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Macy’s Is Having a Huge Sale on Outerwear This Weekend Only

The days may be slowly getting longer, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to ignore an amazing deal if it crosses our desk. This weekend only at Macy’s, men’s coats and jackets are 50 percent off. Sound good? It gets even better. Right now, that outerwear sale is part of Macy’s VIP event. That means you can take an additional 30 percent off using the code VIP.

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It’s true. Killer coats and jackets from names like Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, and more are drastically reduced at Macy’s.com this weekend. Through Sunday, March 24, enter the code VIP at checkout and stock up on this year’s hottest styles.

It’s certainly not too late. Even though spring is finally springing, there are dozens of great deals at Macy’s on quality outerwear for this season and beyond. Not just on heavy winter coats, either. We’re talking rain coats and jackets, car and top coats. We’re talking leather jackets, puffers, and stretch wool. And there’s so much more.

So don’t let the calendar trick you into thinking it’s okay to shave your head and bust out the shorts and flip-flops. March may be winding down, but April’s showers are on the way, and May is yet to come. It’s not going to be warm enough for short sleeves for a while. So even if you think you’re all set for the next couple of months, you can’t afford not to stock up for fall, or even next winter.

Get It: Grab amazing deals on coats, jackets, and outerwear at Macy’s VIP event (use code VIP) through March 24.


London Fog Durham Classic-Fit Raincoat

Available in classic British Khaki or black, the iconic Durham ($122) exudes classic style. It's ideal for taking on April's showers—as well as October's. It's even machine washable. Best of all, it originally cost $350. 

Get It: Pick up the London Fog Durham Classic-Fit Raincoat (originally $350) for only $122 at Macy's.

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Calvin Klein Minneapolis Slim-Fit Overcoat

Originally $495, this gorgeous overcoat is marked down to $100. After you enter the code VIP, the price drops to a mind-blowing $70. A sumpuous blend of wool, nylon, and cashmere, it features a contemporary slim silhouette and fully lined interior.

Get It: Pick up the Calvin Klein Minneapolis Slim-Fit Overcoat (originally $495) now only $70 at Macy's.

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Tommy Hilfiger Quilted Vest

Available in red, black, or grey, this perfect-for-spring quilted vest ($39) is a must-have. Figure in the VIP Event discount, and you really can't afford not to pick it up.

Get It: Pick up the Tommy Hilfiger Quilted Vest (originally $150) now only $39.

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Michael Kors Leather Moto Jacket

Every guy should have at least one leather jacket in his closet. A classic silhouette with enduring style and cozy perforations at the yoke, this jacket from Michael Kors ($196) originally cost $595. 

Get It: Pick up the Michael Kors Leather Moto Jacket (originally $595) now only $280 at Macy's.

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DKNY Dutch Navy/Black Camo Peacoat

Cool and camo, we can't imagine why this stylish peacoat is even marked down, let alone still available. The subtle, deep-tone camouflage pattern and double-breasted design of this medium weight DKNY peacoat ($56) exude fresh metropolitan style. It was orginally $395! 

Get It: Pick up the DKNY Dutch Navy/Black Camo Peacoat (originally $395) now $56 at Macy's. 

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Nautica Quilted Stretch Reversible Jacket

Double your possiblilities with this quilted reversible jacket ($87), originally $250. It's available in two styles: navy/red (shown), and black/grey.

Get It: Pick up the Nautica Quilted Stretch Reversible Jacket here (originally $250) now just $87.

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Perry Ellis Open Bottom Leather Jacket

Originally $595, this supple leather jacket ($131) was slashed 68 percent to $187. During the VIP Event, it's even 30 percent less than that; we'll let you do the math. It includes a printed polyester lining for comfort.

Get It: Pick up the Perry Ellis Open Bottom Leather Jacket (originally $595) now only $131 at Macy's.

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The Best Grooming Products to Transform Dry Hair

If you have dry hair, you experience less grime and buildup than guys who have scalps that produce more oil (which is basically like a natural, all-day leave-in conditioner). That means your hair can often become brittle, wilting, and prone to breaking, making it harder to style.

The 7 Best Products for Thick, Wiry Hair

Like overly oily or thinning hair, it’s entirely possible to personalize your grooming regimen to overcome your natural dryness, and to condition the hair so it stays soft and stylable, You’ve got your work cut out for you, but with the proper products and regimen, it’s smooth sailing.

Here are some of our favorites—consider it a push in the right direction.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jack Black MP10 Nourishing Oil

With a blend of 10 natural oils (argan, marula, and grape seed are the most prominent), this oil works on hair, beards, faces, and more. Use it with your usual go-to styling product; it delivers the necessary nourishment to keep strands soft yet defined all day—and with a natural shine to boot. You can also use it on its own if you have longer hair to tame frizz and flyaways. It'll nurture dryer-than-usual ends to prevent splitting, too.

[$35; getjackblack.com]

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Shu Uemura Absolue Overnight Hair Serum

An overnight hair mask that won’t stain your pillows, Shu Uemura’s serum absorbs quick and delivers high-powered nourishment to hair. It can tame the effects of humidity (i.e. frizz), while preserving natural shine and buoyancy. You can go right into your styling regimen in the morning, since there’s no need to rinse it out.

[$69; shuuemuraartofhair-usa.com]

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American Crew Matte Styling Cream

Don’t be befuddled by the key ingredients in American Crew’s styling cream. Panthenol is a B5 derivative that strengthens the hair and thickens its appearance, and benzophenones help shield it from environmental damage. Together, they add moisture and prevent anything from compromising hydration levels throughout the day. You'll get shine-free, lightweight, medium-hold style as a bonus.

[$15; americancrew.com]

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Kiehl’s Damage Repairing & Rehydrating Leave-In Conditioner

Mix a few drops of Kiehl’s leave-in conditioner with your daily styler, or use it as a lightweight styling cream on its own. It's loaded with ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and moringa oil, a trio that delivers and preserves moisture and defends hair against the elements. (If you use a blow dryer, you can also apply it before drying, so it helps shield from heat damage. But also, you should pick up an ionic dryer, per our tip at the end of this list.) This product will keep hair hydrated and soft all day; it's the perfect complement to a nightly serum.

[$25; kiehls.com]

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Davines MOMO Shampoo

This gentle gel shampoo pulls away excess grime and product without compromising the hair’s natural moisture. “What moisture?” you ask. Touché, but since you still need to wash your head, do it with a shampoo like Davines’, which uses cartucciaru melon to soften and nourish hair, as well as a host of ingredients to strengthen and protect it: Vitamin A and C, sinc, potassium, and phosphorus.

[$28; davines.com]

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Hair Rituel by Sisley Restructuring Conditioner

If you’re super serious about fighting back against stubborn, dry hair, then use Sisley’s conditioner. With Vitamin B5, shea and coconut oils, as well as cotton proteins, it resuscitates dry, lifeless hair. In an instant, it feels fuller, softer, and more cooperative.

[$75; sisley-paris.com]

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Parlux 385 Powerlight Ionic Hair Dryer

If you use a hair dryer to style your hair, invest in an ionic one. They dry hair quickly without the same heat-damaging effects of other devices. This one from Parlux is a great pick. It dries hair from the inside out. It’s also low-volume, lightweight, and high-powered, so you can tote it on trips and spend less time on your morning regimen.

[$235; parluxus.com]

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Get 50% Off Your First Box from Trendy Butler Right Now

Are you ready yet to dive into the world of clothing box delivery services? If you need a bit of a nudge, right now Trendy Butler, one of our favorites of the new breed of subscription apparel retailers, is offering 50 percent off your first Trendy Butler box—if you sign up now. That’s $150 worth of clothes for about $33.

Trendy Butler is a bit different than other subscription retailers because it’s not pushing its own line of clothing. Each month, you get a curated box filled with clothes from an array of exclusive menswear from both established name brands and hot new designers.

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And because TB appreciates that guys need basics in addition to nice clothes, they offer a phenomenal variety of t-shirts, socks, and underwear to make sure you’re as comfortable as you are stylish.

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It’s simple to sign up. First, you go to trendybutler.com and fill out a short questionnaire. Choose your style from casual, diverse, or business-oriented. Then, pick muted, neutral, or bright and vibrant colors to suit your overall tastes, in general. Then it gets a bit more specific. Choose a t-shirt preference from plain, graphic, or a blend of the two; select your shirt and waist sizes; pick skinny, straight, or relaxed pants; finally, from a group of six styles you select one or all of your favorite button-downs: patterns, solids, checkered, or striped. That’s it.

 

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Based on your selections, Trendy Butler’s A.I. stylist chooses up to $150 worth of clothing to send you. Remember, if you sign up now your first box is 50 percent off. So what’s normally a pretty good deal becomes a darn great deal: $150 worth of clothes for about $33.

You can also shop a la carte, if you prefer. Trendy Butler has a nice selection of everything from hoodies and jackets to sweaters, polos, jeans, and bags. Brands to choose from include Original Penguin, Eleven Paris, and Chrome Industries.

 

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Ready to dive in yet? Just go for it! You can cancel any time. Shipping in the US is always free, and if you don’t love what you receive, you can exchange any item at any time for any reason.

Get It: Sign up for your first month of Trendy Butler for just $33 using code WINTER50!

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The 7 Best Products for Thick, Wiry Hair

Some guys would do anything to have thick hair, but not you: You’d trade a limb if it meant you could find the right thick hair products to keep your full and furious mane under control. You watch with envy as other guys go through the day with effortless, weightless styles, while you contemplate a permanent buzz-cut just to save your sanity.

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Don’t give in to the clippers yet, though. You just have to learn how to tame the mane, and there are plenty of thick hair products to help you do it. With these simple additions to your hair care and styling routine, your perspective on thick, wiry locks will definitely change for the better.

