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5 Steps to Become A Better Man
The road to self improvement can be an arduous one, but the true testament of your inner strength lies in your ability to commit to the transformation you're striving to make. That too, while easier said than done, is not impossible. To help triumph over the hurdles to come, here are 5 important steps you can take on your road to becoming a better man.
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Welcome to Urban Beardsman
http://www.urbanbeardsman.com https://www.facebook.com/urbanbeardsmanmag https://instagram.com/urban_beardsman/ https://twitter.com/ubmag Welcome to the very first episode from Urban Beardsman Magazine. We are excited to announce the upcoming channel with regular videos to help beardsmen around the world get guidance on how to build their style, experience the world, and become better men. In this first video I talk about what is an urban beardsman, what to expect from the channel, and general ramblings.
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4 Tips for Being Cool As F*ck | Eric Bandholz
The coolest blog ever: http://www.urbanbeardsman.com https://www.instagram.com/urban_beardsman http://www.twitter.com/ubmag Want to be cool as f*ck? Of course, who doesn't? Today Beardbrand's Eric Bandholz is here to show you how to make it happen in four easy steps. 1. Confidence is king. It's all about how you present yourself to the world. 2. Get your style in check! Stay up-to-date, and wear clothes that make you feel good and work well with your attributes. You can be attractive without having hit the genetic lottery, it's really about working with what you've got and optimizing your appearance and having a solid personality. 3. Know your shit. You need to be knowledgeable about a few topics - be sure to have information to back up what you're all about. 4. Take a risk. Put yourself out there and be a leader. Put your opinion out there, and while you may be wrong or you may be right, these risks help elevate you above to folks that are content just being one of the crowd.
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Are You A Hipster? | Urban Beardsman Podcast
The coolest blog ever: http://www.urbanbeardsman.com Check the podcast: https://soundcloud.com/urban_beardsman http://www.instagram.com/urban_beardsman http://www.twitter.com/ubmag Do you ride a Fixie? Do you eat strictly organic? Do you own a bowtie? Today Eric and Clayton find out if they're hipsters, and exactly how hipster they are.
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Evolve Your Style
Tons of great info at: http://www.urbanbeardsman.com Your style says a lot about you. The primary thing it tells me is it's an indicator to the era you were at your peak. If you fail to evolve and change your style, what you are telling the world is that hey, "I'm comfortable here and life can't get any better." So as a driver to become a better person, you'll need to continuously evolve your style. It includes both your grooming appearance as well as your apparel and wardrobe selection.
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Four Biggest Tattoo Mistakes | Carlos Costa
The coolest blog ever: http://www.urbanbeardsman.com https://www.instagram.com/urban_beardsman http://www.twitter.com/ubmag Ready to get some ink? Not so fast, amigo. Before you go under the tattoo gun to score some sweet body art, take Carlos' advice and make sure you avoid these four tattoo faux pas. 1) Being impulsive. You have to know what you want in terms of your tattoo, but beyond that, you have to know about the artist who is going to do your piece, and the studio you're going to use. Do your due diligence and research what you're doing! 2) Cost. Cheaper is not always better. Some people decide before they even do their first bit of research that they just want their tattoo to cost as little as possible. If you focus on the cost instead of the quality of the artist, you're going to walk away with plenty of regret, and a tattoo that is sub-par. 3) Drunk tattoos. If you're wasted while you're getting your ink, you're not thinking straight nor are you making the best decisions. Furthermore, if a studio is willing to take you in and tattoo you while you're drunk, they probably aren't the kind of spot you want to be getting tattooed in. 4) True love. Ok, we get it, you're in love and you want to show it. Give your significant other roses, give them a foot rub - don't permanently tattoo their name on your body.
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Why Am I Skinny? | Eric Bandholz
The coolest blog ever: http://www.urbanbeardsman.com https://www.instagram.com/urban_beardsman http://www.twitter.com/ubmag Today Eric is explaining why he's skinny, and why he doesn't care. At 6'5" and 170 lbs, Eric explains that he's always been an athlete and that at his height he would need an insane calorie surplus to pack on bulk weight, and he doesn't see a need to consume excess resources for the sake of extra muscle mass. Instead, he would rather spend time with his family, his business, and exercising to stay healthy. Eric also subscribers to CEO Strength - an exercise program that incorporates primarily body weight workouts; a perfect approach for him since he travels quite frequently and doesn't want to have to find a gym everywhere he goes. Eric insists that the goal of working out and being healthy is to be the best, most confident, and healthiest version of yourself you can be.
