Let’s say you got the basics down. You’ve built an interchangeable wardrobe with a solid fit all-around.
But there’s something missing.
Your outfits are too bland.
Your black balmoral Oxfords don’t draw attention.
You don’t even have a signature scent.
You’re just another stick in the crowd.
In today’s article, I’m covering 10 men’s style power moves that instantly make you the most powerful man in the room.
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10 Ways To Look Powerful
- Fix your eyebrows
- Throw on a jacket
- Wearing a clean, elegant watch
- Peacock with patterns
- Rock a signature scent
- Save money to get what you want
- Wear statement shoes
- Command confidence with color
- Use slow, deliberate movements
- Use a safety razor
Looking Powerful Tip #1. Fix Your Eyebrows
Unibrows in western culture are considered unattractive. Think about it – you have two eyes, two nostrils, and two ears. Having one eyebrow disrupts your facial symmetry and makes you look sloppy.
The solution lays with tools you should already have in your nail kit: tweezers and nail scissors. After a warm shower, I recommend you pluck out any hairs above your nose. Take it a step further by removing any stray hairs around your eyebrows as well. Finally, brush your eyebrows up and use the scissors to cut any hairs longer than the rest.
The hair on the brow has a slower anagen (active growing) phase than scalp hair. This 5-minute fix will get rid of the problem for 4-6 months.
The result is a more symmetrical look to your face – and a powerful appearance overall.
Looking Powerful Tip #2. Throw On A Jacket
A jacket adds weight to key areas on the body by emphasizing the shoulders and chest. Closing the jacket also improves your silhouette by tapering your torso. All of this is bound to impress – especially at a glance.
I’m not just advocating for sports jackets or blazers. Feel free to throw on a leather or denim jacket if it suits your personal style.
You can rock a jacket in spite of the heat by honing in on the right builds and materials. Unlined jackets improve breathability even though they lack the durability of traditionally lined jackets. Unlined jackets protect your skin from the sun while keeping you comfortable in the heat.
Linen is the usual suspect when it comes to summer fabrics and we can see why. It’s the strongest fabric on the planet and offers the most breathability. The right linen jacket could make you feel as though you are wearing nothing at all. You’d just need to contend with wrinkling.
Power and comfort go hand-in-hand. You can’t look like the boss if you’re sweating through a heavy jacket. The more comfortable you are, the more confident you’ll feel.
Looking Powerful Tip #3. Wearing A Clean, Elegant Watch
The first records of watches being worn date back to 1511 when Nuremberg clockmaker Peter Henlein started selling “clock watches” worn around the neck. That’s over 500 years of heritage!
A watch can be a statement piece or a simple accessory to round out your look. It depends on the occasion and your personal style. A formal occasion warrants a clean dress watch that doesn’t draw too much attention. If you spend a lot of time in the ocean, consider a dive watch. Love hiking? Try getting a field watch designed for battlefield conditions.
Quartz watches have been around since the Seiko Astron was unveiled on Christmas Day, 1969. It’s a battery-powered variant that offers more durability and precision.
Automatic watches hearken back to traditional manufacturing methods. They are literal works of art that can last you several lifetimes.
Watches exude power. Not only do they stand out, but they are strongly associated with trustworthiness and responsibility.
Got more questions? Check out my article on automatic vs. quartz watches.
Looking Powerful Tip #4. Peacock With Patterns
One of the easiest ways to stand out is to leverage patterns. I wouldn’t go too hard on bright, bold patterns right away though.
Consider starting with subtle repeating patterns.
Houndstooth is a common pattern on sports jackets. It’s a checked pattern with notched corners that give the appearance of a canine fang.
Herringbone is another worthy option. Also called broken twill weave, Herringbone is woven in a chevron shape that causes the overall pattern to resemble fish bones.
Accessories are a safe place to go bold. Take pocket squares for instance. You can use them to integrate bright colors and patterns without sacrificing the versatility of the core garment.
Paisley is a common pattern used in pocket squares. It’s old as the Sassanian Empire where it was used as the Zoroastrian symbol for life.
The point is that there is no shortage of choice when it comes to patterns. It’s one of the easier power moves in men’s style.
Looking Powerful Tip #5. Rock A Signature Scent
80% of American men never wear fragrances – gents, what are you doing?
The smell is a powerful tool. It can boost your confidence, induce aromatherapy, and even trigger fond memories associated with the scent.
Most of all, it can make people notice you.
How many should you own? It depends on your budget and your goals. You could easily buy 4-5 inexpensive fragrances with $100 and parcel them by occasion. Then again, you could also spend that money on one signature fragrance.
The most versatile fragrances include those such as Dior Sauvage, Bleu de Chanel, and Acqua Di Gio Profumo.
