The beach is nothing if not a great equalizer. Once you take off your shirt and you’re left with only your swim trunks, everyone knows what’s going on under the hood. And finding the right pair of shorts has never been easier, thanks to more brands designing versatile and stylish trunks that won’t break the bank.
When you’re shopping for new swim trunks, consider a few simple visual tricks: Vertical stripes create the illusion of a longer, leaner frame while horizontal ones (as well as bold patterns) can appear to add bulk. Stick with dark, slimming solids if you have thicker, muscular legs. If your legs are on the smaller side, steer clear of short inseams. These work best for average-height and smaller guys who need to show more skin to look longer. More focused on style? “Navy looks great on everyone and goes with just about everything, and red has been the standard for lifeguards on both coasts since the 1960s,” says Bill Carney, director of apparel at iconic board short brand, Birdwell. “Camo is a style staple that can be worn every summer.”
Whether you want to spend $ 35 or have a little room in your budget, here are a dozen stylish, affordable swim trunks you’ll want to rock in the sun this summer.
It’s been a wild ride for the Hawaiian shirt. But after more than 80 years of going in and out of style, the summer look is back—and it’s never looked better.
Today’s Hawaiian shirt is the ultimate throwback: Created in the 1930s, these vivid layers were originally known as aloha shirts (and are still called that on the islands), and they’ve been riding trend waves ever since.
The fashion world’s shift toward outlandish colors and patterns led to their recent resurgence, and because they’ve been around so long, they won’t look out of place at your next barbecue. The trick? Don’t wear anything that’s going to compete with your pineapple- or jellyfish-printed wardrobe addition.
Urban One has launched the Represent Men’s Health initiative with the aim of raising awareness of how Black men are focusing on their minds and bodies to remain their healthiest. This week, the focus is squarely on prostate cancer, a deadly condition that, with diet changes along with routine screening, can be detected and contained and this cooking tip from Atlanta’s Chef Jernard Wells can aid in that journey.
Black men are 1.6 times more likely to receive a prostate cancer diagnosis and are twice as likely to die from it as noted by the Prostate Cancer Foundation. With regular exercise, scheduled doctors visits, changing our eating habits, and a proper screening, we can all “Represent Men’s Health” by lowering those numbers.
Take a look at how you can plan a healthy meal that helps to prevent prostate cancer with Chef Jernard Wells.
#REPRESENTMENSHEALTH will run weekly original content through July 24.
The government is shelling out more dough this year on the National Mall 4th of July Celebration when it comes to fireworks … $ 30k more, but it’s unclear if it’s getting a bigger bang for its buck. We got ahold of the National Park Service’s contract…
Earlier this week Jim Jones ran into some bad luck with the law when he got bagged with some toast and controlled substances, but the show must go on and today he keeps his grind moving.
For his clip to “Epitome” Jones starts things off with news coverage of his mother’s house burning down on Christmas and follows that with shots of himself surrounded by prayer candles and using one of them to light a spliff. A superstitious person might feel that act right might’ve jinxed Jones and led to his arrest earlier this week.
Going from Dip Set to G-Unit, Young Buck flaunts the stacks of cash the IRS didn’t get while in a home with two stacked white girls for his visuals to “Caption This.”
Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from Wiz Khalifa featuring Gucci Mane, Chief Keef, and more.
You shouldn’t have to break the bank to get a pair of stylish, comfortable shoes. And thanks to this weekend’s Memorial Day sales, you don’t have to. Some of our favorite styles from Astorflex are available for between 30 and 40% off their original prices.
Quality skincare can put a dent in our wallets, but Kiehl’s is all about skincare that’s both wallet-friendly and effective—which is why its Friends & Family event is the other big thing we’re excited about this weekend. But just because the products are affordable doesn’t mean they don’t work: Kiehl’s is known to offer some of the best skincare products for men, and this sale will give shoppers 20% off (and a free travel pouch) with orders of $ 125 and more.