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Temple Smoke Beard Oil | Urban Beardsman
Shop Beardbrand: https://www.beardbrand.com/collections/beard-oil/products/temple-smoke-beard-oil http://www.instagram.com/beardbrand http://www.twitter.com/beardbrand If you have used beard oil products, you know it is an absolute necessity to the grooming process. The gold line Temple Smoke fragrance is simply at the top. The subtle, serene smell is something you want to put directly under your nose to enjoy throughout your day.
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Focus on Experiences over Things | Eric Bandholz
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Long-Term Tattoo Care | Carlos Costa
Shop Urban Beardsman: http://bdbd.us/2cUa65x https://www.instagram.com/urban_beardsman http://www.twitter.com/urbanbeardsman Tattoos are going to fade and blur over time - it's the natural reaction of your body trying to repel something alien. But Carlos is here with some tips and tricks for how to fight the fade and keep your ink looking fresh for years to come. 1. Stay hydrated. It's a no-brainer - your skin needs water to stay moisturized and fresh, so drink up and keep the skin and your tattoo looking and feeling great. 2. Protect it. Slap on some sunscreen to avoid sun damage to your tattoo. 3. Moisturize. The skin cells where your tattoo is located can shift slightly and that can lead to blurring. The more you moisturize, the more you can battle the blur and keep your ink looking fresh.
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How to Improve Your Fashion & Style | Urban Beardsman
Shop Urban Beardsman: http://bdbd.us/2c5K22a https://www.instagram.com/urban_beardsman http://www.twitter.com/ubmag Eric and Carlos are here to talk about how to up your style game, and are going over the three biggest questions you have to ask yourself if you want to improve your fashion choices and style.
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Guide to Men's Hats | Carlos Costa
Follow us at: http://www.urbanbeardsman.com http://www.twitter.com/ubmag http://www.instagram.com/urban_beardsman Carlos Costa takes us into his house and shows us some of his favorite hats, how to find them, and how to wear them. The favorite style is a fedora hat, which comes in many different styles, from trilby to wide brim. Carlos also shows us the pork pie, derby, and a few beanie hats in his collection. He breaks down multiple ways to rock each look and how to have it looking the best.
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How to deal with death & immortality | Eric Bandholz
http://www.urbanbeardsman.com This week I talk about how to handle your life so you live one you can look back fondly on your death bed, and I also talk about how you can incorporate actions from your loved ones to help them have a little bit of immortality through you.
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My Journey of Addiction & Recovery | Carlos Costa
The coolest blog ever: http://www.urbanbeardsman.com https://www.instagram.com/urban_beardsman http://www.twitter.com/ubmag Team Beardbrand's Carlos Costa is here to talk about a personal subject - addiction, and the road to recovery. Nearly seven years sober, Carlos discusses his early brushes with drugs and alcohol at the age of 12, his eventual descent into addiction, and how it led him to eventually end up homeless on the streets of London. He talks about coming to terms with his defects and behaviors that were having a negative impact on not only himself, but those around him, and goes over how the 12-Step Program worked for him in his recovery. Carlos also opens up about the darkest days of his addiction, the relationships he damaged during that time, and how his drug addiction was so strong that it was overpowering his willpower to break the cycle of addiction. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please visit these resources: http://alcoholicsanonymous.com/ https://www.na.org/ https://ca.org/ Follow Carlos on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/roque_80/ And check out more about his story of addiction and recovery in this article: http://www.urbanbeardsman.com/carlos-costa/ And this Urban Beardsman Podcast episode: https://soundcloud.com/urban_beardsman/urban-beardsman-ep-008
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How to Look & Feel Your Best | Urban Beardsman Podcast
The coolest blog ever: http://www.urbanbeardsman.com Check the podcast: https://soundcloud.com/urban_beardsman/urban-beardsman-ep-027-2 http://www.instagram.com/urban_beardsman http://www.twitter.com/ubmag Check out CEO Strength: http://www.ceostrengthcoach.com/ In today's episode, Eric and Clayton are coming at you with the top 10 tips on how to look and feel your best. Whether it's staying hydrated or getting your heart rate up, these are easy tips that are going to have you looking healthy and feeling great in no time.