 


Kevin Murphy Smooth Again Conditioner

Kevin Murphy’s conditioner uses keratin proteins to soften and smoothen thick, unruly hair. With a blend of oils and butters (like cocoa seed butter, Brazil nut butter, and monoi oil), it hydrates, tames any curls, minimizes breakage, and defends against split ends and frizzing. Use it daily to keep hair soft and smooth, and since it washes away grime, you can reduce shampoo usage to once per week.

[Available at salons; Salon Locator]

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Function of Beauty Leave-In Treatment

Complete Function Of Beauty’s questionnaire, and you'll get a unique shampoo and conditioner for your specific hair type. Now you can also add a leave-in treatment to your order, which will increase the nourishing and softening effects of the shampoo and conditioner. Just comb it into your hair like a styling cream and wear it all day long. It tames hair while keeping it hydrated, and it shields each strand from UV exposure.

[$18; functionofbeauty.com]

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Bumble and Bumble Thick (H)air Styler

Unruly as it may be, thick hair can actually minimize the time you spend on your styling regimen. This is a heat-free cream styler, which means you apply it to towel-dried hair and let it set to avoid the drying and volumizing effects of a blow dryer. It softens, tames, de-frizzes, prevents split ends, and blocks UV rays, too.

[$31; sephora.com]

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Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3

Before you wash or condition your hair, first rinse it clean and then comb in some of Olaplex’s Hair Perfector. Let it set for 10 minutes, and then continue with your usual regimen. The treatment was formulated by two chemists who formulated it with ingredients that relax, soften, and fortify the structure of the hair, making it more cooperative—finally.

[$28; sephora.com]

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Baxter of California Grooming Cream

Guys with wiry hair can approach stylers in one of two ways: First, you can use a soft product that adds shine and definition without actually taming anything aside from frizz. These will showcase the volume and strength of your hair, but they’re not going to lock it into place. Baxter of California’s Grooming Cream is one such product. Typically we’d recommend it to guys with finer, more relaxed hair, but it’s just as useful if you use it with the right intentions. Add a touch of hair oil to it, too, if you want even more shine to pop through.

[$20; baxterofcalifornia.com]

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Firsthand Clay Pomade

On the other hand, you probably want a high-hold styler for most days—something that will let you lock in a combed-back style without worrying about it coming undone by noon. Firsthand’s Clay Pomade is exactly that. It gives you a matte finish, and you can use it to prop up more volumized styles. If you like the product but want more shine, drop in a pinch of hair oil.

[$20; firsthandsupply.com]

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Old Spice Beard Oil

Sure, it's made for beards, but this oil is also great for the thick and wiry hair on your head, too. The argan-oil blend helps tame flyaways and prevent split ends, and it adds a little shine and definition to your thick texture. Just put one or two drops into your palm along with a matte styler and apply them together. 

[$13; oldspicebarbershop.com]

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The 7 Best Curly Hair Products for Great Hair Days Every Day

When you have naturally curly hair, “perfect hair days” are often few and far between. That’s because each unruly strand has its own agenda—as do external forces like humidity, dehydration, and sun damage. To deal with this, you need curly hair products that can keep your locks hydrated but not weighed down, lifelike but also under control.

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That means stocking up on the right shampoo, conditioner, humidity shield, styler, and tools, and dedicating a few extra minutes each morning to applying them—it’ll spare you the frizz and fuss throughout the day. Here are our recs for the best curly hair products to try out.


SheaMoisture Detangling Shampoo

If your curls are coiled or afro-textured, they can shrink down and turn lifeless without proper nourishment. SheaMoisture’s sulfate-free shampoo doesn’t just flush away grime and grease; it also bathes hair with coconut oil, cocoa butter, red palm oil, and flaxseed oil. Together, these ingredients hydrate hair and preserve its volume and texture while shielding it from environmental damage and preventing tangles.

[$12; sheamoisture.com]

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Davines Love Curl Shampoo

Fueled by almond extract, Davines’ Love Curl Shampoo preserves the buoyancy of wavy and curly hair. It also delivers a hint of natural shine to each strand, so your hair’s fullness and depth will be on full display. Unlike many other shampoos, this protein- and vitamin-rich formula adds moisture back into the hair (still, as with any shampoo, it’s important to follow a wash with a conditioner).

[$28; us.davines.com]

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Sachajuan Curl Conditioner

We don't advise washing your hair every day, since it can strip your hair of its natural, healthy oils. But you may need to do it more often than the average person, since those oils can also weigh curly hair down and compromise natural volume. Your best friend is a daily conditioning product that pumps nutrients back into the hair after a wash, or between washes. Sachajuan’s Curl Conditioner uses the brand’s propietary Ocean Silk Technology to lock in moisture and emphasize the volume and texture of your curls. Just comb it into your hair—in the shower or out—and rinse after one to two minutes.

[$31; sachajuan.com]

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Bumble and bumble Curl Defining Creme

Part styler, part leave-in conditioner, this cream helps define curls while blocking damaging UV rays and preventing frizz caused by humidity and dehydration. The oil- and humectant-packed formula keeps the hairs in line—leaving plenty of room for effortless movement. It’s most effective when applied to dry or towel-dried hair, then blown dry with a diffuser.

[$31; bumbleandbumble.com]

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Ouai Wave Spray

This spray uses rice proteins to texturize (that also means it's safe to use on color-treated hair) and it lifts hair instead of weighing it down like other products do. It's formulated to tame your locks and prevent them from coming undone during the day, and it adds a natural shine as well.

[$26; theouai.com]

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Bio Ionic 10X Ultralight Speed Dryer

Often the best way to maintain control over your unruly curls is to blow dry them into place. Bio Ionic’s dryer does this in less time, preventing heat damage and preserving the moisture and shine in each strand. But to really treat your curls right, grab a diffuser attachment, which concentrates the hot air into smaller pockets to dry thick, curly hair more evenly.

[Blow dryer $29; Diffuser $24; sephora.com]

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Living Proof Humidity Shield

Humidity can ruin even the best hair day. That’s why you should have a humidity-shielding spray at the ready, and apply it at the end of your daily haircare regimen. Living Proof’s spray uses a humidity-resistant polymer that blocks both unwanted moisture and UV rays for frizz and sun protection. It helps condition the hair, too, so it won't detract from any other products you’ve applied to your curls.

[$23; livingproof.com]

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11 Lightweight Spring Jacket Deals You Need to Jump On Quick

Spring is right around the corner. That means it’s high time to adjust your wardrobe accordingly and pick up the perfect lightweight spring jacket on sale.

Luckily, some of our favorite retailers are making room in their inventory for spring and summer fashion. So this is the ideal time to pick up the layers that will carry you through till Memorial Day.

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We’ve put together a list of 11 awesome picks that are currently on sale. Check it out below to find a great deal, no matter what you’re looking at for spring.

Whether you prefer a technical weather-resistant garment, sleek leather or suede, or a comfortable and versatile shirt-jacket, there’s something here to suit every man’s personal style.

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From windbreakers and rain jackets to protect you from the elements in spring’s unpredictable weather to trendy pile fleece and fashionable camo, there’s a spring jacket that’s just right for you. The best part? They’re all on sale right now.


Herschel Supply Co. Camo Coach’s Jacket

A light, unlined cotton-blend coach's jacket circles back to the city core in a fresh woodland camo print.

Originally $110, right now you can get it for just $49 at Nordstrom—that's 55 percent off.

Get It: See all of Nordstrom's men's jackets on sale.

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Flint and Tinder Staywax Camp Shirt

Cut from a washable, weather-resistant waxed cotton from British Millerain, an old-school fabric mill that dates back to 1880, the lightweight fabric and slightly slim fit make this shirt-jack perfect to throw over a t-shirt.

Also available in tan, it's just $83 right now (that's 51 percent off). 

Get It: See all the Clearance items at Huckberry.

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The North Face Apex Flex GTX Jacket

With a pack or without, when the weather is questionable the Apex Flex will lead the way. The active fit won't get caught on your gear and the elements are shoved to the side. As your body heat increases, pit zips save the day.

Regularly $229, right now it's only $138—that's almost 40 percent off.

Get It: See all past season North Face apparel on sale at Moosejaw.

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Stoic Hi Loft Fleece Jacket

This Backcountry exclusive is perfect on its own but also great for layering. Lofty polyester fleece traps your body heat; stretchy ripstop on the chest pocket and outer collar add style and durability.

Also available in black, this Ebony colorway ($24) is 65 percent off right now.

Get It:  See all the men's jackets on sale at Backcountry.

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Flint and Tinder Flannel-lined Waxed Trucker Jacket

Every man needs a waxed jacket. Each time you hoist a beer, tie your boots, or ride your bike, your movements will lighten the color in the creases and bends. One of Huckberry's best-sellers.

Six colors are available, but you can pick up this Navy colorway ($154) for 30 percent off right now. 

Get It: See all the Clearance items at Huckberry.

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Marmot Gravity Jacket

A windproof softshell for adventures in the woods or on the town. Durable and stretchy as you move from city to trail and back again.

Also available in black ($97), it's 35 percent off the regular price of $150.

Get It: See all men's jackets on sale at Moosejaw.

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Under Armour Atlas Gore Active Shell Jacket

Whether you're heading for a speedy hike or a long trail run, you'll get durable waterproof protection with highly breathable performance. 

Available in either graphite (shown) or blue, this jacket originally cost $300, but you can have it for $150—a full 50 percent off.

Get It: See all of Backcountry's men's jackets.

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Billy Reid Suede Work Shirt

Kick up your spring style—as long as the weather's dry. A traditional work shirt made of supple, washed goat suede with antique-inspired snap hardware.

Billy Reid is one of our favorite brands and to find a garment like this ($448) at 55 percent off is a veritable steal. 

Get It: See all of Nordstrom's men's jackets on sale.

