A white T-shirt, blue jeans, a leather jacket, a cigarette, a quaff, an eye wink – these are just some of many reasons why James Dean was - and still is - one of the biggest icons of coolness and sexiness.  He’s one of the first guys ever who got the label “bad boy”. Even if the Rebel is long gone, his badass spirit keeps living on in women’s fantasy and guys’ inspiration.


Most men in their adolescence are trying to become rebels, one way or another. If asked why, the usual answer is: “That’s what women want!”, or something along that line. And it’s not just about women - tough guys usually have more friends and a higher social status in the group. Bad boys get what they want, when they want it; they don’t pretend to be something they're not; they couldn’t care less about other people's opinion; they say out loud what others would keep for themselves ; they walk the walk not just talk the talk. They have that tough almost bully-like attitude that many women find simply irresistible.

It’s not unusual that most men would like to be like James Dean. If you don’t have that innate macho spirit, at least you can dress like one. The bad boy look is a good starting point for building up an attitude that goes along with the style. With these simple tips, you too can look like an Alpha male from the big screen or a rebellious rock star.

The bad style
What we today call the “Bad boy style” has its origins in the sub cultures of the 50s and 60s. In the film “The Wild One” from 1953, Marlon Brando with his gritty attitude, leather jacket and a big motorcycle introduced the bad boy style to the masses.

The jacket
One of the most recognizable signs of a badass guy is his leather jacket and it’s a must have for creating the bad boy look. There’s something indescribable about it that communicates excitement, confidence and danger. Leather jackets come in various models and styles, but, whatever type you choose, there are a few things you should pay attention to.

Whichever style it is - a rock-star edgy jacket with metal buttons and buckled belt, one of the more manly leather motorcycle jackets, or a punk version with badges - you should choose the one in which you’ll feel most comfortable.
The jacket should fit you perfectly in shoulders, otherwise you won’t look cool, but awkwardly.
The black leather jackets are the most common ones, but you shouldn’t be strict about it. Feel free to pick some other color (however, it would be good to avoid pink). Also, avoid prints and designs – that’s just too cheesy to be cool.

Simple clothes
Some may say that besides the leather jacket, you don’t need anything else to make an impression. And they’ll be almost right. The key of the bad boy style is to look like you are not trying to be cool – you just are, so you should keep it simple.

A plain t-shirt is the most common choice for this style, usually in black or white color. If you’re wearing a shirt, don’t button all the buttons - leave the upper and the bottom ones loose. For more stylish look, pick a Cuban collar shirt.
Jeans are the best and the simplest choice for an effective and comfortable look. They combine easily with almost anything; especially with a t-shirt and leather jacket. Straight-leg, slim, distressed or some other model – the choice is yours.
It’s unlikely to see a bad boy wearing snickers. The right footwear for this look are boots.

Casual accessories
A final touch in creating a bad boy look is the right accessories: a metal chain, an interesting ring (or a few), a leather bracelet (preferably wide one) and a pair of sunglasses (models like Ray Ban Aviator or Wayfarer) – all this can contribute to your mysterious, bad boy look.
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The most important part of a bad boy look is the self-confidence. It may not be easy to achieve, but adopting this kind of style can be a good start for changing the mind-set and natural attitude.

Author BIO:
Sophia Smith is an Australian based fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. She is very passionate about photography, interior design and DIY projects. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is a regular contributor at High Style Life.

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The Best Hair Loss Treatment
This article was originally posted on Reviews.com

The 30-Second Review
Bad news: There’s no cure for baldness. Better news: There are a few ways to keep your thinning hair from getting any thinner. According to the hair loss specialists we spoke with and the clinical studies we read, 5 percent minoxidil foam is the best hair loss treatment to start with — it’s safe for both men and women; it really works; and you don’t need a prescription to use it.

Several of the most commonly cited “causes” of hair loss have no scientific backing.
Wearing a hat can make you go bald. Nope. As Dr. Robert M. Bernstein, Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration notes, hair follicles get their oxygen from the bloodstream as opposed to the air, so go ahead and rock your favorite team’s cap every day. On second thought, you might want to consider washing it at some point…
Bald guys have more testosterone. No, but they do have a higher percentage of hair follicles genetically susceptible to DHT. It sounds a lot less sexy when you put it that way. BBC Future did a whole investigation into this myth, proving once and for all that Bruce Willis is no more virile than Fabio.
Hair loss is passed down from your mother’s side. Actually, both parents may contribute genes that may make you more susceptible to hair loss, as this great video from AsapScience illustrates.
Using too much hairspray or gel can cause hair loss. No, but it may make people think you’re a time-traveler from the ‘80s. This was just one of several myths debunked in an entertaining 2011 report by US News.
Only men lose hair on their scalp. As our research makes abundantly clear, plenty of women suffer from hair loss, too. The American Academy of Dermatology estimates that as many as 30 million women in the U.S. suffer from hereditary hair loss.