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Move to Different Cities
More at: http://www.UrbanBeardsman.com https://www.facebook.com/urbanbeardsmanmag https://instagram.com/urban_beardsman/ https://twitter.com/ubmag ABOUT URBAN BEARDSMAN Urban Beardsman is an online community of men who care about themselves and is working to improve their style, career, lifestyle, and ultimately themselves. They are ordinary guys from all walks of life who don't fit the traditional stereotype of bikers or outdoorsmen and choose to rock a beard in situations normally not thought of acceptable. This channel gives advice on style, lifestyle, and personal improvement.
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Intro to Heritage Boots
Read the article here: http://www.urbanbeardsman.com/2014/08/every-man-should-own-heritage-boots/ Heritage boots are like fine wine and only get better with age. As you 'wear them they begin to break in and mold to your feet. The beauty with a high end pair of boots is that the full grain leather is breathable. This means your feet won't get hot like they would with a cheaper pair of boots and in addition to that your boots won't stink! There are a lot of great boot makers out there and the devil is in the details. The small things like the pull tab, or different colored midsole will really change the appearance of the boot. You've gotta go with the style that you love and connects with your personality. There is no one best boot out there; simply preferences.
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How to Roll Your Sleeves | Eric Bandholz
The coolest blog ever: http://www.urbanbeardsman.com https://www.instagram.com/urban_beardsman http://www.twitter.com/ubmag Let's talk sleeve rolls. The first is a forearm roll - unbutton your cuff button, fold up to the cuff and fold one more time. It gives a color contrast and some padded thickness to the forearm. If that's not your bag, unbutton the gauntlet button and roll up over the elbow. Next up, the halfback roll. Pull the cuff up to your elbow, then tuck the excess sleeve fabric under the cuff to create a looser looking tuck.
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How to Find the Right Tattoo Artist | Carlos Costa
The coolest blog ever: http://www.urbanbeardsman.com https://www.instagram.com/urban_beardsman http://www.twitter.com/ubmag Carlos is talking tattoos, and he's got some tips on how to find the right tattoo artist. The most common and easiest ways to find a good artist are to ask some of your tattooed friends who are sporting great pieces about where they got their work done, or search through social media for artists that are putting out awesome work and get in touch to talk about what kind of ink you want done. Carlos also says to do your homework and look for photos of an artists fresh tattoos as well as healed tattoos, as that can say a lot about the artist and their work. He also says while well-known tattoo artists are always a good bet, they can also be quite expensive and the wait-list might be pretty long. So keep in mind that there are some amazing artists who may not be as well-known - that's why doing your research is so important. Always read reviews, comments, and testimonials about artists to learn more about how satisfied their customers are with their work. Artists also travel for conventions and guest appearances in tattoo studios, so if you find an artists that are located in another country, keep your eye on their calendar as they may end up being in your backyard at some point.
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How to Take Care of Tattoos | Carlos Costa
http://www.urbanbeardsman.com Carlos Costa walks us through his process for taking care of both new and old tattoos. For him it starts by leaving the bandage on over night and then the next day taking it off and cleaning it. For the first 7 to 10 days he'll use a tattoo balm on the tattoo. Apply the balm 2 to 3 times a day and try to clean the area before applying the balm. After that first week or so, you'll want to regularly apply tattoo lotion. This is a skin moisturizer and it will help your tattoos keep their color and vibrancy. This is a regular maintenance tool for as long as you have the tattoo. The final point of care is that when you go out in the sun, it's important to wear at least a 30 to 50 spf sun screen lotion. Anything more than 50 is really just marketing hubbub. Do that and your tats will look awesome.
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Changing Society's Views of Beardsmen
Eric discusses the lifestyle changes one has to go through internally, to be equipped to inspire change in the way society views beardsmen.
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Track Day Experiences with Ian Schoen
http://www.urbanbeardsman.com Follow Ian: https://twitter.com/anythingian My buddy Ian Schoen invited me out to Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX to do some hot laps in his car. We took his BMW M3 out for about 5 laps before I couldn't handle it anymore and ended up puking. A good time was had by all, and here is a little glimmer into our day on the track and some of the cars we saw.
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7 Steps For Taking Awesome Selfies | Eric Bandholz
http://www.urbanbeardsman.com http://www.instagram.com/urban_beardsman http://www.twitter.com/ubmag Everyone takes selfies, but not everyone knows how to take a good selfie. There's way more information with good photography than I listed, but these 7 steps should get you on your way to taking some great selfies that are engaging, appropriate, and high quality.
