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Top Gifts for Dad from Perry Ellis, Original Penguin, Callaway, and Cubavera

Give Pops a Father’s Day gift you know he’ll use and appreciate—like versatile, fun, and stylish gear from Perry Ellis, Original Penguin, Callaway Apparel, and Cubavera.

Perry Ellis

Right now, Perry Ellis is offering 40 percent off (plus an extra 15 percent off with code AFFILIATE15) most any purchase. That means Dad can gear up in awesome dress shirts, great polos, excellent slacks and chinos, and cool casual wear, while you get to enjoy amazing savings. Some of Perry Ellis’ suits and jackets are included, too. Even gear in the Clearance section gets 40 percent chopped off at checkout. Get free shipping on your order with code FREESHIPPING. So you might as well load up and get some great summer gear while it’s marked down.

Original Penguin

Over at Original Penguin, Memorial Day means a 30 percent off all sale (plus an extra 10 percent off with code TAKE10). Gift Dad some iconic Original Penguin polos starting at $18, as well as shorts, tees, and accessories like belts, sunglasses, and wallets. Original Penguin makes it easy with a Father’s Day Gift Guide that breaks up the savings into Under $50, Under $100, and Under $150 categories, so you can gift based on how much you want to spend. Or, if you prefer, just get Dad an Original Penguin Gift Card, so he can load up with exactly the gear he wants.

Callaway Apparel

Is Dad a golfer? Then you’ve got to check out Callaway Apparel. One of the most recognized names in golf equipment also has a fantastic selection of shorts, chinos, and polo and golf shirts that are perfect for the links. And Callaway has an amazing selection of Big & Tall clothes. What could be a better Father’s Day gift than helping Dad lower his score? Callaway Apparel’s Swing Tech line is full of performance gear that’s designed just for the golf course. Get an extra 40 percent off clearance styles plus free shipping with code CASHIP.


Is there a more classic summer shirt than the tropical print button-down or Latin wedding shirt? Check out the amazing selection of both—plus comfy chinos in linen and cotton for breezy comfort—at Cubavera. You can take up to 60 percent off all the festive summer gear in bright, fun prints that define the season. Dad will love these (and so will you). Score up to 60 percent off plus an extra 10 percent with code TAKE10. Free shipping on all orders over $50 with code CUSHIP.

So don’t wait. The Memorial Day sales are in full swing right now, so check out the fantastic selection of apparel, from dress clothes to golf course wear, at one of these awesome retailers today. It’s the perfect Father’s Day gift idea.

Slim Fit Solid Travel Luxe Dress Shirt (74% OFF)

Every man’s wardrobe needs a 100 percent cotton dress shirt. Moisture-wicking and wrinkle-free, a silky sheen finish and a spread collar update the look and feel of the traditional dress shirt. Available in white and in black.

Perry Ellis
Pima Stretch Polo (60% OFF)

The perfect polo for dressing up or chilling out. Pima cotton makes this shirt durable, absorbent, lightweight, and softer than ordinary cotton. Thanks to the polo's performance stretch and the Moisture-wicking technology that will keep him cool, he'll look ready to go anywhere.

Perry Ellis
Linen Drawstring Pant (63% OFF)

Give Dad the gift of comfort and relaxation (without sacrificing personal style) with the ultimate summertime pants. Lightweight, breezy linen feels great on the skin while keeping its cool. Perfect for lawn parties, barbecues, or just hanging out. 

Perry Ellis
Slim Fit Twill Chino (63% OFF)

Slim fit with a flat front and a touch of stretch, the markdown on these chinos is just unbeatable. This electric blue colorway is great for spring and summer; and the brown version is perfect for year-round wear. With these slim fit chinos he’ll be life ready!

Perry Ellis
Classic Fit Pop Polo (67% OFF)

Dads have plenty of decisions to make already, so give him someting he can throw on with anything and know that he looks just fine for whatever the day brings. You can't go wrong with a one-color polo he can wear to work, on the golf course, or even around the house.


Original Penguin
Check Pocket Tee (65% OFF)

Casual and cool, laid-back and fun, this is the perfect t-shirt for hanging around the house, relaxing on the porch, or working in the garage. It's breathable and lightweight, perfect for everyday wear. 

Original Penguin
Shadow Stripe Pique Polo (75% OFF)

Dad can chill out and still look sharp with this pique polo. The airy cotton-blend knit fabric breathes and feels great on the skin. And it goes as well with jeans as it does shorts or chinos for comfort anytime, in any setting.

Original Penguin
Scenic Island Mini Print Shirt (55% OFF)

Style under the sun is easy with Cubavera's airy, linen-blend shirt. Tropical but not flashy, the subtle palm tree print adds island flavor without being overbearing. Dad can pair this great-looking, airy poplin shirt with a lightweight linen pant for a classy yet cool look.

Big & Tall Chambray Tropical Shirt (54% OFF)

What dad wouldn't love to strut around in this tropical print button-down shirt in lightweight chambray? It feels soft on the skin and he'll always look well-dressed. Add some comfy chinos, loafers, and a Panama hat and he'll be a hit.

Big & Tall Exploded Tropical Shirt (56% OFF)

Is there a better summer shirt than the classic tropical print? Made with rayon on textured fabrication, this breathable shirt (it's also available in Regular fit) will retain its color, so Dad can rock it summer after summer. He'll feel like he's walking on the beach every time he puts it on.

3-Color Striped Polo (54% OFF)

Help Dad get a favorable roll in this tonal striped polo. Alternating colored stripes are accented by a third, thin stripe. Opti-Dri moisture wicking and cooling technology pull sweat and heat away from your body to keep him cool in the heat, while UPF 50 provides superior UV protection. Comes in ten color schemes.

Callaway Apparel
Cooling Micro Hex Polo With Chevron (51% OFF)

Callaway introduced the hex pattern to the polo shirts years ago, and it's putting a new spin to it. Callaway's Opti-Dri moisture-wicking and cooling tech pull sweat and heat away from your body, while interwoven layers ensure a maximum range of motion for big swings. UPF 50 provides superior protection by blocking the sun's harmful UV rays. 11 colors are available.

Callaway Apparel
Big And Tall Lightweight Stretch Tech Short With Active Waistband (65% OFF)

Help Dad add distance to his drives and accuracy with his irons by adding mobility. Callaway's active waistband stretches to enhance comfort and grips to stay in place. Stretch fabric with interwoven layers of spandex ensure maximum range of motion. UPF 50 blocks harmful UV rays. Plenty of pockets, including a rear scorecard pocket.

Callaway Apparel

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Brooks Brothers Is Having a Massive Memorial Day Sale

If you want to look your best, look no further than Brooks Brothers. This is the legendary brand that invented the button-down collar, way back in 1986. The quality is undeniable, and the pristine styling is always spot-on. While the brand is known more for its impeccable dress clothes, there’s a remarkable amount of casual and sportswear to be found. And right now during the Memorial Day Sale, you can get four dress or sport shirts for just $199.

Brooks Brothers polo shirts are 40 percent off when you buy three or more. And here’s our favorite part: Clearance items are up to 70 percent off—and you get an additional 25 percent off at checkout. You can do the math on that one, but the sum is huge savings for all of us. We’re talking smart suit jackets, impeccable slacks, and fantastic fall items at ridiculous savings. Even ties and accessories are on sale right now. These sales run through May 28.

More than 60 polo shirts in both long- and short-sleeve styles are on sale, so finding three or more so you can score the 40 percent off deal won’t be a problem. Whether you’re looking for classic pique, supple Supima, or even performance knits, the selection is massive. Stripes, solids, colors—there’s just no end to the polo options.

And the dozens of dress shirts come in all cuts, sizes, colors, and styles to suit any occasion or personal taste. Most Brooks Brothers shirts come in your choice of three cuts: the Regent, a modern trim fit that’s slim through the chest and arms; the Madison, a classic cut with an easy fit through the torso; and the Milano, the slimmest cut with a high armhole to match today’s contemporary styles.

Just Shirts On Sale?

Heavens, no. When it comes to dress pants and trousers, Brooks Brothers pants come in six distinct cuts, from the super-slim and ultra-contemporary Soho cut to dozens of options in the Big & Tall range. And plenty in between. From cords to twills, knits to Merino wool, there is a pair for everybody.

But don’t forget to check out the Clearance section, where everything from full suits to sport coats, outerwear, ties, belts, and accessories are up to 70 percent off. When you take an additional 25 percent off at checkout, we’re talking huge savings on some of the nicest clothing a man can buy.

So head over to Brooks Brothers Memorial Day Sale by midnight on May 28. Four shirts—shirts that normally run around $100 each, mind you—will cost less than two hundred bucks. Three or more polos gets you 40 percent off. And don’t forget to check the Clearance section, for amazing deals on off-season items, accessories, ties and more.

Here are some of our favorites from the Brooks Brothers Memorial Day Sale.

Non-Iron Gingham Sport Shirt

Made of 100 percent US-grown Supima cotton, this oxford has been specially treated to resist wrinkles. Brooks Brothers' signature 6-pleat shirring at the barrel cuffs reinforces dedication to a well-made sport shirt. Available in three cuts and six cool colorways, perfect for summer fun.

GET IT: Pick up the Non-Iron Regent Fit Gingham Sport Shirt ($92; 4 for $199) at Brooks Brothers

Brooks Brothers
Ground Check Irish Linen Short-Sleeve

This linen short-sleeve is crafted of fine linen from Baird McNutt, resulting in a softer shirt. Finished with a button-down collar and a front chest pocket. Machine washable, it comes only in a Regent cut. Still, for casual summer style and comfort, you can't go wrong here.

GET IT: Pick up the Ground Check Irish Linen Short-Sleeve Sport Shirt ($108; 4 for $199) at Brooks Brothers

Brooks Brothers
BB#1 Stripe Seersucker Sport Shirt

Cotton seersucker is an iconic summer fabric; the button-down collar and 6-pleat cuffs make this an iconic Brooks Brothers shirt. Features a center back pleat and front chest pocket. Machine washable, it comes in in two colorways, classic blue or this vintage light green. Available in all three cuts for every body type.

