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I get this all the time…

I can’t afford to dress well, Antonio.

Frankly, that’s bullsh*t.

Style isn’t about how much you spend, but how you spend it.

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That’s what we’re going over today.

I’m laying out 10 cheap ways you can be a high fashion superstar.

 

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Contents

  1. Timex Weekender
  2. Unique tie bar
  3. Cufflinks
  4. Complementing pocket square
  5. Patterned socks
  6. Avoiding logos
  7. Shopping store brands
  8. Cardholders
  9. A good hair routine
  10. Teeth whitening kits

 

1. The Timex Weekender

We’re kicking this off with affordable accessories that offer a huge style boost.

A  bit of background: Timex started back in 1800. Since then, they’ve become one of the largest producers of classic men’s watches in the world.

The Weekender is a simple, clean watch powered by a quartz battery. You can get them in either a 38mm or a 40mm case with a brass bezel.

The battery itself will last you 3 years before it needs to get replaced.

To top it off, it comes in a wide range of aesthetic styles, along with leather or nylon straps. All-in-all, the Weekender complements a wide range of outfits.

For less than $100, you are sacrificing some features you’d find in higher-end timepieces.

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The Timex Weekender is the perfect beater watch. Classic, simple, and stylish.

The crystal is the simple mineral, as opposed to the sapphire you’d see on pricier watches. The case often made with brass & LLB, offers 30m water resistance.

Mineral does have its advantages, though. It’s resistant to scratches as opposed to the acrylic in most affordable watches.

This is a timeless, stylish watch that you can proudly add to your collection… all for less than a Benjamin.

 

2. Unique Tie Bar

Tie bars secure your tie to your dress shirt placket. I always say they work well to keep your tie out of your soup.

They also function as an aesthetic piece. Tie bars accent your outfit while drawing eyes to the chest.

These powerful accessories are easily found on Amazon for less than $20. You can often find them in sets of varying colors.

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A tie bar can add the appropriate flash to an otherwise conservative outfit.

What do I mean when I say unique? Tie bars can double as a statement piece if you’re bold enough. They can come in a plethora of designs.

OTAA, for instance, sells tie bars shaped to resemble flintlock pistols!

You can’t beat the value of this high fashion instrument.

3. Cufflinks

When it comes to high fashion men’s accessories, cufflinks make you stand out from the crowd.

Cufflinks fasten together both sides of a French Cuff dress shirt.

But what do they symbolize?

Power, wealth, and esteem.

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These simple accessories do a lot for the man who dons them. Just like Tie bars, cufflinks allow you to express your own personal style.

They come in materials such as stone, cloth, glass, metals, or precious metals.

Given that we’re operating on a lower budget, simple metal cuff links can go anywhere between $10 to just under $100. It all depends on where your budget is!

4. Simple, Complementing Pocket Square

Notice that I said “complementing.”

This high fashion accessory has the power to take your outfit to a whole new level…

But it can also make you look lazy and cheap if it matches your tie exactly.

The key is to opt for patterns and colors that go with your ensemble.

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When unsure, look up the color wheel to get an idea as to what colors will look best on you.

Complementary colors are always located opposite each other on the color wheel. It makes for the most vivid contrast on an outfit.

You can learn more about color-matching by checking out my main article on color theory.

If all else fails, a simple white pocket square will not fail you.

5. Patterned Socks

An easy way to grab attention and add color to your outfit is by introducing some boldly-patterned socks.

What does this have to do with high fashion? Bold socks show you off to be a man who pays attention to the details – who isn’t afraid to add some pizzazz where it makes sense.

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Don’t be afraid to throw in a splash of color using your socks.

When you see a man wearing socks like these that complement his look, his status – and style – rises in your eyes.

Patterned socks work especially well when pairing dress shoes with jeans.

6. Avoid Logos On Clothing

I’ve said this time and again. Unless you are being paid to wear a company’s brand, avoid it altogether.

No matter how expensive the brand itself is, its presence will make the garment seem tacky and cheap.

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A simple white T-shirt looks better than a ridiculous Hollister tee.

The solution? buy well-fitted plain T-shirts, plain polos, plain button-downs. All of which you can easily find in most stores for pennies on the dollar.

