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Common Male Health Concerns

Common Male Health Concerns

With our rapidly aging community and the overwhelming amount of advertisements for medications, we often find ourselves asking if there is something truly wrong with our health. 

Often at times we ignore our symptoms out of fear or embarrassment of finding out what the problem really is, but in fact most men will be faced with a male health concern at some point in their lifetime. 

Here is a list of the top four common male health concerns: 

Low Testosterone 

Testosterone is the hormone that makes a man… well, a man. It also puts the hair on your chest and fuels your sex drive. The symptoms of having low testosterone include feeling excessively tired, weak, depressed, and loss of sex drive. The levels of testosterone naturally drop as you age and low testosterone levels can actually be the root to other health issues, so make sure you visit your healthcare professional to receive proper testing. 

Premature Ejaculation 

A common male health concern is premature ejaculation (PE). This condition will cause a male to climax shortly after beginning sexual intercourse or sometimes before intercourse even begins. Premature ejaculation can occasionally happen to all men and that is normal, but it becomes an issue when it occurs frequently and you cannot change this pattern. With so many methods to help you deal with premature ejaculation, it can be difficult to choose the right treatment. There is a new climax control programme called Prolong that is successfully helping men everywhere. It is the first medically approved treatment programme for PE and it’s specifically designed to treat this exact problem.

Common Male Health Concerns

Male Pattern Baldness 

Male pattern baldness (MPB) is a major health concern for most men worldwide. There is something about having a full head of hair that most guys associate with success and manhood, but in fact up to 50% of all men will be affected by MPB at some point in their lifetime. In most cases, male pattern baldness is hereditary and there is little that you can do to change this factor. However, there are cases of balding due to certain cancers, thyroid conditions, medications, and anabolic steroids, so make sure you check with your doctor. 

Erectile Dysfunction 

Erectile dysfunction is another common male health concern. It causes the inability to get or maintain a firm erection that is suitable for sexual intercourse, which can be quite embarrassing and frustrating for men with this condition.

New Years Hair Resolutions

New Years Hair Resolutions

It’s that’s time of year again when everyone makes New Year resolutions that they don’t keep, so why not try to make some that are easy to keep and good for you? A win, win situation! 

Breaking bad habits with your hair is hard to do, but with this guide we put together with help from our friends over at The Salon Look, it’s your chance to turn good intentions into great results and avoid hair freak-out for a whole year. 

January – I will detox 

You need to cleanse your scalp from product residue build up over the last few weeks, months or even years. Shampoo your hair twice to get rid of the build up. The first shampoo won’t lather as it’s removing product build up, the second will lather and be able to do its job.

New Years Hair Resolutions

February – I will be more organised 

Promise yourself that you will book your next hair appointment before you leave the salon to keep to the 6-8 week cycle. A lot of us don’t trim our hair regularly enough. 

March – I will not use heat appliances 

Heat can damage your hair and seriously dry it out. This month protect your hair with heat-protected products and give your hair some time off heat! Your hair will thank you for it. 

April – I will try a new product 

A lot of us stick to products that we have used before and like best, if you always use gel, try using wax to style your hair or vice versa. See how you hair responds to different products. 

May – I will thicken my hair 

A lot of us men worry about losing our hair (if we still have some left!) so this month try using a thickening lotion or shampoo and conditioner.

New Years Hair Resolutions

June – I will be strong 

Protect and re-strengthen your hair. Give it a dose of what it needs, exactly when it needs it. Use vitamin rich products, which are gentle enough to be used each time you wash your hair. 

July – I will show my personality 

Try showing your personality through your hair. Are you a bubbly, happy guy? If so, use a volumised wax or gel to create more bounce. Are you serious and more reserved? Flatten your hair with gel and have a side parting. Try out different looks and see what best reflects who you are. 

August – I will experiment with colour 

Got grey hairs or just sick of your natural colour? Try a different or whole new shade this month, after all, its only hair! 

September – I will not use any products 

This month try to not use any products on your hair! Not using styling products like gel or wax can be really difficult but give your hair a break and let it gain strength. 

October – I will try something new 

Be more adventurous and work alongside your Stylist to create a new look! You only live once. 

November – I will not shave 

It’s the month of Movember when men everywhere grow moustaches to raise money and awareness for Prostate Cancer. Join the club and get sponsored and don’t shave your Mo for the whole month! It is for a good cause after all… 

December – Kept this up?

If so, promise to look after your hair in the future, especially after all of this hard work!

The Button Fly

The Button Fly

Now I know what you are thinking, a fly barely qualifies to being a fashion essential. But they are critical fasteners (excuse the pun) when it comes to your hold on trousers. 

