8 Things ALL Guys Should STOP Wearing In Their 30s

You just turned 30 or you’re in your 30’s and have decided to get it together on the clothing front. Congratulations because this officially means you’re now a proper grownup. While you may not be be hitting your peak professionally or financially yet, you’re definitely on the way, which means you should be taking your clothing and appearance a little more seriously.

So where does that leave your wardrobe? How do you walk the tightrope that is post-twenties dressing without looking like an over-the-hill has-been, or worse – a textbook case of early mid-life crisis?

These are some of the items that categorically shouldn’t be in your rotation in your third decade. Even if you do feel young at heart.

 

Dirty or Faded Anything

You’re too old to have an excuse for dirty clothing and shoes. You’re not out in the playground anymore, so your excuse for having dirty or terribly worn out anything is just laziness.

Graphic Tees

There are two exceptions when it comes to wearing one: You’re headed to watch your favorite sports team play or you’re going to a concert. Outside of these two situations, wearing a graphic tee communicates your someone who can’t get over the fact he’s no longer in his twenties.

Dirty, old or worn out shoes

No self-respecting man should be walking around in old, dirty shoes. Ever. Also, did you know it’s one of the first things women look at and can be a real make it or break it when it comes to first impressions?

Baggy anything

Unless you think to yourself, I’d like a more relaxed fit with these because that’s a silhouette I’d like to go for with this outfit, then you shouldn’t be wearing anything ill-fitting. The days of you wearing clothes because they were gifted or somehow found their way into your wardrobe by happenstance are over. A man in his 30’s should know what he’s going for and should nail it.

“If a guy shows up wearing ill-fitting pants or a big shirt, game over,” said every woman on planet Earth.

White socks and novelty underwear

Nothing says this guy dresses like a grade schooler more than white socks. Replace them with literally any other color – starting with black, blue and gray, and you’ll be on the road to adulthood!

Novelty underwear is a rite of passage for most men. When you’re a teenager, it’s the go-to Christmas gift for relatives intent on finding skivvies that’ll give you a chuckle. But we’re still not laughing.

Hopefully by now, you’ll have had the sense to leave the trunks that declare you a ‘Beer Monster’ or baggy boxer shorts emblazoned with the warning ‘In Case Of Emergency, Pull Down’ far, far behind you.

We even did a super in-depth article on the best men’s underwear out there if you need to check that out.

Shorts

Cargo shorts, especially. The one type of shorts you can wear are chino cloth shorts, but frankly, now that you’re older, shorts should mostly be worn near bodies of water in the form of swim trunks. Instead, grab some chino pants and roll up the hem (or get them hemmed to be a little shorter) and you’ve got something breathable and much more age-appropriate.

Flip Flops/Sandals

Unless you’re at a body of water, get rid of them.

Unkempt Haircuts

An adult ensures he always looks good, and that definitely goes for your hair.

6 Things All Guys Should Stop Wearing By Age 20

Whether you’re fresh out of college or just about to be, you’ve entered a point in your life where there’s no longer an excuse to dress like a teenager. You’re a young man whose on his way to making a name for himself so it’s time to get your $h!t together!

 

Sweatpants & Sweaters

These were okay options to wear when you’re in school when studying (and partying) take priority. But if you’re out of school, this look should be relegated to around the house, at most. There’s much better options for loungewear these days, but either way, remove these out of your daily or weekly rotation and start putting together a more adult, Essential Wardrobe.

Jean Shorts A.K.A. Jorts

When you were a teenager these were passable because people assume your parents bought them for you, but those days are over. Instead, opt for some chino cloth shorts, which are more age appropriate and can be styled a bunch of different ways.

Chunky Skate Shoes

Wear these, of course, if you’re still skating. But just like a construction worker should change out of his steel-toed boots after the day is done, don’t wear these outside of their intended usage time and get some stylish low-top sneakers instead.

Ill-fitting clothing

The days of wearing clothing that doesn’t fit your body are over. Anything big and baggy (that isn’t part of a specific fit) is sloppy and shows poor judgement as a budding adult, so instead learn how clothing should fit your specific body type and get it together.