The choice is yours.
Looking Powerful Tip #6. Save Money To Get What You Want
You’ve probably seen something you’ve fallen in love with. Perhaps it’s a watch, a jacket, or a pair of shoes. You knew it was everything you wanted… until you saw the price tag.
Then, you compromised and got something lesser. What you ended up buying is ok, but you still wonder about that epic piece you missed out on.
Gentlemen, if you see something you absolutely love, buy it.
I’m not saying to spend frivolously. I’m saying to set realistic saving goals and work toward buying that garment.
You might cringe at the purchase initially, but you’ll feel amazing in what you wear. Your closet should be about quality, not quantity. You should feel absolutely empowered by each and every piece in your closet.
You’ll love what you have on and it’ll show. People will not only notice how you carry yourself, but they’ll notice that snazzy piece you invested in.
Looking Powerful Tip #7. Wear Statement Shoes
If your goal is to make power moves and get compliments, there’s no better way to do it than with some bold shoes.
Shoes have as much artistry and history behind them as any piece of menswear – which means you have options.
One shoe style bound to get noticed are double monk straps. These were developed by monks in the 15th century as work sandals to use in the fields.
Over the centuries they’ve developed into a staple of menswear. The buckles are what draw the eyes. If you buy these in an eye-catching brown, you won’t handle the praise that gets thrown your way.
Worried about the heat in the summer? get yourself some tassel loafers. They upgrade the classic loafer look by adding a tassel to the shoe’s upper to add complexity.
Looking Powerful Tip #8. Command Confidence With Color
A simple way to feel great about your ensemble and look powerful is to wear your favorite colors. Colors are not only important to us on a personal level, but they affect the people that see you.
A 2010 study found that wearing red makes men more attractive to women. It makes men seem more powerful and high-status. The study also found that women didn’t even make the connection. This shows how deeply colors influence the subconscious.
Purple was the preferred color of the Roman emperors. It was an extremely expensive dye for thousands of years. Nowadays it conveys a combination of power and creativity.
Blue tends to represent a sense of freshness.
In short gentlemen, the power of color is in your hands – use it well.
Looking Powerful Tip #9. Use Slow, Deliberate Movements
Powerful men do not fidget.
Fidgeting implies a nervous tick. It’s the ultimate sign that you are not in control of your body.
Slow movements tell everyone you are calm, cool, and collected. You know how to command your own body, and that qualifies you to command the room.
Speak slowly as well. This helps you articulate better while giving you more wiggle room to determine word choices. It improves your eloquence and lets you emphasize the words you want to.
The combination of these factors makes people focused on where you want them. That, gents, is power.
Looking Powerful Tip #10. Use A Safety Razor
What is a safety razor?
It’s a tool your dad used.
It’s probably a tool your grandpa used. Heck, your great-grandfather might have even shaved with it.
Safety razors have been around for over a century. They’re superior to the new, cheap plastic razors that so many men use nowadays.
Timeless fashion will always be superior to cheap, modern trends.
The point? New is not always better. Timeless style beats out new trends every time. If something was used for decades, chances are that it’s here to stay.
Once you pay attention to the history of a piece of menswear, you start to hone in on other details surrounding it. In the case of a safety razor, it could be your shaving map, the quality of the shaving cream you use, etc.
Creating this habit will steadily upgrade the quality of your style across multiple areas. This is the ultimate key to looking powerful, gentlemen. Focus on timeless style and build a foundation on it.
Men’s Style Power Moves
The art of commanding power lays in several factors. They range from minor adjustments on your clothing to major changes in the way you speak and move.
The bottom line is that once you learn the essential skills, others will take notice.
Good luck, gentlemen.
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Published Date: Sat, 08 Aug 2020 11:55:30 +0000
How to wear your watch correctly
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:
- Origins Of The Wrist Watch
- What Wrist Do You Wear A Watch On?
- Should You Wear Your Watch Facing Inward Or Outward?
- The Stylish Way To Wear A Watch
#1 Origins Of The Wrist Watch
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?
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?
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
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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Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 10:19:42 +0000
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Fall Capsule Wardrobe Preparation (Buy Now and Get $$$)
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:
- What Are The Advantages Of A Capsule Wardrobe?
- How Do You Build A Fall Capsule Wardrobe?
- Where Can You Find Deals On Fall Clothing?
- What Are The Best Fall Capsule Wardrobe Essentials?
#1 What Are The Advantages Of A Capsule Wardrobe?
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?
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
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?
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
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?
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.
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.
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 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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Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 23:59:00 +0000
The Best Zara Fragrances
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.
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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Published Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 09:57:00 +0000
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