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The Tattoo Healing Process | Carlos Costa
The coolest blog ever: http://www.urbanbeardsman.com https://www.instagram.com/urban_beardsman http://www.twitter.com/ubmag Check out Sorry Mom Tattoo Aftercare: http://www.sorrymomshop.com/ Sure, getting your ink is going to be the highlight of the entire tattoo journey. But make no mistake, that's only the beginning - you've got to pay special attention during the healing process to ensure your new piece stays healthy and lasts a long time.
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Spend More on Less
http://www.urbanbeardsman.com Find more value in life by spending more on less. You will have less clutter, items which you value more, and clarity and focus with your life. In addition to that, that mindset will help you eat healthier, and live a better life.
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How to Find Your Style
More at: http://www.urbanbeardsman.com ABOUT URBAN BEARDSMAN Urban Beardsman is a community of like minded people who look to improve their lives, become better men, and look good doing it. We foster style for urban beardsmen on our website, YouTube channel, and our Tumblr feed. Stick around, subscribe and have a good time. DESCRIPTION So you've decided to finally step up your game, but you don't know where to begin. Well finding your style starts with putting yourself around style. So start browsing websites that you find appealing to your style. (Shameless plug, we recommend http://tumblr.urbanbeardsman.com) There are tons of great blogs out there as well as YouTube channels that can help walk through the various techniques and guides. From there it's gradually integrating elements of attire into your wardrobe and progressing to your desired look. Don't change the world at once, instead a slower migration will allow for a more purposeful selection of clothes as you find what your true style is. LINKS http://www.urbanbeardsman.com http://tumblr.urbanbeardsman.com http://www.orderofman.com/17-sites/ (List of 17 great style personalities)
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Guide to Coffee & Coffee Shops | Eric Bandholz
http://www.urbanbeardsman.com Today we are talking about the different ways to brew coffee and how to find a good coffee shop.
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3 Tips for Buying Sunglasses | Eric Bandholz
The coolest blog ever: http://www.urbanbeardsman.com https://www.instagram.com/urban_beardsman http://www.twitter.com/ubmag Eric is here to talk about the best tips you should know for buying an awesome pair of shades. 1. It's all about the frame. You've got to gauge your face shape and what style is going to work best for you. Avoid buying frames that are too small, be sure to make sure the bridge doesn't leave a gap between it and your nose, and pay attention to the color of the frame. 2. Quality. Dick Moby, for example, uses a cellulose acetate frame - environmentally friendly and high quality. Injected mold is another material often used for sunglass frames. An easy way to tell the difference is at the hinge between the temple and the frame - if the edge is jagged, it's cellulose acetate that has been cut to fit. If it's a perfectly smooth fit, it's an injected mold. Eric also explains that wired frames allow for resizing of the edges to help fit your head better, and think about the lenses - are they scratch-resistant, and are they polarized or non-polarized? 3. The story of the brand. Eric suggests considering the brand, as he prefers small independent brands that are trying to do something different and have a unique story to tell. Check out http://www.dick-moby.com/ to learn more about their shades!
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5 Tips on How to Invest | Urban Beardsman Podcast
Shop Urban Beardsman: http://bdbd.us/2cV9EzC Check out the podcast: https://soundcloud.com/urban_beardsman http://www.instagram.com/urban_beardsman http://www.twitter.com/urbanbeardsman Let's talk finance. Today Eric and Clayton are discussing the top 5 tips for investing. 1. Investment foundation. This means you have to have and understanding of how you earn your money, how you preserve your money, and your liquidity. 2. Don't put yourself in a box. There are a lot of ways to invest - from stock market investments to precious metals - so don't limit yourself to any one type of investment choice. 3. Don't try to beat the market. Unless your full-time job is working within the market and you dedicate 40+ hours a week to investing, you won't be generating a full-blown income from investments. 4. Take the emotion out. Don't act on emotion, you want to treat it like a business and have an investment routine wherein you are regularly making intelligent buys and sales. 5. ETF's. Exchange Traded Funds allow you to get involved in the market with high liquidity and low trading expense.
