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You are no longer in your 20s and can’t dress like a college guy anymore, but you are also not yet in your 40s so middle age hasn’t caught up with you. You are in the middle years, the prime of your life, and need to figure out how to dress in your 30’s.

If you dress like you are in your 20s, you may not be taken seriously. You’ll be seen as immature or inexperienced. Conversely, if you dress like you are much older than you are, you may be seen as past your prime…. no longer an up and comer or worthy of being invested in.

This article is intended to help you find that perfect line between a young man and middle-aged, to teach you how to dress in your 30’s.

You will discover:

  • The Best Look is a Varied One
  • Items Every Man in His 30s Should Own
  • Dressing for Specific Occasions

The Best Look is a Varied One

Do you know what doesn’t impress anyone? Being “the _____ guy.” The guy who always wears sweaters. The guy with the one stupid fedora he wears everywhere, no matter what the rest of his outfit is. The guy who always wears suspenders, even with a belt. That guy.

And, less unique but equally unvaried, there’s always the guy who just wears jeans and a non-descript shirt and sneakers whenever he’s not required to dress up.

Don’t be any of those guys. The quickest way to impress people with your look is to vary it. Introduce new fabrics, new colors, and new styles and articles of clothing so that you’re never a “that guy.” Figuring out who you are and what kind of stylish man you are is just as important as figuring out how to dress in your 30’s.

If you’ve never done much stylish dressing, your wardrobe is probably based on some simple staples right now. Let’s take a look at those staples — and at some alternatives, you can wear that fill the same role, but add a little style.

  • Blue jeans – There’s nothing wrong with these, some of the time. Get them dark and close-fitted and they look great. But throw in some corduroys, khakis, colored chinos, and wool dress slacks too. So many men wear the same type of trousers every day that a man who varies his up always stands out. Check out our denim buying guide.
  • T-shirts – Don’t throw out the plain white undershirts, but get ready to move away from baggy tees with graphic logos or designs on them. Those are a younger man’s game and you’re learning how to dress in your 30’s, not your 20’s. Start wearing casual collared shirts instead: short-sleeved work shirts, polos, and patterned dress shirts. They give you a little more class without overdressing things.
  • Sweatshirts – Ditch the college hoodies, and save performance fleece for actual mountain-climbing. Wear light sweaters and cardigans instead, or fall/spring outer layers like jean and leather jackets.
  • Coats – Similarly, upgrade a generic canvas or nylon coat to a sturdy sportcoat or blazer. With a sweater underneath, they’ll hold up until the snow starts falling. Own a good wool overcoat for when that happens.
  • Sneakers – Gym shoes are for the gym. Outside its walls, wear leather shoes most of the time. Casual loafers, brogues, and boots all work well. So do leather work shoes. Colored canvas sneakers (think Converse All-Stars) have a fun, funky look, but unless you actually play in a rock band, you’re pushing your luck with them at thirty-plus.

Make the upgrades you need to, a little bit at a time. It doesn’t have to be an overnight transformation.

In fact, it’s better if it’s not — it gives your friends and co-workers time to adjust.

Remember, it may feel like a huge change to you, but the odds are no one is even going to comment if you show up for work one day in a pair of dark brown chinos rather than blue jeans.

Items Every Man in His 30s Should Own

So what defines a 30-something man’s style?

He does, obviously. But if you’re looking for a good starting place, here are some timeless staples that are never going to be a bad choice when you’re figuring out how to dress in your 30’s.

Jackets and coats

Your top layer, these tend to define your look at a distance, since they’re the most prominent feature people see:

  • Blazers – Own at least one traditional navy blazer. It’s okay if it’s a little boxy and stiff-looking, with the brass buttons and everything. You’ll wear it when you want to look respectable, but a suit would be too formal. Once you have one of these you’ll surprise yourself with how often you wear it.
men's blazer jackets styles for men in 30s
  • Sports jackets – The blazer’s dressed-down cousin. A couple of these in textured weaves will keep you looking good all fall and spring. They’re versatile, and can be made to work in almost any social setting.
  • Sweaters and cardigans – Buy them in plain, solid colors and they’ll be a versatile matching piece. You can never go wrong with gray and earth tones. When defining how to dress in your 30’s personally, sweaters are a good place to find variety. They come in a multitude of colors and styles to help show your personality, without losing a lot of the versatility.
  • Waxed field jackets – The Barbour brand is your icon here, although there are knock-offs and imitators. A good one is pricey, but it keeps you looking sharp in bad weather. Just make sure the fit is good — you don’t want a baggy one making you look slouched and soft.
  • Long overcoats – You can’t throw a puffy nylon-shell parka over a good suit or blazer. Own a decent, dark wool overcoat that falls to near your knees. There are lots of styles — Chesterfields for severe formality, polo coats for upscale stylishness; trenchcoats for that rugged working class look. Pick your favorite, but own one.
  • Leather jackets – If you find one you love and the quality is good, it’s worth whatever the price tag says. If you don’t love it, or the quality is cheap, or the fit is bad (leather’s not adjustable), skip it. This is where learning how to dress in your 30’s doesn’t have to get stuffy. A leather jacket is the best way to keep the young and cool vibe, while elevating the looks.

