Throwing Knives

A good set of knives is great for tasks like cutting through a steak or slashing through jungle vines. But can you guess that’s cooler than a sharp knife?

Whether you saw it in a movie or by watching an expert do it, someone throwing knives is always an incredibly cool thing to behold.

If you want to learn how to throw knives but never tried it yourself, know that it’s a skill that you can learn. For today’s article, we’re going to discuss everything you need to know about throwing knives.

Why Should You Learn To Throw Knives?

Knowing how to throw a knife is a great skill for a “last resort” self-defense tactic. With your bladed accuracy and quickness, your assailant will never see a knife coming as you throw it. But be warned, there’s some serious controversy regarding this method of self-defense. Many believe that fighting with the knife means never to throw your only weapon, especially if you can’t perform a perfect throw.

It’s also a skill that can come in handy if you want to hunt small game in a silent manner. Knife throwing is also an essential skill if you have dreams of joining a circus and dazzling the audience.

Perhaps the best reason to learn knife throwing is that it’s just too badass. Showing off your accuracy in throwing a knife is a surefire way to impress your buddies.

Where To Buy Throwing Knives

So you want to learn how to throw a knife, where do you start? Well, of course, you start by buying your first set of knives. And no, you can’t use the knives that are found in your kitchen.

Amazon

Of course, just about anything can be bought on Amazon these days.

Amazon has a wide range of throwing knives available like the BladesUSA Perfect Point RC-179 Series Throwing Knife Set which is available for the low price of $10 (current sale price) or the Whetstone Cutlery 12 Piece Set of S-Force Kunai Knives for around $20.

The latter is especially interesting because they’re kunais which are used as a weapon by ninjas. Just how cool is that?

Dick’s Sporting Goods

Your friendly neighborhood Dick’s Sporting Goods may also carry some knives for throwing. Although the selection is not that numerous, this shop has some fairly high-end knives if you’re into quality sets.

The SOG Fling 3-pack Throwing Knives Combo and Kershaw Ion Spear-Point Fixed Blade Throwing Knife Package are definitely worth checking out.

Selection is not that great and the prices are higher but these are knives that come from reputable brands.

Knife Depot

This is a great marketplace if you’re looking for quality knives. As you might expect, they carry throwing knives as well.

The Master Cutlery Perfect Point 6 Piece Multi-Color Throwing Knives is a worthy option if you’re looking for a multi-colored set. We also love the Hibben Legacy Four Piece Throwing Knife Set due to its stainless steel construction and superb quality.

Tips On How To Throw A Knife

Here are some top tips to help hone your knife throwing skill.

Throwing knives to a tree
  • Keep an eye on the handle: Always watch the knife’s handle, not the blade. If the knife hits the target with the handle up, move forward by a few inches. This is because the knife had too much time to spin and is referred to as over-rotating.
  • Don’t snap your wrist when throwing: Snapping your wrist while throwing might feel natural but it’s not advisable. It’s really difficult to snap it the same way every time you throw.
  • Consistency is key: Try to be consistent with just about every aspect of your throw including your grip, stance, wind-up, and release.
  • The balancing point: If you want a knife that will throw equally whether you use the handle or the blade, the balancing point must be very close to the knife’s center.
  • Handle-blade heavy: A knife that is heavy on the handle will be more accurate if grip from the blade. On the opposite side, a knife that is blade heavy should be gripped from the handle.
  • Using logs for target practice: The best target for knife throwing is definitely the log round. When using log rounds, get the ones that are 4-inch thick at the minimum. Obviously, thicker logs will last longer.

Happy Throwing

Overall, throwing knives is simply a great way to have a good time. If you’re really serious about it, there are numerous competitions that you can take part in.

Should you consider knife throwing, make sure that you do your due diligence by doing proper training and having the appropriate equipment. And of course, make sure that you observe the proper knife throwing safety procedures.

Have fun!

