The Right Swimwear Style for You

I am finally back. It took awhile, but honestly I was busy with many stuff in my life after I graduated from my degree. What matters most is I am back and with more post than before, at least regular ones. I shall kick out with something soft while I sort through some of my Outfit of the Day and Stuff I Bought post.

Summer is coming soon for most places and what’s the first thing that comes into mind? Beach, of course! Summer, sun and beach, it’s definitely important to remember to get the best swimwear shorts. I saw a few guides to getting the right one and this particular one interests me.

Article do not own by me but Gentleman’s Gazette

What Swimwear Style Is Right For You?

It’s separate into six categories: tall men (6′ or above), short men and then buff, thin or big build.

Tall & Buff

Are you 6′ or taller, with broad shoulders and chest, and do you like to workout with weights, then you fall into the tall & buff category meaning you can wear anything you like because chances are it will always look good on you. If you have a good tan, lighter colors like white or pastel tones look great, but bear in mind that white rarely stays like that for a long time. In case you like bolder patterns, think about a classic paisley, madras or gingham.

Tall & Buff men's swimwear

Tall & Thin

If you are 6′ or taller with a slender built, go for traditional board shorts. An 8″ inseam is enough for people around 6′, and taller men can increase it to 10″ as long as they end above the knee. While a fuller cut is good, avoid the baggy board shorts trend from the 1990′s. They have the unfortunate tendency to look too youthful or simply sloppy. If you are really tall, it will be difficult to find anything with a longer inseam. You definitely want to avoid vertical stripes, because these will give you the appearance of being taller and thinner than you already are. On the other hand, horizontal stripes may work for you. In any case, avoid skinny Speedo swim briefs because chances are it will make you look boyish.  In terms of color choice, your complexion should be a good guide: if you are pale, avoid extreme colors in terms of lightness and darkness, whereas men with a tan often look better with lighter or bright colors. A rich blue like in the picture (or green, red, etc. ) will work for anybody.

Tall & Thin swim shorts

Big & Tall

As a big & tall man, you want to look advantageous and long, dark, solids board shorts will do just that for you. If your thighs are not too strong, try to avoid shorts that are too baggy. If you prefer patterns, go for a micro pattern or vertical stripes.  Avoid swim trunks, Speedo briefs and thong style swimwear.

Big & Tall swimsuits

Short & Buff

The best style for shorter, buff men will be a trunk or boxer style because the shorter inseam makes  you look taller. I’d recommend avoiding suits with an inseam longer than 6″. At any cost, avoid board shorts because they make you visually even shorter and often overhang the knee, while vertical stripes will help you look taller.

Short & Buff swim trunks

Short & Thin

If you are short and slender opt for trunks, or slim board shorts with a shorter inseam. Avoid bold and large patterns, as they will overpower your small stature. Choose microprints, or low contrast stripes instead.

Short & Thin swim trunks

Short & Big

In case you are shorter and bigger, consider a pair of high-cut briefs that would give the illusion of longer legs. Below you can see the original model in khaki which was designed for the  Underwater Demolition Team in the forties and they are still used by the Navy Seals today. At just $18, you get a classic swim trunk that won’t break the bank.  You want to opt for a looser fit without an elastic waistband, because it will make you look bigger. If the swimsuit cuts into your stomach, better go with the next larger size. Dark solids colors will always work and often have a slimming effect, but dark vertical stripes are also good as long as they are not too bold.

Short & Big swimsuits for men

What Not to Wear

Regardless of your stature and build, if the goal is to look great at the beach, there are a few things to avoid that apply to everyone interested in a classic look. If possible, avoid large logo or brand symbols. I am sure you all have seen men in large Armani, Versace or Hugo Boss shorts or briefs but big branding tends to scream with a lack of self confidence, not to mention lack of personal style. So, don’t be a brand victim and choose a tasteful model that suits your physique and complexion rather than being the equivalent of an advertising billboard.

Cited from: Men’s Swimwear Guide — Gentleman’s Gazette http://www.gentlemansgazette.com/mens-swimwear-guide/#ixzz31tlSh3C4

It’s up to you eventually. I really find this article useful, so go check them out. Let me know if you have any opinion about it as well.

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The Undercut Hairstyle

I show this post earlier and I was completely fascinated about it. Do check out the original post at here, by this amazing Damian Dazz
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Reminiscent of those 1940′s dapper ‘do’s this style has been rising in popularity for quite some time now. I believe many celebrities are starting to have this sort of hairstyle and to be honest I think it very cool and edgy to have the undercut.

Zayn

I guess One Direction’s Zayn Malik is rocking this hairstyle!

Since it is Chinese New Year, therefore I thought why not everyone could go get this hairstyle, stylish and edgy at the very same time. Well and for you info, I got it, wait for me to post it!
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Edward Honaker

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Dawid Auguscik

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Cole Mohr

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Jack Gallowtree

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Ash Stymest

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Well, one of my subscribed channels posted this earlier and I find it very interesting. After you had your undercut hairstyle, I believe you can actually dave money and maintain it yourself, check it out.