Backstage at “Dancing with the Stars,” NFL cornerback Josh Norman tells Access’ Scott Evans about how hard it was to do two dances in one week, plus football training. Plus, Josh’s pro-partner, Sharna Burgess, tells Scott about watching Josh push through it.
Flannelâs soft touch and incomparable warmth have made it a go-to fall shirting fabric for almost as long as âfall shirtingâ has been a concept. A good fashion historian will tell you that the fabric emerged in Wales sometime in the 17th century as a less-scratchy alternative to traditional woolen garments.
We are deeply sorry to have to confront you with this truth, but: holiday travel season is going to be here before you know it. Most of us are just weeks away from the hell of TSA agitation, flight cancellations, and the kind of road traffic that makes you question your faith in humanity year after year.
Ultra-endurance bicycle racer Lael Wilcox puts more miles on her bike every year than most people do on their cars. Here’s how she trains for and rides some of the toughest races on earth. WIRED Videos
Forget going to the club, sometimes you can find some good women up at the Laundromat.
K Camp seems to be aware of this proven theory and for his Moneybagg Yo assisted clip to “Racks Like This” Camp takes a thick young woman from the Laundromat to living the lavish life complete with candles and fancy wine glasses.
Back in the hood BlocBoy JB links up with 21 Savage and flaunts stacks of paper and big boy toys in the clip to “Rover 2.0.”
Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ ign, T Rell, and more.
Living with your parents doesn’t automatically make you a looser, just as having your own place doesn’t automatically make you an alpha-male. A loser with his own place is still a loser. An alpha male owns his life not real estate. Relationships:Dating Articles from EzineArticles.com
This seasonâs go-to layer is not quite a shirt and not quite a jacket. The âshacketâ steals a little from both and packs the warmth and ease to get you through chilly times. Below, seven of our favorites.
Cardi B’s set to pop out her baby this summer but, unlike Beyonce, she’s not letting pregnancy stop her from performing at Coachella. Sources close to Cardi B tell TMZ … the rapper’s due the first week of July and will be close to 7 months pregnant…
The only thing more on target than the aim in Kingsman: The Golden CircleÂ is the style. The spy franchiseâs connection to fashion started with the first film, when director Matthew Vaughn decided to set The Kingsmanâs secret headquarters inside a Saville Row tailor shop, inspired by childhood visits to the iconic H. Huntsman & Sons located there.
The extended summer so many of us seem to be experiencing may be keeping our sneakers, boat shoes, and loafers in rotation just a little longer than we expected. But soon enough, boot weather (wind, rain, sleet, and even snow) will be here to push them all the the back of our closets. With that in mind, we rounded up the pairs we canât wait to wear this season â from a new take on the classic Timberland to a tough, handmade pair of hiking boots from the relatively young brand Feit. Take a look at the best fall boots a guy could ask for below.
Amidst years of legal battle Birdman and Lil Wayne might ride again musically. Baby is saying Weezy’s long delayed project will come out in 2018.
In a recent interview with Rap-Up the self-proclaimed 5 Star G spoke confidently on Carter V. “I’m guaranteeing you are getting it this year.” When asked about the specific timing the project he put it on Wayne saying “that’s on TuneChi, whatever he wants to do.”
Williams also revealed he has heard a couple of tracks and continued to praise him. “I’ve heard a few but I think he is the best ever to me. Understand me? A lot of success comes from his umbrella. Him just being him I think it’s going to be the biggest album of 2018.”
The two have been at odds since his “son” filed a lawsuit against Cash Money Records stating the label owed him millions and refused to release V. Last year Wayne filed an addendum which included parent company Universal Music Group as second guilty party.
While the two have not been seen out publicly together Stunna insists their relationship is fine behind the scenes. You can view the interview clip below.
