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The Best Men’s Grooming Products to Kick Off 2017

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The beginning of a new year is a great time to take stock of the men’s grooming products included in your routine to ensure a fresh start. Winter can be especially brutal on skin and lips, but the inclusion of these products can help ward off dry winter skin and prevent severely chapped lips. Invest an extra 5 minutes into your routine to easily apply grooming products and your face will thank you.

Best Men's Grooming products on State and Standard

A Daily Moisturizer

It isn’t girly. It isn’t superfluous. Using a facial moisturizer will help you age well and helps protect your skin from the elements everyday. My favorite is the Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment which goes of right after my shower, and is an invigorating and non-oily way to keep my face feeling fresh.

Best Men's Grooming products on State and Standard

An Exfoliant

Taking the time to slough off dirt and dead skin cells give your face an overall smoother and brighter look. Using something like the Kiehls Facial Fuel Energizing Scrub a couple of times a week will improve the look of your skin and also help you get a closer and better shave.


Best Men's Grooming products on State and Standard

Best Men's Grooming products on State and Standard



Shaving Care

Speaking of shaving, no matter the length, your facial hair is an area that deserves some attention. If you are daily shaver, exfoliating is important to prep your face, but you also need to use a good cream. Again from Kiehl’s, this Brushless Shave Cream has menthol and camphor for a refreshingly closer shave. For those that don’t razor shave and keep a little facial hair, keeping your beard and the skin under your beard conditioned is high priority. Using a beard conditioner or beard oil will help reduce itching, flaking, and overall discomfort. I use the Jack Black beard oil, pump about three drops in my palm, before rubbing into my beard in the mornings.

Best Men's Grooming products on State and Standard

A Good Chapstick

Often it seems to be a common behavior to only reach for chapstick once your lips are already chapped, but by using a good chapstick on a regular basis, you could avoid the chapped lips altogether. Always choose one with an SPF, like this one from Jack Black, to protect from the sun no matter what the season.

Best Men's Grooming products on State and Standard

A Fresh Scent

Cologne can be the one of the parts of a grooming routine that gives a subtle but personal touch to what you’re wearing, and much like an updating your wardrobe you should change-up your ‘signature scent’ every once in a while. Right now, I am wearing the L’Homme Cologne Gingembre from YSL which is  clean and fresh with just a touch of spice.


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Kiehl’s ‘Facial Fuel’ Energizing Moisture Treatment
Kiehl’s ‘Facial Fuel’ Energizing Scrub
Jack Black Beard Oil

Kiehl’s Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream
Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm
YSL L’Homme Cologne Gingembre

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New Neutrals: A Case for Camel

Camel topcoat with Black Cable sweater

Camel topcoat with Black Cable sweater

Camel topcoat with Black Cable sweater

Camel topcoat with Black Cable sweater

Camel topcoat with Black Cable sweater

Camel topcoat with Black Cable sweater

Camel topcoat with Black Cable sweater

It is no surprise that a camel topcoat is one of the most classic and versatile staples to wear through the fall and winter. Easily dressed up for an elevated look, a camel topcoat will always pair perfectly with a suit and tie, but is equally as appropriate with jeans and a sweater on a more causal day. The one I’m wearing was from Banana Republic (but looks to have sold out) has the perfect amount of warmth for the Texas winters and is great to throw on when heading out to dinner.

Camel has been a color that seems to slowly creep more and more into my closet. In fact, the other day I picked up this sweatshirt and sweater in the same day. It can be worn as you would any neutral like black or grey and is just as versatile in terms of style.  With the colder weather continuing on for the next few months, this Camel Topcoat is a great way to stand out while staying warm.


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The Best Boots of the Season: Suede Chelsea Boots

Common Project Chelsea BootsAfter perfecting the classic low-top lace-up Achilles sneakers, Common Projects has turned their eye and updated the color options of their already classic slip on Chelsea Boot. With the perfect silhouette for fall styling, these boots are the perfect addition to wear all day and out all night. Paired with dark selvedge denim and a shawl collared sweater, these sand colored chelsea boots offer just the right amount of color contrast to the darker hues of fall.

And if you aren’t into the Sand color, like I am, Common Projects offers this shape in 6 different dusty colors, all of which look equally stylish.


 

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The Best Mens Fall Jackets Right Now

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As cliché as it sounds, mens fall jackets have been one of the top talked about trend topics this year, especially the bomber. Throwing on an extra layer can really finish an entire look and give an otherwise simple outfit just that much more to look fully put together. This lightweight jacket from J. Crew is the perfect to throw on over an everyday tee to immediate elevate the overall look and can be worn as a great alternative to your standard denim jacket. I tend to keep my outerwear and jackets more simple in design and color, but I promise, there are enough options out there to go as conservative or boldly as you choose. Keep it classic with this lightweight zip front during the week and pull out this maroon slim fit bomber for your weekend fun this fall.

Below I have pulled out a few of my favorite mens fall jackets at a range of prices and styles that can all upgrade pretty much any look.


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J. Crew Cotton Jacket
J. Crew Striped Tee
Rag & Bone Denim
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