Believe it or not, getting dressed in the morning isn’t just a problem women face. In fact, a lot of men would look at their wardrobe and struggle every morning, not knowing what to put on. They want to make a better first impression, but there are only limited choices out there. Plus, most men’s street style revolves around whatever is trendy this season.

Mainstream fashion changes too fast. New fashion trends are being introduced almost every season. The average men can’t afford to change their wardrobe every season. That said, we highly recommend that you shop for pieces that isn’t specific to any given season. The good news is that men’s street style tends to lean toward staple pieces. They are versatile and comfortable, which makes them ideal for everyday wear.

For men who wants to keep it casual but don’t want to look lousy, this men’s style guide is for you. To give you an inspiration for your next look, we have collated some of the best men’s street style ideas you need to try.

Dark jeans

Men's street style: dark jeans

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Men’s wardrobe wouldn’t be complete without a good pair of jeans. They are a staple in men’s street style. They are one of the most versatile pieces of clothing you can own and works well with almost every outfit.

A lot of people see jeans and shirt as sloppy. Whether you like it or not, men’s street style plays a huge part of men’s fashion. That means, you don’t need to give up your jeans any time soon.

To upgrade your jeans game this season, we highly recommend that you invest in high quality jeans. That means simple, dark colored, straight legged, and free from wear and tear. Dress things up a notch by pairing your denim jeans with a short or long-sleeved shirt. If you want to keep things a bit casual, opt for plain-colored shirt and pair it with rugged accents. No logos or graphics. Also, make sure that it fits perfectly. Men’s street style is about looking rugged without looking sloppy.

Bold printed shirts

Men's street style: Bold printed shirts

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Printed shirts are a huge trend this year. In fact, almost every high street brand and store carries men’s bold print shirts. It’s impossible to walk down the street without seeing someone wearing a printed shirt. Floral prints, Hawaiian shirts, stripes, and even polka dot prints are everywhere.

If you are looking for a casual date ensemble that would give off a good impression, then look no further. Printed shirts are a great way to add a subtle edge or statement to men’s style. But if you decide to make it the center piece of your outfit, then we highly recommend that you keep the rest of your outfit simple. You don’t want to give people a headache. Pair it with denim jeans or chino pants and a pair of white canvas sneakers. This summer, you may also put on some sunglasses to complete the look.

When done right, printed shirts can transform an outfit. The key is to find the right shirt for you and wear it with confidence. Awkwardness is difficult to hide. Any kind of second guessing will make you look uncomfortable.

Monochrome prints

Men's street style: Monochrome prints

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For those who aren’t brave enough to rock the printed and patterned shirts, try monochrome.  Here, clothes are featured in traditional patterns like gingham and stripes, which allows you to make daring statement, but in a more subtle way. This creates a look that is classic and sophisticated, simple yet modern.

During the 17th and 18th century, monochrome pieces tend to be worn on more formal settings. In the modern times, however, monochrome is acceptable in both formal and casual settings. Last time, we wrote an article that highlights the changes in men’s fashion and style through the years. For those who are interested to learn how men’s fashion progressed through the century, click here.

For an eye-catching, yet understated look, try varying the textures within your look. Throw a plain white shirt and pair it with black jeans. You may also add in a leather jacket to add in an interesting twist to a plain outfit. Finish off the look with a pair of trainers. This is a great option since monochrome is one of the most wearable trends. Plus, it is not specific to any season, so you can wear them all year round.

White out

Men's street style: White out

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While everyone is busy making statements with bold patterns and eye-catching hues, others are taking on a minimal approach. White clothing is a staple in spring and summer men’s style. It creates a relaxed, laidback look. Plus, white reflects light, so you don’t feel too hot. Ultimately, it’s a classic and suits almost any occasion and situation.  You can’t go wrong with all white.

Some people are worried that all-white look may look like you’re wearing a uniform. Others are hesitant to give this look a try as it may come across as unimaginative or boring. For a more casual style, choose a white polo shirt and pair it with a chinos or white jeans. For summer, white linen shirts and breezy pants would make a great outfit.

