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Style goes beyond what you wear.

It carries over to your home – where hygiene and routines always factor in.

Today we’re covering 10 household essentials that EVERY man needs this year.

Men’s Household Essentials

  1. Condoms
  2. Books
  3. An Accurate Watch
  4. Your Uniform
  5. Quality Pajamas
  6. An Electric Toothbrush
  7. Cooking Utensils
  8. The Essential Tools
  9. A Handkerchief
  10. A Quality Mattress

1. Condoms

Yes, you read correctly. Stock up on condoms.

Hanging out at home with your partner is awesome – you can catch up on lost time because of work or household duties. This quality time inevitably leads to the bedroom.

This isn’t the time to get reckless.

If you happen to be one such lucky man, congratulations… but be responsible. Practice the very same habits for safe sex that you always have. The difference here is that you might be having much, much more of it. Make sure the supplies last.

2. Books, Books, And More Books

There’s never been a better time to catch up on reading. Books work out our brains the same way weights work out our muscles.

Got that novel you never caught up on? Read it. Recently purchased a financial self-help manual? Go through it.

You can’t go wrong reading Stephen King. Click here to check out 10 books that every man needs to read.

Whether it be for work or play, here are just a few ways that reading improves the brain…

  • Strengthens memory – according to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.
  • Reduces stress – according to Mindlab International at the University of Sussex, reading for six minutes helps reduce stress levels by 68%.
  • You can live longer – research from Harvard Medical School revealed how reading consistently helps establish new connections between nerve cells. This prevents excessive cell loss later on in life, thus extending your lifespan.

In the words of Tyrion Lannister; “A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone.”

3. Accurate Men’s Watch

You knew watches were coming sooner or later. A man should always own at least one quality dress watch, but why as a household essential?

To tell the time of course.

Let’s use the example of war. In the movie 1917, when the messengers reach the Lieutenant who is to show them the way across the battlefield, the first thing the officer asks them is for the day. Isolated in the trenches, they had no concept of time aside from night and day.

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Watches make great statement pieces but are timekeeping devices first and foremost.

The same can happen when you’re stuck at home.  You can lose track of time quickly without a routine. A watch simply eliminates that problem.

4. Your Uniform

What is your uniform? Not what you wear to work. The Oxford dictionary defines the term as “a particular set of clothes that has to be worn by the members of the same organization or group of people.”

In your case, this is the outfit that boosts your confidence to tackle the challenges ahead. It’s the look that makes you feel powerful.

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There are a million ways to develop a uniform unique to you – take the time to discover it.

Not only can this help with morale at home, but it simplifies your routine. If you know what combination of clothes you’ll be wearing, it cuts down on the time it takes to choose an outfit.

This doesn’t mean the same literal outfit every day – but a particular style, like a blazer-and-dress-shirt combo.

Make it part of your daily routine.

5. Quality Pajamas

Pajamas aren’t something we usually cover at RMRS. We’re always focused on what makes you look great out in the real world and makes a difference.

When it comes to quality relaxation, comfy home wear is now an essential style.

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You may as well get comfortable, so what materials should you look for in a good robe? Here are a few options.

  • Lightweight cotton – the most common option for comfortable pajamas.
  • Flannel – excellent for the wintertime if you’re looking to get cozy.
  • Knit – VERY warm and soft to the touch.
  • Broadcloth – A heavier woven fabric commonly sold in matching sets.

Make sure you wear what relaxes you the most.

6. Electric Toothbrush

Why should you invest in an electric toothbrush rather than a normal one? Because it’s better.

Numerous studies found that electric toothbrushes cut down on plaque and gingivitis more effectively than traditional ones. We’re talking by 21% and 11% respectively.

They can also benefit men who suffer from conditions that limit mobility – conditions such as carpal tunnel and arthritis.

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Ditch the old brush in favor of a modern oscillating toothbrush.

It should also appeal to the conservationist in you. Electric toothbrushes waste fewer materials since you can easily replace the head as opposed to dumping the entire brush.

Take this time to invest in those chompers.

7. Cooking Utensils

It’s time to check the kitchen and make sure you have these home essentials.

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Don’t be caught empty-handed when restaurants stop delivering.

Let’s run through a quick checklist.

  • Non-stick frying pan
  • Saucepan
  • One glass baking dish
  • Measuring spoons
  • Whisk
  • Peeler
  • Tongs
  • Cutting board
  • Chef’s knife
  • Serrated knife
  • Paring knife

8. Essential Tools

Has your wife complained about your handyman skills? It may be time to brush up.

Watch YouTube tutorials, learn the terminology, and get the tools.

With how much can go wrong in the house, it’s difficult to deduce just what to get. Here’s what you need to get started.

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A hammer is an absolute necessity – whether you’re stuck at home or not.
  • A hammer – no surprise there. Try a 16-ounce hammer with a claw. That way you can pry nails out as well as punch them in.
  • Screwdrivers – Specifically a Philips and a flat-head screwdriver.
  • Adjustable wrench – Buy two wrenches. A 6-inch wrench will help you get at tight spaces, while a 10-inch offers leverage for harder bolts.
  • Everyday carry knife – A solid utility blade for any cutting job needed around the house.
  • Pliers – For added leverage when it comes to twisting and pulling.
  • Tape measure – For many, this is the holy grail of tools. You’ll find that most job site workers have one.

Tackle those repairs, gents!

9. Handkerchief

This is an incredibly useful tool. Why? It’s elegant, sanitary, and less wasteful.

You can keep one of these beauties on you, and when you need to sneeze, cough, or touch something you’d rather not – boom, you’re covered.

Save on tissues by using a handkerchief.

With this, you never have to worry about wasting packs of tissues because you can easily rewash the handkerchief. Why be wasteful?

10. A Quality Mattress For Better Sleep

A person spends an average of 26 years sleeping throughout a lifetime, and an additional 7 years just trying to get sleep.

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Click here to learn more about the benefits of quality sleep.

A new mattress actually eliminates stress according to a 2009 study. The quality of the mattress produced a tangible increase in sleep quality, which decreased physical and mental pain.

There’s the obvious benefit of falling asleep faster in a comfy bed, resulting in more sleep.

When it comes to style this year, it’s all about what you can bring to the home.

Oh, I almost forgot to mention – try out comfortable house slippers – the footwear every man should have!

Don’t be caught empty-handed this year!

Click below to watch the video – 10 Things EVERY MAN Should Own

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are household essentials?

Any items that a home requires in order to function smoothly.

What are considered everyday items?

Things like baby items, air conditioners, kitchen knives, can openers, hammers, couches, etc.

What are the most used household items?

Air fresheners, batteries, light bulbs, dishwashing items, shampoo, and soap.

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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

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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

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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.

To learn more about how versatile this concept of capsule wardrobes can be, check out how I turned 16 pieces of clothing into 256 outfits.

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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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