The Handbook - How To Guides
31 Days: Style Tips and Tricks
Volume 4

All the tips and tricks needed to shape up for 2012. Each day brings new, expert advice on how to look your best and live life to the fullest, while having a little fun doing it.

Personal Care

Master Winter Scruff

Maybe it's the freezing temps outside or the dry air inside, but shaving in the winter is a real drag. Whatever the reason, it feels like the appropriate time to forsake formality in favor of comfort. Case in point: The winter scruff. Some call it stubble, others call it laziness, but somewhere between your end-of-the-day five o'clock shadow and a legitimate beard is what you're looking for.

How to Maintain It

Winter scruff makes for a sharp look that plays up the angles of your face. And it's easier to maintain than you might think. Simply find the length (and shaver setting) that works for you and go over the facial hair every three days or so. Keep your neck shaved from the top of the Adam's apple on down. Once a week, soften and clean the hair by exfoliating your face.



According to a Northumbria University at Newcastle study, women rated men with light stubble as the most attractive and masculine.

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A sleek, waterproof 3-in-1 shaver with a wide head makes for a quick shave.


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