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The age old question: does size matter?

Let’s get real – from the size of your paycheck to the size of your house; there’s a good chance women really don’t care about it.

What women look for in men is oftentimes completely different to those things keeping you up at night … your insecurities. Chances are, a lot of your self-critiques aren’t as important to women as you might think.

In this article, I’m breaking down the 10 most common male insecurities to help you gain some perspective and start focusing on what’s important.

Contents

  1. You Don’t Make Enough Money
  2. Your Muscles Aren’t Big Enough
  3. Your Penis Is Too Small
  4. You’re Not Working 100 Hour Weeks
  5. You’re Not An “Alpha Male”
  6. You’re Not Smart Enough
  7. You’re Too Short
  8. You’re Too Nervous
  9. You’re Not Handsome Enough
  10. You Don’t Drive A Supercar

1. You Don’t Make Enough Money

For most women, a man with an obsession for money is actually a turn-off.

The ladies want guys who are driven and interesting. Chances are, your ambition and hobbies will be more attractive than the amount of zeroes on your bank balance.

In the 21st Century, trying to pay for everything can be seen as a bad thing. After all, women have their own money to spend, just like men do.

In fact, a 2014 study by Pew Research Center shows that people generally stay within their socioeconomic status when choosing a mate.

What does this mean? Simple – most women are looking for a financial equal, not a billionaire playboy.

As ever, there are exceptions. Some women will judge a man on the size of his bank account. However, these are not the sorts of women you guys should concern yourselves with.

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2. Your Muscles Aren’t Big Enough

What women look for in men - your muscles aren't big enough

A lack of muscles is one of the world’s most common male insecurities. For years, society has told us that big muscles are what women look for in men. However, it turns out you don’t have to have a chiseled six-pack to be attractive to the opposite sex.

Guys obsessed with building muscles are always at the gym and tend to prioritize this over everything – including their partners. No woman wants to be second best in a man’s life, so a god-like physique can often be a red flag for women who want a long term relationship.

A study published in the American Journal of Psychology asked men and women to rate various male body types. The men chose a body that was, on average, 28lbs more muscular than their bodies.

In contrast – the women overwhelmingly preferred a physique that looked very much like an actual average man in their country.

To gain the attraction of a women you have to stir up some emotion within her. Conversation and body language will have far more consistent results than having big muscles.

3. Your Penis Is Too Small

man worrying about his penis size - he thinks it’s what women look for in men

Let’s address the elephant in the room.

Among the most common male insecurities is the size of our penises. Since the dawn of time, a tiny pecker has been an insult among men and claiming to be a big boy has been synonymous with masculinity.

Scientific evidence contradicts that. The UCLA found that a solid 84% of women don’t care about the size of a man’s member.

Furthermore, a 2015 study out of the Public Library of Science discovered that many women only associate large penis sizes with one-night stands. They preferred more ‘average’ sizes in long-term partners.

The takeaway? You need to stop worrying! I know that we’ve matured into thinking penis size is what women look for in men. But the science has spoken – so you can sleep easy in your beds tonight.

4. You’re Not Working 100 Hour Weeks

Exhausted-Man-Working

Some men work a 100-hour week and boast about this as if they know it’s what women look for in men.

Any partner would be proud to find a man that’s passionate about his job, but women also value a man that understands work/life balance.

If you’re spending all your time at the office, your relationship will suffer.

Think about what your potential partner wants from their relationship with you. Connection, understanding, passion and support. Can a man who never leaves work provide any of these things? Think about it.

5. You’re Not An “Alpha Male”

alpha male smoking cigar

Pick Up Artists have popularized this term recently – an alpha male is supposedly dominant in every way, can seduce any woman, and never shows vulnerability.

These are ideals many men aspire to. Unfortunately for them, women don’t see these as positive traits in a romantic partner.

The term ‘Alpha male’ is often associated with a man who is overprotective, stubborn, insecure, unintelligent and misogynistic.

