19 Nov / 2015

INTERNATIONAL MEN'S DAY

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‘Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.’ - Marcus Aurelius

Today, more than ever, this stands true as we celebrate International Men’s Day on November 19. With a strong focus on gender balance along with men’s rights, this day has become popular across many nations and is celebrated to promote humanitarian values worldwide.

The Origin

During the 1960s, there were calls for an International Men’s Day based on the fact that if there was an International Women’s Day (for female workers), then there should be an equivalent day for male workers. People argued that men worked hard but did not get any recognition or benefits for their work. In the 1990s, United States of America, Australia and Malta held events, which continue to this day. The focus is mainly on men’s health issues, highlighting positive male role models, and fatherhood along with gender balance. The longest running celebrations are held in Malta, with other countries joining the celebrations, such as Botswana, Canada, China, Denmark, France, India, Nigeria, United Kingdom, etc.

WHAT TO GIFT YOUR MAN

Do you have a tough time finding the perfect gift for the man in your life? Do they have a difficult personality or is there a lack of options? Browse through our style guide and select the one which is right for him.

For the Stylish Man

If your man of the hour has a stylish side to life, then the perfect gift is a chic blue, cotton shirt with delicate floral motifs or a blue, denim shirt. You can never go wrong with these classics and he also has the freedom to style them any way he wants to.

FOR THE TRAVELLER

If he has a bucket list of places to travel to, then gift him a practical travel bag. This would help him carry everything on the way and bring back fun souvenirs.

FOR THE FUSSY MAN

With the festive season in full swing, a simple gift may throw things out of balance – something too large may make them uncomfortable and something too small may seem that you do no care. We suggest that you keep it balanced with these classic choices: Bowtie and scarf. Bowties are a rage at all parties today and he can go from chic to playful at one go. A scarf, on the other hand, is the most fail-safe and useful gift which would please even the fussiest brats.

FOR THE COLLEAGUE

Whether he is your man Friday or favourite office-gossiper, the perfect gift needs to be professional and not too personal. A green tie with polka dots is suitable for both work and beyond. You could also choose from a wide range of leather journals for them to scribble their daily agenda in.

STYLE HACKS FOR THE MODERN MAN

Quick style hacks to make life easier for even the laziest or busiest man in your circle.

a. Do not wash your jeans frequently as it may ruin the colour and structure of the pants.

b. Folding your favourite jacket from the inside out will protect it from wrinkles.

c. Tie your tie so that it reaches your belt buckle and no more.

d. If your zip gets stuck, rub the teeth with a pencil. Graphite makes for a good makeshift lubricant.

e. Hang your leather belt vertically as coiling it can break the leather.

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