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You represent beardsmen
Read article here: http://www.urbanbeardsman.com/2015/09/will-beard-trend-end/
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5 Jackets & Coats Every Man Should Own | Carlos Costa
Shop Urban Beardsman: http://bdbd.us/2dpb769 http://www.instagram.com/urban_beardsman http://www.twitter.com/urbanbeardsman With fall and winter right around the corner, it's time to talk jackets. 1. The bomber. It's versatile, simple, and can be worn with nearly anything. They're a classic piece that make a statement. 2. Single breasted topcoat. They're minimal and clean, and you can wear them with anything from a suit to a pair of jeans, and is easily layered during the colder months. 3. Heavy duty parka. When it's freezing cold, it's time to grab a fur-lined parka and keep warm. You can dress it up or down, and stay warm at the same time. 4. Rain jacket. When it's damp but you still want to be styling, it's time to grab a nice dark rain jacket. Dress it up, dress it down, rock however you'd like and stay protected from the rain. 5. Vintage jacket. It's all about personal preference and finding what works for you. Carlos likes his plaid shearling bomber jacket, but you might like something else - get out there and hunt for your perfect vintage jacket.
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9 Ways to Tie a Scarf - Men's Style | Eric Bandholz
Visit Us: http://www.urbanbeardsman.com https://instagram.com/urban_beardsman/ My favorite 9 ways to tie a scarf. I've broken down the 9 different ways that I love to tie a scarf. Having a variety of options for scarf tying is great because it gives you flexibility depending on how wide or how long your scarf is. Not all scarves can pull off each look so try a few different options for each scarf you own. Here are the scarf ties listed in order: 1) Drape 2) Reverse Drape 3) Parisian Knot 4) Twice Around 5) Four in the Hand 6) Fake Knot 7) Reverse Drape Cross 8) All Around 9) Once Around
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There is No Peak Beard
http://www.urbanbeardsman.com There is no peak beard. Simple as that.
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My Style Q&A | Carlos Costa
The coolest blog ever: http://www.urbanbeardsman.com https://www.instagram.com/urban_beardsman http://www.twitter.com/ubmag You've got questions, and he has answers. In today's episode, Carlos is responding to our followers' and readers' fashion-centric questions that you guys submitted. 1) How would you describe your style? Carlos likes to keep it simple - plain white or black t-shirts are a staple, and he like Nudie Jeans for their style and the way they wear. So the takeaway here is, simple is always solid and reliable. 2) What are your summer style tips? Being based in the UK, Carlos sees lots of rainy days. But when he travels he swears by shorts, flip-flops, and either tank-tops or just goes shirtless. 3) Who's your style icon? There are too many to choose from, so Carlos names a couple of his top favorites - he draws inspiration from movies and cites Marlon Brando in The Wild One, James Dean in Rebel Without A Cause as great guys to look to for classic style, and also digs Steve McQueen and Ryan Gosling's styles. 4) What's your favorite thing in your wardrobe right now? He's going with his biker leather jacket from his upcoming clothing brand Roque & Soul. 5) What trend do you think needs to be retired immediately? Carlos digs ripped jeans, but the totally destroyed jeans are just not something he can get into. 6) What are the biggest mistakes guys make with clothes? Pay attention to fit and comfort, guys. If you feel comfortable when you wear something, you're going to feel confident, and that's the best style you can have. 7) What's the best style advice you've ever heard? Don't try too hard. Dress in a way that feels true to you. 8) What is your must-have accessory? He's going with a good bag - from backpacks to totes and messenger bags, Carlos says it's a must-have for a guy looking to round out his style. 9) If you had to stick to a certain color, what would it be? Primarily blacks and greys, as it is the most versatile color in his aresenal. 10) Where is the best place to buy clothes? He enjoys vintage shops and finds great t-shirts, hats, jackets and more. Sometimes it just takes a little digging to find the perfect piece for you.
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How to Eat Less Sugar | Eric Bandholz
http://www.urbanbeardsman.com I'm working to gradually cut a majority of sugar out of my diet. It starts with small changes like drinking carbonated water instead of cokes. From there it's being aware of ingredients, then developing good habits. Enjoy!
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5 Must-Have Shoes | Urban Beardsman Podcast
Shop Urban Beardsman: http://bdbd.us/2cJim4h Check out the podcast: https://soundcloud.com/urban_beardsman http://www.instagram.com/urban_beardsman http://www.twitter.com/urbanbeardsman We talk a lot about style here at Urban Beardsman, but it's important to remember that your style game stretches from your hair to your toes. And that's why today Eric and Clayton are talking about kickass kicks. From gym shoes to dress shoes, the guys are going over five must-own pieces of footwear that every guy needs.
