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If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times – slacks and dress pants are two VERY different garments.

They have entirely different fits, styles, and functions.

I know a lot of guys just they’re interchangeable – they’re both trousers, right? They’ve both got pockets, belt loops, and legs.

Sure – but a Ferrari and a Ford Corrola both have 4 wheels, a trunk, and a steering wheel. Are you telling me they’re the same thing too?

You want to be the Ferrari, not the Corolla – so you need to know the basic rules of fit, fabric, and function when it comes to your pants! This is men’s style 101, gents.

As ever, it’s my mission to help you look like the best-dressed man in the room, which is why I’m setting the record straight once and for all.

In this definitive style guide, we’ll explore:

  1. The Differences Between Slacks And Dress Pants
  2. Top Styling Tips For Slacks And Dress Pants
  3. Your Lifestyle – Which Style of Trousers Is Best For You?

#1. The Differences Between Slacks and Dress Pants

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The most significant differences between slacks and dress pants are in their fit, fabric, and function.

Like any other trouser style, both slacks and dress pants have distinct features. I‘d go as far as to say that they contrast in many different ways.

Slacks Vs. Dress Pants: Differences In Fit

What does ‘slack’ mean? Loose, right?

Coincidence? I think not.

Slacks are loose-fitting trousers designed to fall baggier on the leg.

Dress pants, on the other hand, can be tighter. Often, they feature a slim design that hugs the thigh to match the tailored silhouette of a formal suit.

Slacks Vs. Dress Pants: Differences In Fabric

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The contrasting construction of slacks vs. dress pants is a result of fabric.

Slacks are usually made of heavier materials like wool or corduroy. This makes them an excellent option for colder weather or when comfort is a high priority.

Their heavier construction makes the looser fit essential. A tight-fitting garment made from wool or corduroy would become a sweat disaster! Your skin would have no room to breathe.

Dress pants are lighter in construction and material. In general, this style of trouser is made from either:

  1. Cotton
  2. Linen
  3. Polyester
  4. A Polyester-cotton mix

This lighter construction means that dress pants can be slimmer in fit. The thinner/more breathable materials are less likely to cause excessive sweat.

Slacks Vs. Dress Pants: Differences In Function

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As with any garment in a man’s wardrobe – slacks and dress pants have unique functions.

Slacks are more informal in their cut and fabric. Wear them in casual/smart-casual environments where a slim silhouette isn’t required. Outdoor fun, family meals, and gatherings are great examples of slack-appropriate events.

Dress pants, on the other hand, are more formal. As the name suggests, they suit ‘dressier’ situations where formality is the priority. Wear dress pants at the office, to weddings, or on a trip to an upscale restaurant.

#2. Top Styling Tips For Slacks and Dress Pants

Dress pants and slacks can be styled very differently. As a result of their differing cuts, fabrics, and formality, a man can wear them in very contrasting ways.

When deciding what to wear with these different styles of pants, you must consider WHY you are wearing them. What occasion are you attending? Are you opting for comfort or a sharp silhouette?

Slacks

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When wearing slacks, a man can sport a more casual style. The looser fit of slacks is similar to that of straight-cut jeans – not too baggy but not too tight.

The critical thing to remember is not to wear anything skinny/oversized on your top half. This will either make your legs and rear look huge in comparison or make you appear fatter than you are.

Instead, pair your slacks with regular fit clothing. For example:

  1. Light-brown corduroy slacks with a brown belt
  2. A light blue Oxford shirt
  3. A brown leather strap timepiece
  4. Brogue Oxford or Derby shoes in brown
  5. A navy wool sports coat

Dress Pants

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Dress pants are more formal than slacks, so a slimmer silhouette is often required when wearing them.

I’m not saying you should go skinny-fit all over. However, it’s essential to ensure that the fit of your dress pants matches the fit of your overall outfit.

Wearing slim-fit dress pants with an oversized shirt will make you look much fatter than you are, so be careful!

Create an outfit with a slim silhouette. For example:

  1. Charcoal gray, cotton dress pants with a black belt
  2. A crisp, white poplin shirt
  3. A slim navy and burnt orange tie in a design of your choice
  4. A navy cotton blazer with a burnt orange pocket square
  5. Black leather Chelsea boots to finish

#3. Your Lifestyle – Which Style Of Trousers Is Best For You?

