Romance is big business.
According to statistics from the Romance Writers Of America®, the annual total sales value of Romance novels in 2013 was as much as $1.08 billion.
You may be skeptical of this fact—particularly if you’ve never even considered buying a romance novel (or watching a chick flick) in your life.
That’s normal…84% of romance book buyers are female.
Yes. Women love romance.
And if you are a man who loves women, you had better belly up to the romance bar and get down with your Hallmark self.
People often ask me how to build sexual tension with a woman through texting. It’s an excellent question, and there isn’t a simple answer. But I’ll try to lay out a process for you.
First, though, let’s look at why people fall in love and why real-life romance is even more powerful than movies.
You will find:
- Love Is A Highly Addictive Drug
- General Rules Of The Game When Texting Women
- Text Messages That Build Sexual Tension
- Text Message #1 Something Thoughtful
- Text Message #2 Show Vulnerability
- Text Message #3 Compliment Her
- Text Message #4 Remind Her Of A Memory
- Text Message #5 Tell Her How Much She Means To You
- Text Message #6 Get Flirty
- Text Message #7 Know What She Finds Romantic
Love Is a Highly Addictive Drug
Love is arguably the most mystical and potent drug in the world—and always has been.
Did you know that the brain craves love?
Arthur Aron, a psychologist at the State University of New York, states that
“Intense, passionate love uses the same system in the brain that gets activated when a person is addicted to drugs.”
The ‘pleasure center’ of the brain, which deals with motivation and rewards, has a powerful reaction to the people we love. The drive to win them over is a primitive response that produces intense cravings. We essentially become hooked on the object of our affections.
Looking For Love vs. Natural Attraction
When we are actively seeking love, we look for certain traits in a person. These might include humor, kindness, empathy, intelligence, attractiveness, and so on.
But sometimes we fall in love when we’re not even looking for it. It arrives like a thief in the night, on the dance floor, at a restaurant, in an elevator, at work. Anywhere. It might even hit you at the office printer where Amber from Human Resources shows you a side to her you never knew existed.
The chemistry between a man and a woman plays a crucial role in making this happen.
How Chemically Compatible Are You?
According to experts, we pick our mates based on how compatible their chemical makeup is with ours. In a nutshell, we all have “chemical families” and pick partners with chemicals that complement our own. This means that a person with high testosterone levels would likely choose a mate with high estrogen levels.
But psychology also has a part to play. We often choose a mate according to a mental “love map” in our mind, a list of traits that exist subconsciously and that details the exact characteristics we’d like to see in a perfect partner.
So, Is It Out Of Our Control?
If falling in love is driven almost entirely by chemistry and our psychological makeup, does this mean we have no control over it whatsoever? Does it mean that it’s pointless to try and keep love alive by romancing a woman via text messages?
Well, not quite.
Researchers say you can trigger another person’s body chemistry to keep love alive by:
Keeping things fresh: Dopamine is released in abundance when we try something new and exciting. By texting a woman novel stuff, she hadn’t seen before—or didn’t expect to see from you—you’re ramping up her interest.
Text: “Can I trust you with a secret?” (text 1)
After she begs you for the secret
“I think you’re pretty hot ;)” (text 2)
Then you can tease her further by texting
“But I’m not that easy, J.”
Keeping in touch: Oxytocin, a.k.a. the love hormone or cuddle hormone, is associated with bonding. You can increase oxytocin levels by holding hands, playing “footsie,” putting your arm around her shoulder or even just touching her leg.
Or you can create an image of touch via Text:
“Gentle kisses on the small of your back.”
Keeping things hot: Flirting with her via text makes her want even more flirtatious behavior. The more you drive her desire, the more she’ll want from you.
Text: “Last night in my dreams, you were amazing.”
How To Give Her What She Wants
So, if you want to keep oxytocin and dopamine pumping through her veins, you should start by giving her what she wants.
Scratching your head? Completely lost?
Luckily there is hope, and it all boils down to four key ingredients. According to sociologist W. Bradford Wilcox, Ph.D., director of the National Marriage Project
at the University of Virginia, women have four basic romantic wishes:
- Loving devotion in a committed relationship
- Thoughtful, honest behavior
- Generosity of spirit
- Satisfying sex
Yes, guys, I said it: good sex.
How does this translate to texting? I’m sure you can figure out the last one; nevertheless, all four of these fundamental wishes tie into my texting tips below.
Don’t get lazy if you’ve got a woman who is clearly interested in you and is chemically, psychologically, and emotionally compatible. You still need to hit the sweet spot to keep the love flame burning strong.
General Rules Of The Game When Texting Women
Before I get into the specific types of text messages that you should be sending her, there are a few general rules of the texting game that you will need to keep in mind:
Maybe you feel like texting her during your coffee break to tell her you’d like to take her out this weekend or to let her in on your latest sexual fantasy.
So you rattle one off before being herded into an impromptu team meeting for the next two hours.
The problem? Your rushed, rambling text may have left her confused as to what you meant, and you’re not able to reply to her questions to clarify things.
When she’s working, maybe sitting in front of her computer with her eyes blurring over, the last thing she needs is to try and work out what you’re going on about.
If you’re out for romance, make sure it’s obvious what you mean. If you have an insane day ahead of you, the best route may be to make her smile with a sweet and simple “Good Morning” message thanking her for a fun weekend and leave it there.
Text: Good morning, my little Julie, Thanks for organizing everything with our friends; you make every weekend so special. Big kiss, Peter
Watch Your Punctuation
Did you know that the innocuous period you tagged at the end of your text may have made the whole thing look serious or insincere?
For example, compare these texts:
“I had a great time last night.”
“I had a great time last night!”
“I am thinking about you.”
“I am thinking about you… J”
Be vigilant with your punctuation.
I have a friend who is one of the nicest guys in the world. But his text messages come off as monotone or even cold. He doesn’t use capitals, and he throws periods everywhere. thanks. sure.
When in doubt, add a smiley.
Text Her at Night
Unlike busy, ambiguous mornings, evenings are almost always a good time to text the girl you like. At this point, work is over, the gym is done, and she’s settling down in front of the television in her casual clothes. She’s eaten dinner, she’s comfortable, and she feels good. She is in the right mood for romance.
Moreover, she’ll be slipping into bed soon. Start texting her in the early evening, stoke the flames of desire, and keep her thinking of you as she drifts off to sleep. Start slowly to gauge her mood – “This sofa would be a lot more comfortable with your head resting on my shoulder and my arms around you” and build up when you get a positive response.
She might even dream about you.
Especially if you text:
Sleep tight. Promise that you’ll dream of me too.
This is a BIGGIE. I had a friend who couldn’t get this one girl out of his mind. She was driving him crazy with her sex appeal and intelligence. He wanted her all for himself.
Whenever she was out with her friends or otherwise occupied, he would start texting her. I told him to cool it, let her have her own space, and wait until she finished doing whatever she was doing.
He felt as though if he didn’t text her, she’d forget about him—as though she might meet another guy while she was out and get married the next day.
His paranoia had gotten the better of him, and he’d forgotten this fundamental rule: when you’re romancing a girl, there is a right time to text her, and there is a wrong time.
And trust me, nothing kills a romantic message quite like a follow-up text that demands to know where she is.
Text: “You looked gorgeous in your little black dress last night… I wanted to kiss your soft lips and hold you in my arms underneath the moonlight. I kept my curtains open all night and gazed at the star I’ve named after you. I’ll cherish that star forever.”
Then, after she hasn’t texted back for two hours, you kill the buzz with this beauty:
Pick a time when you know she’s going to be free, and wait.
Don’t Just Flirt with Her
Going back to the three ways of keeping love alive, keeping it fresh is especially important with texting. Sure, there will be times when you’ll flirt with her. Perhaps you’ll flirt with her often, but you mustn’t flirt with her all the time.
Constant flirting can get boring very quickly, and it’ll make you sound like an actor reading from a movie script who doesn’t know how to lift his head and ad-lib.
Even if she knows you like her, it’s essential to shift your focus now and then.
It’s okay to ask about everyday things. Ask her how her important meeting went. Take an interest in her life. Encourage her and be her biggest fan.