Are you one the halal dating scene and wondering why you can’t seem to find your soulmate? Find out the 3 common mistakes single Muslims make when searching for a compatible spouse and how they can overcome it. Relationships:Dating Articles from EzineArticles.com
Favoring function over form, dads everywhere have long relied on shapeless fleece jackets to keep them warm as fall and winter roll in. But weâve seen trendier takes on the suburban staple work their way into fashion over the last few years, as designers have made the fabric lessÂ Fozzy Bear and more streetwear.Â
I really loved dressing up as in the summer dress and white stockings, I have always been a fan of Marilyn Monroe and it was great to do a video dressed as her, it made me feel super sexy. I hope you like it.
I have got a little confession, the only fan at the filming of this video was the fan blowing my skirt up hehehehe well its still a fan isn’t it 😉
“LOVE LIKE THIS creates a world of emotions and turmoil, describing superbly the mind of a young lady (Keira) and her struggles to balance her social life and her career. Sophie Love is a natural storyteller. LOVE LIKE THIS is very well written and edited, and I highly recommend it to the permanent library of all readers that appreciate a romance that can be savored during a weekend.” –Books and Movie Reviews (Roberto Mattos)   “A very well written novel, describing the struggle of a woman to find her true identity. The author did an amazing job with the creation of the characters and her description of the environment. The romance is there, but not overdosed. Kudos to the author for this amazing start of a series that promises to be very entertaining.” — Books and Movies Reviews , Roberto Mattos (re: For Now and Forever) LOVE LIKE THIS (The Romance Chronicles—Book #1) is the debut of a new romance series by #1 bestselling author Sophie Love. Keira Swanson, 28, lands her dream job at Viatorum , a slick magazine in New York City, as an aspiring travel writer. But their culture is brutal, her boss is a monster, and she doesn’t know if she can last for long. That changes when Keira, by a fluke, is handed a coveted assignment and given her big chance: to travel to Ireland for 30 days, witness the legendary Lisdoonvarna festival of love, and to debunk the myth that true love exists. Keira, cynical herself and in a rocky place with her long-term boyfriend, is all too happy to oblige. But when Keira falls in love with Ireland and meets her Irish tour guide, who just may be the man of her dreams, she is no longer sure of anything. A whirlwind romantic comedy that is as profound as it is funny, LOVE LIKE THIS is book #1 in the debut of a dazzling new romance series that will make you laugh, cry, and will keep you turning pages late into the night—and will make you fall in love with romance all over again. Book #2 in The Romance Chronicles is now available for pre-order!
In 2017, we saw eight new playoff teams in a 12-team field. Why? Because teams routinely look a heckuva lot different year-to-year. So here’s how the Saints, Rams, Titans, Patriots, Eagles, Chiefs and Steelers could change. www.espn.com – NFL
Talk with any devoted fan of sneakers and odds are theyâve probably got an amazing story to tell you about how they snagged each of their favorite pairs. That passion is at the heart of a new book, simply called SNEAKERS. Written by Alex French and Howie Kahn, with design by Rodrigo Corral, the book is full of stunning imagery and dozens of incredible tales that knit together every aspect of modern sneaker culture.
“Three shithole dudes just living the dream.” That’s how Team U.S.A. soccer stud Jozy Altidore captioned his Instagram pic with Usain Bolt and P.K. Subban this weekend in the wake of Donald Trump’s comments. The 3 superstars…
Even for the most savvy of men, a turtleneck sweater is a bit of a tough sell (despite the fact that generally accepted menâs fashion icons like James Bond have worn them for decades), but it doesnât have to be that difficult. Layering a turtleneck sweater under a bomber jacket, jean jacket, or even a suit or sport coat is a quick way to announce to the world that you have great styleâand confidence to boot. And itâs as easy as putting on a sweater. Below, a handful of our favorites to get you started.
When you think of losing your hair, you may think of those commercials led by a guy whoâs not only the president of the club, but also a client. Then thereâs those over-the-top contraptions that cost more than a mortgage payment and sit atop your head âfor only three minutes a dayâ (for the rest of your life). If those donât come to mind, thereâs a battery of drugstore treatments that are proven to work, but leave your hair feeling greasy and flatâthe opposite of that you want when managing thinning hair.
