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.

Best Ways To Wear Jeans With Sneakers/Trainers, Boots, Dress Shoes For Men

There’s many different types of shoes and jeans/denim you can wear but depending on the shoes, your jeans need to be certain colors and fit certain ways in order to look their best, so today we’re going to show you the best ways to wear jeans with High and Low top Sneakers/Trainers, Boots, Chukka Boots, Chelsea Boots, Work Boots, Dress Shoes, Brogues, Monk Straps, Loafers, Penny Loafer and more. 

 

Low-Top Sneakers

Due to the low profile of lowtop sneakers its really hard to mess this up. They’ll work with almost any cut of jeans.

As for denim colors or styles, unless they’re all black sneakers (which we discussed before), you can pretty much wear any color or style you want. The one caveat is that if you’re wearing white sneakers and dark indigo jeans, they can stain the tops of the shoes. So soak the pants in cold water for about 30 minutes to get rid of any excess dye that may rub off on the shoes and then spot clean the shoes, as necessary.

If you want to avoid staining the shoes all together, either get them hemmed or cuff them to not touch the tops of the sneakers. We’ve done a whole article and video about cuffing your jeans here.

Hi-Top Sneakers

If you’re going to buy hi-top shoes and wear them with the hem going past the tops of the shoes, you should just get a lowtop pair of sneakers instead. We’ll assume you are wearing hi tops because you like the look of them and want to show off the whole shoe.

To do this well, either gets your pants hemmed shorter or cut them with scissors for a frayed look to show off the shoes or simply roll them to just below the top of the hi tops. Never more than twice, though, otherwise you’ll have a really thick cuff on the bottom and it will look very heavy and off on your shoes.

Running Shoes/Trainers

There’s two schools of thought here and it depends on how “chunky” the running shoes are. If they’re low-profile and sleek, then stick to a similar cut as low-top sneakers – which means wear any cut of jeans. You can even cuff your pants if you want a sportier look.

If you’re going for the Dad/Ugly sneaker look, then the chunkiness of them dictates you go for a straight leg, more relaxed cut. The more stonewashed, the better!

Dress Boots

These will pair really well with dark-wash or black jeans. Just make sure you’re jeans have a slight to no break to match the sleeker and more polished dress boots. Wearing dress boots and stacked hems is like wearing tuxedo shoes with jogger pants – it just doesn’t look good.

Work Boots

These boots tend to have a chunkier sole and more casual appearance, so definitely play up the workwear version and wear them with dark wash denim or denim that has some fading. And cuffed or uncuffed, you can wear them anyway you want. If you’re going for the super slim fit jean and chunky boot look (Justin Theroux), get them hemmed or roll them up to be shorter and leave no break. If you want a super vintage look, then try a single, oversized cuff and a more relaxed fit.

Desert & Chukka Boots

Wear them with any color and cut of jeans you prefer and they tend to look best with a slight or no break, depending on the look you’re going for. You can achieve this by cuffing your jeans or getting them hemmed.

Chelsea Boots

As we talked about in a separate video, Chelsea Boots are not for everyone- if you’re a bigger guy, stick to work boots unless you want to look like Humpty Dumpty with little tiny legs. Chelseas need to be paired with slim jeans to look their best. The color and material of the boots will determine what you should pair them with.

If you’re wearing black leather or suede chelseas, they’ll look best paired with black or gray skinny jeans. Anything outside of this will be much harder to pull off.

For brown or tan suede Chelseas, especially with a gum sole, go with a lighter blue or gray denim, which can also have some distressing.

If you’re going with brown (not tan) leather Chelseas, a dark wash denim will look best since browns and dark denim are a match made in heaven.

Debries & Brogues, Oxfords, Wingtips, Monkstraps (Dress Shoes)

Derbies, like Doc Martins, feature a chunkier profile, so they’re better suited for casual outfits that include denim. Black looks great with black or dark wash denim, while brown looks great with dark washed, stonewashed or even distressed lighter denim. If you want those late 80’s or early 90’s vibes, pinroll your jeans and wear them with white socks (I know we’ve talked about our hate of white socks before, and that still holds true 99.9% of the time. This is literally the .1% of times it will look good due to the specific, era-related look you’re going for.

For Brogues, as a general rule, the sleek, minimally detailed brogues will skew more formal while chunky, hole-punched ones will skew more casual. The color of the shoes affects which jeans your brogues will or won’t work with, going from black at the formal end and getting gradually lighter towards the casual end will work best. Casual tan brogues pair well with indigo or lighter denim while other colors like oxblood and black will look good with black denim. As for cut, they’ll work for any cut of denim you wear, regardless of the length of jeans you wear.

You can pull off Oxfords with black or indigo jeans, as long as they’re slim, and either cuffed or hemmed with no break so they’ll feel a little more casual, but still sleek and polished.

Loafers & Penny Loafers

The penny loafers’ low vamp (that’s the section of upper that covers the front of the foot) combined with a wide leg opening can make your feet look weirdly stubby. So opt for jeans that are tapered and cropped or pin-rolled. As for colors, we love a medium brown pair that goes well with dark wash indigo but can also be paired with any lighter colors up to white denim. Black penny loafers will look great with gray or indigo denim.

6 Best Men’s Sneaker/Trainer Brands In 2020

These 6 sneaker brands are our favorites for 2020 because they’ve been knocking it out of the park lately. See some of our favorite options from each of the brands below.

