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  • Anyone know of a very comprehensive grooming checklist?

    All the body stuff and the pressing, ironing, shining of shoes etc etc as well?

    Is there a consensus regarding the grooming of male eyebrows?
    My method: Say "Hello" or "Wow" > shy look > starry-eyed look > spamming cold-read-compliments + feather light touches

  • #2
    I followed this video for eyebrows. Guy seems to know what he is talking about plus I think hes gay which helps his credentials.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2WhluJKICA
    Hail Tubarao

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    • #3
      I've been getting my eyebrows done on a regular basis for more than 5 years now and I'd strongly argue that for men with massive, thick eyebrows its as necessary as dealing with nose hair that's sticking out. I also would never attempt to do it at home, too much precision required to do it properly (at least the first time when you define the lines, removing re-grown hair every few days can, and should, be done at home). Have it done professionally costs about half to 1/3rd the price of a haircut and can be done in 15-20 minutes, you only need to re-shape the lines every 1-2 months.

      That said, it only applies to guys with thick eyebrows that can potentially form a unibrow. Mostly unnecessary for less hairy guys.
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      • #4
        My hair dresser always want's to do my eyebrows. I always turn her down. I'm such a bastard!

        Anyway, one of my gf's recommended me this: http://www.blacktieguide.com/
        It's more about evening style in general, but good.
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        • #5
          Has anyone had laser hair removal? I'm considering it for my eyebrows. Right now I wax the unibrow but would like to find a permanent solution.

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          • #6
            Yay I finally bought myself a lighted makeup mirror today. It was just a tiny one, but it will do until I find the big one Im looking for! Here is the one I got: http://www.amazon.co.uk/BABYLISS-Mir...dp/B004W6ZPK8/

            Best guide found so far: http://stylecaster.com/how-to-care-f...hing-101-tips/
            JEANS
            93. Serious denim aficionados know that raw denim (super-stiff jeans with no washes, fading, etc) can take up to six months to break in and thusly, shouldn’t be washed until then.Why? Jeans really do conform to our bodies, and when you wash them, most of the shape is lost. 92. Most jeans today, however, are treated (pre-washed to achieve a faded look) and don’t need to be broken in. These you can wash more often, but only when they’re stained or when they start to sag.
            91. To zap odors: hang jeans in the bathroom before a shower (the damp steam will keep them fresh between washes), or freeze them in a plastic bag for two days.
            90. Always wash jeans inside out in cold water on the delicate cycle, or by hand with Woolite. (If you actually want denim to fade quickly, wash once in hot water.)
            89. Add a 1/2 cup of distilled white vinegar to the final rinse cycle while doing laundry to maintain the wash of your favorite pair of dark jeans.
            88. Try not to machine dry denim pieces. If you have to, turn down the temperature to the lowest possible heat setting, and remove before they’re completely dry. Lay flat or hang upside down to dry.
            87. Fold jeans like a pro: Lay jeans on a flat surface, fold in half from left to right. Grab the stacked jean legs and fold them in half so the hem of the jeans lines up with the waistband. Fold the jeans in half one more time.
            86. Denim needs to breathe, so be sure to not pack folded pairs too tightly together on a shelf, or hand denim jackets or vests in a crowded closet
            A guide for washing/drying/storing. (I already follow these things, actually.) http://www.wikihow.com/Take-Care-of-Your-Clothes
            Another nice one: [PDF]Wardrobe Care 101 - Martha Stewart
            Another solid looking guide: http://www.luxpresso.com/opinion-sty...-clothes/26865
            Here is a huge graphic of various tricks (I decided to remove the huge image from the post): http://www.alight.com/blog/wp-conten...acks-final.jpg
            An interesting trick for weeding out old clothes: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/cont...with-th-162160

            A wardrobe tools list from garmentsaver.com:
            WARDROBE CARE CHECKLIST

            The easiest way to keep your wardrobe in shape is to have
            the tools at hand to handle quick repairs and perform
            maintenance, as needed. These are some basics plus
            room to add your own ideas.

            ❑ Sewing kit (threads, needles, pins)
            ❑ Sweater fuzz remover
            ❑ Scissors
            ❑ Stain wipes
            ❑ Lint brush
            ❑ Anti-static spray
            ❑ Seam ripper (great for removing garment tags that itch)
            ❑ Suede cleaner
            ❑ Water repellent spray
            ❑ Leather cleaner
            ❑ Suede brush
            ❑ Soft cloth to clean leather
            ❑ Metal polish / cleaner (for hardware like buckles, studs, etc.)
            ❑ Fashion tape (for quick repairs when you’re in a hurry)
            ❑ Wrinkle remover
            ❑ Button / trim container (for extra buttons, etc. that come with most outfits)
            ❑ Care instructions (if they come with an outfit or accessory)
            ❑ Crochet needle (to pull sweater snags through)
            ❑ Shoe care kit
            Last edited by ijjjji; 03-01-2016, 07:47 AM.
            My method: Say "Hello" or "Wow" > shy look > starry-eyed look > spamming cold-read-compliments + feather light touches

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            • #7
              Quick question since we are all talking here. Currently the only hair product I use is Moroccan Hair Oil. Any favourite brands for styling hair>?
              Is this all in my head? You don't
              move like a normal girl - Normal girls
              don't look like that, not in their eyes
              or the way you orchestrate my butterflies