I have always favored the button fly, although I never gave the reason behind it any thought. I guess it always appealed to me because my signature style is usually retro and I love how this piece of history rides, well, on my crotch. 

The argument people tend to make is that zippers are a lot more convenient. Button Flies are quick, easy to use and do not add weight to your fly area.

They have been in existence since the 1800s and in all fairness they are stronger than zippers. They do not come undone even if your pants are tight, they allow for decent amount of stretch when you sit down and do not bite your privates when you close them in a hurry. 

Moreover, if your zipper develops a flaw (like losing a tooth) you are in a fix. You could risk a potential lawsuit for indecent exposure at the work place. No such stuff with your button fly. If you care about the environment, you will be glad to hear that button flies require less refined metal to make, less energy to manufacture and less time and energy to stitch into your pants. 

I also read somewhere that the only woman to perform a circumcision in the Bible was called Zipporah. That has got to be some kind of coincidence then.

So go on and enjoy a bit of that history just by putting on your pants!

Choosing a Winter Scarf

Choosing a Winter Scarf

Fashion for men has always been a difficult thing to master and even the simplest items can cause trouble. Take a scarf for example. It seems simple enough but you need to get the style right if you’re to look your best during colder weather. 

With all the designs and colours available nowadays, you don’t need to limit yourself to one scarf either and this means there is plenty of opportunity to match this functional accessory to different outfits. 

To make the best choice, there are a few tips which can help you select a scarf which makes a personal style statement while keeping you warm – and here’s our advice.

Choosing a Winter Scarf

Choose fabric carefully 

What kind of protection you need from the weather depends on where you live but our guess is that if you’re shopping for a scarf then you need warmth as well as good looks. 

The most popular choices of material for scarves are wool and cashmere as they keep the heat in but lighter fabrics are also quite successful against the chill. 

Thick cottons, silks, synthetic materials or a mix of these are common in mens clothing and men’s accessories, and it’s important you recognise the merits of each. 

Cashmere will have the softest touch but potentially the highest price tag, while wool will be hardier but potentially a little rougher to the touch. 

Cotton and synthetic materials are a good compromise while silk is another luxury, soft option which is better suited to milder climates.

Choosing a Winter Scarf


There are standard widths and lengths for winter scarves but that doesn’t mean you can’t shop around for something which suits your height and frame. 

If you are tall, you can get away with a long scarf worn loose or wrapped around your neck twice. This kind of look probably won’t flatter a smaller man who can nonetheless suit a short hanging scarf. 

How to tie your scarf 

You’ve taken care to select your scarf; now make sure you wear it properly!

There are scores of ways to tie a scarf which are very simple but make such a difference to your appearance. 

A Parisian knot, where you make a loop with a folded scarf which you pull its ends through is both smart and casual. 

A once-around-knot is a loosely tied look which works well on days which have a chill but aren’t freezing while for a more informal look you can loop your scarf around your neck loosely.

Choosing a Winter Scarf


For a formal occasion an elegant scarf in dark colours will likely fit the bill whereas for outdoor activities or casual events you can go for something brighter. 

After our recent trip to Pitti Uomo 85, it was clear that bright and unique prints on oversized cotton or silk materials, draped over the shoulders is the new “in” trend.

Life is a Beautiful Sport

Life is a Beautiful Sport

Lacoste brings about a new era by reinstating its founding
values into the core of its marketing message. This new message was unveiled during the recent Paris Fashion Week at an exclusive event. 

Lacoste gathered up some of their favourite people from around the world to join them at their launch party. These individuals were bloggers, social media gurus, journalists, publication owners and photographers. The combined online influence  of the gang was quite huge to say the least!

Life is a Beautiful Sport

The chosen crew included Fashion Toast, Menswear Style, Daaamn, Andreas Wijk, La Petite Anglaise, Kate Loves Me, Mr. Boy, Yin & Yang, Fucking Young, Highsnobiety and others.

Life is a Beautiful Sport

So, we hopped on the Eurostar, checked into Hotel Fabric, got ready (with a key Lacoste staple of course), and partied like it was 2004 (that’s when MWS Craig was 19)! 

The event was one of the best we’ve been to. There was just so much to see and do, from live music/DJ’s to a wheat pasting demonstration which revealed billboard sized images of their latest collection. There was also a cool studio photography setup type thing which took awesome 360 photos.

Life is a Beautiful Sport

Admittedly we don’t know the technical name of this but you see our picture here – which is VERY cool! 

The next day, in a daze we went to the MAN show to check out some cool brands including Lacoste Live, Stutterheim, YMC and London Undercover.

