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John Jones

John Jones


John Jones is a Jersey City, New Jersey-based writer who enjoys covering design in all its forms, from fashion to architecture, interiors, and textiles, and has recently begun to delve into the world of social justice issues. When he's not writing for The Manual, he's also the Digital and Fashion Editor for a leading menswear trade publication. Although he spends most of his time planted in front of a laptop, he gets to the gym and bicycles as often as possible. On weekends and holidays, if you don't find him at the Met, Cooper Hewitt, or Whitney museums in Manhattan, he's probably soaking up the sun at one of Jersey's fabulous beaches, or in St. Augustine, Florida.

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Straight razor shave

How to shave with a straight razor without hurting yourself

Shaving with a straight razor is a delicate art form. Learn the straight razor facts, steps, and products you need for your classic grooming routine.
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How to straighten your beard at home safely and comfortably

This comprehensive guide on how to straighten your beard will help you tame your wild facial hair. Here are the best ways to straighten your beard.
A barber sharpening a straight razor.

How to sharpen a straight razor, according to a master barber

Straight razor shaving is a timeless grooming ritual. Here's how to keep your straight razor as sharp as possible for every use.
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Hair loss treatment: Best options for men with thinning hair

Between genetic predisposition for male pattern baldness and other outside factors, what's a dude to do? Look for the best hair loss treatment.
Man stretching his legs and arms before working out.

This is why actively stretching is important for you to get a better workout

Do you want to see better gains in your fitness routine? Learn to stretch. Stretching tends to be an overlooked portion of any workout, but it shouldn't be.
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At-home spa: Make your own exfoliating face mask with ingredients from your kitchen

Create hydrating and exfoliating masks at home using organic, cold-pressed, unrefined ingredients from your kitchen.
A man looking at himself in bathroom mirror.

Having beard struggles? Here’s how to fix a patchy beard, according to an expert

Make patchy beards a thing of the past with derma rollers, microneedling, color enhancements, and the basics of cleansing, moisturizing, and brushing.
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Oui the People, Dr. Tusk, and more: The 8 best shaving creams that won’t irritate your skin

We've found the best shaving creams of 2024 to help you remove facial hair and leave your skin feeling supple and rejuvenated.
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Dr. Tusk, The Art of Shaving, Cremo, and more: Here are some of the best aftershave balms for men

Make sure to use one of the best aftershave balms after removing facial hair to keep your skin fresh, hydrated, and in the best shape possible.
A man getting a massage.

Massage for men: What you need to know before you book

Have you never had a massage but are interested in getting one? Learn about the types to pick from, when to go, and what to expect during your appointment.
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Jack Henry, American Crew, and more: The best pomade for men

Having proper styling products in your bathroom is a good place to start for a great head of hair. These pomades will bring good hair days like never before.
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The 5 o’clock shadow, goatee, and more: These are the best beard styles, so choose wisely

Looking for a style that will suit your growing facial hair? We break down the best beard styles, as well as the type of face that can rock 'em.
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Retinol for men: What to know and what to buy

You've probably heard of retinol, but we want to help you understand what retinol for men really is all about and products to try.
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The 5 best purple shampoo options for men with blonde or gray hair

Treating brassy blonde or gray hair is easy when you rely on some basic color science. Here's our take on blue and purple (and red!) shampoos.
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Goodbye tailors: Ready-to-wear clothing brands that actually fit short men

Men 5'8" and shorter finally have more options when buying suits, jeans, and pants, thanks to these clothing brands specifically tailored to shorter guys.
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The 9 best razors for men that offer a super-close shave, from budget to luxury options

The best razor for shaving to easily remove facial hair, from disposable to cartridge, safety to straight. Here are our top picks for 2023's best razors.

The 11 best non-greasy sunscreens to protect you this summer

Even when we spend a bit less time outside under the sun, we still need to protect our skin from sun damage. These are the best non-greasy sunscreens.
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Our favorite sustainable clothing styles (in honor of Earth Day)

It's your duty to take care of the earth, and on Earth Day, we're reminded of it. Here are the best sustainable styles to wear and to save the planet.

Facial treatment for men: A comprehensive guide on exactly what to expect

While we try to maintain perfectly healthy skin, some things are just best left to the professionals. Sometimes, even a guy needs to get a good facial.
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How to give your partner a romantic massage, according to a pro

We’ve got a plan to surprise your partner with a romantic evening at home that includes a nice bottle of wine, dimmed lights, and a romantic massage.
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How to shave your beard — and why you may want to

Regardless if its the middle of summer and too hot, or any time of the year, here is how to shave off your beard.
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The best beard washes to clean your beard in 2023 (because it’s kind of filthy)

A solid beard wash can help step up your personal facial hygiene. Check out our list of the best beard washes.
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The best beard care products for 2023

Pamper your beard with only the best beard products. We've compiled our favorite picks to make your best facial hair impression.
Black beards can come with their own unique challenges.

