Men’s Grooming: The long and short of hairstyles (Part 1)

Long hair has been in fashion since decades – from Aryans, Chinese, aborigines to the native Americans – long hair has often symbolized virility and strength. As modernization dawned, long hair went out of vogue – at least for men. However, since a few years, longer hair has again made its way into the male grooming routine – it just needs proper maintenance.

The French Crop Haircut

If you want to grow your hair out, we are here to help – the basic idea is to know how to style your hair during its growth process.

The French Crop Haircut

This is the low-maintenance but trendy men’s haircut. A twist on the classic, military Caesar cut is all that it takes to get this stylish and easy look. If you are wondering how to grow out short hair then start by keeping the back and sides of your hair extremely short with something like a number one haircut.

Mid-Length Hairstyles

This is probably the most frustrating part of growing your hair out. After a while, your hair will find itself in an awkward area between being short and long. Though you are in the process of growing hair, you need to go for trimming so that your hair will look healthy, neat and retain shape.

Quiff

Quiff Hairstyles

Think of a quiff when you’re wondering how to style short hair while growing it out. Short back and sides with long on top is the perfect solution to that awkward middle stage of growing your hair.

To be the aplha wolf of your wolfpack, let Kit Harrington show you how to sport a curly long mane. Keep watching for the next part in this series to read about other styles for longer hair!

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Basic Essentials : Smart Casuals

Smart casuals have become the new-age work wear for major corporate giants like Google, Facebook, Hindustan Unilever Limited, Infosys and more.

Smart casuals is a very ambiguous dress code and may vary extensively with different localities, contexts, cultures, and events. For this post, I draw inspiration from my own experiences of the work culture at Kosha (an Indian label for all things travel based out of Mumbai).
Essentially, smart casuals’ is nothing more than your best casual clothes and accessories. Pick anything that is comfortable, functional, lets you express your style and makes you feel good. There are no gender, colour and fit restrictions. If you prefer a flowy top, or a curve-hugging dress, or bright summer colours all of them are great for daily work wear. 
But, what about tomorrow’s important presentation, or an interview, or that crucial business meet?
If you would like to dress up (or down, your choice) for a particular event, here is my go-to guide.
If you wear jeans and t-shirts or polo shirts to an office, just throw on a blazer and you are good for any meeting or interview. Focus on your grooming and shoes. Nice sneakers are as good as formal monk straps, heels or oxford shoes. Check if your nails, hair and make-up are how you want it to be. Add accessories like watches or rings and necklaces if you prefer them, or if they make you happy and more confident. Make sure that your bag compliments your look and it is able to carry all that you require. Check out this video by The Idle Man on how to sport the look. However, even though the video may address it as a male-only attire, the look is too classy to be gendered. 
If you prefer skirts, woven tops and dresses for your daily work wear, you are already in vogue. Coordinate your wardrobe to achieve a look that compliments your style and personality for a particular event. Personally, I prefer cotton, linen and other natural fibres for this look. 

Image Source: http://www.bedazelive.com/the-top-blogger-looks-of-the-week-8/

Image source: Cad & Cloth https://www.pinterest.se/pin/295056213073691292/

      

Image Source : @maria_bernard on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/BHUVZOihVJk/

All of the looks above are good for daily work-wear. Team it up with a stole or summer blazer for a presentation or an important meeting.  As mentioned above, focus on your grooming and shoes. 

In the looks above, we have focused on summer or tropical climates. For colder seasons layering of woollen coats, cardigans, sweaters, mufflers, caps, etc. becomes important. We will do another post on winter smart casual looks soon!

Until then, tell everybody at your workplace to buy pink clothes




Basic Essentials : College

With most colleges re-opening after the summer, it’s time to pack bags and meet old friends (or make new ones ! ). We are here to make sure that you pack all the right things to last you till next semester in style. In this post we will deal with universal looks that you can wear irrespective of your gender.

The classic t-shirt, jeans, sneakers and retro glasses look. Instagram handle @blocvintage. Image source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BI2PBiHBt4H/

T-shirts, specially cotton tees are essential. Shop for colours like white, cream, grey, black or navy because they will gel with all of your wardrobe. Try pinks, pastels, sky blue, shades of red and orange if you love colours. T-shirts with interesting graphics and quotes will help your individual style statement and give you that edge from the rest. Pair your t-shirts with old and fading denim jeans (try bold colours !) or bermuda shorts. Also, you can not go wrong with a classy linen pant and a t-shirt that fits you well. Accessorize this look with sneakers in bold colors (Mustard yellow !), sporty watches and retro glasses. Below are some other looks from the internet that we love, and are great ways to stay cool and stylish this semester.

The indigo overalls from Tree of Life take the ‘overall’ trend to a whole new level. All credits to www.treeoflife.com.au . Image Source : https://www.thecoolhour.com/2017/01/take-bohemian-road-trip-tree-life/

Overalls are for everyone. Try brighter summer colours. We found this Image at WGSN’s tumblr. It’s a great blog to follow. Image Source : http://wgsn.tumblr.com/post/91371259964/the-overall-comeback-spotted-at-bread-butter

Another amazing blog to follow is Wearabout on wordpress. This look was found there, did we mention we love stripes and purple ? Image Source / Credits : https://wearabout.wordpress.com/2015/07/26/param/

 

We end this post with one of the greatest style advice I have ever got, Who Cares ?”
College can be tough, and you might or might not fit-in; just make the most of it, ask the right questions and persevere !