Text: You showed real courage Friday. I’m glad you didn’t let your colleague push you around.
Text Messages That Build Sexual Tension
So, now that the game rules out, let’s tackle some creative messaging ideas (a.k.a. WHAT in the Sam H. you can send to get those love hormones pumping!).
#1 The Thoughtful Text
Women love emotional honesty, and they like men who are at ease with their own emotions. As I said earlier, this is one of our four fundamental wishes, so take note as you learn how to build sexual tension through text!
Thoughtful texts are really easy to compose. You could take an interest in how her day is going, offer to cheer her up or send her a loving text that lets her know you’re thinking of her.
If she has just attended a function that you know she dreads, ask her how it went.
The key is to be specific. The more specific you are, the more personalized your messages are, and the more genuine and thoughtful they come across as being.
If you are completely out of creative ideas (it happens to the best of us!), then send her a verse from a romantic song.
This could be a song you both love—”your” song—or it could be one of your personal favorites.
Text #2 Show Vulnerability
Women also want truthfulness from you, and they’re okay if you make yourself vulnerable before them. Don’t believe me? Check out Corey Blake’s TED Talk, “Vulnerability is sexy.”
Sharing the actual substance of your character is romantic. It builds the trust that long-term relationships have as their cornerstone.
Of course, showing vulnerability can feel risky. When we do so, we expose ourselves more honestly as flawed human beings—which everyone is, despite the images of perfection we feel we need to project. You may worry that showing any weakness will cause her to reject you rather than empathize with you.
However, revealing intimate details about yourself has been proven to build romantic feelings quickly. An experiment by Professor Arthur Arun in which total strangers did just that for half an hour resulted in two marriages! What types of vulnerability can you show? Here are a couple of examples:
“Worried about my big meeting this afternoon…but excited to see you tonight.”
“Not feeling too chipper today, must be missing something (or someone ;).”
Letting her know you’re imperfect invites her to share a similar vulnerability with you as an equal, and together, you can then forge a meaningful connection.
Showing vulnerability can also be just as simple as telling her how much you enjoy her company.
Text #3 Compliment Her
Women want generosity, which can mean giving your time and appreciation through words rather than gifts.
But sometimes, it’s not easy to know what to compliment when you are communicating with a woman via text. After all, you can’t see her, so you can’t exactly say that her dress looks nice today.
Instead, compliment her intelligence or craftiness or notice something small that she’s recently changed. The devil is in the details. Asking for her advice is a great way to show you respect her opinion. For instance:
“Need help from my favorite fashionista! Big meeting today, was thinking white shirt and blue suit. What do you think? What color tie should I wear?”
Romantic movies are crammed with ideas for compliments if you’re all out of inspiration.
Text #4 Remind Her Of A Memory You Shared
While you can’t hold her hand or run your hand through her hair with a text message, you can take her for a trip down memory lane. Shared memories serve as your virtual touch.
Make her laugh by recalling the time you slipped in the snow.
Make her dream wistfully of last summer when you both had the beach all to yourselves.
Recalling intimate details of shared memories puts you at the forefront of her mind and reminds her how special you are to her and she to you. It’s also a chance to get flirty.
Text #5 Tell Her How Much She Means to You
This one is where our wish for commitment and devotion comes in. Women don’t always know how much they mean to you – especially if you don’t tell them!
To really romance her like a gentleman, you should tell her how much she means to you and do so regularly.
Say that you’re having one of those days where you’d be so lost if you didn’t have her. Tell her that your heart just smiled when something reminded you of her.
Let her know that she’s always at the forefront of your mind, no matter what you’re doing during the day.
Text #6 Get Flirty
This tip is a tricky one. How naughty is acceptable?
It depends on who you’re texting and how they’ve reacted to your texts so far. You’ll know from her responses how naughty she wants you to be. Studies have shown that more adventurous women will respond better to direct and overt messages.
If she’s given hints inviting you to turn the heat up a bit, take advantage and go a step further. One emoticon, in particular, can be your best friend when you want to get flirty!
The difference a wink can make is enormous. It can take “nice” texts just far enough into the flirty territory to change the tone of the conversation. Consider the difference here:
“Can’t wait to get to know you better”
“Can’t wait to get to know you better ;)”
Otherwise, it’s better to play it cool. Being flirty via texting can be fun, but it can also kill the romance if she’s not feeling it.
Sound her out first before deciding what course of action to take.
Text #7 The Clincher: Know What She Finds Romantic
In the end, romance over any medium boils down to something straightforward. It might seem obvious, but to be romantic, you need to give your wife or girlfriend the type of romance she craves.
Take the time to learn what she thinks is romantic, and give it to her. Your extra efforts are likely to reap a whole lot of rewards. Here are some ideas:
Did she grow up dreaming of marrying a handsome prince? Become her Prince Charming by sending her romantic bedtime stories when you are apart.
Does she think that romantic gifts are special? Buy her a single unique flower and send it to her with a short personalized note.
Is music the way to her heart? Send her a voice message with a song playing in the background, followed by a cute text saying, “made me think of you.”
Has her job become unbearable for her? Man up and take over so she can relax – pick up the kids, dry cleaning, or hotdog buns without being asked (make sure you send her a sweet text such as, “Go home after work. I’ve got the kids and dinner covered. You can thank me later J”
Romance is about being kind, showing appreciation, and being generous with your feelings and yourself. Take a minute to think about your relationship and how you can show your wife or girlfriend that you are:
- fully invested in a loving and committed relationship
- thoughtful and honest
- generous in spirit
- eager to satisfy her sexually
Use the above texts to build sexual tension through text and level up your game.
This is a guest post by Claudia Cox, founder of Text Weapon. Sign up for your FREE 30 day Texting Club trial. You’ll receive access to 300 messages, and tips on how to use texting to improve your relationships.
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10 Companies To Buy The Best Made-To-Measure Suits Online
Let’s face it, we’ve all thought of buying a suit online. But with so many options to choose from, how can you be sure you’re getting a good value? Well, today, I’m going to show you the top 10 companies that sell made-to-measure suits online.
I’ll show you the companies I think offer the best value for quality in a sea of online suit retailers.
To help you buy the best made-to-measure suit for your needs, I will be going over my recommendations (in no particular order) and giving you a brief introduction to online suit retailers.
Why Buy A Made-To-Measure Suit?
First of all, what is a made-to-measure suit?
This type of suit is one that is crafted by using a predesigned template and utilizing measurements provided by you, or taken by a professional at a showroom. They are cut exactly to your size, shape, and needs.
While made-to-measure is not the same as bespoke, they offer a much better fit than your standard off-the-rack suits. The best part about this way of fitment though, is rather the convenience factor of buying the suit.
Since the introduction of made-to-measure suits, many companies have expanded and begun offering almost completely online buying experiences.
All you have to do is provide them with your measurements and pick your combination of styles and you’re done. Within a short time, you’ll have a great-fitting suit arrive at your doorstep that will only need minor tailoring to make it perfect.
These next companies I’ll tell you about are my top 10 recommendations (in no particular order) of made-to-measure suit retailers that provide great value for the money.
Hockerty has put their entire made-to-measure process online. They use a proprietary system to estimate your measurements. That way, if you or a friend can’t make your measurements perfect, they’ll be able to work with it.
They excel at bringing forth old-school English elegance. Think tweeds, three-piece suits, and thick, sturdy lapels. They also deliver their suits quicker than most on this list.
What They Do Well
- They offer vast custom options and countless fabric and suit cut combinations starting at an affordable price
- Turnaround time is 2-3 weeks
- Average cost is $299+
Check out more from Hockerty.
DanieleRe offers exquisite craftsmanship with impeccable suits that use the finest fabrics sourced from Italian mills. They excel at combining the perfect fusion of artistry, elegance, and personalized style into affordable suits.
Whether you’re in need of a sophisticated business suit, an elegant wedding suit, or a more relaxed and casual ensemble, they have you covered. With loads of personalization options, DanielRe solidifies itself as a top contender in the made-to-measure business.