Trousers and pants

various fit jeans is a perfect outfit for a man in his 30s

Remember what we said about variety? It’s true, and it’s especially true about pants. If you can get out of the “jeans every day” mentality, you’ll have a more defined look than the vast majority of your peers. Here are some great options:

  • Corduroys – Basically equivalent to jeans in function, but less common and often more colorful. Leave the bright, primary colors to younger men, and work mostly in earth tones and deep shades with these.
  • Chinos – They don’t have to be boring. Keep them slim and fitted, in a nice light hue, and pair them with colors outside the office-casual staple light blue. These are one of those classic items that every man has that can also make you look a lot older if not done right. You want to discover how to dress in your 30’s, not how to dress like your father.
  • Wool slacks – If you only own one pair, medium-gray flannel is the timeless classic. But don’t stop there. Wool slacks dress any outfit up, and you can get them in everything from severe charcoal gray to houndstooth checks.
  • Jeans – Yes, they should still be in your wardrobe. But there should only be a few pairs, and they should be dark, fitted, and maybe contrast-stitched for a bit of visual interest. Plain ol’ work jeans are fine for manual labor, of course — just change out of them once the job’s done.

Shirts and tops

Don’t underestimate the power of a small shirt upgrade when discovering how to dress in your 30’s. Just having a decent dress shirt with a light pattern shows people that you’re thinking about your look, rather than wearing the most effort-free option. Here are some good starting places:

  • Plain white dress shirts – Own at least one or two of these. They’re not flashy, but they work when you need to be at your most formal — and the rest of the time you can use them as a neutral piece with your flashier pants and jackets. The versatility makes them worth owning.
dress shirts is a part of 30yo guy wardrobe
  • Patterned dress shirts – The bulk of your dress shirts should have some character to them. Think light, narrow striping instead of solids, check patterns over white backgrounds, and so on. A few button down collars are fine, but the majority should be point or spread collars — it’s a dressier look.
  • Work shirts – Long or short-sleeved, these are less structured than dress shirts, but still have the buttoning front and turndown collar. They’re good for a casual, working-class look. Use them when a dress shirt would be too formal (but remember that you can “dress down” a dress shirt by rolling the sleeves and popping the top button).
  • Polo shirts – A safe warm weather default. No reason not to own one or two. When you are discovering how to dress in your 30’s, these can make you look younger and more fit if worn the right way, or older when worn too loose and tucked into jeans.
  • T-shirts – If you own any, they should be closely fitted and solid-colored. Nothing wrong with wearing those with good, dark jeans — once in a while. It should be one look of many, not a daily default.
  • Henley shirts – A slightly more fashionable alternative to the T-shirt, with a small buttoning opening at the top but no turndown collar. Good for when you want a relaxed look, but still want to stand out apart from other guys.

There are a whole lot of options for your shirts, so don’t be afraid to do some mixing and matching, and exploring beyond these examples. Just steer clear of looks that are obviously for younger guys, especially T-shirts with graphics of any sort (yes, even the indie art ones from brands like American

Shoes

Essential Shoes styles for a man in his 30s

Never underestimate the transformative power of footwear. A guy in dark jeans and a tight white T-shirt wearing sneakers is an aging jock. The same guy in the same jeans and T-shirt with a pair of dark leather work shoes is a style icon. If there’s one underrated wardrobe upgrade every aspiring dresser should work on, it’s the shoes.