White t-shirts are particularly effective, as a 2013 study proved. It emphasizes the V-shape men strive for and women love.

Keep in mind that “plain” does not include patterns. Feel free to integrate patterns that complement your wardrobe.

This is perhaps the simplest way to look like a high fashion badass.

7. Shop Store Brands

Let’s build off of point 7 for a moment. You can easily find plain clothing with natural fabrics by shopping store brands.

Let’s use an example: Target.

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Store brands tend to offer the biggest bang for your buck when it comes to clothing.

Its store brand is called Goodfellow, which covers t-shirts, dress shirts, button-downs, chinos… most of the basics.

100% cotton button-downs from Goodfellow will only set you back $20. Their chino trousers are also well under $30. You can also find cotton pocket squares for cheap!

A man can walk inside Target with $150 and revolutionize his closet – this goes for most clothing stores.

8. Cardholders Over Wallets

A bulky wallet is never attractive. Not only does it look like your personal dumpster, but it’ll cause you back problems!

The slimmer, the better. If you want to get extreme, go with a simple credit cardholder.

Cardholders save space and look great – all in one package.

It’s a sleek accessory that makes you look organized. It’s also practical – you can’t beat that extra pocket space!

There are cardholders out there for well over $100… but Amazon sells plenty for less than $20. Folks will barely tell the difference.

9. Having A Daily Hair Routine

No one is going to take you for a classy gent with a bad case of bedhead.

You need to adopt a hair care routine with the product and style that works for you.

We can easily get into a rabbit hole about the right hair products, various hairstyles, etc…

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Click here for the ultimate guide to washing your hair.

But the key is to do try something that looks deliberate.

We don’t have enough space to go into a full-blown hair washing routine, but here is the basic process:

  1. Choose shampoos with natural ingredients.
  2. As tempting as it is, do not use hot water.
  3. One pump is all you need!
  4. Use your fingers, not your nails.
  5. Use conditioners appropriate for your hair type.
  6. Most men wash their hair every 2-3 days, but you can rinse daily.

It’s not too complicated once you make it a habit!

10. Teeth-Whitening Kit

Teeth are the human equivalent to a peacock’s tail, as the Daily Mail put it.

Evidence for this comes out of the universities of Leeds and Central Lancashire. Teeth showcase the quality of your health and your genetics.

They narrow down the list of adequate mates.

What does this mean in English? Clean teeth are as good as any high fashion accessory.

A smile paired with those pearly whites is sure to give a strong first impression.

Teeth whitening kits vary wildly in price. We’re talking anywhere between $400 to almost $300.

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Never underestimate the effect your teeth can have on a first impression.

Most kits come with trays, whitening gel, and an LED light which helps activate the gel.

You will usually submerge the trays in boiling water to soften them up before placing them in your teeth to make a custom fit.

Following that, most kits will have you cool them off before inserting the solution inside the indentations.

Then you’re going to place them in your mouth with the LED light braced against them.

The process tends to last for about half an hour, just make sure the solution never touches your gums! If so, the kit should come with swabs to clean them.

 

Summary – High Fashion On A Low Budget

Gentlemen, as you can see, looking great doesn’t always mean buying from designer brands.

It usually means being smart about your money and where you spend it.

 

 

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Revolutionising Men’s Hair Care: The Rise of Topical Dutasteride

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Topical dutasteride is a new solution for hair loss, particularly in males. Find out how it works and its efficacy in promoting hair growth here.

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Hair loss among men is an issue that resonates deeply across various cultures and ages. About 50 percent of men by the age of 50 will experience some degree of androgenetic alopecia–known as male pattern baldness.

This condition not only affects a man’s physical appearance but often comes with significant emotional distress. This issue highlights its urgency and prevalence, emphasizing the continuous search for more effective and user-friendly treatments.

Amidst this ongoing battle against hair loss, a new contender has emerged on the horizon: topical dutasteride. This innovative approach promises to revolutionize men’s hair care with a potent, targeted therapy that mitigates the limitations of previous treatments.