Slacks vs. Dress pants – which one wins in your books?

At the end of the day, it’s hard to compare them. They serve entirely different purposes and suit completely different situations.

So what’s the answer? Choose the pants that are right for your lifestyle.

You need to figure out the sort of guy you are.

The Family Man

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If you consider yourself a family man, chances are a pair of slacks will serve you well.

A stylish man at home with his kids needs a flexible and durable wardrobe. Kids are messy; dogs get mud everywhere; DIY is risky.

That’s why a solid pair of slacks is your best bet. Tough corduroy will withstand a heck of a lot of punishment and is often machine washable. This makes them the perfect pant option for guys who want to spend time with their kids playing ball in the yard.

The Businessman

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The high-powered businessman has no time for slacks. They’re too baggy, thick, and don’t look professional enough. He should opt for a pair of quality dress pants.

For a man that needs to dress to impress daily, dress pants offer a great alternative to suit trousers. Paired with a well-tailored blazer, dress pants offer the well-cut look of a formal suit.

Sure, when the businessman gets home, he might throw on something a bit comfier. But when at work, he needs to look like a million bucks in a pair of quality dress pants.

The Handy Man

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Not all men work in an office. Dress pants won’t last long on a building site.

For the man who needs durable but professional trousers, woolen slacks are best. Should you build a house wearing these? Absolutely not.

However, during a promotion meeting with the foreman, a pair of woolen slacks will serve you well. They present a professional appearance without looking too ‘business.’

Slacks vs. dress pants – which is the winner? The answer’s pretty simple – both of them. Trousers are never one type fits all! A man needs to assess his own needs and lifestyle to make the right choice.

In short, the decision is yours to make. Click here for an outfit guide to help you boost your style even further

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9 Classic Summer Haircuts for Men to Beat the Heat

Summer Hairstyle

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We’re well into summer now, and if you’re doing it right, chances are you’re getting out a lot more than in the winter. Which presents you with the perfect time for a refresh and a great opportunity to debut a new look.

What better way to do that than by trying out a new hairstyle? The warm weather and laid-back vibes of the summer season typically call for hairstyles that are both practical and stylish.

Whether you’re hitting the beach, attending a summer wedding, or just looking to stay cool (and look good), don’t sweat it – we’ve got something for you.

Here’s a comprehensive guide to the best summer hairstyles for men in 2024, complete with tips on how to achieve and maintain them.

1. The Buzz Cut

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Having made somewhat of a comeback in recent years, the buzz cut is arguably a timeless and classic look that’s perfect for the hot summer months.

Less hair more or less equates to less heat, and in some circumstances, it offers just a little bit of edge to an otherwise clean-cut appearance, and can be interpreted as both professional and grungy – depending on what you’re going for.

It’s low-maintenance, easy to do at home, and helps keep you cool. Not to mention, the buzz cut can be tailored to suit your personal style, whether you prefer a super short length or something a bit longer.

How to Achieve It:

  • Use clippers with the desired guard length.
  • Start at the top and work your way down, covering the full scalp area.
  • Ensure even coverage by going over each section multiple times.

Maintenance Tips:

  • Regular trims every two to three weeks.
  • Make sure to frequently moisturize your scalp to prevent dryness – try incorporating it into your skincare routine.

2. The Crew Cut

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The crew cut is another short style that’s perfect for a warm weather. It’s slightly longer on top than a buzz cut, giving you more styling options. The sides and back are usually tapered, creating a clean, professional look. When people think of classic and clean-cut, the crew cut is arguably the gold standard.

How to Achieve It:

  • Clippers for the sides and back, scissors for the top.
  • Blend the top into the sides for a smooth transition.
  • Keep the top short enough to maintain the style but long enough to allow for some texture.

Maintenance Tips:

  • Trim every three to four weeks.
  • Use a light pomade or styling cream for added texture.
  • Regularly wash and condition to keep your hair healthy.

3. The Undercut

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The undercut is a sharp, versatile style that works well in any season, but it’s particularly great for the summer months.

The sides and back are shaved or cut very short, which helps keep you cool, while the top is left significantly longer, offering some extra styling material. This contrast creates a striking look that can be styled in various ways – both casually and more professionally.

How to Achieve It:

  • Shave or clip the sides and back to the desired length.
  • Leave the top long and style as desired.
  • Use a comb to create a clean part line.