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Match your beard with your clothes
Read More: http://www.urbanbeardsman.com/2015/09/dressing-beard-color/ Your wardrobe and what color clothes you select should be adjusted depending on the color of your beard. There's a few do's and don'ts on what to wear when growing out your beard. I talk about brown/black, ginger/red, blonde, and grey/white beards and how they should pair together certain colors.
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Carlos Costa Tattoo Journey
More at: http://www.urbanbeardsman.com/2015/04/carlos-costa/ Urban Beardsman sits down with Carlos Costa to talk about his tattoo journey and how he's gotten there and where's he going.
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How to Fold a Suit for Travel | Carlos Costa
Shop Urban Beardsman: http://bdbd.us/2cvzrTz http://www.instagram.com/urban_beardsman http://www.twitter.com/urbanbeardsman Traveling is always fun, but what isn't fun is pulling wrinkled clothes out of your suitcase when you reach your destination. Wrinkled underwear or t-shirts aren't that big of a deal, but what happens if you need to take formal wear and don't want to deal with wrinkling? Carlos has you covered, amigo. Grab yourself a hefty plastic hanger with a rubber grip to hold your trousers in place. Now put your ironed and pressed dress shirt onto the hanger and button the first couple buttons. Next put the vest onto the hanger, button it up, then layer over the jacket. Easy so far, right? Now get your suit bag - hang the suit and make sure everything is neat and organized. Push out the excess air, and zip it up. Fold it in half and again press out the excess air. But you're not done yet. It won't fit in your bag just yet. Give it one more fold and squeeze out the air. Pack it into your travel bag tightly, and Carlos says if you're using a suitcase make sure the suit is packed on the very top, and if using a holdall, pack it on the very bottom.
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Personal Q&A with Eric and Carlos | Urban Beardsman
The coolest blog ever: http://www.urbanbeardsman.com https://www.instagram.com/urban_beardsman http://www.twitter.com/ubmag Today Eric and Carlos are getting personal and answering questions about their favorite YouTubers, passions, and their family lives.
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My Weight Gain and Loss Experience | Carlos Costa
The coolest blog ever: http://www.urbanbeardsman.com https://www.instagram.com/urban_beardsman http://www.twitter.com/ubmag Carlos is back this week to discuss his personal experiences with weight gain and loss over the last few years. As a baby, Carlos says he was chunkier until around seven years old when he started playing sports like volleyball, football, and basketball. By 12 he had gone through a growth spurt and was taller and thinner than he ever had been. During his later teen years and 20's Carlos explains that his battle with drug addiction had a serious impact on his weight, as he lost a substantial amount during that time due to the effects of the drugs he was using. Even before he got sober, he took a break from drug use but was drinking heavily. In addition, he was working as a chef and was eating more than usual. During this period, Carlos says he packed on too much weight from the combination of heavy drinking, too much bacon, and lack of exercise. Once he returned to drug use, he saw his weight dramatically drop to a point of now being far too thin. It wasn't until he entered a rehab program and was not only clean, but exercising and eating three square meals a day that he started to put on healthy weight. Carlos says even clean and sober, he noticed he was still having trouble keeping weight on, likely caused by his frequent jogs and soccer games. But he says in the last few years he has seen his weight even out and reach a steadily healthy point. He now has found a good balance of exercise and eating a vegan diet.
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4 Easy Fashion Tips | Carlos Costa
The coolest blog ever: http://www.urbanbeardsman.com https://www.instagram.com/urban_beardsman http://www.twitter.com/ubmag Today Carlos is talking fashion, and four easy tips to help you improve your fashion game. 1) Look into trends. It's all about evolution and growing, so take some time to do your research to find what works for you and what you feel best wearing. Want to keep up with current fashion trends to get some ideas? Carlos suggests keeping an eye on current musicians, actors, and artists and taking some cues from them. 2) Listen to the experts. Men's fashion magazines and blogs are quite useful in finding some basic fashion rules. And don't only read the articles - look at the ads. They'll give you a good ideas about trending fashion trends. 3) Go vintage. Do a little hunting to find some awesome retro items that are back in style - what was once old will eventually be new again. 4) Be yourself. The biggest part of your style is going to be wearing what makes you feel comfortable and confident. So keep your eye on the trends and what's in, but always put your personal style and confidence above all else.