Sure, women want to feel protected, but there’s a big difference between this an a man that’s aggressive. The ’alpha’ mindset is not what women look for in men – period.

Don’t be cold. Showing emotion is not a sign of weakness.

Women would rather you be emotionally open than too stoic. Many women prefer men who show intelligence, a good work ethic, responsibility, and honesty.

6. You’re Not Smart Enough

Man-Reading

Coming across as inaccessibly bright can be off-putting.

Most women don’t want to feel inferior to their partner. A man who is arrogant in his intelligence can often make women feel patronised.

That doesn’t mean you should forget your A, B, Cs and start to speak in broken English. Be yourself – if you’re smart, great! If you’re not that well-read, then that’s okay too. Just don’t make your partner feel inferior by condescending her – it’s a recipe for disaster.

Basically, women just want someone to talk to. Someone to hold a conversation with, and to be able to learn with. The key is not to focus on intelligence – instead, try to be interested in her and interesting to talk to.

7. You’re Too Short

man worrying about his height

Height isn’t what women look for in men – confidence is.

If you make a big deal about the fact that she’s taller than you, chances are you’re gonna make her feel insecure about her own height!

It’s a common stereotype that shorter guys who are upset about their height make up for their insecurities by being loud, obnoxious, or hitting the gym too hard. Unfortunately, this can harm how women perceive you and make you look small – not in height, but in maturity.

Instead, accept who you are and be comfortable with your height. After all, it’s not like you can change it – no amount of shouting or lifting weights will make you taller. Work with what you’ve got, have confidence, and chances are women won’t even notice that you’re a little on the short side.

8. You’re Too Nervous

man feeling insecure

Don’t get insecure about your insecurities! Easier said than done, I know.

We all want to come off as cool and collected, but nerves are a universal human experience. Regardless of gender, race, age or culture, we all experience fear and worry.

If a man shows his vulnerabilities, 99% of women will respond with empathy and care. The 1% who won’t? They’re not worth your time, gents.

I know it sounds weird, but many women see nerves as a good thing. Nerves show a man cares and is afraid to lose what he has – so don’t sweat a little sweating!

If a particular worry is throwing you off your game, communicate it to your partner and talk it through. In the meantime, here are some great ways to build your confidence when you are talking to women.

9. You’re Not Handsome Enough

being handsome man is not important for women

Guys often ask the question: “Do looks matter?”

Not that I want to make all men sound like jerks, but many men judge women based on their appearance. Women, on the other hand, tend to look for a deeper connection.

What does this mean? Put simply: women are not as concerned by your physical appearance as you are by theirs.

In fact, some women even suggest that good looks in a man mean there’s more of a chance of him being unfaithful to them!

I don’t know about that, but what I do now is that women want guys who can make them laugh, act confidently around them and communicate effectively with them.

Being irresistible to women isn’t always about your looks!

10. You Don’t Drive A Supercar

sports car

Regardless of model, age, or color – a car’s purpose is to get you from A to B in comfort. Sure, when you pull up in a nice car, you might turn a few heads temporarily. But a shiny sports car won’t keep her interest for long.

Researchers from the University of Michigan found that when a man spends his cash on possessions like a flash car, women see this as a sign that he’s more interested in a short-term sexual relationship than romantic commitment.

As men, we spend too much time worrying about possessions. A man who is too obsessed with his things rather than those he loves is not the sort of man who will attract a long-term relationship.

What’s the take away? Don’t worry about your motor – chances are she won’t have even noticed it. She’ll have been too busy checking you out…

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As much as you won’t like hearing this, you’re probably wearing your watch wrong.

It’s not your fault; you may have never been taught how to wear a watch properly. After all, there is more than one way to wear a watch.

But how do you know which way is the right way?

Don’t worry, gents; as always, I’ve got you covered. I’m here with the best way to wear your favorite timepiece properly and look as stylish as ever.

