5 Lessons Every Man Should Know About Wearing Sandals

5 Lessons Every Man Should Know About Wearing Sandals

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Alright fellas… Here’s the truth about guys wearing sandals. Are you ready? OK… No one wants to see our big, hairy, sweaty feet! Remember the last time a girl said to you, “Hey, you have sexy feet” or how about that one time you’re fellow bro told you “dude, those sandals are sweet!”? Of course you don’t! You know why? Because men’s feet aren’t the best thing to look at.

Unlike women’s feet, which tend to be petite, soft and well-groomed, men have big, hairy feet and that’s OK because we’re men. Even the best groomed man can’t do anything about french fry looking toes. If you can’t stand looking at another dude’s feet for a second, imagine what your girl thinks when you decide to wear flip flops all day.

So I know what you’re saying, “It’s hot. What do I wear to the beach? How can I wear sandals if I don’t want to be so casual?”. What I’m saying is: there is a way for us men to enjoy the feeling of wearing sandals and at the same time look good and stylish.

Here are 5 lessons to get you looking good in sandals:

Lesson #1: Find a pair that covers the majority of your feet

Men’s sandals with thick straps help make those anchors attached to your ankles look smaller because they cover the majority of your feet. They also help cover any “feet issues” we may be self conscious about. So you get to enjoy the feeling of wearing sandals all while keeping those paws in check.

Lesson #2: Avoid wearing flip flops

I enjoy the comfort of flip flops just like the next man but save that for home. Wearing flip flops only make your feet look bigger.

 Lesson #3: Get a Pedicure

Keep them clean gentlemen. You’re feet will be on display and people will stare. Make sure to keep your feet well groomed just like any other part of your body. You’re feet have been in hibernation all winter so you don’t want them looking like hobbit feet seeing daylight for the first time. A pedicure will get your feet ready for spring and summer.

Lesson #4: Trim Your Feet Hair

There’s just something gross about hairy feet. It’s just as bad as seeing a guy with visible nose hairs sticking out. Part of grooming your feet includes trimming or even shaving them.

Lesson #5 Moisturize

Our feet usually don’t see a lot of daylight so make sure to avoid dry, cracked skin by applying moisturizer when they do come out to play. It’s best to apply lotion right after you shower, but if you have extra dry feet, try slathering on some cream (which is heavier than lotion) before bed and sleep with your socks on. The next morning, your feet will be soft and smooth.

Here’s how I sported strappy sandals:

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Shop the look:

Panama Hat: Forever 21 Men

Floral Print Shirt: Forever 21 Men

Linen Pants: H&M

Sandals: Forever 21 Men

Now go grab a pair of these sandals to complete your look!

Birkenstock Sandals

Birkenstock Arizona Slide Sandal: $99.95

Forever 21 Sandals

Forever 21 Men Faux Leather Sandals: $12.90

adidas

Adidas Adilette Slide Sandal: $29.95

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Until Next Time, Gents!

Steve A. Nuñez

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PrinceThe uber-talented, prolific songwriter, Prince, (born Prince Rogers Nelson) passed away earlier today (April 21) at age 57. His No. 1 smash from the Purple Rain soundtrack, “When Doves Cry.” hit #1 on the charts in 1984. He churned out hit after hit, year after year, packing his music with that special pop/disco/soul/funk/style that made his music so damn catchy, memorable and danceable.

With over a 100 million worldwide record sales, Prince is one of the best selling artists of all time. His flamboyant stage presence and seminal musical genius will be sorely missed.

“It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57,” said his publicist Yvette Noel-Schure.

 

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The New Way to Dress California Casual

The New Way to Dress California Casual

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Spring is here and with summer just around the corner, it’s time to give your wardrobe a 180˚. The weather is warming up and there’s no better time for us Californian menswear enthusiasts to shine!

Let the pool parties, beach parties and backyard barbecues begin! So what do you wear? California casual! ‘California casual’ is notorious for shorts, chinos, flip flops, tees and polo shirts. But not anymore!

Californian menswear influencers have taken the social media fashion scene by storm and we want everyone to know that there’s a new ‘California casual’. So the next time someone tells you to dress ‘California casual’, you better leave the flip flops at home.

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You don’t need to buy a full wardrobe to get ready for all your outdoor shindigs. All you need to do is casual up some of your favorite staple pieces that you already have in your closet. I’ve partnered with the guys at Ties.com to show you how to put together an effortless, spring and summer party-ready outfit!

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BOWTIE: A striped cotton bowtie gives off a preppy and nautical look perfect for outdoor events. MAKE SURE it’s a real bowtie! Don’t get a pre-tied bowtie, it looks too symmetrical. The ‘uneveness’ of tieing your own bow tie adds character to your look. A pre-tied bow tie makes you look like a man child. Still think no one will notice? Just stop reading here.

OXFORD SHIRT: Pair your bowtie with an oxford shirt for a casual yet ‘put-together’ combination. An oxford helps keep you cool during those really hot days because it is made of breathable material. The best part about wearing an oxford shirt is that they are wrinkle resistant, so the only thing you have to worry about is not spilling your margarita or Long Island Ice Tea on yourself. Hey, I don’t judge.

WINDOWPANE PANTS: A reason why guys get excited to dress California casual is because they think it gives them a pass to dress down and wear borderline line pajamas outdoors. Khaki pants, shorts or jeans have been the norm. But guess what? That’s right… Not anymore!

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I’ve always found dress pants to be soft, thin and easy to move in. The material on dress pants is a lot thinner than jeans, so why not wear them when you want to be casual and comfortable? Like I mentioned earlier, you don’t need to buy a new wardrobe. Just give your dress pants a casual look. Spring and summer are the perfect seasons to wear eye catching patterns like these windowpane pants.

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CAP & VEST: The best way to make any outfit look casual is to just throw on a cap. The best way to dress up an outfit is to throw on a vest. See where I’m going with this? The key to the new California casual is to mix casual and dressy pieces together.

KHAKI JACKET: You’re going to need a jacket when your daytime shenanigans go on into the evening hours. Grab a light weight jacket with a stand-up collar to protect you from the cool beach breeze. What’s that you say? You’re not cold? It doesn’t matter! The point is you’ll look good in it!

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SHOES: Flip flops have been the epitome of California casual. And summertime was the perfect excuse to wear flip flops with any outfit. But not anymore (that’s the last one, I promise)! This is another example of mixing casual with dressy. A pair of Sperry’s can take you from the beach to a backyard barbecue and complete your California casual look.

Shop the look:

Bow Tie: Ties.com

Jacket: Target

Vest: Banana Republic

Pants: Forever 21

Shoes: Sperry

Cap: Ebbets Field Flannels

Hope you guys enjoyed the fashion tips from The Social Cut to get your wardrobe spring & summer ready!

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Until Next Time, Gents!

Steve A. Nuñez