermia is the number one outdoor killer in cold weather.

You need a shelter that will protect you from snow and rain, and insulate from the cold. To prevent the cold earth from sucking every ounce of heat from your body, the foundation should be 12 to 18 inches off the ground. Then, make a bed mattress. You can use dried corn shucks or fresh green pine boughs for this. This is incredibly comfortable. Once that’s done, it’s time to create a roof over your head.

First aid

First aid

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Accidents can happen at any time, in any place. A misfortune may strike while you’re at home, at work, driving in your car or while playing sports. When something bad happens, especially to someone you know, you can’t be a helpless bystander.

First aid is one of the survival skills everyone should learn. If you are properly trained, you’ll know how to take care of fractures, how to stop a wound from bleeding, treat cuts, wounds, and bruises, and do chest compressions. You should be able to provide quick medical treatment until professional assistance arrives. You’ll know what to do in any emergency situations.

Time is of the essence during an accident. Taking action during the first few minutes can give them the best chance of surviving. It can mean the difference between life and death. It can help your loved one, a friend or even a stranger from pain and suffering. As such, we encourage everyone to enroll in a first aid course.

Hunting and foraging for food

Hunting and foraging for food

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Most people know foraging as a wilderness survival skill. But the truth is that foraging is a great means of gathering foods for free. It is a basic skill that everyone needs to master.

Foraging can be as simple as picking apples in the farm or taking a stroll in the woods to pick some mushrooms. It’s a great way to provide foods for yourself and your family without having to rely on grocery stores. You will find a lot of edible foods in the woods. But before venturing into the wild to forage, make sure that you can differentiate edible plants from poisonous ones. Familiarize yourself with the dangerous species in your area to prevent poisoning.

Final thoughts

Disasters and emergencies are inevitable parts of our lives. Even if you live comfortably in the city, it is important to have some basic survival skills in order to ensure one’s survival in the wild. While our day-to-day survival is no longer dependent on them, mastering these skills will ensure that you’ll know what to do in cases of natural disasters, accidents or any unfortunate events.

 


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In this bold, fitness driven world, most men strive to get leaner and fitter. They want to lose the fat and bulk up. This is why many of them spend countless hours in the gym. If you are one of them, you probably get to the gym and spend at least an hour doing a few sets of curls, fast-walking on the treadmill, and lifting weights. You do the same workout every single day. Rinse and repeat. But despite your effort and commitment to men’s fitness, you’re not seeing the results you want. What seems to be the problem?

Increase your strength and endurance with these men’s fitness tips. Use these tips to start maximizing the benefits of your gym time.

Set a goal

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There are several reasons why men decide to hit the gym and workout. Perhaps they notice that they tire easily. Or maybe they gained weight and wanted to shed those extra pounds. No matter what the reason is, most of them would start running feverishly on the treadmill or start attacking the weights. While we appreciate your enthusiasm, that’s not how it’s supposed to be.

Before you start with your workout routine, it is important that you set clear, concise goals for yourself. Why? Because goal setting is necessary to achieve success. In fact, recent studies show that setting a goal could be the trick to a transformation.

Make a list of the things you want to achieve – both short and long-term goals. Do you want to increase endurance, strength, flexibility, or do you want a combination of those areas?  It doesn’t have to be a long list. Just a short list will suffice, but make sure they’re specific and attainable.  Setting your goals from the start will give you the motivation to achieve them. Plus, it will be easier for you to monitor and track your progress.

Hire a personal trainer

Hire a personal trainer

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Now that you have determined your goals, you need a workout routine that will help you achieve those goals. You can’t just lift some weights or do cardio exercises and expect great results. Rather, you need a personal trainer, who can provide creative, effective workouts that will help you reach your health and fitness goals. He will create a personalized program that fits your goals, schedule, and budget and makes you accountable to it.

According to a study that was published in the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, working out with a personal trainer increases your fitness-goal success by up to 30%. You may have to shell out about $75 to $400 an hour, but if you are serious about achieving your men’s fitness goals, then hiring a trainer is the way to go.