In today’s article, I’ll be covering:

  1. Origins Of The Wrist Watch
  2. What Wrist Do You Wear A Watch On?
  3. Should You Wear Your Watch Facing Inward Or Outward?
  4. The Stylish Way To Wear A Watch

#1 Origins Of The Wrist Watch

old watches

When it comes to wearing a watch correctly, it’s important to note why the wristwatch came about in the first place.

Dating back to the 1800s, the first watches modified to be worn on the wrist were primarily worn by women as accessories. One of the earliest was created by Patek Philippe as a fashion accessory.

At the start of the 20th century, watchmakers became intrigued about using a wrist-worn timepiece for men in the military. They believed it would help them tell time quickly while on the battlefield.

Watchmakers started modifying pocket watches to fit on a bracelet worn on the wrist. Men would not wear the first iteration of the modern wristwatch until well into the 20th century.

Then developed as a ‘trench watch’ for military use, the earliest wrist watches offered something the pocket watch didn’t have – convenience.

After the wristwatch became less of a fashion accessory and more of a functional tool, watchmakers would spend the next century modifying them into the modern wristwatches we enjoy today.

#2 What Wrist Do You Wear A Watch On?

man wears watch

The age-old question: what wrist to wear a watch on? The answer – it depends.

The reason it depends is that since the creation of the wristwatch, men have mostly worn their watch on their non-dominant wrist. And since most people are right-handed, you would wear your watch on your left wrist.

But this isn’t always the correct answer. You may want to wear your watch on the right wrist if you are left-handed. But you may also want to wear it on your dominant hand.

So how do you know for sure?

The most significant benefit of wearing your watch on your non-dominant hand is that you can quickly put the watch on and navigate the dial more efficiently than with your non-dominant hand.

Wearing your watch on your non-dominant hand is less likely to damage the watch as you tend to do more with your dominant hand. If you were to wear it on your dominant hand, you’re more likely to scratch or ding the watch than on your non-dominant hand.

So the rule of thumb here is to wear your watch on your non-dominant hand for the best way to navigate and protect your watch.

#3 Should You Wear Your Watch Facing Inward Or Outward?

watch facing inside

The next question is, why would a man wear his watch facing inward on his wrist instead of outward?

This trend is seen primarily in individuals who need to check their watch frequently and in the most efficient way possible. Among the many reasons you should wear a watch, one of the most common is to support you in your profession.

You will see men in the military do this, as it’s easier and prevents sun glare better than when it’s on the outside of the wrist. It also offers faster convenience to other tools on the watch in addition to the time.

Another reason you may want to wear your watch facing inward is that it can help protect your watch from scratches and dings. Again, this is just a preference.

But you’re a stylish guy looking for the best way to wear his watch. What should you do?

The answer here is to wear it facing outward, as that is the most common way to wear a wristwatch. It shows off your timepiece that you love while also still being functional.

Unless you’re in a profession where you need to check your watch quickly while managing other tasks, the best way is to have your watch facing outward. After all, you probably didn’t spend money on that beautiful timepiece to hide its character.

#4 The Stylish Way To Wear A Watch

stylish watch

Now it’s time to find out exactly how to wear a watch in the most stylish way a guy can.

Assuming you’ve selected the right size watch for your wrist, the first thing you want to do is figure out if you’ll be wearing your watch on your right or left wrist.

As mentioned above, traditionally, the watch is worn on your non-dominant wrist. So if you’re right-handed, this means wearing your watch on your left wrist. For left-handed guys, this means your right wrist.

After you figure that out, it’s quite easy. The first thing you want to do is locate your wrist bone.

You want to wear your watch face up just above your wrist bone. If done correctly, your watch should slightly peek out from under the cuffs of your shirt when wearing long sleeves.

Next, you want to tighten the strap so it’s loose enough to be comfortable. You don’t want it so loose it can spin freely around your wrist. You also don’t want it too tight, or it will feel uncomfortable, especially when you bend your wrist.

After doing this correctly, you’ll be wearing a watch in the most stylish way possible.

There you have it, gents.

Now you no longer have to worry about wearing your watch incorrectly.