Hats

Wearing hats all day, everyday is a big sign of a young man who still is dressing like a teenager. If you’re wearing hats because you are too lazy to style your hair, then it’s time to find a hairstyle that fits your lifestyle best. Hats should be worn sparingly in the adult world, so find a hairstyle that works best for you.

Designer Anything

Unless you’re well off, the stupidest thing to do in your 20’s is get yourself into debt because you want to wear designer clothing. As we work with every major designer in the world, we can assure you that they aren’t worth going into debt for. You’ll absolutely regret it!

The First 9 Things Women See | How To Attract a Woman in 2020

Last time we did this topic it was almost 3 years ago and it was just Ashley. So today we’re going to discuss the first things women notice about a guy – from both a woman and man’s perspective. Some of these may be obvious, but we guarantee that a lot of these aren’t.

Your Silhouette or Shape

Especially from a distance or behind, it’s hard to tell much about a person except by the shape of their body. So how you’re standing and carrying yourself will immediately be noticed. Stand up straight and cultivate good posture to appear confident.

Your Clothing

It’s hard to tell much about a person just from first glance, but if you’re wearing ill-fitting, old/stained or wrinkled clothing, a woman will notice this immediately. Make sure you’re clothing fits your body properly and looks relatively clean and you’ve got the big bases covered.

Your Face

As humans, we immediately look at faces to identify whether you’re a friend or foe. Make sure it’s a pleasant experience and take care of any skin issues if you have. Also, always remember she’s also looking at your eyes to see where your attention is. If you’re trying to attract her, make sure your eyes meet for a second, then give her the next item on our list.

A Smile

Giving her a smile makes her feel good, makes you look better and more pleasant, and also acknowledges that you like her too. No woman or anybody, for that matter, likes a sour puss. Smiles bring out the best in you and others around you.

Your Hair

Next up is something that frames your face – your hair. Since she’s look at your face as a whole, the hair is going to play a big part of her impression of you. Regardless of your hair type or whether you’re balding or not, ensure your hair game is on point and compliments your face shape.

Your Shoes

This will never change and has been confirmed each and every time we ask females – they look right at your shoes because whether you know it or not, your shoes tell the story of you – how well you take care of yourself and your situation in life. Make sure your shoes are relatively clean, well-cared for and the laces tied properly.

Your Mannerisms

Be slow and deliberate in your movements. Have a pleasant, easy-going body language. Show her that you’re in control of yourself. It makes people nervous if you’re constantly fidgeting or nervously looking around or it makes you look like a slob if you’re splayed out like a couch potato (younger guys have this problem the most).

Your Hands

Just like your shoes, your hands give women an indicator of your station in life. Are they clean and well-cared for? A man with long, dirty fingernails are one of the biggest turn offs for women.

The Way You Speak

The way you communicate will be the final confirmation that she’s right about you based on everything else she’s seen so far. So speak well, calmly, and with class, courtesy and attention and you’ll win her over.

3 Outfits Men Wear That ALL Women Love In 2020

We’re going to show you the 3 outfits that will consistently impress women (and anyone else, frankly). Also, these outfits will look good on every man, regardless of his age, body type and budget, so do yourself a favor and add these outfits into your rotation.

Casual

For this look, we went with a simple white t-shirt, navy bomber, dark wash jeans and white sneakers. Bombers work on every single body type – they add bulk if you’re skinnier and break up your body for a slimming effect if you’re huskier – so that’s why we recommend them across the board. The beauty of this outfit is that if it’s warmer out, you can easily remove the jacket and cuff the jeans for a cooler, more sporty, casual look. Don’t forget a watch or slim metal cuff on your wrist!

Elevated Casual

This look is great when you don’t want to wear jeans and want a little more elevated casual look. We’ve got a navy polo shirt, which is an upgraded casual shirt yet still looks great on all men, and then throw on a pair of flat-front tan chino pants and some loafers and finish it off with a Harrington jacket. Just like the previous outfit, if it’s warm, ditch the jacket and cuff the pants for a more warm-weather version. The only thing to consider in this outfit is the type of polo shirt you should be wearing. If you’re a bigger guy, go with a pique cotton, if you’re average or slim, go with anything but pique (preferably cotton). If you need help finding a good polo shirt, send us a text about your body type and we’ll be glad to recommend some options for you.

