Being a modern man means that you’ll always have to up your game to stay in the race. There’s a lot of advice on the Internet about how to dress to kill, be a lady’s man or how to look like a manly bookworm. But the question at hand is: “how many of them actionable?” Granted that no one can rock Johnny Depp’s style or Chris Evans’ look, but there are some things you can do in order to create a personal style. In this article, we’re going to show you that looking like a modern man is a breeze if you know what you’re doing.
No, we’re not talking about gardening here. Manscaping’s actually a really funky term that describes stuff like hair trimming, shaving, plucking, and anything in between. Recently, the concept became so popular, that companies from all over the world have manufactured tools for different jobs. For example, there’s a particular razor that helps you shave your back, another one for the head, and not to mention the plethora of trimmers for bears, scalp hair, nose hair, and what-not hair.
What we mean to say is that the caveman look went out of style decades ago. So, if you want to attract the right kind of attention, be sure to manscape your body appropriately. Choosing the best manscaping kit is easy once you visualize the look that will define you.
Don’t forget to trim your beard, if you’re into this sort of thing, and use a good quality wax for your mustache. For the nails, get yourself a good manicure kit. You should also consider filing them for that neat dressed-up-to-the-knocker feel.
FIY, nose hair is neither sexy nor manly. So be sure to pluck it from time to time. Electric trimmers have nose accessories which can help you get rid of that nose hair in no time.
2. Hit the Gym
Here’s one that’s totally not super obvious -staying in shape is not only good for the health but can also give you a boost of confidence. No more having to hide that beer belly or keeping that shirt on at the beach because ‘you ate too much Mexican food.’
Be sure to go at least three times a week for the desired effect or try one of the complex trainings to save your time and get the most of the training. Now, if the gym’s not your kind of gig, you can try other ways to stay in shape, like cycling, jogging or climbing. It’s up to you to decide how you’re going to get into shape. Make sure you do!
3. Dress to Impress vs. Dress to Kill
You’ve probably heard this one before. Well, there’s a reason why people keep telling you this. It’s true that the attire does not reflect the value of a man, it would still be really off to show up at your best friend’s wedding dressed like a hobo.
So, what’s the middle ground here? Well, for once, you should consider buying occasion-appropriate clothes. For instance, when going out with your friends, a pair of jeans, a T-shirt, and some sneakers are more than enough. The same thing can’t be said about other types of social interactions such as business meetings, dates, and, of course, work, everybody’s favorite pastime.
Think of it this way: you’re an architect who wants to build a house. Obviously, you’ll need things like cement, bricks, steel, grass, and others. It’s the same thing with building your own style – you’ll need to buy clothes appropriate for any occasion. Don’t forget about quality. Even though it may not sound like it, it’s cheaper to buy expensive and more durable clothes, than cheap ones.
4. Accessorize You Outfit
What’s a good suit without some accessories that bring out the best in it? You should definitely think about buying one or two wrist watches (one for more formal occasions and a casual one), some cufflinks, tie needles, bow ties, and maybe a ring if you like these sorts of accessories. Belts are not optional and they’re not always there to keep your pants on but to complement your style. You could buy other for your more casual clothes such as suspenders.
Man, you’ve got to work on that confidence. There’s nothing in the world that can turn off a person than an individual who doubts himself every waking moment. The threads, the accessories, hairdos, beards, and mustaches don’t mean squat if you don’t know how to tackle a situation or a person. Still, attitude’s hard to master lesson but, given enough time, and, of course, the appropriate mindset, anyone can walk on the street as glib as Bill Gates walking into a PC store.
There you have it, folks. That’s what a modern man should look like. Remember, that punchline from Dexter’s Laboratory: “it’s not the beard on the outside that counts, it’s the one on the inside.” Trim your hair, dress to impress, exercise regularly, and, always be yourself.