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If you are browsing the exquisite handmade diamond rings, it is quite obvious that you are preparing to propose to your beloved. There are many factors to consider while choosing an engagement ring for your life partner. It is understood that a budget would play a crucial role in your final choice but your focus is on choosing something exclusive and exotic for your fiancée. After all, an engagement ring is a true expression of your deep love and unfaltering commitment to your life partner. Here are a few important factors to keep in mind while choosing a handmade diamond engagement ring.

Opt for a Reputable Jeweler

It is vital to identify a renowned jeweler while making your purchase. You need to talk to family and friends and seek their recommendations. You could talk to other recently engaged or married couples and find out from where they had purchased the rings and if it is worthwhile to pay a visit to their jeweler. Moreover, choose a company which is receiving letters to certify the authenticity of their diamonds from the GIA (Gemological Institute of America). Your jeweler must offer diamonds that are evaluated by any certified jewelry institution

Remember It Is Going to Be Time-Consuming

When you are looking for handmade diamond rings, obviously, you are not expecting to buy it and take it back with you the same day. You would need to place an order for customizing the engagement ring. It would take about a month for the ring to be ready as per your unique specifications.

Check Out the 4Cs While Choosing the Diamond

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You must keep in mind the 4Cs while choosing the diamond. The 4Cs include the clarity, cut, carat and color of the diamond. Whatever you choose must be according to your personal preferences. If you are looking for maximum dazzle and overall brilliance, then place emphasis on the cut of the diamond. Moreover, it pays to remember that the symmetry, proportions, and polish could be having a major effect on the overall appearance of the handmade diamond.

Do Ample Research on Settings

Browse the Internet for different setting options. Do ample research online about the diverse settings. After a thorough study, you could choose the right setting for the engagement ring. You could ask your fiancée to try on a few different settings to make sure which one suits her most or which one she would prefer to wear.

Choosing the Band Wisely

While choosing the right band, you could choose from the conventional yellow gold, or white gold, platinum, or opt for the currently in fashion, the rose gold. You may even consider mixing and matching two different kinds of metals to create a unique band. It is all a matter of your choice and preference.

Uniqueness Is Bound to Win

When you are opting for a custom handmade diamond ring, it would actually be designed right from the scratch. You would be providing valuable inputs at every stage of the designing process. You could choose your favorite metal for the band; express your preference for the cut and size of the diamond, the stone itself, the carat, and different elements that go into the making of the handmade diamond engagement ring for your beloved. This would imply that the final product is certainly 100% unique. There would be no other ring that would look just like yours.

Conclusion

Choosing the best handmade diamond engagement ring for your life-partner is an important and critical decision. You just want to ensure that your beloved would find it mind-blowing. Think about the factors mentioned above and you would be on the right track.
Author Bio: Mandy Bular is a jewelry designer who is also an avid blogger and fashion journalist. She contributes to fashion magazines from time to time and writes mostly about jewelry design trends. Her blog posts are pretty helpful as they are quite informative. She offers recommendations about valuable resources such as perigems.com.


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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.


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

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

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

Acqua di Gio – Giorgio Armani

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

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

 Acqua di Parma- Colonia Essenza

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

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

Bleu de Chanel – Chanel

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

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

1 Million – Paco Rabanne

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

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

Versace Pour Homme – Versace

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

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

Artisan – John Varvatos

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

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

Bvlgari Man in Black – Bvlgari

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

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

Armani Code – Armani

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

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


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There are certain occasions where men are required to dress in a certain way. Weddings are one of them. Given that wedding attire for men changes depending on the location and time of the day, a lot of men are having a hard time choosing the perfect outfit when attending a wedding.

Received a wedding invite and not sure what to wear? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.  In today’s post, we’ll help you pick the perfect wedding attire for men. Whether it’s a casual, beach, semi-formal or black tie wedding, we’ve got the right outfits for you. Follow these tips and we can guarantee that you’ll look great and stand out no matter the dress code.

Casual wedding

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For most people, the word casual usually means anything goes. Just because the couple is giving you the freedom to wear whatever you want, that doesn’t mean you can wear shorts, jeans, shirt and flip flops. These pieces of clothing are definitely not appropriate for a wedding, unless they’re specifically noted as acceptable. Show respect for the occasion with your outfit. You wouldn’t want to show up at the wedding looking like you just finished running some errands.

Since this is a special occasion, you still want to look put-together. Your best bet is to wear separates to the wedding. Think button down shirt and a casual coat, and then pair it with chinos. If you want to keep it very casual, you can just pull on a t-shirt, a casual coat and pants. Wear dark colors for an evening wedding and lighter colors for a daytime wedding. For your shoes, loafers would be a suitable choice. Since this is a casual wedding, no need to wear a tie. The more minimal the outfit is, the more puled together you’ll look.

Summer or beach wedding

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When shopping for something to wear to a beach wedding, always consider the elements like water, wind, sand and sun. Considering how high the temperatures can go during the hot, sultry days of summer, summer weddings often demand a more casual dress code.

If you have no idea what to wear, opt for something you would wear to a nice restaurant on a hot, summer day. Choose materials that can prevent your body from getting as overheated. In this case, opt for breathable materials like lightweight cotton and linen. Since this is an outdoor wedding, you have the freedom to roll up your sleeves and ditch the tie. Some of you might be tempted to wear flip flops, but please resist the urge to do so. For your footwear, wear leather sandals instead.

Semi-formal wedding

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Semi-formal lies somewhere in between formal and informal. It may be one of the most confusing dress codes you may encounter. As such, choosing the perfect wedding attire for men can be quite a challenge.