Life is a Beautiful Sport

Our take on the new collection campaign titled “Life is a Beautiful Sport”, gives a great deal of motivation to those of us who find themselves far too busy with the work and life balance to take up a regular sport or actually make it to the gym which is costing you £70 per month. 

There’s no reason why you can’t take the stairs at work or jump over a few puddles in the street, whilst imagining something a little more dangerous and extreme in a Walter Mitty way.

Life is a Beautiful Sport

The press visuals and posters are Jacob Sutton’s creation; they poetically
portray men and women elegantly proceeding “above” the city and life’s tribulations. 

These urban and minimalist visuals represent the “Lacoste spirit” stripped
down to a simple metaphor, remaining sporty and relaxed when confronted with

Roll On Roll Neck

Roll On Roll Neck

The classic Roll neck. Not a trend distinctly known for its ‘cool factor’, or even for being a trend, having received a large amount of criticism in the fashion world in the past. 

However, for the now, it is here to stay and adding a roll neck to your repertoire is an instant wardrobe update.

Whether it’s a big, thick chunky knit worn on its own, or a slightly thinner version worn underneath a blazer, the roll neck works every time.

Roll On Roll Neck

My favourite look is with a two-piece suit replacing the usual shirt and tie combo. This updated, modern version gives your suit a more casual look allowing you to wear it for a number of occasions. 

Alternatively a pair of jeans, a blazer and a chunky cream knit is a winning look for any occasion. If you want to be really crazy, you could even try layering a fine knit under a chunkier jumper, whatever works best for you.

Roll On Roll Neck

Having been seen on a number of runways and designer collections, editorials and all over the high street, the roll neck is a very accessible item for men of all ages. 

However… a couple of tips before you invest. Firstly, if you are going for a fine-knit version, make sure you get a good fit. There should be no gaping, but not too tight, as it can be very unflattering if you get it wrong.

Roll On Roll Neck

Secondly, please don’t go for a ‘quirky’ print or ‘out-there’ pattern. The roll neck is all about understated cool, so block colours are a must. 

Apart from that, you can’t really go too wrong!
Overall, the roll neck is an incredibly versatile piece of clothing which can be worn in a number of different ways to update your style this season. What do you think of the trend?

Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street

Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street

During this month’s London Collections we partnered with the Radisson Blu Edwardian as the ‘Official Blogger in Residence’. The hotel had a Vodafone charge point, GQ branding in the lobby, a MenswearStyle lounge, designer cocktails and they held a few key LC:M events onsite too. 

It felt like we were at the heart of men’s fashion week, from the many stylish people hanging at the cocktail bar to the fact that all three of the runway locations were just around the corner.

Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street


Our room had everything you could possibly need – a neat workspace, big TV, a huge comfortable bed and massive bathroom big enough to run a yoga class. 

The interior is modern, stylish and immaculate. It’s the kind of place you’d easily imagine yourself living in and be proud of. A nice touch was the iPhone docking system on the alarm clock which came in handy for charging. If we had a penny for the number of times we’ve forgot our phone chargers on trips!

Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street


The Steak and Lobster restaurant certainly makes for a fast decision when choosing from the menu. The waiter we had was great too, he gave us a friendly and patient lesson in dissecting a Lobster the proper way – handy since we didn’t have a clue where to start! 

Also, if you’re like us and judge a hotel by its breakfast offering, you’ll love this one!

Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street

MenswearStyle Lounge 

Fashion weeks can be pretty exhausting and if you’re seeing shows back to back there comes a point where being somewhere, warm, quiet with a comfy sofa becomes your sweetest dream. 

HQ for Menswear Style during LC:M was the Radisson Blu Edwardian on Bloomsbury Street, just around the corner from the British Museum. Having a desk, umpteen power sockets, wifi and an unlimited supply of tea was heaven. 

So often, writing is a solitary occupation and it was great for us all to come together for an afternoon tea to chat, debate the shows that we had seen, get to know one another and form a stronger bond as creative people. 

Having the afternoon tea party for the writers really made the team feel at home and so they felt really comfortable popping in and using the suite as their base where they could recover, work and talk with their fellow writers and photographers.

Winter Holiday Style

Winter Holiday Style

These days, not only are women interested in fashion, but it has increasingly become important to men also. If you’re jetting off on a winter holiday, you’ll need the ultimate wardrobe update to impress. 

Here you’ll find the top tips for staying stylish this winter season. 

Layer up – make sure you pack vests, along with slim-fitting sweaters and hoodies. This will provide you with warmth against the cold weather; slim layering is also key this winter, so keep your look fitted and snug. 

Invest in top brand sportswear  – modern sportswear collections are perfect for winter holidays. Make sure you invest in top quality brands, such as the Armani EA7 range. 