  • Work shoes – Think Dr. Marten’s for your example here. Plain, dark-colored leather with a solid rubber sole. Bam. You’re done. Looks great with jeans. Contrast stitching is fun, but optional. Get them higher in the ankle and it’s a work boot, which fills pretty much the same style role.
  • Chukka or desert boots – Low, rugged boots with a crepe rubber sole and a distinctive two- or four-eyelet lacing system. A timeless classic. Works great with jeans, corduroys, khakis, chinos, or even some wool slacks.
  • Dress boots – Smooth leather boots. Higher and dressier than chukkas, but a little more rugged and relaxed-looking than dress shoes. A great way to stay good-looking but dry in rainy weather without resorting to galoshes.
  • Brogues – Tooled leather shoes with decorative hole patterns punched in the uppers. Your safe, default dress-casual staple. For a bit more flair, get them in wingtip (sometimes called a “full brogue”).
  • Saddle shoes – Two-tone leather shoes. The highly-polished shine is a little 1950s rock n’ roll — go with suede or a muted topgrain leather to keep them from becoming a costume piece.
  • Loafers – Comfortable leather slip-on shoes. Lightweight, relaxed, and great for driving. You can wear them with or without socks, depending on the weather and the rest of your outfit.
  • Oxfords – Your high-formality option. Wear them with suits and with your dressier slacks and blazers.

One last note on footwear: if you’re in your thirties, you’re old enough to have stopped listening to jokes about how only women own multiple pairs of shoes. Any guy needs at least three or four, and most of us can put twice that number to good use. Get over it.https://6efecfc1bea144fd3fdab4a5721ca791.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html

Accents

A very simple core wardrobe can turn into a distinctive personal style with the use of a few small accent pieces. Think about our earlier example of a guy in dark jeans and a white T-shirt. Add a broad brown leather belt with a rodeo buckle, and you’ve got a very different look than if you added a slim black leather belt with a narrow, rectangular buckle, now don’t you? Find the accents that work for you and start building a collection:

  • Belts – A plain brown one and a plain black one are a must. If they’re designed to take interchangeable buckles, so much the better. Beyond that, add whatever suits your tastes — there are a lot of options here.
  • Watches – Ideally, you should never look at your cell phone for the time. Have a dress watch and a more casual one, if you can.
  • Pocket squares – Practically mandatory if you’re wearing a suit/sports/blazer jacket. Leaving the breast pocket empty wastes an opportunity, and makes you look a little clueless. At the very least stick a plain white square in there, and as long as you’re not in an ultra-formal business setting, don’t be afraid to experiment with more color and pattern as well.
  • Pens – You’re old enough to own one nice, metal pen for tucking into the inside pocket of your suits and blazers now. It makes a statement when you pull it out to sign something. So does a cheap plastic pen…but it’s not the statement you want.

Dressing for Specific Occasions

At this point, you’ve got the outline of a pretty comprehensive wardrobe. You don’t need to own every single item that we listed — but owning most of them won’t hurt.

Putting them together is its own separate skill. Fortunately, it’s a skill you can master pretty quickly once you discover how to dress in your 30’s. Just think about the standards or dress code (if any) of the setting you’re planning for, and then about the look, you want to project.

Dressing for work: business attire

Business Outfit how to dress in your 30's

If you’ve climbed your way into a position of some respect or authority in your work life, it may be time to break out the business suits. When you are in your 30’s, you are presumably more experienced than others in their 20’s, and are working your way steadily up the ladder.

Not all men are going to end up in a job that requires these. In fact, the majority won’t. But if you are a man of the suit-wearing class, don’t be one of the ones in the same two off-the-rack suits from Men‘s Wearhouse.

At the point where you’re wearing a suit multiple days each week, go ahead and save up to get two or three nice, tailored ones. Go made-to-measure if you can’t afford true bespoke, or keep an eye for traveling two-day-tailoring events where you can score a bargain.

  • Things you need for this look: Good suits in business style — dark colors with fairly restrained patterning or texture. White dress shirts (plain or lightly patterned) and some good silk neckties and pocket squares. Oxford dress shoes and matching belts.
  • Things to avoid for this: Button-down shirts (too casual), mismatched leathers, and pretty much anything that’s not the timeless business options listed above! Express your uniqueness in the quality of your suit and the accent pieces, rather than straying too far from the formula here.

Dressing for work: business casual

Business-Casual-Outfit how to dress in your 30's

Far more men are going to end up in a “business casual” work environment than a business dress environment. It may be called something else, like “smart casual” or “relaxed business attire,” but it all boils down to the same idea general range: anything from dark, neat jeans at the most casual end to wool slacks and blazers at the dressiest end, and collared shirts at pretty much all levels.

You have a lot of flexibility in a business casual setting. Make the most of it. Vary your outfits, so that you’re not wearing the same “uniform” to work every day. Just because khakis and a blue button-down meets the dress code, for example, doesn’t mean you can’t throw on gray wool slacks and a dress shirt with a sports jacket some days.