Smart Casual

If you want to keep the jeans but class it up a bit, chuck on a blue or white oxford button down shirt and add in the dark wash jeans and then throw on some suede or leather brown chukka boots and finish it off, depending on how elevated you want to go with either a sport coat, work jacket or jean jacket. To keep it less formal, tuck in the front of the shirt and leave the rest undone. You don’t need the jacket if its warm out, but definitely don’t cuff your jeans with chukka boots in this one.

6 Ways to Look Sexier (As a Man) – Even If You’re Not

In this article, we wanted to share the top 6 ways a guy can instantly become more attractive. Some of these might sound simple, but for some reason a lot of men don’t understand how effective these 6 things are for enhancing your sexiness to women.

Stand up straight

Women love a confident man and an easy way to exude that is to stand up straight. Think about it, if you see someone who is hunched over, would you think that person is super confident? No, we didn’t think so.

Throw on a pair of sunglasses

Sunglasses instantly add a stylish and mysterious touch to your overall appearance which women can’t help but be attracted to. Just make sure whatever frames you choose, they fit your face shape. Otherwise, they can really mess up your overall appearance.

Wear a watch

Accessories are a great touch and women will notice and appreciate your attention to detail. Stick to simple, subtle designs to start until you’ve really figured out your style. Also, you can easily go overboard and look silly if you have too many accessories, so avoid it at all costs.

Get your skincare in check

Your face is one of the first thing anyone sees, so having clear skin looks great on every man. We all have certain problems when it comes to our skin, but luckily there’s a ton of great skincare products out there that can help address those annoying issues and help get your skin look its best.

Dress in well-fitting clothing

Nothing looks worse than a guy wearing clothing too big or small for their body type. Ensuring your clothing fits your body type will make you look like a million bucks. If you’re unsure about the fit of your clothing, definitely check out our Clothing Fit Guide Series where we go into detail about how your clothes should fit.

Whiten your teeth

Since your face is one of the first things anyone will see, make sure it’s a pleasant experience. Always smile in the beginning and throughout a conversation because that’ll instantly put her at ease. The one thing that can put her (or anyone for that matter) off is having yellow or stained teeth so make sure to give them some TLC by getting them professionally whitened or using whitening strips at home.

Best Men’s Facial Hair or Beard Styles and Types 2020

Best Men’s Facial Hair & Beard Styles or Types For Your Face Shape

In this post, we’re going to show you the best men’s facial hair and beard styles and types for your face shape. Why is this important? Choosing a men’s facial hair style that works for his face shape ensures any man will look his best all the time. If you haven’t gone through our definitive guide about how to find a man’s face shape once and for all, then this post will not make much sense. So head over there first and figure out your face shape, then come back here.

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Facial Hair Style Gallery

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Rectangle or Oblong

Rectangular and Oblong face shapes are longer so you don’t want to exaggerate it with beard styles that are long, triangular or pointy at the chin. So opt for a beard that’s very full and let the facial hair grow higher up on the cheeks to stop it from looking so elongated.

You categorically want to avoid goatees and Van Dykes because they will elongate the face. Instead, try facial hair that ranges in length from clean shaven, stubble to a short beard to accentuate your features because this face shape doesn’t need facial hair to balance out any disproportionate areas like other face shapes.

Oval

You can get away with a variety of facial styles that other men can’t. This versatility comes from being the owner of both square and round features, meaning you don’t really need to balance anything out.

You can go with clean-shaven, stubble, chevron mustache, goatee, Van Dyke beard or any length of beard, so the facial hair wold is your oyster, friend!

If going for a beard, you want it to be squared at the jaw, with clean lines on the cheeks, short length on the sides and cut underneath the chin. This balances your oval shape and combines the weight of a full beard with the definition of a well-groomed beard most guys miss. Keeping a rounded, not well-shaped beard will make your face extra oval, which you want to avoid.