Maintenance Tips:

  • Regular trims for the sides and back every two to three weeks.
  • Style the top with a lightweight gel or mousse.
  • Regularly wash and condition to keep your hair healthy.

4. The Middle Part

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Also commonly referred to as “curtains,” the classic middle part is reminiscent of 90s heartthrobs and a polished, ivy-inspired look. With a short-to-medium length and a flattering framing of one’s face, there’s a reason this style has made a massive comeback in recent years.

How to Achieve It:

  • Grow out the fringe and keep the side/back tidy.
  • Wet hair, brush back, then create the part in the middle.
  • Brush upwards and away from the middle part.
  • Use a blow dryer to create volume at the front.
  • Apply a strong hold pomade to maintain the shape, or alternatively use a lightweight clay/cream along with holding spray.

Maintenance Tips:

  • Trim every three to four weeks.
  • Regularly wash and condition to maintain healthy hair.

5. The Textured Crop

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The textured crop is a trendier look with a fairly wide range of appeal. As a summer hairstyle, it excels for its practicality. It’s short, easy to style, and works well with the natural texture of most guys’ hair. The messy, tousled look is perfect for a laid-back summer vibe.

How to Achieve It:

  • Keep the sides and back short.
  • Leave the top slightly longer and add texture with scissors.
  • Use your fingers to style with a texturizing product, such as a texturizing clay or putty..

Maintenance Tips:

  • Trim every four to six weeks.
  • Use a sea salt spray for added texture.
  • Regularly wash and condition to keep your hair healthy.

6. The Quiff

man with a quiff hairstyle

The quiff is a somewhat more dynamic take on the textured crop, and gives your hair the chance to demonstrate its volume while still keeping things fairly conservative.

It’s a stylish option that combines elements of the iconic, classic pompadour along with the flat top. It features volume at the front that gradually decreases towards the back.

The quiff is perfect for guys who want a polished yet casual look – one that’s easy to style up for the office, or to style down for lazy summer sundays.

How to Achieve It:

  • Get short sides and back, but leave the hair on top longer..
  • Use a blow dryer and a rounded brush to create volume.
  • Finish with a strong hold gel or pomade.

Maintenance Tips:

  • Trim every four to six weeks.
  • Regularly wash and condition to keep your hair healthy.

7. The Messy Fringe

young man with a messy fringe hairstyle

The messy fringe is a relaxed, relatively youthful style that’s perfect for warm days. It involves longer hair on top with a fringe that falls naturally over the forehead.

This style works especially well with wavy or curly hair, and gives off quite a laid-back look. While not the most professional, if you’re not working an office job – you’ve got a green light from us.

How to Achieve It:

  • Keep both the sides and back short.
  • Leave the top relatively long with a natural fringe that covers most of your forehead..
  • Use a texturizing product to enhance the natural wave or curl.

Maintenance Tips:

  • Trim every four to six weeks.
  • Use a leave-in conditioner to maintain healthy hair.
  • Frequently wash as needed to keep your hair clean and your scalp balanced.

8. The Slick Back

man wearing a pinstripe suit with a sleek, slick back hairstyle

The slick back is rather, well, slick, but also an incredibly classic style that can be adapted for summer by keeping both the sides and back of your hair on the shorter side.

It’s a sophisticated look that works especially well for formal occasions, or even just in your day-to-day professional life. Think Michael Corleone in The Godfather. Al Pacino pulls it off – and so can you!

How to Achieve It:

  • Cut your sides short, as well as the back of your hair, while keeping the hair on top longer.
  • Use a comb and a strong hold gel or pomade to slick the hair back.
  • Ensure the hair lies flat against the head.
  • (Optional) Apply a finishing holding hairspray – this helps with summer humidity to combat frizziness, which stands out especially amongst slicked-back hairs.

Maintenance Tips:

  • Trim every four to six weeks.
  • Regularly wash and condition to prevent product buildup and maintain healthy hair and scalp.

9. The Gen Z “Mullet”

hip man in his 20s with a “Gen Z mullet” hairstyle

This one’s controversial, but depending where you live or what circles you frequent, it might just be the coolest one on this list. The much maligned mullet hairstyle of the 80s has made its way back in a somewhat fresher, more tamed form with a younger crowd.