Try to look a little sharper than the younger men at work, if there are any. You should probably be wearing jackets more often than not, and always a stylish pair of leather shoes. You can even throw a necktie on from time to time (assuming they’re not required), just to exceed expectations a little. This outfit is essential when figuring out how to dress in your 30’s to separate you from the younger men in the office.

  • Things you need for this look: A good variety of trouser and jacket styles, with some lightly-patterned or light-colored dress shirts to complete the outfits. Casual leather shoes. Pocket squares for the jackets. Sweaters can work into the look too.
  • Things to avoid for this look: Suits (too formal), brightly-colored shirts and trousers, blue jeans (even nice ones), cloth shoes.

Dressing for work: hands-on labor

Hands-On-Labor outfit for a man in his 30s

Not everyone works in an office. If you’ve got a traveling job or a hands-on job like factory work or home construction, do you need to think about your look during work hours?

The answer is a qualified yes. Dress with safety and function in mind first! But within that framework, it’s not a bad idea for a man to make his work clothes clean and fairly sharp-looking.

Be thinking in business terms. Customers are going to be more impressed by a guy in brown cotton pants and a polo than a guy in jeans and a T-shirt (especially if he holds a clipboard and looks busy while he’s talking to them). If it’s worth your while to make that extra impression, do it.

  • Things you need for this look: Clean, damage-free jeans or sturdy cotton trousers. Soft collared shirts like polos or work shirts. Leather work boots (or plain, dark-colored synthetic ones if leather isn’t a viable option).
  • Things to avoid for this look: Coveralls or overalls (where they aren’t necessary for protection). Anything badly ripped and stained. T-shirts.

Dressing for yourself: daytime errands

Daytime-Errands-Outfit for men

A big part of the reason to upgrade your wardrobe is so that you look your best when there isn’t a specific event demanding it.

You never know whom you’re going to run into — and there’s a certain amount of pleasure in the respect you get when you’re dressed better than most of the men around you, too.

For the man discovering how to dress in his 30s, a style that’s relaxed but a touch dressy makes a good off-hours outfit. Stay away from anything sloppy or careless-looking (especially anything with a loose, slouched fit). Trim jeans, tight lightweight sweaters, and casual collared shirts all work well, as do casual jackets.

  • Things you need for this look: Almost anything neat and well-fitted. Sweaters, jackets, and light coats for top layers. Casual dress shirts or solid, dark-colored T-shirts, henleys, and other relaxed styles. Trousers in a variety of styles (jeans are fine, but keep them dark and fitted). Casual leather shoes.
  • Things to avoid for this look: Suits and sharp blazers. Neckties (dress shirts are fine, but keep the collar open, and maybe roll the sleeves if it’s warm). Sweatshirts, hoodies, and puffy performance fleece (thin, lightweight performance gear is fine for outdoor activities). Gym shoes (unless you’re going to the gym).

Dressing for yourself: evening socializing

Men's Evening-Socializing-Outfit

Going out at night, you want to look a little sharper and a little more dressed-up than you do during the day. That doesn’t mean business dress, though — your clothes need to say “social” as well as “dressy.”

In fact, it’s better to be wearing regular old jeans and a T-shirt in most social settings than it is to be wearing a business suit and tie. While there are certainly some higher-formality events where men do wear ties in the evening, the basic rule of thumb is that you take it off once you leave work, and only put it back on if you’re going somewhere that expects it (like the symphony or the theater — and even there, plenty of men go without neckties these days).

Casual evening suits are something of a rarity these days, but if you have one (and if it isn’t an awful 1970s polyester lounge suit), social events at night are the time to wear it. Slacks or dark jeans and a casual jacket work well too. Here’s where your look can get a little funkier — a T-shirt under a suit jacket or a pair of canvas sneakers with nice wool trousers aren’t out of the question, though you want to be careful not to overdo it.

  • Things you need for this look: Simple, dark jackets (suit or sports). Dark, fitted jeans and other trousers. A variety of shirts, both collared and non. Casual footwear that’s in good shape.
  • Things to avoid for this look: Conservative business dress. Plain collared shirts with khakis or other “bland” dress-casual trousers. Gym shoes or other colored rubber/cloth footwear. T-shirts with logos, school or brand names, or other non-artistic graphics.

