30 Budget Summer Pieces Worth Buying
Without a little careful planning and consideration, attempting to stock a new-season wardrobe entirely from scratch is about as much fun as going to the doctor for a prostate exam. Especially when parting with significant amounts of cash.
Fortunately, we’ve done it for you (the careful planning bit, not the prostate exam) by compiling 30 of the best budget buys no man should be without this summer. Limber up those fingers and get ready to click ‘add to basket’.
The Best New Fragrances Launches For Summer 2017
Summer is the perfect time to invest in a bottle of fragrance that better represents the spirit of the season.
Think light. Think fresh. Think something that’s not weapons-grade overpowering (yes, we’re looking at you A*Men wearers). In short, think one of these brand-new summer-friendly scents from some of the best names on the bathroom shelf.
How To Cheat Your Way To A Beach Body
Sorry to break this to you, but you’ve probably left it too late to carve out a sidebar-of-shame-worthy beach physique. But just because it’s only a month until wheels up, that doesn’t mean you should give up on looking good entirely.
Complete this heavy metal workout three times a week, leaving a day between sessions to let your body recover. By keeping your rest periods tight, you’ll fire up your metabolism to burn excess blubber, while spiking muscle growth. For best results, forgo the pints until you’re at the all-inclusive and read this instead.
The Summer 2017 Hot List
Political upheaval, terrorism, Donald Trump, Love Island. Doesn’t it feel like we need some cultural distractions more than ever this summer? Happily, the sunny season will duly oblige.
The slate is packed with intriguing blockbusters, big music drops, holiday reads and binge-ready TV. Here are our picks for the best diversions from reality. We’ll see you in the autumn.
7 Key Holiday Pieces (And How To Wear Them Now)
When it comes to dressing for a holiday, few nations have a reputation as bad as the Brits. Ridiculously baggy board shorts? Guilty. Flip-flops in the city? Guilty. And the worst of the lot – the dreaded semi-clear carrier bag used in place of a beach bag – also guilty, your honour.
Do your bit to restore our battered sartorial reputation abroad this summer by investing in these seven key holiday pieces that will get plenty of wear, whether in Greece or Glasgow.
9 Places You Have To Visit In 2017
Thanks to the rise of cheap flights and even cheaper beer, we’re taking more trips away than ever before (see Instagram for the heavily-hashtagged proof). But if you’ve found yourself arriving at your destination only to be surrounded by people from the exact town you left, it can feel like you’ve never left at all.
To help you avoid Groundhog Day: International Edition, we’ve done a round-the-world recce to find the best places to visit in 2017.
What To Wear To A Summer Wedding
While stag weekend dress codes range from comedy hats to cocktail dresses (depending on the vibe), weddings – despite being incredibly boozy – are slightly more sober affairs when it comes to style.
Not to worry, we’ve compiled a go-to guide brimming with tips and outfit ideas to see your wedding style soar this summer.
Men’s Body Hair Removal Guide
Whether you’re an avid lifter wanting to show off your hard-won pecs, a cyclist who wants to maintain a pair of aerodynamic pins, or you simply hate having hairy shoulders, chances are you’ll have dabbled in body hair removal at some point.
The question is: do you wax, shave or laser? Undecided? Here are the pros and cons of some of the most popular body hair removal methods, along with a few tips to ensure you’re successful in getting the smoothest results possible.
The Complete A-Z Of SS17 Trends
With all the talk of timeless wardrobe classics, it can be tempting to sidestep trends and focus on the basics – but where’s the fun in that?
To allow you to dabble in seasonal attire without looking like a street style ‘maverick’, we spoke to the editors, designers and stylists bringing these trends to the fore to find out how to wear them without coming across try-hard.
The Complete Summer Suit Edit
Clocks have gone forward, the mercury is rising, and the sun shone for a whole eight minutes last week, all of which can only mean one thing. No, forget the beach body. It’s time to make sure our suits (not our stomachs) are summer-ready.
From modern and classic styles to brightly coloured and patterned designs, here are the six suits needed to make the next few months the hottest yet, sartorially speaking.
Classic Summer Pieces Every Man Should Own
A look is only as good as its weakest link. Therefore, the coolest guy in the room is not always the one wearing a floral Cuban collar shirt or trousers so wide they could double up as bell tents, but the one that nailed the basics with an expertly fitted white T-shirt or sleek penny loafers.
These, and the other 13 classic pieces listed here, are the shortcuts to looking stylish this summer.
Key Men’s Hairstyles Trends For SS17
The one thing you’ll be wearing constantly at your desk, on a plane, at a bar and in a pool over the next few months, your mop speaks to your style in ways clothes often can’t once the mercury rises. So you’d better make sure it looks good.
To that end, we caught up with three of the UK’s best barbershops to get the long and short (as well as the in between) on this season’s hottest hair trends.