Best for Men

Men’s Rogaine Unscented Foam
We were surprised to discover Men's Rogaine Foam is the exact same formula as Women's Rogaine Foam— even though the men's says "Not for women" on its label and the women's is $10 more. The only difference is in the directions: Women are instructed to apply once a day instead of twice.


Others to Consider
Kirkland Signature Regrowth Treatment Minoxidil Foam for Men
Best bulk buy: Costco's treatment also has 5 percent minoxidil for less than half the price of Rogaine.
HairMax Professional 12 LaserComb
Coolest gadget — and it works!

The Bottom Line
Because there’s no cure for baldness (yet), there’s no hair loss treatment that’s going to leave you totally satisfied. With that said, there are three FDA-approved treatments — minoxidil, finasteride, and lasers — that can stave off hair loss for the foreseeable future. Use them together for best results.

Diamond Charm

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Each bracelet has a unique charm to fit every lifestyle, as a constant reminder of their goals. To accomplish quality bracelets with affordable price, all of the gold products were produced using Gold Filled Technology which has 100% more gold than gold plating allowing for a much longer lifespan. Which I think is the real deal because most gold plated accessories do not last long and result into waste of money for young men that wish to wear gold accessories.

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It seems that more than ever before, people seem to have an opinion on how those around them should do things. There are trolls browsing the internet, body shaming, bullying and cursing others while hiding their identity and let’s face it, even in our everyday life we have people around us who have an opinion on how we should do things or how we should act.

Most times, these pushy suggestions or unashamed laughter in our face comes from people we are close to like family or friends, and while we may laugh along with them just to make light of the situation, it can be hurtful when the people we expect respect from have this attitude towards us. Still, there are some things you can’t budge on, even if those around you start making fun of you, especially these five following things.

A GREAT SKIN CARE REGIME
You may not want to shout it out loud that you end your day moisturizing your face but adding a great skin care regime to your night time schedule with the best products for your skin type will save your face from a lot of damage. Your friends may be laughing at you now but at 50, when your face will have preserved that fresh faced, youthful look, then you will have the last laugh.

SAYING NO TO SOME TRENDS
Skin tight chinos and long thick beards may be on trend this season, but that doesn’t mean you have to follow this trend if these things don’t suit you. Be confident in your style choices and know what works for you rather than be pressured to wear things your friends are wearing just because they are on trend.


DRESS UP
Your friends may love their denim and loose fitting T-shirts but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress up if you want to. We have all heard the old adage about how our clothes speak volumes before we even have a chance to open our mouths, so if it’s an occasion for a bow tie or a tailored suit, then go all out and dress for the occasion. Nothing exudes more confidence in the eyes of a woman than a man who knows how to dress well.

HAVE YOUR OWN TAILOR
It seems that in this modern age, most men have completely discarded the idea of visiting a tailor to perfect the fit of their clothes. Your friends may be making fun of the fact that you have a tailor but having someone seam in your clothes means you can buy off the rack pieces and have them look as if they were custom made for you with just a few tricks from your tailor.

WEAR SUNSCREEN
If you have discarded this habit now that you are spending days at the beach with your friends, rather than your parents, then think again and start adopting this habit once more. Sunscreen in summer and even in winter is important to help prevent damage to your skin, to help with slowing down the ageing process and most importantly, to help steer you off the risk of getting skin cancer.

Our top tips for finding the perfect T-shirt
With summer finally approaching, it’s time to put away the knitwear for another year and get ready for some sun. For men, this means only one thing —stepping up your T-shirt game up. Originally strictly used as underwear, the T-shirt has come a long way in its 100-odd year history, and now it’s a year-round wardrobe essential for men of all tastes.
For men who may work in a particularly laid-back work environment, the T-shirt has even become a work-wear staple. While your grandfather may not approve of this change in standards, this has made it more important than ever. With all of this in mind, here are our top tips for finding the perfect T-shirt.

