For years, people have never quite understood the difference between perfume and colognes. Most people believe that the difference lies in the bottle they come in, but this is not the case. The difference is a little more subtle than that; it lies in the concentration of oil in alcohol and water.
According to scientific study, “fragrance” is generally a unisex term for, well any smell that’s a certain amount of fragrance oil diluted in alcohol and water. Therefore, the variation is all in the concentration.
To begin, cologne typically composed of 2% – 4% perfume oils in alcohol and water; they tend to be used in fragrances for younger people. On the other hand, perfume is historically genderless and has been used to describe both men’s and women’s fragrances. It is the best term used to describe a fragrance and it contains 15% – 20% pure perfume essence and lasts for about 5 to 8 hours.
Whatever your poison, picking the right fragrance is surprisingly difficult for many men. The fragrance is an invisible part of your style and image and is an important part of your overall aesthetic.
Whether you are going to work, heading on vacation, going on a date or simply trying to woo your significant other, you could use a fragrance to help you out.
This article covers 36 of the best colognes and perfumes for men that you should buy.
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Sneakers are some of the most comfortable shoes that you can wear almost anywhere. People wear them every day.
They come in different variations and thanks to exclusive designers, they have become a little more pricey but luxurious nonetheless. The funny thing about this is that sneakers did not always start like this; in the 18th century, sneakers were attributed to the less than fortunate. During this time, those who could not afford much wore shoes with rubber soles known as plimsolls; they were made such that you could wear any on your right or left foot; comfortable right?
Later, the US Rubber Company produced a canvas-topped shoe which was known as ‘Keds’; after that, they were considered the first ever mass produced sneaker company. So why are they called sneakers? Before, shoes which were made with rubber soles has a heavy solid bottom which made walking very loud.
Sneakers got their name because they did not have the solid base; walking produced no noise so you could sneak around. With time, sneakers were developed further and turned into shoes that you can wear when working out or just out on errands.
The best sneakers are comfortable ones, breath easily, and allow you to do just about anything without hurting your feet. If you are looking to buy your first pair or just want an upgrade, here are 32 best sneakers for men.
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Whether you’re buying your first electric shaver or upgrading from an older razor, it can be challenging to choose between the dizzying array of models.
This guide will help you decide which features are most important to you and help you narrow down your choices and at the end of it we’ve provided 16 best electric shavers you can buy online.
Shaving has been part of human nature since ancient times.
It is recorded that even ancient man would participate in a grooming ritual that involved cutting excess hair on his head and his face.
The task of shaving began with simple tools; any object with a sharp edge would suffice to cut off any unwanted hair. This was later modified to be an object with a flat sharp edge; years of modification brought on knives, blades and eventually razors.
Sharp razors which are still being used by majority of people in the world are still fashionable thanks to the sophisticated forms they have taken. However, whichever forms they took, the chore of shaving was still tedious and boring to people.
Then came the electric shaver; not only was the electric shaver practical, it was also very functional. It allowed people to have a quick shave on the move; moreover, it made the shave more clean and neat.
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Almost 7000 years ago, the first real concept of men’s underwear was the loin cloth which was used by early man to provide some form of coverage while running errands.
This carried on to ancient Egypt which shows (in art form) that pharaohs wore some form of specialized kilt/loincloth called a ‘shendoh’.
The middle-ages came and with them loose-fitting trousers called ‘braies’; they offered more coverage but came with the ultimate disadvantage of having to be laced up in three places. This was rectified by the ‘codpiece’ which opened at the front using buttons.
Underwear completely changed when a postcard from the French Riviera inspired Tighty Whities. Soon after, boxer shorts became just as popular.
As a man, buying underwear you probably do not take as much time or precision as when buying a jacket.
However, finding the right type of underwear will take more than just ‘necessity’ to motivate you.
When buying underwear, be sure you make use of the size chart; most stores offer this and you can use it to find the best fitting pair, not too big not too small.
Once you find your right size, look for the best quality that come in a pack so you end up spending wisely.
Overall, you should buy a variety of underwear depending on your activity of the day; for example if it is a cozy Saturday evening, loose boxers would be a perfect fit.
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Most people do not carry a pocket knife everyday. In fact, pocket knives are only remembered when one is in a tight situation.
There are several reasons why you should carry a pocket knife; it is a versatile tool that helps you with various activities. It is especially functional in the great outdoors when camping, fishing, and hunting.