Dressing for romance: dating or date-seeking

dating outfit idea for a man in his 30s

Turns out the things you wear to look nice for a date are just about the same things you wear when you’re looking for someone to date! (Or at least, they are if you’re representing yourself honestly.)

When learning how to dress in your 30’s, a lot of guys on the dating scene — and a lot of married or otherwise committed guys — have let their standards slip a bit. Try to stay out of that trap. Dress like the other person’s opinion matters to you, because if it doesn’t, you really shouldn’t be pursuing them.

Aim to look dressy, a little dark and sleek, and not too over-the-top “sexy.” You don’t need to be popping the first four buttons of your shirt or wearing massive, floppy collars and chunky gold pinky rings to be romantic. If anything, strive to be a little on the minimalist side. Understated elegance is very attractive (especially in a tailored fit).

  • Things you need for this look: Dark, fitted trousers and jackets. Light-colored collared shirts (white with light patterning works well). Nice leather shoes and matching belts. Some modest jewelry if it’s your thing. A splash of decent cologne (nothing cheap, and no more than a dab on the back of the neck).
  • Things to avoid for this look: Boring work clothes. Jeans and T-shirts. Gym shoes. Too much pink, too much cologne; too much anything, really. Keep It Simple, Stupid.

Follow these simple rules to master how to dress in your 30’s and you will conquer your prime years.

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New Spring Fragrances For Men in 2024

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The grass is greener, the air is fresh, and the heavy, spiced fragrance you wore during winter has met its seasonal demise. While you shelf that woodsy fragrance for the season, I’m here to give you 10 of the best spring fragrances for men in 2024 that you should try.

With the new season upon us, it’s a great time to take a look at new fragrance releases for the 2024 spring season as well as some classics that always work during the seasonal change.

In this list, I’ll give you 6 of the best new spring fragrances for men in 2024 and 4 classics that will have you smelling fresher than spring itself.

1. Valentino Uomo Born In Roma Green Stravaganza

Valentino Uomo Born In Roma Green Stravaganza

Valentino Uomo Born In Roma Green Stravaganza is an exceptional spring fragrance that encapsulates the essence of the season.

The scent opens with a burst of fresh, green notes, reminiscent of a blooming garden in Rome. It’s followed by the invigorating scent of coffee and vetiver that gives this fragrance its dynamic energy.

Fragrance Highlights

Notes: Top note – Calabrian bergamot | Middle note – Coffee | Base note – vetiver

Why This One? Valentino Uomo Born In Roma Green Stravaganza is an audacious expression from Valentino that offers a strong, unique fragrance that your partner will love.

It smells unlike anything on the market and will truly set you apart during the spring season.

2. Narciso Rodriguez Vetiver Musc

Narciso Rodriguez Vetiver Musc

Narciso Rodriguez Vetiver Musc is an exceptional choice for spring, capturing the essence of the season with its refreshing and invigorating blend of notes.

The fragrance opens with a burst of cardamon and a lightness that is bold. It is perfect for those who want to embrace the season with a scent that is both sophisticated and uplifting.

Fragrance Highlights

Notes: Top notes – Cardamon, cypress, and nutmeg | Middle notes – Musk, bourbon geranium, lavender, red algae, and frankincense | Base notes – vetiver, patchouli, and cedar

Why This One? Naricso Rodrigues Vetiver Musc is an exceptionally strong choice for the spring season as it offers depth and boldness while remaining lighter than most scents.

It has a minerality to it that makes this fragrance one of the most unique releases of 2024 so far. It is sure to be a standout in your collection and garner tons of compliments.

3. Hermes H24 Herbes Vives

Hermes H24 Herbes Vives

Hermes H24 Herbes Vives is a new spring scent that captures the essence of urban rain showers. The fragrance opens with a burst of herbal notes met with the high-tech molecule Physcool®, which is a unique cooling agent that brings high-performing, long-lasting freshness to the scent.

This fragrance is perfect for those who want to embrace the season with a scent that is both uplifting and complex.

Fragrance Highlights

Notes: Top note – Herbal | Middle note – Pear | Base note – Physcool®

Why This One? Hermes H24 Herbes Vives is an exceptionally unique fragrance in that it combines the lightness of spring rain with the depth of a fresh bouquet of flowers.

You will get many compliments with this scent as women will love its herbal essence matched with contemporary manliness.

4. Jean Paul Gaultier Le Beau Paradise Garden

Jean Paul Gaultier Le Beau Paradise Garden

Jean Paul Gaultier Le Beau Paradise Garden is a complex and earthy scent that encapsulates the essence of a tropical paradise with the warmth of sandalwood.

