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Feel like getting a little bare down there?

Pubic hair has become a bit of a hassle over the years. Trends lean toward bare naked skin in the sensitive areas, which lends the question: what’s the best way to get rid of the hair around your balls without inflicting unnecessary injury?

Over the years, Brazilian waxes have made a name for themselves in men’s hair-removal regimens. Rest assured, however, the old saying “there’s no such thing as bad advertising” really doesn’t hold true when it comes to below-the-belt landscaping. In fact, many men who have faced the Battle of the Brazilian have quickly learned that negative advertising does, indeed, exist for a reason. It’s a process that’s not for the faint of heart, and, in fact, and it’s not really for anyone who wants to retain feeling in one of the most fun regions of his body.

Why? Let’s take a look.

Waxing Around the Weiner 101: What is a Brazilian?

If you don’t already know what a Brazilian wax consists of, that’s probably part of the reason you’re still considering getting yourself into this quandary. Let’s start with the obvious: the phrase ‘Brazilian wax’ only has two words in it, and one of them is characterized by a steaming hot liquid that attaches itself to whatever surface its touching as it cools. In the world of skincare, the wax doesn’t hang out on your skin for long, however. Your esthetician (because this is definitely one of those please don’t try this at home moments!) will rapidly peel the wax from the place it resides, bringing with it the very roots that hold your pubic hair in place.

Sometimes, those actions will be super quick, but don’t be fooled—even fast actions can leave a lasting impact in sensitive areas. If you have shorter hairs that are a bit stubborn and don’t want to come out of their homes, your hair-removal professional might have to resort to low-and-slow pulls, further prolonging the pain that waxing brings.

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Still interested in getting waxed?

Let’s take a deeper dive.

In order for your esthetician to get into the nitty-gritty of your junk, you’ll need to find yourself in rather compromising positions. Women have been getting into stirrups for most of their lives. They’re used to that uncomfortable legs-in-air position, met by a person on the other end who doesn’t see anything but the appointment their servicing at the time. Men, on the other hand, aren’t often left with their pants on the ground and their knees in a rather come-hither situation. If you want to get waxed, however, this is a situation you’ll surely face. There’s one word men use above all others when asked to describe their experiences with waxing below the belt: vulnerable.

Once you’re in position, your esthetician will apply hot wax to all the crevices from your butt crack to your belly button. Brazilians are no-holds-barred appointments, which means you’ve signed up to get bare naked. Literally.

Keeping Your Scrotum Safe: Why You Should Avoid Brazilian Waxing

So, let’s assume you’ve gotten over the embarrassment and discomfort associated with your waxing appointment. You’re good to go, right? Well, not exactly.

You see, hot wax has its downfalls, particularly when you’re putting it around the penis. It’s no secret that the skin down there is incredibly sensitive; it’s supposed to be. That said, the sensations caused from hot wax aren’t exactly natural, and they can put you in pretty painful situations, should the wrong circumstance arise.

  • Burned Balls. Obviously, hot wax carries heat. If you visit an inexperienced esthetician (or if you try the DIY method), you’re exposing your precious parts to potential burns that could be incredibly painful. Wax is nothing to mess around with, and when you’re dealing with such a sensitive area, the skin isn’t adept to major temperature changes or foreign elements impeding its space. The result can send you to the emergency room if your wax is too hot or applied incorrectly.
  • Scalped Scrotums. It’s just as nasty as it sounds. Scrotum skin is particularly vulnerable and needs to be taken care of. It doesn’t like being torched and pulled; these acts could easily cause the skin around your nuts to disengage with the rest of your body. The actions involved with waxing, by nature, require a quick pull of hard wax or paper across your body. Your below-the-belt skin is ultra sensitive and super thin; it can tear at a moment’s notice. If you’ve never felt the pain of torn scrotum skin, this is certainly not the time to put it on your bucket list.

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A Painless Way to Go Hair-Free: Manscaping the Right Way

Forget all of those what-if-you-need-to-call-911 ways, and invest in a manscaping routine that makes sense. Waxing is on the wane anyway, since many men who have tried it bowed out after their first experience on all fours. Manscaping the right way can be done at home, as long as you have the right tools. Manscaped’s got you covered. With a wide array of everything you need to keep your private parts safe from substances that shouldn’t be down there anyway, you’ll come out of the process with a cleanly shaven set of parts that are primed and ready to go when your partner tears your clothes off.