What They Do Well
- They offer a diverse range of styles and fabrics so that you can have a suit for any occasion
- Turnaround time varies
- Average cost is $350+
Check out more from DanielRe.
Suitsupply is a European brand that has brought an elevated and attainable way of suit buying to the masses. They have showrooms across the United States, along with an excellent online experience.
Where Suitsupply excels is in their approach to offerings. You can build a suit from scratch, or you can have one of their current designs made to your specifications.
What They Do Well
- They offer a full array of designs as well as custom, built-from-scratch options
- Turnaround time is 2-4 weeks
- Average cost is $690+
Check out more from Suitsupply.
4. Studio Suits
StudioSuits is a traditional tailoring shop that uses classic techniques to make custom clothing. They have a team of skilled craftsmen who are involved in the process from start to finish.
Where they excel is in offering a wide range of quality, custom-tailored men’s suits, jackets, and trousers designed to fit you and your budget no matter the occasion. They also partner with Scottish weavers to source the best Scottish tweed, if you’re into that.
What They Do Well
- They offer some of the most affordable suits on this list yet still well-made with amazing craftsmanship
- Turnaround time varies
- Average cost is $250+
Check out more from StudioSuits.
5. Proper Cloth
Proper Cloth is a brand that prioritizes quality over quantity. Their made-to-measure suiting is available in a tight curation of classic silhouettes rather than a build-it-yourself service.
You will essentially buy the suit in an off-the-rack size and add your custom measurements to it, similar to a traditional tailor that you’d bring suit to. It’s a pared-down service compared to the others on this list but an excellent one that promises high-quality suits.
What They Do Well
- They offer a wide selection of styles and cuts made from premium fabrics in all price points.
- Turnaround time varies
- Average cost is $900+
Check out more from Proper Cloth.
Indochino is one of the original and most accessible options for made-to-measure suits. Their services are available both on their website and in showrooms across the country.
Their brand offers endless combinations of fabric and styles that are perfect for anyone buying their first suit or their hundredth. They offer really high value-to-quality.
What They Do Well
- They have a large amount of styles and designs to choose from at affordable prices
- Turnaround time is 4-6 weeks
- Average cost is $550+
Check out more from Indochino.
7. Oliver Wicks
Oliver Wicks offers high-quality, European-tailored suits made from the finest English and Italian fabrics. With an easy-to-use online ordering system, you can be on your way to a new suit in just 15 minutes.
With high-end fabrics to suit most budgets, they offer a diverse selction of European cuts with endless amounts of customization. Oh, and when it comes to warranties on fitment, they offer a full year, 365 days, for fit alterations. So you can rest easy when you order.
What They Do Well
- They offer varying quality of construction in their suits to fit your budget starting from half-canvas construction all the way to full-canvas if you desire
- Turnaround time is 4 weeks
- Average cost is $800+
Check out more from Oliver Wicks.
8. Alton Lane
Alton Lane brings modern cuts and energy to made-to-measure suits. They source high-quality fabrics from high-end mills and use them to create simple, classic suits that you can customize to your liking.
Given the quality and simplicity of their offerings, Alton Lane is perfect for anyone who needs a high-end suit that then becomes their go-to suit any time they need one. It truly is a great place to find that “one” perfect suit.
What They Do Well
- They offer modern styles with high-quality fabrics that captivate trending styles more than others on this list.
- Turnaround time is 3-6 weeks
- Average cost is $1000
Check out more from Alton Lane.
9. Gieves And Hawkes
Gieves and Hawkes have been keeping the spirit of Savile Row alive. The shop has been making suits for over two centuries and has outfitted everyone from British royalty to American music icons.
You will have to hop on a plane to get measured though (if you’re not a resident of Europe), as all made-to-measure orders start in their showroom, where they’ll take measurements, walk you through the fabric library and show you examples of the suit you can have.
What They Do Well
- They offer one of the highest-end experiences on this list along with premium fabrics and timeless styling
- Turnaround time is 6-8 weeks
- Average cost is $1200+
Check out more from Gieves And Hawkes.
10. Commonwealth Proper
As one of the “newer kids on the block” Commonwealth Proper has been making timeless styled suits and jackets with the highest quality. Their selection of made-to-measure suits is narrower than most others on this list, but the quality is high.
With narrower style offerings, they specialize is classic designs met with modern pizazz. They were founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA and have expanded into other states offering great quality suits for the “proper” gentleman.
What They Do Well
- They offer very high-quality suits and jackets that are inspired by classic, timeless styling. They will also travel to you for fitment
- Turnaround time varies
- Average cost is $3000+
Check out more from Commonwealth Proper.
Hopefully, this list of the top made-to-measure suit offerings helps you find a great suit that fits both you and your needs well.
If you’re looking for more suit articles, check out this one I wrote about 5 mistakes I made when buying custom suits.
FAQs: Made-To-Measure Suits
Why should I choose a made-to-measure suit over a ready-made suit?
Made-to-measure suits offer a superior fit, personalized style options, and higher quality craftsmanship, making them a better investment for both comfort and appearance.
How do I get measured for a made-to-measure suit?
Measurements are usually taken by a professional tailor either in-store or at your location if the service is offered, ensuring precise and accurate sizing.
How much does a made-to-measure suit typically cost?
Prices can vary greatly depending on the fabric, brand, and complexity, but generally start from a few hundred dollars to several thousand.
How long does it take to get a made-to-measure suit?
It typically takes 4-8 weeks from measurement to delivery, depending on the tailor and specific requirements.
Can I customize the design of my made-to-measure suit?
Yes, you can usually choose from various fabrics, styles, buttons, linings, and other details to create a suit that reflects your personal style.
What's the difference between made-to-measure and bespoke suits?
While both are customized, bespoke suits are entirely handmade with more fittings and personalized details, often making them more expensive than made-to-measure suits.
How do I choose the right fabric for my made-to-measure suit?
Consider factors like climate, occasion, and personal comfort. Wool, linen, and cotton are popular choices, each with their own benefits.
Can I alter a made-to-measure suit if my size changes?
Yes, minor alterations can usually be made, but significant size changes might require a new suit
Is a made-to-measure suit worth the investment?
Given its custom fit, quality, and longevity, a made-to-measure suit can be a worthwhile investment, especially for frequent wear.
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The Man’s Guide to Swimwear | How To Choose A Proper Swim Suit
For most of human history, recreational swimming was done naked. (Non-recreational swimming was done in whatever you were wearing when you fell in, because it beat the heck out of drowning.)
Purpose-designed swimwear started out as a modesty garment first, and a practical garment very much second. Early swimsuits were made from knit wool, and in the case of women’s swimwear included long skirts, weighted down at the hem to keep the water from lifting them up.
Suits were strictest in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when both men and women were prohibited by law and custom from going bare-chested in public. One-piece suits with cutoff sleeves and legs were a common style.
In the 50s and 60s, men actually organized protests arguing for the right to go topless. Many were cited for public indecency until the laws finally changed. (Women are undergoing a very similar struggle right now.)
From that point on, swimsuits were more about function than modesty. Specialty suits began to evolve in the 60s and onward, leading up to today’s world of wetsuits, drysuits, racing wear, drag suits for training, and more.
Different Types and Styles of Modern Swimwear
Contemporary swimsuits can serve both decorative and practical functions. Most strive for both. Swimsuits are usually categorized by the length and looseness of their cut:
- Trunks are the most common men’s swimwear in North America. They look similar to shorts worn as clothing on land, but are made from light, fast-drying materials (usually nylon or polyester) and feature a tighter-fitting lining inside the shorts. Longer versions that come past the knee are sometimes called boardshorts.
- Swim briefs are often called “speedos,” a trademarked brand that has been popular for many years. They are tight, body-hugging swimsuits with a V-shaped front that bares the thighs. Recreational swim briefs typically feature an interior lining.
- Square-cut shorts are a body-hugging style that covers the wearer from the waist to the upper thigh. The leg openings are cut straight across the thigh for a boxy look that is slightly less revealing than angled swim briefs.
- Jammers are knee-length, skintight suits used by competitive swimmers and other watersports participants to reduce drag. They resemble bike shorts, but without the padded crotch and seat.