Square

Unlike other face shapes, you want to use your facial hair to balance out the square shape of your face. So think long or rounded styles with your facial hair choices.

Clean shaven or stubble will work, but if you want a mustache, go with a horseshoe stache, rounded goatee or even a Van Dyke beard.

For longer beards, avoid a square beard with sharp lines and right angles because it’ll make you look like a lego figurine. Instead, go for a beard where the chin area is rounded or triangular/pointy to offset the square shape of your face.

Triangle

With the sharp features of this face shape, clean shaven is best, because given the prominence of the jawline, most other facial hair styles will make your jaw even wider, which you want to avoid. This is when your head hairstyle will really play a much bigger factor for how you look. See our other video and article about this.

However, if you are dead-set on having some facial hair, go with a ‘beardstache’ – a moustache with a short beard or stubble as pictured above. With this hybrid style, avoid anything too full and thick on the cheeks, which will give the unwanted impression of an even wider jawline. Instead, square off the edges of the stache at the bottom.

Round

The best facial hair styles for you are going to counter the roundness of your face shape. A large, unkempt, rounded beard or rounded edge goatee will make your head look like a bowling ball, so don’t do that.

Instead, go for a goatee with stubble on the cheeks or a Van Dyke beard. This will create the impression of a longer and more pronounced chin.

For a beard, go for a full, square beard – short or long – which is shorter on the cheeks and longer towards the chin to give the appearance of a more chiselled, elongated jaw.

Diamond

The goal should always be to keep hair on the chin to offset the cheekbones to create the illusion of having more balanced bone structure.

So that means you can go with some stubble to give the appearance of adding some size to a narrower chin or even a goatee to fill in the narrower area below your nose. A mustache may accentuate your pointy chin so it’s not advised, but you may be able to get away with one as a beardstache (pictured for Triangular face shapes above), but at that point, you might as well have a beard.

If you’re going to go with a beard, grow it so it’s wider on the cheeks and jawline and squared off on the chin to give the appearance of a fuller face – see the Oval face shape picture above for this type of beard.

Heart

Like a diamond face shape, you want to use facial hair to add some much-needed bulk to a narrow chin and jawline.

So you can go with some stubble all around. Mustaches and goatees will make your face look smaller than it is, so avoid those.

For a beard style, go with one that’s closer on the cheeks but leave more length in the chin and mustache area to add depth and volume to your jawline.

Best Men’s Hairstyles & Haircuts For Your Face Shape

In this post, we’re going to show you the best men’s hairstyles for your face shape. Why is this important? Choosing a men’s hairstyle that works for your face shape ensures you will look your best all the time. If you haven’t gone through our definitive guide about how to find a man’s face shape once and for all, then this post will not make much sense. So head over there first and figure out your face shape, then come back.

Have questions? Text us at +1 424-228-9407 or click here: https://my.community.com/awxinc

Oval

Symmetrical and well-proportioned, an oval face shape does well with most hairstyles, so the hair world is your oyster. The one thing to do is to get a style with your hair off the forehead to create some volume and angles on top.

The most complimentary hairstyle is a short on the sides and slightly longer on the top cut, similar to a quiff or side part. How long you go depends on your preference but the one thing to avoid is a forward fringe style haircut. Too much hair on the forehead softens your features and increases roundness of your face, which you want to avoid.

Square

Like the oblong or oval face shape, most hairstyles will work with your face shape, even extremely short or longer hairstyles – from buzz cuts to French crops to quiffs. Keep in mind that the shorter you go, the more you’ll look like a military grunt, so that’s the one thing to be aware of.

Classic, neat haircuts like close fades, side parts and short layers complement a square shape best.

Rectangle or Oblong

The longest of the face shapes, a rectangular or oblong face shape falls between an oval and a square, but requires a subtly tweaked hairstyle to ensure the face doesn’t appear even longer than it is.