In a lot of ways, the best grooming products are the ones youâre actually going to use, and after years of sampling the various different lip balm options on the market, Iâve settled on the one Iâll be turning to this winter to combat dry, cracked lips.
Russell Westbrook is “just playing his game” and is letting his teammates play off him, and that has made the difference as the Thunder have turned their season around, Carmelo Anthony says. www.espn.com – TOP
One of the music world's most recognizable voices, Michael McDonald performs a special Christmas-themed episode of "SoundStage" in this new program. "This Christmas Live In Chicago". Opening the show with the Doobie Brothers' classic "It Keeps You Runnin'", McDonald jumps into two selections from his solo career, before launching into a dozen Christmas songs. Many of these songs appeared on his 2009 holiday album "This Christmas". The set ends with three Doobie Brothers classics and a cover of the Leonard Cohen classic "Hallelujah" is included as well.
While there are many of us that wish we could spend our working hours in sweats, sometimes itâs necessary to throw on a suit to make a good impression for that big meeting. And in the winter, it can be tough to stay warm in tailoring, even if youâve got a suit made out of a heavier material. Enter the topcoat: itâs a great way to add some warmth to your cold-weather look by providing a heavier outer layer, while also protecting your suit coat from the elements. (Itâs also a much cleaner look than covering up with a bulky down-filled parka.)
This year Christmas with the Whitfields promises to be one they will never forget. All the siblings have come home for the first time in years and they've brought plenty of baggage with them. As the Christmas tree is trimmed and the lights are hung, secrets are revealed and family bonds are tested. As their lives converge, they join together and help each other discover the true meaning of family.
With many people on the East Coast having received their first snow showers over the weekend, itâs safe to say that winter has officially comeâand that itâs only get colder the further into the season we get. And as nice as wool coats can be, every now and again you just need to make sure youâre warm. Like really, really warm. Enter the down jacket.
Thereâs a reason you still wearÂ the same cologne youÂ splashed on for yourÂ college semi-formal. Sure, thereâs the possibility that the scent your older brother told you to get at 19 is perfect and the only one youâll ever wear. But thereâs also the possibility that itâs just easier than dealing with the alternative. The world of fragrance is vast and confusing and, okay, mildly intimidating when you canât pronounce half the ingredientsÂ and donât exactly know what a fragrance that uses cardamom to âecho into the wilderness of your masculinityâ actually smells like.
There is no doubt as the weather cools down, the air gets dryer, and the wind whips around with brutal force, your skincare needs shift. You can have dry, flakey skin and itchy, ashy patches. So every winter you do something about itâyou buy lotion, maybe you turn down the temperature of the water during your showers, and you dust off the humidifier to emit moisture while you sleep.
[[tmz:video id=”0_tzade73h”]] Michael Sam went straight “Over the Top” in a Dallas bar — arm wrestling a dude who called him a “p*ssy” … and TMZ Sports has the video. Here’s the deal … Sam (the 1st openly gay player to be drafted by an…
Michelle Williams broke her silence on their firing of Kevin Spacey from her upcoming movie, “All The Money In The World,” directed by Ridley Scott. Williams explains why she supported Scott’s decision to re-shoot the movie with Christopher Plummer in Spacey’s role.
Persephone Fury is the Dark daughter, the one they hide. England, 1811. Few are aware of a hidden magical England, a people not ruled by poor mad George, but the dying King Pellinore of the House of Pendragon. The Furys are known for their music, their magic, and their historic role as kingmakers. When Fury ambitions demand a political marriage, Persephone is drugged and presented to Society— Only to be abducted from the man she loves by the man she loathes. But devious and ruthless, Persephone must defy ancient prophecy, embrace her Dark magic, and seize her own fate. Get swept away into the first book of a dark fantasy series combining swashbuckling adventure, heart-pounding romance, and plot-twisting suspense.