Finding the perfect fit
Given that the T-shirt is such a crucial part of the modern man’s wardrobe, finding your perfect fit is one of the best things you can do to up your personal style. An oversized shirt will be just as unflattering as one that is too tight, and if you don’t get this basic right, your whole outfit is going to suffer for it.
As a rule of thumb, your T-shirt:
- Shouldn’t finish below the top of your hips.
- Shouldn’t have sleeves that cover more than half of your upper arm.
- Should allow you to move comfortably without restriction.
Stick to these rules, and you’re on your way to looking great. Experiment with a wide range of sizes and necks to find the perfect fit for you — Northern Threads is a great place to look, as they sell shirts in a wide variety of fits and offer 10% on your first order over £75

Finding the perfect colour
After the fit, the next most important thing to think about when buying a T-shirt is the colour. No man can go wrong with a plain T-shirt, which the Telegraph recently named the ultimate style icon. If you’re going to be wearing it for work, definitely go for a classic plain Tee totally free of any branding, but if it’s going to be for casual wear, you can be a bit more adventurous and go for top with a vibrant pattern or design.
Whenever you’re buying any item of clothing, you should choose it in a colour that matches your skin tone. Take a look at this excellent guide from Fashion Beans to find out which shades best suit your complexion so you’re always looking your best.

What to pair it with
The classic Tee is such a versatile item that it looks just as good dressed up or down. Pair a plain or patterned T-shirt with well-fitted jeans and stylish trainers for the quintessential men’s casual look, or reach for a pair of chinos and a nice pair of leather shoes if you want to dress it up a bit more. If you’re looking for a confident and stylish look for around the office, try a black V-neck combined with a grey suit. With a plain T-shirt in a classic fit, it’s really hard to go wrong.
Keep these tips in mind when you’re next shopping for T-shirts, and you’re sure to find this wardrobe essential in the perfect fit and colour for you.


Sometimes it's those simple defining pieces that make you different. You got to have the proper accessories to add that special uniqueness to your look. Simple defining pieces that you can create a fashion statement or reflect an image you want to create with them.
Take your pick: Ties, Pocket squares, Cufflinks and Tie bars


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The range of watches all include the micro H3 gas tubes on the dials, which gives off a luminosity 100 times brighter than the standard coating used on other watches and last for 25 years! In addition there is the patented anti shock system called Amortiser, which protects against water, shock and even electricity.
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nANA jUDy AW13 Debut Collection

After its huge success in its home country, nANA jUDY is ready to launch its AW13 debut collection in the UK. The Australian based fashion label was established in 2006 and has been known for its unique fashion pieces and style.

It's continued presence on the Australian fashion runway is fast putting the fashion label a key brand in the men's fashion market. Known for its rock n roll street aesthetic, nANA jUDY’s debut collection includes a range of standout graphic t-shirts, sweats, premium denim and leather.
The brand prides itself on attention to detail, adding metal collar tips to shirting, rope decoration to pockets, denim and suede paneling to t-shirts, metal skulls as buttons and heavy studding to denim.
nANA jUDy AW13 Debut Collection

nANA jUDY is available at select independents across UK from the beginning of August.
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Our Top Beard Care Tips
With beards bang on trend at the moment, more guys than ever are looking to nail this look themselves. However, growing out your facial hair unfortunately isn’t as easy as just ceasing to shave and hoping for the best, and there are a number of things you need to keep in mind to grow a beard that is full, healthy, and attractive. Here are our top beard care tips to get you off to a great start.

Be patient
According to Web MD, you should leave a beard for a few months before starting to shape and style it. This will give your facial hair the chance to establish itself and grow healthy and thick, while trimming too early can leave it wiry and thin. If you’re truly committed to growing a beard, be sure to be patient and allow it to be a bit wild for a while and you’ll reap the rewards for years to come.

It’s also important to be patient during the start of your beard’s growth, when your face is likely to feel itchy. Don’t let this put you off — it only lasts a few weeks, we promise!

How to trim your beard
You’ve made it through the first few months of beard growth, and now you’re ready to style it to the shape you had in mind. But where do you start? First, you’re going to need an experienced barber or a good-quality beard trimmer, as you’re going to be using it plenty if you’re dedicated to maintaining your facial hair over the long-term. Take a look at this guide from the Telegraph on the 10 best shavers and trimmers for men to find the best model to suit your needs and budget.

When trimming your beard for the first time, start on the highest setting and then work down. Once you settled on a length you’re happy with, set your shaver to its shortest setting and remove the hair from your Adam’s apple to two inches below your jawline. You should then set your trimmer to a setting between the length of your neck and face hair and fade that two-inch area under your jaw, being careful to keep a steady hand.

How to take care of your beard
If you’re committed to maintaining a beard, you need to look after it, just like you do the hair on your head. Make sure to shampoo and condition your beard as and when you do your hair for the best results.

Other than shampoo and conditioner, the single product that will make the biggest difference to the health of your facial hair is beard oil, a product specifically formulated to keep it looking thick and healthy. Proraso Hot Oil Beard Treatment, which you can pick up online at Fat Buddha, will keep your beard in great condition with only one application a week, making it a low-maintenance way to achieve great facial hair.

Keep these tips in mind when growing your beard and it’s sure to look and feel as good as possible for as long as you keep it.