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Every guy should own a watch. Yeah, yeah, your phone can tell you the time, but a sophisticated timepiece--you know, one with hands instead of flashing digits and a plastic band--subtly makes you look more attractive to women and more powerful to men.
Men don't merely dread February because we've gotta buy our ladies Valentine's Day gifts; we've also gotta tell 'em what we want. Guys are notoriously hard to shop for; mostly we just want peace and quiet.
But if your girlfriend is demanding a wishlist, and you're drawing a blank, here's a list of tech gadgets that'll make you happy to receive and her happy to give.
The "Guy Code" gang discusses gettin' fat on tonight's Season Three premiere, which is a lot more fun than gettin' skinny. Nevertheless, Americans spend $5.5 billion per year on home fitness equipment. We've all seen the 3 a.m. infomercials and considered stepping, shaking, jumping, climbing, spinning, punching or nodding our way to a better body.
Perhaps some of these contraptions work, or perhaps they'll just make you scratch your head a bit... but hey, at least you'll burn a few calories in doing so.
A fine line divides the sleek messenger bag from the embarrassing murse (you know, "man purse"), which is typically smaller, thinner and more expensive. Can't tell the difference? We're here to help, especially if you're making a holiday wish list. Because you want a useful carryall, not a fashion item that your girlfriend will want to borrow on date night.
Price $70 Messenger Bag or Murse: Messenger Bag Our Take: The Ful Fearless looks great and has a ton of places to stash your gear, so there's no excuse for dropping your phone in the drink.
Are you just another guy without a look, talent or edge that sets you apart? That makes it tough to meet really hot women, right? Sorry, we feel your pain. Lucky for you, we've got the answer.
Become a DJ! Chicks love guys who can get the party started with great tunes. With the laptop technology boom, it's easier than ever to get started. Plus, the best part is, you no longer have to worry about busting great moves on the dance floor because you'll be the wizard behind the keys.
For one lucky Guy Code Blog reader, we've got the ultimate combo for laying down tracks with the Sony VAIO® E Series Future Sounds bundle courtesy of our friends at Dolby Laboratories. The premium laptop features Dolby® Home Theater® surround sound, a stylish design and includes a pair of DJ-style headphones. Plus, get a one-year all-access pass to My Connect Studio. Envisioned by LL Cool J, this web-based software allows multiple artists and musicians to record, edit and produce new music together simultaneously in real time from anywhere.
With Halloween blowing right by us, it's only a matter of time until the holidays are at our doorstep. That's why it's time to start dropping our holiday gift guides now--so our readers avoid long lines at the mega malls.
One gift any man with taste can appreciate is a new set of "cans." Headphones have become a way to express your personality without saying too much. That's why we've matched up some of newest headphones to the guy each pair best fits. After reviewing some of the latest and greatest of this year's batch, we came up with a list of 10 headphones and what they say about you.
Sony X Headphones
Price $300 What They Say About You: For the guy who feels the need to sit back and judge others. These pillow-like headphones sound solid enough to justify spending three large bills for a pair of Sony X headphones. Read More...
Winter is right around the corner, which means it's time to stock up on cold-weather gear: coats, gloves, boots, scarves, and... a knitted beard?
In the spirit of No Shave November, here's "Beardo," the latest style of winter hats by Canadian designer Jeff Phillips. In an attempt to keep his face covered while snowboarding, Phillips managed to blend the classic styles of beanies and beards. Naturally, we saw the Beardo from two angles...
Really? A hat with a woolen beard sewn in? Aside from the initial attention you'll get on your next ski trip, we can't figure out why you'd want to look like a Muppet that got screwed up in manufacturing and thrown away. Even in the coldest parts of the country, we can't imagine that anyone will put this on. Grow a beard on your own or keep it clean, fellas.
No one likes a frozen face. At the very worst, you'll come off like a fan of some Brooklyn indie rock band about to sell their latest hit for another car commercial. (Or you'll just look like a guy about to rip off a 7-11.) And if it's that cold outside, do you really care about your appearance as long as you stay warm? Besides, taking off a hat is easier than shaving.
When you think about the word "college" and the word "enrichment," do you think about your brain or a university's profit margin? College is damned expensive, even if you're going to community college, but it's also supposed to be the time when you test both your brain and liver's resolve against all-nighters, caffeine and keg juice. It's supposed to be a party that expands your mind, or at least make you less unemployable. But you can't have fun if you waste what little spending money you have on the wrong or overpriced swag. We here at the Guy Code Blog have some tips on how to spend your money the right way when you get to college.
1. Buy a Used Mini-Fridge
Everyone wants one of these for their college dorm, but they're not the most affordable. Thing is, aside from that creepy senior who's still living in your dorm, most people get rid of theirs after a year or two. Scour Craigslist or eBay and you'll find a great used one. And don't cry about it having a little mildew in it. Be a man, use some elbow grease and clean it out. Besides, the only things you'll be putting in there will be protected by cans, glass or oceans of salt. Read More...
Tomorrow night on "Guy Code," the cast will be discussing everything guys need to know about going into their freshman year. While it's daunting to be out on your own and dealing with a bunch of smart kids, there are even more things to be excited about: the first party of the semester, college girls, 2am road trips to greasy spoons, getting away from your parents' rules and, of course, all the new gear you get to bring to school. Since there is so much to remember when going off to your first year of college, we've taken it upon ourselves to find the gear and gadgets you may have overlooked. You want to hit up your parents' credit cards now while they're emotional and willing to buy you most anything you need "for school." Read More...
When a woman wears a basketball jersey, it's sexy. Sleeveless and tight, they fit right into that too-small dress/too-long shirt sweet spot. Baseball jerseys work too, because of the buttons. But football jerseys have always been lacking in the sexiness department. The girls might as well be wearing a parachute.
Until now! The NFL has launched a new clothing line that appeals to the lady fans of the league (or at least the guys who will be buying this stuff for them), presumably because Pittsburgh women need to replace their Hines Ward gear. You may be thinking, "Wait, didn't the NFL already do this with Alyssa Milano's Women's Touch line?" Yes. Yes they did. But THIS time, it's called It's My Team, and they rolled out even more high profile chicks (and even some NFL WAGs) to model the clothes. So here's our guide to what you should buy your girlfriend if you want her to start cheering alongside you. Read More...