White on white can be overpowering, so try to get a touch of color in there. You can add accessories like watches, sunglasses, handkerchiefs, patterned ties, and colored belts.

Men’s street style

Street style dressing doesn’t always translate to loose shirts, baggy pants and trainers. Given the amount of more complex designs and high-end designer clothing being introduced in men’s style, you’d be forgiven for thinking that.

Trends come and go. Over the years, we’ve seen significant changes with men’s street style. Today, men are no longer limited to shirts, jeans and sneakers. Rather, they are free to choose whatever type of clothing they want – something that would reflect their individual style. Be bold, brave and adventurous with how you dress. Remember, fashion is all about finding your personal style.


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As the temperatures start to drop, your hunt for your perfect autumn, winter, and spring wardrobe begins. Every man’s wardrobe should have a suitable set of jackets. You want some men’s jacket styles that will not only keep you perfectly warm, but make you look good as well. After all, your jackets and coats are the first piece that screams style and the final piece that is carefully worn.

There are different types of jackets for men available in the market today. With a wide variety of choices, choosing the right outerwear can be a difficult task. In this blog post, we have listed down different men’s jacket styles that you can rock through the cold season in style.

Here are 6 men’s jacket styles every guy should have in his closet.

Hoodie

Men's jacket styles: hoodie

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The hoodie is typically worn for casual or sportswear. It may not be the most fashion-forward item in your wardrobe, but it is one of the most versatile men’s jacket styles. You can incorporate it in various outfits. You can be as bold or as simple as you want.

Depending on your mood, the hoodie can be dressed up or down. Not only does it look fashionably casual, it also helps keep your hair and face dry in the rain. You can wear it as part of an athleisure look, as part of a cool, casual weekend outfit or as part of a layered look. If you want to keep your look easy and relaxed, try wearing it with a pair of jeans and sneakers or boots. For an edgy and stylish outfit, try partnering it with a leather or denim jacket.

Denim jacket

Men's jacket styles: Denim jacket

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The journey of jacket began in the early 1900s. Originally, denim jackets were created to repurpose old scraps from jeans manufacturers. Since denim is known for being a durable, breathable utility garment, it was intended as an outerwear for miners, railroad engineers, and cowboys. It was created as a companion to work trousers. Today, however, the denim jacket is a staple piece that can add a rugged element to your style.

The denim jacket is a must for every guy’s closet. The good thing about the denim jacket is its durability. It retains its integrity even after years of wearing it. You are more likely to get bored of wearing it and it still looks great.

The denim jacket is one of those men’s jacket styles that are versatile. You can wear it with whatever outfit you want. It looks excellent with both casual and smart casual outfits. If you’re wondering, yes, you can pair it with jeans. Make sure, though, that the pants and jacket are two shades apart.

Biker jacket

Men's Jacket Styles: Biker jacket

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The biker jacket is a piece of clothing you would usually find hanging in the closet of fashionable guys. It may not be as versatile as compared to other men’s jacket styles, but it is worth investing on. Why? Because it’s durable and doesn’t go out of style. A good leather jacket can last a lifetime. Its tough-guy appeal is timeless. Plus, it gives the wearer a sense of edginess, competence, and toughness.

Keep things rugged yet relaxed by pairing your biker jacket with a printed t-shirt and slim fit jeans. If you want to add an extra luxury element to your outfit, consider pairing it with a chunky roll-neck.

Bomber jacket

Bomber jacket

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The bomber jacket can be identified by its defined neckline, front zip closure, and ribbed cuffs and hems. For years, it has been a classis menswear. It is a versatile piece and is considered as one of the most popular men’s jacket styles.

Bomber jackets come in a wide variety of fits and styles. It comes in almost every variety you can think of. Originally, bomber jackets were made out of thick, heavy duty leather and ends above the hip bone. Today’s modern styles come in longer designs or slim fit that will integrate perfectly within your current looks.

