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Men’s grooming products – I bet you’re using the wrong ones.

Gentlemen, the bottom line is this…

You don’t know how to shave, wash our face, or spray on cologne… even though you’ve been doing it for years.

How do you know what you’re doing wrong, and how do you fix it?

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That’s what we’re answering in today’s article. We’re going over men’s grooming mistakes that guys STILL make.

 

Gents – I’ll get straight to the point – if you want to look and feel your best, you need the right grooming products and you need a grooming routine.

Let’s talk about VITAMAN – my men’s grooming company.

We make the best natural men’s grooming products in the world – and I want you to try them.

I’m so confident you’ll love our products, I’ll give you your money back if you don’t.

Oh – and did I mention there’s FREE US Shipping on all orders?

Because I want you to give VITAMAN a try, I’ve arranged an awesome RMRS deal for you!

Click here to get an Introductory 30% discount on your first order over at VITAMAN – use discount code RMRS at checkout. But hurry – this deal won’t be around forever!

 

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Contents

  1. Letting a woman (or anyone) choose for you
  2. Confusing laziness with brand loyalty
  3. Thinking that modern tools are better
  4. Believing that soap is just soap
  5. Ignoring ingredients
  6. Never using products together
  7. Having NO routine
  8. Neglecting the right tools
  9. Being too scared to choose a signature scent
  10. Using deodorant

 

1. Letting A Woman (Or Anyone) Choose For You

I know it sounds a little harsh, but women are not at fault here.

It’s us.

We tend to rely on our wives and girlfriends far too much when it comes to choosing men’s grooming products. It might be out of laziness or insecurity.

couple

Men put a lot of pressure on their significant others to make choices they should be making themselves. Stop this habit.

The fact is this: No one knows your body except you.

Only you can know whether you deal with oily skin, need a closer shave, or have thin hair. If you want results, you need to set the time aside to research ingredients and make the right choice. What works for others may not work for you.

 

2. Confusing Laziness With Brand Loyalty

At the end of the day, men are creatures of habit.

I’m willing to bet your “go-to” shaving cream was the one you chose when you walked into the convenience store at age 17.

It’s done a mediocre job since then, but you’re content.

You call yourself “loyal.”

Antonio holding Vitaman products

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This is a fallacy. When it comes to men’s grooming products, you need to find a brand you genuinely love.

My advice? Research brands that promote honesty with their products. We’re talking grooming products that don’t confuse you with weird names.

This is one of the many reasons I’m proud of my company VITAMAN – we’re straightforward about what we put in each bottle.

 

3. Thinking Modern Tools Are Better

Let’s use shaving as an example.

The safety razor has been around since the 19th century and we’ve stopped using it. Cartridge razors dominate the market.

However, the safety razor will give you a closer shave and reduce irritation. It’s also less expensive and wasteful. Did you know that cartridge razors produce millions of tons worth of waste a year?

tools for shaving

Never learned how to shave the right way? We got you covered. Click here to check out the ultimate guide to wet shaving.

Why do we stick to cartridge razors then? The answer is convenience.

It all goes back to point number 2 – laziness. Gents, if you put in the time to find the best tool, your body will thank you for it.

For an even closer shave, consider the venerable straight razor. However, you can hurt yourself if you don’t use proper shaving technique. Be careful.

 

4. Thinking Soap Is Just Soap

A lot of guys have a tendency to use the same soap on their bodies, head, and face.

This is a mistake.

Our skin is not the same across the board. Let’s take Lava soap for instance – it’s designed specifically for men’s hands. I tried using it on my body, and it was so rough that I damaged my skin.

You need to find gentler soaps according to your needs.

Vitaman cleanser

Click here to discover VITAMAN and get a great introductory discount!

An example: Our facial skin is generally more sensitive than the rest of the skin on the body.

Some brands make natural soaps that handle both skin types, but you will most likely need to find a specific cleanser for your face.

Think about it – if you’re trying to make your skin better by washing it, destroying it with the wrong soap defeats the purpose.

 

5. Not Paying Attention To Ingredients

The stuff they put in men’s grooming products today is abhorrent.

Let’s take shaving cream for instance.

A can of Barbasol contains ingredients such as butane and propane.  If you can throw it in a fire and blow it up, you probably shouldn’t put it on your face.

Oftentimes you’ll see formaldehyde in shampoo. Yeah, the carcinogen we use to preserve corpses.

lavender field

Lavender is used in skincare products to reduce acne. It can also be added to shampoo in order to promote hair growth.

While cheap to produce, these can damage your body in the long run, with side effects ranging from skin irritation to full-blown hair loss.

