By now you probably know that women dyeing their hair is a common thing. But what about men? Whether for fun or to cover up grey, we’re discussing our thoughts on whether or not men should dye their hair in our latest episode of 2 Minute Tuesday.
Don’t forget to check out our go-to hair tips and grooming picks as well!
Dyeing For Fun
We’re definitely all for bleaching or coloring your hair for fun. It can be a cool, adventurous way to mix up your look and it doesn’t have to be permanent. Just make sure you visit a good salon and let a professional handle it. Also, don’t forget to get the right kind of shampoo and hair care products for your new ‘do.
Covering Up Grey
If you’re a guy who’s looking to cover up a little bit of the salt in your salt and pepper hair, by all means, go for it. Be aware of the time and commitment it takes to keep up this look though, it can be significant. Again, we recommend seeking some help here and make sure you do it properly and don’t end up looking like you’ve got shoe polish on your head. At a certain point though, If you’re mostly grey, just embrace it, George Clooney looks pretty damn good, doesn’t he?
We talk a lot about men’s clothing items and trends that women hate, but now it’s time to flip the script. We thought it was about time that Dorian shared some of his opinions on some of the biggest women’s trends happening out there. Fashion can be a crazy place, so here are Women’s Fashion Trends That Men Hate!
1. Low-Slung Sunglasses
Both of us can agree that this trend not only doesn’t make practical sense, but it just looks weird and unapproachable.
2. High-Waisted Cropped Bell Bottom Jeans
I’m a fan of these but Dorian definitely thinks they look weird and unflattering, no matter what type of woman is wearing them.
3. High-Waisted Cutoff Jean Shorts
Another take on the unflattering high-waisted jean trend, these just look sloppy and like women aren’t really trying.
4. Ugly Fashion Sneakers
Something both of us completely agree on, the ugly sneaker trend needs to die immediately.
5. The Hobo Tomboy Look
Definitely a major overall trend, we’re not feeling the oversized, trashy looking vibe, no matter how attractive the woman is underneath all the layers. Just like we say with men, your clothes should always fit your body.
6. Bicycle Shorts
Speaking of unattractive looks no matter how attractive the woman, the bicycle shorts trend isn’t doing anyone any favors. Despite what you may think, nobody wants to see a woman’s camel toe in public.
As we discussed in our Spring Essentials and our Budget-Friendly Chino Pants posts, chino pants are a major wardrobe key. Since we’re in prime chino pants season we thought we’d dive in on the all-new chino pants from our friends over at The Tie Bar. How do they stack up? Are they the best chino pants of 2019?
Extra special thanks to our friends at The Tie Bar for sponsoring this video! Don’t forget to check out our picks and outfit details below.
Materials & Construction
We really liked the stretch chino fabric which had a nice weight and thickness. They are available in 3 versatile colors and have a sharp, dressy feel. You should note that they are flat front but do come with a crease, which we actually didn’t mind since it added a slight slimming effect to the leg.
The Tie Bar chino pants come in a slim fit that’s trim but not tight. The thighs have a little bit of room and the leg has a nice taper down to the ankle. Overall, these would be a great fit for a range of body types from large to medium builds.
Like with all things Tie Bar, we felt these chinos were a great value for the money at $60 plus free shipping. They’re of high-quality and definitely compare favorably to a lot of the other chinos we see that are more expensive.
Denim Jacket (similar)
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The Tie Bar Chinos
The Tie Bar Shirts
Over-accessorizing is a common problem a lot of guys fall prey to. While we definitely believe the right accessories can really elevate your look, it’s important to know how to do it right. In this episode of 2 Minute Tuesday we’re answering a viewer question about rings. Should a man wear them? If so, how many are too many?
1 Ring Per Hand Max
Stick to this rule as the be-all, end-all of ring rules. Any more than that and you’re going to look like you are trying too hard.
Skip The Thumb Ring
Thumb rings are a definite no-go, they just come off as tacky and cheesy. Keep your rings to your forefinger, middle finger, and maybe your pinky.
Mixing Metals Is Ok
We’re not diehards about not mixing metal types with rings and watches, but it does look best if your rings are somewhat consistent with your watch or other accessories.