One trip to a trendy neighborhood in almost any city will confirm it – the mullet has returned. The newest take on it is cool, artsy, and gives off a casual vibe.

How to Achieve It:

  • The sides and back should be trimmed rather short. This can range from a fade or taper to a more uniform short length.
  • The top and front should be longer and layered. The front should fall around the eyebrows, and the back can be left longer, creating a noticeable contrast.
  • Add texture with a razor or thinning shears to prevent the mullet from looking too bulky. A well-blended cut will look more modern.

Maintenance Tips:

  • Visit your barber every 4-6 weeks to maintain the shape and length. Regular trims keep the sides and back short and the top layered properly.
  • As the top and back grow out, they might need slight adjustments to keep the shape sharp.
  • Frequently wash as needed to keep your hair clean and your scalp balanced.

Barber Talk

Before embarking on this journey, however, make sure to do some research. As you would with the task of seeking out a skilled tailor, try to find a barber that works for you.

Ask friends for recommendations and visit online reviews. Some men prefer to frequent high-end salons for more complex styles, while others can get away with something simpler, and far more economical.

Your Ideal Summer Hairstyle

Choosing the right summer hairstyle is all about finding a balance between style and practicality. No matter if you prefer a short, low-maintenance cut that keeps you cool or a longer, more free-spirited, and laid-back style, there’s likely something here you can utilize.

Consider your hair type, face shape, and personal preferences when selecting a new hairstyle. With the right cut and proper maintenance, it will help you to keep you cool and look great all summer long.

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Summer Scents: 18 Of The Best New Fragrances To Wear Now

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Can you feel it? There’s a shift in the mood. It’s time to overhaul the cabinet: chuck out the empties and the flash-in-the-pans, and get rid of the ones that no longer serve. It’s time to elect a strong leader and move in a fresh direction.

Taste is subjective, so Ape would never dictate who to choose. Still, we can steer you towards our honest selection – guaranteed free from any snake oil, stinkers or false advertisers – of the very best candidates worthy of your vote. Usher in a new era with 18 quality scents that guarantee good vibes only.

BOSS Bottled Triumph Elixir

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Timed to coincide with Euro 2024, BOSS has made a bet on Eduardo Camavinga, Phil Foden and Kai Havertz to score for BOSS Bottled Triumph Elixir.

Fresh and vibrant, this ambery-green fragrance is ostensibly made with just three ingredients: top notes of violet leaf and heart notes of vetiver essence layered over a base of patchouli essence.

Smooth and smokiness with a touch of sweetness and long projection, this unexpected scent hits the back of the net for us.

Buy now at John Lewis

Montblanc Legend Blue

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Montblanc, on the other hand, has opted for the more mature footballing hero, Zinédine Zidane, to put the ‘legend’ into its new scent, Blue.

The fragrance is a refreshing dive into spearmint and lavender, cedar wood and sandalwood, with depths of ambroxan and moss that would suit any occasion.

Buy now at Lookfantastic

Acqua di Parma Crystal Incense

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Looking for something with a little more depth? Acqua di Parma’s latest scent will take you to church. The central feature of Crystal Incense is olibanum, or frankincense, which is an aromatic resin derived from the Boswellia tree.

In this case, the notable olibanum is obtained via CO2 extraction, where the resin crystallises on contact with the air, preserving the essence in its purest form.

The packaging is decorated with gold brush strokes in a design by Central Saint Martins’ graduate Ellen Huynh, as part of Acqua di Parma’s collaboration with the prestigious London College for Creatives.

It is wrapped in Atlas cedarwood oil and cardamom and underscored by patchouli, benzoin Siam and musk. The spicy depths are lifted by the ginger oil in the opening notes, giving it a freshness to temper the earthiness—it’s a religious experience.

Buy now exclusively at Selfridges

Louis Vuitton LVERS

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As Men’s Creative Director of Louis Vuitton, Pharrell Williams’ fingerprints are all over LVERS, a fragrance created with the house Master Perfumer, Jacques Cavallier. His brief? To bottle sunshine.

Cavallier turns the abstract into the olfactory, using green, earthy and smooth notes. It opens softly with galbanum and bergamot and lifts with a heart of ginger.

Grounded in cedarwood and creamy sandalwood and housed in prismatic glass, LVERS radiates warmth and positivity.