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Soylent Review - Lazy Man's Diet
http://www.urbanbeardsman.com https://www.facebook.com/urbanbeardsm... https://instagram.com/urban_beardsman/ https://twitter.com/ubmag ABOUT URBAN BEARDSMAN Urban Beardsman is an online community of men who care about themselves and is working to improve their style, career, lifestyle, and ultimately themselves. They are ordinary guys from all walks of life who don't fit the traditional stereotype of bikers or outdoorsmen and choose to rock a beard in situations normally not thought of acceptable. This channel gives advice on style, lifestyle, and personal improvement. DESCRIPTION As a naturally lazy man, it's important for me to find nutritious food that is easy to make, cleanup, and consume. Enter Soylent. This stuff is has been designed from the ground up to provide exactly what your body needs without any extra sugars, artificial flavoring, or fluff. When you look at the labeling you can see each portion is designed to give you 33% of your daily recommended intake. I've been using Soylent as a quick and easy way to consume calories, when having a meal isn't the most important thing. Typically it's replacing my breakfasts and very busy lunches, when I'm too busy to step away from the office. On occasion it'll be a dinner meal, but those days are rare. Depending on how many calories you need to consume daily, a meal's cost will be between $3 and $4. The flavor is pretty bland to savory. To me, I taste a good bit of oily flavor to it. It's best consumed cold and drinking it with fresh tap water isn't the best. That being said, it's palatable and can be drunk regularly. Check it out.
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Coffee Facts You Should Know | Urban Beardsman Podcast
The coolest blog ever: http://www.urbanbeardsman.com Check the podcast: https://soundcloud.com/urban_beardsman http://www.instagram.com/urban_beardsman http://www.twitter.com/ubmag This week's podcast is all about that sweet soul-nurturing nectar of the gods - coffee. While Clayton is a drip man himself, Eric prefers pour-overs and both guys enjoy cold brew and iced coffee during the warmer months of the year. Is Clayton a coffee snob? No sir, he describes himself as a coffee destroying machine - as long as it's coffee, he's consuming it. While he prefers a well-crafted black coffee, he's happy to take it in whatever way, shape, and form he can, even if it's burnt gas station coffee. Now does coffee have any health benefits? Sure does - it can help fight type II diabetes, liver disease, heart disease, and even Parkinson's.
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Tips for Buying Clothes
Published on May 27, 2015 http://www.urbanbeardsman.com https://www.facebook.com/urbanbeardsm... https://instagram.com/urban_beardsman/ https://twitter.com/ubmag ABOUT URBAN BEARDSMAN Urban Beardsman is an online community of men who care about themselves and is working to improve their style, career, lifestyle, and ultimately themselves. They are ordinary guys from all walks of life who don't fit the traditional stereotype of bikers or outdoorsmen and choose to rock a beard in situations normally not thought of acceptable. This channel gives advice on style, lifestyle, and personal improvement. DESCRIPTION If you are looking to step up your style game, it's best to build some proper buying habits before you go all gangbusters and blow all your money. I recommend setting up a monthly budget or allowance to allocate towards your wardrobe. Whatever that may be; you can generally work within that budget. Skip buying something a couple of months to build up cash for bigger purchases. When you are making purchases it's a good habit to have a "one in - one out" cycle of your clothes and that way your closet won't get too overwhelmed with outdated clothes. It'll help you understand what the core pieces of your closet are and what type of clothes are more seasonal or trendy. To help with your buying habits, you can get involved with a clothing of the month club like Hunt Club from Frank & Oak. They'll send 5 items every month and you send back what you don't like. When you free up your mind from style, then you have that many more resources to do awesome things with your life.
