Our world is constantly changing, and so is our society. Social practices are changing all the time. What men wouldn’t dream of doing 10 years ago is slowly becoming commonplace. The 21st century man is able to express his feelings and emotions, cook, decorate, and dress stylishly, all while maintaining his masculinity. So where does that leave you? If you are visiting this blog, you're probably looking for some tips on how to improve your lifestyle. This is your chance to get started.

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Commentary - New Books

I have been asked recently when I expect my books to hit the book stand. I am currently in the process of meeting with publishers and agents. I hope to have something out before the end of the year. I will post more when I have more information.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Commentary - Grooming

As mentioned earlier women want their man to take care of himself. Do you need a makeover? Are you still wearing your hair the way you did in high school? Have you changed your hairstyle in the last decade? Perhaps its time for a change; look at some men's fashion magazines, find something you like and take the picture with you to the hairdresser, they will be thrilled to help you change your look. If you are still wearing the same mullet you wore in 1984 and you think it looks fine, get some other opinions.

There are also day spas to treat the whole body. Get a manicure or a pedicure (if you wear open toes shoes, your toes should look good.) Get a facial, the esthetician (the person who gives you the treatment) will also tell you what products you should use on your skin and give you samples, you don’t have to buy anything from the salon, you can buy the same type of products at your choice of stores. Get a massage; this is a great way to reduce stress and to rid your body of nasty toxins. Most of all follow the common theme in this book and have fun, you will feel better and look better with an update, plus (as I have said before) women like a man who takes care of himself.

Why is it that the older we get the more hair we grow, everywhere but on our heads. Recently I noticed my hair looking frizzy at the back, upon closer inspection I realized these fine hairs were on my ears! Needless to say, I trimmed the hairs and my hobbit looking ears looked human again.

The shower is a great place to get a lot of work done. You can shave, wash your face (remember to use a facial cleanser), exfoliate with a facial and body scrub, wash your body (duh), and your hair.

You will find a plethora of products out there today; everything from mud and clay to rubber for your hair alone. Make sure your hair is clean and neat.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Commentary - Jeans, the new Trousers

A friend of mine came to me recently and said he was going on a first date with a girl he really liked, she was very stylish and he felt a bit intimidated. He asked if I thought it would be okay if he wore jeans although he was planning to take her to a nice restaurant. I said as long as the jeans were appropriate (not covered in holes or acid washed) he could pull it off. (Note: some fine dining restaurants and country clubs have policies against wearing jeans)

Jeans are extremely versatile; they can be worn very casually or very dressed up. Pair them with a solid T-Shirt and a sport coat or jacket and you will have an outfit that can be worn most anywhere, you can go out to a decent restaurant in this outfit, then just remove the jacket later for a bit of dancing or a drink at your favorite bar.

Dress this same outfit up a bit by combining (or replacing) the T-Shirt with a dress shirt or button up collared casual shirt and you have another hip and fun outfit with a lot of versatility. Wear the shirt un-tucked, and if you are wearing it over the T, wear it unbuttoned or partially unbuttoned.

Don’t be afraid to borrow your ideas. Check out your favorite rock star, TV, or movie star; get ideas from them (but be sure to choose carefully, even some stars have no idea what they are doing.) Getting hints from stars or even people you know may be a great idea, but be sure to be an individual, add something to your outfit to personalize it. For example if you are into motorcycles make the T-Shirt in your outfit a vintage Norton or Ducatti Shirt. Try to stay away from pictures on your T-Shirt, logos are usually much cooler.

My friend ended wearing a velvet blazer (very cool), which he wore with a very hip striped shirt, and a cool pair of low rise jeans. His date thought he looked amazing, and she showed him how she felt when she got him home later that night!

Friday, April 08, 2005

Commentary - schizophrenic blog

This blog is begining to have multiple personalities. You can now find tips on cooking, diet and exercise on their own blogs. You can either use the URLs:

  • http://cooking4her.blogspot.com/

  • http://fit4her.blogspot.com/

  • Or navigate from this site through the links on the right control pannel. Good luck and enjoy!