Man of Finesse

Through four simple steps, John Abraham takes the Indian urbane man to a whole new level of wellness and grooming
     Print Edition: July 21, 2013

Through four simple steps, John Abraham takes the Indian urbane man to a whole new level of wellness and grooming

STEP 1# TOOL-BOX Men love their gadgets, but they also need gadgets that love them back! Figuring prominently in the list of three essential man tools is a good trimmer. The all-in-one Philips MPOWER is a trimmer, body groomer as well as a beard-styler. The other two gadgets comprise an electric toothbrush for hygiene and a treadmill for fitness.

STEP 2# VANITY FLAIR As the Indian sun scorches, sunscreen is a must at all times. The Tizo SPF 35 Pure Mineral Protection, even when used sparingly, works beautifully on Indian skin. If you are on a work trip, carry a moisturiser, a face wash and a shower gel of a similar fragrance. I am a believer in male pheromones - if I wear nothing and smell fine, that's good enough. If and when required, I wear Creed.

STEP 3# CLOSET SECRET It doesn't matter if the label says D&G or H&M, if you have the body, there's nothing else that matters. For a casual do, a t-shirt and a pair of withered jeans are good. For suits, one needs to pick up and understand the fabric by feel. The defining factor is finding the right cut. Be it an expensive designer tuxedo or an off-theshelf dinner jacket, the cut is all that matters.

STEP 4# FIT THE BILL Fitness is a way of life, not a phase in life! One must run, but not mindlessly on the road - that's bad for the knees. Take to a soft-track or a treadmill and do cardios and interval training. Have an egg white and roughage-enriched breakfast, especially while you are travelling, that's fifty per cent of your daily nutrition.

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