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The North Face Allproof Stretch Jacket

A weatherproof jacket for easy movement as you hike, bike, or run, polyester fabric with stretch moves when you move. Yup, that's right: waterproof and windproof protection that's comfortable, too.

Several colors are available, but found the most sizes and 40 percent off this Rage Red colorway ($90; regularly $149).

Get It: See all men's jackets on sale at Moosejaw.

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Original Penguin Ratner Chest Stripe Jacket

Chest stripes and contrasting stripe ribbon accent a timeless, lightweight water-resistant jacket designed for easy layering throughout the year. And remember, Nordstrom always has free shipping.

Pick it up for $60—that's 60 percent off the regular price of $150.

Get It: See all of Nordstrom's men's jackets on sale.

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Stoic Reflective Camo Jacket

Camo is shaping up to be the hot pattern of the season. This weather-repellent jacket features a reflective print for added visibility in low-light conditions, making it suitable for city- or trail-bound adventures. 

Best of all, it's only $45—that's 55 percent off.

Get It: See all the men's jackets on sale at Backcountry.

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The Todd Snyder 2019 Pants Collection Has Something for Every Guy

Spring apparel is starting to roll out, and one of our most anticipated releases has now dropped. The Todd Snyder 2019 Pants collection has hit stores, and we couldn’t be more psyched.

From Japanese Selvedge Denim jeans to Italian Stretch corduroy, Todd Snyder’s 2019 Pants collection has something for every guy. Whether you’re a guy who likes to look sharp, a casual dresser for whom comfort comes first, or (like most of us) fall somewhere in between and enjoy a bit of both, Todd’s new collection of bottoms has something for everyone.

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Known for its everyday comfort and impeccable tailoring, Todd Snyder‘s spring pant program emphasizes fresh silhouettes, novelty fabrications, and statement hues like faded rose and deep, deep green.

Here are six of our favorites from the new spring line.

Get It: Check out the full selection of Todd Snyder 2019 Pants Collection.


Extra Slim Tab Front Chinos

A casual approach to an office staple, the Slim Tab Chino ($118) comes in eight distinct hues. We like the Rose, guaranteed to bring a bit of brightness to grey April days.

Get It: Check out the full line of Todd Snyder Extra Slim Tab Front Chinos.

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Japanese Stretch Selvedge Denim Jeans

Cut with a modern fit from premium Japanese selvedge. There are eight washes and colors available; this pair ($198) is indigo dyed and stone washed for a lived-in look and feel. Styled with a button fly.

Get It: Check out the full selection of Todd Snyder Japanese Selvedge Denim Jeans.

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5-Pocket Stretch Italian Cords

Classic five-pocket styling meets vintage corduroy vibes in this modern hybrid. This new wardrobe staple ($148) comes in six colors, including this sumptuous Forest Green. Crafted from narrow 18-wale stretch cord with a refined texture for everyday wear, and garment washed for unique coloration. Tailored with an easy-wearing slim fit.

Get It: Check out the full line of Todd Snyder Italian Stretch Cords.

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5-Pocket Garment Dyed Stretch Twill Chino

Every season it seems there's a hue that sweeps the mainstream. For 2019, will it be Mustard? We kind of secretly hope so. These supremely comfortable five-pocket stretch chinos ($148) are available in seven colors.

Get It: Check out the full line of Todd Snyder Stretch Twill Chinos.

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Japanese Selvedge Chino Officer Pant

Upgrade your everyday pant game. Made out of Japanese twill and finished on antique selvedge looms, these Officer Pants ($198) will only get better with age. 

Get It: Check out the complete selection of Todd Snyder Japanese Selvedge Chinos.

 

 

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Stretch Drawstring Twill Jogger

Available in black or olive, these joggers ($148) are bound to be your go-to kickin' it trousers all summer long. 

Get It: Check out the selection of Todd Snyder Drawstring Stretch Joggers.

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A New Kind of Athleisure: These Designers Turned MLS Soccer Jerseys into High Fashion

While most fans marked the beginning of a new Major League Soccer season by suiting up in their team’s colors and heading to a game, Adidas and MLS kicked it off with something a little unorthodox: a fashion show.

 

 

Adidas, which supplies the kits for all MLS teams, partnered with the league to launch Seams, a project where a handful of young designers reimagined soccer jerseys. The idea came about as a way to connect the sport with the world of fashion—and show that there’s more than one way to wear a jersey.

“It’s a great opportunity for us to marry our culture and trends with all 24 of our clubs,” Rachel Leber, vice president of consumer products at MLS, told Men’s Journal at the event in Los Angeles.

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Four stylists and designers—Sara Gourlay, Corey T. Stokes, Andrew Andrade, and Pierre Davis—were chosen to rework the jerseys, and they created 48 different looks. We caught up with a few of them backstage before the show to learn more about how they approached the project.

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Pierre Davis, Andrew Andrade, Corey T. Stokes, Sara Gourlay BFA, Owen Kolas

 

Corey T. Stokes is a New York-based stylist and editor-at-large for High Snobiety. He worked to merge his own tailored aesthetic with the MLS jerseys, which meant rethinking what a jersey represented and styling it in innovative ways.

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“I toyed with this idea of a uniform,” he said, adding that he re-envisioned accessories, like sunglasses, and elements of a soccer kit, like shin guards. “I wasn’t too caught up on trying to fit into the soccer world, but more so taking the soccer jersey outside of it.”

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Models backstage at Seams BFA, Owen Kolas

 

Andrew Andrade, a stylist at the LA streetwear boutique FourTwoFour on Fairfax, channeled his lifelong love of soccer into the outfits he put together for Seams.

“I think soccer as a whole is already a fashionable sport,” he said, and he found inspiration from a number of famously stylish players, like Johan Cruyff and Pelé. His looks layered jerseys over and under more traditional staples—like trousers, exaggerated collars, and blazers. He described his collection as “a little bit of fashion, but more a direct reference to soccer.”

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Sara Gourlay, creative director of the women’s streetwear brand Frankie Collective, has carved a niche for herself by up-cycling vintage pieces and fabrics into imaginative women’s sportswear—pushing for a stronger female presence in streetwear, which is often dominated with men’s looks. For Seams, she applied that same reworking technique to the MLS jerseys.

“I’d say each piece is unique,” she said. “Just like the reworking, we looked at this jersey and said, ‘What can we do with it?’”

Not surprisingly, her outfits pushed the limits of what you can do with a jersey: bags, purses, and even a catsuit made from stitched-together Vancouver Whitecaps uniforms were all featured in her collection. Although the designers were using men’s jerseys, Gourlay made sure her designs included options for women as well.

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Models on the runway at Seams BFA, Owen Kolas

 

The show comes at a pivotal time for soccer, when women’s teams are pushing for equal pay and better representation. Soccer jerseys, as recent redesigns from Adidas and Nike demonstrate, are changing, too. For Gourlay, it’s all about moving beyond tired clichés of what women’s clothing should look like.

“The mindset before was that girls wanted to wear pink,” she says. “But women actually want to wear the same swag as guys. It just needs to be fitted to our bodies.”

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Men’s looks modeled on the runway at Seams BFA, Owen Kolas

 

The show also highlights how much athletic wear has influenced men’s fashion. Athleisure is everywhere, and the idea of incorporating a soccer jersey into runway looks isn’t as far-fetched an idea as it might have been a few years ago. But while sweatpants and hoodies are having their moment in the spotlight, Stokes hopes to see menswear swing back to something a little more formal.

“I think there’s a fine line with making it look on purpose and it just looking sloppy and messy,” he said. “I’m interested in the idea of dressing nice again.”

As for what’s next in men’s fashion, he sees more tailored pieces, like trousers, button-downs, even casual suits becoming more popular alongside athletic-inspired apparel. Like many of the other looks on view at Seams, Stokes’ outfits gave a glimpse at how a new wave of men’s fashion could combine traditional menswear with style elements drawn from the locker room.

“It’s still comfortable, but you focus more so on good tailoring—well-fitted clothes.”

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The 7 Best Bright Spring Sneakers for 2019

There’s never been a better time to wear sneakers. Once a humble footwear item designed specifically for athletic pursuits, sneakers have become elevated into the world of high fashion, and envelope-pushing designs abound. Picking up a fresh, bright pair of new sneakers is a great way to make a statement this spring.

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From tried-and-true classics like Converse One Stars to top-tier examples from storied fashion houses like Versace, there’s truly a sneaker for everyone nowadays. But you don’t have to be a hypebeast to pull off wearing a pair. Below, we rounded up seven sneaks that deserve your consideration this season.

New Balance 247 Mesh

[$69-$129; newbalance.com]

Fratelli Rossetti

[$450; fratellirossetti.com]

Bottega Veneta Speedster Sneaker

[$790; bottegaveneta.com]

Adidas Yung-96

[$100; footlocker.com]

Converse One Star Dark Star Vintage Suede Low Top

[$75; converse.com]

Versace Chain Reaction

[$995; versace.com]

Heirloom Morrison Sneaker

[$395; heirloomnyc.com]

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The 4 Best Men’s Pants to Update Your Wardrobe This Spring

While we love a good pair of jeans as much as anybody, falling into a rut and wearing the same few pairs every day is never a good idea. With spring right around the corner, now’s the perfect time to revamp your lineup and get some fresh new pants into your closet.

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From casual, everyday wear to dressing up for an evening out, here are four pairs that will work well—and keep you looking good—no matter where you take them this spring.

PAIGE Lennox Pant

[$189; paige.com]

Dolce & Gabbana Cotton Pant

[$745; dolcegabbana.com]

Life After Denim Weekend Chino

[$138; lifeafterdenim.com]

Michael Kors Beach Trouser

[$98; michaelkors.com]

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Good Hair Day: The 5 Best Hair Products for Men

Turns out, there’s an easy solution for all of the most common hair problems. You just need the perfect product. But even for specific issues like dry scalp or thinning hair, there are a whole store-load of hair products that claim big benefits. Sorting through the sea of creams, shampoos, and spritzes can be a bit daunting. We’re here to help.

