Lifestyle January 28, 2017

WELCOME TO MEN’S FASHION CLOSET, GET READY TO BE STYLED!

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Are you still stuck the 80’s and feel left behind? Do you avoid mirrors like the plague? Do you feel out of place when you’re at an event? Does this outfit make me look fat?  We know you’re too manly to ask these questions out loud, but the truth is everyone wants to look good.

At Men’s Fashion Closet we will help find the style that works just for you; Be it country classic, casual trend setter or urban professional, we specialize in hard to dress bodies.

Lifestyle December 5, 2016

Grooming Tips For Men

Unrecognizable man combing his beardLong gone are the days when a man who spent more than 10 minutes in the shower with a bar of soap and a bottle of shampoo would be ridiculed. Today, a man is expected to adhere to a certain level of grooming. That being said, you need not spend hundreds of dollars a month on grooming products. If you are in the dark, below is a great guide to get you started.

 

Trimming your eyebrows is the first step to a neat looking facial appearance. You don’t need to go overboard with the tweezers but if you have a unibrow it would be a good idea to remove the area in the middle. Also, do a little tidying up above and below the brow line.

 

When you are next at the barber shop, ask him to shave off the runaway hair on the back of your neck. No one likes the caveman look, especially if you are supposed to be a professional!

 

Your face is one of the first things that people notice about you so treat it with care. Use a facial exfoliator once a week to get rid of excess dead skin cells and to prevent unsightly breakouts. Then, use a men’s facial soap every other day of the week to keep your face in top form. You’ll soon notice the difference!

 

Treating your nails with care is not just for girls! To have decent looking hands, all that is required is a weekly nail trim and a bit of hand cream every few days to keep them looking good.

 

Are you using the correct shampoo and conditioner? Now may be the time to evaluate this choice. For example, if you have dandruff, you should switch to an anti-dandruff variety or if you have oily hair, then a lighter shampoo would work well.

 

Once you have mastered the above tips, you should be well on your way to being a well-groomed gentleman!

Fitness December 5, 2016

The Top 5 Ab Workouts

Workouts for strong absIf you though that a flat an flab-free belly was out of reach for you, think again! By following a regime of 5 simple ab workouts, you could soon have the abs of your dreams!

 

  • Sit ups.

Sit ups can be difficult to master at first but once you get the hang of them they are well worth it. For the perfect sit up, sit on the ground, bend your knees with your heels touching the ground and place your hands on either side of your head. Ensure that your shoulders are dropped and then lie back until your back is flat on the ground. Then, raise your back up again. Repeat for 1 minute and then take a 10 second break. Repeat 5 times.

 

2) Crunches.

Another essential exercise in ultimately obtaining the dream abs, the crunch is crucial to your workout regime. To do this, lie on your back and place your feet on a wall, making sure your knees and hips are at a 90 degree angle. Then, squeeze your abdominal muscles while raising your shoulders and head. You could also cross your arms across your chest to avoid putting strain on your neck. Repeat 5 times.

 

3) Planks.

The plank is great because is works all of your core muscles. In addition, it is really easy to do. Simply get yourself into a normal push up position and then bend the elbows, resting your body weight on your forearms. Your body must form a straight line from the shoulders downwards. Once in this position, brace the core muscles and hold for 30 seconds. Repeat 5 times.

 

4) Seated leg raises.

This exercise works your abductor, core and quad muscles. It requires a chair with a back. To do a seated leg raise, get on your chair and slide to the front, placing your left foot on the ground with your knee slightly bent. Then extend your right leg directly in front of you with your heel on the floor. Ensure that your posture is straight and then roll your shoulder blades back while squeezing your ab muscles. Simultaneously, tighten the quadriceps in your right leg and raise the leg about six inches off of the ground. Hold for a few seconds and then slowly lower the leg down to the ground. Repeat 5 times and then switch legs.

 

5) Heel touches.

To finish off the perfect ab workout, perform a round of heel touches. Lie down on your back and bend your knees with your arms on either side of you. Use your ab muscles to rotate your right arm to your right foot and then back up again. Repeat with your left side. Repeat 5 times.

Lifestyle December 5, 2016

The Perfect Winter Coat Trends for That Perfect Look

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We all know that not only does a winter coat keep you warm, but it is a staple in any winter wardrobe. So, what are the current trends to achieve that perfect look this season? Let’s take a look!

 

  • Bomber and Biker Jackets.

Bomber jackets have recently made a comeback in a really big way. The great news is that they are available in endless colors and lovely fabrics to keep you warm this winter. Get creative with an embroidered or oversized bomber jacket and wear it with some black jeans and ankle boots for an uber cool look.

 

Biker jackets are also huge this season and look great with jeans, wrap dresses and wedged sneakers for a surprising twist. Don’t be afraid to experiment with your bomber and biker jackets!

 

2) Three Quarter Length Jacket.

The three quarter length jacket is ideal for those with petit figures or who feel drowned in full length coats. They also make incredible fall jackets and look great with slacks.

 

3) Fur Jackets.

For the ultimate in luxury, look no further than a faux fur jacket! A fur jacket that skims the knees is a good option but if you want to go all out why not try a full length coat? This season, vintage-inspired faux fur coats are trending in a big way and give you the perfect excuse to snuggle up in the park with you significant other with some hot chocolate!

 

Another alternative to a fur jacket is a faux fur stole which is the ultimate in feminine chic! Team it with a matching faux fur hat and you are good to go!

 

4) The Perfect Overcoat.

An overcoat is an essential item for layering and also when fall is going into winter and the weather is changeable. Look out for a sleek and light weight overcoat in your favorite color.

 

Fitness December 5, 2016

Health and Fitness Tips

If you have been thinking about finally achieving your goal weight, there is no time like the present to begin! As long as you are 100% motivated and determined to stick to your eating plan and fitness regime, there should be no reason why the weight should not gradually fall off.
As you are progressing along your weight loss journey, you may or may not notice that certain areas in your body contain fat that is difficult to shift. For many people, this is true for the belly area. If this sounds like you, it would be an excellent idea to avoid foods that are rich in saturated and trans fats as well as refined carbs. Examples of these include white bread, pastries, crackers, margarine and sugary drinks. Alcohol is also a major culprit and, while you need not abstain completely, it is wise to try and limit yourself to only 1 or 2 drinks per session, per week.

 

So, what CAN you eat? Well, the answer is lots- and often! In fact, you should be eating every 3 hours in order to prevent your body from going into starvation mode and storing fat. It is simply a matter of what you eat that is key.

 

A Mediterranean diet is a great and really healthy option as it is rich in monounsaturated fats that play a role in helping you to burn tummy fat. Not only this, these fats help to regulate the blood sugar level and reduce the risk of Diabetes. You can find monounsaturated fats in olives, seeds, nuts, etc.

 

The Mediterranean diet also includes a moderate amount of fish, dairy and loads of colorful vegetables which are high in essential minerals and vitamins. You can really play around with various dishes by trying different color vegetables together and trying different types of lean proteins.

 

Finally, ensure that you are getting the required minimum of 8 hours sleep as this also helps in weight reduction!