The Stylish Man’s Guide To Luggage
Like a timeless winter coat or a solid pair of brogues, luggage is an investment that’s not to be taken lightly. When hopping over borders and switching time zones, something to cart your kit in is the most important thing to have to hand (besides your passport).
To minimise hassle and maximise style (not to mention space) on the go, you’ll need to find the right tools for the job. This is your guide to what to buy and where to find it. Safe travels.
‘Girly’ Exercise Classes That’ll Get You Shredded
The average woman has just two-thirds the muscle mass of her male counterpart, and yet we suspect some of these seemingly ‘ladylike’ training routines will leave most fellas panting in the dust (or, the water, in some cases).
From Ballet Barrecore to Aqua Aerobics, here are five traditionally female fitness activities worth signing up for. If you’re man enough, that is.
The 50 Books Every Man Should Read
Groucho Marx once said: “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” We’re not quite sure what he meant either, but what we do know is that books are an essential for any man.
So, whether you’re heading off abroad and need a page-turner, or just want to have something other than Harry Kane’s ankle injury to talk about on a Tinder date next week, here are the 50 books that’ll broaden your horizons (and bulk out your bookshelf).
Key Men’s Swimwear Trends For 2017
Mastering trends in everyday clothes can be hard enough, but when you’ve got just one square foot of fabric covering your modesty, swimwear has to say more about you per inch than any other garment.
To help you nail poolside cool this summer, we’ve picked the five swimwear trends that every man should be buying into. We’ll keep it brief(s). Sorry.
A Man’s Guide To Looking After Your Feet
Before you slip into sandals this summer, it’s of the utmost importance to get your ugliest appendage in order. We’re talking about man’s boney, hairy, callus-ridden feet, which after six months hidden away from the world are probably not fit for public display.
Fortunately, as well as visiting the professionals for a pedicure (during which crusty heels are scraped down, ingrown nails removed and skin softened with various soaks and ointments), there are a few steps that can be taken at home to have more handsome hooves.
How To Choose The Perfect Sunglasses
Sunglasses are not just a style statement – they can attract or repel, be a mirror or a shield. If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then perfectly suited sunglasses aptly deserve to be called ‘shades’.
But the business of selecting a pair is equally shady. You can be blinded by the range of styles available these days, and that’s before factoring in variables such as materials, colour and budget. Before breaking out into a sweat, use this guide to shed some light on the process.
The Essential Summer Hair Guide
Most guys subscribe to the no-frills school of hair care, which, considering how much is usually there, makes sense. But when it comes to summer, a slapdash approach will only set you up for follicular failure.
If you’re keen to keep your scalp from searing, or you want to know which products won’t melt after thirty seconds in the sun, keep these essential tips from top stylists in mind.
13 Fitness Hacks For Better Results In 2017
Reprogram your brain and tweak your routine and you can find the resolve to best your new year’s resolutions.
It might take more than six weeks, but with these tips from the country’s best personal trainers, you’re building not just a better body, but a better approach to life.
15 Gadgets That’ll Make Your Summer Great
Whether you spend yours snorkelling in the Medes Islands or soaking up the sun in Miami, summer is the time to embark on those expeditions you’ve been putting on the long finger, and make some memories while you’re at it.
Since every adventure requires its own quality set of equipment, we’ve assembled a list of the tools that’ll work hard this season, so you don’t have to.
The Biggest Men’s Footwear Trends For Summer 2017
Men’s shoe trends change at a pace that’s more baby steps than seismic shifts. Sure, weekly trainer drops can put spikes in the graph but, by and large, what you slide your feet into this season won’t be massively different to what you lace up the next.
That’s not to say, of course, that they won’t change at all. Here are the trends to know to stay one step ahead of the game.
The Complete Guide To Going Sockless
You probably don’t need us to tell you that being a man during the warmer months comes with its own unique set of style questions: do these sunglasses suit my face? How bad are my sweat patches? And as discussed here: can I, should I, unleash the mankle?
Here’s everything you need to know about the spring/summer style phenomenon of going sockless.
The Fitness Trends To Try In 2017
The body adapts to change, which means that if your routine never changes, neither does your body. Mixing things up is more fun too: many a makeover has been undone by monotony.
So forget the treadmill, let the barbell gather dust. Here are six new ways to make a new you in 2017.
The Men’s SS17 Jewellery Guide
While the modern man may be able to suit himself for a summer wedding or preen himself for a first date without a problem, there is one aspect of style that all too often leaves him scratching his neatly groomed head and furrowing his freshly plucked brow: jewellery.
And to be honest, we get it. It’s too feminine, too difficult, too much. Better to step out bauble-free than get it wrong and look like a walking Christmas tree. But don’t dismiss it completely. Follow these rules and the right accessories will pull together and enhance even the most basic of outfits.