Rock a bomber jacket with blue ripped skinny jeans and a white shirt for an easy going look. Go for a pair of dark brown leather boots for a masculine aesthetic.

Trench coat

Trench coat

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The trench coat is one of the most functional, adaptable, and refined pieces of clothing you have in your wardrobe. It has remained a constant in menswear since it first debuted over 100 years ago.

Although a trench coat can be hard on the wallet, it is a sound investment. Not only is it durable, it never goes out of style. You can be sure that it will never become dated. In fact, it has changed very little in over 100 years.

The modern trench comes in all shades and colors. But the golden standard for trenches is beige, khaki or black. Keep it simple and manly by wearing your trench coat over suit and tie. Smarten things up with a pair of dress shoes. If you want an easy, outgoing look, try wearing it over a hoodie. This will give a sporty feel to the coat.

Pea coat

Pea coat

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A pea coat is a short, double-breasted overcoat that features large notch lapels and big buttons in front. It is the perfect seasonal coat to take you through fall and winter.

Pea coat is typically made with heavy melton cloth. While the name may not sound appealing, this coat can smarten up even the simplest outfit. It is also a great choice if you’re going for a sporty style. Simply pair it with a pair of dark blue jeans and sneakers. Opt for a dark blue pea coat and navy suit pants for a classic style.

 


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It is normal to shed about 50 to 100 hair strands a day. With over 100,000 hairs on your head, losing 100 strands a day may not seem like a big deal. But if you’re shedding more hair than usual or you notice some thinning patches of hair, you are probably experiencing male hair loss.

Hair loss is one of the most common symptoms of aging. Although hair loss in prevalent in older adults, hair loss can also occur in younger individuals as well. Both men and women tend to lose hair as they age, but the problem seems to be more apparent in male. In fact, studies suggest that 25% of men suffer from thinning hair by the time they’re 30. 50% of them will either be bald or are suffering from male hair loss by the age of 50.

There are a number of factors that play a part in the in the development of male pattern baldness in younger men. Here are some of the most common reasons why young men start losing hair.

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Genetics

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, about 80 million Americans suffer from hereditary hair loss. This is the most common cause of male hair loss. You may be more vulnerable if either your mother or father or both your parents had hair loss. In some cases, they start losing hair in their 20s or 30s.

Androgenetic Alopecia is a type of hair loss that is caused by a gene you inherited from your parents. The condition usually develops slowly. In most cases, it begins at the crown and temples and then progresses into an M-shaped pattern. It usually begins with thinning of the hair and then eventually progresses to complete hair loss.

Unfortunately, hereditary pattern baldness is permanent. Once you begin losing hair, there is no way you can reverse it. The good news is that you can slow down the process. Finasteride and Minoxidil solution may help slow further hair loss.

Stress and anxiety causes male hair loss

Stress is a normal part of life. In fact, several studies revealed that exposure to a moderate level of stress can push you to peak performance. It can build your brain power, boost memory, and improve alertness. Chronic much stress, however, can be detrimental to your health. It can weaken your immune system, rob you of mental clarity, and strain your heart. You may also notice some physical symptoms such as upset stomach, headache, tense muscles, pains, and even hair loss.

Typically, 80-90% of your hair follicles are actively growing, while the remaining 10-20% is in the resting phase. When you experience too much stress, your hair follicles can be pushed prematurely into the resting state. This condition is called Telogen Effluvium. It is often characterized by excessive hair shedding due to disruption in the natural growth and rest cycle of the hair.

Telogen effluvium doesn’t have to be permanent. You are likely to grow your hair back once you get your stress levels under control. Keep stress from reaching severe levels. Take time each day to relax and do things that make you happy. By taking care of yourself, you can restore your hair’s natural cycle and promote healthy hair growth.

Serious health condition

Hair loss is a normal part of aging, with over 95% of adults aged 65 and up suffers from thinning hair. But sometimes, it may be due to an underlying medical condition.