Buy now at Louis Vuitton

Giorgio Armani Acqua di Giò Profundo

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Dreaming of the ocean? Immerse yourself in the latest offering from Giorgio Armani, Acqua di Giò Profundo, composed by Alberto Morillas.

Master of the marine scent, some of Morillas’ greatest hits include the original CK One, Bvlgari Man and both Versace Pour Homme and Dylan Blue.

A deep love for the sea is evident in Profundo, which opens with fresh marine notes, zingy bergamot accord and lemon essence, violet leaf absolute and Saint Jean lavender in the heart notes, over an amber base of cistus absolute, patchouli, vetiver essence and a woody mineral accord.

This refreshing fougère conjures up salty skin, surf and sun, as worn by the campaign’s frontman, Aaron-Taylor Johnson.

Buy now at Lookfantastic

Burberry Hero Parfum

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A new parfum to intensify the Hero story, this woody, spicy number from Burberry plays on the original composition of Atlas, Virginian and Himalayan cedar wood, by adding layers of depth using notes of amyris (an intensely scented flowering citrus tree) and cypriol oil, which lends a woody, earthiness with a trace of spice.

Fresh and masculine, it has a moderate performance, so it won’t swamp your style or wilt in the heat.

Buy now at John Lewis

Ferragamo Red Leather

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Salvatore Ferragamo’s Red Leather is coming in hot for summer, with a spicy arrangement of ginger, vetiver and leather.

The opening fizz of Italian bergamot, mandarin pulp and fresh ginger gives way to a soft, green heart of jasmine absolute Egypt, orris ultimate and rosemary, revealing Haitian vetiver, soft leather and New Caledonia sandalwood in the dry down.

Light and leathery, with just enough spice, it’s a go-to everyday scent.

Buy now at Harrods

Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc Eau Intense

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Embrace the inevitable wave of Wimbledon fever with fresh tennis whites in the form of Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc Eau Intense. L.12.12 is the name for the brand’s original piqué polo shirt style.

Blanc Eau Intense offers an energetic blend of mandarin orange, warming turmeric, lavender, cardamom and clary sage over a base of white leather, sandalwood and vetiver. This combination echoes the leather shoes, wooden racquets and clipped grass of the court.

It’s game, set and match for this summer scent.

Buy now at Amazon

Akro Smile

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Comprised of three headline notes of bergamot, raspberry and musk, Smile does exactly what it says. This bright summer cocktail, which contains ambrette seed and sage, was originally composed by Olivier Cresp for his daughter, Anaïs.

In a bid to spread the vibes, Smile is now available to all. If you like fruity, upbeat fragrances, this one walks the careful line of not being overly sweet.

Buy now at Harrods

Fornasetti Giardino Segreto

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The fragrance collection from Fornasetti is everything one would expect from the playful surrealist and design icon. The bottle is a work of art, with an octagonal shape, green malachite style cap, and the face of Lina, the house Tema e Variazoni motif, etched on the back.

Giardino Segreto matches the artistry on the outside with a lush, fruity green scent on the inside. Akin to wandering through a secret garden in full bloom, brushing past the rhubarb stalks, tomato leaves, blackcurrant and wild black raspberry in the top notes, walking through galbanum, petitgrain, geranium bourbon and carnation in the heart, over a base of opoponax, myrrh, sandalwood, ebony and agarwood.

It’s an immersive experience.

Buy now at Harrods

Montblanc Black Meisterstück

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With our mixed summer weather in the UK, it’s easy to forget that the searing temperatures in the rest of the world often require something a little stronger than a floaty cologne.

Citrus and herbs might seem the default choice, but there’s always a yin to the yang. In this case, the Meisterstuck Collection from Montblanc is a refined set of scents that draw on the craftsmanship behind the famous writing instruments.

Black Meisterstück is a masterstroke of absolute incense, nutmeg and vetiver with a rich, inky signature.

Buy now at John Lewis

Michael Kors Pour Homme

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Marking a new era for Michael Kors fragrance, Pour Homme aims to serve the same jet-set aspirations as the New York-based fashion house.

Adorned with a hefty chain link, the men’s scent carries a marine theme, with top notes of bergamot, lavender and pink pepper, heart notes of geranium, sage and sea wave accord, with a dry down of patchouli, vetiver root and grey amber.