For a semi-formal wedding, you may want to wear a nice suit. It is relaxed enough, so you won’t be overdressed, but it’s formal enough to meet the requirement of the event. Night weddings call for a more formal dress code. In this case, you should wear a dark suit, a dress shirt and leather shoes. You can also wear a tie and cufflinks.

For day events, it is best to keep things relatively laid back. For an effortless look, incorporate well-fitted cotton blazers and more textured shirts. Make sure that the suit fits your body perfectly. To amplify your look, go for suedes, oxfords, brogues or loafers.

Black tie wedding

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Black tie remains the gold standard for formal attire. If the invitation says black tie, then the event calls for a dark suit or a tuxedo. The couple is providing an elegant affair and is expecting you to dress the part.

Weddings are once-in-a-lifetime occasions. But if the occasion calls for a tuxedo and you don’t have one, then consider buying a tuxedo for yourself. A well-tailored tuxedo can be worn several times and will never go out of style. It can even last for over a decade.

Go for a slim fit suit with clean lines. All components should skim your frame appropriately. It should be tailored to perfection. Also, find a shirt that fits you perfectly. Opt for a white shirt to brighten up the outfit a bit. Go for some cufflinks and a classic timepiece. But don’t over accessorize. You want to look great and stylish, but you wouldn’t want to outshine the groom.

Final thoughts

Choosing wedding attire for men doesn’t have to be a daunting task. The key is to use the time of the year, the location of the wedding, as well as the wording on the invitation as a guide to help you narrow down your choices. Paying attention to these details will give you an idea about what you should wear.

Weddings aren’t cheap. Plus, the couple have exerted a lot of time, money and effort in order to pull of the wedding of their dreams. So if you happen to receive a wedding invitation, make sure that you dress up appropriately. Try to put in some effort too. You want to be comfortable, but not under-dressed.


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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.


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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.


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Bold prints are everywhere this season. Shirts, shorts, shoes and even coats are getting the bold print treatment. From the more classic stripes and checks to the louder prints like Aztec, animal print and florals, they are all leaving a mark on your favorite men’s fashion pieces.

Fashion is all about personal expression. Today, more and more men are looking to explore the world of bold prints and trying to keep up with the trend. In fact, many of them are considering the look. But given that these prints can look big, bold and scary, they end up intimidated.

If you think bold prints aren’t for you, think again. It’s time for you to open your world a little wider to fashion and style and do away with the black and grays that have been dominating your wardrobe during the winter months.

Use these tips to help you pull off bold prints this spring.

Don’t be afraid of prints

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Prints work for both relaxed and amped up situations. It can work even on the most casual of days. You have the option to wear a graphic tee, printed chinos, dress shirt, or even Bermuda shorts. But when wearing prints, whether it be Aztec, polka dots or floral prints, you want to tone it down with a basic pair of jeans and shoes. Use neutral colors to balance out a loud combination.

Dark trousers will also look great when paired with a bright patterned shirt. If you find floral prints a big feminine, you can toughen it up by pairing a floral shirt with more masculine accessories like a blazer or jeans. You may also wear a neutral-patterned jacket to combat those April showers.

Don’t be afraid to play around with patterns and colors. Try out a few patterns to see which one will suit the location and occasion. Have fun working on your individual style.

Smart casual

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Most people are under the impression that print shirts are meant for casual attires. Oftentimes, people see it as a holiday shirt or those worn by middle-aged men. Sure, they may look a lot more casual as compared to their dress shirt counterparts, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t be worn stylishly.

Floral prints, for instance, can look sophisticated, provided that you only have one item of clothing featuring this pattern. It could be a floral shirt or a jacket. Match it up with solid colored pieces like a basic pair of trousers. You want it to look pulled together and not too busy.

If you decide to wear a patterned blazer, be sure to wear a white shirt underneath to tone it down a bit. If you try to pull off mixed prints, there’s a good chance that the colors will clash and you may end up looking like a walking street light or a clown.

Suit up

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Imagine a jacket and trousers that bear the same print. That’s a sure head turner. We know it’s a bold start, but if you really want to look cutting edge, you might as well head into it full on. Keep in mind, though, that everything should be done in moderation.

If you find that you absolutely love printed suits, we recommend that you pair it with a solid colored shirt of a completely different color. This will help balance out the busyness and loudness of the suit. Neutral colors are your best option. Do this and you’ll become the most well dressed man you want to be.

Accessorize

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Bold print makes for a great statement piece. If you are looking to add a little flare to your outfit but find it a bit intimidating, accessories would be a great place to start. Ties, watches, belts, caps, socks, shoes or other accessories that feature paisley or floral prints may be what you need to make an impact. This is especially recommended if you’re just starting to dip your toes into the patterned end of the pool.

If you’re a smart dresser, you may want to start by pairing a white shirt with a patterned tie. White shirt is like a blank canvas, so you can use whatever tie you like and it will undoubtedly look good.

Introduce pattern into your wardrobe slowly, especially if you are new to wearing print. Just start small to see how it feels for you. When you feel confident enough to move towards a bolder wardrobe, then go ahead and invest in printed shirts, pants, shorts and other pieces of clothing.

Final thoughts

Bold prints make for some much needed color and vibrancy into minimal or neutral outfits. When done right, you’ll be able to stand out in the crowd. But wearing prints will only work for you if you feel confident with what you’re wearing.

Awkwardness is extremely difficult to hide. Any kind of second guessing will make you look comfortable. When wearing bold prints, the key is to wear it with a great deal of confidence. Remember, it’s how you carry your clothes that make the biggest impact.


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Best Short Haircuts for Men

Kath —  April 13, 2017

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.