- Racing suits are tight, form-fitting suits designed to reduce drag by streamlining the body and skin. They come in a number of cuts, baring or covering varying amounts of arm and leg. Modern marketing usually refers to them as “skins,” i.e., bodyskin, legskin, kneeskin, etc.
- Wetsuits and drysuits are insulated suits designed for prolonged immersion, usually in the context of snorkeling, scuba diving, or board sports. They are quite close-fitting.
- Rash guards are a looser form of all-body swimwear than a wetsuit, and are generally used by watersports participants such as surfers, kayakers, and paddleboarders. Most are made from a UV-reflective fabric with a UPF rating.
- Swim shirts are an upper-body-only version of a rash guard, and are gaining popularity as a sun and surf protection option for casual bathers.
- Thongs are small briefs designed to expose the buttocks. Many cultures traditionally use thong-style swimwear for men, such as the Japanese fundoshi, but in contemporary Western culture thongs are predominantly marketed toward women. Men can and do wear them, however.
All of the above styles can come in nearly any color or pattern imaginable, provided one is willing to shop around long enough. Traditional colors and patterns for men include solid navy blue, blue-and-white striping, and floral or Hawaiian-style prints.
Buying a Swimsuit
Swimsuits are, relative to a lot of menswear, forgiving garments to shop for. You don’t need an absolutely perfect tailored fit, so long as the suit stays up when you dive in (and most have a cord at the waist to help with that).
That doesn’t mean you should grab whatever’s cheapest off the Wal-Mart shelf and call it a day, though. You’re likely to only have one or two swim garments in your wardrobe at a time, so it’s worth finding ones you really like.
A couple key steps:
1. Know Your Active Needs
Just how intense are your activities going to be in your swimwear?
A swimsuit for a hotel pool now and then doesn’t have a lot of technical requirements. Something to go surfing in for hours at a stretch is another matter.
Think about the following when you’re weighing swimsuit options:
- How much leg movement are you going to do? Loose fabric, when wet, can chafe very quickly, so a loose trunk style of shorts isn’t great if you plan on walking around in your suit or using your legs for exercise. (Despite the “boardshort” name, pro surfers usually wear snug, tight-fitting swimwear these days.)
- How much actual swimming (as opposed to wading and splashing around) are you going to do? You’ll want to reduce drag if you’re actually propelling yourself through the water for any length of time, making a tighter fit preferable.
- How much sun protection do you need? For prolonged sun exposure, it’s worth considering something that covers the upper body as well as the lower.
As you can see, the basic, short-like trunk style is really only suited for casual users who plan on lying around, wading, and maybe doing a little light swimming. If you’re planning on being more sporty than that, a snugger fit and potentially some more body coverage is worth considering.
2. Know the Visual Impression You Want
Who you’re going to be wearing your swimsuit around, and what you want from them, plays just as important a role as your activities.
Family vacationers don’t have much in the way of stylistic needs. Men who are planning on hitting up beach parties and crowd scenes, perhaps with an eye toward meeting women (or other men) for romance, need to be a little pickier. And businessmen who may end up in the spa or hotel pool with co-workers and business partners have their own special concerns. Ask yourself:
- Are you trying to impress anyone? If not, stop worrying. Wear whatever is comfortable and works for you.
- Are you trying to look professional? Conservative (but not exaggerated) length, conventional styles (trunks or square-cuts), and dark, solid colors or restrained stripes are for you. Navy blue with brass-colored grommets and white rope ties are always safe.
- Do you want to look sexy? If so, you’ll need a cut that flatters your body type (see below), and a color and pattern that’s eye-catching without being ridiculous. Think stripes, plaids, bright solids, or some not-too-crazy floral patterning.
These affect cuts as well as colors and patterns: tight, form-fitting styles look sharp and practical in the longer cuts, but sexualized and only good for showing off your bod in the smaller cuts. Baggier styles look less sexualized, but can also look slumped and casual, like you don’t care about your appearance.
3. Be Honest About Your Body
It’s the 21st century — if you want to let it all hang out, you’re free to, at least as far as the local laws permit it.
That said, some realistic expectations about who wants to see your naked flesh, and how much of it, go a long way. A little self-consciousness is not a bad thing. Be honest:
- Are you a little soft around the middle? If you are, a looser cut will balance things out a bit, and you’ll absolutely want to avoid anything with a tight, strongly-elasticized waist opening that’s going to dig in to your belly.
- Are your thighs and buttocks toned? If they’re not, a tight swimming brief or thong is going to expose a lot of jiggle. Your call on whether you want to do that or not.
- Are you fit, but not interested in getting ogled? Longer, form-fitting styles like jammers or skinsuits are for you: all the streamlining and none of the naked flesh. It desexualizes things a bit.
There are no right or wrong choices here, but you should realistically expect your choices to have some effect on other people. There are going to be visual judgments on whether you look good in shorts, whether you want them or not.
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50 Last-Minute Holiday Men’s Gift Ideas for 2023
Struggling to find a last-minute gift for the man in your life as the holiday season approaches?
You’re not alone. The challenge of selecting a thoughtful gift under the pressure of looming deadlines is real, especially with the year drawing to a close.
Whether it’s for your dad, brother, uncle, or friend – the vast array of options can seem overwhelming.
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Our curated list of 50 last-minute gift ideas for men cuts through the clutter. From tech and apparel to accessories and home goods, we’ll ensure you find the perfect gift without the stress, making this holiday season memorable and enjoyable.
1. Echo Buds (2023 Release)
Echo Buds deliver crisp, balanced sound and active noise cancellation for immersive listening anywhere.
With Alexa built-in, men can enjoy hands-free access to music, calls, or getting information on the go.
The comfortable, customizable fit ensures they’ll stay secure during workouts or daily wear.
With up to 15 hours of music playback per charge, these wireless earbuds provide reliable performance all day long for the busy modern man.
- Active Noise Cancellation: Immerse in high-quality audio by reducing ambient noise.
- Hands-free Alexa Integration: Effortlessly control tasks with voice commands for ultimate convenience.
- Customizable Fit: Achieve comfort and security with customizable ear tips.
- Wireless Connectivity: Experience hassle-free and tangle-free audio with Bluetooth technology.
Click here to grab Echo Buds (2023 Release)
2. Google Pixel 7a
The Google Pixel 7a offers top-notch technology and features, making it an ideal gift for the man who seeks a powerful Android, affordable, and reliable smartphone for various needs.
- Advanced Camera System: Capture stunning photos and videos with the high-quality camera.
- Fast Performance: Powered by cutting-edge technology for smooth multitasking and app performance.
- Long-lasting Battery: Enjoy extended usage without worrying about frequent recharging.
- Pixel Experience: Access the latest Android updates and features for an optimized user experience.
Click here to purchase Google Pixel 7A
3. PlayStation Portal Remote Player
The New PlayStation Portal Remote Console allows men to easily stream their PS5 games on mobile devices.
With high-quality graphics and responsive controls, guys can continue playing hit titles like God of War Ragnarök and Horizon Forbidden West on the go.
Setup takes just seconds by pairing your smartphone or tablet with the PS5 via the same WiFi network.
Wherever he is, a man can use Remote Play to access his PS5 and pick up game progress right where he left off.
- Seamless Control: Navigate games and media effortlessly with an intuitively designed remote.
- Ergonomic Advantage: Enjoy a comfortable grip designed for prolonged gaming sessions.
- Universal Compatibility: Connects seamlessly with PlayStation consoles and various media devices.
- Durable Performance: Built to withstand the demands of intense gaming sessions for long-lasting enjoyment.
Click here to grab the PlayStation Portal Remote Player
4. Apple 10.9-inch iPad
The 10.9-inch iPad is a fantastic gift for men who are always on the move, especially for those who enjoy entertainment on the go.
Its compact size and powerful features make it perfect for catching up on favorite shows, movies, or sports while on a plane or during long commutes.
- Vibrant Liquid Retina Display: Ensures an immersive viewing experience, ideal for movies and games.
- Powerful A14 Bionic Chip: Provides smooth, lag-free performance for streaming and browsing.