It’s got the warmth of the sun and the spray from of the sea – private yacht sold separately.

Buy now at Lookfantastic

Rabanne Invictus Parfum

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It’s an Olympic summer. While only the very few make it to the podium, there’s every chance you’ll get the opportunity to raise the Invictus cup.

Cast in gold and deep blue, the parfum edition of the ever-popular scent takes a darker, more intense route with fresh lavender, bright pink pepper and a hazy marine accord, a heart of sensual black soap, myrtle essence and violet leaf accord with final notes of cashmere, musk and sandalwood.

Soapy and aquatic, it’s a comfortable scent for everyday wear.

Buy now at John Lewis

Hermés H24 Herbes Vives

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There’s nothing like the reprieve offered by a shady tree when you’re trying to escape the punishing heat of the sun.

H24 Herbes Vives captures the cool greenery of a temperate wood using just three ingredients: herbal bouquet, pear granita and Physcool®, a high-tech molecule that lends a long-lasting cooling sensation.

It’s like carrying the feel of the forest wherever you go.

Buy now at John Lewis

Jo Malone Orange Marmalade Cologne

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Nostalgia is a powerful drug, and nothing brings joy like something we remember from our childhood. This limited edition Paddington collection from Jo Malone is for fans aged 9-99.

Orange Marmalade captures the Peruvian bear’s favourite sandwich filling, with bitter, zesty orange peel and sparkling orange biogarade in the heart notes, along with soft cashmere woods in the base.

Clad in red gingham, it’s juicy, woody and more-ish, like a summer picnic in a bottle.

Buy now at Jo Malone

Eight & Bob La Musique de Christie

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From Eight & Bob’s luxury Les Extraits Collection, La Musique de Christie is inspired by the symphony of the open-air opera at Glyndebourne in Sussex.

Crafted with notes of Greek saffron, nutmeg, leather, patchouli, and moss over a musk base, like donning a tuxedo, it conjures a real sense of occasion with every spritz.

Buy now at Harrods

Prada Infusion de Gingembre

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The style of Prada’s Les Infusions is to let the idea of the named ingredient take centre stage without hogging the limelight. Ginger has an appealing hot-cold quality, and in this scent, it’s overladen with thirst-quenching notes of green mandarin and wrapped around geranium and earthy vetiver.

Warm, spicy and woody, for a unisex scent, it leans masculine.

Buy now at Boots

Ralph Lauren Polo 67

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Preppy outfitter Ralph Lauren hopes to hit a home run with a new scent, Polo 67.

Sporty and youthful, it performs well. The opening features a fruity pineapple accord and Calabrian bergamot, followed by geranium and sage in the middle and vetiver, patchouli and sandalwood.

Buy now at John Lewis

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10 Things Your Son Will Learn From You (Without You Even Knowing It!)

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English Proverb Says:
Don’t Teach Your Children.
They Will Still Be Like You. Teach Yourself!

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Fatherhood is a great responsibility. Not only do fathers have to provide for their children, but they also have to teach them how to be good people.

The way you act, speak, dress and treat others all have an effect on how your son learns to be a man. The question is, does that make you proud or worry you?

If it’s the latter, then it might be time for a change. In today’s article, I’m breaking out the top 10 personality traits a son will inherit from his father.

#1 How To Be A Man

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One of the most important things a son will learn from his father is how to be a man. This includes everything from being respectful and treating others well, to knowing how to provide for his family and dress sharp.

You might not think that your actions have much of an impact on your son, but trust me, he’s watching you. As he grows, he will use you as the benchmark of what being a man means. If you act like a pumped-up jerk who belittles femininity and chugs beer, chances are that’s what your son will think makes ‘the perfect man’.

Avoid this at all costs. In the 21st century, being a man is all about being respectful, hardworking, and being there for your family – both emotionally and physically.

If you want your son to be a good man, then you need to lead by example. Show him what it means to be respectful, sensitive, and hardworking. Let him know that it’s okay to show emotion and that being strong doesn’t mean being

#2 How To Provide For A Family

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One of the most important things a father can teach his son is how to provide for a family. In today’s society, it’s still pretty common for fathers to be the primary breadwinners.

While it’s not a necessity for men to bring home the bacon, it should be an aspiration for every young man to be able to support a family if he so chooses.