GET IT: Pick up the BB#1 Stripe Seersucker Sport Shirt ($80; 4 for $199) at Brooks Brothers

Brooks Brothers
Soho Fit Moleskin Stretch Chinos 44% OFF

Offered in the slimmest fit and in three colors—tan, navy and charcoal—these flat-front pants are crafted from cotton moleskin with comfort stretch. The skinny ankle taper means you probably can't wear them with boots—which makes them ideal for summer.

GET IT: Take an additional 25% off Soho Fit Moleskin Stretch Chinos ($83; was $148) at Brooks Brothers

Brooks Brothers
Regent Fit Wool and Mohair Check Trousers 55% OFF

Impeccable dress trousers made from an imported wool and mohair blend, woven in Italy. Offered in Regent fit only, they come with a flat front and unfinished hem for tailoring. Also available in Navy. At this price, you can't afford not to stock up for fall and winter.

GET IT: Take an additional 25% off Regent Fit Wool and Mohair Check Trousers ($89; was $198) at Brooks Brothers

Brooks Brothers
Regent Fit Seersucker Sport Coat 70% OFF

It's hard to find seersucker suits and jackets at this time of year—let alone at these prices. The classic blue stripe is all sold out, but there are plenty of grey-stripe options left. And we really like the bold, fun nature of this red-stripe version.

It's pure cotton, of course, with three-button tip-over, pick stitching, and a center vent. With plenty of sizes left, in short and regular lengths. 

GET IT: Take an additional 25% off this Regent Fit Seersucker Sport Coat ($134; was $448!) at Brooks Brothers

Brooks Brothers
Sport Trench Coat 63% OFF

True, we just emerged from trench coat season, but we just can't ignore this deal. We love this deep electric red colorway and comfortable—and machine-washable!—cotton twill finish. It features a hidden button-front closure, adjustable sleeve cuffs, center back vent, and plenty of pockets. Finished with a tartan lining. 

GET IT: Take an additional 25% off the Sport Trench Coat ($149; was $398) at Brooks Brothers



Check out all the products and gear we’ve selected for Men's Journal readers here

Brooks Brothers

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These Products Will Help You Get Rid of Calluses and Soothe Rough Feet

Boots and sneakers can leave feet looking, well, a little rough. If you’re contending with dry, flaky skin and deep calluses, there are quick and easy ways to condition your feet and so they’re healthy and looking their best. Put simply, you need a tool to help you exfoliate the skin, and something to moisturize your feet. Here are the best callus products to get them close-up ready.

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First, use a pumice stone or callus file to gradually smooth down thick and rough areas. Skip the metal-toothed tools as they often cut too deep into the foot, says Alan Bass, a podiatrist in Manalapan, New Jersey. But don’t go nuts: Leave some callus behind, since they help protect against blisters while running.

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To smooth out rough spots, we like the Gehwol Wooden Pedicure File.

Get it

[$25; amazon.com]

Fix Your Nasty Feet
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Second, apply a water-based moisturizing lotion, morning and night, to reduce friction. Try the unscented Brickell Deep Moisture Body Lotion.

Get it

[$25; brickellmensproducts.com]

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Taylor Stitch Launches Bold, Innovative Clothing Recycling Program

Could we love Taylor Stitch any more? It’s always been one of our favorite menswear brands. But today, Taylor Stitch  doubled down on its responsible sustainability platform with the groundbreaking announcement of Restitch, a bold buyback program to give your clothes a second life and keep them out of landfills.

“Restitch is our response to the clothing industry’s overproduction issue,” says Mike Maher, CEO and co-founder of Taylor Stitch. “85 percent of all apparel ends up in landfills …. Through Restitch, there is no end of life—only end of use.”

Restitch is quick and seamless. Just download a shipping label at taylorstitch.com or visit a Taylor Stitch retail store to drop off your old Taylor Stitch clothes. You earn Common Club credit for every donation, from $15-$25, which you can then put towards the purchase of new Taylor Stitch gear. Your old TS gear is then reconstructed into fresh, one-of-a-kind garments that are resold at a fraction of the price as part of TS’s Vintage Collection.

How Does Restitch Work?

To kick off the program, Taylor Stitch tapped its devoted community, and received nearly 1,500 garments across outerwear, denim, shirting, knits, footwear, and accessories. From that first batch, the team has selected 42 pieces for its first ever Vintage Collection. Each item is a one-of-a-kind garment. From jeans to Henleys to Chore Coats to chinos, the Vintage Collection is awesome—and it’s already selling out. But never fear. Thanks to Restitch, it’s only a matter of time before the vintage Collection is restocked with more diamonds in the rough.

Since its launch in 2008, Taylor Stitch has been committed to making the world’s best clothing in a way that is kind to the people who make it, the places they make it in, and the planet. The company deploys a hybrid selling model, the Workshop, to bet big on proven winners and mitigate making things that ultimately end up as landfill. Restitch is a continued expression of this in that the program ensures the promise of clothing built to last for the long haul, while also dramatically reducing the company’s carbon, waste, and water footprint.

To shop the Vintage Collection and learn more about the Restitch buyback program, visit Taylor Stitch today. And remember to join the mailing list to take 20 percent off your first purchase.

Check out some of our favorite Taylor Stitch gear below.

The Jack in Blue Everyday Oxford

While traditional cotton uses 25 percent of the world's pesticides, the organic cotton Taylor Stitch uses doesn't use a drop. Soft to the touch but built for a decade of solid wear, Oxford is a perfectly versatile fabric that looks just as good pressed as it does pulled off the back of a chair. 

GET IT: Pick up The Jack in Blue Everyday Oxford ($98) at Taylor Stitch 

Taylor Stitch
The Short Sleeve California in White Spacedye

Natural buttons and a subtle speckled effect accent this crisp California, and its 4oz organic cotton is rounded out with the tiniest bit of stretch. It’s light, breathable, and pillow-soft—everything you’d want out of a summer shirt.

GET IT: Pick up the Short Sleeve California in White Spacedye ($98) at Taylor Stitch

Taylor Stitch
The Camp Short in British Khaki Ripstop

The Camp Short will distinguish itself anywhere and everywhere thanks to its burly construction and tailored cut (size up if you prefer a roomier fit). Ripstop is a unique weave that is resistant to tearing. But these are made with 100 percent cotton, giving them a softness and breathability suited to everyday wear.

GET IT: Pick up the The Camp Short in British Khaki Ripstop ($88) at Taylor Stitch

Taylor Stitch
The California in Charcoal Herringbone

Soft, yet structured. Organic cotton, hemp, and yak have been woven into a classic herringbone pattern to give this shirt its distinctive texture. 73 percent organic cotton, 21 percent hemp, and 7 percent yak (!), it's got a tailored fit and high armhole. And it's the perfect length to tuck or untuck.

GET IT: Pick up the California in Charcoal Herringbone ($128) at Taylor Stitch

Taylor Stitch
Slim Chino in Organic Olive

The most comfortable and hardest wearing chino out there—now with just a hint of added stretch. The custom-milled twill is soft, sturdy, made of 98 percent organic cotton and 2 percent spandex. And it's tailored throughout the leg with plenty of room to get your hands in your pockets. 

GET IT: Pick up the Slim Chino in Organic Olive ($98) at Taylor Stitch

Taylor Stitch
The Long Haul Jacket in Wool Beach Cloth

It’s not easy to strike a balance between form and function, but the Long Haul Jacket hits the mark squarely. It's stunning. The textural finish of this fabric is both resilient and versatile. Made of 14-oz. 50 percent wool, 40 percent cotton, and 10 percent nylon, it was custom developed for Taylor Stitch.

The perfect Father's Day gift? Maybe, just maybe.

GET IT: Pick up the Long Haul Jacket in Wool Beach Cloth ($248) at Taylor Stitch

Taylor Stitch
Democratic Jean in Organic Selvedge

This custom 13-oz 100 percent organic cotton was developed in collaboration with ISKO (industry leaders in responsible denim manufacturing), and offers all of the benefits of traditional denim—including its tensile strength and its unique look and texture—but with a dramatically diminished impact on the environment. 

With a tailored yet roomy fit, it has a medium rise to keep the back waistband against your skin and some extra space. Button fly.

GET IT: Pick up the Democratic Jean in Organic Selvedge ($148) at Taylor Stitch

Taylor Stitch

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The Best High-Tech Grooming Products to Try Right Now

When it comes to gadgetry, you’re an early adopter. So why not give your grooming routine the same high-tech treatment? A new generation of techy grooming products promises to make keeping your hair, beard, and skin in shape way easier than before. Here are the grooming products that will get you looking fresh, faster.

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Dyson Supersonic
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Quick Dry

The typical hair dryer takes forever to do its job, and it damages hair in the process. The Dyson Supersonic dries using a jet of air, so it doesn’t have to get so hot. That means it leaves your hair healthier, shinier, and less frizzy—in half the time.

Get it

[$400; dyson.com]

Foreo Luna 2 for Men
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Power Exfoliation

Dab face wash on the Foreo Luna 2 for Men and let the sonic pulses excavate dirt and oil from pores while also rubbing away dead skin. You can also use it before shaving for a smoother result. It’s shower safe, and one charge lasts about seven months.

Get it

[$199; foreo.com]

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Braun MGK5080 Grooming Kit
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Tidier Trim

Anywhere there’s hair, the Braun MGK5080 Grooming Kit has got a solution. (It even has an ear and nose trimmer.) And with 13 length settings, you can change your hair or beard gradually—or all at once.

Get it

[$60; braun.com]

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The Best New Men’s Polo Shirts to Wear This Summer

We’ll tell you something you probably already know: Polo shirts aren’t just a uniform for the golf course. The simple three-button collared shirt is now available in more fabrics, patterns, and styles than ever before, and brands are experimenting with new interpretations of the menswear staple. Whether or not they’ve been in your rotation before, the latest crop of men’s polo shirts are making a strong case for spot in your dresser.

