3 Fashion Tips for the upscale barber

For a lot of men, fashion is a non- existent factor when it comes to clothing. A man can simply put on a T shirt and jeans and get about half of their work throughout the day. When working in a professional environment, men generally wear a shirt and dress pants, sometimes coupled with a coat. Suits are quite common as well, but what most men don’t realize is that the fashion world is rapidly evolving around them. Understanding what goes best with what is very important for an average person who wants to make sure that they aren’t referred to as a ‘fashion disaster’ behind their backs. Here are three of the most important fashion tips for men:

1. Always wear a tailored suit

Let us start with the most important tip of all; always wearing a tailored suit. Back in the 1960’s, most men used to wear double breasted suits, which were slightly larger than their body frame. It was accepted practice back then, and didn’t really matter much. However, nowadays, an unfitted suit is frowned upon by virtually any man who knows a thing or two about clothing. Unfitted suits look extremely bland, and can easily be spotted by any person. For starters, they don’t fit properly around the shoulders, sometimes looking too big or sometimes being a tight fit. Secondly, unfitted suits are also either very loose or very tight around the waist, putting a blemish on the whole outlook of a person.

2. Pair the shoes properly

Putting on casual sneakers over a pair of dress pants is perhaps the stupidest thing that men can do, and a lot of men don’t even mind doing it. When it comes to fashion, men have to make sure that they pair their dress pants with the right type, and the right color of shoes depending upon the color of pants that they are wearing. For instance, if you are wearing black pants, it would look hideous to pair them up with white colored loafers. Instead, a better option is to either go for a black on black pairing, or opt for light brown. Colors that contrast with each other often tend to complement each other, and are more easy on the eyes.

3. Have a light blue shirt in your wardrobe

The third most important tip that men need to abide by is to make sure that they always have a light blue colored shirt in their wardrobes. The color light blue is widely regarded as universal; it can be paired with almost any other color. It can be worn over beige colored pants, black colored pants and can even pair well with white colored pants! Similarly, it can also be worn under a suit, and goes well with a number of tie colors! Rather than wearing darker colored shirts, light blue is a much better option and can be worn quite easily with a number of different articles of clothing too!

By Ahmad Khan Bhatti


Food tips for the busy barber

Cooking is a hobby to some of us who enjoy playing around with recipes to bring out tasty foods that will keep family members glued to the dining table. However, to others cooking is a challenge that is even made worse when they are restricted to prepare healthy foods, which always seem to have limited ingredients. Nowadays every family is changing to preparing healthy foods because of their health benefits, the main one being prevention of sicknesses.

It is true that healthy foods are not as tasty as the normal foods we are used to, but nowadays you prepare healthy recipes to make healthy snacks for your family. When you learn the trick, you will be preparing healthy meals that your family will always be looking forward to when mealtime comes. You may wonder how the tasty snacks can be achieved from the ingredients we all know, but here are tips to help you prepare the best healthy snacks for your family.

Prepare Meals with Every Family Member in Mind – Sometimes when we set to prepare healthy foods we are inclined on preparing what we know is good for us as individuals, without considering what every family member likes. You should therefore consider the liking of every member and prepare a meal that everyone will enjoy.

One trick of doing it is by substituting ingredients of a particular favorite dish and replacing them with some of another, depending on the liking of your members. You can also take advantage of the effects of vegetables where a person feels full after eating vegetable salad. Since we are encouraged to eat more veggies, you can serve the salad before the main dish that may have meat, and that will make your family to limit the intake of those proteins. That is a perfect way to reduce calorie intake thus keeping your family healthy.

Plan Ahead of Time – A cooking menu is very essential when you want to maintain healthy eating for your family. This is because, when every member is mentally prepared that there will be certain healthy recipes for supper, it will be easy to make their appetite adapt to the expectation, and hence they will enjoy the healthy snacks all the way. The cooking menu should be a plan for the whole month so that you do not appear monotonous with the healthy recipes that you are preparing.

The Ingredients You Should Maintain – You should pay your green grocer more visits than you pay your butcher. That means that the meals you prepare should have more vegetables and fruits than dairy products and meat. A lot of meat will not make healthy recipes and you might go overboard when it comes to caloric measure. On the other hand, healthy snacks that are prepared out of veggies, fruits and any other products that comes from plants can be consumed in abundance because they will not have side effects like the once caused by cholesterol from dairy products.

by Aronno Bhowmick


BOM Barber Spotlight: Youssef the Barber

Youssef the barber is one of the most creative barbers in the country. We caught up with him in his shop in Riverdale, Ga and got a quick interview in between his MANY clients. Here are 10 things about Mr. Youssef that you didn’t know.

  1. He’s the originator of the Oreo Fade.
  2. Owner of Diamond Cuts Barbershop in Riverdale, Ga.
  3. Creator of the Curl Sponge.
  4. Started cutting hair at age 13
  5. Originally from Egypt
  6. Credits Philip Hudson (ratchet YouTube, NIck Cannon’s Wildin Out) for sharing creativity for the invention of the Oreo Fade.
  7. Has won 7 barber competitions
  8. Teaches barber classes for Bigen
  9. Favorite clippers are Wahl Senior, Andis Master, Oster 76s
  10. Favorite Trimmer-Andis Styleliner

If you are in the Riverdale area, check him out at Diamond Cuts Barber Shop. Tell em BOM sent ya.