Understanding Hair Loss in Men

Before delving into the specifics of topical dutasteride, it’s best to understand the typical causes of hair loss in men. This condition, which affects a significant portion of the male population, is primarily driven by dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a derivative of testosterone. DHT results in hair loss by shortening the growth phase of hair follicles. This eventually leads to their shrinkage and the cessation of hair production.

Current Treatments and Their Limitations

The therapeutic landscape for hair loss, particularly androgenetic alopecia, has been historically characterized by a scarcity of FDA-approved options. Minoxidil and finasteride are the primary treatments sanctioned for this condition.

Minoxidil, a topical agent, dilates blood vessels and facilitates the opening of potassium channels. This mechanism promotes an enhanced flow of blood, oxygen, and other nutrients to the follicles responsible for supporting growth. However, its mechanism does not directly combat DHT, the androgen hormone primarily implicated in the pathogenesis of hair loss.

On the other hand, finasteride operates through a distinct mechanism. It is an oral inhibitor of the 5-alpha reductase enzyme, pivotal in converting testosterone to DHT. Finasteride directly tackles the hormonal root of hair loss by diminishing DHT levels. Although clinically effective, the use of finasteride has drawbacks. It has adverse effects, including sexual dysfunction and psychological impacts such as depression. These side effects have led to reservations and reluctance among potential users.

These treatments, while foundational in managing hair loss, underscore a critical need for alternative therapies that can offer robust efficacy with a reduced burden of side effects. This gap in treatment efficacy and tolerability catalyzes the ongoing exploration and development of novel interventions, such as topical dutasteride.

The Advancement of Topical Dutasteride

Dutasteride, like finasteride, is a DHT blocker. However, it is more potent as it inhibits both types of the enzyme 5-alpha reductase responsible for converting testosterone to DHT. Initially available as an oral treatment for prostate enlargement, the focus has shifted toward its use in treating scalp hair loss.

Topical dutasteride presents a significant advancement because it minimizes systemic absorption, reducing the risk of side effects associated with oral dutasteride.

Benefits Over Traditional Treatments

Topical dutasteride offers several advantages that make it a compelling option for hair loss treatment. The localized application directly targets the scalp, where DHT’s impact on hair follicles is most detrimental. This direct application enhances the drug’s effectiveness in treating hair loss and significantly reduces the risk of systemic side effects.

Furthermore, studies suggest that dutasteride may be more effective than finasteride in promoting hair growth, providing a stronger case for its use in clinical settings.

The Future of Hair Loss Treatments

Introducing topical dutasteride marks a pivotal moment in men’s hair care, aligning with a broader shift toward more targeted and less invasive therapies. As research continues and safety data become available, topical dutasteride could become

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LEAVE THEM LOOSE OR WRAP THEM UP: NAKED SLEEP vs PYJAMAS

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The ongoing debate between those who prefer to sleep in the nude and those who opt for pyjamas has fascinated sleep enthusiasts. While some champion the freedom and comfort of sleeping without clothes, others find solace in the warmth and security of their favourite sleepwear. But are there actual health benefits to each sleeping style beyond personal preference? The merits of both naked sleep and pyjama-clad slumber are that sleeping naked offers a remarkable benefit beyond mere comfort—it may contribute to slowing the ageing process. Sleep without clothing allows for better temperature regulation, facilitating the timely release of melanin in your body, which helps combat various illnesses associated with free radicals and age-related muscular degeneration and can potentially aid in weight loss.

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Naked Sleepfor temperature regulation: one of the primary reasons guys choose to sleep naked is for better temperature regulation. Shedding layers allows the body to cool down more efficiently, which can lead to more restful sleep, especially during hot summer nights, along with improved skin health: Sleeping without clothing allows the skin to breathe and prevents moisture buildup, reducing the risk of skin irritations and infections. It also promotes better circulation, which can contribute to a healthier complexion. Enhanced intimacy: For couples, sleeping naked can foster intimacy and improve skin-to-skin contact, which releases oxytocin, also known as the “love hormone.” This can strengthen emotional bonds and promote overall well-being. Bonus.