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But as you’ll see below, there are lots of great options to choose from. Picking the right polo for you depends on a few different variables, so we reached out to stylists for guidance on what to look for. First off: Make sure you pick one that fits. Size up if the buttons are pulling, says Lisa Cameron, stylist to celebs like Queer Eye‘s Karamo Brown, and make sure you have enough length to cover your stomach if you raise your arms up. But don’t go too baggy—a trimmer polo can accentuate your physique. “If you want to make your arms look a bit bigger,” says stylist Patrick Kenger, “find a polo with some ribbing around the end of the sleeves, which will hug your arms and help them ‘fill out’ the shirt sleeve.”

In addition, try to avoid shirts with lots of branding or big logos. “Keep it clean,” Kenger says.

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Stylists agree the polo is a versatile shirt, and you can wear it with quite a few different outfits. For starters, try using it as a replacement for your usual T-shirt.

“One of the best ways I’ve heard it put is that a polo is a gentleman’s T-shirt,” explains Kenger. “If you want to bump things up from the usual T-shirt and jeans outfit, then a polo is a great substitute.”

It also looks great with a suit. You can opt for a monochromatic look by matching your polo with the suit’s color, or go for a complementary color scheme, like a navy suit and pink polo, Cameron advises. You can also try pairing a polo with a bomber jacket, or wearing it with a simple pair of chinos and some sneakers.

Feeling inspired? Here are some of the best new polos to mix up your look this season.

Ralph Lauren The Earth Polo

Even Ralph Lauren, which is basically synonymous with “polo,” is updating its version of the shirt. Check out the Earth Polo, which is made from recycled plastic bottles: Each shirt saves about 12 bottles from heading to the landfill or ending up in the ocean.

[$90; ralphlauren.com]

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Lacoste Regular Fit Cotton Mini Piqué Polo

Stand out from the crowd by embracing the breezy tropical pattern on this shirt—a perfect print for summer. It also comes with a ribbed finish on the sleeves, which will help accentuate your biceps.

[$135; lacoste.com]

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Officine Generale Simon Garment-Dyed Slub Linen Polo Shirt

Who needs buttons? Not you. An inventive take on the classic shirt, this linen iteration does away with the three-button closure for a more relaxed, open collar.

[$170; mrporter.com]

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Baobab Polo Shirt

This shirt from up-and-coming menswear brand Baobab uses soft Pima cotton for comfort, and the company's proprietary fabric treatment makes it resistant to stains, odor, wrinkles, fading, and shrinking. Hate laundry? The company claims you can wear this shirt 10-12 times between washes.

[$95; baobabclothing.com]

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Banana Republic Supima Cotton Sweater Polo

Supima cotton delivers excellent softness and comfort while stripes and dark accents make the neutral color pallete more eye-catching on this example from Banana Republic.

[$65; bananarepublic.gap.com]

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Marine Layer Re-Spun Polo

Part of Marine Layer's new Re-Spun collection, this polo is made completely from donated T-shirts and has no added dyes. That means you get a super-soft, sustainably made shirt with an awesome retro pattern to boot.

[$92; marinelayer.com]

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Patagonia Trail Harbor Polo

This Fair Trade-certified polo from Patagonia is made from a hemp/organic cotton blend for good breathability and softness, and comes with a front chest pocket for a little extra style.

[$69; patagonia.com]

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Ministry of Supply Composite Slim Fit Polo

This trim polo is made from Merino wool, which makes it exceptionally soft and also naturally sweat-wicking and anti-microbial, so you'll stay fresh all day.

[$85; ministryofsupply.com]

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Outdoor Voices Clubknit Polo

Outdoor Voices has built a reputation for producing great functional basics, and this polo is no exception: Made from a poly/nylon/spandex blend, it wicks sweat and stretches for increased comfort as you move.  

[$65; outdoorvoices.com]

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Rhone Commuter Tech Polo

Rhone is known for high-performance, stylish menswear, and that holds true with the company's new Commuter Tech Polo, too. Anti-microbial, stretchy, and featuring laser-cut venting, it can keep up when you break a sweat, and the subtle "Micro-Check" pattern looks great.

[$92; rhone.com]

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Fourlaps Level Polo

This polo comes with some serious performance specs: 37.5 technology, which uses active particles (which are made from volcanic sand) in the fabric that respond to humidty near your skin, venting moisture as you heat up, and trapping it when you get chilly. No matter what the weather's doing, this shirt will keep you comfortable.

[$88; fourlaps.com]

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Lululemon Metal Vent Tech Polo

This polo is built to work. It's constructed without seams to avoid snags and increase comfort, the mesh fabric breathes well, and it's finished with an antimicrobial treatment to fight odors. 

[$88; shop.lululemon.com]

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Adidas Sergio Garcia Polo

Heads up, golfers: This polo takes inspiration from the one Sergio Garcia wore during his unforgettable 1999 PGA Championship appearance. It might not improve your score, but it'll definitely keep you looking good on the course.

[$65; adidas.com]

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Nike Dri-FIT Tiger Woods Vapor

Another solid option for hitting the links, this Nike polo's stretchy, sweat-wicking fabric will keep you comfortable through 18 holes, and its bold pattern will help you stand out from the sea of pastels.

[$85; nike.com]

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Faherty Indigo Polo

Faherty brings its signature beachy vibe to this laid-back polo. It's pre-washed for a nice faded finish, and it comes in a variety of great color combos—though we're partial to this warm striped colorway.

[$98; fahertybrand.com]

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Watch BMX Star Nigel Sylvester Pull Off Badass Rooftop Tricks in This Video From FENDI

Nigel Sylvester is one of the biggest stars in the BMX world, known for taking his skills to the streets of cities across the globe. For proof, just watch his GO video series, which gives a first-person view of his rides, his incredible tricks, and all kinds of other shenanigans. In his latest video, however, he really ups the ante: In collaboration with Italian fashion brand FENDI (part of the brand’s “F is for… FENDI” project) he rides a FENDI FF-patterned bike on the roof of the company’s headquarters in Rome. Of course, he lands some incredible tricks while he’s up there.

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F is for FENDI

Previously, the Queens native has brought his BMX prowess—and his impeccable style—to cities like Miami, Los Angeles, London, Paris, and New York. At each stop, he shows off his incredible skills on his bike and does tricks wherever he goes. By showcasing his adventures on social media and posting videos, he’s gained quite a bit of attention: He now has over 830,000 followers across his social accounts.

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FENDI F is For / Nigel Sylvester / FENDI
FENDI F is For / Nigel Sylvester / FENDI

But his BMX talent isn’t the only on display in the video below. Sylvester wears a few ready-for-warm-weather looks, part of the FENDI spring/summer 2019 Men’s Collection, as he rides around the city. Take a look:

You can watch even more footage from the daring shoot on the @fisforfendi Instagram story, or you can find it on fisfor.fendi.com as well. And if you want to take some style tips from Sylvester, you can get the FENDI SS19 Men’s Collection now online.

F is For FENDI / Nigel Sylvester / FENDI
FENDI F is For / Nigel Sylvester / FENDI

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The Best Haircuts to Try This Spring, According to Experts

You’ve been asking your barber for “the usual” for too long now. These three styles are trending for spring, but they’re also fairly low-maintenance and easy to wear for most men. Whether you’re going for something with a little length or shorter on the sides, here are the best spring haircuts and styles to consider this season, according to three experts.

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Grown-out Fade

“Instead of that buzzed, faded look, where the sides go from thick at the top to sparse, opt for more allover evenness on the sides. It’s a very tailored, groomed look that’s still short.” — Oscar Blandi, celebrity stylist

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Totally Textured 

“Have your barber use shears and razors instead of clippers for a rounder shape. To style, use a foam or pomade and blow dry and shape hair.” — Paul Wilson, American Crew’s global artistic director

Buzz 2.0
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Buzz Cut 2.0

“For fine hair, a choppy cut with a little length in front keeps you sharp. For texture, I like Acqua di Parma Serum—it’s great for all the hair on your head.” — Natalia Bruschi, celebrity groomer

Looking for more hairstyle and cut ideas? Here are 10 that always work that’ll help you get looks like Brad Pitt, Charlie Hunnam, and more.

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The Best Makeup for Men (That Doesn’t Capitalize on Outdated Male Stereotypes)

Earlier this month, the brand War Paint launched an advertisement for a line of men’s makeup—specifically, concealer, tinted moisturizer, foundation, bronzer, and anti-shine powder. There aren’t a lot of brands that target makeup directly to men. On paper, it’s a winning formula: a market opportunity upon which brands like War Paint can capitalize. After all, there are plenty of skincare and haircare brands “for men”. Why not launch a men’s makeup brand?

The aforementioned ad, however, chose a very targeted angle, showcasing a muscled, tattooed “man’s man”, if you will, with skull rings and perky pecs, applying tinted moisturizer to his face. The implication: This brand is for REAL MEN. Grunt! A tweet from War Paint explained they created these products because they “couldn’t find a makeup brand formulated specifically for men’s skin”. Huh? “It’s about understanding that not all men have that confidence [to buy makeup in the women’s aisles],” the founder said in another video. “I didn’t, and I suffered.”

Concealer, Face Masks and More Grooming Products Men Actually Need

I can understand being a victim of bullying for cystic acne or vitiligo or birthmarks, but not for fear of buying Maybelline. The muscley ad itself has since been deleted, but you can envision it easily, like a razor commercial trying to sexify its new 5-blade technology while playing during a WWE broadcast.

The Internet Powers That Be quickly took War Paint to task, and for a number of rightful reasons. One, that Native American-appropriated name. Two, men’s skin is exactly the same as women’s skin. It’s your genetics that take hold instead: While men have larger pores on average, gender plays no role in oil levels, texture, or complexion. And three, the Web called out the way War Paint positioned itself in this corner of the ring, specifically by using the hypermasculine actor and no other models, capitalizing on outdated male stereotypes.

War Paint very much pinned itself into this corner—especially in an industry that’s rounding its edges against consumers who are sharpening their senses. I’ve been writing about grooming for nearly six years, for just about every men’s publication. If you’ve ever Googled tips on styling your hair or trimming your beard, there’s a good chance I wrote that article. Sometimes I write for guys in their 30s, sometimes for young men starting college, or for those going grey and losing their hair. More and more, I’ve been asked by editors to write about products like concealer, primer, and tinted moisturizer—things many of us refer to as makeup, not that it matters what you call it. In the last year especially, the positioning I use in these articles has hinged as well. We aren’t holding our readers’ hands as much when it comes to personal care.