Healthy, balanced diet

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Working out isn’t enough if you want to achieve your ideal physique. In order to build lean muscles and slash unwanted fats, you also need to focus on the foods you eat.

If you are serious about losing weight and building muscles, you should prepare to end your relationship with the pizza delivery guy and start to opt for healthy, nutritious foods instead. A well-balanced diet is important, especially if you’re trying to lose weight or tone your body. The right balance of lean protein, complex carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables, and healthy fats is the key to getting in shape.

Most people eliminate carbohydrates from their diet, thinking that it would cause them to gain weight. Considering how many calories you’re burning during your workout, you need carbohydrates to fuel your body throughout the day and support your exercise regimen. According to Mayo Clinic, 45% to 65% of your total calories should come from carbohydrates. But that doesn’t mean that you can gobble up on just about any type of carbohydrate-rich foods you can find. You need to choose the right types of carbohydrates. Complex carbs that are found in beans, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are ideal. This simple change will help you shed some pounds while maintaining your muscle.

It is also best to plan your snacks ahead of time. It can be tempting to reach for a bag of chips or head to the nearest fast food chain when you get hungry. But by preparing your snacks ahead of time, you know that there are some healthy alternatives that you can munch on anytime. Nuts, berries, grapes, bananas, eggs, jerky, and yogurt are excellent snack options. Not only are they delicious, they are also filling but low in calories.

Have fun

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Starting a rigorous exercise routine is a key part of achieving your fitness goals. Most men would hit the gym, eager to get their workout routine started. But by the second or third week, they lose the enthusiasm and have totally forgotten about their goals of getting in shape. Make men’s fitness fun and rewarding to make the workout seem as quick and painless as possible.

You can have a good time while working up a sweat. Pump up the music to make exercise more fun and exciting. Load up your ipod, MP3 or smartphone with upbeat music and try to synchronize your workout to the beat of the music.

Some people prefer working out solo, and it’s totally fine. But if you find yourself dragging yourself to the gym or you’re lacking the motivation to exercise, try working out with a friend. To make working out a positive experience, make sure that you choose someone who will push you and motivate you to intensify your workout. With a supportive friend cheering you on, you’ll be able to reach your men’s fitness goals in no time.

Exercising doesn’t necessarily mean hitting the gym. If you are the adventurous type, try engaging in outdoor activities like hiking, running or cycling. These activities will not only help you burn some calories, they also provide opportunities to get in touch with nature. Spending time with nature can enhance your mood and alleviate stress. If this doesn’t convince you go outdoors, I don’t know what will.


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It’s that time of the year again when people realize how much weight they gained during the holiday season. As such, most people resolve to hit the gym and get fit. But if your goal is to have a muscular physique, then you need to pay attention to what you eat. It is important to incorporate high protein foods into your daily diet.

When it comes to building muscles, a great workout is just the beginning. You can’t just exercise and expect to become bigger and stronger. Diet also plays an important role in building muscles. You can workout all you want, but you will never achieve the physique of your dreams if your diet isn’t in check.

Anyone who wants to build muscles should increase their protein consumption. Why? It’s because protein is important for muscle building. Protein is made up of amino acids, which your body needs for protein synthesis. Unfortunately, your body can’t make it on its own. Without them, your muscles will simply not grow. Supplementing your diet with high-protein foods is the best way to get essential amino acids that your body needs for protein synthesis. This is the reason why most men drink protein shakes after working out.

Here are 7 high protein foods that will help build muscles and lose fat.

Chicken

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Chicken is a great source of protein. It is also packed with B vitamins such as B3 and B6, which helps lower your bad cholesterol levels, support your brain health, and lowering your risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Go ahead and chow down on chicken breasts. It has a higher protein-to-fat ratio than any other part of the chicken and supplies over 30% of your recommended daily requirement for protein. Plus, it is low in fat, versatile, convenient. In addition to making your muscles bigger and stronger, this white meat wonder will help you successfully navigate the stress/recovery/growth cycle.