- All-Day Battery Life: Great for long flights or travel without constant need for charging.
- Lightweight and Portable Design: Easy to carry, perfect for entertainment anywhere, anytime.
Click here to grab Apple’s iPad (10th Generation)
5. Sony WF-1000XM5 Noise-Canceling Earbuds
The Sony WF-1000XM5 Noise-Canceling Earbuds are an exceptional gift for any man who appreciates high-quality sound and cutting-edge technology.
Ideal for the music lover, the frequent traveler, or the fitness enthusiast, these earbuds offer a blend of superior sound quality, noise cancellation, and comfort.
- Industry-Leading Noise Cancellation: Perfect for immersive listening and distraction-free sound.
- High-Resolution Audio: Delivers exceptional sound quality for an unparalleled listening experience.
- Long Battery Life with Quick Charging: Ensures uninterrupted listening throughout the day.
- Ergonomic Design: Provides comfort and stability, suitable for extended wear and active use.
6. The Echo Show 5
The Echo Show 5 is an excellent gift for men who enjoy the convenience and innovation of smart home technology.
This compact device is perfect for a nightstand, office desk, or kitchen counter, providing easy access to information, entertainment, and smart home control.
- 5.5-inch Smart Display: Offers visual content like weather forecasts, to-do lists, and video calls.
- Built-in Alexa: Provides hands-free control of smart home devices, music, and more.
- Privacy Controls: Includes a camera shutter and microphone off button for added security.
- Compact Design: Fits perfectly in small spaces, adding functionality without clutter.
Click here to grab Echo Show-5 (3rd Generation, 2023 Release)
7. Garmin Venu 2 Smartwatch
The Garmin Venu 2 is the ultimate smartwatch for active men wanting to track their health and fitness.
With built-in GPS, 25+ sports apps, and advanced health monitoring, it captures detailed metrics to optimize workouts.
With a sleek, lightweight design and long battery life, the Venu 2 delivers robust performance during demanding training schedules.
- Comprehensive Fitness Tracking: Real-time metrics and sports apps for optimized workouts.
- Stylish AMOLED Display: Vibrant visuals on a sleek stainless steel bezel.
- Long Battery Life with Rapid Charging: Up to 11 days of use and quick recharging.
- Smart Connectivity: Notifications, music control, Garmin Pay, and customizable features for a personalized experience.
Click here to grab Garmin Venu 2
8. Echo Studio
With powerful immersive sound, the Echo Studio is the perfect smart speaker for music-loving men.
The Echo Studio also doubles as a TV speaker for clear voice and entertainment, even during loud scenes.
With its simple setup and hands-free control, the Echo Studio makes streaming music effortless for the modern man.
- Next-Level Audio Experience: Enjoy high-fidelity 3D sound for a truly immersive listening experience.
- Smart Home Harmony: Effortlessly control smart home devices with a device that complements his tech-savvy lifestyle.
- Versatile Music Compatibility: Connect to various music streaming services for a personalized and diverse listening library.
- Stylish and Comfortable Design: Its sleek and ergonomic design makes a statement in any room while ensuring comfort during extended use.
Click here to grab Echo Studio
9. VITAMAN’s Daily Essential Skincare Kit
What could be better than the gift of youthful skin? VITAMAN’s men’s skincare products are made with natural Australian ingredients – no toxins, aluminum or chemicals.
Their Daily Essential Skincare Kit gives you the core VITAMAN face-care essentials you need this winter:
- Natural Face Wash
- Natural Face Scrub
- Natural Face Moisturizer
- No alcohol or soap, both of which can dry your skin and lead to premature aging.
- Chemical-free – all products are made from unique native Australian plants that tighten and nourish your skin.
He’ll also get simple instructions on how to use this kit and VITAMAN’s world-class support if he has any questions. Click here to grab this kit and claim free US shipping!
10. Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch
The Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch is the ultimate gift for the tech-savvy man.
Whether he’s a professional needing robust computing power, a creative looking for top-notch graphics and processing, or simply someone who appreciates the finer things in tech, this MacBook Pro is a perfect match.
Its blend of power, precision, and Apple’s signature sleek design makes it a highly desirable gadget that any man would be thrilled to unwrap.
- M1 Chip: Delivers outstanding performance for multitasking and demanding applications.
- Retina Display: Offers crystal-clear visuals, perfect for both work and entertainment.
- Long Battery Life: Keeps up with a busy lifestyle, from all-day meetings to travel.
- Touch Bar and Touch ID: Provides quick access to tools and secure login, enhancing both convenience and security.
Click here to grab Apple’s 2023 MacBook Pro Laptop M3 chip
11. Anker PowerCore 13000
The Anker PowerCore 13000 is a compact yet powerful portable phone charger ideal for men on the go.
Weighing only 8 oz, it slips easily into a pocket or bag for convenient power during work, travel, or outdoor adventures.
The durable, sleek design and LED power display make it the perfect portable power bank for any tech-savvy man needing reliable performance.
- High Capacity: With 13000mAh, it ensures multiple device charges while on the move.
- Fast Charging Technology: Quickly replenish devices with efficient charging capabilities.
- Compact and Lightweight: Designed for portability, fitting easily into pockets or bags.
- Durable Build: Sturdy construction ensures long-lasting durability.
Click here to grab Anker PowerCore 13000mAh
12. W-KING Bluetooth Speakers with Subwoofer
With powerful sound and deep bass, the W-KING 80W Bluetooth speaker amps up any party or event.
The portable design makes it easy to bring full, immersive sound on camping trips, tailgates, or the backyard BBQ.
Durable and water-resistant, this speaker can go wherever the fun is happening while delivering booming audio that keeps the good times going.
- Powerful Sound with Subwoofer: Experience enhanced audio quality with deep bass for a captivating listening experience.
- Bluetooth Convenience: Enjoy wireless connectivity for seamless device pairing.
- Durable Construction: Sturdy build suitable for outdoor adventures.
- Versatile Use: Perfect for a range of activities, from picnics to parties.
Click here to grab W-KING Bluetooth Speakers with Subwoofer
13. MOFT MagSafe Wallet Stand
The MOFT MagSafe Wallet Stand provides a convenient 2-in-1 accessory for men on the go. It securely holds cards and cash on the back of an iPhone or Samsung phone using strong magnets.
With a thin, minimalist design, the MOFT Wallet Stand adheres directly to phones without adding bulk.
This versatile accessory declutters pockets while keeping essentials within reach for modern busy men.
- MagSafe Compatibility: Securely attach to his iPhone for convenient use.
- Wallet Function: Carry essential cards along with the phone.
- Convertible Stand: Doubles as a stand for hands-free use.
- Compact and Portable: Slim design for easy pocket storage.
Click here to grab MOFT MagSafe Wallet Stand
14. GEJUICAI Magnetic Wireless Charger Stand
The GEJIUCAI wireless charging stand is perfect for keeping a man’s devices powered up and organized.
Its upright stand eliminates messy cables while charging phones quickly just by setting them on the base.
The built-in Apple Watch charger allows men to conveniently power up their watch at the same time as their phone. Its compact and minimalist design is ideal for a man’s nightstand or desk, keeping daily tech essentials charged and decluttered.
- Magnetic Charging: Effortlessly align and charge his devices with magnetic precision.
- Wireless Convenience: Experience hassle-free charging without the need for tangled cables.
- Sleek Design: A modern and compact charging stand that complements any workspace or bedside table.
- Versatile Compatibility: Compatible with a range of devices, making it a versatile and practical gift.
Click here to grab GEJUICAI Magnetic Wireless Charger Stand
15. Ring Battery Doorbell Plus
The Ring Battery Doorbell Plus lets guys keep an eye on their home from anywhere. With its 1080p HD video and Two-Way Talk, men can see, hear, and speak to visitors right from the app.
Setup takes just minutes with the included drill-free brackets to easily mount to the doorframe.
With customizable motion alerts, night vision and a quick-change battery, the Doorbell Plus is an easy way for tech-savvy men to upgrade home security.
- Enhanced Security: Monitor his home in high-definition video with advanced motion detection.
- Wire-Free Installation: Easy setup without the need for complicated wiring.