We tell you about the function of the product, and endorse a favorite, just as we would a conditioner or a moisturizer. Some male audiences still need an encouraging push, like “Concealer is not makeup, just like lip balm isn’t lipstick. Try it. Maybe you’ll like it.” Take this as my vow to let go of all hands, moving forward on the matter. It’s a learning moment for me, also, as a grooming writer.

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I wrote about War Paint a couple times last year, as soon as they were out the gate. Their products work really well, I should add. I recommended them confidently, despite the less-than-desirable name. I even liked that they had positioned themselves as a men’s brand, because I know the audience well: Men should be using these kinds of products, but they can be stubborn. There’s something about our fragile egos that can’t be caught wearing makeup, much less shopping amongst brands with pink labels or female models. As a proud queer man, I type that with sarcasm and exhaustion. It’s all the bad things—heteronormative, stereotypical, toxic, fragile masculinity. But as a grooming writer who knows his audience, I understand that guys are more apt to buy a product targeted at men as opposed to women. (And the same in reverse.)

While I delight in genderless, unisex brands that understand the mass market, I’m not suggesting grooming and beauty brands shy away from targeting a gendered audience. But target wisely: Don’t make up any facts. Don’t suggest this consumer was ignored or marginalized. He wasn’t. He was just too proud. But as his collective mind opens up, educate him on the functional benefits of the product and brand. After all, that’s the strong suit, since the very tenet of grooming is function. Men like function. Women like function. And we all like to feel included. So, unless you only want to target a hypermasculine audience with a fragile ego, then give us a campaign that includes all the faces of your target demographic. Your product isn’t as innovative as you wish it were, I promise you. But advertising sure as hell can be.

For what it’s worth, I look forward to War Paint’s next campaign, and hope they correct course. I suspect they will. Just as we editors and writers have learned and evolved with the industry—and just as we get to influence those evolutions—I’m happy to see brands grow and change with it, too.

The Hardest-Working SPF Face Moisturizers for Men

For the time being, let me show you an ad that got it right. It’s from Harry’s. Here’s a brand that could be targeting both men and women with razors, but they’ve always honed in on men. The brand just sold for a billion dollars, so you really can’t convince anyone that this positioning was a bad idea. In this ad, Harry’s hasn’t left any of us out. It features all types of men, of varying skin colors, be they straight or queer, cis or trans, baby faced or fully bearded, young or not so very. What they did leave out is the misguided masculinity and the misinformation.

And, for good measure, here are some makeup products I like, and you might like, too. Some are targeted at men, some aren’t, and some land someplace in between. After all, what does it matter, if they all work effectively?

1. Fenty Beauty Instant Retouch Concealer

It’s no wonder Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty was just acquired by LVMH: Her concealer comes in an astounding 50 shades. We're not suggesting smaller brands need to be so ambitious at the start, but having shades that are inclusive for a multitude of skin tones is ideal.

[$26; fentybeauty.com]


2. bareMinerals Rescue Tinted Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF 30

There are 20 moisturizing options, all of which will neutralize complexion—pulling redness, yellowing, or dark spots closer to center—and an excellent mineral-based SPF substitute for standard moisturizer.

[$32; bareminerals.com]

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3. Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment

Dr. Jart+’s green-hued line of Cicapair Tiger Grass products helps neutralize redness in all colors of skin, giving you a clean (and SPF-packed) foundation for any additional concealer or tinted moisturizer.

[$52; us.drjart.com]

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4. Lab Series Anti-Shine Pore Minimizer

If you have oily skin or are just shiny under pressure, this powdery lotion helps mattify your face, absorbing oil and reducing the appearance of large pores. Use it before a big date or work interview.

[$34; labseries.com]

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5. W3LL PEOPLE Altruist Foundation Powder SPF 15

If you’re applying other makeup, W3LL PEOPLE’s SPF-packed powder is a good foundation. A foundation powder along with, or in place of, neutralizing setting powders help prevent shine, neutralize blemishes, blend and protect makeup, and brighten complexion. 

[$24.99; w3llpeople.com]

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The More You Get, The More You Save at Bombfell

Online box delivery services are, by their very nature, a gamble. You’re betting that you’ll love most (if not all) of what shows up in each box. But for myriad reasons, that doesn’t always happen. And that gamble is, we think, part of the fun. Bombfell, one of our favorite style concierges, takes the gamble a step further, by giving you odds on the wager. The more you love and keep from your Bombfell box, the more you get in Bombfell discounts. Ahh, now the game is, as Sherlock Holmes would say, afoot!

Seriously, though, no one signs up for a box service just to see if they can stump the stylist. There’s too much money at stake. The whole point is to buy clothes you love without having to go to a store. Bombfell does that for you, with an awesome selection of styles and designs selected by your own personal stylist. no matter your style, Bombfell hooks you up with snazzy dress clothes, comfortable casuals, and everything in between.


How Does Bombfell Work?

We really like Bombfell because it’s designed just for guys. The process begins with a quick survey of your normal work style: Formal (suits), Business Casual (slacks, button-downs), or just Casual (jeans, tee shirts). Then you answer a few questions about your size and fit preferences. Next comes a multiple choice quiz about where you normally shop for clothes: GAP, Brooks Brothers, Patagonia, Under Armour, Urban Outfitters, or elsewhere, followed by an array of outfits that you select or not, depending on your personal style.

Once Bombfell knows how you dress, it asks you about your budget, We particularly like this feature because Bombfell breaks it down to how much you’d spend for each article of clothing: t-shirts, dress shirts, jeans, khakis, jackets, shoes and accessories.c v   By knowing how much you’d spend on each specific item of clothing, Bombfell now knows which garments you (literally) place more value on.

Using all that information, you’re then assigned a personal Bombfell stylist who sticks with you the rest of the way. Now, these stylists are real people with fashion industry experience—not robots or AI-driven technology. You can change stylists at any time, if you’re not satisfied.

And here’s where the fun begins. With Bombfell, you pay only for what you keep. So once your stylist has figured out your preferences, you get a list of items chosen just for you. At this point you can accept them or not, before they’re shipped out. And once they do arrive, you get seven full days to try them on, wear them around, see how you like what you’ve received. Then you keep what you want, and send back what you don’t (free shipping, of course). Bombfell charges a $20 Styling Fee for every box, which you can apply to your order if you accept any of the items.

Where Does the Savings Come In?

The more items in your Bombfell delivery that you accept, the larger discount you get. Basically, the more you keep, the more you save. Keep two items, and you can take 10 percent off; hold on to three, save 15 percent. Keep four or more items from your box and you can save 20 percent on your entire order!


So check out Bombfell. It’s one of our favorite, most personalized clothes box delivery services. We love that there are no subscriptions to keep up with, and no monthly fees. Just $20 per box, which you can apply to your order. But we love Bombfell because the more clothes you buy, the cheaper each item gets. That’s a safe bet no matter how you look at it.

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Why You Should Consider a Laser Facial

A spa facial is great, but you can really get one at home: wash, exfoliation, steam, blackhead removal, mask, lotion. What’s your bathroom not outfitted for? Laser facials. We spoke with Kelly Rheel, owner of Flash Lab Laser Suite in New York City, about why you might want to get zapped.

What Does a Laser Facial Do? 

There are different machines, but some of the most sought-after models shoot lasers at skin to boost collagen production to make your face look healthy and feel softer. Lasers can reduce acne scars, improve tone, and remove tattoos. The FDA-approved Clear and Brilliant machine is widely available and costs about $400 per treatment. You’ll notice a change after one session, but some people will want to do three to six monthly treatments. (Many spas offer package deals.)

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What Does it Feel Like?

It stings, but it’s over in about 15 minutes. Some treatments go deeper into the skin, and your technician will apply numbing cream half an hour before you get going. (Also, a pre-treatment whiskey helps.)

Will I Be Red in the Face?

Your skin will be pink and warm to the touch for up to 24 hours, then feel rough for up to three days. It’s not so severe that you have to hide out. Just hydrate and use a moisturizer with SPF.

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Not a Shorts Guy? These Are the Summer Pants for You

[Editor’s Note: This story was updated on May 17, 2019 to include prAna, Agave Denim, Outerknown, Everlane, Wellen, Faherty, Bonobos, Todd Snyder, Rhone, J.Crew Factory, Perry Ellis,  and Under Armour.]

In the sweltering heat of summer, finding a pair of pants that strikes the perfect balance of comfort, durability, and good looks is tricky. Jeans are hot (yes, even  white ones); thin pants like linen that breathe feel great from the inside, but they wrinkle easily and can sweat through in humidity. And most can’t last beyond a single day without needing a wash. In an effort to find the ideal summer pants we tried two that claim to work well in everyday, outdoor situations.

No Sweat Pants from Vancouver’s DU/ER and 365 Pants from Flint & Tinder are designed to be worn during outdoor activities, and for multiple days straight, if necessary. Both aim to combine the look and comfort of chinos with the durability of jeans and the stretch and of “performance” pants. And both perform exactly as advertised.

No Sweat – DU/ER

The No Sweat Pants (above, $129 at Backcountry) use a proprietary fabric DU/ER calls Nature2X. It aims to mix the comfort of cotton, the versatility of polyester, and the flexibility of spandex by blending all those with Tencel, a naturally anti-bacterial fiber that’s derived from eucalyptus.

No Sweat pants absorb odor and dry quickly. After a month of rotating them through our wardrobe, we’re here to testify. We ordered ours in  Slim, in black (there are nine shades to choose from). They fit snugly on the ankle and calf, but they’re cut generously cut through the thigh, with a gusset sewn into the crotch for even more room. They’re soft and comfortable, and while the fabric has definitely got a synthetic feel, they stretch and breathe extremely well.