Beef

Lean beef is one of the best high protein foods for bodybuilding

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Beef has remained at the top of the list of best muscle-building foods. It is a rich source of high-quality protein, vitamin A, vitamin E, and antioxidants. It is also a major source of zinc, iron, phosphorus, and Vitamin B12. All these vitamins and micronutrients are essential for muscle building and athletic performance.

Beef is one of the best high protein foods that you can find. Bodybuilders all over the world are trading chicken breast for a thick steak. It contains more than 80% protein on a dry-weight basis. Look for extra lean meat cuts like loins or rounds for maximum muscle impact with minimum calories.

Fish

Salmon

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Like poultry, fish is loaded with high-quality protein. However, the protein found in fish isn’t as highly regarded as other types of meat. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t include them in your bodybuilding nutrition plan.

Fatty fish is an excellent source of Omega 3 fatty acids, which helps reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and cardiovascular diseases. Not only is it heart-healthy, it also helps reduce inflammation. It can also shorten your recovery time between workouts.

Incorporate fatty fish like sardines, tuna, trout, salmon, and herring into your diet. Not only will it enhance your protein intake and build muscles, it is also good for your health.

Eggs

Eggs

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For years, eggs have been considered more of a health risk than a healthy food. Sure, egg yolks do contain fats (5 grams), but only 1.6 grams of this is saturated fat. Don’t be scared to eat eggs.

Eggs are an excellent high protein food option. In fact, it is one of the most versatile and complete foods available. Besides protein, it is also packed with essential amino acids, vitamin D, choline, and the right kind of fat. For those who are looking to build some serious muscles, you should make eggs a part of your meals. In fact, we encourage you to increase your egg intake.

Almonds

Almonds

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Almonds are the perfect snack for bodybuilders. Not only will it provide you with an optimal blend of protein, it will also provide you with the energy you need before a workout. Packed with protein, nature’s magic bullets can also help you build muscles.

A quarter cup of almonds contains 8 grams of protein and is also packed with a high amount of magnesium, which helps boost energy. Although nuts are considered as a healthy snack, they are also high in fats and calories. Make sure that you limit your consumption to about one-fourth of a cup. This is especially important if you’re watching your weight. If you eat more than that, your body will be storing fat instead of building muscles.

Cottage cheese

Cottage cheese

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Apparently, the diet staple of a 1970s housewife is perfect for bodybuilders like you. In fact, its protein content may be comparable to that of an egg. A cup of cottage cheese contains about 28 grams of protein, 250 grams of calcium, and 163 calories. It is one of those foods that should be included on every bodybuilder’s grocery list. Unfortunately, this protein superstar is afforded secondary status.

Cottage cheese is not only rich in protein, it also contains vitamin B12. There is no doubt that the cottage cheese deserves a place on a musclehead’s plate. Make sure, though, that you pick up the low variety.

Greek yogurt

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For those who are looking for high protein foods that are healthy and delicious, this may be the answer you are looking for. Greek yogurt isn’t just your average yogurt. In fact, it is made by straining excess liquid and carbohydrates from the product. The end result is a thicker product that packs twice as much protein than the regular yogurt. This should be a staple of any muscle-building diet.

Greek yogurt is the ideal workout partner. It is packed with muscle-nourishing nutrients such as protein, vitamin D, and calcium. All of which are essential for muscle growth. For best results, always choose the plain variety. You can also throw in some fruits for added flavor.


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A backpack is one of the go-to bags for men. Some of you might be tempted to bring a backpack to work, especially if you carry a lot of stuff around. While there is no doubt that backpacks are functional, most of them look like your typical school backpack. They belong to the backs of grade school students, not working professionals. You want stylish and functional men’s work bags to transport your things to and from the office.

There are so many different types of bags out there. Now that you’re a mature adult, it’s about time to upgrade that backpack and embrace the convenient, stylish trend. Now that men lug even more things – wallet, smartphone, iPad, umbrellas etc. – it is important now more than ever to invest in a good quality bag.