- Two-Way Talk: Communicate with visitors through the built-in microphone and speaker.
- Extended Battery Life: Enjoy long-lasting security with a powerful battery.
Click here to grab Ring Battery Doorbell Plus
16. GoPro HERO12 Black
The GoPro HERO12 Black empowers men to document life’s most thrilling adventures in exquisite detail.
A rugged waterproof design allows men to film HD clips in virtually any environment, from mountains to oceans.
With quick access buttons and intuitive touch controls, the HERO12 makes it simple for dads, husbands and adventurers to chronicle their exploits from exciting POV angles.
- High-Resolution Action: Capture stunning 4K videos and high-quality photos in any environment.
- Advanced Stabilization: Ensure smooth and steady footage, even in dynamic and fast-paced activities.
- Waterproof Design: Dive into underwater adventures with confidence with its rugged and waterproof construction.
- Intuitive Touchscreen: Easily navigate settings and review footage with the user-friendly touchscreen interface.
Click here to grab GoPro HERO12 Black
17. Canon EOS R8
The Canon EOS R8 is the perfect full-frame mirrorless camera for creative men looking to up their photography game.
Its lightweight, compact body delivers powerful performance for street, travel, and everyday shooting.
With fast autofocus and up to 40 fps continuous shooting, the EOS R8 lets male photographers and content creators capture stunning images of life’s best moments.
- High-Resolution Imaging: Experience exceptional image quality with advanced sensor technology.
- Versatile Shooting Modes: From landscapes to portraits, explore a range of creative possibilities.
- Advanced Autofocus: Capture fast-moving subjects with precision and speed.
- Intuitive Touchscreen Interface: Easily navigate settings and review images with the responsive touchscreen.
Click here to grab Canon EOS R8
18. Thursday Boots Cavalier
Few boots really drive home sleek and casual perfection the way Chelsea Boots do.
The boots were first used as riding boots, the elastic on the sides making them easy to slip on and off.
They make amazing casual boots that really lend a much-needed elegance to any man’s outfit. The Thursday Boots Cavalier is a must-have in a fall closet.Click here to grab the Thursday Boots Cavalier
- Handcrafted Quality: Each pair is meticulously crafted for exceptional durability and comfort.
- Versatile Design: Stylish boots suitable for various occasions, from casual outings to formal events.
- Premium Materials: Made from high-quality leather for a sophisticated look.
- Resilient Construction: Built to withstand the elements while maintaining a polished appearance.
Click here to grab the Thursday Boots Cavalier
19. John Henric Blue Jeans
Meet John Henric Blue Jeans – the coolest addition to any guy’s wardrobe!
These jeans aren’t just denim; they’re your go-to for laid-back vibes with a touch of style.
Picture this: comfortable, versatile, and effortlessly cool – that’s the magic of John Henric.
It’s not just a pair of jeans; it’s a statement of laid-back sophistication.
- Contemporary Design: Stylish blue jeans that effortlessly elevate his casual wardrobe.
- Quality Material: Crafted with durable denim for long-lasting comfort.
- Versatile Style: Perfect for a variety of occasions, from casual outings to weekend get-togethers.
- Tailored Fit: Provides a modern and flattering silhouette.
Click here to grab John Henric Blue Jeans
20. Collars & Co’s Original Dress Collar Polo Shirt
Elevate your wardrobe with the Collars & Co Original Dress Collar Polo – the perfect fusion of casual comfort and refined style.
This polo isn’t your average shirt; it’s a statement piece for the man who appreciates the finer details.
Whether you’re heading to the office or a weekend brunch, the Collars & Co polo effortlessly transitions from casual to smart, making it a versatile must-have for any man’s closet.
- Timeless Polo Shirt Style: Classic design suitable for various occasions.
- High-Quality Fabric: Comfortable and durable for long-lasting wear.
- Versatility: Pairs well with different outfits for a polished look.
- Attention to Detail: Crafted with precision for a refined finish.
Click here to grab Collars & Co’s Original Dress Collar Polo Shirt
21. Bruno Marc’s Casual Oxford Dress Sneakers
Dress better in these Bruno Marc oxford dress sneakers. A 100% leather upper looks great, complete with stitched details. Lace-up closure offers a look that is refined and easy to lock in.
A leather-covered insole keeps feet comfortable, while an EVA outsole provides superior shock absorption.
- Stylish and Comfortable: Fashionable design without compromising comfort.
- Durable Construction: Quality materials for long-lasting wear.
- Versatile Design: Suitable for both casual and semi-formal settings.
- Classic Oxford Style: Timeless and refined look for various occasions.
Click here to grab Bruno Marc’s Casual Oxford Dress Sneakers
22. Peter Manning’s Lambskin Leather Jacket
Lambskin Leather Jacket by Peter Manning can take you from work to play in sublime comfort and perfect cool.
Designed in proportions for shorter men and made from buttery New Zealand lambskin with a quilted chambray lining, it is perfect over a t-shirt or layered with an Everyday Shirt and Wool Sweater.
This jacket wears well now and will only get better with age. Please note it will also stretch a bit with time. Available both in brown and black color.
- Classic Leather Elegance: Crafted with premium leather for a sleek and sophisticated look.
- Tailored Fit: Designed specifically for shorter men for a flattering and comfortable fit.
- Versatile Style: Elevates both casual and formal outfits with its timeless design.
- Durable Construction: High-quality materials ensure longevity for years of wear.
Click to explore Peter Manning leather jackets
23. Peter Manning’s Heather Grey Classic Hoodie
Peter Manning’s Classic Hoodie is made from quality year-round 11oz cotton, with a bit of stretch added for performance and comfort.
Designed to fit the ‘not so tall’ guy, it includes shorter sleeves and body length, and properly scaled pockets and hood. Never too big or too baggy, you will love this versatile piece!
- Tailored Fit: Specifically designed for shorter men for a perfect fit.
- High-Quality Fabric: Ensures comfort and durability.
- Classic Heather Grey Color: Timeless and versatile aesthetic.
- Casual and Stylish: Suitable for a relaxed yet polished look.
Click here to grab Peter Manning’s Heather Grey Classic Hoodie
24. Classic Monta Watches
What man doesn’t want a stylish, elegant timepiece? Monta Watches are great starter watches for those who want to go a little more high-end but still want to stay on a budget.
These watches are sleek and professional and come in several styles that cater to every whim and fancy. I’d definitely be happy to see this under the tree!
- Swiss Precision: Experience the artistry of Swiss watchmaking for accurate timekeeping.
- Classic and Elegant Design: A timeless aesthetic suitable for any occasion.
- Premium Materials: Crafted with high-quality materials for durability and style.
- Attention to Detail: Every timepiece reflects meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail.
Click here to discover Monta’s classic, elegant Swiss-made timepieces
25. Amazon Best-sellling Self Improvement Books For Men
Book is always a friend. Surround yourself with wise ‘friends’.
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: 30th Anniversary Edition
- The Man in the Mirror: Solving the 24 Problems Men Face
- How to Make Sh*t Happen: Make More Money, Get in Better Shape, Create Epic Relationships and Control
- The Art of War
- Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
…and many more on the list!
- Diverse Selection: Choose from a curated list of Amazon’s bestselling self-improvement books catering to various interests.
- Expert Insights: Gain valuable knowledge and insights from acclaimed authors in the field.
- Inspiring Narratives: Motivational stories and practical advice to empower his personal and professional life.
- Accessible Wisdom: A convenient and thoughtful gift available with just a click on Amazon.
Grab these and many other great books on Amazon
26. Maui Sunglasses
As the name suggests, Maui Jim has devoted its cool sunglass designs to the beauty and culture of the island itself.
The brand is on a mission to provide you with the best vision possible with their quality lens technology that makes you see colors more vividly and your surroundings more clearly.
- Superior UV Protection: Shield his eyes with advanced polarized lenses for clear vision and sun protection.
- Stylish Designs: Choose from a variety of fashionable frames to suit his personal style.
- Lightweight Comfort: Experience all-day comfort with lightweight and durable materials.
- Clarity and Color: Enhance visual clarity and perception with Maui Jim’s advanced lens technology.
