I'll admit, I was actually inspired by an older Esquire Magazine article titled "31 Things Every Man Should Own" from last year. But seriously, who the hell has time to read about 31 things we need.
In turn, I created my top 5 list of products that every man SHOULD own. Whether you agree or disagree, more power to you, but this is my opinion (in no particular order):
Supima V-Neck Tee Shirt - $38 - You know what - I will call this out and say you need to make sure your shirt is a V-neck and made with Supima cotton. The V-neck shape gives your shoulder a broader appearance and makes your chest stand out more. And the actual material is key. In this instance, Supima cotton. For those of you who don't know, Supima is a premium cotton grown only in the U.S. It's stronger, softer, more durable and known as the "cashmere" of the cotton world. The example I use here is available at Nordstrom. It's a premium necessity that makes your shirt that much more better.
Multipurpose Tool - $26.99 - Other than feeling like James Bond, why not get a multipurpose tool? There is no better way to have your most essential tools together than in this Personalized Multipurpose Tool. You will love this multipurpose tool and have it for keeps as it comes in the car, garage, and toolbox. With hundreds of its uses, you will definitely not go wrong by getting this tool. C'mon now, you never know when you need to clip your finger nail to look good for the ladies, or unscrew the wine bottle.
Ernest Alexander Messenger Bag - $295 - Like the Supima emphasis, I will definitely highlight the fact that you need to have a messenger bag. Don't let the metrosexuals of the past fool you, even the manliest men need to look stylish. How else will you get the fashion model girlfriend? You won't unless you look like you belong in her world. And yes, you need an Ernest Alexander bag. It's a fairly new brand but has been making its way in the scene, especially with its attention to detail. Take this Walker classic messenger - it is made from charcoal wax canvas, a durable and naturally water shedding fabric that develops a rich patina with age. The bag features a streamlined hidden closure underneath the flap, giving the face a clean & uncluttered look whilst holding the flap securely in place.
Adizero Running Shoes- $85 - You gotta stay in shape, so make sure you own. These adizeros are a lightweight feel and great support, that's what these men's adiZero Sonic 3 running shoes from adidas are all about. They feature a FORMOTION® decoupled heel for smoother landings and SPRINTWEB to help keep your foot locked down without extra weight.
Gillette Razor- I don't have to go much into this, but every man should own a razor. I prefer Gilette because it gives me a deep shave and easy to clean. It's not a lot of hassle.