Men’s grooming products that come with natural ingredients provide more than cleaning, they provide health benefits as well.

Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Vitamin E, and Eucalyptus Oil are examples of natural ingredients that heal the skin while strengthening it.

These are just some of the ingredients used by VITAMAN – we use nothing but the BEST in our natural men’s grooming products.

 

6. Not Using Products In Conjunction

Using a facial cleanser, exfoliant, and moisturizer in a routine will get you more results than simply applying the cleanser.

Exfoliation thoroughly scrubs the skin by removing dead skin cells. The moisturizer maintains the oil balance and fight off wrinkles.

vitaman the works

Click here to discover VITAMAN’s range of natural hair, skin and shave products and get a great discount!

Why do I emphasize the use of shaving oil before shaving cream?

Oil is hydrophobic, meaning it won’t mix with the water base in shaving cream. This means you get two layers of skin protection and a smoother shave.

Are you seeing a pattern?

Using multiple products THE RIGHT WAY doubles down on the results.

 

7. Not Having A Routine

There are several benefits to having an effective grooming routine…

The most obvious one is the reduced stress. Once you have grooming down to a science, you never have to worry about it again (until you run out of products).

Secondly, a routine gives you a base from which to expand and improve.

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Establishing a routine means you’ll never have to think about what’s next.

Let’s say you’ve mastered the art of shaving with the grain. You have the experience to start going AGAINST grain for an even closer shave.

You’ll learn that a safety razor does the job better than a simple cartridge razor – more blades mean more room for error. A cartridge razor could also pull your stubble too far over and produce ingrown hairs.

Experience is key, and a routine gives you a solid foundation to practice.

 

8. Not Using The Right Tools

You wouldn’t use a sledgehammer on a drywall nail, right?

Then why would you use clippers on your nails? Clippers – especially cheap ones – will crush the nail rather than cut it. Before you know it, you got a bigger problem on your hands.

man's hands

Click here for the complete breakdown of the essential tools for nail care.

The right tool for the job would be a simple file or nail scissors. The file can grind the nail down (remember to file in one direction) while the scissors cut effectively.

The same applies to every aspect of grooming, gentlemen – do your research.

 

9. Never Choosing A Signature Scent

How do you find a signature fragrance?

Simple, you go with what you like.

tom ford tobacco vanille

Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford is controversial, but a confident man can rock it.

It doesn’t matter how bold it is, whether or not your wife loves it, or what your friends say.

Your signature scent is your own – it’s meant to imbue YOU with confidence.

Conduct a search. Once you fall in love with a fragrance, don’t think too hard on it. Get that bottle!

 

10. Using Deodorant

That’s right, I said it.

Most deodorants and antiperspirants come packed with harmful chemicals like aluminum. This actually blocks your pores to stop sweating altogether. Why would you want that, knowing that sweat naturally cleanses the body?

vitaman deodorant

Click here to discover VITAMAN and get a great introductory discount!

You can find out more by checking out my article on deodorants – and why you should stop using them altogether.

 

Summary – Men‘s Grooming Mistakes

Knowledge is power.

When it comes to men’s grooming products, you have to be the one to step up and do the research. You’re the only one who can decide which products work best for your body and skin.

The results are worth the work – and the work is minimal.

VITAMAN make the best natural men’s grooming products in the world – and I want you to try them.

I’m so confident you’ll love our products, I’ll give you your money back if you don’t.

Oh – and did I mention there’s FREE US Shipping on all orders?

Because I want you to give VITAMAN a try, I’ve arranged an awesome RMRS deal for you! Click here to get an Introductory 30% discount on your first order over at VITAMAN – use discount code RMRS at checkout. But hurry – this deal won’t be around forever!

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How to wear your watch correctly

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As much as you won’t like hearing this, you’re probably wearing your watch wrong.

It’s not your fault; you may have never been taught how to wear a watch properly. After all, there is more than one way to wear a watch.

But how do you know which way is the right way?

Don’t worry, gents; as always, I’ve got you covered. I’m here with the best way to wear your favorite timepiece properly and look as stylish as ever.

In today’s article, I’ll be covering:

  1. Origins Of The Wrist Watch
  2. What Wrist Do You Wear A Watch On?
  3. Should You Wear Your Watch Facing Inward Or Outward?
  4. The Stylish Way To Wear A Watch

#1 Origins Of The Wrist Watch

old watches

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

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

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

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

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

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

#2 What Wrist Do You Wear A Watch On?

man wears watch

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

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

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

So how do you know for sure?

