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Making the Facial Hair Decision

Making the Facial Hair Decision In the last 20 years or so, facial hair has suffered from some bad press. Work places often banned beards and many women reported that they simply didn’t find facial hair attractive. At the same time, men were bombarded by a plethora of...

Stop Biting Your Nails

Onychophagia, the practice of biting your nails, is an easy habit to form but a tough one to stop. For many adults, nail-biting is so well-established that they barely realize they are doing it. The problem? Nail-biting looks bad to...

Men’s Underwear 101: A Brief Review of Boxers, Bikinis, etc.

Men’s Underwear 101: A Brief Review of Boxers, Bikinis, etc. With Republicans and Democrats readying for the upcoming Presidential election, SharpMan.com has decided to join the political forum and raise an important issue that that has been largely ignored during the campaign: The Great Underwear...

Perfect Hair Cuts for All Hair Types

SharpCuts: Perfect Hair Cuts for All Hair Types We’ve all had them: the bad haircut and the ensuing bad hair day (or month). Consider the connection between the two and avoid both. The following are a list of haircuts, styles and products to bring out the best in every would-be SharpMan...

Figuring Out How to Use That Manicure Tool Kit You Got for Christmas

So you still haven’t figured out what to do with that manicure kit you got for Christmas? Turns out that manicures aren’t just for women anymore. More and more men are getting hip to the importance of good nail care. Whether it’s to...

Using Cologne Without Going Overboard

The goal: you want to smell good. The problem: no man should smell too good. How can SharpMen pick and apply cologne like a pro? Check out the following SharpGrooming tips: How Strong Should You Smell? Despite what cologne manufacturers...

Managing the Unibrow

Managing the Unibrow Got unibrow? Having one eyebrow spanning the area over your eyes (instead of two distinct brows) can be an embarrassing problem. We live in a culture with very specific ideas of how much hair is "normal" and how much is unwanted and...

Ear Hair: What Gives?

Ear Hair: What Gives? Ever wake up one morning and discover a stray hair making its way out an ear or nostril? If so, you’re not alone. If not, beware — tomorrow could be your day. The SharpGrooming department has recently received a number of e-mails on the...

Tips for Making the Big Hairstyle Transition

Tips for Making the Big Hairstyle Transition Changing one’s hairstyle isn’t as easy as is sounds. The fact of the matter is that third world counties change their governmental structures more frequently than guys change the way we wear our hair. Hell, the last time I changed my...

Growing Facial Hair

Growing Facial Hair Thinkin’ of growing a goatee? A jazz dot? A full-on ‘stache? Check out these SharpMan tips on what to do, which to grow and what to expect: Tips on What to Expect. A la "Cliffy" on Cheers, here are some little-known mysteries of the facial...

Choosing Clothes to Match Your Coloring

Ever had one of those days when everyone said you looked great? It may have been the color you were wearing. "It’s amazing what the right color can do for a person’s look," says Marcia Levake, an image consultant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. "...

Starching Work Shirts

What is starch, anyway? It’s that thing in French fries, right? Well, actually, it is. The kind of starch used for laundering your work shirts is the powdered form of the complex carbohydrate found in vegetables like potatoes and corn. And...

Ties 101

Ties 101 The tie -- Corporate America’s one tip of the hat to a man’s right to self-expression. Alas, with the exploding popularity of casual and business-casual offices, even this last vestige has been taken from the working man. In today’s world...

Correcting Bad Posture

Did you know that moving your head forward just two centimeters from your ideal balanced position increases the strain on your shoulder and neck muscles by 10 times? That's how easy it is to put your body out of natural alignment and...

What is a man’s "natural waist" and why should you care?

Do SharpMen Have Waists? Recently I read an article about proper suit fitting that referred to my "natural waist." What is that? R.E.S. Burnsville, MN SharpThreads Guy: Your "natural waist" is the smallest part of your torso. To find it,...

The Best Clothes for Your Body Type

The Best Clothes for Your Body Type Regardless of whether you buy the best, most expensive clothing in the store, if the cut and style of the garments don’t match your frame, even expensive threads won't look sharp. Just as some cuts can draw attention to unflattering...

Choosing the Right Shoes for Your Outfit

Unlike some women (particularly those portrayed on television), most men don’t generally "obsess" about their shoes. Although a shoe obsession is not mandatory for the fashion-savvy, a little thought put into shoe choices is. Read on for...

Shirt Collars 101

Shirt Collars 101 What’s In a Shirt Collar? Should you care about the type of collar on your shirts? Maybe not. But knowing a thing or two about shirt collar choices could make the difference between looking dressed and looking Sharp. What’s the story with...

Treating that Socially Inhibiting Cold Sore

Treating that Socially Inhibiting Cold Sore You know what a cold sore is. It's a neon sign bulging from your lip that's drawing all eyes to your mouth. Well, OK, not really, but it seems that way, doesn't it? When you have an ugly, throbbing blister on your lip, it's easy to imagine...

Assessing the Value and Quality of a Tie

Assessing the Value and Quality of a Tie Why buy a more expensive tie? A SharpMan does not need a closet full of ties. Particularly in today’s world of increasing business casual, a few timeless, high-quality ties are all your wardrobe really needs. For many SharpMen, this means...