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You shave your balls but you don’t attend to your eyebrows?! It seems like you skipped the easy part and went straight for the deep end. Really, eyebrow management should be part of your general male grooming plan. It really makes your face look better. You’ll be more attractive, and you’ll notice when you look in the mirror.

Also, guys get hairier as they age (except on the tops of their heads of course). Your eyebrows will only ever need more attention. You want to get into the habit of controlling your eyebrows so they don’t become the thing that unravels all of your other grooming efforts.

Picking the Perfect Eyebrow Shape for Guys

This whole thing starts with picking a shape. You need a plan before you attack your eyebrows with scissors (or whatever else you grab). The key is to match your eyebrow shape to your face. We’re going to teach you how to do that right now.

Understanding Your Face Type

You can’t get your eyebrows right unless you match them to your face. So, the first step is to think about your face and its natural shape. In general, we can break face types down into nine archetypes. Your face might not exactly match one of these, but it will be close enough to plan your eyebrows.

You can see in the picture that some faces are rounder while others have a more angular look. These are the rounded face types we’ll reference in the rest of this discussion:

  • Oval
  • Round
  • Oblong
  • Heart

And these are the angular types:

  • Rectangle
  • Square
  • V-triangle
  • A-triangle
  • Diamond

Go ahead and look at the picture. Use a mirror or your phone and decide which face type you think best describes you.

3 Primary Eyebrow Shapes for Men

Now that you know your face type, we can talk about matching your eyebrows for the best look. For men, there are three basic eyebrow shapes to choose. You can go for angular eyebrows, round eyebrows or flat eyebrows.

The angular look is best for round, oval, heart, oblong, and A-triangle faces. What do these faces have in common that make them accentuated by the angular eyebrow? A lot of it comes down to face length and jawline.

Round eyebrows are ideal for square, rectangle and V-triangle faces. You’ll notice that these face types have the most pronounced jawlines.

The rest of your face types (oval, oblong, diamond, rectangle) are suited for flat eyebrows. These faces are narrower with a thinner jawline, and that leads to flatter eyebrows looking best.

You are eventually going to learn that these eyebrow suggestions are guidelines. There is room to try stuff, but until you feel proficient with eyebrow grooming, keeping it simple is best.

Grooming Your Eyebrows at Home

You know what your eyebrows should look like. These tips will help you turn them into the eyebrows you always dreamed of having.

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Tips for Plucking/Tweezing Your Eyebrows

Plucking and tweezing is the gold standard for eyebrow management. It’s easy. It’s cheap. It hurts a little, but you’ll get over it. To do this, you need a comb and a set of tweezers (which can be found in The Shears 2.0 nail kit)

The first thing to do when you pluck is to find the line. Take your comb and run it from your nostril to your eyebrow. That shows you the cutoff for your unibrow, and you want to pluck unibrow hairs first.

To find the other end of your eyebrow, use your comb to draw a line from the tip of your nose to the outside of your eye. Clean up hairs that go beyond that point. These two tips will get the volume of hair roughly right.

To shape your eyebrows, you need to think a little more. You picked your shape. The goal is to go after outlier hairs that destroy the shape. It’s a progressive process. As you pluck, the shape will start to take form. Most importantly, focus on hairs under the eyebrows rather than above them. This will help you avoid looking overdone.

If you feel at all uncomfortable or are worried about plucking your eyebrows too much, here’s an even easier tip. Start by cleaning up the unibrow and outer edge. You can stop there. It won’t have an ideal shape, but you just got rid of the worst parts of your eyebrow and got a feel for the process. Come back in another session to focus on shaping.

Tips for Trimming Your Eyebrows

You don’t have to pluck. You can trim instead. It’s a little faster, but it’s easier to make a mistake that looks bad. That’s your trade-off. In order to trim, you still need a comb, and now you need good scissors (also found in The Shears 2.0).

You’re going to trim your eyebrows much like a barber takes some off the top of your head. You push the comb into the eyebrows in order to see which hairs are the longest. Using the comb as a cutting guard, you are going to snip away the excess eyebrow. That’s all it takes.

You should notice two things about this method. First, it doesn’t give you strong control over the shape of your eyebrow. Second, it’s often worth doing even if you pluck. Super bushy eyebrows rarely look good. 

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Having a Professional Groom Your Eyebrows

Grooming yourself is tough. You let a pro cut your hair on top of your head. Why not let them handle your eyebrows too? If you want to go that route, there are some expectations we should set.

What to Expect at Your First Eyebrow Waxing or Threading Session

When you get professional eyebrow services, you get the pro, and that’s what this is really all about. Your session should start with some good old fashioned talking. They’re going to talk to you about how you want your eyebrows. They can make recommendations, but part of their job is giving you what you want — even if what you want doesn’t look good. So, remember what you already learned about matching eyebrow and face shapes.

If the technician ever tries to start the service without this conversation, things are going south quickly. Get out of there.

Also, make sure the technician is wearing gloves. We’ve all learned to be more conscientious of hygiene.

As for the waxing or threading, the first time hurts the most. It’s ok if your eyes sting. It’s normal, and the redness and sensitivity usually last for an hour or so after the session. Repeat sessions will go easier, and if you find a technician you like, you can get into a rhythm and make everything nice and easy.

All You Need to Know Before You Start Seeing an Eyebrow Waxing Technician

Let’s get more specific. While waxing and threading are both viable ways to get your eyebrows fixed, they are dramatically different techniques.

Eyebrow waxing is much like waxing any other part of your body. If you’ve done that before, you know what to expect. Your eyebrows are just smaller in scale — although they will prove more sensitive than many parts of your body.

Typically, an eyebrow wax is going to cost around $30 plus a tip of around 20 percent (yes, tip your technician). Obviously, these prices will vary with location.

Eyebrow waxing lasts around three weeks (depending on you), which means the annual cost is in the ballpark of $600.

Keep in mind that with eyebrow waxing, you get what you pay for. Ideally, a more expensive session will get better results, but the truth is that you have to shop around a bit to find the place that you end up liking the most.

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Can Guys Shave Their Eyebrows?

Then, of course, there’s the nuclear option. If eyebrows are such a pain, let’s just shave them off! That’s a stereotypical guy response, and it’s not something we want to recommend. Shaved eyebrows usually look super weird. Also, eyebrows grow back stubbly, and that’s more than just a bad look; it feels bad, too.

Some of you aren’t really planning to shave off your eyebrows. Instead, you want to use your trusty trimmer to make this job easier. While that technically can work, it’s really, really easy to take off more eyebrow than intended. You better be ready to paint on a scar or something (don’t actually do that!). Your eyebrows are going to look strange.

The Shears 2.0 Are the Right Tool for the Job

We’ve mentioned the set a few times. The Shears 2.0 is a set with everything you need for your eyebrows (and more). The scissors and tweezers can tame your eyebrows and give them a great shape. Here’s the real selling point. The Shears 2.0 will run you $19.99 plus tax. That’s less than a single threading session, and you don’t have to rebuy your shearing tools. It’s a one-time investment that gives you absolute control over your own eyebrow destiny. It’s a no-brainer.

Get your shearing kit and get to work on your eyebrows. You’ll be shocked at how much the improvement nets you compliments and makes you feel better about yourself.

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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

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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

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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

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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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