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And they snap right back into shape, even after hard wear. On a recent weekend getaway where we wore them on both legs of a three-hour flight and most of the time between, the No Sweat pants lived up to their name. After three days they never wrinkled, didn’t smell, and sagged only slightly. We’ve even put them through the occasional bartending shift, where they repel stains like nobody’s business and if they get wet, they dry in minutes. The fabric hides wear and tear beautifully and after multiple washings, they have yet to show any signs of fading. If you’re in the service or hospitality industries, DU/ER’s No Sweat pants should be your favorite work pants in no time.


Flint and Tinder’s 365 Pant (below, $98 at Huckberry) is made primarily with cotton, then reinforced with stretchy Lycra to offer some give when squatting, kneeling, or whatever maneuvering life requires of you. The made-in-the-USA 365s are also cut like jeans but lean more in the chino direction when it comes to feel.

Flint and Tinder

365 pants are light, in both weight and thickness, so they breathe well. The cotton feels natural — a nice touch on the legs and butt compared to the synthetic slickness of the DU/ERs. The five-pocket Slim cut best suits the style, although it should be noted that guys who are a bit thicker down low should definitely go for the Straight cut.

365s are great for casual dress and mild outdoor activities like yard work or even skateboarding, but the slight stretch and high-density cotton blend isn’t going to allow for much room for anything more extreme than the occasional flip-kick.

Cut, sewn and garment-dyed in Los Angeles, Flint and Tinder’s 365s come in Slim or Straight cuts, and in fourteen earthy tones. They’re sold exclusively by Huckberry ($98). While they may not be quite as versatile as the DU/ERs, the 365s are a fantastic option for guys who like to wear their pants more than one day at a time.

Not a shorts guy? Here are more great summer pants that are breathable and cool all year long.

Todd Snyder Japanese Selvedge Chino Officer Pant

Made out of Japanese twill and finished on antique selvedge looms, these pants will age oh-so-well. With a classic fit and a button fly, five colors are available—including white and this workmanlike olive. Trust us: Slip these on, and you won't care what color they are.

GET IT: Pick up the Japanese Selvedge Chino Officer Pant ($198) at Todd Snyder

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Faherty Del Mar 5-Pocket

Plenty of cool summer shades are available, but we love this Sunwashed Grey colorway. Faherty is a beach-inspired brand we love, and these warm weather pants sports a hint of linen and just enough stretch.

GET IT: Pick up the Del Mar 5-Pocket ($148) at Faherty

Agave Denim No. 11 Malibu Broken Twill Flex 25% OFF

10 oz. Japanese denim with 98 percent cotton and 2 percent polyurethane for a touch of stretch. Light indigo broken twill denim with hand-sand distress and stonewashed for a worn-in look. Extremely smooth and soft. Available in darker rinses, too.

GET IT: Pick up the No. 11 Classic Fit Malibu Broken Twill Flex Jean ($198) at Agave Denim

Save 25% off your purchase at AgaveDenim.com with the code MENSJOURNAL

Agave Denim
prAna Tucson Pant 49% OFF!

Made mostly of organic cotton, the Tucson is as soft as it is eco-friendly, and a bit of Lycra gives you the stretch you need to climb comfortably. Reinforced rivet detailing and triple-stitched seams keep the Tucson strong for many urban and outdoor adventures.

GET IT: Pick up the prAna Tucson Pant (from $40; was $79) at Backcountry

Rhone Commuter Slim

Upgrade your workday with these slim fit pants that feature stretch, comfort and corner office class. Plenty of pocket options keep your valuables safe and a stay-put waistband prevents low riding. Work or play, you'll feel great all day long in these lightweight pants.

GET IT: Pick up the Commuter Slim ($128) at Rhone

Outerknown S.E.A. Legs Slim

S.E.A. stands for Social and Environmental Accountability. The buttons is recycled ocean plastic, and the 98 percent organic cotton is dyed for a lived-in feel. Perfect for rolling up the cuffs and strolling in the sand. Comes in six colors.

GET IT: Pick up S.E.A. Legs Slim Pants ($98) at Outerknown

J. Crew Factory Straight-fit Lightweight Flex Chino 60% OFF

A cotton/spandex blend makes for just a slight amount of stretch here. If you see well-made chinos at a price like this, you run, don't walk, to snag this deal before it's gone. Four colors are available.

GET IT: Take 60% off the Straight-fit Lightweight Flex Chino ($24; was $60) at J.Crew Factory

J.Crew Factory
Wellen Organic Jeans

These Organic Jeans are a bullseye. The classic tapered fit is perfect for those moments by the water with your jeans rolled up and the sand between your toes. And they're comfortable for kicking back all summer long. Three washes available.

GET IT: Pick up Wellen Organic Jeans ($88) exclusively at Huckberry

Perry Ellis Slim Fit Tech Pant 74% OFF

Already 50 percent off, right now you take an extra 50 percent off anything in the Summer Shop at perryellis.com—and that includes these pants. In a lightweight twill with performance stretch and moisture-wicking fabric, these staight-leg trousers are supremely comfortable.

GET IT: Take 74% off the Slim Fit Tech Pant ($25; was $98) at Perry Ellis

Perry Ellis
Bonobos Stretch Washed Chinos

No less than ten summer-ific colorways are available, including a bright Cadillac Pink we'd never be bold enough to try (but perhaps you are?...). We love this sea green/blue regardless. A bit of stretch eases the slim fit of versatile flat-front chinos tailored with a modern, straight-leg profile. 

GET IT: Pick up these Bonobos Stretch Washed Chinos ($88) at Nordstrom

Everlane Air Chino 54% OFF

Available in five colors, the Air Chino was made for summer heat, in lightweight 4.2oz. cotton poplin with ample 4 percent stretch. Classic 4-pocket trouser styling looks polished anywhere you go. A fantastic deal on a phenomenal travel pant.

GET IT: Take 54% off the Air Chino ($58; was $125) at Everlane

Under Armour Move Light Joggers

With a fuller cut for complete comfort, the Ultra Lights are made of a super-lightweight fabric constructed with internal air pockets. They're so breathable, but still provide great structure. The moisture-wicking fabric dries really fast and four-way stretch moves in every direction.

GET IT: Pick up UA Move Light Joggers ($75) at Under Armour



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The Best Dress Watches for Every Budget

For men, finding the right dress watch is similar to finding the right suit. It should fit you well, reflect your personal style, and elevate your look in formal settings. But even if you don’t put on a suit very often, having a solid dress timepiece is a must.

“Every man needs very few accessories to look great in a formal setting—but a dress watch is one of them,” says stylist and watch expert Paul Frederick. “Instead of the bells, whistles, and bulk that come with sportier watches, a slim, classic dress watch adds polish without stealing the show.”

Also like a suit purchase, doing your research before you make the plunge is critical. Here’s what you need to know when adding a polished dress watch to your time-telling arsenal.

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What Makes a Dress Watch
Most dress watches are recognizable by their slim profile and clean aesthetic, free of the many complications you’d find in a dive watch or a pilot watch. Many have a leather strap of some kind, be it calfskin, crocodile, or other exotic hides. However, there are some exceptions for finer steel bracelets, which typically give off a sportier vibe.

What to Look for in a Dress Watch
A dress watch should be around 40 millimeters in diameter or smaller. Look for a clean dial—darker is typically more formal—that’s simple and elegant but still eye catching. Unique leather straps will elevate your look, whether they’re embossed or real. Black and brown are the safe choices, but try a green or blue strap if you dare.

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What to Consider Before Buying
First, think about how often you’ll wear this watch, and let that dictate your budget. However, you don’t want to drop a grand or more for a watch that you’ll only wear with a suit. Consider buying a more casual bracelet or strap as well so you can swap it out for a more laid-back vibe.

And although there are tons of modern dress watches to choose from, don’t forget vintage options. They tend to be compact and easy to wear with more formal attire. Sites like Chrono24 and Tourneau are good places to start.

How to Wear a Dress Wristwatch
Fit is crucial with dress watches because you’ll often be wearing it with long sleeves. “The slimmer a watch, the better, as these watches need to fit under your tailored sleeve cuff,” Frederick says. If you get custom shirts made, tell your tailor which wrist you wear your watch on so they can leave more room in the cuff.

If you’re right-handed, your watch’s crown and part of the case should barely peek out when standing at rest. When you bend your elbow 90 degrees or more, your jacket and shirt should reveal your whole watch. If this isn’t the case, wear your watch and suit to your tailor, and they can adjust it accordingly.

But don’t worry too much about breaking any style rules. The most important thing is loving the watch you buy.

MVMT Atlas

Simple. Elegant. Affordable. These are three great virtues of any dress watch—all in one. Its sleek, minimalist dial and superthin bezel give it a simple feel that will look good with any outfit.

[$140; mvmt.com]

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Larsson & Jennings LJXII Norse Leather

This handsome, square-cased watch is a classic, timeless pick. Its gold roman numeral hour markers give it a sophisticated vibe, while the black case and bracelet lend a formal feel.

[$178; larssonandjennings.com]

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Withings Steel HR

Who says a dress watch can’t also be functional? This sleek black dress watch doubles as a full fitness tracker that monitors seven metrics—including heart rate in the subdial—and comes in a dozen strap variations. 

[$179.95; withings.com]

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Tissot Heritage Visodate

Modern watches are great, but sometimes looking to the past is a surefire path to killer style. This vintage-inspired piece has an old-school vibe with modern details like a cool stainless steel mesh bracelet. 

[$350; us.tissotshop.com]

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Timex American Documents 41mm Leather Strap Watch

As part of its new made-in-America line called American Documents, this watch from Timex is as classic as they come and features all-American parts and assembly (save for its ever-accurate Swiss movement).

[$495; timex.com]

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Martenero Kerrison

Meet the most affordable automatic movement you’ll find just about anywhere. For work, the weekend, or anywhere in between, this sharp watch is a solid choice. Bonus: You’ll never need to change a battery. 

[$595; martenero.com]

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Movado Ultra Slim

Stand out in a sea of black suits and watches with this tonal watch that will show your style chops, while still maintaining an elegant vibe that will set your style apart from the pack.

