Although men have unquestionably become more androgynous in recent years and embraced the so-called ‘metrosexual’ movement, the main concern for many men is still having a masculine slant on their look.
Many believe that it is simply not possible to follow a skincare regime that calls for deep scrubs and exfoliating treatments twice a week, not to mention moisturizing three times a day, and still be a man.
However, we’re here to prove there’s more to being a man than the products you choose to use on your face.
Here are 5 ways in which you can make your look appear more masculine.
Five o’clock shadows and designer stubble are officially ‘so last year.’ 2013 and future years are all about the clean-shaven man.
Singletons out there should pay close attention to this, as grooming surveys suggest that as many as 75% of women prefer men who have a face as smooth as silk. Real men shave without cutting themselves, don’t be fooled into thinking face fluff is a sign of manliness anymore, unless you’re deliberately trying to look like a cave dweller.
We’re not saying you need to become a meathead who can bench press five times your bodyweight. If you want to muscle up, then great, but at the very least you should be looking to lose your wobbly features. Men of today keep it simple, you wouldn’t carry around any gadgets that you didn’t need, and you should take the same attitude to your spare tyre.
Be a lean, mean, masculine machine, and your confidence will go through the roof.
Gone are the days when jewelry was only for the ostentatious man who had no other way to attract attention and make themselves feel good.
Accessories are no longer exclusively a female fashion feature; men everywhere should be looking to add some sparkle to their appearance. Check out the Men’s Tungsten Online store to get some ideas of great products that you’ll be able to incorporate into your look.
Another option is to head to your local fashion store and check out the most stylish and on trend items you can add to your appearance.
Men generally aren’t massive fans of shopping, but that doesn’t give you any excuse to just pick up the first thing you see, and then decide, “it’ll do,” irrespective of what it looks like, and whether it fits properly.
Gone are the days when having a dismissive manner towards fashion makes you look great, you need to know how to shop and how to choose clothes that fit, and then you can start being truly masculine.
Timeless, classic, and perfect for dressing up your favorite jeans and chinos, a blazer should be the wardrobe staple that you value the most. When you wear a blazer, you can fit into any situation and never feel overdressed, underdressed, or that you really regret not wearing a jacket to hide your “I’m With Stupid” t-shirt.
It isn’t hard to look as masculine as possible, but you need to know how to achieve the look first. Follow our advice, and you’ll be a man’s man in no time at all.
Aisha Malik is a fashion consultant who regularly works with fashion conscious men who want to improve their image. In her spare time, Aisha loves spending time at the shops buying the latest fashions for herself.