Nike

They’ve been around for a long time, but have created some dynasties like Air Max, Air Force 1 and Air Jordan, plus classics like the Cortez, it’s hard to dispute them as one of the top sneaker brands right now.

Favorites: Blazer | Air Max | Air Max 2 | Jordans | AF1 

Adidas

Their classics like the Superstar, Stan Smith and Gazelle always make our lists of top sneakers every year, but they have been innovating the past few years with their 3d printing and sole technology and have to say, HUGE fans of the boost soles. Put them on any shoe and I’ll be interested.

Favorites: NMD | UltraBoost | Stan Smith | Boost-Soled Favorite

Converse

Like Adidas, they will make every essential sneaker video we’ll produce from here til the end of time. How do you deny the All Stars or Jack Purcell’s iconic status?

Favorites: All Stars | All Stars Alt | Jack Purcells | Unique Option 1 | Option 2

Common Projects

When they introduced the Achilles Low model in 2004, the men’s sneaker game was officially changed. Soft, Italian leather and a timeless design made them the perfect shoe for anything from a suit to shorts.

Favorites

New Balance

Not only are they responsible for some of the comfiest and most iconic running shoes ever made, they’re known for their excellent materials and craftsmanship. They have their classic styles, but have branched out into sleeker options and have also done some really cool collaborations too, that it’s hard to deny they’re one of the best sneaker brands right now.

Favorites: 574 | 247

Vans

As we’re from California, these have been virtual staples for us even as little kids, so while it seems like they bubble up in the international consciousness every decade or so, we’ve been seeing and wearing them our whole lives, so they deserve a place on the list for absolute staying power.

Favorites: Old Skool | Authentic | Slip-On

Best Men’s Skin Care Routine For Clear Skin – Dorian’s Routine

With the extra time on your hands right now, it’s time to get your skincare routine locked down! We’re talking about and demonstrating how to have the best skin of your life by fixing your issues and without needing expensive treatments or products!

Cleansers

Morning & Nighttime

Moisturizer

This one is used both morning and night.

Sunblock

Depends on what you’re looking for:

Moisturizer & Sunblock combined

Physical Blocker

Chemical Blockers – Option 1 | Option 2

Personalized Actives

This company will evaluate your skin and create a lotion with active ingredients to address your skin issues.

Bonus: Masks

Great pick-me-ups to have if your skin isn’t feeling or looking it’s best.

Option 1 | Option 2

What’s In My EDC Bag?

Fans have been asking for an update as to what I carry in my EDC bag, so now’s the time!

Items Mentioned in the video

Everyday Backpack (30L version)

Laptop – Dell XPS 13

Wood Laptop Skin

Hip/Sling bag

Phone Wallet (exact model discontinued)

Keychain Multi-Tool

Travel Cutlery

Sunglasses Case (exact model discontinued)
Option 1 | Option 2 

Sunglasses

Samsung Bluetooth Headphones 

Notebook

Pen case

Pens
Brass | Plastic | Titanium

Phone Stand

Water Bottle

Baby Wipes

Battery Pack

Phone Case

Omega Watch

Self-Isolation Essentials (Things We Can’t Live Without During Quarantine)

Since we’re under pseudo-quarantine right now, we wanted to show you the things that are making our time indoors fun, easy and (somewhat) productive.

Loungewear

Discussed at length, here.

BENDY Phone TRIPOD

Since video chatting has become a standard way of life in our household, having a tripod for your phone allows you to sit back or do other things while chatting with friends or family.

Tripod & Smartphone Tripod Mount | The head shown in the video

Insulated Hot/COLD Thermos

This mug is great for enjoying a hot or cold drink throughout the day and not having to worry about it cooling off or getting warm.

Notebook & Fountain Pen

Now that we’ve got more time on our hands, we’re finding analog options are more relaxing and useful. So we’re writing out to-do lists, thoughts, ideas as well as use for journaling.

Favorite Notebook | Fountain Pen | Ink

Hip Bag

Since we’ll all have to venture outdoors eventually for basic necessities or for a walk around the neighborhood to maintain your sanity, a hip bag is great for carrying your wallet, keys, hand sanitizer, mask, gloves, etc. This bag is great because it can be used with a belt or strap for either around your waist or as a regular sling bag.

SKINCARE Routine

Being stuck indoors and not having to see anyone socially means it’s the perfect time to get your skincare routine completely locked down. As mentioned in the video, here’s some of the items we’ve been testing and finding to be well worth the time invested.

Curology Night Lotion | Masks (both are great) – 1st Choice, 2nd Choice 

BOARD GAMES

We were never big board game fans in the past, but just before we went under lockdown, we picked up a couple that have been highly recommended and we’re so glad we did!

Choice 1 | and 2 | and 3

Streaming Device

We’ve been streaming-only for almost a decade now, so this may be old hat to us, but if you’re looking for the best all-around streaming device, this is absolutely it. You can virtually stream anything and everything, even if the service you like doesn’t have a compatible app. (Watch the video for the explanation.)

Silicone Food Containers

If you’re like us, your home cooked meal count has gone up exponentially. Instead of using plastic bags to store leftovers, these silicone food containers have been a god-send. They can be frozen, boiled and cleaned in the dishwasher. Total game changers in our house.