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We all let ourselves go a little now and then. We eat the extra slice of pizza. We get a little ripe in between showers. We also let our hairy bodies get out of control. There are plenty of valid reasons to slack off now and then. What matters is that we pull ourselves together and get back into good habits.

With that in mind, you might be looking for instructions on how to get hair off your balls. It’s one of the ways you let yourself go. You’re not alone, but we want to provide some caution. One of the methods you’ll find online is to use Nair. We should probably talk about that.

Let’s Learn About Depilatories!

Nair is the best-known brand, but it’s only one of many depilatories. For the sake of today’s discussion, we’ll be using the two interchangeably. What you should understand is that while each brand will have its own formula and quirks, they largely work in the same way and come with the same pros, cons, risks, and benefits.

How They Work

Before you can decide if you should use Nair on your balls, you might want to know how it works. Depilatories do their job by chemically deconstructing your hair at the root. That’s not an exaggeration. These things use strong acids to dissolve the roots of your hair. They do it in minutes, so you know it’s not exactly a weak formula.

Once the root is dissolved, the remaining hair washes away. It leaves you completely smooth, and it can take a while for the hair to grow back. Since it has to regrow the whole root, you get extra time between male grooming sessions.

There are some worthwhile advantages to removing hair this way. One is that the hairs don’t grow back sharp. That’s nice, and any guy who has ever had stubble between his legs will tell you. Also, the hairs won’t poke you on the way back out. This means no razor burn.

A second large advantage is that you can’t cut yourself with Nair. If you prove to be the exception to that rule, then we should probably get you a trophy and your own entry on the Darwin awards. That’s some next-level special.

Of course, chemically burning off your hair comes with a few disadvantages too. The strong acids sound scary, and they are. While this stuff is designed to be safe, it also comes with an FDA-required warning label. To be fair, most people are unharmed when they use depilatories. The cream won’t burn your manhood away. But, whether or not you really want to walk this road might be better determined if we look at a few more details of the Nair process.

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Are They Safe?

Are depilatories safe? It’s a fair question, and it doesn’t have a single, binary answer. In most cases, they’re safe enough. They are unlikely to cause any lasting harm. If that wasn’t the case, nobody would ever buy them. The issue is that safe and pleasant aren’t always the same thing.

The number one concern with Nair is a skin reaction. Every person’s reaction is different. For some people, there is no noticeable reaction at all. For people who have a reaction, it can range from mild itching to severe burns, blisters, swelling, and/or irritation.

Keep in mind that severe reactions are uncommon. Most people who have a reaction don’t need to rush off to the hospital. If you do find yourself among the reactive population, your first step is to thoroughly rinse the area with cool water. Since we’re talking about your balls, you’ll probably need to step into the shower for this.

After you flush the skin, you choose an application to take any sting away. Neosporin is great if you get any burning on the skin. Hydrocortisone is effective against most types of reactions. You can even keep it simple and opt for a cold compress.

If at any point you’re afraid that your reaction might be more than minor, go straight to the doctor. If there is severe pain, swelling, redness, blisters or anything else that scares you, don’t hesitate. Skin reactions can be dangerous, and reactions involving the testes can be extra dangerous.

Will It Hurt?

We said that strong reactions are uncommon. Let’s assume you don’t have any severe intolerance to the cream. Will it hurt when you use it? Unfortunately, that’s very difficult to say. Guys who successfully and repeatedly Nair their balls have differing testimonies. Some say that it’s 100-percent painless. Others say it’s the most horrific pain they’ve ever felt, but for some reason, they endure it.

The truth is that it will depend on your physiology, so the best move is to test it before you rub it all over your wrinkly parts. Try a test run on your inner wrist. It’s sensitive enough to let you know how you react, but it’s accessible enough that you can easily deal with it if the reaction is bad. Don’t just rub a little Nair on your wrist and assume you’re good. Follow the instructions, but only for a small test spot on the skin. Then, wait a full day after your test. That will give you plenty of time to see how your body responds. After that, you can be your own man and decide if you should Nair your balls.

Now, take all of that and think about gooch hair removal. Would you like some alternative options?

Alternative Hair Removal Options

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After everything you just read, some of you are going to try Nair all the same. Others among you are running for the hills. No matter your camp, you should know all of your options before you commit to a specific method of removing hair from your testicles. We have a few methods that we prefer, and a few more we want to discourage.

Shave

Shaving is probably the most common way for guys to tackle testicular hair. Even though we specialize in these tools and techniques, we don’t really recommend shaving your balls. Trading acid for a razor blade is more of a lateral move than an outright improvement, don’t you think? Razors have too many drawbacks. 

You can literally cut your balls. That’s not a fun one. Even when you don’t, razor burn and irritation run rampant. You’re likely to spend a lot of time scratching and walking funny after you shave your balls.

There’s also the issue that your balls don’t need to be perfectly smooth. That’s a very 2010s fashion choice.

Trim

Trimming is our top recommendation. You can trim the hair as close as you like. As long as you’re sporting the right electric trimmer for balls, you’ll be safe under all conditions. The risk of any bodily harm while trimming really is minimal.

For the newbies, we recommend getting tidy but not super short. If your hair is short enough, it gets prickly. You don’t want to learn about that the hard way.

Other Methods

There are less conventional ways to remove ball hair. For other parts of the body, waxing and plucking are normal. Please don’t consider those for your balls. You’ll bleed. A lot. Oh yeah, and it will hurt mercilessly.

What you can look into is laser removal, but don’t try a home kit. Lasers can cause complications with your testicles. You don’t want to accidentally Goldfinger yourself in the nuts. Instead, make an appointment with a dermatologist and let them do things the right way.

That should be enough to get you back on the wagon. Get that groin hair under control, but don’t hurt yourself over it. There’s always a good way to do a job.

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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

old watches

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

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

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

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

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

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

#2 What Wrist Do You Wear A Watch On?

man wears watch

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

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

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

So how do you know for sure?

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

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

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

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

watch facing inside

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#4 The Stylish Way To Wear A Watch

stylish watch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There you have it, gents.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We’ll be covering:

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

#1 What Are The Advantages Of A Capsule Wardrobe?

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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?

clothing on sale

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

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

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

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

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

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

These big ticket items include:

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

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

#4 What Are The Best Fall Capsule Wardrobe Essentials?

man shopping for clothes

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

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

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

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

Overcoats

man wearing overcoat

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

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

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

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

Leather Jackets

leather jackets

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

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

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

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

Sweaters

man wearing sweater

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

So how do you find the perfect sweater?

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

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

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

That’s it, gents.

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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