Avoid taking the sides too short if keeping it longer on the top, as this would make your face look longer. Try a well-proportioned style that doesn’t take the sides too short or leave too much length on top. So try a style that lets the hair fall to the sides and/or across the forehead to add width and ensure your face doesn’t appear narrower than it is.

Round

A round face shape benefits from a haircut that gives it some definition or angles since they aren’t there naturally. For your face shape, you need to think square. A square hairstyle creates the illusion of structure so go for a style with height on the top that’s taken tight at the sides like a pompadour or a flat top. Front fringes will also look great for your face shape.

Diamond

A diamond face shape is one of the less common ones and because of that, you’ll need to be a little more careful to ensure your hairstyle looks great.

Avoid taking the sides too short because given the width of the cheekbones, a hairstyle that’s particularly short on the sides will make your ears look bigger – which you obviously want to avoid.

Hairstyles that add width to the forehead and chin area are going to look best on you. Fringes work well to add texture to the forehead, while longer styles that can be tucked behind the ears are great for accentuating your cheek bones. You can a side sweep or deep side-part hairstyle, and consider growing a 5 o’clock shadow if you want to add some size to a narrower chin.

Heart

Kind of similar to a Diamond face shape, avoid cuts that are very short, especially on the sides, as they’ll accentuate the narrowness of the chin and the width of your forehead. A medium-length swept look is the safest bet. Mid-length and long hairstyles that are kept reasonably thin and light soften the heart shape’s strong forehead.

Triangle

A hairstyle with volume will look best with a triangle face shape. So go for longer haircuts with fuller sides, which will add volume all around.

How To Find Your Face Shape Guide For Men

In this post, we will show you the most exacting way possible for how to find a man’s face shape once and for all. Not only will your face shape help you determine the best haircuts and hairstyles a man should have, but it will also help you figure out the best facial hair and beard styles for men, as well as the best sunglasses and optical glasses that will work for you – all based on your face shape!

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Gather The Tools

In order to definitively figure out your face shape, you need to measure your face.

Measure Your Forehead

Run your measuring tape across your forehead from hairline to hairline. Make sure you’re measuring the widest part – this is usually around halfway between your eyebrows and your hairline.

Measure Your Cheekbones

The width of your cheekbones is very important when it comes to picking a hairstyle. Getting it wrong can throw off the proportions of certain features like your ears.

Start at just past the outer corner of your eye, lay your measuring tape across the bridge of your nose to slightly past the outer corner of your other eye.
Make sure the tape measure runs at a straight line and rests just above your cheekbones.

Measure Your Jawline

Measure from the tip of your chin to below your ear at the point at which your jaw angles upwards. Multiply that number by two to get your jawline length.

Measure Your Face Length

Run the tape measure from the center of your hairline to the tip of your chin.
If you have a shaved head or receding hairline, estimate the point where your hairline used to be.

Determining Your Face Shape

Now it’s time to determine your face shape! Note which measurement is the largest of the four as this will be important later on. When mentioned later on about measurements being the same or similar, understand that there is up to half an inch of leeway there. So if your jawline is 7.5” and your cheeks are 8”, those would be considered similar in size. Anything over .5 inches would be considered different.

Square

All measurements are fairly similar. The angle of the jaw is sharp rather than rounded.

Rectangle/Oblong

Face length is the largest measurement. Forehead, cheekbones, and jawline are similar in size, within about a half inch of each other.

Oval

Face length is greater than the width of the cheekbones, and forehead is greater than the jawline. The angle of the jaw is rounded rather than sharp.

Round

Face length and cheekbones have a similar measurement. They are larger than forehead and jawline, which also have a similar measurement. The angle of the jaw is soft and much less defined.

Diamond

Face length measures largest. Then, in descending order: cheekbones, forehead, and smallest is jawline. The chin is pointed.

Heart

Forehead measures largest, then your cheekbones, and then your jawline. The chin is pointed.

Triangular

Jawline measures greater than cheekbones, which measures larger than your forehead.

Once you’ve figured out your face shape, you can begin to make more informed choices on everything from your hairstyle, facial hair/beard to your sunglasses.