[$695; movado.com]

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Shinola The Bedrock Chrono 42mm

As part of Shinola’s first dress watch, this model is one of the few on this list with an elegant chronograph. It also features a supple leather strap and subdials that track elapsed time—all made in Detroit.

[$900; shinola.com]

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Hamilton Spirit of Liberty Auto

This classic dress watch celebrates Hamilton’s American heritage—it was founded in Pennsylvania in 1892—with an engraving on the leather strap that reads “without liberty, life is a misery.”

[$995; hamiltonwatch.com]

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Rado Diamaster Thinline

A quality watch should never lose its luster. This model uses a ceramic and metal alloy for its case, which will never fade. And its sapphire crystal will never scratch or scuff either. 

[$2,250; rado.com]

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Frederique Constant Slimline Power Reserve Manufacture

With a 28-jewel automatic movement, 50-hour power reserve, an elegant date subdial, and a navy crocodile leather strap, this show-stopping dress watch is the right choice when you mean business.

[$3,195; frederiqueconstant.com]

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Nomos Glaschuette Tangente Neomatik 41 Update Ruthenium

Known for its slender watches and modern aesthetic, Nomos Glaschuette makes standout watches with unique features like its date ring that uses two red dashes to frame the day’s date.

[$4,100; nomos-glashuette.com]

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Tudor Black Bay 41 S&G

With its sleek, classic dial and iconic snowflake hour hand, this Tudor watch is a smart choice for any guy. Its steel and gold design means it will go well with any black or brown suit you wear.

[$4,150; tudorwatch.com]

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Breitling Premier Automatic 40

Add a fun pop of color to any outfit with this bold blue automatic, which features an eye-catching croc strap and a convenient 38-hour time reserve, so you can always stay on time. 

[$4,200; breitling.com]


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IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition “Le Petit Prince”

As part of its recurring Mark series, this IWC watch combines the brand’s pilot heritage with its elegant precision—all in a sophisticated blue-dialed timepiece that’s every bit as beautiful as it is accurate. 

[$5,150; iwc.com]

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Omega Constellation Globemaster Co-Axial Master Chronometer

This watch is so insanely accurate, it was the world’s first Master Chronometer. Its signature pie-pan dial in blue is a nod to Omega’s first constellation design in 1952—and this model is just as cool.

[$6,900; omegawatches.com]

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Rolex Datejust 36

Part mechanical marvel, part status symbol, Rolex watches are indelibly popular for a reason. This model is a certified chronometer rendered in steel and white gold with an understated 36-millimeter black dial to match. You simply can't go wrong.

[$8,200; rolex.com]

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Weiss Executive Issue Field Watch

Each of these 18-karat gold Executive Issue watches is made to order by founder Cameron Weiss and fitted with a shell cordovan strap that makes for an impressive watch befitting any executive, current or aspiring.

[$8,950; weisswatchcompany.com]


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Patek Philippe 5146J

If you want even more than the best, this is the watch for you. Aside from a case made from yellow gold, it has day, month, date complications, as well as an elegant moonphase complication. In short, it’s one of the most impressive dress watches money can buy. 

[$39,580; patek.com]

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9 Summer Essentials From J.Crew Factory

Ahh, summer. The sun, the sand, the … commitments. Look, you still gotta work, right? Not all the parties will be on the beach. Even though it’s going to be hot out, there are things to do and places to be where you can’t get away with cut-offs and a t-shirt. Where’s the best place to hook up summer wardrobe essentials that will go with anything and take you anywhere—without breaking the bank? Try J.Crew Factory.

J. Crew Factory is one of our favorite resources for summer staples. It’s much of the same gear you find at the regular J.Crew store, but at prices that are half (or more) less.

J. Crew Factory has a huge selection of summer essentials, from t-shirts and shorts to polos, lightweight jackets, accessories, and more. The styles are fresh, the colors are summer-ific, and the prices can’t be beat. There are tons of suits and jackets at great prices, too. Even tuxedos, for that wedding you still have to gear up for.

There’s even a fantastic selection of performance wear. From shorts and moisture-wicking shirts to athletic socks, if you’re tired of paying through the nose for top-flight activewear (or “athleisure”), you’ve got to go to the Tech Shop at J.Crew Factory. You’ll find all the same stuff you see at the swanky brand name stores, but at a fraction of the cost. And it’s all made by J.Crew, so you know it’s quality gear.

And the Clearance section! It’s chock full of staples like t-shirts, polos, and chino shorts that are perfect for summer. And right now you can get an extra 40 to 60 percent the already low clearance prices. But if you want to check out the Clearance section and score some amazing J.Crew deals, you’d better hurry. Colors, sizes, and styles are selling out, and fast.

So head over to J.Crew Factory right now and load up on some summer essentials. Because it won’t be long before summer’s here. It’s right around the corner. Here are some awesome items that caught our eye.

Best For: Lawn Parties

Slim Fit Flex Floral Shirt—63% Off!

No matter if you're trying to impress a certain someone or just tossing some cornhole with the lads, this bright, fun shirt is the perfect summer party shirt.

GET IT: Pick up the Slim Fit Flex Floral Shirt for $20 (was $55) at J.Crew Factory

J.Crew Factory
Best For: 18 Holes

Performance Polo—40% Off!

Golf is one of life's simple pleasures, but most courses require a collared shirt. The four-way poly/elastane stretch moves with you. Four colors available.

GET IT: Pick up the Performance Polo for $24 (was $40) at J.Crew Factory

J.Crew Factory
Best For: Casual But Clean

9-inch Gramercy Flex Chino Short—50% Off!

When you've got to be outside and look presentable, but shorts are cool—as long as they're clean and nice (no cut-offs!). Multiple colors available.

GET IT: Pick up the 9-inch Gramercy Flex Chino Short for $25 (was $50) at J.Crew Factory

J.Crew Factory
Best For: Not Going Out There

Broken-In Tee Shirt—35% Off!

Available in 14 colors, a soft, cozy cotton tee is the ideal uniform for binge-watching indoors, where the air conditioner is pumping. Pants are optional.

GET IT: Pick up the Broken-In Tee Shirt for $13 (was $20) at J.Crew Factory

J.Crew Factory
Best For: All Day, Every Day

Matte Sunglasses—41% Off!

The over/under on pairs of shades lost each summer is +/- 3. So don't spend too much money on sunglasses. These will go with anything, anywhere. Buy two!

GET IT: Pick up Matte Sunglasses for $16 (was $27) at J.Crew Factory

J.Crew Factory
Best For: Dinner at the Yacht Club

Slim Thompson Suit Jacket in Cotton/Linen—60% Off!

We wish we'd had this jacket that time our boss invited us to his house in the Hamptons last summer. Boy, were we underdressed. Also available in light blue.

GET IT: Pick up the Slim Thompson Suit Jacket for $70 (was $178) at J.Crew Factory

J.Crew Factory
Best For: Dinner with the Parents

Slim Fit Flex Chino—50% Off!

The perfect chino is ideal when you want to look sharp and stay comfortable. These come in 13 summer-ific colors to suit any occasion.

GET IT: Pick up the Slim Fit Flex Chino for $30 (was $60) at J.Crew Factory

J.Crew Factory
Best For: Post-work Cocktails

Flex Oxford Shirt—45% Off!

Even if you still have to go to the office all summer, that's no reason to sweat up a dress button-down after hours. Untuck it and head to happy hour.

GET IT: Pick up the Flex Oxford Shirt for $30 (was $55) at J.Crew Factory

J.Crew Factory
Best For: Hot Days When Pants Are Required

Beachy Things Boxers—42% Off!

When you've got to be outside but pants are mandatory, nothing keeps things more comfortable than a breezy pair of boxers.

GET IT: Pick up Beachy Things Boxers for $10 (was $17) at J.Crew Factory

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How This Travel Photographer Keeps His Hair Stylish and Fresh While On the Go

When it comes to being a frequent traveler, you don’t always have time to book a time slot with your local barber. But if you’re looking to achieve a badass, stylish cut on your own, you need the right tools to maintain it. For Clint Johnston, a travel photographer who has been to many far-reaching places, the way to do that is with the Wahl Elite Pro Clipper Kit.

As someone who travels more often than not, Johnston doesn’t always have time to go get a shape-up or a haircut at the barber. That’s where the Wahl kit comes in. “It’s essential for my everyday needs,” Johnston says. “It keeps me looking fresh, so if I’m out all day hiking and shooting, I can come home, clean up, and go out at night, no problem.”

The kit comes with a number of different guard attachments, varying in length from short to long, as well as a cleaning brush, scissors, blade oil, and more, so it can take care of almost any hair-styling need you want. After spending time out in the wilderness, all it takes is a few strokes and you can clean up any stray hair or spots to get a fresher look.

“Wahl helps me upgrade my grooming game because it helps me transition from rugged to refined in a matter of minutes,” Johnston says. “As soon as I get home, I can clean up and I’m ready to go.”

Check out more specifications of the Wahl Elite Pro Clipper Kit.

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The Best Ways to Exfoliate Your Skin From Head to Toe

Winter may be gone, but it left its mark. Just look in the mirror or have a feel. Skin like stucco? It’s time to give yourself some allover TLC—i.e. it’s time to exfoliate.

Scrubbing your body helps SPF soak in, stops ingrown hairs, and may reduce scars or blemishes, says Caesar Jimenez, owner of Groom Spa in San Francisco. Here are three of our favorite products to get the job done.

Seshin Korean Scrub Mitt
Courtesy of binubinu.com

We like the Binu Binu Seshin Korean Scrub Mitt to exfoliate skin and boost circulation in the shower.

Get it

[$22; binubinu.com]

Ren Guérande Salt Exfoliating Body Balm
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Or grab a tub of Ren Guérande Salt Exfoliating Body Balm, scented with basil and peppermint oils. Rub it on dry skin, then rinse.

Get it

[$37; renskincare.com]

Oars+Alps Blue Charcoal Bar Soap.
Oars+Alps Blue Charcoal Bar Soap. Courtesy Image

For daily use, we prefer the gritty Oars+Alps Blue Charcoal Bar Soap.

