Women’s Health asked: should men shave their legs? 22% of women said YES.
30% said no but we should trim it.
That’s 52% of women in favor of male legscaping.
What’s a guy to do?
Don’t worry – I’ve got you covered. In fact, I’ve conducted a poll of my own.
Today we’re discussing the pros and cons of that age-old question: to shave or not to shave when it comes to body hair.
In this article I’m sharing with you:
- 5 reasons why men should shave their legs
- 5 reasons why men should not shave their legs
- RMRS Facebook group poll results
5 Reasons Men SHOULD Shave Their Legs
#1 You want to
If you want to shave your legs, this is all the reason you need. Don’t let anyone stop you from doing what you want to do in life! And why stop at your legs?
Go ahead and shave your backside and anywhere else you want to shave too.
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#2 You’ve been mistaken for chewbacca
Arrrgh! You’ve got Wookiee legs. You are so hairy that you make children cry.
If you were to shave your legs, you could knit a sweater with the excess hair….In that case…go for it!
#3 The psychological edge
I did an informal poll on this and got some colorful opinions from the RMRS Facebook group.
I’ll give you the full results at the end, but one thing that jumped out at me was the number of swimmers and triathletes who said, ‘I used to shave when I was a competitive athlete because when I hit that water it just felt great. It put me in the right mindset.’
It probably won’t cut down water resistance or wind resistance enough to give you a physical edge – but if it gives you a psychological edge, why not do it?
#4 You want to show off those muscles
Shaving your legs is the norm if you’re into bodybuilding. In fact, if you’re going to be up on stage in a bodybuilding competition, you’re probably shaving your chest and everywhere else on your body too.
Your muscles look more defined when you’re shaved and oiled up. And nobody will dare to tell you it isn’t manly.
#5 You’re going to get a tattoo
If it’s on your calf, you might as well give the artist a clean canvas to work on. The hairier you are, the more important this is.
Ask your tattoo artist if it’s necessary before you go in. If you don’t, they may well shave it for you!
5 Reasons Men Should NOT Shave Their Legs
#1 It’s a lot of work
There are multiple write-ups online by men going through the process of shaving their legs. Yes, they’re actually out there.
And the theme that I saw across all of these write-ups is that men could not believe how much time, work, and effort they had to put in.
Newsflash: your legs are bigger than your face. A lot bigger.
One guy said it took two hours, another said it took two razors. And a third man was mystified about where his legs ended.
Was he supposed to keep going up onto his backside? It’s safe to say these men won’t be making a habit of shaving their legs.
Of course, if they’d persevered they would have found it gets faster when you’ve had practice. It’s also faster when you’re just smoothing off stubble instead of hacking through the jungle. But it’s still a lot of effort.
So if your wife or girlfriend shaves her legs, maybe you should thank her for all the hard work she puts in.
#2 It’s expensive
You’re going to go through more razors if you shave your legs at home. Just think about the amount of surface area that you’ve got to be shaving.
You will go through one razor a day (or in the case of that unlucky guy I talked about, two.)
If you don’t change out your razors regularly you’re likely to end up with ingrown hairs and razor rash.
And the alternatives aren’t any cheaper. Let’s say you decide to get your legs waxed at a professional salon instead.
You’re talking $75-125 per treatment. Waxing at home is not a cheap proposition either – or a pleasant one.
#3 It’s painful
Yes, waxing is painful. But so is shaving. You think ingrown hairs are painful on your face – well, wait till you get one on your backside or your inner thigh.
And because of the extra cost of shaving your legs, a lot of people resort to using older razors and end up with infected cuts.
So if you’re going to be shaving your legs, or if you’ve got someone in your house that’s shaving their legs, do them a favor, buy them some nice new razors – they’ll have less pain in their lives.
#4 If it grows back it will ITCH
If you ever decide to grow your leg hair back, you’re about to experience an itch like you’ve never had before.
This is very similar to if you’re growing a beard – if you’ve been cutting your facial hair and trying to grow a beard, you’ll find that the ends of those hairs are unnaturally sharp because they’ve been cut.
The same thing for your leg hairs – when they grow a bit longer they’re going to turn in and cause a whole lot of irritation.
Plus you’ll experience your wire-bristled thighs rubbing each other raw when you walk.
#5 A lot of people find it weird
There was a flip side to that Women’s Health study I talked about at the beginning.
Although 52% apparently said men should do some type of legscaping, 48% said it was just weird that men were looking to shave their legs.
In other words, about half the female population would disagree with whatever you did. But were those numbers really right?
I was curious about this poll. I had a hunch that if I asked men the same question, the numbers would come out very differently.
So I conducted a poll here at RMRS, and set it up so that men could add their own answers if they wanted to. The results were lively, to say the least:
RMRS Poll Results – Should Men Shave Their Legs?
- 361 people said said: No!
- 123 said: I don’t care!
- 104 said: Do what works for you
- 86 said: Trim
- 18 said: Yes (I went ahead and added myself on there.)
- 18 said: Only if you’re an Olympic swimmer.
- 12 said: I would but way too hard to maintain. Rather be hairy.
- 6 said: You should get your ass kicked for asking this.
- 5 said: I trim upper thighs but not calves.
- 5 said: I wouldn’t mind it for others but not me
- 4 said: Only if you’re a professional cyclist.
- 3 said: A little bit is fine but to the skin is just weird.
- 2 said: Really?
- 1 said: Wax.
- 1 said: My legs have noticeable bare spots anyway.
- 1 said: Only in the summertime.
- 1 said: Use hair removal creams.
- 1 said: Shave Raccoons and Pritt Stick the hair to your chest and legs for added manliness.
- 1 said: Ewwwwwwwwww.
Click here to check out that survey in more detail!
Click below to watch the video – 10 Essential Grooming Tools EVERY Man Must Own
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Published Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2021 12:59:00 +0000
How to wear your watch correctly
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:
- Origins Of The Wrist Watch
- What Wrist Do You Wear A Watch On?
- Should You Wear Your Watch Facing Inward Or Outward?
- The Stylish Way To Wear A Watch
#1 Origins Of The Wrist Watch
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?
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?
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
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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Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 10:19:42 +0000
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Fall Capsule Wardrobe Preparation (Buy Now and Get $$$)
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:
- What Are The Advantages Of A Capsule Wardrobe?
- How Do You Build A Fall Capsule Wardrobe?
- Where Can You Find Deals On Fall Clothing?
- What Are The Best Fall Capsule Wardrobe Essentials?
#1 What Are The Advantages Of A Capsule Wardrobe?
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?
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
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?
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
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?
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.
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.
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 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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Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 23:59:00 +0000
The Best Zara Fragrances
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.
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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Published Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 09:57:00 +0000
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