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We’ve narrowed the field and focused on five problems underlying most bad hair days: frizzy hair, thinning hair, styling unruly locks, dehydration, and dry scalp. These five hair products will address those issues and keep your head looking and feeling great.


Martial Vivot Creme

Tame Frizz

To control flyaway hairs and frizz, skip heavy-duty pomades and grab this mild cream instead. It offers hold without weighing down hair, and the aloe-based formula conditions and moisturizes.

[$28; martialvivot.com]

 

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Cicamed Hair Loss Conditioner

End Thinning

Go beyond the usual hair softening that a conditioner provides. This treatment contains fatty acids from almonds as well as wheat protein to strengthen strands and minimize hair loss.

[$28; shop.cicamed.com]

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Murdock London Hair Play

Soften and Style

This styling product is light to the touch, yet offers plenty of hold for men with coarse hair. Ingredients like kaolin (a white clay) and vitamin B5 make manes pliable. Apply on damp hair for more control.

[$18; murdocklondon.com]

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Davines Nourishing Living Enzyme Infusion

Undo Dryness

Whether your head is dehydrated from styling or time spent in the sun, the natural extracts like cotton and grape leaf help get it healthy again. Generously spritz over towel-dried hair, comb through, then dry and style like normal.

[$40; us.davines.com]

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Akamai 3-in-1 Bar

Soothe Scalp Sensitivity

This all-natural, detergent- and fragrance-free shampoo bar is great for temperamental or itchy scalps (and people who shave their heads). Bonus: It acts as a shave cream and body cleanser, too.

[$7; akamaibasics.com]

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Refresh Your Wardrobe Staples with the Style Plan from Frank and Oak

Urban fashionistas looking for a new way to update their closet should check out Frank and Oak. The Montreal-based direct-to-consumer retailer is devoted to sustainable manufacturing and shipping practices and a funky (yet fun) approach to closet staples. Their goal is to combine classic styles, modern cuts, and innovative materials—made with as little environmental impact as possible.

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There’s a great selection of items for both men and women, from everyday staples to dress clothes, suits, and even shoes. The quality is top-notch and the customer service is impeccable.

The monthly Style Box is the best way to keep your closet staples up to date. Simply fill out a questionnaire, and the label’s style consultants pick out some items for you. You’ll be notified via email when the choices are ready, then all you have to do is follow the link to the website and accept the choices, veto any items you might not like, or swap a pick out for something else. You have 48 hours to make your selection, and then you’ll be shipped a box straight to your door.

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Frank and Oak

Your box arrives within days, and you have seven days to try the stuff out. If you like it, then there’s nothing else to do but hang it in your closet. If you don’t, the return process is simple. Just go to the F and O website, print out a shipping return label, and mail it back within seven days. That’s it. Your account is credited within days and you’re ready to start again. If you choose to send everything in the box back, there is a $25 styling fee.

What I really enjoyed about Frank and Oak is the amount of control I had over what was in my Style plan box. After filling out the quick and easy registration process and choosing my preferences as to what colors I prefer, my personal style, etc., it wasn’t long before I received an email with twelve or so items. Don’t want to opt in for a particular month? You can “Skip This Box,” so if you can’t afford a month, or simply choose not to get anything that time around, all you have to do is select that option and Frank and Oak skips you that time around. Pretty simple.

Using repurposed materials for both its materials and packaging, Frank and Oak is committed to minimizing its impact by prioritizing recycled fabrics and responsible practices throughout its supply chain. It began in 2017 with a commitment to making five percent of its clothes with minimal impact materials or processes. The following year they upped that number to 30 percent by introducing more organic and eco-friendly methods of both manufacturing and shipping. By the end of 2019, Frank and Oak estimates that approximately 50 percent of its products will be made with minimal impact processes. Its shipping bags boxes are fully recycled and recyclable.

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Frank and Oak

 

New for spring, Frank and Oak’s new line of low-impact and Minimal essentials are great for anyone who’s concerned about how much their clothing affects their environmental footprint. From organic cotton t-shirts and hoodies to deconstructed blazers, dress pants, button-down shirts, and jeans, there’s something for every minimalist at Frank and Oak. There’s even a great selection of footwear. From leather boots, derbys, and chukkas handmade in Portugal to classic tennis shoes from Vans Converse, Reebok, New Balance, and more.

Frank and Oak is great for casual clothing, and anyone who’s looking for a comfortable, stylish, and affordable way to incorporate premium accessories into his existing closet should check it out. The rain gear is made of recycled plastic, and the denim is particularly great. The styles run the gamut from funky and colorful to simple and straight-up, so there’s something for everybody. It’s a great way to discover new fashion and keep up with the trends; it’s also the perfect way to keep your everyday essentials stocked up and fresh.

Here’s the best part: Right now Frank And Oak is offering Men’s Journal readers $15 off your first box and $0 Styling Fee. Just follow this exclusive link to the website, select your personal preferences, save fifteen bucks, then wait for the goods to be delivered. If you like what’s chosen for you, great. If you don’t, either veto it via the email before it’s shipped, or send it back after it arrives, postage paid.

TRY Frank and Oak risk-free and get $15 off your first month! Use code MJ15. Click HERE.

Get it

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3 Crazy-Comfortable T-shirts You’ll Want to Live in All Spring

We happily endorse the spring uniform of T-shirts, sneakers, and jeans—provided you pick the right ones. With that in mind, we’ve curated our favorite new spring staples, which will take that classic look to the next level.

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Whether you prefer to rock a pocket tee, a henley, or a V-neck, we’ve got you covered. Here are our favorite shirts for spring 2019.


John Varvatos Linen V-Neck Tee

This V-neck is a basic made better. It's made of super-soft linen, so it'll keep you comfortable all day. The colors are slightly heathered, and they look great on their own or layered under a jacket or blazer.

[$178; johnvarvatos.com]

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Life After Denim League Henley

This henley combines vintage aesthetics with an eco-friendly recycled jersey fabric. It's a comfortable shirt with timeless style that's great for running errands and grabbing some beers with friends after.

[$72; lifeafterdenim.com]

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Todd Snyder Made in L.A. Pocket Tee

This tee goes a step beyond the typical cotton t-shirt. With subtle elements like a botton on the front pocket and a heathered color pattern. It's perfect for warm spring days, and it'll be in heavy rotation through the summer, too.

[$68; toddsnyder.com]

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Restoring Health to the New York Harbor

A chilly morning in New York Harbor, and Mikey DeTemple welcomes the crunch of oyster shells beneath his Sperry BIONIC® sneakers, as he tells us about the importance of the creatures to the health of the harbor.

For this world-renowned photographer and filmmaker, who grew up the son of a clammer on Long Island, these glistening bivalves are a heartening sight.


“Oysters are nature’s greatest water cleaners.”

DeTemple has come down to Governor’s Island, braving the chill Atlantic wind, to photograph the results of the Billion Oyster Project—a massive restoration initiative that’s helped New York’s oysters come roaring back to life. By 2035, the Billion Oyster Project expects to distribute one billion live oysters around New York’s acres of reefs, so the Harbor can reclaim its title as the oyster capital of the world.

 

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“Progressively, this is the next logical step after you remove plastics from the water. You fill it with oysters.”

Here at the doorstep of America’s largest city, the world’s most prolific natural oyster habitat had grown lifeless over the course of the twentieth century, due in large part to plastic pollution. “Oysters can’t survive in water that’s filled with plastic,” Mikey says. That’s because oysters are filters—in fact, a single oyster can filter more than 50 gallons of water in 24 hours. But today, thanks to the good work of organizations like Sperry and the Billion Oyster Project, people are finding new ways to keep plastics out of waterways. 

 

Sperry
“I think change is happening.”

Mikey has spent most of his life in or near water—and he’s used his platforms as a surfer, photographer and filmmaker to draw attention to the issue of single-use plastic pollution. For Mikey, wearing shoes made from recycled bottles is just one more way of educating people about the problem of plastic in the oceans. “All these little things, wearing these shoes, starting these conversations, add up to one big thing,” he says. 

Mikey sees his Sperry BIONIC shoes as a perfect way to combat the plastic issue. Each pair is woven from, on average, five recycled plastic bottles recovered from coastal areas. That’s five bottles that won’t end up in our waters, making it possible for organizations like Billion Oyster Project to continue their good work of bringing our oceans, bays and waterways back to a natural state. Indeed, Mikey DeTemple views these shoes—like the oyster shells they stand upon—as a sign of hope. He cites Sperry and the Billion Oyster Project as organizations that lift his spirits. 

“Those aren’t government agencies that are doing that,” he says. “Those are people doing that. People who love the water.” 

 

Sperry

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Get the Aviators The Rock Wears—Get Randolph Sunglasses

What do Zac Efron, Ryan Gosling, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, John Krasinski, and Jon Hamm all have in common? They’ve all rocked Randolph sunglasses in their most famous roles. If you want that timeless Aviator look the stars wear, get yourself some Randolphs.

Specializing in metal-framed shades with amazing optics and top-notch quality, Randolph sunglasses are made in the USA to exacting specifications. They’re so well-made the Randolph Frame of Choice (FOC) program provides the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, and NASA with an alternative to standard-issue military spectacles.

And those same specs that support our troops—and adorn our movie stars—are available to you.

 

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Randolph

Starting with top-grade materials like real glass lenses and precious metal frames, 50 different people cut, mold, stamp, twist, solder, plate, and polish Randolph sunglasses in a six-week process that involves more than 200 steps. Mostly by hand. All to produce just one pair of sunglasses with specifications precise enough to meet the demands the world’s toughest critics: the US Department of Defense, NATO, pilots, soldiers, and astronauts. (And The Rock, of course.)

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Randolph

What Makes Randolph Different?