There is more than one way to wear a watch, so find what’s most comfortable for you personally, and rock your favorite timepiece accordingly.

If you want to take your watch knowledge to the next level, check out this article I wrote about the difference between quartz and mechanical watches.

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Fall Capsule Wardrobe Preparation (Buy Now and Get $$$)

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We’ve all been there – fall comes around, and you open your closet only to find you have nothing but polos and shorts.

So what’s a stylish guy to do? Pay a premium to build an entire fall wardrobe last minute? Sure, if you’re loaded. But not every guy is that lucky!

Don’t worry; as ever, I’ve got you covered. In today’s article, I’ll show you how to get the best bang for your buck when building your fall capsule wardrobe.

We’ll be covering:

  1. What Are The Advantages Of A Capsule Wardrobe?
  2. How Do You Build A Fall Capsule Wardrobe?
  3. Where Can You Find Deals On Fall Clothing?
  4. What Are The Best Fall Capsule Wardrobe Essentials?

#1 What Are The Advantages Of A Capsule Wardrobe?

man in closet

One of the most common headaches guys run into in their closet is having too many clothing options to choose from but not enough of the right options.

While more options aren’t bad, they can be overwhelming, especially when you rarely wear most items. This is where building a capsule wardrobe comes into play.

A capsule wardrobe is a limited selection of clothing items that complement each other. This means you can buy a smaller selection of items and create a larger number of outfits.

This is crucial to understand because most guys don’t have an unlimited budget for buying clothes. A capsule wardrobe allows you to purchase and use items frequently with little redundancy.

But where do you start in building your fall capsule wardrobe?

#2 How Do You Build A Fall Capsule Wardrobe?

fall clothing items

After you have put together the perfect capsule wardrobe, you can start to add a few fall-specific items. This is done by adding a few staple pieces that complement what you already have.

For most, fall offers mild temperatures mixed with slightly warmer temperatures.

This means that layering will be of the utmost importance because you may leave the house needing a jacket, but it might be warm enough by midday to sport only the t-shirt underneath.

Start with the basics when building your fall capsule wardrobe and add pieces accordingly.

Keep It Simple

man wearing coat

Fall is primetime for layering, so you only need a few outer layers and should focus more on the innermost layers.

You want to make sure that interchangeability is at the top of your list when it comes to your wardrobe. Everything should complement each other for ease of use.

With that said, having a few staples and adding additional items as you change seasons is essential.

For this reason, ensure you have the following items in your fall capsule wardrobe:

  • A dark three-piece suit 
  • A light-colored tweed blazer
  • A leather bomber or biker jacket
  • An overcoat (dark or light)
  • A formal button-up shirt (white)
  • 2 casual button-up shirts (flannel or chambray, you choose)
  • 2 sweaters (1 shawl, 1 crew neck)
  • 2 t-shirts (1 white, 1 black,)
  • 2 pairs of Jeans (1 dark, 1 light)
  • 2 pairs of slacks/chinos (1 dark, 1 light)
  • 2 belts (1 black, 1 brown)
  • 1 pair of black dress shoes
  • 1 pair of brown oxfords (leather or suede, you decide)
  • 1 pair of sneakers (plain white or brown)
  • 1 pair of military boots (black or brown)

When it comes to accessories like watches, scarves, or gloves, you can use what you have as most men won’t need all of them, so I won’t count them in.

#3 Where Can You Find Deals On Fall Clothing?

clothing on sale

As it is the middle of summer, fall will be approaching quickly.

Now is a great time to snag up some of last year’s sale items at department stores as they usually have sales on previous season items. By now, most men aren’t thinking about what to wear in the fall.

While you still might be able to find good deals on last year’s fall items, it’s usually the most optimal time to purchase these items after the season has ended. This is when retailers try hard to clear space and make room for the next season’s clothing.

When they do this, it is a great time to get excellent deals on items that have just gone out of season.