If you aren’t stressed or you don’t have a family history of early onset male pattern baldness, a medical condition may be what’s causing the problem. If you notice that you’re shedding more hair than usual or if you have sudden or patchy hair loss, consult your doctor. Diabetes, Thyroid Disease, Anemia, Crohn’s Disease, and Lupus are just some of the most common illnesses that cause male hair loss.

Not only can serious illness lead to hair loss, some of the medication and treatment methods may cause your hair follicles to die and fall out. If you notice that you’re losing more hair than usual, you can ask your doctor to incorporate hair loss treatment into your treatment.

Scalp condition

There are some scalp conditions that can cause your hair to fall out. Most of these scalp conditions cause temporary hair loss and can be treated well.

Psoriasis is a condition that causes scaling of the skin. Roughly half of the people with Psoriasis have it on their scalp. It can pop up as s single patch or can affect the entire scalp. Individuals with scalp Psoriasis usually suffer from hair loss. This, however, is temporary. The hair will grow back once the condition has been treated.

Folliculitis is another scalp condition that causes hair loss. It occurs when viruses, fungi or bacteria invade the hair follicles. You may notice some small bald patches. Hair loss occurs due to the inflammation in the hair follicles. Hair may grow back once the scalp condition improves. But in more severe cases, hair loss may be permanent.

Poor nutrition

Most people want to get thinner, but the last thing they want to associate the word thin with is their hair. If you have dull, dry, and thinning hair, it may be time to examine what you put on your plate.

Most people fail to realize this, but your hair is actually a reflection of your health. What you feed your body will show on your hair. If your diet is usually composed of fast foods and processed foods, you shouldn’t be surprised if you have thinning and lacklustre hair. Lack of protein in the diet may also cause male hair loss.

Poor nutrition weakens the hair shaft, slows re-growth, and increases the shedding of the hair. Fortunately, your hair will grow back once nutrient deficiency is corrected. Make sure that your fill you daily diet with healthy and nutritious foods. Protein, Vitamins A, B6, B12, C, Calcium, Magnesium, and Folic Acid are a must for healthy hair. Supplements are also beneficial if you can’t get all the vitamins and minerals you need through your diet.

Smoking

We all know that smoking is bad for our health. It can cause fatal diseases such as lung cancer, emphysema, and COPD. But did you know that smoking can also lead to male hair loss?

Several studies have found a link between cigarette smoking and hair loss. In fact, the association is largely attributed to poor circulation. Your hair follicles need a generous supply of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in order to maintain healthy hair growth. Another cause is the toxins in cigarettes, which can harm hair follicles. Long-term smokers notoriously suffer from poor circulation. It reduces circulation to the extremities and pollutes the blood, which negatively affects the liver.

There is no shortage of reason to quit smoking. If you’re looking for one more good reason to throw that pack of cigarette in the trash, you may want to add saving your hair to your list.


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Every guy dream of having his own space – a place where he can relax, be himself, and do whatever he wants. A man cave is a place where you can pursue activities they enjoy without worrying about making a mess. It is a place where they can escape from the stresses of daily living. After all, everyone needs a little personal space, including men.

The benefits of having a man cave is numerous. Here are 6 reasons why you should construct a space of your own.

Man cave

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Alleviate stress

Stress is a normal part of life. A little bit of stress is good. It can motivate you to perform better. Too much stress, on the other hand, is bad for you. As such, you need to find a way to relax and unwind, especially after a stressful week at work.

Whether we like to admit it or not, it is the women who take over the home. They receive substantial power and authority in the home in terms of decorating and managing the house. Having a personal space you can call your own, you have a place to retreat to, especially during those times when you need to relax and recharge.

Studies suggest that most men feel less tense and more inspired to work after spending an hour in their nest. Here, they can hang out with their friends, indulge in their hobbies, and be away from all the responsibilities. You are free to be yourself and forget about the stress of everyday life.