The best way to teach your son how to provide for a family is by leading by example. If you’re the primary breadwinner, let him know that it’s important to work hard and be responsible for budgeting the money.

If you’re not the primary breadwinner, show him how to be frugal and save for a rainy day. No matter what your situation is, the most important thing you can do is instill a good work ethic in your son.

#3 How To Treat Others With Respect

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It’s essential that a man knows how to treat others with respect. Your son needs to learn this lesson early so that he grows up to be a respectful teenager and a good man.

This includes everyone from family and friends, to strangers and authority figures. Be it his 80-year-old Grampa or the young barista at your local coffee joint, it’s vital that your son knows that everyone deserves kindness.

Teaching your son how to be respectful is one of the best things you can do for him, because it will make him a more well-rounded person. If you’re not sure how to instill this quality in your son, the best place to start is by setting a good example. Be respectful to everyone you meet, and your son will learn from your actions.

Does that mean you need to be a push over? Absolutely not. Having respect is very different to being a doormat. It’s important that your son knows how to stand up for himself, and also how to treat others with kindness and consideration.

In today’s society, there is a lot of focus on being assertive and aggressive. While it’s important to know how to be these things, it’s equally as vital to be understanding. At the end of the day, nice guys usually come out on top.

#4 How To Dress Sharp

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One of the things your son will learn from you is how to dress sharp. This doesn’t mean that he needs to wear a suit and tie everywhere he goes, but it does mean that he should know how to dress for any occasion.

As a man, it’s important to know how to dress for success. Whether you’re going on a job interview or meeting your girlfriend’s parents for the first time, it’s essential that you look presentable.

The best way to teach your son how to dress sharp is by leading by example. If you’re always slouching around in stained clothes, chances are he’ll do the same. On the other hand, if you’re always dressing to impress, he’ll learn from your actions and end up dress inappropriately on the other end of the formality spectrum.

That’s why it’s important to teach your son the difference between casual and formal wear. He should know that there are certain occasions when it’s not appropriate to wear jeans and a t-shirt and also occasions where a suit will make him look out of touch and weird.

For example, if he’s going to a wedding or a funeral, he should know to dress more formally. However, when attending a casual family BBQ, your son needs to understand that a polo shirt and shorts is probably a better option than fine tailoring. By teaching him these things early on, you’ll set him up for success in the future.

#5 The Importance Of Education

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While it’s not necessary for every man to have a college degree, it’s still important to stress the importance of education to your son. After all, knowledge is power.

The best way to do this is by leading by example. If you value education and are always learning new things, your son will pick up on your behavior and learn from it.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that you need to spend every waking hour studying. But it does mean that you should stress the importance of lifelong learning. Whether it’s taking an online course or reading a book on a subject you’re interested in, make sure your son sees you doing it.

In today’s world, there is no excuse for not being educated. With the internet at our fingertips should be easy enough for anyone to find information on any topic they’re curious about.

Who knows where we’ll be in the future – your son needs to be at the top of the pack when it comes to personal development so that he can take advantage of any opportunities that come his way.

Why not get your son to take part in education with you? There are plenty of online courses that you can do together. Not only will this help him to learn more about the world, but it will also give you some quality bonding time.

#6 The Value Of Hard Work

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In today’s society, it’s easy to take things for granted. With technology making our lives easier and social media giving us a false sense of reality, it’s no wonder that people are losing touch with the value of hard work.

One of the most important things your son will learn from you is the importance of working hard to achieve his goals. Whether he wants to get good grades in school or make it into a professional sports team, he’ll need to put in the hours to make it happen.

The best way to teach your son this valuable lesson is by leading by example. If you’re always working hard and pushing yourself to be better, he’ll see your behavior and learn from it. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you need to work yourself to the bone. But it does mean that you should stress the importance of working hard to achieve success.

There will be times when your son doesn’t feel like putting in the effort, but if he knows that hard work pays off, he’ll be more likely to push through and reach his goals. I guarantee you that your son will come to you asking whether he has to do his homework or not. Guess what, to teach him the value of hard work, the answer is always going to be yes!

But you do need to reflect on your own lifestyle too. What do you do during your days? Are you grafting to achieve your goals or sitting in your sweat pants on the couch? If it’s the latter, then consider what affect this lifestyle will have on your son and the sort of example you’re setting him by remaining idle and lazy.