Another great option to buy men’s clothing is online at your favorite retailers, as they will often have sales and discounts on items they have in their online inventory but are not yet in prime season.

The most expensive items in your fall capsule wardrobe are the ones you want to focus on, as you can often save a significant amount of money out of season for them.

These big ticket items include:

  • Your dark three-piece suit and blazer
  • Overcoats and jackets
  • Dress shoes and sneakers
  • Boots

These items will be some of the most expensive items and can be found discounted out of season. Put these at the forefront of your fall capsule wardrobe search.

#4 What Are The Best Fall Capsule Wardrobe Essentials?

man shopping for clothes

You want to adhere to a few staples when building your fall capsule wardrobe.

Since fall weather can vary, layering will be essential. These few items are crucial as mainstays that can be layered with other items within your wardrobe.

For example, if you experience a rather chilly day in fall and need to wear a suit, an overcoat is essential as that outermost layer because you can simply remove it when you no longer need it.

When it comes to the concept of layering within your fall capsule wardrobe, you want to make sure you nail these following items.

Overcoats

man wearing overcoat

Having a good overcoat to complement your fall capsule wardrobe is crucial.

The overcoat acts as the outermost layer and will be removed whenever you go indoors. This makes for a great option as you can wear it with anything as it offers excellent versatility.

When searching for the perfect overcoat, it’s essential to know your size as they usually come in sizes of suit jackets, not regular sizing. After you’ve nailed the size, focus on color.

Dark-colored overcoats tend to be the most versatile. However, a light camel color can work as well. Stay away from patterns with overcoats as the goal is to be as versatile as possible.

Leather Jackets

leather jackets

A good leather jacket goes a long way. You can choose a leather biker jacket or a leather bomber; it’s your call.

Biker jackets can be slightly harder to pull off as most of the time, they will have a larger and more aggressive collar, but they still look great.

A leather bomber jacket is an excellent option because it looks great on all body types and often has more options than biker jackets.

For color, opt for black or dark brown, as that gives you the most versatility with other items in your fall capsule wardrobe.

Sweaters

man wearing sweater

Sweaters are to fall, what t-shirts are for summer. This means they are a critical piece as they are season specific and offer great versatility when it comes to layering.

So how do you find the perfect sweater?

You want options, so have a couple of different collar choices to give yourself the most bang for your buck.

Having a shawl neck sweater and a crew neck sweater ensures you have all your bases covered.

Make sure you choose neutral tones such as greys, creams, and tans for color. This ensures maximum versatility with other items within your wardrobe and gives you the most options.

That’s it, gents.

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The Best Zara Fragrances

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We all know of Zara and I’m pretty sure the majority of us own at least one piece from them, but I’m not here to talk about their reasonably priced clothing, I’m here for their fragrance.

Not quite a hidden gem but I don’t feel that they vast range and high quality fragrance that they create is given enough air time, I’m about to change that. The fragrance game is massive at the moment, everyone from the big fashion houses all the way to footballers have a scent on the market and they all carry a hefty price tag, with some of the bigger hitters asking in excess of

£100 for 50ml.

Zara clearly understand the need for a great fragrance but also appreciate not everything has to be overly expensive. I’ve been lucky enough to sample my fair share over the years and wanted to share with you what I feel are some of their strongest.

Tobacco Collective 100ml – £16.99

This is one of my absolute favourites, it works perfectly as an everyday scent. The initial smell is strong and masculine but with undertones of vanilla bourbon help to soften it slightly.

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For Him 100ml – £22.99

My current daily spray, its warm, modern and intense. It just so happens to be the perfect blend of three of my favourite scents, bergamot, cardamom and sandalwood. It’s strong yet light, never over powering and leaves a wonderful trail.

Florence 100ml – £16.24

Summer calls for a fresh fragrance and I cannot recommend this highly enough, its light, fresh and citrus scent is perfectly for those warmer days. Notes of black pepper, strawberry and guaiac wood allow this scent to sit gently on the skin with offending the noses of those around you.

Written by Tom Loughran

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