Posted on December 20 2019
How was it for you? Was it everything you hoped for? Or one you never want to repeat? For most of us, this past year was a mix of the two, hopefully a bit more of the former and less of the latter.
As we come to the end of the old year and the dawn of the new, it’s always a time of reflection and anticipation. While we can’t do anything about the reflections on things that have already happened, you certainly can anticipate the sort of year you would like to unfold.
3 Men’s Style Resolutions for the New Year
We might be a bit biased. But we feel that, by committing to one or all of the following resolutions for your men’s style, you will improve your chances of success with many of your other resolutions, including those related to your career, relationships, health, and so much more.
Tailor Your Clothing - None of us here at Ed’s can figure this out. Why anyone spends thousands of dollars a year on gym memberships, workout clothing and equipment, athletic shoes, and who knows what else, to stay fit, and then warps up the fruits of their labour in off-the-rack shirts, pants and jackets from The Bay.
If any of what you do for fitness and health has to do with confidence, presenting the best you possible you the world, and simply feeling your best, then you will not believe the difference that a fitted wardrobe will make for all of those and more. You don't have to spend a ton of money. Start with a single men’s suit, a shirt or a pair of pants, and build your made-just-for-you-wardrobe from there.
Break a Habit - If you think jeans are simply the most comfortable pants ever and you refuse to wear anything but, try a pair of microfibre dress pants. If black is your colour of choice for just about everything, buy a pair of tan jeans. If all you wear are running shoes, get a pair of wingtips.
Start Wearing SPF Products Every Day - Newsflash: you’re not getting any younger. The sooner you start taking care of yourself in all the ways you’ve been ignoring so far, the better you’ll look, feel and be. SPF products are just one example, but there are lots of others.
Many of us associate “SPF” exclusively with sunscreen. But, as we learn more about the damaging effects of too much direct sunlight on our skin and overall health, skincare product manufacturers are offering an ever-wider range of products with an SPF.
Just about the best thing you can do to delay aging is to use a minimum SPF 15 skin lotion everyday. Yes, even in winter when it's freezing out and you have no hope of seeing the sun until March. Be sure to look for “broad spectrum” SPF products, which protect your skin from both UVA and UVB radiation.
If you enjoyed this post, check out our recent article about three ways to look great that have nothing to dod with what you wear.