Men’s Hair Style

Find The Right Men’s Cut For You In 2013

You might be going through a period of self improvement, maybe you’re tired of getting out of the shower and wondering what’s going on upstairs or you’re just sick of your old hairstyle and you’re after something new – spending time hair styling and trying to find the right cut isn’t just something for the girls and it’s not something to be embarrassed about!

You’re a guy, you have a look to maintain and you want to look good too – heck, you SHOULD look good! Men who don’t spend at least a bit of time concerned about their appearance end up coming across as lazy, unprofessional and lacking in confidence: none of which are positive attributes. Grooming means a lot more than keeping your shirts clean.

Take some time with your appearance, find out what works for you, why it does and read up on some of the latest men’s hair cuts and styles.

What Will Look Good on Me?

Not every haircut is going to look good, and it isn’t something you can change either. The reason some styles work for others and not for you – and vice versa – is because of face shape. There are about seven different common face shapes, each begging a different style to compliment.

Oval – The “ideal” face shape that lets you wear nearly any haircut. Hardly anybody has an oval face and the only real guide to follow is to keep hair from falling over it so that you can show off your fortunate genes.

Square – Defined, chiseled features and a strong jawline are the common characteristics of a square face. Think Arnie in the Terminator if you want a good mental image. Soften the edges with cuts that lengthen the face and avoid parting the hair in the middle unless you want to emulate Frankenstein’s Monster.

Oblong – Balance out an oblong shaped face with volume or a full fringe at the top. Medium length cuts are also easy to style and look great.

Heart – Wider above the eyes and slimmer around the jaw, heart shaped faces ask for longer hairstyles and you want to avoid anything too thick on top. It gives you the chance to do something a lot more interesting than the traditional short back and sides.

Triangle – If you have a slimmer forehead and a wider jaw line, try to keep your hair above the collar and top-focused. Keep it thick up top and show off that masculine chin.

Diamond – Narrow at the top and narrow around the jaw, if you have a diamond face shape then you generally want to avoid drawing attention to your ears. Add width around the forehead and sides and try to keep it slim around the cheeks.

Round – Even more uncommon than the oval face is the round one. With a head shaped a bit like an orange, you have a lot of options when it comes to styling and cuts. Short looks good and a lot of guys try to make the face look slimmer by keeping the hair slim around the cheeks.

Figure out your own face shape and make your hairstyle work for you. Talk to your hairdresser next time you go in about the cuts they think would be suitable and keep an eye out for celebrities and others with the same shape for ideas.

Men’s Fashion: The Difference Between Trends and Style

The relative complexities of women’s and men’s fashion

Both men and women can feel the pressures of keeping their wardrobe up-to-date and in season, yet men’s fashion often feels a lot less complicated. Of course, for both genders, outfits and fashion choices can be equally as intricate, and there are many ‘trendy’ items that can quickly become fashion faux pas – who can say they often see people walking around in 70s flares? On the other hand, men’s fashion has a few staple items which will exist forever – which man is going to look out of place with a good-quality, tailored suit, for example? Choose classic cuts, colours and fabrics and you’ll never look out-of-place.

Why classic men’s fashion is timeless

The classic man’s suit has barely changed for over a hundred years. True, there are several varieties for different occasions, but they are all common in their pursuit of a smart, sharp look for the wearer. The great thing about classic fashion for men is that it is effortlessly stylish; effortlessly cool. A well-groomed gentleman will almost always look his sharpest in a well-tailored suit, and this is a testament to the design of such clothing. A suit will be worn to work in many careers because of the professional look it affords to the wearer, instilling a sense of respect and trust. Equally a suit will be worn to many social occasions, such as a tuxedo to a black-tie event. This incredible versatility that allows suits to be worn in almost all occasions is what gives it its timeless edge and a permanent place in men’s fashion.

Contemporary trends in classic men’s fashion

Whilst classic men’s styles will never be replaced, it is interesting to note that shifts in men’s fashion trends have brought certain classic garments back into fashion. The popularity of vintage clothing, particularly, has brought back a wide-variety of classic styles into men’s wardrobes, such as that of the dandy gentleman. ‘Dandy’ is a term used to refer to men who dress in a classic yet extravagant way, placing importance on appearance and acting in a refined manner. This trend for almost ‘over-the-top’ classic fashion for men is evident from events such as the ‘Tweed Run’, where men and women of all ages dress in notably Victorian-style attire and take to the streets on vintage bicycles – with many of the men sporting impeccable mustaches! This is just one of many examples of evidence displaying the resurgence of such styles. There are also numerous blogs online which focus on gentlemanly style – such as ‘The Dandy Project’ and ‘Dandyism’ – as well as entire websites such as ‘The Art of Manliness’ dedicated to providing articles on classic men’s fashion and grooming.

In summary, whilst certain facets of classic men’s fashion can be brought back as new trends, the fundamental garments that they are based on will never slip out of fashion.

“All it takes are a few simple outfits. And there’s one secret – the simpler the better.” – Cary Grant