There is even a specialised skiwear section in the Armani range, with protective fabric clothing and a great choice of ski jackets. 

Giorgio Armani is one of the leading names in the fashion industry so if you want to stay stylish on the slopes, kit yourself out with this top collection.

Winter Holiday Style

Never mix and match your look – one of the biggest mistakes men make on their winter holidays is mixing and matching their style. For example, wearing a ski jacket with khaki trousers is not a good look. 

If you’re wearing sportswear, make sure your entire look is created with sportswear. Don’t combine it with your standard clothing. 

Don’t wear Ugg boots – traditional Ugg boots are designed to be unisex. However, no self-respecting man should ever be seen out in them. 

It doesn’t create a good look on most women, never mind men.

As comfortable and warm as they can be, you’re best off sticking to men’s snow boots if you really want to keep your feet warm, not to mention waterproof. 

Looking good on your winter holiday isn’t rocket science. It’s all about choosing the best quality brands that provide you with the best fit. Armani is just one example. You can get inspiration online by looking at pictures from their current season catwalk.

The Cravat Comeback

The Cravat Comeback

Until recently, the word ‘Cravat’ carried the label of antiquarianism and gentry, with notions of a 19th century period drama, or perhaps the stereotypical image of an aristocratic gentleman, past his prime, fashioned with a smoking jacket and a monocle. 

Cravat Club, an online store specialising in cravats is attempting to bring it back into fashion with a trendier and fresher image through its slightly off-the-wall photo shoots with a profoundly bearded and tattooed male model, while shaking off its outdated undertones. 

Cravat Club’s image appeals to the newly established target market to gentlemen in their mid-20s to 40s (though still popular with the older gentlemen too), and subsequently sees the demand growing as men become more fashion-conscious.

The Cravat Comeback

One particular feature of the brands products is the ‘Stay Put Cravat’. Their jacquard woven silk cravats are layered with rich colours and are a heavier-weighted silk, which unlike most silk cravats, require minimal re-adjusting, hence the naming “Stay Put Cravat”

This means the cravat can be tied less restrictively around the neck as opposed to conventional cravats, to allow for maximum style and comfort. 

Gentlemen’s accessories have permeated the market particularly in recent years, with the bow tie and pocket square becoming increasingly popular. It seems men in the UK are becoming more interested in looking good while displaying a touch of individuality through accessorising, and now cravats are on the cards to be the next big trend, with the positive notes of bearing comfort and style at the same time.

The Cravat Comeback

One movement which appears to be growing ferociously is the ‘Dapper Gentleman’, where a renaissance of the well-dressed modern gent has arrived on the scene. 

These dandy gentlemen’s wardrobes are filled with fine quality tailored suits, tweeds, boutonnières, pocket watches, and carefully thought out coloured socks to match each outfit, and they approach their way of dressing more as a lifestyle or full-time hobby. 

Cravats are the perfect accessory to complete an outfit for the sartorial chap, and as every woman knows, a well-dressed man is certain to stand out from the crowd and turn heads at social events. 

Cravat Club’s Day Cravats are 100% silk and all of their products are made in England, which is a fundamental factor of the company, giving it a quintessentially British image, appealing to not only to British people, but to the ‘Anglophiles’ across the world.

Religion Spring Summer 2014

Religion Spring Summer 2014

Taking its signature dark and deconstructed aesthetic from their winter collection, SS14 sees Religion fuse together modern tailoring with classic sportswear influences to create their tradition of a layered silhouette. 

As well as zipper details and nylon fabrics to compliment leather which Religion is renowned for, print plays a strong role in the collection.

Religion Spring Summer 2014

Religion’s variety doesn’t stop at just print and leather, with the inclusion of oversized tie-dye prints also.
Religion’s relaxed tailoring sees the brand create a nylon blazer with a bomber jacket style front zip inserts for a textured look. The summer look sees printed shorts and matching shirts create a modern summer combo, while sweats and joggers have a washed out animal print.

Religion Spring Summer 2014

Religion’s variety doesn’t stop at just print and leather, with the inclusion of oversized tie-dye prints also. 

Religion’s relaxed tailoring sees the brand create a nylon blazer with a bomber jacket style front zip inserts for a textured look. 

The summer look sees printed shorts and matching shirts create a modern summer combo, while sweats and joggers have a washed out animal print.

Religion Spring Summer 2014

SS14 sees Religion offer a strong range of footwear to complement its clothes. 

The shoes main focus is leather animal print with it being paired with leather and suede of grey, black and white. 

Also available are rubber boat shoes and sandals to offer a bolder alternative when sneakers fail to compliment your SS14 attire.