#7 Discipline And Determination

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If there’s one thing your son will learn from you, it’s discipline and determination. These are two essential qualities that every man should have.

As with the rest of the items on this list, the best way to teach your son these qualities is by leading by example. If you’re always disciplined in your own life and determined to achieve your goals, he’ll see your behavior and realize the importance of persistence.

I’ll be honest, gents. We’re all human and having 100% discipline all the time just isn’t possible. However, when it comes to the things that matter (like our health, our relationships, and our careers), it’s important that we make a conscious effort to stay on track.

The best way to do this is by setting goals and then breaking them down into manageable steps.

For example, if your goal is to lose weight, you need to determine what sort of exercise regime you’re going to follow and what changes you’re going to make to your diet. Once you have a plan in place, it’s simply a matter of following through and being disciplined enough to stick with it.

The same goes for any other goal you might have. If you want to get promoted at work or start your own business, you need to be determined enough to put in the effort and see it through

There will be times when your son doesn’t feel like following the rules or sticking to his goals. But if he knows from you that discipline and determination are important qualities to have, then he’ll make the grade and succeed beyond your wildest expectations.

#8 Courage And Strength

father and son in mountains hiking

Another vital quality your son will learn from you the importance of courage and strength. Every man needs to be strong enough to stand up for himself and what he believes in. And he also needs to be brave enough to take risks, even when they might not pay off.

Again, the best way to teach your son these qualities is by leading by example. If you’re always standing up for yourself and taking risks, he’ll see your behavior and realize that it’s okay to do the same. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you should put yourself in danger or do something illegal! But it does mean that you should encourage your son to be assertive and take chances every now and then.

There will be times when courage is confused with plain idiocy, so make sure that you demonstrate an understanding of when it’s appropriate to take risks. For example, if your son wants to quit his job and start his own business, that’s a risk worth taking! But if he wants to bungee jump off a bridge, that’s probably not the best idea.

Help him to understand the difference between courageous risks and foolish ones, and encourage him always to err on the side of caution.

At the end of the day, your son will need courage and strength in every aspect of his life. So it’s important that you instill these qualities in him from an early age through your own actions.

#9 How To Treat His Romantic Partners

mother father and small son looking happy

The way your treat your wife/girlfiend will have a huge impact on how you son treats his future romantic partners. He’ll be watching you closely to see how you interact with your wife or girlfriend, and he’ll use your behavior as a blueprint for his own relationships.

If you’re always respectful and loving towards your partner, he’ll understand that this is how he should treat any woman he’s in a relationship with. But if you’re constantly arguing or putting her down, he’ll think it’s okay to do the same.

Remember, toxic masculinity can be a harmful thing when it comes to romantic relationships. So, if your son sees you being overly manly and belittling to women, chances are he’ll think this is how men should act and mimic it.

It’s also important to demonstrate healthy communication skills within your relationship. If you and your partner are always talking openly and honestly about your feelings, he’ll learn that this is an important part of any relationship. But if you’re not communicating well, he’ll think it’s okay to bottle up his emotions and never talk about how he’s feeling.

The way you treat your partner will have a lasting impact on how your son treats romantic partners in his own life. So make sure that you’re setting a good example by being respectful, loving, and communicative.

#10 What He Should Teach His Own Son

father and son talking at home

One day, your son will have a son of his own. And when that day comes, he’ll look to you for guidance on how to be a good father.

This might seem like a lot of pressure, but it’s actually a great opportunity to instill all the important values and qualities you want your grandson to have. When you think about it, the lessons you pass on to your son will be passed on through generations of men who all learned from their elders.

So, make sure you take the time to teach your son everything he needs to know about being a good father. Show him how important it is to be present and involved in his child’s life, and how vital it is to instill strong values in them.

Teach him about the importance of leading by example, and how crucial it is to be a role model for his son.

And most importantly, show him how much you love him and are proud of the man he’s become.

Trust me, gents – it’s okay to hug your son and more fathers should do it. After all, he’s your flesh and blood and he deserves your love and affection.

By teaching your son how to be a great father, you’re ensuring that future generations will be filled with strong, loving men. And that’s something we can all be proud of!

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By: Antonio Centeno
Title: 10 Things Your Son Will Learn From You (Without You Even Knowing It!)
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Published Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2024 11:54:19 +0000

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