Click here to visit Maui Jim store and browse various collections
27. EZRI Executive Backpack
Whether you’re traveling, hitting the gym, or heading to work – EZRI has a stylish, practical backpack for you.
All EZRI’s backpacks are made of incredible high-end unique materials, making them ultra-lightweight while allowing them to maintain their shape even when empty, and to stand on their own.
- Organized Storage: Multiple compartments for efficient organization of essentials.
- Durable Construction: Designed to withstand the rigors of daily use.
- Professional Aesthetics: Sleek and stylish design suitable for business or casual settings.
- Comfortable to Carry: Ergonomic features ensure comfort during extended wear.
Click to grab the EZRI Executive Backpack
28. Carl Friedrik Leather Wallet
Every man needs an amazing leather wallet. And to tell you the truth… not a lot of companies are up to Carl Friedrik’s standard.
Beautifully made Italian leather wallets crafted to perfection will bring a smile to any man who receives one as a gift this holiday season.
You can pick different sizes, colors and types of wallets – I’m sure you’ll find the perfect one for your friend, brother, father (or any man for that matter) and I’m sure they’ll thank you for it!
- Sleek Minimalism: Streamlined designs for an elegant and modern aesthetic.
- Quality Materials: Crafted with premium leather for a luxurious feel and lasting durability.
- Practical Organization: Thoughtful compartments for cards, cash, and essentials.
- Versatile Options: Choose from a variety of styles to suit his personal taste.
Click here to see Carl Friedrik’s Wallets Collection
29. Gerber Gear Tactical MultiTool
This multi-tool has saved me countless times when going on trips, especially when I used to ride my bike all over the country.
Small enough to fit in the compartment or bag but has everything you need in a pinch.
- Multifunctional Design: Pliers, knives, screwdrivers, and more in one compact tool.
- Durable Construction: Built with robust materials for longevity and reliability.
- Easy Accessibility: Quick and accessible tool deployment for efficiency.
- Versatile Carry: Compact and foldable for easy portability in pockets or belts.
Click to grab the Gerber Gear Truss Multitool
30. Anson Belt And Buckle
A good belt can take your whole outfit from good to great.
Anson Belt & Buckle has taken the classic belt and improved it with their revolutionary exchangeable buckle system and micro-adjustable belt.
Instead of 5 holes, 1” apart like most traditional belts, Anson Belt offers 30+ options only a 1/4” apart, allowing you to always achieve the perfect fit.
- Interchangeable Buckles and Straps: Mix and match for a versatile and personalized look.
- Microadjustable Fit: No-holes design for a comfortable and precise fit.
- Quality Craftsmanship: Made with premium materials for durability and sophistication.
- Timeless Design: Classic styles that complement a range of outfits.
Click here to check out Anson Belt and Buckle!
31. Parfums De Marly Fragrances
In the world of men’s fragrances, Parfums de Marly is a relatively new kid on the block but they’ve already built up a reputation as an exquisite, niche fragrance house.
Known for their bold fragrances that leverage exotic fruits, florals, spices, and woods Parfums de Marly fragrances will surely make you smell and feel like royalty.
With over 30 colognes available, it won’t be difficult finding that signature scent for you or that special someone.
- Premium Fragrances: Crafted with high-quality ingredients for a lasting and memorable scent.
- Diverse Collection: Choose from a range of unique and captivating fragrances to suit individual preferences.
- Elegant Packaging: Presented in beautifully designed bottles for an added touch of luxury.
- Long-Lasting: High concentration for a fragrance that lingers throughout the day.
Click here to get an amazing discount on Parfums De Marly Fragrances
32. Harry’s Shaving Kit
Looking for a quality shaving kit that won’t empty your pockets? This Harry’s five-piece shaving set is all you need to fine-tune your grooming routine.
This set is all you need for a crisp, close shave.
- Precision Razor: Ergonomically designed for a close and comfortable shave.
- Quality Blades: Sharp and durable blades for a smooth and irritation-free grooming experience.
- Hydrating Shave Gel: Ensures a smooth glide and nourishes the skin during shaving.
- Thoughtful Packaging: Presented in a stylish kit for a complete and premium grooming experience.
Click here to get your Harry’s Shaving Kit
33. Brio Trimmer
The Brio Beardscape is the ultimate tool to manage your beard from 5 o’clock shadow to 5-month masterpiece!
The ceramic blade is 4 times harder than stainless steel, creates less friction and heat and is quieter than metal. The Beardscape is one of the quietest trimmers available!
The Beardscape makes an excellent hair trimmer and is perfect for any manscaping project, for the Beard and Beyond.
- Cordless Convenience: Easily maneuver and trim without the constraints of cords.
- Adjustable Length Settings: Customize grooming preferences with multiple length options.
- Durable Construction: Designed for long-lasting use with quality materials.
- Efficient Battery Life: Extended battery life for multiple grooming sessions on a single charge.
Click here to explore all features of Brio Trimmer
34. Paudin Pairing Knife
Classic Paring Knife – This small knife gives you complete control over the tip and edge of the blade – making it perfect for peeling, cutting, coring, chopping, and other detail work.
No matter what your skill level is, this 3.5 Inch paring knife is easy to use.
- High-Quality Blade: Crafted with precision for sharpness and durability.
- Versatile Use: Ideal for intricate tasks such as peeling, trimming, and precise cutting.
- Comfortable Grip: Ergonomic handle for a secure and comfortable grip during use.
- Easy Maintenance: Designed for easy cleaning and maintenance to keep it in top condition.
Click here to buy PAUDIN Paring Knife
35. It’s_Organized Computer Desk
Working from home has its perks but it definitely has its disadvantages too.
I often found myself distracted and even falling asleep on my workspace.
But by having a nice, elegant and sleek desk for my desk set up – I have a completely new outlook on working from home and I actually get excited to set everything up and start my workday every single day!
- Spacious Surface: Provides ample space for gaming peripherals, monitors, and accessories.
- Cable Management System: Keep cables organized and out of the way for a clean setup.
- Sturdy Construction: Built to withstand the rigors of gaming, ensuring durability and stability.
- Ergonomic Design: Designed for comfortable gaming sessions, minimizing fatigue.
Click to grab the It’s_Organized Computer Desk
36. Satechi Eco-Leather Deskmate
Satechi Eco-Leather Deskmate helps to protect your desk space and complements your modern setup.
The Multi-Function Desk Mat – acts as a comfortable resting surface for your hands while typing or writing; ideal as a desktop blotter, mouse pad, writing mat and much more!
- Premium Eco-Leather: Crafted with environmentally friendly materials for a luxurious feel.
- Organization Pockets: Multiple compartments for keeping essentials organized and within reach.
- Non-Slip Base: Ensures stability and prevents slipping on the desk surface.
- Stylish Design: Elevates the aesthetics of the workspace with a modern and sleek look.
Click here to grab Satechi Eco-Leather Deskmate
37. Ember Smat Mug
Ember Coffee Mug with Longer Lasting Battery: smart coffee mug’s extended battery life keeps your drink at your preferred temperature (between 120°F – 145°F) for up to 80 minutes on a full charge or all day on its redesigned charging coaster.
- Temperature Control: Keeps beverages at the desired temperature for an extended period.
- Customizable Settings: Adjust temperature preferences through a smartphone app.
- Long-lasting Battery: Enjoy hot beverages throughout the day with an extended battery life.
- Sleek Design: Modern and minimalist design for a stylish addition to any desk or coffee table.
Click here to grab Ember Smart Mug
38. De’Longhi Manual Espresso Machine
De’Longhi Stilosa Manual Espresso Machine: brew lattes, cappuccinos and espressos in a comfort of your home.
The optimal pressure to extract a single or double espresso, so your coffee drink comes out perfectly rich.
- Manual Brewing Control: Allows for a hands-on brewing experience to achieve the perfect espresso.
- 15-Bar Pump Pressure: Ensures optimal extraction for a rich and flavorful coffee.
- Steam Wand: Froth milk for lattes and cappuccinos with the built-in steam wand.
