21 Feb Style & Grooming Guide 2017 – Infographic
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While some style and grooming trends change year on year, some are timeless classics.
Although it would be impossible to include every tip you’ll need in this 2017 guide, a few tweaks to your personal style and grooming regime can go a long way in taking your look to the next level. From hairstyles and skin care to shoe game and wardrobe essentials, this visual guide will make sure you look good and feel good… or simply groomed to Suave perfection!
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Suave Grooming’s Style & Grooming Guide 2017, courtesy of Suave Grooming
Style & Grooming Guide 2017
The pompadour will have another strong year in 2017 but the catwalk and celebrity trends are signalling the return of buzz cuts and long hair.
Beards are still as popular as ever but moving more towards groomed and well kept. Beard oil is key in taming an unruly beard. The balboa and short beards are easy to maintain whereas the faded beard requires more maintenance but compliments a fade haircut extremely well.
Pre-shave oil -Apply this oil before shaving cream to reduce irritation.
Shaving brush – This will create a superior lather and exfoliate your skin.
Safety razor – Ditch the disposable and get a closer shave with a safety razor.
Exfoliate – Exfoliate twice a week to remove dead skin cells that clog your pores.
Moisturize – Keep your skin healthy, energized and hydrated by moisturizing daily.
Eye pads – Try under eye gel pads to reduce swollen morning eyes and dark circles.
Sunscreen – Sunscreen isn’t just for vacation. Protect yourself from harmful UV rays.
The Perfect Suit
Color – Suit color comes down to two choices; grey and navy. The latter is far more versatile.
Buttons – Play it safe and opt for a two-buttoned blazer that can be both smart and casual.
Lapels – Wide lapels are in but only work if you have a broad stature. Anything over 3” will work.
Cuffs – How much of your cuff should show? Experts differ but ¼” to ½” will add that special touch.
Although there are many creative ways to wear a tie, there are three knots every man should perfect for every occasion.
Four-in-hand – Casual events
Half Windsor – Business meetings
Full Windsor – Formal events
While some men opt for a shoe collection, only three are essential for a capsule wardrobe.
Casual sneaker – For those dress down days a casual sneaker such as Converse All Stars will never go amiss.
Brown boots – Brown boots are incredibly versatile. Leather is a safe bet but suede Chelsea boots are great for summer.
Black dress shoe – The mighty Oxford will put you in good stead as a dress shoe for suit days and formal occasions.
Cedar wood hangers – Cedar is excellent at absorbing water and repelling moths. Use the correct sized width to avoid stretching or drooping the shoulders.
Shoe trees – These will maintain the shape of your shoes, particularly during travel and will prevent them from cracking.
Shoe polishing kit – It’s not just about having clean shoes. Shoes need a good polish to remain healthy and conditioned.