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Guys, Get Ready for Some Fun Time!

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A guys night out is the definition of pure fun time and the day you spend with your friends is one that brings you back home refreshed and full of energy. Therefore, every man should plan some time to spend with his pals, whether at night or during the day at least once a week.

Want some ideas? Continue reading and check out our list of fun activities to do with your lifetime friends!

1 – All guys love food. So, a barbecue is a classic yet fun option. Yes, while waiting for the meat, chicken and shrimps to get grilled, chatting over some nachos and cold beverages is the perfect way to catch up with the boys.

2 – Since competition is what men live for, a healthy one wouldn’t hurt from time to time. Think of planning a game of backgammon or darts for those who would like to keep it calm, and if you feel that you and your friends are more on the active side of things, a paintball game would be such a great idea.

3 – Now that the weather is getting a little bit cooler, why don’t you plan an outdoor game with your buddies? From basketball to football, rugby and polo, your options are endless!

4 – Are you in the mood for a guys’ night in? Video games or watching a Netflix movie is such a great idea. Get together over some chips, crackers, popcorn and tapas for a fun, relaxing night.

5 – One of the benefits of living in a country with hot weather all year long is enjoying water activities. From surfing to diving, your options are endless and will definitely ensure you get to spend some fun time with your friends.

 

Mirella Haddad

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Level Up Your Game with These Tees

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Did someone say tees? Yes, these little beauties are just the timeless addition that all men must have in their wardrobes. Because what’s an outfit without a good-old tee?

There are many styles of tees that men usually choose from; some might go for the crew neck style – the most common one of all with its circular and round neckline – while some might choose V-neck tees for a more appealing outlook (we’re not complaining). Another option is the “Henley” or Y-neck tee, which is a hybrid of the two other styles mentioned above. At the end of the day, whichever style you choose, it will probably reflect your personality, so choose it wisely. And that’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to choose 8 unique tees that will flatter your look in all the right ways.

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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Squared and Sharp

Jaeger-LeCoultre, Reverso Tribute Moon watch
 
Cartier, Santos de Cartier watch
 
de Grisogono, New Retro watch
 
Patek Philippe, Golden Ellipse Selfwinding watch
 
Boucheron, Reflet Large watch
 
Parmigiani Fleurier, Kalpagraphe Chronomètre Titanium watch
 
Bvlgari, Octo Finissimo Automatic Sandblasted watch
 
Hermès, Carré H watch
 
Cartier, Cartier Privé Tonneau watch
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Squared watches might be one of the rarest styles in the world of watchmaking, but this doesn’t mean that they don’t exist. And by squared, we don’t only mean the timepieces that feature a dial of a square shape, but also every watch with cases that take a shape with angles. Whether we’re talking about a square, rectangular or tonneau-shaped dial, the production of such a watch requires a high level of watchmaking skills – which makes the creation of such a piece a challenge in its own right.

This somehow explains the rarity of this style – which personally, I find quite charming when adorning the wrist of a man. That probably explains the reason that makes the adjective “sharp” quite suitable in the description of a masculine style, don’t you agree?

With this in mind, some watchmaking houses have decided to take the challenge and provide the world with some impressive squared creations. From Cartier to de Grisogono, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Patek Philippe and Parmigiani Fleurier – to name a few, the list is not short to say the least. If you’re ready to add this must-have style to your watch collection and take your style as a fashionable man to a new level, take a look at our list!

If not, you can always check out our edit of the best men’s timepieces from this year’s edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie.

 

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Smart in Optical Glasses

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Saint Laurent
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Ermenegildo Zegna
 
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Cartier Eyewear
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The past few years have been the years of pulling off eyeglasses like a pro. And how so? By simply owning your vision deficiency and making it look “cool” – per se. Because yes, it’s perfectly fine that you have to wear eyeglasses and it’s more than okay to own it.

So how to make an otherwise average pair of eyeglasses look so dapper on you that you won’t even know what hit you? The trick here is to find the perfect style and fit that compliment your face and ultimately, to really understand the shape of your face. If you haven’t done so already, then please take a minute to look at yourself in the mirror before choosing your options. If your face is round then odds are you’ll look much better in rectangular frames or wayfarers. A heart-shaped face would look better with rounder frames while structured jawlines and squared-shaped faces would be optimized with aviators.

Once you have that figured out, all is left for you to do is pick your favorite style and wear it with a big fat smile. To help you out, we’ve rounded up the most trending optical glasses right now.

 

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Wardrobe Essentials – Chinos Revisited

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Revisited indeed, but with a certain flair.

If there’s something worth the investment, it’s definitely a classic pair of chinos that you can style with pretty much anything, anywhere and anytime. Chinos have a wardrobe-staple status; they’re just so essential in a man’s closet that they now even come in various colors.

We know what you’re thinking, you’d much rather go for jeans that can ultimately give you a certain edge. But what if we told you that chinos can lend you the same end-result? I mean, think about it…can you go to a meeting in jeans? Heck, can a pair of denims take you from day to night in dapperness? The answer is simply no. chinos are probably the only trousers that are good with a tee and sneaks or with a cardigan, a shirt or even a blazer. With said versatility in check, our question for you is: what are you still waiting for?

If you’re in the dark about which chinos to get, then scroll below to discover our top picks!

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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Belted and Buckled

If you buy one new thing this month, make it a well-crafted belt. After all, belts don’t just serve practical purposes as they also seem to always add this je ne sais quoi to one’s outfit. And how would you ever hold your trousers up without one good solid belt?

We all tend to take these essential accessories for granted, as they’re not a need, they’re a necessity. But what we tend to forget is that the more “present” and effective they are, the more likely we’ll stick to wearing them. For women, the issue is much more complicated as the styles vary in thickness, in the width of the buckle and in the way we wear them. For men, on the other hand, wearing belts is as easy as 1,2,3; the colors are limited between beige, camel brown and black – and their derivatives – and the buckles come as discrete as possible. The only issue men usually face lies in the pairing of belts with the pants, in terms of color and style. But should they pay good attention to it, the rest will follow suit!

That said, we’ve carefully chosen a few belts you should definitely invest in. Scroll below to find out more!

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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All the Best Looks at Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019-2020 Men’s Runways

January is probably one of the busiest months in the fashion industry – right after February and September – as it is jam-packed with back-to-back shows, from Men’s runways in London, Milan and Paris and finally, the big Haute Couture week in the French Capital. The street style crowd was as stylish and fashion-forward as the models walking down the men’s runways and we can’t say we’re not looking forward for what’s yet to come.

One thing we’ve noticed is that there was a massive shift in the menswear department, as the trends have been fluctuating more and more towards gender ambiguity. That ultimately means: less differentiation and more androgyny. That said, the men’s runways were chockfull of colorful style for Fall/Winmter 2019-2020 and it all seems very promising. Designers have all shown off their best taste in menswear, from big brands and fashion houses such as Versace, Prada, Dolce &Gabbana and Emporio Armani – amongst others – and they’ve really upped the ante for the next round of runway shows in Paris.

And so, we’ve rounded up the best looks to hit Milan Fashion Week.

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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