Explore your interest

We all have hobbies. Unfortunately, in today’s fast-paced society, there seem to be no room for hobbies and leisure. They would wake up, rush to the office, work, go home, eat dinner, watch TV, and then go to bed. They’d do it all over again the next day.

According to studies, people who work less and do more fun stuff experience greater happiness than those who work all the time. We understand that you have needs. As a husband and father, it is your responsibility to provide for your family and put food on the table. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t have fun.

Take some time off from your busy schedule and indulge in your hobbies more often. By setting up a man cave, you’ll have a dedicated space where you can proudly display all of your favorite things and pursue your hobbies. Remember, time spent in doing things you truly enjoy is not wasted time.

Embrace creativity, individuality, and masculine expression

Decorate your man cave

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Your house is a reflection of your personality.  Owning a house gives you the freedom to decorate your space. You can paint the walls with your favorite color, choose your own furnitures, accessories, and wall art. Plus, you have the freedom to decorate your home to suite your needs and lifestyle. But if you already have a family of your own, chances are, it’s your wife who do the most of the decorating.

A man cave is your home within a home. Here, you have complete control over the aesthetics. From the furnishings to wall color to flooring and accessories, you can be as unique, as crazy, and as creative with as you want. You can indulge in your hobbies and guilty pleasures with freedom. This is your chance to have fun and decorate boldly.

It’s nice to inject your personality into your man cave. You can paint the walls a fun color or keep it neutral to give the space a warm and cozy feel. If you are a sports lover, some sports memorabilia would be a great addition to your space. Go ahead and display the memorabilia from your top teams or highlights from your favorite game. If you love watching movies, make space for a large screen TV. A wine barrel coffee table or a denim ottoman will bring out the manliness of your place.

Host parties in your man cave

Sports fans would make sure they wouldn’t pass on a game day. Most of them would buy tickets and head to the stadium to watch their favorite team play in person. Others would just stay home and watch the game on TV.

On game day, you probably use the family room for hours on end. No one is allowed to change the channel while the game is on. Having a dedicated man space, you can invite your friends over, enjoy the game, and host your own killer party. You can be as loud as you want and have fun with your friends without anyone else caring or judging.

But before you call your friends, make sure that you have some comfortable seating. Also, don’t forget to prepare some food and drinks for your small get-together. Nothing ruins a Super Bowl party than inadequate seating or a lack of food and drinks.

A well-stocked bar and pantry makes having guests over easier. Make sure that your bar is stocked with the basic drinks like tequila, gin, whiskey, and vodka. Also, make sure you have some cold beer in the ref. This way, you have something for your guests, no matter what their preference is.

Store and organize gear

If you love fishing, hunting, hiking or cycling, then you need a space to store your gear. Unless your partner shares the same hobby, odds are, they don’t want to see your gear inside the house. Not only are they bulky, they are often dirty. Often, you would find them in the garage or a corner in the basement.

Since fishing, hunting, and cycling gears are expensive, you need to take good care of them. Otherwise, they may break prematurely. That said, you need to a space to properly store your things. A man cave would be the perfect place to store and organize all things related to your hobby.

We all love planning and thinking about our next trip. But let’s face it, many of us do not enjoy packing for it, men most especially. In fact, most guys would wait until the last minute to pack their bags. The problem with last-minute packing is that you end up running around the house and in a hurried mess, while your significant other or family members watch you in dismay. You bring half of your wardrobe and pack any old junk you find lying around. Worse, you forget one of the travel essentials for men.

Packing for a vacation requires careful planning. Whether you’re going on a trip with your girlfriend or jetting off for a business, we highly recommend that you use a checklist to make sure that you’re bringing all your essentials.

In the hopes of making the packing process easier, we have created a simple packing list that includes travel essentials for men. Use this as a guide when packing for your next trip. You shouldn’t venture anywhere without these items.