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Must View Post
                Quick question since we are all talking here. Currently the only hair product I use is Moroccan Hair Oil. Any favourite brands for styling hair>?
                But why would you put all this crap on your skin, rather than just buying real argan oil. Im sure you get much more actual oil for your $ that way too.
                My method: Say "Hello" or "Wow" > shy look > starry-eyed look > spamming cold-read-compliments + feather light touches

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                • #9
                  But why would you put all this crap on your skin, rather than just buying real argan oil. Im sure you get much more actual oil for your $ that way too.
                  1) Smells nice
                  2) Feels great

                  In the two years I've used this stuff I've only used two bottles. *(I keep my hair short most of the time.) The reason I was originally asking was because I blow dry my hair after using the oil, and you can't really put on Mousse or Hair Gel afterwards. It just doesn't work. Which means I haven't used those types of products in awhile. Wanted to see if you guys had recommendations besides this.
                  Is this all in my head? You don't
                  move like a normal girl - Normal girls
                  don't look like that, not in their eyes
                  or the way you orchestrate my butterflies

                  Brett McGibbon

                  Self improvement isnt anywhere near as powerful as making her tingle lol

                  PUA

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TahFeqo1iiU

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                  • #10
                    Fair enough You tried sculpting wax as well? (That should mix better with oil, right? Plus is superior to gel according to what Ive heard.)
                    My method: Say "Hello" or "Wow" > shy look > starry-eyed look > spamming cold-read-compliments + feather light touches

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Riddlemethis View Post
                      I followed this video for eyebrows. Guy seems to know what he is talking about plus I think hes gay which helps his credentials.
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2WhluJKICA
                      I remember that guy, he has been mentioned on this forum before. I don't like his grooming at all, he goes overboard with both his eyebrows and beard IMO, to the point of making it look tacky. Here is a good link for how a beard should look and not look (no need to read, the pictures says it all): http://beardblog.se/2014/03/11/raka-en-snygg-kaklinje/

                      George Clooney has properly groomed eyebrows IMO, they are groomed but have a natural and casual look: http://worldversus.com/img/george-clooney.jpg

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Stargazer View Post
                        I remember that guy, he has been mentioned on this forum before. I don't like his grooming at all, he goes overboard with both his eyebrows and beard IMO, to the point of making it look tacky. Here is a good link for how a beard should look and not look (no need to read, the pictures says it all): http://beardblog.se/2014/03/11/raka-en-snygg-kaklinje/

                        George Clooney has properly groomed eyebrows IMO, they are groomed but have a natural and casual look: http://worldversus.com/img/george-clooney.jpg
                        Clooney has quite contained eyebrows naturally, you can see only his middle section and top/sides are done, however, for guys like me (or Aaron from the youtube link previously), if we didn't shape them from below we'd have squares of hair instead of arcs. Is it less than ideal? Sure, but waaay better than having them not maintained at all. So yeah, overall his eyebrows are shaped quite well in the video.

                        Off-topic: no, despite his quite feminine voice, Aaron from IAmAlphaM (that youtube link) is not gay, I'm pretty sure he's married
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Stargazer View Post
                          I remember that guy, he has been mentioned on this forum before. I don't like his grooming at all, he goes overboard with both his eyebrows and beard IMO, to the point of making it look tacky. Here is a good link for how a beard should look and not look (no need to read, the pictures says it all): http://beardblog.se/2014/03/11/raka-en-snygg-kaklinje/

                          George Clooney has properly groomed eyebrows IMO, they are groomed but have a natural and casual look: http://worldversus.com/img/george-clooney.jpg
                          I don't have to worry about beards but I wouldn't be surprised if your right about the guy. I'm new to grooming eyebrows maybe i'll have someone do them like david mentioned.
                          Hail Tubarao

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                          • #14
                            Red spots on skin can be due to a variety of things. Not all of them benefit from vinegar or exfoliating. In cases where vinegar doesnt seem to help, Ive found that daily layer of lip balm and a no-touch/rub policy, can do wonders. Ive used Nivea Hydro Care SPF15 mostly, but other brands have also worked.

                            My favorite for hair removal are 'female' razors e.g. Gillette Venus. Especially the grip is vastly superior for body use. I still prefer when blades are well used (unsharp). (Especially for balls shaving.)

                            I have zero faith in anti wrinkle products. I have a lot of faith in facial exercises though. Ive actually developed my own, unlike the ones you can find on youtube etc.

                            I have come to realize that dental cavities come very much from foods containing vinegar. Ive quit all such foods. Miss ketchup and mustard and salsa, but I get by. And no hint of cavities since.
                            My method: Say "Hello" or "Wow" > shy look > starry-eyed look > spamming cold-read-compliments + feather light touches

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                            • #15
                              Some Youtube grooming and wardrobe planning channels:
                              https://www.youtube.com/user/MenDotStyle
                              https://www.youtube.com/user/thegentlemansgazette
                              https://www.youtube.com/user/gentslounge
                              https://www.youtube.com/user/MRPORTER
                              https://www.youtube.com/user/pthiso
                              https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGentlemanCove
                              https://www.youtube.com/user/AlphaMconsulting
                              https://www.youtube.com/user/RealMenRealStyle
                              (Lots of trash on YT. These are not perfect, but better than the average trash I had to shift through.)
                              My method: Say "Hello" or "Wow" > shy look > starry-eyed look > spamming cold-read-compliments + feather light touches

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