With floral notes paired with complex ingredients, this scent is a standout as one of the best spring fragrances for men in 2024.

Fragrance Highlights

Notes: Top notes – Watery notes, green notes, mint, and ginger | Middle notes – Coconut, fig, and salt | Base notes – Sandalwood and tonka bean

Why This One? Jean Paul Gaultier Le Beau Paradise Garden offers a unique experience for lovers of woodsy scents as it intertwines these complex notes with radiant flowers and aromas that truly embody the spring season.

Like many scents from Jean Paul Gaultier, this one is sure to garner compliments left and right during the spring months.

5. Dior New Look 2024

Dior New Look 2024

Dior New Look 2024 is an olfactory reinvention of a legacy that dates back to 1947 with their Iconic Bar suit – a fashion statement that revolutionized fashion.

In the same breath of revolution, this fragrance brings that legacy back as a bold unisex scent that offers a creative approach that pushes the boundaries of traditional amber fragrances.

Fragrance Highlights

Notes: Top note – Aldehydes | Middle note – Frankincense | Base note – Amber

Why This One? Dior New Look 2024 offers a new take on a classic with strong, complex notes that allow for use during the spring months thanks to it’s top and middle notes.

The bottom note of amber adds to its complexity yet still allows this fragrance to be light and airy for both men and women. This is truly a unique scent that will garner compliments abroad.

6. Burberry Hero Parfum

Burberry Hero Parfum

Burberry Hero Parfum was introduced as a 2024 extension of the already famous Hero line (spoiler alert, there’s another one from the same line on this list, so stay tuned).

It offers bold, woodsy notes that are sure to impress. But why is this on the list for spring fragrances?

As the Hero line has excelled in being both light and dark wood-based scents, Hero Parfum shines by bringing the lightness out of cedarwood in the middle. This allows you to have a complex, deeper scent during the spring months.

Fragrance Highlights

Notes: Top note – Amyris | Middle note – Cedarwood | Base note – Cypriol oil

Why This One? Burberry Hero Parfum is a unique fragrance in that its notes may steer you towards wearing this in the fall or winter months, however this works exceptionally well as a date-night spring fragrance.

With it’s deeper richness, this scent is the perfect fragrance for those nighttime date activities as it offers a richness that works with the season. Save this one for date nights or special occasions, specifically in the evenings.

The previous 6 fragrances were new introductions to the spring 2024 season, but let’s not forget about some stellar classics that always work great in the change from winter to spring.

These next fragrances are standouts as some of the best spring fragrances for men and should be considered for wearing during this new 2024 season.

7. Burberry Hero

Burberry Hero (2021)

As I mentioned earlier, another member of the Burberry Hero line was on this list, and this one is the 2021 introduction.

This fragrance is truly an amazing spring fragrance that offers woodsy scents with a blast of fresh spice added to the mix. This is a great option for spring months for a more complex fragrance option that truly stands out.

Fragrance Highlights

Notes: Top note – Bergamot | Middle notes – Juniper and black pepper | Base notes – Atlas cedar, Virginian cedar, and Himalayan cedar

Why This One? Burberry Hero is truly one of the most unique spring fragrances for men as it combines deep wood notes with light and fresh aromatics that give this scent some serious style points for the season.

It smells unlike anything with a woodsy undertone and will truly set you apart during the spring season.

8. Dior Homme Sport

Dior Homme Sport (2021-2022)

Dior Homme Sport 2021 is a truly unique fragrance as it combines the brightness of citrus and spice notes with the deep, sensual smells of wood and amber that give it its complexity.

This scent excels in the spring months thanks to its lemony freshness that’s met with the deeper notes within it making it a perfect every wear in the changing months.

Fragrance Highlights

Notes: Top notes – Lemon, bergamot, and aldehydes | Middle notes – Pink pepper and elemi | Base notes – Woody notes, olibanum, and amber

Why This One? Dior Homme Sport 2021 is one of the best spring fragrances you can buy for its recognizability from the Homme Sport lineup.

This is a perfect fragrance to wear to the office. Or even just out and about during the spring months. It is a unique scent that is sure to get you compliments.

9. Parfums De Marley Galloway

Parfums De Marley Galloway

Galloway is a 2014 release from the house of Parfums De Marley. It is a unisex citrus fragrance based on the name of a Scottish horse.

It features a complex aroma of citrus, iris, and amber. This gives the scent a stunning ability to be worn in all kinds of occasions in the warmer months.