That been said, what makes a pocket knife a really good tool?
It all depends on: The function, design, and of course performance determine just how effective a pocket knife is.
Next time you are in the market for a pocket knife, consider how you plan to use it in order to determine what the best pocket knife for you is.
One quality of a good pocket knife is it’s size; in this case bigger is not always better.
A smaller pocket knife is better as it is more portable and easier to handle. Another quality is the material of the blade; steel blade are preferred because they provide qualities such as corrosion proof, resistance to wearing, and a smooth satin finish for beauty.
Another way to tell if a pocket knife is good it through observation of the handle; the type of handle should allow you a firm and comfortable grip such that it does not slip off of your hands even in wet conditions.
If you are looking for a pocket knife, consider any of the following knives that have either different personalities but share in functionality.
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Everyone living in the modern world has at some point bough or thought about buying a good pair of sunglasses.
So whether you bought them or not, you know that there exists a qualification for good sunglasses; so what is a good pair of sunglasses?
The main purpose of sunglasses is to protect your eyes from sunlight; as such a good pair of sunglasses has some protection against glare and UV rays; if they are mirrored with side shields then the better.
When buying sunglasses, you will often find yourself heading for the colored lenses; however, these do not always protect you from UV rays. Therefore, look for the pair that has a UV coating to really shield your eyes.
Finally, find a pair of sunglasses with a flattering frame according to your face shape so you can really stand out in them.
The frames should also be made from durable material such as plastic or metallic depending on your preferences; this ensures that they serve their purpose without breaking or scratching.
So, the next time you need a good pair of sunglasses consider any of the following.
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Belts are an accessory used to day for both style and functionality.
Initially, belts were used before the 1900s as a decoration for military uniform. Soldiers would wear belts tightly around the waist in order to draw in the waist. This helped to bulk up the chest and made the shoulders look wide for a trim physique. Eventually, during the 1920s, men started wearing belts for functionality in that they kept trousers from sliding down the waist.
By the 90s, belts seemed to have disappeared in that most men began wearing their pants low. However, this soon changed as Belts are now being adapted as statement pieces, accessories, or just to help keep your pants up.
There are many things that you shod consider when buying a belt.
Style, and functionality, is just some of them; however, if you would like a belt you can stand by for a long time, you should always pay attention to three major factors.
The first is variety; you should always buy a belt that has features such as detachable and reversible because it will give you a variety to work with.
Second, always go for the tough belt. Make sure that the material of the belt is tough and durable so you will not have to keep buying new belts every now and then.
Finally, a good belt should feature versatility. The way the belt is designed should allow you to wear it for both formal and casual events; it should be an almost every day belt.
In this list you can find a range of choices, from high-quality Italian leather belts to more relaxed fabric options.
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There is an old school method for carrying a wallet where the man stuffs a big hunk of junk in their back pocket and continues with their day.
For many decades, this is how most men carried their wallets.
Unfortunately, by the end of the day, many were left with sore backs; that is unless a pickpocket managed to snag it first.
Sitting on your wallet creates an imbalance that distorts your pelvis and hips, placing stress on your hip joint and lower back. Eventually, you could compress the sciatic nerve which translates to pain.
It is no surprise therefore that most medical professionals agree that sitting on your wallet is a bad idea. The obvious solution to curing your ache is to get your wallet out of your back pocket.
However, most of your traditional wallets are too thick and bulky to comfortably place into a front pocket. That being said, the need for a new style of wallet arose.
People needed something that was slim and lightweight and could easily fit into a front pocket. Thus came the front pocket wallet that was designed to be slim and compact.
Therefore, if you are looking to take care of your pelvis and back, consider getting one of the following front pocket wallets.
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Chain wallets are not as popular as they were back in the 1950’s.
However, this does not mean that they are not stylish, a key accessory or even functional.
People more than often wonder what the purpose of a chained wallet is?
Well, around midcentury, credit cards were invented and people would often receive discounts and gifts if they pay cash. As such manufacturers began making wallets with more space for cash. An added feature than came with this stylish wallets with chain that could loop onto your belt loop.
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If you are on the market looking for a backpack for your day to day activities or for traveling purposes then you have asked yourself multiple times: what is the best bag for you?
Knowing what you are going to use the bag for is a great start to choosing a good and long lasting backpack. You will need a pack that fits all your items with a suspension system that can handle your body and the weight you put on it.
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