Get it

[$14; oarsandalps.com]

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How to Clean Up Your Facial Hair for Spring

If you want to clean up your facial hair for spring, look no further than the 1990s, says John Flemal of Urban Lift Salon in Chicago.

5 Handsome Leather Wallets for Spring 2019

For some middle ground between clean-shaven and a lumberjack beard, heed Flemal’s advice. These three styles shape up your facial hair, whether you want to tame an unruly beard, accentuate sideburns, or rock a mustache.

Sideburns sketch
Illustrations by ULI KNÖRZER

1. Strong Sideburns

It’s a great transition for growing out a fade. The farther below the earlobe, the less conservative. The L-shape is trending, too; try this only with dense facial hair.

Beard Sketch
Illustrations by ULI KNÖRZER

2. Beard With Attitude

Long, unruly beards are a cold-weather look. Hack yours into shape, leaving it thick on the sides and under the chin, and cleaning up around your lips.

Mustache Sketch
Illustrations by ULI KNÖRZER

3. ’Stache and Stubble 

If you opt for a mustache, go small and pair it with stubble. Gradually trim a long beard short until you reach desired hairiness.

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The Under-$100 J.Crew and Nike Sneakers You’ll Want to Wear All Year Long

Spring is that time of year when you go to grab your white sneakers but realize you wore them to the point where half of your shoe separates every time you take a step, the laces are about to snap, and cleaning them off just won’t do the trick anymore. In short, it’s time to invest in a new pair of kicks.



And if you’re like us, you want a pair of sneakers that look cool enough to wear with your favorite dress shirt and, once it’s Friday at 5 p.m., that vintage tee you scored on the cheap a few years ago.

J.Crew Nike Killshot 2 shoes
Courtesy J.Crew

Sure, there are tons of great white sneakers that fit the bill you can easily buy online right now. But no one really wants to drop money on a pair that doesn’t quite nail that perfect mix of dressy-meets-casual without looking like you’re heading to the gym for a bodyweight workout. Good news: J.Crew launched its new J.Crew x Nike Killshot 2 sneakers this month, and you can finally buy them online (well, if you’re not trying to buy a size 13).

J.Crew Nike Killshot 2 Sneakers
Courtesy J.Crew

Yes, you’ve seen them before, but the brand revamped one of its best-selling pairs of kicks this time around with what it calls a “sail green” swoosh logo. The suede-and-leather upper serves up some simple style with just the right amount of color, which makes them a little easier to dress up or down—we think they’ll look cool with that new spring suit. And if you’re not completely sold on that green Nike logo, you can still get them in the go-to navy-and-white version for the same price. They’re 90 bucks, but they’re the kind of shoes you’ll want to wear until they completely fall apart—that is, if you can get them before they sell out again.

[$90; jcrew.com]

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5 Handsome Leather Wallets for Spring 2019

Every self-respecting man needs a wallet. If yours is threadbare, dirty from years of use, or—dare we say—held together by Velcro, you need an upgrade. (Pronto if you’re guilty of the Velcro…)

The Most Stylish Belts for Every Occasion

Of course finding the right wallet isn’t always easy. Some guys are minimalists, while others need serious storage solutions that minimize bulk. There’s a bevy of different materials, styles, and durabilities out there, so we’ve narrowed down a selection for every man. Here are our favorites of spring 2019.

John Varvatos Star USA Bushwick Billfold
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1. John Varvatos Star USA Bushwick Billfold

You can’t go wrong with a classic billfold wallet. This one’s made from cow leather, so it’ll weather over time—developing scuffs, wrinkles, and a rich patina. There are four card slots, so you’ll have just enough storage for your necessities.

Get it

[$128; johnvarvatos.com]

Bally Teisel Bovine Leather Coin Wallet
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2. Bally Teisel Bovine Leather Coin Wallet

Fancy a wallet with a little more sex appeal? This option is sporty but still refined, crafted from scratch-resistant cow leather. It doesn’t skimp on functionality either: There are slits for banknotes and cards, as well as a popper pocket for change.

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[$275; bally.com]

Smythson Panama 6 Card Wallet
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3. Smythson Panama 6 Card Wallet

Cross-grain calf leather adds subtle intrigue to your everyday wallet. This is ideal for men who like to keep all their cards handy; there are six card slots and two side pockets.

Get it

[$240; smythson.com]

Dango M1 Maverick Bifold
Courtesy of dangoproducts.com

4. Dango M1 Maverick Bifold

This unique vertical wallet is designed for those who play hard. It combines durable, corrosion-resistant aluminum with top-grain leather, and features an RFID-blocking card cavity. In all, it can store 14-16 cards, plus cash. 

Get it

[$109; huckberry.com]

Taylor Stitch Minimalist Billfold
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5. Taylor Stitch Minimalist Billfold

Navy and tan: It’s a classic color pairing that never fails to look sharp. True to its name, the Minimalist Billfold is a slim wallet with hidden card slots to minimize bulk and stretch over time. We love that the wallet is produced via small-batch manufacturing with exclusive materials (like 100% full-grain Spanish cowhide and dead stock fabrics). But you know what that means: You’ve got to get it while you can.

Get it

[$98; taylorstitch.com]

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You Can Get a Suit Under $100 at the Perry Ellis Father’s Day Spring Suiting Event

It’s a springtime miracle! Perry Ellis has extended its Father’s Day Spring Suiting Event through Monday, May 20. Complete suits start at just $70! Plus, jackets, pants, and vests are all marked down 50 percent off—or more! In fact, we found a bunch of great suits on sale at Perry Ellis for more than half off—some as high as 70 percent off. They’re listed below.

It’s not just suits. Dress shirts and dress pants are just $35, and all dress shoes are 50 percent off during the Spring Suiting Event. Plus, enter the code FREESHIPPING, and you’ll get that too.

From polyester suits to fresh linens, from slim and stretchy modern silhouettes, to regular cuts to Big & Tall sizes, Perry Ellis has an amazing selection of suiting options for every man. Greys, blues, and blacks, tans, whites—even a splendid wrinkle-free, turquoise stretch suit is available. If you wear a suit everyday, you need to take advantage of this sale and diversify your wardrobe. You know what they say: Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.

If you’re more of a casual guy and only want a suit for wedding, funerals, and the like, now is your chance to pick one up at amazing savings. There’s simply no reason for any man to pass up this Perry Ellis Suit Sale.

Anything Besides Suits?

Of course! Suits aren’t the only way to save at Perry Ellis. If you’ve never bought anything from perryellis.com, be sure to sign up for the email newsletter, so you can take 30 percent off your first purchase. Join the Perry perks program, to earn points with every purchase and be privy to exclusives, sales, new releases, and more. Also, the Sale section of the site always has great deals. Right now, you can get an extra 40 percent off select Sale items at perryellis.com.

So head over to the Perry Ellis Suit Sale now through May 20, and you’ll discover a plethora of bargains and deals to suit your every need.

1. Slim Fit Two Toned Suit 62% OFF

Classy enough for the office, casual enough for a night out without a tie, comfortable enough to wear all day, and sleek enough to want to put on. The Slim Fit Two Toned Suit ticks all those boxes with a classic, professional look.

GET IT: Pick up the Slim Fit Two Toned Suit ($100; was $265) at Perry Ellis

Perry Ellis
2-piece Slim Fit Silver Check Suit 57% OFF

This online exclusive is the brand's best-selling suit, crafted for guys who want tailored and trim. A closer fit through the chest, waist, and sleeves. A straight finish through the hips, thighs, legs and leg openings with finished hem, allowing you to tailor the pants to the exact length you need.

GET IT: Pick up the 2-piece Slim Fit Silver Check Suit ($160; was $375) at Perry Ellis

Perry Ellis
Regular Fit Performance Blue Heather Twill Suit 62% OFF

Encompassing the components of wrinkle resistance and performance stretch, you’ll now have a suit that’s ready to go whenever you are. A single-breasted, center-back vent suit jacket with interior pockets makes it perfect for a traveling man. It can be easily unpacked from your stuffed suitcase, thrown on and your day begins without the worry of wrinkles.

GET IT: Pick up the Regular Fit Performance Blue Heather Twill Suit ($100; was $265) at Perry Ellis

Perry Ellis
Slim Fit Stretch Heather Plaid Suit 74% OFF

If you want a great suit but don't want to spend too much on someting you'll rarely wear, here's the suit for you. Grey is a versatile color that's good for any season; pair it with the right tie, and you've got a suit for most any occasion. 

GET IT: Pick up the Slim Fit Stretch Heather Plaid Suit ($70; was $265) at Perry Ellis

Perry Ellis
Very Slim Fit Washable Turquoise Tech Suit 58% OFF

For guys who want skinny without constriction, this fit provides a sleek silhouette that offsets nicely with the summer-perfect color. 11 percent spandex provides a ton of stretch. It's wrinkle-resistant, water-repellent, and stain resistant. And it's machine washable, so you'll save money at the dry cleaner.

GET IT: Pick up the Very Slim Fit Washable Turquoise Tech Suit ($190; was $450) at Perry Ellis

Perry Ellis
Big & Tall Tan Linen Twill Suit 56% OFF

Perry Ellis has a great selection of suiting options for Big & Tall guys. We like this 3-piece linen twill option. Bought separately, the jacket alone would cost more than this entire suit. It's also available in bright white, if you really want to go the full Tom Wolfe.

GET IT: Pick up the Big & Tall Tan Linen Twill Suit ($160; was $364) at Perry Ellis

Perry Ellis
Slim Fit Stretch Textured Slub Suit 53% OFF

It's a poly/rayon/spandex blend, but it's textured with a relaxed slub. Performance stretch means a comfortable fabric that moves with you. Slim fit provides a tailored, trim finish up top that's straight through the hips and thighs.

GET IT: Pick up the Slim Fit Stretch Textured Slub Suit ($160; was $344) at Perry Ellis


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The Best New Sunglasses You Can Wear on Any Adventure

Whether you’re heading out on a long bike ride or lounging by the pool, no outdoor summer activity is complete without a good pair of shades. And if you’ve been toting around the same frames for years—or your good pair went overboard at the lake last season—now’s the perfect time to upgrade. Brands are rolling out their newest spring and summer sunglasses, so you have plenty of great options to choose from.