Fragrance Highlights

Notes: Top notes – Citrus and pepper | Middle notes – Orange blossom and iris | Base notes – Musk and amber

Why This One? Parfums De Marley Galloway is a standout fragrance for the spring months thanks to its strong citrusy aromas.

This is the perfect all-rounder that also has enough strength to be worn on springtime date nights. It is special and unique and should always be in your spring rotation of colognes.

10. Paco Rabanne Invictus Platinum

Paco Rabanne Invictus Platinum

Invictus Platinum is a standout modern fragrance. It combines the light freshness of citrus and mint, with the complexity of lavender and patchouli.

This makes for a wonderful springtime fragrance that gives you flexibility and masculine appeal.

Fragrance Highlights

Notes: Top notes – Absinthe and grapefruit | Middle notes – Mint and lavender | Base notes – Cypress and patchouli

Why This One? Invictus Platinum is the perfect spring scent that offers versatility and performance for the warmer weather.

With its fresh and uplifting scent, it combines the appeal of sexiness with the slightly floral undernotes that women love. This is a staple for spring months and is sure to garner compliments all day long.

So there you have it. Out with the old and in with the new season. These are the best spring fragrances for men that you should try in 2024.

If you’re interested in other top fragrances, check out this article I wrote on the best men’s colognes for 2024.

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4 Steps To PURGE Your Wardrobe – How To Get Rid Of Clothing Clutter In Your Closet

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It’s Purge Night in your closet.

All bets are off.

All laws are suspended.

For twelve hours, only powerful clothes are safe.

Which outfits will you spare?

Which deserve to die?

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A quick look at Rotten Tomatoes will tell you that the jury’s out on whether the premise of the movie The Purge – a society kept under control by a yearly 12-hour period with no laws or emergency services – holds up to scrutiny.

But when it comes to your wardrobe, maintaining order via an annual period of merciless settling up actually makes a lot of sense.

Today, I’m going to show you how to lay your internalized “laws” and emotional hang-ups aside and embrace the purge.

Rule 1: The Purge Lasts a Scheduled, Set Length of Time

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Know when you need to purge. Sometimes it’s because a lot of your wardrobe has become worn out and you’ve been making do with it for too long. For many men, a transition to a new phase of life prompts the need for a clean-out.

If your clothes don’t reflect your age or where you are in your career, or you have a lot of things you never wear, it’s probably time.

Once you know it’s needed, mark it on your calendar. Block off a Saturday afternoon and resolve to only do that.

Set a strict time limit. That way, you’ll be less tempted to procrastinate AND less likely to dither unnecessarily about your decisions. The more time you allow yourself, the more you’ll overthink things.

Like the film’s, your purge should be annual. Marking aside time to check out your wardrobe in a deliberate way will save you time in the future – time shopping, time getting dressed, time panicking because you forgot that the shirt still hanging in your closet has a hole in it.

Subsequent purges won’t be as drastic as your first one. That’s okay. The point is, you’re keeping your wardrobe up to date, in good shape, and pared down to the essentials.

Rule 2: Authorized Weapons Only

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For your closet purge, your “weapons” are the questions and concepts you use to aid your decision-making. And heads up: the methods you might be thinking of – making three piles, looking only for what you literally never wear – are weak.

You want to separate the best of your wardrobe from what just doesn’t make the cut. You want a highly selective process. In your new, stylish wardrobe, every single piece should be a winner.

In his book Essentialism, Greg Mckeown presents a series of questions you might ask while cleaning out a closet, and better questions you could ask instead. He uses the analogy of de-cluttering our closet in the same way we de-clutter our lives.

But let’s focus on his closet strategy.

Don’t ask, “do I like this?” More than likely you do at least a little bit, or you wouldn’t have bought it in the first place.

Instead, ask: do I wear this often? Do I look GREAT in it? If I saw this on a store shelf today, would I buy it again at full price?

These are much more powerful questions. They’re derived from one of my men’s style equations: the style equation of value.

If it’s not a ‘hell yeah,’ then it’s a ‘no.’

Rule 3: All (Mental) Emergency Services Are Suspended

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That anxiety you feel when you think about getting rid of stuff is a mostly sunk-cost fallacy – the irrational belief that something you’re not using is worth holding onto because you’ve already spent money on it.

It may pay off elsewhere, but thrifty self-control won’t serve you here. Turn the “but I spent money on this!” sirens OFF for the duration of the purge.