Beard care for Black men: An expert gives us their top tips

Men of African descent face unique challenges in beard care, including using special techniques and tools to avoid razor bumps and ingrown hairs.
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Grow your best beard yet with these amazing beard growth kits

Growing a beard is easy thanks to today’s beard growth kits featuring derma rollers, cleansers, conditioners, oils, and more.

Sun’s Out, Hats Out. How to Clean a Hat and Keep it Clean

Maintaining your hat, like a good car, can go a long way. Here's how to clean any hat, according to men's hats experts Christina Dove and Nate Taylor.
Jeans are the truest expression of all-American as well as international style.

The 11 Best Jeans for Men that are Built to Last

The best jeans for men are the ones that you can work in, play in, and still be comfortable in.
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Layer Up With Our Picks of the Best Men’s Denim Shirts

From iterations by iconic brands to designer takes on the best men’s denim shirts by homegrown companies, there’s a denim shirt for everyone.
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The 8 Best Men’s Loungewear Sets to Wear Right Now

Here are the best sweater sets, pajamas, and athleisure fit for your new office, because your loungewear should be as stylish as everything else in your life.
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The 25 Best Menswear Essentials to Buy on Amazon Right Now

These are our top choices for the best men's clothing and accessories with style at great prices from Amazon, the world's largest (menswear) retailer.
The best thermal underwear for men can make all the difference this winter.

The 11 Best Thermal Underwear for Cold Weather

The weather has been all over the place lately, so it's time to pick up the best thermal underwear to keep you warm and dry.
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9 of the Best Sustainable Gifts for the Eco-Friendly

The earth takes a beating during the holiday season. Here are our picks for more sustainable holiday gifts in 2021. 
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The 9 Best Gifts for Truck Drivers for the Long Holiday Haul

Let the long-haul driver in your life know that you appreciate all those hours spent behind the wheel by giving them these best gifts for truck drivers.
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6 of the Best Eco-Friendly Razors for Men

Many disposable razors and cartridges end up in landfills or oceans, but here are some that are recyclable, planet-friendly, and offer a great shave.

What to Wear to Cocktail Hour: The Coolest Cocktail Attire for Men

Just say “no” to novelty neckwear and ties with little cocktail glasses on them as they're best left in the closet. Here's the coolest cocktail attire for men.
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Pinterest Launches PinterestTV With Christian Siriano

Project Runway winner and CFDA designer Christian Siriano is one of several new hosts of Pinterest TV, a shoppable series on the social media app.
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A Holiday Guide to Formal Wear for Men

From white tie to black tie to black tie optional, we've got you covered. Here's how to navigate the "new rules" of formal wear for men.

Your Complete Guide To Black Tie Attire with Tuxedo Tips

Here is your complete guide on black-tie attire and all the tuxedo tips you need for that special night.
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Hoodies Versus Sweatshirt: Style Differences Explained

Hoodies vs. sweatshirts and all their classic variations, including subtleties of fabric and construction, are explained here.
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Montblanc Collaborates With Public School New York on Sustainable Collection

The Montblanc X Public School New York collaboration features five key luxury accessories created with recycled and recyclable materials.
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Men’s Guide to No Shave November 2022

No Shave November and Movember encourage beard growth as a means to raise men's health awareness. Here's how to participate this year.
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Reebok X Eames Club C Sneaker Drops Today

A collaboration between mid-century design firm Eames Office and sneaker powerhouse Reebok breaks today.

Super-Dry Winter Skin Got You Itching? You Need a Healing Salve or Balm

Winter wreaks havoc on your skin, and sometimes a normal lotion just won't do. Salves are healing balms that can cure just about any crack or dry spot.
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Rob Lowe Wants Us To Make Small Wins for Success

Catching up with Rob Lowe on health, exercise, and #AtkinsSmallWins. 
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The 3 Best Treadmill Workout Tips, According to Fitness Experts

With Colleen Logan and Brian Beckstead's best treadmill workout tips, you'll now see the treadmill as an alternative to outdoor running, not as a dreadmill.
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The 15 Best Men’s Underwear You’ll Want To Wear Right Now

Whether you're a boxers or briefs kind of guy, we have the perfect pair for you. Here's our roundup of the best underwear for men in 2022.
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The Best 8 Office Decor Ideas That Will Make You Excited to Work

Give your workspace a huge overhaul with the best office decor ideas for 2021 because an updated look leads to better productivity and excitement about work.
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Steven Green Is Changing What It Means To Be a Male Model

Photographer Steven Green started modeling, then rocketed to stardom when he landed the Savage X Fenty campaign.
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How to Fold a T-Shirt Quickly

Marie Kondo consultant Kristyn Ivey explains how to quickly and neatly fold fashion t-shirts for storage and packing.
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The Best Dandruff Shampoo for Men to Eliminate White Flakes

Choosing a product to combat the dandruff issue effectively can be overwhelming. Here we've gathered some of the best dandruff shampoos you need to buy now.