What should we be trimming our beard with and what’s an acceptable length for a formal occasion?
That’s a tough question, as I feel it is different for every man depending on the type of beard he grows. For myself, I think one week is about the max I go before it begins to look too messy for more formal settings, however, if I’m wearing a suit casually with a tee, as I normally do, I sometimes will push the envelope there.
Dry skin. No one has time for this. How do you keep your skin looking fresh?
When I hit my thirties, I started using moisturizers at night before I go to bed, and that is about the extent of my skincare regimen. I like Kiehl’s and Clinique as they are not overbearingly expensive but still high quality.
Let’s talk hair product. What do you use and what’s your process?
I usually use a matte pomade that I put through my hair when it is wet after I shower. After that, I usually just let it dry naturally.
How many fragrances should men have and how should he wear it? What do you wear?
When it comes to fragrances, I have few go-tos that I change up depending on the occasion and mood. I like Tom Ford Neroli Protofino for the day and Rive D’ambre for evenings out. My absolute favorite fragrance ever, however, is M7 from YSL. I still have a bottle that I use sparingly as it is hard to find now.
What’s your tip for not overheating when you’re wearing a full suit in the height of summer?
Lose the tie. You can still look sharp in a suit without the tie, and if you unbutton a bit, you can keep it cool, literally and figuratively.
Any other grooming tips for us to add to our regime when getting ready for a special occasion?
Know what you are comfortable with and what you aren’t. Confidence is everything and if you own it, you will own the night.