Move fast and be brutal. Don’t let “someday” or “maybe” stop you from paring down your wardrobe. Maybe someday you’ll get back in shape, but in the meantime, it’s just taking up space (or worse, getting worn and making you look like a walking midlife crisis).

Besides, would you really want to celebrated a body transformation by wearing out-f-date clothes?

Clothes that are even slightly dated make you look cheap, and not in a cool thrift-shop hipster kind of way. Chances are, you can get along without them.

The last major category of items you’re going to get rid of are clothes fit only for the trash. Stained, worn out, and torn clothes, no matter how nice they used to be, aren’t fit to sell or donate. Toss them. They should not stay in your closet.

For more on this, check out my handy guide on when to throw away clothes.

Rule 4: No Killing of Outfits Level 10 Or Higher

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In The Purge, you’re not allowed to kill a high-ranking government official. In the Closet Purge, you’re not allowed to kill an outfit you could wear in public if you were one.

When your whole wardrobe’s potentially on the chopping block, what you really need to save are the high-quality, timeless pieces that you’ve invested in because they will never go out of style. If they fit really well (or could with a trip to the tailor) and they’re in great shape, e.g. no holes or stains, these pieces are keepers.

Also in your ‘keep’ pile should be clothes that are highly versatile and could become a component of several go-to looks. You know what you wear often and what goes with what, so if, for example, you need to turn twenty shirts into ten shirts, build your all-star team from the most frequent picks.

If you need some guidelines, check out my posts on creating an interchangeable wardrobe. The mindset of incorporating maximum versatility will help you build a minimalist wardrobe that works.

After Closet Clean Out

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Once you’ve completed your purge and you’re looking at what remains – vast, empty spaces between each item; gaping holes where the clothes that didn’t make the cut once hung – you’re going to want to buy tons of new clothes right away.

Unless you literally just trashed all your pants, don’t do that.

Instead, live with the clothes you have for a little while and work out what you still need to complete your wardrobe. Make a list of what you need or want so you can shop strategically. Don’t waste time and money just because the hoarding impulse kicks in.

Create a system for getting rid of unwanted clothes in the future. Keep a bag or laundry basket for unwanted clothes near your closet or chest of drawers.

When you buy a new item to replace something, discard the old one.

When something wears out, make sure you toss it out of sight so you’re not tempted to venture out in it.

You can donate or toss your no-longer-needed basket at your next annual purge.

If your closet hasn’t been cleaned out in ages, this probably sounds daunting, but it will be well worth it for the way it streamlines your mornings – and your laundry days.

Take it one step at a time, and you’ll be left with a wardrobe that contains only great options. Why settle for less?

Click below to watch the video – 4 Steps To PURGE Your Wardrobe

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Professional TV Dancer Neil Jones announced as the face of Shakeup Cosmetics 

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TV star Neil Jones has joined male beauty brand Shakeup as their first ambassador and launches new Age Def-Eye Instant Lifting Eye Cream.

Shakeup co-founder Jake Xu says “We are delighted to welcome Neil as our very first face of the brand. He aligns perfectly with our style, vision, and brand values and of course our fans and we are thrilled to announce this new partnership”.

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In his role as ambassador, Neil will be motivating men to look and feel their best as well as working closely with Shakeup on new product development and upcoming campaigns.

Neil adds “I’m really excited to be teaming up with Shakeup. Daily demands and hectic schedules can take its toll on my skin but looking after it properly is crucial, especially in my line of work. I love the Shakeup products – they give great results with minimal effort and they’re great value. A winning combination!”

Neil’s favourite product is the NEW Age Def-Eye Instant Lifting Eye Cream, £28. Combining caffeine, squalane, shea butter, and two revolutionary trademarked ingredients – Inst’Tight and Ipeptide, it instantly tightens, refreshes, and revives tired looking eyes and minimises puffy eye bags and dark circles, fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet.

Neil says, “With a new baby and busy rehearsals, it’s brilliant for helping me look like I’ve had a great night’s sleep!”

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Products are made in Britain, cruelty free, vegan friendly and PETA approved and available from shakeupcosmetics.com and Amazon.

About Shakeup:

Shakeup was founded in 2020 by twin brothers Jake Xu and Jake Carnell-Xu. As Chinese British (born in Beijing and grew up in Bath, UK) they have been inspired by the massive rise in men’s beauty in Asia and the K-pop market. With more men than ever branching out with their beauty routines, they created Shakeup to provide affordable, innovative, and solution-driven, skin care and cosmetic products and are

on a mission to normalise men wearing make-up.

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