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Guide to Men's Shopping | Carlos Costa
The coolest blog ever: http://www.urbanbeardsman.com https://www.instagram.com/urban_beardsman http://www.twitter.com/ubmag Today Carlos is here to talk about shopping, and whether it's going to a brick and mortar store or finding clothes online, he's got some vital tips to maximize your experience. He admits that it took him a while to get into online shopping, as he's more a fan of trying on clothes, building a relationship with shop owners and employees, and having the actual physical experience of being in a shop. If you're going to buy online, Carlos suggests buying directly from a brand or a trusted retailer. He also suggests taking advantage of the live-chat options many companies offer on their websites today, as well as doing your homework on return policies. If you aren't sure of what size is going to fit to your liking, it's important to be able to order a few sizes and easily return the ones that aren't what you're looking for. Carlos is also a fan of vintage shopping - he shows off some of the items he's picked up for great bargains, and talks about how you can find original, unique pieces you can't find anywhere else. Check out some of Carlos' favorite and most trusted brands: Lee Jeans: http://www.lee.com/ Nudi Jeans: https://www.nudiejeans.com/ P&Co: https://pand.co/ Gloverall: http://www.gloverall.com/ Doc Marterns: http://www.drmartens.com/us/ Levi: http://www.levi.com/US/en_US/ Diesel: http://shop.diesel.com/ Red Wing: http://www.redwingheritage.com H&M: http://www.hm.com/us/ Zara: http://www.zara.com/us/ All Saints: http://www.us.allsaints.com/ Oliver Sweeney: https://www.oliversweeney.com/ And retailers: FarFetch: http://www.farfetch.com/ Mr. Porter: http://www.mrporter.com/ Urban Outfitters: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com
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5 Tips for Moving to a New City | Urban Beardsman Podcast
The coolest blog ever: http://www.urbanbeardsman.com Check the full podcast: https://soundcloud.com/urban_beardsman/urban-beardsman-ep-026 https://www.instagram.com/urban_beardsman http://www.twitter.com/ubmag If you've got the itch to live in a new place, we salute you! And we also have five quick tips to make your transition a little easier. 1) Scout the area. Visit the city, learn about things like the public transportation, the neighborhoods, the parks, and be a tourist for a little while. Get your ducks in a row and have a plan. 2) Take some risk. Your plans aren't always going to go the way you think, and sometimes it's good to get out of your comfort zone. 3) Become a regular. Find your new haunt - check out local coffee shops, bars, restaurants, and the like. This will lead to meeting people and building relationships in a new place, and getting connected to your new home. 4) Start networking. Find social events and ways to connect to people and become immersed in the community. 5) Celebrate. You've done it, compadre. You're part of the family now, so get out and celebrate. Post about it, show your friends around, take in a sunset, and break out the champagne.
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New Shirts from Urban Beardsman
Pick up your shirt here: http://bdbd.us/ubshirt1 We are excited to announce the launch of our new apparel line and it all starts off with Shirt #1. This is our slim fit shirt with three different looks. It's made with high quality fabrics which have been sourced from Japan. Your beard looks good, now it's time to follow it with your style.
Views: 2359 Urban Beardsman
Guide to the Biker Jacket | Carlos Costa
The coolest blog ever: http://www.urbanbeardsman.com https://www.instagram.com/urban_beardsman http://www.twitter.com/ubmag Today, Carlos is talking about his three favorite leather jackets and tips on how to rock them. The first style is a classic racer jacket, also called a motorcycle jacket. Carlos suggests pairing the jacket with a plain, solid colored shirt underneath like a classic white, grey, or black. You can also style the racer with a pair of sunglasses like Ray Ban wayfarers. The second jacket is a quilted leather rocker jacket. Carlos points out that once again, classic solid tees are great to wear underneath, but with this jacket you have the added option of throwing on a zip-up hoodie for an added layer of badassery. The third and final jacket is the classic black biker leather jacket. This jacket works well with solid tees or even button-up shirts underneath. Carlos also discusses the varying types of materials and skin-types of the three jackets and the challenges of finding the perfect leather jacket in vintage shops.
Views: 70727 Urban Beardsman
Every Day Carry (EDC) | Eric Bandholz
http://www.urbanbeardsman.com What's in Eric's bag? In today's video he's running down everything he carries with him on a daily basis, from his laptop and Olympus OM-D E-M5ii, to his Beats headphones and Beardbrand comb. Check out the video to learn more about Eric's every day carry, and let us know what your EDC is in the comments below! Items Talked About: Qwstion Bag: http://www.qwstion.com/us/bags/backpa... Son of a Sailor Pen: http://sonofasailor.co/ss16-brass-pen... MacBook Pro: http://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/ Beats Headphones: https://www.beatsbydre.com/earphones/... Field Notes: http://fieldnotesbrand.com Beardbrand Comb: http://www.beardbrand.com/collections...
Views: 10179 Urban Beardsman

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