- Compact Design: Fits easily on countertops for a convenient and stylish addition to the kitchen.
Click here to grab De’Longhi Stilosa Manual Espresso Machine
39. Perfect Pushup Elite
Perfect Pushup Elite, Anti-Slip Rotating Handles Prevent Wrist and Elbow Strain
Ergonomic grips help distribute weight evenly, reducing pressure points and joint strain on wrists and elbows
Built to last construction with smooth rotation and steel ball bearing system; Treads on bottom of handles Securely grip all floor surfaces.
- Rotating Handles: Engage more muscles and reduce strain on wrists for a safer and more effective pushup.
- Ergonomic Grips: Comfortable and non-slip handles for a secure grip during workouts.
- Sturdy Design: Built with durable materials to withstand intense workouts.
- Versatile Fitness: Suitable for home workouts or on-the-go exercises.
Click here to purchase Perfect Pushup Elite
40. Lodge’s 10.25-inch Cast Iron Skillet
Lodge 10.25 Inch Cast Iron Pre-Seasoned Skillet – Signature Teardrop Handle – Use in the Oven, on the Stove, on the Grill, or Over a Campfire
Lodge cast iron cookware is the perfect kitchen tool for beginners, home cooks and chefs. Cast iron can handle any kitchen cooktop, oven, grill and open flame.
Crafted in America with iron and oil, its naturally seasoned cooking surface creates an easy-release and improves with use.
- Even Heating: Distributes heat evenly for consistent cooking results.
- Pre-Seasoned Finish: Ready for immediate use and easy maintenance.
- Multi-Functional: Suitable for various cooking methods, from stovetop to oven.
- Durable Construction: Crafted with high-quality cast iron for long-lasting performance.
Click here to grab Lodge’s 10.25 Inch Cast Iron Skillet
41. Wsiiroon 1600 Lumen XML-T6 Handheld Flashlight
I know I’ve listed several other flashlights here but with a house of 5 kids who like to the outdoors – somehow I just need several of these.
I keep these in our camping gear as well as keep one in each of the rooms.
Just in case we get a blackout from the nasty storm, everyone’s set. Pro-dad tip, these are waterproof.
Making them super handy for sticky little fingers.
- High Lumen Output: Provides a bright and far-reaching beam for visibility in the dark.
- Adjustable Focus: Zoom in for spotlight or zoom out for floodlight, adapting to different situations.
- Durable Build: Constructed with robust materials to withstand outdoor conditions.
- Versatile Use: Ideal for camping, hiking, emergencies, and other outdoor activities.
Click here to grab this Wsiiroon 1600 Lumen XML-T6 Handheld Flashlight
42. Tile Pro: Never Lose Your Essentials Again
Have you ever lost something inside your own house or car? The Tile Pro is a thoughtful gift for men who tend to misplace their keys or wallet.
This Bluetooth tracker helps locate lost items quickly, making it a practical and useful gadget.
- Key Features:
- 400 ft Range: Wide area coverage.
- Loud Ring: Easily hear it from a distance.
- Replaceable Battery: For long-term use.
- Tile App Compatibility: For easy tracking on a smartphone.
Click here to grab Tile Pro
43. Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD
The Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD is a classic and practical gift, perfect for men who appreciate a handy and reliable tool for everyday tasks.
- Key Features:
- 7 Functions: Includes a blade, scissors, nail file, and more.
- Compact Size: Fits easily on a keychain or in a pocket.
- Stainless Steel Tools: Durable and rust-resistant.
- Lifetime Warranty: Ensures quality and satisfaction.
Click here to grab Swiss Army Classis Knife
44. MasterClass Annual Membership: Learning Unleashed
A MasterClass Annual Membership is a unique gift for men who love to learn and explore new skills.
From cooking to photography, it offers access to classes taught by world-renowned experts.
- Key Features:
- Wide Range of Topics: Covers cooking, writing, music, and more.
- Expert Instructors: Learn from the best in their fields.
- High-Quality Video Lessons: Engaging and informative.
- Accessible on Multiple Devices: Learn anytime, anywhere.
Click to start ultimate learning with Masterclass
45. Timex Weekender Chronograph
The Timex Weekender Chronograph is a versatile and stylish watch, suitable for both casual and formal wear.
It’s a great gift for men who value simplicity and functionality in their accessories.
- Key Features:
- Indiglo Light-Up Watch Dial: Easy to read in the dark.
- Chronograph Functionality: Adds practicality.
- Interchangeable Straps: To match different styles.
- Water-Resistant: Suitable for everyday use
Click here to grab Timex Weekender Chronograph watch
46. RAK Magnetic Wristband For Holding Tools
The RAK Magnetic Wristband is a game-changer for DIY enthusiasts, providing a convenient and hands-free solution for holding tools during various projects.
- Powerful Magnets: Securely holds screws, nuts, bolts, and small tools, preventing them from getting lost.
- Adjustable Strap: Ensures a comfortable and secure fit, accommodating different wrist sizes.
- Durable Construction: Made with high-quality materials to withstand the demands of DIY tasks.
- Time and Energy Saver: Streamlines the workflow by keeping essential tools within easy reach, boosting efficiency.
Click here to grab RAK Magnetic Wristband for Holding Tools
47. Audible Subscription (RMRS Special Deal)
Audible is a subscription-based service that provides users with access to a vast library of audiobooks, podcasts, and other spoken-word content including titles in various genres such as fiction, non-fiction, self-help, business, and more.
Men seeking self-improvement can find Audible especially useful for several reasons:
- Convenience: Audiobooks can be listened to while multitasking – during commutes, workouts, or even while doing chores.
- Diverse Learning Resources: Audible offers a wide range of self-improvement books covering topics like productivity, mental health, leadership skills, financial management, and personal development.
- Accessibility: For those who are not fond of reading or have limited time to read, audiobooks provide an alternative way to consume information and gain knowledge.
- Expert Narration: Many books on Audible are narrated by experts or even the authors themselves, which can add an extra layer of engagement and understanding to the material.
- Portable and Easy to Access: With the Audible app, users can listen to their audiobooks on various devices, making it easy to continue where they left off, regardless of location.
- Self-Paced Learning: Men seeking self-improvement can listen at their own pace, rewind to revisit complex topics, or even speed up the narration to go through materials faster.
- Mental Stimulation and Relaxation: Listening to audiobooks can be a relaxing activity that simultaneously stimulates the mind, aiding in the absorption of new information and ideas.
Click here to claim your Audible subscription.
48. Ray-Ban Classic Aviator Sunglasses
Ray-Ban Classic Aviator Sunglasses are a stylish and practical gift, perfect for men who appreciate classic fashion. These sunglasses offer both protection and a timeless look.
- Key Features:
- UV Protection: Shields eyes from harmful rays.
- Durable Metal Frame: Long-lasting and stylish.
- Iconic Design: Recognizable and fashionable.
- Variety of Lens Options: To suit personal style.
Click here to purchase Ray-Ban Classic Aviator Sunglasses
49. Glencairn Whisky Glass Set
The Glencairn Whisky Glass Set is designed to enhance the whisky-drinking experience, making it a sophisticated gift for the man who appreciates the nuances of fine spirits.
- Tulip-Shaped Design: Concentrates aromas for a richer tasting experience.
- Lead-Free Crystal: Ensures clarity and showcases the color of the whisky.
- Sturdy Base: Provides stability and a comfortable grip for sipping.
- Set of Glasses: Perfect for enjoying whisky with friends or hosting tasting sessions.
Click here to purchase Glencairn Whiskey Glass Set
50. Timberland Men’s Classic Boot Ankle
Timberland Men’s Classic Boot Ankle combines style and durability, making it a versatile gift for the man who values both fashion and functionality.
- Premium Leather: Crafted with high-quality leather for a rugged and stylish look.
- Anti-Fatigue Technology: Provides all-day comfort and support for long walks or hikes.
- Waterproof Construction: Keeps feet dry and comfortable in various weather conditions.
- Versatile Design: Suitable for both casual outings and outdoor adventures, offering a timeless aesthetic.
Click here to purchase Timberland’s Classic Boot Ankle
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Published Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2023 13:05:03 +0000
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