Miyerkules, Hulyo 1, 2015

How Men Should Wear Jewelry

Is it okay for men to wear jewelry? Yes, it is okay. What’s not okay is overdoing it.
Aside from watches, men can choose from a variety of accessories that will suit their personal style. While you are free to adorn yourself in the way you want, it is best to still look neat and decent with your jewelry on.

Mix and match - Make sure that your bracelet choices will match the watch your wearing. Silver watches, for one, can easily blend with any color and texture. As you enjoy mixing and matching, remember not to put on more than three accessories on each of your arms. This is if you don’t want to be the center of attention of everyone.

Don't get experimental with piercings - Are you thinking of sporting an eyebrow ring? Piercings on the face are never cool. If you must pierce, keep it to your earlobes. Earrings that are smaller and not diamond look neat on men.

Invest on a nice watch - So if you're going to make an investment into the world of wristwear, your first big purchase should be something tells time. Use it as the anchor of your wrist-acular adventures. In fact, a nice watch might all you need to accessorize your wrist.

Don’t wear anklets - Most women think that it is cool for their men to wear anklets especially when they’re on the beach. Well, the truth is, it is seriously not nice to see men wearing anklets and toe rings for that matter.

Wear necklaces appropriately - Want to wear a necklace over a T-shirt just like cool guy Gosling? Go ahead, just make sure that it is the right necklace. Anything too short will look like a dog collar. Stay away from something that’s too big or too gold. Buy one that's long, silver, and thin.  Match it with a standard-sized pendant like an interesting artifact.

Miyerkules, Hunyo 24, 2015

Men’s Ultimate Guide to Buying the Right Cologne

Your chosen scent should reflect your personality. Hence, you shouldn't pick the first perfume the sales agent suggests. Take the time to check a few selections out before buying one that suits your personality.

Go alone - You are to buy a cologne for yourself and  not to please your wife, girlfriend, friends or co-workers. Go alone so that you can find a scent that you really like and that you're comfortable with.

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Learn the classifications - Colognes are classified into three groups: citrus, green, and spicy.

Citrus - lemon and tangerine scents; good for men who want a fresh-from-the-shower aroma
Green - scents that are sweeter than citrus
Spicy - also known as leathery; seasoned scents that smell much stronger

Narrow your options - Your daily routine and outfit are two factors to take note when choosing the right cologne for yourself. For a regular day in shirt, jeans and sneakers, a cistrusy cologne would be appropriate. A spicy cologne is best to wear if you're athletic or easygoing. Wear a green cologne if you always dress up in suits.

Don't wear deodorant for the day - Your nose will find it hard to sniff (and select) the scent that you best like. So, skip your deo or your cologne for the day.

Try them on - If you find it hard to choose on the spot from the selections in the department store, ask the sales agent to give you samples which you can take home. Choose at least three colognes. Try one each day. Observe how you smell in each scent for the whole day. Then, decide which cologne suits your lifestyle and grooming needs.

Miyerkules, Hunyo 17, 2015

Find the Perfect Messenger Bag for You with These Tips

Messenger bags are a stylish alternative to the usual briefcase for men. They are a favorite among men (and women) because of their flexibility in design and usability. Selecting  the right messenger bag could be a challenge specifically now that it comes in a variety of features and sizes. Here are some tips that can make the selection process easier for you.

Decide on the bag's purpose - What are the things that you're going to carry in it? Books, clothes, food, laptop or a handful of documents? Your bag's purpose will determine the perfect size, material (leather, nylon or canvass) and design (detailing and internal compartments) for you to choose.

Find a comfortable strap - A comfortable strap is the kind of strap that doesn't rub against the skin and doesn't cut easily. If you will be using your bag daily going  to school or work, choose a variant with a wide and adjustable strap.

Check the pockets and compartments - The bag should have enough sections to hold the things that you'll need to bring with you daily. These include stationery, a mobile phone and a purse. Some messenger bags may have a panel with dedicated slots for pens, and small items. While too many pockets seem practical, you must be aware that it can encourage you to overpacking. So, it is best to choose a bag with standard number of compartments and pockets.

Pick an appropriate style - Are you going to wear your messenger bag to work with your suit? If yes, you'll need one that is made of leather. Canvass or nylon bags are  ideal to use in less formal occasions.

Set a budget - Before making any purchase, know how much money you can spend on a bag. While high priced designer bags may offer good quality, moderately priced messenger bags can be a more practical option specifically if you don't have a big budget.

Martes, Mayo 12, 2015

Four Articles of Clothing Every Equestrian Should Wear

Selecting the right outfit before riding a horse is an important for every equestrian. This is because wearing the right riding gear will both keep you comfortable and help protect you from injury. Your riding apparel need not be expensive. If you take some time and effort, you will find the appropriate items which suit your budget. Below is a list of items which should not be missing from your equestrian attire.

1) Headgear - Safety over fashion must be your primary consideration when choosing the right headgear. Wear only headgear which has been approved. Baseball hats, cowboy hats, derbies and bicycle helmets must not be worn in place of an approved equestrian helmet.  Approved equestrian helmets usually cost $60 and up. This is quite a bargain compared to the expense you might incur if you suffer a head injury.

2) Shirt - A T-shirt or sweatshirt that fits you perfectly - not too loose and not too tight - will be enough if you're not performing on a horse show. Choose a bright-colored shirt if you're going on a trail. Should you get lost, it will be easier for rescuers to track you in a highly-visible shirt. You can wear a vest or winter coats over your shirt when the weather gets cooler while you're riding. Most riders choose vests over coats because they don't restrict arm and shoulder movements.