Nothing of this post is own by me.

How to find a fitting suit?

 

I came across this a few days back and this is really what every guy needs when buying a suit! I see too many guys with the wrong fitting. You don’t need to be rich for a nice suit, but be aware of the fitting when you buy them.

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Could resist not putting a Zac Efron picture in here. He is perfect though.

Should You Wear Deodorant?

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See what I got a few days ago? Thanks dad for the deodorant! First, he did not get me because I stink! I actually use lots of perfume daily, haha! He had some extra laying around, therefore he gave me. Now I have a dilemma on whether which to use, Gucci Guilty or Escape by Calvin Klein.

Deodorant

I might as well take this opportunity to talk about deodorant. Should guys wear deodorant? I know the answer seemed obvious, but I know people who don’t wear it. Let me tell you my personal opinion on this topic.

Male often have a strong body odour which could be a NO for most female. The hair under the armpits also trap sweats and the smell would repel anyone away! I am sure that was why the deodorant was invented. Deodorant basically is to remove the smell to keep you smelling fresh throughout the day.

However, one of the main reason people would not want to use deodorant is that it block pores which would bring harm to the skin. I would say this is also a factor that got me hesitant in using it.

Source from theStir.

Deodorants are safe, according to the FDA:

  • The FDA issued a final rule in June 2003 establishing conditions under which over-the-counter (OTC) antiperspirants are generally recognized as safe and effective, and are not misbranded. The final rule establishes allowable ingredients and labeling for the products. (Translation: The mainstream stuff at CVS is FDA-approved.)

But some experts say deodorants are not safe at all:

  • Christine Harlow, a.k.a. “The Ingredients Investigator,” who has been researching the safety of the ingredients in common personal care products since 1991, says most deodorant isn’t safe and is loaded with toxic chemicals.

You guys be the judge!

Since we are in this topic, why don’t I talk about the difference in both spray and stick deodorant. Pros and cons on both this deodorant: (from my perspective)

Stick deodorant:

Pros:

  • No need for ventilation. You can use a stick deodorant anywhere and needn’t worry about inhaling the fumes.
  • No streaks. Back in the day, this stuff left marks on your clothing. Nowadays it doesn’t.

Cons:

It’s thick. It may not seem that way right now, but if you switch to light and airy spray, you will think stick deodorant is downright archaic and dense.

Spray deodorant:

Pros:

  • This stuff feels nice and silky on your skin! Won’t make you feel like you’ve smeared lard all over yourself.
  • The mist isn’t nearly as bad as it used to be and makes you feel quite fresh. (Although, obviously, you should still use it in a ventilated area and be sure pets and children aren’t underfoot at the time.)

Cons:

Depending on brand, some spray doesn’t make you feel like there’s an effect on you and it actually finish quite fast!

For me, I use deodorant and perfume depends on the occasion. Most time, I just put quite a huge amount of perfume because I am using Fierce by Abercrombie and Fitch and I love the smell. I actually scare that deodorant might be harmful therefore the seldom usage of it. What do you guys think? All info here are base on my opinion, drop your opinion and let me know!

What to know about men eyebrow grooming?

I came across a topic this week which I find confused. Not sure about you guys out there, but there’s always been this question that, should men groom their eyebrows?

Like every other person, when there’s a question, I often search the internet for info and so here is my conclusion to what I think of this topic as well as what you can do. In this modern day society, looking pleasant has become a role both gender plays. Guys are more focus on fashion, style and appearance much more compared to the olden days, therefore grooming is one of them. I do think grooming your eyebrows is a essential modern men lifestyle where there shouldn’t be a shame of doing it as a men.

Definitely, grooming eyebrows need a knowledge and we don’t want any mistakes that may affect your appearance in any way. Eyebrows can be thread, trim or even shave (though I am sure no one’s gonna shave them). Celebrities groom them all the time, don’t tell me you never look at Zac Efron’s eyebrow and be like “I want them!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

What I came across is men do not need to do much for their eyebrows. Just regular tweezing would be fine. The question is how do we do that?

Trim away stray hairs around your eyebrow.

Look at the natural curve that god gave you for your eyebrows, my first rule is to never change the arch or shape of it! Men want to groom their eyebrow of stray hairs, not changing the whole arch, because it may turn out feminine. Besides, the best is that you groom your eyebrow without getting notice for grooming it, sounds weird, but it’s the truth. So basically, you trim away stray hairs around your eyebrow that is not from the arch, mostly from the bottom of the eyebrow and the top outside of the eyebrow.

Where the eyebrow should start.

image from hair removal.

Some men may have uni brow which apparently isn’t attractive but a distraction to many. Therefore, I would suggest trim it with a reference of the picture above.

What to use for grooming of eyebrows?

A simple tweezers should be fine which you can get from your local pharmacy. Nothing too pricey with an angle tip should be fine. At first, it will be very painful for grooming, but you will get used to it.

What do you guys think of men eyebrow grooming? Do you think it’s a must for a guy? Or it doesn’t affect much? Would like to know what everyone thinks!