You should know by now that it's not just about the clothes. You must groom yourself accordingly. This season, we take a look at the style essentials that start from your wardrobe to your comfy wash bag.
The wash bag essentials
First thing is first, before you look good, you must feel good. And the best way to start any day, or press the refresh button at a random point, starts with your face. It doesn't matter if you've kept a beard or decided to shave your face clean, keeping your face fresh is not a negotiation. A proper face wash is of top priority. No, it doesn't mean you have to shell out thousands. Garnier Men Oil Clear is one of the more ideal face washes to have in your wash bag.
Sunscreen, on the other hand, might cost a tad more. We don't need to remind you why exactly we need sunscreen in a country like this. The next on the list should be a proper moisturiser. Nothing too thick or rich, as your natural oils in a city like Dhaka will do enough on its own. A moisturiser that has a matte finish is the perfect product to keep and use. As usual, apply the moisturiser lightly, we don't want your pores unnecessarily suffocating.
You also have your shaving basics. Always have your trusty razor wherever you go. You never know when you'll have that last minute meeting with people who make very important decisions. The razor in your home can stay in your bathroom. Invest in a more sporty razor for the road. The same goes for the shaving gel. That's right, gel, and not standard foam or cream. You want the smoothest shave, and the quickest. Keep that face hydrated with the closest shave possible with the right tools.
As for the wash bag itself, quality bags made by Made In Bangladesh packs plenty of bang for your buck. The workmanship and design is not only stylish but eco-friendly. Not to mention ridiculously affordable at Tk700. Keep in mind, every single piece should be travel size. We want to neatly place as much as we can in your wash bag so leave some breathing room for those everyday essentials.
Inside the closet
The choice of outfits is more about functionality than pure style during the month of Ramadan. Doesn't matter if it's raining or it's scorching hot, there's a list of items that you'll want to wear this season. What's in is not only trendy but functional to total effect.
A slim-fit button-down linen shirt should be your go-to for the everyday look. For obvious reasons, the fabric will feel great on you and leave you with plenty of breathing room. Now, for the design itself. It's a classic button-down look that can easily be incorporated with chinos or dressy jeans, and let's not forget about it settling beautifully under a blazer or sports coat. The shirt, however, shouldn't be used for formal events, given the natural wrinkles from the fabric and casual design.
There are loafers, espadrilles and sandals that are perfectly fine for the summer months. However, one must take careful consideration towards function and comfort. The ideal shoes to rock, your everyday pair, are some canvas slip-on sneakers. They are closed-toed shoes, no hassle with laces, and firm enough to give the right amount of grip and support for your feet. And unlike the espadrilles, these don't look too lazy, as if you weren't giving enough attention or effort to your feet. Now, these obviously can't be taken into the boardroom, but you can easily slip these off and hop into your traditional lace-ups after.
D-frames are something you don't hear often. You've got your staples, the Aviator and Wayfarer, but the d-frame sunglasses are the preferred choice of the countless stylish men in summer. D-frame has a thicker brow bar up top and thin lens edges. If you were to prop the shades vertically, you could see the “D” silhouette. Here's the cool part, this design pretty much suits all face shapes. Don't feel afraid to try a few pairs on before making the plunge. Every aspect of your face needs to be protected, whether they be well groomed or not. Let's not forget the many leading men who have graced us with these shades. Steve McQueen, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling ring a few bells?