Many other American eyewear companies took manufacturing overseas, chasing better profit margins. Randolph, though, chose to stay right here at home. Randolph Engineering is the only remaining optical company from the 1970s that kept metal eyeglass frame manufacturing alive in the United States, using materials sourced in the US. Three generations in and 45 years after its inception, Randolph is still handcrafting eyewear to military specifications, right in Randolph, Massachusetts.

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Randolph

Today, Randolph is still family-owned and -operated. And they’re still handcrafting the finest sunglasses with top-grade materials, classic designs, and a relentless attention to detail and quality.

All Randolph glasses are customizable. Just pick a frame and choose your material, your lens, and everything. You can even choose to have your frames engraved, which is great for wedding parties, birthday and anniversary gifts, etc.

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Randolph

A few of our favorites are below.

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Aviator

With your choice of five distinct frame materials and three lans colors, what makes Randolph's Aviators particulary great is your choice of three different widths—53mm, 55mm, and 58mm—so you can dial in the fit to match your head size.

Get It: Check out Randolph Aviators now, starting at $219

Randolph
Concorde

These throwbacks blend a nostalgic silhouette with modern technology. Available in gold, chrome, or black frames in green, grey, or tan lenses, they also come in three frame widths: 52mm, 57mm, and 61mm.

Get It: Check out the Randolph Concordes now from $239

Randolph
Archer

Sleek, square, and sexy, this is an alluring twist on the classic Aviator that's excellent for big guys with large faces. It's available in 59 or 63mm widths, and chrome or dark Ruthenium frames.

Get It: Check out the Raldolph Archers from $219

Randolph

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Spring Style Starts Here! Perry Ellis Dress Pants (And More) Are Up To 50% Off

Start building your spring wardrobe today with this incredible sale from Perry Ellis. For a limited time, take up to 50 percent off all Portfolio dress pants.

Perry Ellis
Perry Ellis

Perry Ellis Portfolio slacks provide a mix of sleek and classy. And with three fits—very slim, slim and modern fit—there’s a style and size for every guy. Want a fresh, contemporary look at work? Go for a pair of flat front men’s slacks. Want something a little more classic? Perry’s double pleated trousers impress by paying homage to the timeless looks of yesteryear.

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Iridescent, pinstripe, plaid, wool, melange, textured, bengaline, solid, sharkskin, herringbone, heathered, check— well, you get it. There’s a pattern to suit any style and every occasion, in a variety of contemporary and classic colors.

Perry Ellis
Perry Ellis

Modern fit is for guys who want a slightly wider pant that’s not too tight and not too loose. Slim fit results in a slimmer feel through the waist, and a straighter finish through the hips and thighs. Very slim fit is for guys who want skinny without constriction, culminating in a sleek pant that’s trimmer through the waist, hips, and thighs.

Whichever you choose, Perry Ellis dress pants are an excellent addition for the on-the-go businessman. Perry Ellis performance features, including non-iron, stretch and wrinkle-free, give you a leg up on style. And machine washable slacks allow you to skip the dry cleaner.

Perry Ellis
Perry Ellis

But Wait, There’s More!

There’s more to this sale than just pants. Perry has a slew of great clothes on sale. Casual pants are 40 percent off through March 10, and throughout the month of March you can get 40 percent of select styles across the board, including dress shirts, shoes, jackets, and more.

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Pot not sweet enough for you? Right now, use the code EXTRA10 to take an additional 10 percent off everything that’s on sale. Any pants, any shirt, any belt, any watch, any accessory—yes, anything that’s marked down at perryellis.com, you get another 10 percent off. That means many of the brand’s most popular styles will end up over half off.

If you were thinking about reinvigorating your spring wardrobe, don’t wait.

Check out the entire selection at the massive Perry Ellis Sale HERE

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Our Top Picks from Kenneth Cole’s The Secret Surplus Sale

Want to buy some great Kenneth Cole clothing and apparel at up to 80 percent off? Right now at The Secret Surplus Sale, you can get lust-worthy gear at some seriously ridiculous markdowns. But hurry, because colors and sizes are selling out fast.

From head to toe, you can get an entire wardrobe from Kenneth Cole Reaction for dirt cheap. We’re talking boots, coats, dress clothes, sneakers, chukkas, and much, much more. Here’s a sampling of what’s on special right now at The Secret Surplus Sale:

SHOES starting at $12 DRESS SHOES starting at $16 SHIRTS under $24 PANTS & DENIM under $40 BOOTS under $40 JACKETS & COATS starting at $44

The Secret Surplus Sale is an invite-only event that happens just a few times a year. All you need to do is enter your email address and sign up for the KC newsletter, and you can get exclusive access to penthouse-worthy Kenneth Cole product at basement-level prices.

See below for some of our juiciest picks from The Secret Surplus Sale. But there are over a hundred items in the event that are constantly rotating in and out of the sale. So you’ve got to keep checking back to score the best gear.

Check out the entire inventory from The Secret Surplus Sale here.


Slim Fit Flannel Shirt in Buffalo Check 80% OFF!

This essential throw-it-on flannel works hard solo oir as a shirt-jacket. Keep it classic in the standard black and red, or freshen things up with a cool, modern moss colorway. Chambray trim adds reinforcement at sleeve cuffs and side seams. 

See it: BUY IT TODAY FOR JUST $14 (was $80)

Kenneth Cole
Mock Neck Zip-Up Fleece with Block Quilting 80% OFF!

A zip-up fleece with modern accents is right in that sweet spot between a chunky sweater and an outerwear jacket. The lightweight low-pile fleece is soft and cozy.

See it: BUY IT TODAY FOR JUST $16 (was $80)

Kenneth Cole
Grove Sneaker 75% OFF!

Even if you already own a pair (or two, or three) of white sneaks, at this price you can't afford to pass up on this version. Sizes are starting to dwindle, so you'd better hurry.

See it: BUY IT TODAY FOR JUST $19 (was $80)

Kenneth Cole
Slim Fit Solid Dress Shirt 60% OFF!

We can't think of a better time to stock up on office gear. Available in white, black, pink, or this lovely neutral grey, the flex fabric and elastic stitching ensures this work essential moves with you no matter where you go.

See it: BUY IT TODAY FOR JUST $24! (was $70)

Kenneth Cole
Moto Strap Harness Boot 69% OFF!

Even if the fashion pendulum swings the other way—and it always does eventually—unleash your inner rocker with a boot that will never, ever be passe. Perfect with jeans, the durable rubber lug sole will take you from the trail to the mosh pit in style.

See it: BUY IT TODAY FOR JUST $29! (was $95)

Kenneth Cole
3-Pack Basic Boxer Briefs 65% OFF!

There's just no way to go wrong with this purchase. We chose the variety pack here, but you can go all one color if you'd prefer. 

See it: BUY IT NOW FOR JUST $12! (was $39)

Kenneth Cole
Roll Wool Collar Lace Top Boot 70% OFF!

Dressy enough for work but with enough attitude for Happy Hour, this lace-up combines faux leather and wool for warmth and flexibility. The rubber sole provides lift and traction.

See it: BUY IT TODAY FOR JUST $29! (was $95)

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Short Sleeve Henley 80% OFF!

If you're jacked, here's the shirt you need to show it off. Thin monochrome stripes feel more polished than solid, but still casual and subtle. The split-neck placket mimics a classic V-neck shape. Available in three shades: grey, blue, and black.

See it: BUY IT TODAY FOR JUST $9! (was $45)

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Path-Way Four Thong Sandal 60% OFF!

What are your summer plans? Whatever they are, they're gonna require flip-flops. These are far better quality than most. You know you want them.

See it: BUY IT TODAY FOR JUST $12! (was $30)

Kenneth Cole

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The Best Ways to Heal Acne Scars, According to Dermatologists

When a pimple goes away and leaves a permanent scar in its place—one that appears as an imperfection in the skin—it can be devastating to imagine yourself dealing with it indefinitely. When it comes to healing acne scars, it’s important to get a few opinions—and know what you’re dealing with.

 

 

Ultimately, there are two categories. First up: textural irregularities. These are permanent divots that can take various forms on the surface of your skin.

Acne causes inflammation, which destroys the collagen in your skin, says Benjamin Garden, M.D., of Chicago Laser Dermatology. “These irregularities can be very difficult to treat, and there’s nothing that’ll make them fully disappear.” But they can be minimized.

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The second type of scarring is “residual hyperpigmentation,” or dark spots (brown or red) that embed themselves in the skin and take months or even years to heal. They can go away on their own, though the process can be expedited with the right regimen or additional treatment.

Regardless of which type of scarring you’re looking to heal, “the first step is to stop all active acne breakouts,” says Gabriel Martínez-Díaz, M.D., of M.D. Aesthetics & Dermatology. “I try to maximize the combination of medical therapies, such as Accutane (aka isotretinoin, an oral retinol treatment), with numerous minimally invasive procedures. (Read on for examples of some, and visit your dermatologist for the best treatment plan for you, as some drugs like isotretinoins may have adverse side effects.)

Once your existing acne is gone—or if you’re just targeting individual scars with otherwise clear skin— it’s time to address how to minimize the appearance of dark spots and divots. We spoke with numerous board-certified dermatologists for the methods they most often prescribe to their patients.

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How to Treat Residual Discoloration

Retinol: “My first line of defense is topical retinoids,” says Susan Bard, M.D., of Vive Dermatology. “In addition to combating active acne, it also helps fade any dark marks left behind by the acne and also stimulates collagen production to help fill in some of the depressed scars.” Apply a prescription-strength topical retinoid to your face every night. This should be part of the skincare regimen you use for the rest of your life.

Chemical Peels: “Chemical peels help control acne and help fade dark marks as well as stimulate collagen deposition,” says Bard. Sometimes, the fastest way to a smoother complexion is to “resurface” your face altogether. Chemical peels help “shed” the older surface layer of the skin with a chemical agent. The younger skin underneath is brighter, more youthful, and often smoother in complexion. In theory, you’re getting rid of that dark spot by surfacing healthier cells.

