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Must Wear Colors for Men Fall 2018

With the official start of fall, it only makes sense to update your wardrobe. The classics are all there, but what specifically reflects 2018? According to runway presentations and the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report, that’s strong pops of red, yellow, and purple, plus a few reworked neutrals:Dark to Bright […]

Style

Best Sneaker Cleaners to Keep Your White Sneakers Fresh

With the white sole sneaker trend, keeping your shoes clean has become more important than ever. We reached out to industry professionals to weigh in on their favorite sneaker cleaners — or other tips they use to keep their sneakers looking fresh.”Not only is it about maintaining the white color […]

Grooming

Baxter of California x The Hundreds with Pop Artist Aaron Kai

Baxter of California and The Hundreds, a Classic Californian Streetwear brand, announced the launch of a limited edition collaboration of soft goods and grooming products, with custom graphic and label artwork by famed pop artist, Aaron Kai (@aaronkkai). The collaboration consists of a curated selection of Baxter of California grooming products […]

Style

A Better Way to Send Flowers: Real Men Buy Flowers Review

by Evan Weiss I have to admit, I’m a guy and order a shocking amount of flowers. And not even because I’m terribly romantic — whether it’s personal or business, I’ve found they’re the easiest, no-brainer way to brighten someone’s day. Promotion, new hire, birthday, wedding, new child, hospitalization, great first […]

Style

Step-by-Step Guide to Wearing Cufflinks for Men

by Maressa Tosto Merwarth Cufflinks have traditionally been thought of as a functional button substitute on the ever-confounding French cuff shirt worn only in formal situations. But these once bourgeois pieces of hardware are now easily the every-man’s accessory. Whether playful and bold or classic and understated, there is a cufflink […]

Style

Men’s Style Guide to Wearing Wool in Summer

When it’s hot out, why make yourself sweat? It’s logical, then, to avoid heavy materials and saranwrap-like fabrics: No down jackets, nothing waterproof, and definitely not wool or a sweater. Yet, Spring/Summer 2018 collections have made the case for season-flexible dressing: knits that work in summer, and lightweight pieces for fall […]

Grooming

What to Pack? Men’s Festival Grooming with KAABOO

Music festivals are great to let loose, enjoy some music and summertime fun. However they’re also several days of less than optimal sleep and personal hygiene, all while trying to look your best, or at least somewhat presentable. It’s a struggle. I decided to ask music festival insiders for their festival […]

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How to Iron a Men’s Dress Shirt

By Byron Bradshaw Picture this Friday night scenario. You’ve just been contacted through your Bumble app for a date. You want to look your best, but she has requested meeting for dinner in an hour. A cursory glance at the dress shirts hanging in your closet isn’t inspiring confidence. You haven’t […]

Beard Care

Ask a Woman: Do Women Really Like Beards?

Beards are on-trend right now and there’s hardly a guy who hasn’t at least dabbled in growing one. However as a grooming writer, I repeatedly hear question, do women actually like beards? I decided to put everyone’s mind at rest and go to the source — by actually asking women […]

Style

Complete Guide to Men’s Luxury Scarves

By Patrick Morrison For the discerning gentleman a collection of luxury scarves is an essential part of his wardrobe, providing colour, variety and personality throughout the whole year. But which scarf to choose? With so many shapes, colours and textures out there it’s important to choose the right scarf for the occasion. […]

Mens Contour
Grooming

3 Ways for Men to Contour by Facial Shape

By Zee Gustafson “No lip balm please!” I hear this all the time as a professional makeup artist and it always throws me. Oh, so you actually WANT to keep your lips a dry, flakey mess? Perfect. Listen, I do my fair share of male grooming and often times, I find these […]

Grooming

Ask a Woman: Summer Foot Care for Men is Critical

by Alexandra Castro No one wants to massage rough feet. Summer is here, which means beach days, lounging by the pool, and wearing sandals. It also means people will be looking at your feet. Foot maintenance reflects on how much attention a man pays to his own self-care. Let’s be real, […]

Skincare

What to Do About Dark Circles Under Your Eyes?

Dark circles and puffiness under your eyes can make you look under-slept and older than you are. Avoiding things like late-nights, stress, smoking and drinking can go a long way in preventing dark circles, but we know every guy has his vices. Luckily, there are ways to improve or conceal […]

Skincare

Should I Pop That Pimple? with Dr Pimple Popper

Judging from YouTube, there’s nothing so satisfying as seeing a huge, festering pimple get popped. In the world of acne and pimple extractions, Dr. Sandra Lee, also known as Dr. Pimple Popper, is the undisputed star. In 2015, she started posting skin extractions from her dermatology practice on Instagram and […]

Skincare

Best Sunscreen For Men: Favorites from Real Guys

Summer and days spent in the sun might get us thinking more about sun protection, but applying sunscreen should be a daily part of every man’s skincare routine. I asked Dr. Joel Schlessinger, board certified dermatologist and RealSelf contributor for pointers on using sunscreen and common mistakes to avoid.1. Apply […]

Features

Scott Amyx on Why You Should Strive for Discomfort

by Scott Amyx I draw on my own powerful story of an impoverished immigrant who was frequently told that I would amount to nothing. Now a venture capitalist and futurist, I describe my meteoric rise from obscurity to prominence in my book Strive. My dramatic turnaround led to the hypothesis that […]

Hair

Get the Look: Behind the Scenes at Life Lived True

Through the continuation of its “Life Lived True” campaign, Baxter of California is  diving even deeper into its exploration of modern masculinity—one that is inclusive of all expressions of masculinity. They examine what defines, inspires and motivates a cross section of the many unique subcultures that together create the millennial ethos […]

Beard Care

Guide to the Best Beard Oils for Every Occasion

So, you decided to stop shaving, grow a beard, and make your grooming ritual a bit easier in the morning. You’ve made a great decision! No more worrying about dull razor blades, shaving cream, or if you’ll nick your skin and arrive at work looking like Edward Scissorhands. This is a […]

Hair

Summer Hair Trends for Men 2018

by Paul Labrecque Haircut Forecast for SummerSummer is often a time that inspires us to think about a new look. This is true for both sexes.In 2017 we saw facial hair getting longer, almost having an Amish-like quality to it. As beards go, this does get a bit cumbersome for us […]

Grooming

Royally Groomed: Fit for a Royal Wedding

The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is almost here and excitement is running high for both royal watchers and fashion-lovers. Nothing compares to a royal wedding for pure pageantry, tradition and, of course, British style.In anticipation, the UK’s Department for International Trade invited us to a celebration of […]