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Although they fall into the “accessory” category, a good pair of frames is really an essential. They can make or break an outfit, says Courtney Mays, stylist for NBA player Kevin Love.

“Sunglasses are the final touch to complete a look,” she says. “They add that instant cool factor, even if you’re in sweats.”

When picking out a new pair, focus on fit, shape, and style, Mays advises. Look for frames that fit your head well (and stay put when you wear them), and opt for a shape and style that matches your wardrobe and personality. The best way to determine what works is to visit a store and try on frames, she says. Once you find a shape you like, you can experiment with different materials and colors.

Already have a pair of shades in your drawer? Add to your collection by branching out into new styles.

“Go for a color, lens, or metal you wouldn’t normally choose,” Mays says.

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We perused recent releases and put together this collection of our favorite new men’s sunglasses. From ultralight, sporty shades to updates on classic frames, there’s something here for every occasion—and every guy.

Ray-Ban Wayfarer II Classic

Ray-Ban breathed new life into its classic Wayfarers with this updated version of the classic shades. They're less chunky than the originals, with a thinner frame and skinnier temples (also known as the "arms") for a sleeker, more modern look.

[$153; ray-ban.com]

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District Vision Takeyoshi Altitude Master

District Vision has carved out a niche for itself by producing ultralight, ultra-stylish frames designed for outdoor sports. These are the company's latest pair, and they feature a shatterproof polycarbonate lens that repels sweat, so you'll get a clear view through even the most intense workouts.

[$199; districtvision.com]

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Raen Morrow

You see aviator-style sunglasses everywhere. With the Morrow frames from Raen, you can get a similar cockpit-ready look without copying everyone else.

[$170; raen.com]

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Zeal Optics Boone

Zeal Optics' line of eyewear proves that sustainability and performance go great together. Exhibit A: The company's Boone sunglasses. Made from 100 percent plant-based materials and weighing less than an ounce, they're ready for all kinds of outdoor adventures.

[$149; zappos.com]

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Illesteva Corfu

Can't decide between a chunkier acetate frame and wire shades? Get the best of both worlds and spring for these stylish new Corfu sunglasses from Illesteva.

[$230; illesteva.com]

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Garrett Leight Boccaccio

Inspired by none other than Andy Warhol, these round acetate frames will definitely turn heads. Go for the all-black colorway for a more understated look, or opt for the funky translucent frame with green lenses if you want something a little more unique.

[$340; garrettleight.com]

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Electric Montauk

From the beach to the cocktail bar and beyond, these rounded wire-frame sunglasses from Electric will be your new go-to shades this summer. 

[$175; electriccalifornia.com]

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Oakley Radar EV Advancer

Designed for maximum airflow to combat fogging and lenses that enhance contrast and color, the new Radar EV Advancer frames are perfect for you next long run or ride. 

[$203; oakley.com]

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Oliver Peoples Cary Grant Sun

These shades have a storied history: Based on the pair Cary Grant wore in the 1959 film North by Northwest, they're a bold, modern take on a classic style, and they're available in five unique colors as well.

[$475; oliverpeoples.com]

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The Most Stylish Belts for Every Occasion

Enviable spring style can start and end with smart accessories. If you’re gonna wear a belt every day, make it one that has presence, rather than settling with something forgettable. Sure, all belts preform the same, but they definitely don’t make the same impact.

5 Luxury Watches New for Spring 2019 That Are Totally Worth the Splurge

Why skate under the radar with inoffensive basics when you can rock standouts? These options, perfect for spring, all feature a new spin on the classics. Whether it’s color, material, or an unconventional buckle, these belts will perfect your outfit whether you’re at the office, out on a date, or dressed to the nines at a wedding.

Belts ordered clockwise from top left.

1. Tommy Hilfiger Suede Leather Belt

This suede-and-stainless-steel number is a sleek complement to a spring suit or casual getup. Match with similarly colored suede loafers or white sneakers, respectively.

Get it

[$39, usa.tommy.com]

2. The Frye Company Belt

This chestnut-colored belt from The Frye Company is all about the details. The buckle hardware is engraved with the brand’s logo and has enough detail to draw intrigue without being garish. You can pair it with almost anything.

Get it

[$98; thefryecompany.com]

3. Southern Tide Solid Stretch Belt

Casual spring and summer getups get a sporty vibe with this thin, fabric belt. Built in stretch allows for maximum comfort, while antique brass hardware and leather tabs ramp up the style.

Get it

[$65; southerntide.com]

4. FH Wadsworth Black Ribbon Belt

The classic D-ring design of this durable grosgrain ribbon belt makes it ideal for a jeans-and-tee ensemble.

Get it

[$59; fhwadsworth.com]

5. Filson Togiak Belt

If you’re searching for something more rugged, opt for Filson’s Togiak Belt. It’s crafted with hiking, fishing, and exploring in mind, making it light, fast to dry, and a breeze to put on and off, thanks to a hook buckle.

Get it

[$45; filson.com]


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Grooming for a Photographer On the Go

There’s no such thing as a maintenance-free beard. If you’re sporting whiskers, you’ve got to take care of them—otherwise your face might become an itchy, unruly mess. But traveling complicates the grooming equation: How do you give your beard the care it needs without lugging around an extra carry-on full of supplies? For travel photographer Clint Johnston, a trio of grooming products from Wahl is the answer. Compact, easy to use, and effective, the Wahl Beard Oil, Beard Wash, and Beard Softener wet goods bundle makes the perfect travel companion and checks all the boxes for beard care.

“I use my wet goods products daily,” says Johnston in the video above. “I love having a dedicated product to keep my beard healthy, and I can use it on the go.”

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The three products in the bundle are specifically formulated to give your beard all the care it needs. The sulfate-free Beard Wash cleans your scruff (and also works as a face cleanser), the Beard Oil moisturizes your whiskers, and the Beard Softener prevents itching and skin irritation while making your beard soft to the touch. With these products, your grooming routine becomes a simple three-step process: Just wash, apply the oil to moisturize, and add in the softener to keep your beard looking and feeling great. For Johnson, that means he can get the look he wants with minimal time and effort.

“It allows me to transition from rugged to refined in a matter of minutes,” he says. “As soon as I get home, I can just clean up and I’m ready to go.”


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5 Luxury Watches New for Spring 2019 That Are Totally Worth the Splurge

While there can be a fair amount of sticker shock when perusing for a new timepiece, consider it an investment you can pass down to future generations. Today’s pilot, diving, and chronograph watches are crafted to last a lifetime.

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Here are five of our favorites, all new for spring 2019.


Panerai Submersible Luna Rossa
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Panerai Submersible Luna Rossa-47mm Custom Gray Dial

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This automatic mechanical diving watch is made from the same near-bulletproof material comprising the hull of Luna Rossa’s AC75 (Panerai is their official sponsor for the 36th America’s Cup). At night, the hour markers and dots glow a luminous green.

[$21,600; panerai.com]

Tudor Black Bay
Courtesy of tudorwatch.com

Tudor Black Bay

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Another handsome diving watch, Tudor’s Black Bay timepiece is waterproof up to 660ft. We especially love the burgundy fabric strap and polished satin finish of its case.

[$3,400; tudorwatch.com]

Breitling Superocean Héritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown
Courtesy of breitling.com

Breitling Superocean Héritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown

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Stand out in Breathing’s steel and sapphire blue dive watch. It’s the perfect representation of the brand’s partnership with Outerknown—the sustainable apparel manufacturer—which just so happens to be co-founded by surfing juggernaut Kelly Slater. The strap is made from a special yarn crafted from nylon waste.

[$7,100; breitling.com]

Omega Speedmaster CK2998
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Omega Speedmaster CK2998

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This sporty and timeless chronograph is a classic for Omega. The first iteration was released in 1959. The black, perforated leather strap; scratch-resistant crystal housing an anti-reflective finish; and pop of red on seconds hand make this one bold timepiece.

[$6,500; omegawatches.com]

Zenith Pilot Cronometro Tipo CP-2 Flyback
Courtesy of zenithwatches.com

Zenith Pilot Cronometro Tipo CP-2 Flyback

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Another 60s throwback, this chronograph pilot watch is a stunner what with its brown nubuck leather strap and bronze-grained dial.

[$7,700; zenithwatches.com]

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The Best Sunglasses to Wear This Spring Are Timeless and Effortlessly Cool

You don’t need a total wardrobe overhaul for spring. All it takes is a few key accessories—like a new pair of sunglasses—to feel like a new man this season.

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Check out our five favorite frames. You can consider them spring style MVPs.

Emporio Armani EA4123
Emporio Armani EA4123 Courtesy of sunglasshut.com

Emporio Armani A4123

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Go for an unexpected pop of color that’s still tame enough to wear everywhere. These full-rim navy specs from Emporio Armani are suitable for the beach, an al fresco lunch, and even with a casual spring or summer suit.

[$165; sunglasshut.com]

Montblanc Aviator Frame Metal Sunglasses
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Montblanc Aviator Frame Metal Sunglasses

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These metal aviators boast durability and functional, utilitarian style what with their polarized lenses and double bridge design.

[$600; montblanc.com]

Ray-Ban Meteor Classic
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Ray-Ban Meteor

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Evoke a 60s vibe with these timeless striped-tortoise acetate frames (also available in black and classic tortoise). They’re bold, cool, and perfect for a laidback sense of style.

[$173; ray-ban.com]

Spyoptic Sundowner
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Spy Optic Sundowner

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You can’t beat the price of these sunglasses. They’re made of a near-indestructible thermoplastic frames and polycarbonate lenses, which are far more resistant to impacts than glass or plastic. The Sundowner also boasts 100% UV protection, making them a stellar choice for beach jaunts.

[$65, spyoptic.com]

Persol PO2454S
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Persol PO2454S

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Elevate your look with these Persol frames. The classic color options—brown and gold, silver and light blue, black and green, havana and gradient brown—are timeless, but the unique curvature of the bridge adds a deeper level of intrigue.

[$340; persol.com]

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