Travel essentials for men

Clothes are the ultimate travel essentials for men

Clothes are the ultimate travel essentials for men. Of course, you can’t leave the house without your clothes. But since cargo space is at a premium, you can’t bring your entire wardrobe with you. Just because your luggage space is limited, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your sense of style should fall on the wayside.

The clothes you should pack will depend on your destination and purpose of your trip. It’s a casual, relaxed trip, denim jeans, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and sneakers will do. If you want to dress up a little, polo shirts, linen polo, chino pants, and loafers may be the right choice for you.

If you are going on a business trip, we recommend that you take a tailored suit with you. You want to make a statement about your business, you want to make sure you look your part. If it’s just a casual business meeting, a shirt, a pair of chinos or smart trousers, and a blazer will do. Choose something smart but comfortable. Complete your look with some travel accessories for men.

No matter what your style is, the key is to prioritize versatility and comfort. This way, it will be easier for you to mix and match your clothing.

Pack your grooming kit

Being on vacation is no excuse to let your grooming guard down. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that you should pack all your toiletries. The key is to pack only what’s essentials, especially if you’ll just be away for the weekend. If you use it daily, then go ahead and pack it. If not, then leave it at home. Also, pack travel size products if possible in order to maximize space.

Travel toiletry checklist:

  • Cleanser
  • Shower gel
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Dental floss
  • Deodorant
  • Moisturizer
  • Sunblock
  • Face wipes
  • Lip balm

Have your travel documents ready

Travel essentials for men also include your travel documents. This includes your passport, travel visa (if required), and government-issued ID. Also, bring along a copy of your e-ticket, flight itinerary, and accommodation. If you have a travel insurance, keep copies of the paperwork in your carry-on bag.

Different countries have different rules when it comes to driving. If you are planning to rent a car, it is best to check the international driving rules in your desired destination. Your driver’s license may not be valid in a foreign country, but you’ll need it to acquire an international driving permit.

The last thing you want is to be held up at the immigration because some of your documents are expired or missing. Make sure that your travel documents are in order before you go to the airport.

Prepare a first aid kit

Of course, you want your trip to be as fun and memorable as possible. But unexpected illness or accident can make the trip less enjoyable. Odds are, you’ll never use it, but it is best to be prepared for when minor illness or accidents strike.

Every travel should have a first aid kit. The kit should include:

  • Alcohol wipes
  • Antibacterial ointment
  • Gauze pads
  • Bandages
  • Latex gloves
  • Medical tape
  • Pain relievers
  • Digital thermometer
  • Motion sickness pills
  • Anti-histamine

Your first aid kit should be packed in your luggage or backpack. Prescription medications, on the other hand, should be in your carry-on bag. In case your flight gets delayed or your bag gets lost, you can still take your medication. Also, keep a copy of your prescription and be sure to carry your medicine in the original bottle.

Bring a book

Flight delays are inevitable. If you’re a frequent traveler, you have probably experienced this. You’ve been sitting for hours on end on the airport while you wait for further announcements regarding your flight. It’s frustrating, I know. There’s nothing you can do but to wait.

A book is one of the backpacking essentials for men. Reading is a great way to pass time. Not only will it keep you busy for hours on end, you will also start enjoying the wait. Take a book or a Kindle with you and indulge in a good read. You may also want to use this trip as an opportunity to enjoy a leisurely read. The more you read, the more your mind expands.

If you are in search of a good book, you may want to check out our list of the Best Books Every Man Should Read.

Fill your suitcase with travel essentials for men

Whether you travel frequently or once a year, you need to learn how to pack your bag effectively. The first step you need to do is to create a travel essentials list. Not only will it ensure that you won’t forget anything, it also prevents you from overpacking.

Start your trip with a perfectly packed bag. The key is to pack light and bring only the essentials. Also, maximize the space by rolling your clothes instead of folding them.


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I believe in the saying, “readers are leaders”. It is through reading that we learn more and gain new perspectives about ourselves and the world around us. Plus, reading makes you smarter. It is the most powerful tool for acquiring more knowledge. That said, we encourage you to start reading more and get cozy in your reading chair. If you are looking for best books for men to lose yourself in, then you came to the right place.