SPF + Patience: While it’s not helpful to hear, your dark spots just need time to heal. However, Sara Moghaddam, M.D., of Vive Dermatology Surgery & Aesthetics, stresses the importance of using SPFs daily, in order to shield the dark spots from the sun. While it may seem like a nice tan will “mask” the dark spot, it’ll only worsen the discoloration. By shielding the skin from UV rays, you’ll heal faster.

Lasers: “For those patients who don’t wish to wait the months (or even years) for the color to fade, there are a variety of laser systems that can help diminish the color quicker,” says Benjamin Garden, M.D., of Physicians Laser and Dermatology Institute. “These lasers target the blood vessels that leave a red spot, or target the pigment in the skin that makes a dark mark. These laser systems are very powerful and should only be performed by a doctor who has the proper training.”

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How to Treat Textural Irregularities (Boxcar, Rolling, or Ice Pick Acne Scars)

Sunscreen + Retinol: “Sunscreen and retinols are baseline,” reminds Avnee Shah, M.D., of The Dermatology Group in New Jersey. Add these habits into your daily regimen, and never abandon them. They work to thwart further damage from the sun, and smooth and firm the skin over time by stimulating collagen (while preventing additional acne, too).

Microneedling With or Without Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP): “Microneedling works by creating micro-injuries a few millimeters into the skin,” says Shah. “This promotes collagen remodeling, which allows scarring to improve.” (More on this in a bit.)

“I love microneedling for acne scars,” adds Lilly-Rose Paraskevas, M.D., of Rose Dermatology. “With every treatment, the scars are shallower and less noticeable. Even the redness within the scars can be improved. Unlike some laser treatments, there’s no risk of burns or discoloration from microneedling.”

Many doctors will combine this with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which involves the extraction of your own plasma (by first drawing the blood and separating the plasma in one session), and injecting it into the area to stimulate healing. (PRP can be paired with laser therapy, too.)

“Lately I’ve been stunned by the combination of microneedling with radiofrequency, when used alone or in conjunction with PRP,” says Martinez-Diaz. “I’ve been using the device Secret RF by Cutera with outstanding results. The device enables me to treat a wide variety of acne scars in different depths.” Just note you’ll need a series of treatments, so it can get a bit pricy, but it’s worth it.

“PRP heals the acne scars even faster and leads to reduced inflammation and overall improvement of skin tone,” adds Matthew Elias, D.O., of Elias Dermatology. “It’s by far one of the most popular treatments in our office.”

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Lasers: Lasers are another frequently used solution for permanent scars, and they penetrate the skin much like a microneedle to stimulate collagen production and smoothness. “When looking at lasers, I like either a Fraxel or something like an Erbium for deeper scars (Sciton Joule is the class leader here),” says Dhaval Bhanusali, M.D. Ask your own dermatologist about these options for his or her feedback on your specific condition. “Fraxel has a 3-4 day downtime and patients usually need 3-5 treatments, whereas the Erbium laser has more like a 7-10 day downtime and patients see significant improvement in 1-2 sessions,” Bhanusali says.

Certain fractional lasers, such as the Erbium, can often target just the damaged skin, while leaving healthy cells intact. The CO2 laser is another option: “If you have ‘ice pick’ scars, as in the deep, narrow kind, then Fractionated CO2 laser treatments are best,” says Anne Marie McNeill, M.D., of Newport Beach Dermatology & Plastic Surgery. “It gives a permanent improvement in scars and also in general skin texture.”

Fillers: You can inject collagen into the skin, and these fillers will “lift” certain areas so the skin appears more smooth, plumping up some of those indentations. This works best for wider scars, called “rolling” scars, says McNeill. For this, she says to ask your dermatologist about fillers, such as Bellafill. In many cases, Bellafill treatments can last 5-10 years.

“Bellafill affords a long-term solution to acne scars by adding volume to the scar and keeping it at the same level as the surrounding tissue,” adds Elias.

Speak to your dermatologist about the type of scarring you have, and the best type of treatment available.

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The Most Stylish Guys From This Year's Academy Awards

The stars were looking fresh and stylish at the 2019 Academy Awards on Sunday night in Los Angeles.

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Actors like Christian Bale, Jason Momoa, Michael B. Jordan, and Chris Evans all walked the red carpet with fresh threads, including Momoa’s custom-made suit from Karl Lagerfeld, while climber Alex Honnold took some time off of his usual routine of scaling impossible-to-climb mountains in a custom-made North Face tux. Honnold’s film Free Solo, directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, ended up winning the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.

If you need some fashion tips for your next formal event, take a few from these well-dressed stars.

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We’ve rounded up some of the best looks from the 2019 Oscars.


Jason Momoa

American badass and December 2018 Men's Journal cover star Jason Momoa wore a custom-made suit from the late designer Karl Lagerfeld at the Oscars, and he ditched his undershirt for the Vanity Fair Oscars party. 

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Alex Honnold

Alex Honnold's film Free Solo took home Best Documentary Feature at the Oscars (read here on how Honnold trained to make the climb of El Capitan), and on the red carpet, Honnold wore a custom-made one-of-a-kind suit designed by The North Face for the occasion. Get a closer look at the suit:

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Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi were Oscar winners after taking home the Best Documentary Feature award for Free Solo. Read more about the incredible film and Alex Honnold's record-setting climb here

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Christian Bale

Nominated for Best Actor for Vice, the Academy Award-winning (The Fighter, Best Supporting Actor) transformative actor wore a black-on-black suit to the awards show. 

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Idris Elba

No matter what he wears, Idris Elba always looks cool. The 91st Oscars were no different. Here, he arrives at the Vanity Fait Oscar party. 

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Chris Evans

The star of the Oscar-nominated Avengers: Infinity War (Best Visual Effects) wore a blue tuxedo to the ceremony, possibly in an homage to his character Captain America, who will next be seen in the epic Avengers: Endgame

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Henry Golding

The star of Crazy Rich Asians looked the part in a classic tuxedo that hearkened back to the Old Hollywood style of the Oscars. 

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Chadwick Boseman

The star of Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman, wore a cuit/gown type combo on the red carpet. Black Panther was nominated for seven awards, winning three, including Best Original Music Score, Best Production Design, and Best Costume Design.  

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Mahershala Ali

Mahershala Ali added some flair to his outfit with a hat and stylish glasses. He then won his second Best Supporting Actor award in three years after winning for Green Book, following his win two years ago for Moonlight in the same category. Green Book also won Best Picture. 

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Stephan James

The star of If Beale Street Could Talk matched the color of the red carpet for his style at the Oscars. Regina King won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Beale Street.

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Adam Driver

Adam Driver, wearing a blue tux for the Oscars and then a black one for the parties afterwards, was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in BlacKkKlansman. The film won the award for Best Adapted Screenplay, the first-ever Oscar win for director Spike Lee. 

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Rami Malek

Rami Malek wore a classic tux to the Oscars, and then won the Best Actor award for Bohemian Rhapsody at the 91st Academy Awards. 

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The 5 Most Effective Ways to Regrow Thinning Hair

At the first sign of hair loss—or even before that, if you’re proactive—you should visit your board-certified dermatologist to discuss the latest and most effective retention and prevention tactics. (Assuming you want to keep your hair, that is.)

There are numerous options available to men now, and they each have extremely high success rates. We tapped our network of experts to get their opinions on the most common methods. Before we get into them, here’s what some of those board-certified dermatologists have to say about the road ahead.

 

 

1. Start Early

“We know the best chance to regrow, retain, and fortify hair is with early intervention,” says Robert Finney, M.D. of Heights Dermatology and Laser. “If you start to notice thinning, that’s when you should begin treatment. Don’t be in denial.”

The longer you wait, the less effective results are: “Men who begin to notice a bit of early thinning with hair loss starting at the vertex of their scalp, but who aren’t completely bald, have the best chance to slow down loss, halt loss altogether (by maintaining their hair density), and even regrow some or all of their hair,” says Laura Haygood, M.D., of Adagio Dermatology & Aesthetics. “This means the earlier you start, the better the results, in general.”

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2. Recession Is an Exception

“A receding frontal hairline rarely responds to treatment,” warns Haygood. “Men may focus on regrowing hair along the entirety of the frontal, crown, and vertex of the scalp.” The vertex is that transition point between the crown and midscalp.

3. Be Patient

“Whichever hair treatment you choose, it’s important not to give up on the treatment too quickly and stick with it for at least 3-6 months,” says Lindsey Yeh, M.D. It takes time for hair to grow and actually see changes.

You’re playing a long game (forever, even): “Once you notice improvement, you must maintain the treatment regimen to retain these results,” Haygood adds. “So, if and when you decide to stop treatment, the hair simply gradually reverts to the density it would have otherwise been at that point in your life.”

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1. The Pill

One of the most common means of regrowing hair is a 1mg prescription of finasteride. (That’s its generic name. You may know it as Propecia.) It inhibits the production of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which gradually suffocates and shrinks hair follicles, causing hair to thin and fall away before the follicle dries up.

“Oral finasteride is a great treatment for male-pattern baldness,” says Anne Marie McNeill, Ph.D M.D. of Newport Beach Dermatology. “It’s simple, safe, and one study just showed it reduces your chance of prostate cancer, aside from helping to grow hair.” As we mentioned, start when you’re just starting to thin, and it’ll help you keep the hair you have.

“Oral finasteride is one of the best treatment options available,” echoes Finney. However, a small percentage of people can experience a sexual side effect, like decreased libido and erectile dysfunction. “If someone has tried this and experienced those side effects, or is concerned about them, I shift the discussion toward a topical finasteride and minoxidil combination, like HairStim by Hair Medicinals,” Finney says. “HairStim is a prescription solution that combines these drugs—and the minoxidil is at higher concentrations than you can get over the counter.” (See the next tip for more on minoxidil.) “I’ve found patients who had a sexual side effect from finasteride orally, don’t get it from topicals.” That’s because it’s not getting absorbed in your blood and traveling around your body.

