James Dean, Marlon Brando, Johnny Depp. And now Daniel Padilla. Cool can’t be defined, but you know it when you see it. Is it carefree abandon? A rebellious spirit? Effortless charm? Not even the psychologists know, but here are 5 items that can help your guy friends (or boyfriend) look the part.
1. SunglassesYou’d be hard-pressed to find a dude without at least a pair of Ray-ban aviators, but what guy wouldn’t be glad to receive a sleek Signet or a cool pair of Sunnies?
Ray-ban Signet Gold, P8,283
Sunnies Sloane, P499
2. Denim jacket
Trends may come and go, but denim will never die. This classic Calvin Klein will make any man feel rugged (and it’s on sale), and this one from Rafe x Bench is deliciously understated.
Calvin Klein AS Klein Jacket, P9,510
Rafe x Bench denim jacket, P1,299
3. Skinny jeans
Skinny jeans are a bit difficult to pull off for men. It looks good only on long-limbed, lanky frames, and most of them bulk their legs up in the gym. But if it fits, it looks so damn sexy. Choose a dark wash slim fit of quality fabric like this one from Penguin.
Original Penguin Slim Fit Denim, P4,355
4. Hair wax
He could be running out of his trusty pot of clay. The Wella Moulding Gum and Bench Clay Doh will make him look dreamier for the holidays.
Bench Clay Doh 360, P165
5. Leather boots
You can tell a lot about a man by his shoes. Perfectly polished dress shoes are a must-own, but leather boots make him look like he can handle some rugged fun. Choose real leather like these pairs from Topman and H&M, because faux will make his feet stink.
H&M Leather Chelsea Boots, P4,990