Regardless of whether you read a lot or not, we have compiled a list of books every man should read. These books should form the foundation of your library.

The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Best Books for Men: The Great Gatsby

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This American novel is a classic. Set on the East Coast of the roaring ‘20s, The Great Gatsby is magical and majestic. This is the tale of the incredibly wealthy Jay Gatsby, who tried to reinvent himself just to win back the woman he loved, Daisy Bucahan.

This book will give you a glimpse into the high life of the roaring twenties and regales you with stories of lavish parties at the Gatsby mansion.

Lord of the Flies – William Golding

Best Books for Men: Lord of the Flies

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Set at an unchartered island, Lord of the Flies tells about a story of a group of boys and their disastrous attempt at governing themselves. It focuses on the struggle for power, as well as the unspeakable things men will do when taken outside the order of civilization.

Lord of the Flies is a novel about self-governance and instincts. It is one of the best books for men every guy out there should read and learn from.

The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

Best Books for Men: The Kite Runner

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The Kite Runner is a beautifully written novel that is set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. The book focuses on the heartbreaking, unforgettable story of the unlikely friendship of a rich boy and the son of his father’s servant.

The Kite Runner is a classic, one-of-a-kind novel that has touched the hearts of millions of readers worldwide. It was the novel that started the career of one of America’s most treasured writers.

1984 – George Owell

1984 – George Owell

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1984 offers political satirist, George Owell’s nightmare vision of a bureaucratic, totalitarian world and a poor stiff’s attempt at finding individuality. It resonates today more strongly that ever. Every reason to be demanding, sceptical, and watchful of your government is in there. The fact that he wrote this in the 1940’s may surprise you. It became one of the most significant novels of the 20th century that’s why we included it in our list of the best books for men. This book is George Owell’s gift to anyone who is experiencing their moment of political awakening.

The Call of the Wild – Jack London

The Call of the Wild – Jack London

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The Call of the Wild follows domesticated dog forced to adapt into the chaos of Klondlike Gold Rush. Here, he was forced to survive in a harsh climate and dominate other dogs. Devotees of American literature as well as dog story enthusiasts will find this classic book a memorable and thrilling reading experience.

The Stand – Stephen King

Best Books for Men: The Stand

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Stephen King books can be terrifying. At times, they can be intimidating, but this post-apocalyptic horror turned fantasy adventure is something we would categorize as one of the best books he has written. It may be too long (1,400 pages to be exact), but it’s definitely a great read.

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen Covey

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is one of the most compelling books ever written. It became an instant rage when it was first released in 1989. Upon reading this book, people have realized that their lives were headed in the wrong direction.

This book contains life-changing information. It focuses on timeless principles of human dignity, honesty, integrity, and fairness. If you understand and implement the ideals Stephen Covey has shared in this book, there should be no aspect of your life that should go untouched. Decades later, this book continues to be a best seller. We believe it is one of the best books for men.

The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking – Oliver Burkeman

The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking – Oliver Burkeman

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This is a great book with a title that really stands out. Some of you may be wondering why we included this book on the list, but please bear with us.

If you naturally quite positive, this isn’t the book for you. Rather, this would be a great read for all you cynics out there. In this book, Burkeman argues that trying to make yourself happy often has the reverse effect. Sometimes, embracing negativity can actually be good for you.

How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie

How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie

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Let’s face it. Not all self-help books can help solve your problems or fix your life. But there are some that have genuinely changed people’s life. This book is one of them.

How to Win Friends and Influence People is packed with rock-solid advice that a lot of men have claimed to have helped them reach their goals. In this book, you will learn some tips and strategies on how to make people think like you do, how to change people without resenting you, as well as how to make people like you.

This book is a timeless bestseller, and has sold more than 15 million copies since it was released in 1936. No doubt, it is one of the best books for men, and we highly recommend that you read it.


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