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18 Incredibly Simple Things Any Man Can Do To Look Better

"Just be yourself" will only take you so far.

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1. If you can't grow a beard, don't grow a beard.

Patchy facial hair will always end up looking prickly and slovenly. Time to stop experimenting with the facial hair and start adhering to your clean-shaven regimen.

2. Instead of a standard Hanes T-shirt, put on a henley.

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You can unbutton the neck for a better neckline (especially if you're wearing it underneath another shirt), they tend to have a slimmer fit, and you can roll the sleeves up all effortless and casual-like.

3. Opt for slimmer jeans. /

They don't have to be SKINNY jeans, but a more body-conforming pair of denim will go a long way to making you look leaner and taller. They shouldn't cut off your blood circulation — buy a pair of skinny jeans and size up. Then, find a tailor to take in the waist. Or, just go to a tailor and see if they're willing to update your current jeans.

Three more basic rules: Darker is better, a leg opening of 14"–16" is ideal, and go for a mid-rise. Low-rise jeans will make your legs look shorter.

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5. Moisturize that dead, flaky skin away.

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If you have serious flaking issues, exfoliate before you moisturize. This includes areas of your body, like your weird sandpaper elbows — not just your face.

6. A simple swap: Trade in your Axe body spray for a keen-smelling deodorant.

Not only does Axe smell like a seventh-grade boys' locker room, but it looks tacky in your bathroom. Forgo the body spray or cologne altogether and rely on your deodorant instead. It'll enhance, not cover up, your natural smell.


14. Don't let your shirt creep past your butt.


Even if you're a bigger guy, a thigh-length shirt-dress is not going to hide what lurks beneath. A long shirt will inevitably swallow you up and look sloppy.


16. Stand up straight.

Bad posture will enhance man boobs and make your otherwise well-fitted clothes puff out in weird places. So remember: shoulders down, shoulders back, chin up.

You can also gauge your posture with the pencil test. It'll tell you if you're standing up straight, or if you need some work in this department.

18. Exercise basic hygiene so you don't emanate disgusting smells.

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Brush, floss, scrape your tongue. Sprinkle baking soda in your shoes so they don't smell like rotting cheese. Take a shower every day, and for crissakes — launder your clothes, don't just Febreze them.