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

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

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

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

watch facing inside

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#4 The Stylish Way To Wear A Watch

stylish watch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There you have it, gents.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We’ll be covering:

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

#1 What Are The Advantages Of A Capsule Wardrobe?

man in closet

One of the most common headaches guys run into in their closet is having too many clothing options to choose from but not enough of the right options.

While more options aren’t bad, they can be overwhelming, especially when you rarely wear most items. This is where building a capsule wardrobe comes into play.

A capsule wardrobe is a limited selection of clothing items that complement each other. This means you can buy a smaller selection of items and create a larger number of outfits.

This is crucial to understand because most guys don’t have an unlimited budget for buying clothes. A capsule wardrobe allows you to purchase and use items frequently with little redundancy.

But where do you start in building your fall capsule wardrobe?

#2 How Do You Build A Fall Capsule Wardrobe?

fall clothing items

After you have put together the perfect capsule wardrobe, you can start to add a few fall-specific items. This is done by adding a few staple pieces that complement what you already have.

For most, fall offers mild temperatures mixed with slightly warmer temperatures.

This means that layering will be of the utmost importance because you may leave the house needing a jacket, but it might be warm enough by midday to sport only the t-shirt underneath.

Start with the basics when building your fall capsule wardrobe and add pieces accordingly.

Keep It Simple

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Fall is primetime for layering, so you only need a few outer layers and should focus more on the innermost layers.

You want to make sure that interchangeability is at the top of your list when it comes to your wardrobe. Everything should complement each other for ease of use.

With that said, having a few staples and adding additional items as you change seasons is essential.

For this reason, ensure you have the following items in your fall capsule wardrobe:

  • A dark three-piece suit 
  • A light-colored tweed blazer
  • A leather bomber or biker jacket
  • An overcoat (dark or light)
  • A formal button-up shirt (white)
  • 2 casual button-up shirts (flannel or chambray, you choose)
  • 2 sweaters (1 shawl, 1 crew neck)
  • 2 t-shirts (1 white, 1 black,)
  • 2 pairs of Jeans (1 dark, 1 light)
  • 2 pairs of slacks/chinos (1 dark, 1 light)
  • 2 belts (1 black, 1 brown)
  • 1 pair of black dress shoes
  • 1 pair of brown oxfords (leather or suede, you decide)
  • 1 pair of sneakers (plain white or brown)
  • 1 pair of military boots (black or brown)

When it comes to accessories like watches, scarves, or gloves, you can use what you have as most men won’t need all of them, so I won’t count them in.

#3 Where Can You Find Deals On Fall Clothing?

clothing on sale

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

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

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

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

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

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

These big ticket items include:

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

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

#4 What Are The Best Fall Capsule Wardrobe Essentials?

man shopping for clothes

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

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

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

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

Overcoats

man wearing overcoat

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

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

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

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

Leather Jackets

leather jackets

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

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

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

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

Sweaters

man wearing sweater

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

So how do you find the perfect sweater?

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

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

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

That’s it, gents.

To learn more about how versatile this concept of capsule wardrobes can be, check out how I turned 16 pieces of clothing into 256 outfits.

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The Best Zara Fragrances

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We all know of Zara and I’m pretty sure the majority of us own at least one piece from them, but I’m not here to talk about their reasonably priced clothing, I’m here for their fragrance.

Not quite a hidden gem but I don’t feel that they vast range and high quality fragrance that they create is given enough air time, I’m about to change that. The fragrance game is massive at the moment, everyone from the big fashion houses all the way to footballers have a scent on the market and they all carry a hefty price tag, with some of the bigger hitters asking in excess of

£100 for 50ml.

Zara clearly understand the need for a great fragrance but also appreciate not everything has to be overly expensive. I’ve been lucky enough to sample my fair share over the years and wanted to share with you what I feel are some of their strongest.

Tobacco Collective 100ml – £16.99

This is one of my absolute favourites, it works perfectly as an everyday scent. The initial smell is strong and masculine but with undertones of vanilla bourbon help to soften it slightly.

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For Him 100ml – £22.99

My current daily spray, its warm, modern and intense. It just so happens to be the perfect blend of three of my favourite scents, bergamot, cardamom and sandalwood. It’s strong yet light, never over powering and leaves a wonderful trail.

Florence 100ml – £16.24

Summer calls for a fresh fragrance and I cannot recommend this highly enough, its light, fresh and citrus scent is perfectly for those warmer days. Notes of black pepper, strawberry and guaiac wood allow this scent to sit gently on the skin with offending the noses of those around you.

Written by Tom Loughran

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