In this blog post, we have put together a list of some of the best men’s work bags that can be used in more formal and professional situations. Check our list below, and we can guarantee that you’ll find a bag that matches your style and needs.

Sophisticated briefcase

Tumi Alpha Bravo Andrews Slim Briefcase

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People would often tell you that you should dress for the job you want, not the job your currently have. If you are pining for a promotion, opt for a sophisticated briefcase.

A briefcase will help elevate your professional style. Whether you’re stepping into the office, boardroom or courtroom, the right briefcase will give you the look of a mature working professional. What’s great about briefcases is that they are made of materials that are built to last. They are also large enough for carrying everything you need, but not so bulky that it looks like a weekender. Most briefcases come with a handle and shoulder strap, so you have the option to carry them over your shoulder or by hand.

J.W Hulme Co. Leather Briefcase, Ted Baker London Digger Wool Briefcase, Tumi Alpha Bravo Andrews Slim Briefcase, and Pad & Quill Luxury Briefcase are just some of the best briefcases for every profession.

Leather messenger bag

Cambridge Satchel Bridge Closure Messenger

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Messenger bags have been used by postmen since the early 1900s. Today, however, you don’t have to be delivering important documents to use one. In fact, they are among the most popular men’s work bags for professionals.

After enjoying several years of popularity, the messenger bag seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle. The good news is that people have decided to give it another chance, and we’re seeing more and more of it in the office setting.

Messenger bags are huge enough to accommodate all your work supplies, look cool, and should last for several years. Most of them are built with heritage quality in mind, while others are combining more functional details.

The Frye Oliver Messenger Bag, Cambridge Satchel Bridge Closure Messenger, and the Timbuk2 Proof Messenger are our top picks for the coolest leather messenger bags for men.

Laptop bag

Kenneth Cole Convertible Computer Case

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A laptop is a big investment. So if you usually tote your laptop to and from the office, you want to make sure it’s protected. As such, we highly recommend that you invest in a good quality laptop bag.

Carrying a laptop bag allows you to transport your laptop to and from work, and shield the device from the elements. It ensures protection against dirt, moisture, and accidental damage. It assures the safety of your device. Most laptop bags also have enough storage space to accommodate a portable mouse, wires, flash drives, and other essentials.

There are a wide variety of options to choose from to house your laptop. Since bag manufacturers have put smart, protective laptop sleeves in everything from messenger bags to briefcases to backpacks, you won’t have a problem finding one that suits your needs and taste.

If you are looking for the perfect bag to tote your laptop, check out Samsonite Classic Business Laptop Shuttle, Barbour Wax Leather Briefcase, Matt and Nat Soren Briefcase, and Kenneth Cole Convertible Computer Case.

Luxury tote bag

Bonastre Leather Tote Bag

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Tote bags may not be the most practical choice for men’s work bags since they are carried at arm’s length. This type of bag is ideal for those who are more in tune with the current trends and aren’t afraid to be different.

They are more stylish than briefcases, more modern than shoulder bags, and more grown-up than backpacks. Tote bags combine the compact appearance of a backpack and the practicality of a messenger.

Bonastre Leather Tote Bag is perfect for those who want to make a bold statement without affecting their masculine credentials. The Basso&Brooke Studio Leather Tote, on the other hand, is just the bag for the flamboyant.

Folio bag

 

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Folio bags are the perfect men’s work bags. They are small enough to carry around but have enough space to accommodate all your documents, stationery, and electronic devices, and other essentials. Most of them come with several zip compartments, making it easy to organize your files. Not only are they functional, they also look great.

Folio bags are ideal for those who want to make a masculine statement. A bold leather folio gives a smart, sleek, and stylish look. If you’re looking for something fancy to transport your ideas and documents around in, consider swapping the briefcase for a folio bag.

If you are on the market for a folio bag, consider getting the Holdall & Co 14” Classic Folio or the Cambridge Satchel Folio Bag.