Pyjama-clad slumber, for comfort and security: Wearing pyjamas provides a sense of comfort and protection for many individuals, especially during colder months. Soft, cosy fabrics can create a soothing environment that signals to the body it’s time to wind down and relax. Hygiene and protection: the pyjamas act as a barrier between the body and potential allergens, dust mites, and bacteria lurking in bedding, which benefits you guys with sensitive skin or allergies. By putting on pyjamas before bed, psychological comfort can be part of a relaxing bedtime routine that signals the transition from wakefulness to sleep. This ritual can help reduce stress and anxiety, leading to a more peaceful night’s rest.

Ultimately, the choice between naked sleep and pyjama-clad slumber is personal, influenced by comfort and preference. However, the key is to prioritise a sleep environment that fosters relaxation, comfort, and overall well-being. Both naked sleep and pyjama-clad slumber offer unique benefits, from improved temperature regulation to enhanced comfort and intimacy. By understanding these health benefits, individuals can make informed choices that support their sleep quality and overall health.

Sleeping without clothes can contribute to the health of your genital region. When you wear pyjamas to bed, it can limit the airflow around your genitals and naturally, this area tends to be warm and can retain moisture. However, opting to sleep naked allows for better air circulation around your private parts. This improved airflow can help reduce the likelihood of infections and promote overall genital health

So whether you prefer to let it all hang out or cosy up in your favourite PJs, rest assured that a good night’s sleep awaits.

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YOUR OFF-DUTY ROTATION: SHORTS

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Praise the fitness deities! All those frigid winter mornings you dragged yourself out of bed and hit the gym are finally paying dividends. Your quads are sculpted to perfection, and it’s high time to treat them with a fresh pair of stylish shorts. But here lies the problem: how does one properly sport shorts? It’s more than just slipping them on; there’s an art to selecting the right pair to complement your physique and personal flair. Despite any scepticism about the sartorial finesse of shorts, It’s not rocket science, and you have to adhere to some of the golden rules: not too long, we’re not talking Capri pants, not too short, just right. Shorts needn’t be confined to gym wear, board shorts, or cotton alone.

Another excellent option for warmer days is linen shorts, synonymous with summer elegance, linen is breathable, lightweight, and offers delightful texture. With its slightly less structured nature than pure cotton, Linen lends a relaxed, effortlessly stylish vibe to shorts. It offers exceptional breathability, making it a top choice for sweltering days. Elasticated waists and drawstring ties often enhance this airy comfort. However, the options aren’t limited to casual styles; there are also tailored and pleated designs for more refined occasions. Regardless of your style inclination, one thing is sure: linen shorts are set to dominate the smart-casual scene this summer.

Bermuda shorts, defined by their length just above or below the knee, are versatile and suitable for men of all shapes and sizes, anytime. Whether you prefer the tie-dye designs or the timeless block colour, there’s a style for everyone. We’re confident you’ll reach for Bermuda shorts unless you’re into shorter styles.The Baggies maintain their reign, blending form and function seamlessly, these shorts embody conscientious fashion—ideal for both on-grid and off-grid adventures under the sun. Versatility is their forte; these shorts transition effortlessly from athletic wear to beach-ready swim shorts, furthermore, they effortlessly pair with a plain T-shirt and sneakers or dress up with a polo and loafers for a stylish everyday look.

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Denim shorts have come a long way from their association with suburban dads and ’80s Americana. The image of wearing denim shorts while grilling over a flaming barbecue has faded into obscurity. No longer a DIY solution involving a pair of beat-up Levi’s and a pair of scissors, the humble denim short has transformed into a coveted staple in the discerning realms of men’s fashion. So, put away those craft scissors and get ready to invest.

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Modern shorts are designed for a refined, snug fit, tailored close to the legs for a sleek appearance. They’re not tight but tailored with practicality in mind; think flexibility, quick-drying features, and a spectrum of stylish colours and patterns. Any optimal shorts can effortlessly transition from beachwear to casual lunch attire. Long shorts cater to super casual days, once synonymous with skater culture, today’s long shorts exude a refined, sophisticated aura, thanks to premium fabric introductions. Whether spotted at a local skate park or gracing fashion runways, long shorts boast a silhouette that’s evolved, though the finish remains distinct. To qualify as long shorts, they must extend past the knees, offering comfort and style in equal measure.

So, set aside those craft scissors and prepare your wallet. It’s time to explore our selection of the season’s finest denim shorts.

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