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2. The Potion

The other at-home option you hear about most often is minoxidil, the generic for Rogaine. It works by stimulating blood circulation to hair follicles, which in turn fattens the hair shaft and strengthens the follicle. It’s administered as a topical solution or foam twice daily.

“One tip I share with patients is that there are special compounding pharmacies (often the Mom & Pop pharmacies we love, rather than the big chain pharmacies) who are happy to provide an even stronger version,” says Haygood. “Many of my patients like the 7% minoxidil, although in the end I recommend choosing based on cost, convenience, and how the product feels on your skin, especially since you’ll be using it on a daily basis.”

Nearly every doctor you consult will advise combination therapy to further boost your results, and a combination of finasteride + minoxidil is the most common pairing.

3. The Plasma
In the last couple years, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has grown enormously in popularity. It involves extracting one’s own blood, separating the plasma (which takes 10 minutes, in office), then injecting that plasma back into the patient’s scalp. Plasma has active growth factors that can stimulate inactive or weakened follicles. It’s also a common combination therapy method, paired with finasteride, minoxidil, or both.

“PRP is my favorite treatment for hair growth, and studies show 75 percent of men see [significant] hair growth,” says Anna Karp, D.O. of Skin Institute of New York. “I recommend two treatments, one month apart, at minimum.” (Many doctors will advocate for 4 monthly treatments out the gate, followed by an annual top-off.)

“PRP is natural and doesn’t require patients to remember to do anything at home,” says Finney. “It’s a much newer treatment, but has proven over the last several years to be a great option to regrow, retain, and fortify.”

PRP costs can vary from one doctor to the next, but you should expect to pay around $1,500 per treatment. (Yes, it’s quite expensive yet.)

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4. The Program
An effective at-home supplement and grooming regimen can also fortify hair and help revive some of the weakened, near-death follicles. It’s important to note that these are not nearly as promising as the above methods, but supplements are also no gimmick: They provide the nourishment your hair needs to stay strong. So, perhaps it’s as much a prevention and proactive method.

“We find by combining as many techniques as possible to combat all the possible causes we will yield the best results,” says Matthew Elias, D.O., of Elias Dermatology.

“I typically recommend a hair vitamin such as Nutrafol, Viviscal, or biotin forte with zinc,” says Lauren Meshkov Bonati, M.D., of Mountain Dermatology. “I also suggest they use Nioxin shampoo and conditioner.”

5. The Procedure
If all else fails, or if those patches are just too far along, it might be time to consider a hair transplant—if you’re that invested in this process. Talk to your doctor about the best options available, and for his or her recommendation on where to do it. This should really be a last resort, since results vary drastically.

Know that emerging technologies are suggesting we may soon be able to clone hairs and grow them anywhere we please. But in the meantime, this method extracts thicker hairs from the sides and back of your head, and places them in areas of inactive growth to “fill in” the hair. It takes a while to see results, too: After a couple months, the transplanted hair will fall out, only to begin its first new growth cycle. So, once that springs out and fills in, it could take 4-6 months to see lasting results (albeit temporary ones, if you aren’t proactive about retaining it this go around).

“I usually encourage patients to try topicals for 6+ months before deciding if it’s worked for them,” says Avnee Shah, M.D., of the Dermatology Group. “[Still then,] I encourage a combination of therapies. The more the merrier.”

The cost of hair transplants will increase with the amount of coverage you need, so it’s hard to estimate without first consulting your doctor. You can plan on it costing thousands of dollars, though—probably between $5-10K.

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Gold Medal Ski-Lodge Style: The Best Après-ski Looks for Men

On the mountain, technical gear is key. But once you’re done shredding for the day, it’s about comfort—and looking good. Below you’ll find our picks for the best clothes to wear away from the slopes. And, let’s be honest, hanging at the lodge for après-ski is nearly as much fun. In need of a good recommendation?

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Try snow-covered Lake Placid Lodge (seen in these shots and the video above) in New York’s Adirondack Mountains—site of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games—where cross-country skis and snowshoes are waiting for you.

It’s tough to decide whether to hit the trails that abut the property or retire immediately to one of the majestic suites with fireplaces and lake views. This is the quintessential lodge—from its proximity to nearby skiing at Whiteface Mountain to the blankets and s’more kits available on demand and the large soaking tubs to heal your muscles après-ski. That is, if you make it to the slopes.

Get this look:
Outerknown Fisherman Beanie, $48, outerknown.com
Moncler “Arles” Jacket, $1,595, moncler.com
Yves Salomon Denim and Nylon Jacket, $990, yves-salomon.com
Ben Sherman Night Owl Jacquard Knit Sweater, $249, bensherman.com
Express Skinny Stretch Garment Dyed Chino, $70, express.com
Topman Fingerless Knitted Gloves, $12, topman.com

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Get this look:
Heirloom Ernie Cowichan Sweater, $550, heirloomnyc.com
GAP Ribbed Mockneck Pullover Sweater, $70, gap.com
Tod’s Trouser in Moleskin, price upon request, tods.com

February style: Gold Medal Ski Lodge Looks
Andy Ryan

Get this look:
Perry Ellis America Capsule II Beanie, $50, perryellisamerica.com
Moscot Macher Sunglasses, $320, moscot.com
Mackage Chano Powder Touch Down Coat, $890, mackage.com
Devereux Atlas Pullover, $120, drvxthreads.com
Stio Men’s Environ Bib, $449, stio.com
Spyder B.A. Ski Gloves, $150, spyder.com

February style: Gold Medal Ski Lodge Looks
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Get this look:
Levi’s Vintage Clothing Orange Tab Trucker Jacket, $295, endclothing.com
Paige Everett Shirt, $159, paige.com
Boss Leather Pants, $675, hugoboss.com

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February style: Gold Medal Ski Lodge Looks
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Get this look:
Belstaff Trail Jacket, $950, belstaff.com
Ralph Lauren Purple Label Color Block Cashmere Sweater, $1,295, ralphlauren.com
Giorgio Armani Neve Collection Pants, $966; giorgioarmani.com

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The 7 Best Customized Hair, Skin, and Cologne Brands for Men

In the grooming industry, 2019 will be known as the year of customized care. More and more brands are allowing consumers to identify concerns and goals as they pertain to skin, hair, hygiene, and more.

 

 

They ask you to complete online questionnaires—some simple, some insanely extensive—and pack their products with ingredients, and even scents, that address your wants and needs on a granular level. After all, if you’ve got curly, coarse, and oily hair as well as dandruff, your shampoo and conditioner should have different ingredients than the guy with straight, fine hair with no flaking. Think of all the possible skincare combinations, too, when you factor in oil levels, age, environmental factors, and more.

Here are seven brands that helped launch the phenomenon, and each company’s approach to customized products. If you’re less than satisfied with your current regimen, it might be time to invest in something tailored precisely to you.

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Function Of

What it's for: Customized hair care

The Function Of Beauty site prompts you to create your hair profile. Is it wavy, curly, or straight? Is it fine or coarse? Oily or dry, or neither? Next, you input up to five “hair goals”, which could be anything from soothing your scalp to volumizing, oil control to minimizing frizz. This all determines which ingredients go into each product. You pick individual colors for your shampoo and conditioner set, as well as a scent, and the brand even prints your name on the side of each bottle. Costs vary depending on the sizes you order, but if you get 16 oz. bottles of shampoo and conditioner (which should last 3 months), it's under $50.

[$49; functionofbeauty.com]

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Curology

What it's for: Customized skincare

Curology's online quiz asks about your major skincare concerns and goals, then generates a “superbottle” night cream just for you (once a dermatologist reviews your results). Apply it before you sleep, so your skin’s overnight regenerative cycle works with the product to correct things like acne, signs of aging, or uneven skin tone. You can order the superbottle along with a standard cleanser and daytime moisturizer, too, or just opt for the standalone night cream.

[$20 per month; curology.com]

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Clinique

What it's for: Customized skincare

With the recent launch of iD, Clinique enters the custom skincare game with its own refined approach to the process. First, you pick your base—moisturizing lotion, oil-control gel, or hydrating jelly—then you select your “insert cartridge” from the list of five: fatigue, lines & wrinkles, pores & uneven texture, irritation, or uneven skin tone. Any of the 15 potential results costs comes in under $40.

[$39; clinique.com]

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Hawthorne

What it's for: Customized fragrance and hygiene

Hawthorne works with some of the industry’s most sought-after perfumers to create a bunch of different fragrances to match each customer’s personality. You fill out their quiz that factors in things like diet and personal interests, and they set you up with two fragrances: one for “work” and one for “play”, both for a total $100. They complement each other nicely, but more importantly, they complement you. And just recently, Hawthorne expanded into scented deodorant, soap, and body wash, too, so you can smell and feel as fresh as each scent you’re “prescribed”—whether you’re wearing it or not.

[$50 for two 1.7 oz bottles; hawthorne.co]

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Geologie

What it's for: Customized skincare

Geologie's diagnostic quiz is a little simpler than the competition, but that’s not to any detriment: They still address the core things like aging, inflammation, acne, and so forth, with dozens of possible outcomes for the five-product assortment they’ll send you. First they’ll start you on a 30-day trial with the entire set—cleansers for your sink and shower, moisturizers for day and night, and an eye cream. After you test them out, you can order a 90-day supply of whichever products you like best, or all of them if you so choose.