Say goodbye to compromising positions and paying people to prod around on your privates. An at-home manscaping kit is pain- and embarrassment-free. Not to mention, you can make magic happen on your own time, without dealing with embarrassing appointments that leave you unable to sit for hours on end.

Manscaping Part 1: Setting Yourself Up for Easy Cleanup

It all begins with the Magic Mat. This magical little item makes the cleanup process quick and simple. All you need to do is lay it strategically on the ground, right between your legs. It’ll catch all the hairs that you’ll soon be trimming from your lower region, enabling you to swiftly pick it up and toss it in the trash. No fuss. No muss. No mess.

Manscaping Part 2: Trimming the Rogue Hairs Away

Now, you’re ready to get to work. With a Brazilian wax, you don’t have any say in how much hair you’re going to keep because you’re not keeping any of it. You’ll be waxed bald all the way to your balls. With Manscaping, you can shave all the way down to your skin or simply shape the hair so it’s not throwing a party outside of your underwear line.

Using The Lawn Mower 2.0, prep your precious parts for further hair removal by trimming the hair down to a manageable length. This trimmer’s specifically designed for a man’s lower region, offering extra protection by way of the Hyper-Hygenic™ features and SkinSafe™ technology that prevents nicks, snags, and painful pulls.

Manscaping Part 3: Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty

The Plow is a single-blade, double-sided razor that knows what it’s doing when it gets to your nether region. This is the tool every man needs if he wants a smooth finish, devoid of follicle fuzzies. It provides an extra sense of refinement and smoothness, ensuring you’re not left with prickly pieces or uncomfortable tufts of tresses in your drawers.

Manscaping Part 4: Cleaning Your Freshly Shaven Pieces

Step in the shower, because now it’s time for your pH-balanced cleanser to shine. The Crop Cleanser was created specifically for men, bringing between-the-leg ingredients that are meant to keep ball stench at bay while leaving you feeling clean and refreshed throughout the day. It’s perfect for post-shave showers because it’s created with soothing aloe and sea salt, which calm and hydrate the skin.

Manscaping Part 5: Deodorizing Your Down Under

In order to stay truly fresh and clean throughout the day, you’ve got two more steps to go. First, apply Crop Preserver after you step out the shower and towel off. This ball deodorizer is formulated with ingredients that enhance your skin’s natural moisture barrier while simultaneously promoting anti-bacterial protection. It’s a quick-absorbing talcum-like gel that every man needs in his underwear arsenal.

Finally, spritz on the Crop Reviver and you’re ready to go. This toner and refresher reduces inflammation and irritation, keeping your parts free of friction and funk. The witch hazel and aloe ingredients complement manscaping routines perfectly.

If you’re ready to get rid of the hair around your nether region without sending yourself to the emergency room, Manscaped’s got the answer. Our Perfect Package 2.0 is packed with everything you need to get your skin soft, supple, and cleanly shaven—sans burns, nicks, and other unwanted wounds. From the mat you lay on the floor to capture easy cleanup, to the spritz that’ll keep your skin fresh and stench-free, we’ve got you covered. Purchase your Perfect Package 2.0 today, and get ready to revel in the power of your manliness.

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Title: Beware of the Brazilian Wax – Why Male Grooming Is a Better Option
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Published Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2020 17:42:38 +0000

 

 

 

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How to wear your watch correctly

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

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

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

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

In today’s article, I’ll be covering:

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

#1 Origins Of The Wrist Watch

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

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

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

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

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

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

#2 What Wrist Do You Wear A Watch On?

man wears watch

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

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

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

So how do you know for sure?

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

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

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

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

watch facing inside

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#4 The Stylish Way To Wear A Watch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There you have it, gents.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We’ll be covering:

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

#1 What Are The Advantages Of A Capsule Wardrobe?

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

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

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

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

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

#2 How Do You Build A Fall Capsule Wardrobe?

fall clothing items

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

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

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

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

Keep It Simple

man wearing coat

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

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

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

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

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

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

#3 Where Can You Find Deals On Fall Clothing?

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

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

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

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

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

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

These big ticket items include:

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

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

#4 What Are The Best Fall Capsule Wardrobe Essentials?

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

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

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

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

Overcoats

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

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

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

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

Leather Jackets

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

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

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

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

Sweaters

man wearing sweater

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

So how do you find the perfect sweater?

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

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

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

That’s it, gents.

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

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The Best Zara Fragrances

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

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

£100 for 50ml.

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

Tobacco Collective 100ml – £16.99

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

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For Him 100ml – £22.99

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

Florence 100ml – £16.24

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

Written by Tom Loughran

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