If you don’t know by now, chinos are an absolute must-own, especially for the Spring and Summer months. They’re super versatile, very comfortable, and a key part of a stylish Essential Wardrobe. There are a ton of versions out there but we wanted to highlight a few of our absolute favorite budget-friendly chinos. For more chino goodness, check out 3 Ways To Style Your Chinos and our Chino Fit Guide.
Uniqlo’s chinos are the perfect affordable basic, they’re good quality, have a very clean design and come in two excellent fits, a slim fit and a straight fit. Plus, they also offer free hemming in-store and online. For $40 these can’t be beaten.
Uniqlo Slim Fit
Uniqlo Straight Fit
J.Crew is slightly more expensive, still very well-priced at just below $70, but their heavier chino fabric is very good quality and they offer a ton of great colors. We recommend their slim fit or straight fit.
J.Crew Slim Fit
J.Crew Straight Fit
In addition to proper cleaning and washing, keeping your clothing in good shape and looking great has as much to do with how you store your garments it as it does with how you wear them. Proper storage is also key to extending the life of your clothes, whether it be investment purchases like a leather jacket or a suit or something as simple as a t-shirt.
So, in this episode of 2 Minute Tuesday we’re answering a viewer question about how to properly store your clothing and all the tools you need to outfit your closet.
Use The Right Hangers
They help maintain clothes and keeps them organized. We recommend jacket hanger for all types of jackets, from suits to bomber jackets. The shape helps support the jacket’s shoulders and structure.
We recommend clip hangers for any and all pants and felt hangers for all types of shirts and sweatshirts.
Clip Hangers 1
Clip Hangers 2
Hang Your Pants Vertically or Folded Once
Hanging your pants vertically with a clip hanger is the ideal way since it will help hang out wrinkles. Simply attach the clip to the bottom hem of your pants and then hang. But, folded over once on a proper hanger works if you’re limited on closet space.
Always Fold Your Sweaters
You never want to hang your sweaters as it can damage the delicate material. Fold them and store them in a drawer or in the closet and don’t forget cedar blocks for keeping moths away.
Cedar Blocks For Preventing Moths
Finding the right budget-friendly Spring essentials is all about choosing the right affordable brands and focusing on the right accessories you can add to your outfit to really elevate your look and supplement your Essential Wardrobe.
Here are our picks for the 5 Best Budget-Friendly Spring Essentials for 2019!
1. Polo Shirts
We’ve always been huge fans H&M polos, the fit is great and they offer awesome bang for the buck. Get a range of basic colors (navy, black, grey, light grey) and wear them until Fall.
2. Braided Leather Belt
A low-key way to mix up your belt style without doing anything crazy. These belts are best for casual looks and we recommend options in dark brown, light brown, or black.
3. Silk Knit Ties
An easy, affordable way to mix up your tie routine. Silk knit ties add texture and a bit of casual flair that’s perfect for spring occasions (weddings/parties) or the office.
My Favorite Knit Ties
Alternative Knit Ties
4. Chino Pants
Obviously, we love chino pants for Spring and Uniqlo chinos are the cream of the crop for budget-friendly options. The fit and price are excellent and they even offer in-store hemming for free. They come in slim and straight fits.
My Favorite Budget-Friendly Chinos
5. Canvas Sneakers
A classic casual sneaker option that’s both stylish and affordable. Solid colors like white and navy are super versatile but don’t be afraid to mix it up with a fun checkerboard pattern or some color.
Even though winter is over the temperatures in Spring can vary greatly. So, that means having the right kinds of versatile, lightweight layers in your rotation. Here are our picks for the Best Lightweight Jackets for Spring 2019!
We listed all of our favorite styles down below, check ’em out!
Super versatile and goes with pretty much everything, a lightweight blazer in cotton or a cotton/linen blend is the perfect way to dress up casual and business casual in different ways. Neutral colors like navy and grey match easily but you can also go for one in earth tones like olive or tan. Plus, these jackets transition into summer easily as well.
Obviously, we’re huge fans of bomber jackets, they’re flattering for every body type and an absolute must-have for Spring. Look for one in a cotton blend or unlined nylon. If you’re not risking rain, we recommend a light suede version as well.
Look for a zip-up style that’s a bit sporty (anorak/tech style), Harrington style, or a bomber style. It works well with all types of casual looks and also is great for unexpected spring rain/weather.