3) Pants - Riding tights are usually made from two-way stretch fabrics. They are  designed with leather knee and seat patches to provide more grip. During cooler months, you can wear winter riding pants which are made from fleecey material for warmth.

4) Footwear - For safety purposes, next to an equestrian helmet, an excellent pair of boots for horse riding is the most important article of clothing when horse riding. There are many different styles of boots. Choose whatever is comfortable and suitable for your type of riding. Make sure that your choice of boots gives full support to your ankles.

Do you want to know what kind of boots can keep you comfortable and safe while horseback riding? Read this detailed infographic from Horseland.

Biyernes, Abril 3, 2015

What Men Should Know About Wearing Hats

Hats are timeless accessories that can fit every man's fashion style. For a hat to compliment one's appearance, there are certain factors which must considered.

Attire - What is the look that you're trying to achieve? Do you want to match your suit with a hat? Formal attires require formal looking hats. Fedora hats go well with coats and ties because they are structured. If you want to look stylish in your summer attires, choose hats that are less structured and made from light materials like straw.

Size and proportion - Large hats are best worn by tall men. If you're quite short, hats in smaller sizes will be the best option for you to wear.

Face shape - The four basic face shapes are heart, oval, round and square. Use the following guidelines according to the shape of your face.

a) heart - medium-sized and wide-brimmed hats
b) oval - hats with moderate height, tapered crown and a moderate width brim
c) round - hats with medium height and full crown
d) square - hats with curves and rounded edges

Color - The color of your hat should match your outfit. However, this doesn't mean that your hat should be of the same color with your shirt and pants. Just make sure that your hat's color complements your clothes' color.


Here are some terms related to wearing your hat.

a) Don your hat  - Put it on.
b) Doff your hat - Put it off.
c) Tip your hat at the ladies - Grab the rim of your hat and lift it up slightly. This also means grabbing the rim of your forward gently. 
d) Grab the crown of your hat. - Grab the your hat by its top part.

Martes, Marso 3, 2015

How to Look Great in Casual Shirts

Casual shirts make you look dashing if you wear them correctly. Most men interpret the term 'casual' very loosely. For example, some guys bare in their attempt to look casual. They do this by unbuttoning their tops. Loosening one or a couple of your buttons is more than enough. This allows you to look relaxed without creating a cheap impression for you. If you want to flaunt your gorgeous figure, the beach would be the best place for you to do that.

Undershirts are essentials of clothing style for men. As their name suggest, they are meant to be worn under your outfit and so the must not be showing. To ensure that the neckline of your undershirts do not go peekabo, secure for yourself its two kinds. Use a v-neck undershirt if you are to unbutton your top. Aren’t you a fan of unbuttoning? Use a round neck undershirt if you always keep your buttons closed.

For a time, sporting denim and leather tops was a fad among men. Although they may look appealing for some, these pieces do not really look appropriate when worn outside the ranch. What’s more, their material creates a warm feel all throughout. You can feel hot and uncomfortable as you do tasks wearing them especially during summer months. Perhaps, it is the colors of these tops which you really like. Scout for cotton polo shirts which come in the same hues – denim blue, black or beige.

Another example of casual shirts for men which must be avoided is tops with very big design and size. Obviously, these are created to catch the attention of many. In fact, they are often spotted on promotional events worn by sales agents. Unless your job requires you to do so, never wear them to gatherings or when running errands around. You will definitely the center of attraction the negative way with these. If you still want to find a use for them, wear them during bed time or any time at home where other people cannot see you.

You may be unaware of the fact that casual shirts for men make up the foundation of male’s wardrobe. They are able to bring the best out of you even for formal gatherings when paired with suitable dress pants, dress shoes and accessories. It may take time for you to unlearn the ways you used to wear these pieces. Nonetheless, learning the fashionable means to do it would be all worth it.

Miyerkules, Pebrero 18, 2015

Celebrity Home Break-Ins: What You Can Learn from Them

Over the years, many celebrities have been robbed of their treasured belongings despite their high tech security systems. Thanks to the paparazzi photographers who follow them all day long, thieves have a good idea of  how much expensive clothes they wear, what type of luxury cars they drive and the amount of sparkling jewelry they own.

Magazines and TV shows which feature celebrity homes also tempt thieves to trespass and rob the residences of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Hence, celebrity home robberies don’t happen by chance, they are premeditated.

Below is an infographic from Omega Corp showing the most famous of these burglaries.

Top 5 Celebrity Home Break-Ins and How Burglars Do What They Do

Celebrities lose huge sum of money or valuables because of these break-ins. They can easily replace their lost possessions. But, they will have a hard time regaining the lost peace of mind especially when the thieves remain on the loose.

Celebrity home intrusions show that anyone can fall victim to theft. Hence, it is best to observe the basic rules of home security apart from the installation of  a home security system.  Here are some things you can do to turn your home into a safer haven.

Avoid showing off – Do you leave branded possessions in front of your house? Keep them hidden in your garage. If your expensive appliances are within sight, move them around to get them out of burglars’ view.

Secure doors and windows – Always lock your doors and windows.  Change faulty locks. Secure weaker doors with rod stops.

Clear your yard
– Burglars can hide behind overgrown shrubs and trees. Cut them regularly. Install outdoor lights in your yard.

Ask for police assistance
– Let the police know if you’re going to leave your house specifically for a long time. Request them to check on your property every now and then.

Prepare for vacations
– Have a relative or friend to stay in your house while you’re away. Avoid making your house look empty with piled up mail boxes and overgrown lawns.