[From $30; geologie.com]

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Prose

What it's for: Hair care

Prose's quiz asks you questions about your hair’s thickness, length, typical hair fall patterns, oil levels, as well as your diet, zip code (to determine pollution), and more. You tell Prose your goals, what kind of fragrance to plug into the formula, and then Prose generates a product to target your key concerns—with various levels of intensity (like if you’ve got severe dandruff but moderate oil production). They give you the option of a pre-shampoo hair mask, shampoo, and conditioner, all for $88, or you can pick and choose the ones you want to buy (for $38, $25, $25, respectively). There’s a hair oil launching in spring, as well, which can then be added to your order.

[From $25; prose.com]

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Proven

What it's for: Customized skincare

Proven is the most complex of the customized skincare companies, since it uses a database called the Skin Genome Project to create its products: The SGP crawls 20,238 skincare ingredients, 100,000 products, 8 million testimonials, and over 4,000 scientific journal articles to identify the most effective and favorable results for Proven’s clients. When you complete their extensive skincare profile—which even factors in the water quality of your zip code—a dermo reviews the data and prescribes a 3-product set, including a customized cleanser, moisturizer, and night cream, all of which have ingredients tailored to your various needs. The 2-month supply runs $145, but the steeper cost is worth the upgrade if you want the most tailored fit of all.

[$145; provenskincare.com]

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7 Choice Picks From the Huge Todd Snyder Presidents Day Sale

It’s no secret we’re big fans of Todd Snyder around here. Whether it’s the great shirts or his trailblazing collaborations with iconic brands like Timex and Champion, Todd always finds a way to impress.

And this weekend it will cost less for you to impress. It’s time for the annual Todd Snyder Presidents Day Sale.

Starting today, select Todd Snyder items are 30 percent off with code NEW30. Coats, jackets, sweats, watches, pants, and more are all part of the great selection of sale items from one of our absolute favorite designers.  The Presidents Day Sale runs through Monday, February 18.

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While you’re at the Todd Snyder website, don’t forget to check out the ongoing Clearance Sale, where you can get up to 70 percent off items like Todd Snyder + Timex Charlie Brown watches (just $99), great sweats ($49), and, just in time for baseball season, the iconic Todd Snyder + New Era New York Yankees cap (only $59).

So head over to ToddSnyder.com now to take advantage of these great deals. The Presidents Day Sale runs through Monday, February 18.


Todd Snyder + Golden Bear Exclusive Shearling Collar Bomber

Fusing exceptional durability with an elevated sensibility, this essential third layer adds sophistication to off-duty looks, and lends a laid-back twist to tailored separates. Crafted in partnership with legendary San Francisco-based manufacturer Golden Bear—who’ve been creating handsome utilitarian outerwear since 1922—this heritage bomber is inspired by an aviator classic and stepped up with luxe materials and detailing. 

$419, regularly $598

Todd Snyder
Timex + Todd Snyder Maritime Sport MS1 Watch

Todd Snyder and Timex continue their ongoing design partnership with the a brand new watch that pays homage to iconic diver styling with a fresh look that’s equally at home in Nantucket or New York. The MS1 Maritime Sport is a modern hybrid with a nautical sensibility that evokes naval academies and life on the eastern seaboard. Developed in Milan by Snyder and Timex Design Director Giorgio Galli.

$111, regularly $158

Todd Snyder
IAMWILD Graphic Tee

Todd Snyder x IAMWILD have co-created a capsule of tees and hoodies based on signature styles, enabling customers to wear a message of awareness about environmental protection and global community. 25 percent of sales from this collection will fund conservation causes through the IAMWILD Foundation. 

$55, regularly $78

 

Todd Snyder
Todd Snyder + Champion Striped Track Jacket

You’ve got your suits for the office. Now get your off-duty suit in gear. This jacket plays well with sporty basics but also goes the extra mile paired back to tailored separates. Detailed with a white nylon coil zipper for graphic pop. 

$139, regularly $198

Todd Snyder
Micro Corduroy Button Down Shirt

This shirt stands out for its ultra-refined texture and around-the-clock versatility. Styled with classic details and crafted in a superfine wale for long-lasting comfort and wearability, it's great solo or as a shirt-jacket.

$125, regularly $178

Todd Snyder
Reverse Weave Slim Sweatpant

A more closely cut version of Todd's classic sweatpant, refreshed in seasonal neutrals with contrast detailing at the hem cuffs. Detailed with two slash pockets and a cotton herringbone tubular tape drawstring.

$90, regularly $128

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Todd Snyder + Private VC Exclusive Wool Parka

This handsome, hard-working winter topper is crafted in partnership with Private White VC, who have been making durable outerwear by hand in their Manchester, England, factory for over a century. Convertible and highly functional, it features a seam-sealed shell in bonded Italian wool and a fully removable liner. Buy it now and get nearly $400 off!

$909, regularly $1,298

 

Todd Snyder

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The 12 Best Sweatpants You Can Buy Right Now

What are the best sweatpants for men? In high school, droopy basketball sweats may have gotten the job done. Today, athleisure is packed with far more functional, affordable, and stylish options for your legs.

Some of these souped-up sweatpants and joggers do the job of keeping you warm while you sweat. Others will just help you look good while you sit and watch TV or walk the dog. So, whether you’re in the market for function, fashion, or a little of both, we’ve got you covered.

Here are our picks for the best sweatpants and joggers for men.


1. Rhone Spar SeaCell Jogger

You want recovery? You got it. The Spar is made from a premium SeaCell fabric that boasts plenty of stretch, a moisture-wicking exterior, and zipper side and back pockets. 

[$82; rhone.com]

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2. Under Armour Sportstyle Joggers

Sweats aren't just for the gym anymore, so you need a pair that will get you anywhere you need to go—and most anywhere else, too. These are sporty enough for whatever game you're playing, smart enough for running errands, and cozy enough to hang around the house.

[$60, underarmour.com]   

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3. Reigning Champ Slim Sweatpant

Breathable cotton feels just right in spring and fall's cooler temperatures. Despite the slim cut, these sweatpants help you maintain mobility thanks to the gusseted crotch. Smooth flatlock seams reduce chafing if you decide to run all day.

[$110, backcountry.com]

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4. New Balance Gazelle Pant

Even if your workout is indoors this winter, you still have to go outside to get there. Suitable for all kinds of workouts (indoor and outdoor), these pants will also likely be your new go-to for braving the temps—even just during a commute. With tapered legs, they’re sleek but comfortable; and if you’re moving in the dark, reflective details ensure you’ll be easily spotted.

$70, newbalance.com

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5. Arcteryx Palisade Pant

Pants perfectly crafted for the all-weather hiker. With TerraTex fabric, these bottoms sport UPF 50+ sun protection and they dry quickly. Pockets are carefully placed to allow a pack and best of all, the crotch area is gusseted—which means you’re free to move worry-free no matter how steep you’re climbing. 

[$159, backcountry.com]

 

6. Todd Snyder + Champion Terry Slim Jogger

For Todd Snyder, a perfectly fitted suit makes the man. But he knows that even the most stylish guy takes off the suit at some point. These sweats are a collab with Champion; we chose the Royal Plum because, um, purple—but there are a dozen colors to choose from.

[$140, toddsnyder.com]

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7. Patagonia Mahnya Fleece Joggers

A lightweight organic cotton blend provides endless all-weekend comfort in classic jogger pants with a drawstring waist and banded cuffs for an ideal fit. Three colors are available.

[$79, backcountry.com]

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8. adidas Motion Pants

Go from the gym to street with these sweet adidas three-stripers. The regular fit is eased, but not sloppy, and perfect for anything from hard work to easy livin'. 

$55, zappos.com

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9. Puma Fleece Cargo Joggers

Didn't you hear? Cargo pants are back. (Cargo joggers, anyway.) Maintain your stylish standards during down time with these fleece joggers. They come in four colors.

[$45; macys.com]

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10. Belstaff Baytree Knit Joggers

Moto-inspired panels control the tapered fit of slim-cut joggers made from midweight cotton fleece, with a comfy striped rib waistband cinched by a drawstring.

[$195; nordstrom.com]

11. Brooks Spartan Pants

Power through inclement weather and keep on running. The semi-fitted cut follows the contours of the body, relaxed through the leg and slightly-tapered at ankles. DriLayer fabric offers moistures-wicking capabilities that keep you cool and comfortable all-day long.

[$75; zappos.com]

 

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12. Faherty Dual-Knit Joggers

Sometimes the difference between looking good and looking like you gave up can come down to the cut of your joggers. We’ll keep you sharp and comfortable in our new sustainable fabric that combines organic cotton with a recycled poly blend for the ultimate softness and warmth without the bulk.

[$98, fahertybrand.com]

 

Faherty

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5 Things You Should Consider When Buying a Pre-Owned Watch

When it comes to shopping for your next luxury watch, you should begin your search by first asking yourself a few simple questions.

“What is your budget? Start there,” says Nathan Nerswick, a client services manager at Crown & Caliber, the Atlanta-based online watch shop where you can sell luxury timepieces and buy everything from a used OMEGA Speedmaster to a Rolex GMT-Master II.

“A lot of people don’t want to talk about money, but I think that’s kind of a baseline,” Nerswick tells Men’s Journal in the video above. “You need to be able to say, ‘Hey, I’m willing to spend $5,000.’ Cool, let’s look at $5,000 watches.”

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Knowing your budget can help you narrow down your search, especially when you’re looking at the endless options online. Next, Nerswick explains to also focus on the other watches you own. “There’s a big difference between it being your first watch or your fifth watch,” he says, “and so that can really inform the direction we’re going.” But there’s plenty more to consider, especially for the place you’re buying the watch from.

“When you’re looking to buy a watch from anyone—certainly online—the No. 1 thing you need to ask them is if they have actual trained watchmakers,” says Jason Allen, Crown & Caliber’s chief marketing officer. The online shop has its own in-house watchmakers in Atlanta who authenticate and work on every watch that goes up on the brand’s website.

Find out even more must-know watch-buying tips from the pros at Crown & Caliber above.

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