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So you’ve set out on the hairy yet rewarding adventure of a full beard. Otherwise known as the peak of masculinity. Now all you need are the tools to make it possible. Maintaining a beard the right way isn’t easy, but don’t sweat the details. We’re here to help on your quest for badass (and healthy) chin and cheek plumage. 

One of the first purchases for your arsenal should be beard scissors. Channeling your inner zen-master and thinking of your beard style as a bonsai tree might help. You don’t want to trim a bonsai tree with a chainsaw, right? Your answer should be no.

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If you need something better suited for more minor cuts, that’s what a great pair of beard scissors will get you. There’s a lot to consider when shopping for the best beard scissors, like shear length, tip type, and steel density. With all that in mind, we waded through the internet to find some of the best beard scissors on the market so you don’t have to.

The team at Badass Beard Care is serious about ‘beardsmanship’ (yes, we made that up), as shown through the quality of their products. This company is all about bringing barber-level shears, among many other things, to amateurs like us. Sure, higher-grade steel exists, but they still won’t look much smoother than this black and gold finish. You’ll never be able tell the difference anyway.

These beard scissors have it all. Build quality, looks, and they’re just under 50$. They also have a hand-adjustable tension knob to control the scissors’ cut speed. Considering they’re more comparable to a $150-$200 pair, they’re a damn good deal. 

Material: HRC 59-61 stainless steel | Blade Size: 5.25” | Features: Titanium coated, hand-adjustable tension knob, screw-on finger rest, also includes polishing cloth, scissor oil, and hard case

What we like
  • Quality materials punch above their price
  • Works for both large and precision bearding tasks

These scissors have never heard the words “over-the-top,” and we love them for it. For guys who want luxury, this pair looks the part. As the name suggests, these are beard scissors that would look at home in the bathroom of any member of the royal family. Surprise, surprise, they’re also the priciest scissors on our list. 

They look flashy as hell, but they’re also at the top of the hardness scale at HRC 61-64. That means they’re as hard as scissors get and razor-sharp. They’re pretty but be wise; not taking them seriously could lead to some sliced ear skin.

If you’re the type who wants to trim like a king, these shears are worth the high admission.

Material: HRC 61-64 stainless steel | Blade size: 5.5” | Features: Ultra-high quality steel, lion-head tension knob, screw-on finger rest, includes hard case

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What we like
  • Beautifully flashy design 
  • Cuts as excellent as it looks
What we don’t like
  • Too expensive for many early bearders

They don’t have a witty name or the most rigid steel, but Suvorna delivers a competent all-arounder that’s feature-rich and a solid starter for any beardy on a budget. The 5” length is perfect for nimble trim work but large enough for hacking down facial forests with ease. 

If cared for, the build is quality enough to last years, but you’ll probably have upgraded your beard life by then. It’s an excellent jack-of-all-trades shear that is easy to recommend for dipping your toes in the beard game.

Material: HRC 53-54 stainless steel | Blade size: 5” | Features: Hand-adjustable tension knob, micro-serrated blades, screw-on finger rest, includes soft case

What we like
  • Awesome price
  • Micro-serrated blades
What we don’t like
  • Won’t last as long as pricier shears 

Badass Beard Care makes it back on the list again for good reasons. If their Gold series shears are the best all-around, these bad boys are the specialists. They’re missing a few luxuries that the Gold series affords, but they excel at what they do.

The blunt tips tell you that these scissors are built more for large trim jobs than precision sculpting. You can set the hand-adjustable tension knob loose and chip away at a big beard without worrying about accidentally poking a hole in your neck. The only issue with being a great specialist? You’ll need different scissors if you want serious precision. 

They’re softer steel than their black and gold brother, but the all-black design is still smoking hot, and they’re a great addition to any growing beard care set.

Material: HRC 56-57 stainless steel | Blade size: 5.25” | Features: Hand-adjustable tension knob, finger rest, titanium coated, includes case, scissor oil, and hard case 

What we like
  • Perfectly designed for scruff shaping
  • Signature Badass Beard Care tension knob 
What we don’t like
  • Can’t be your only pair of beard scissors 

Don’t let the small size fool you; if you sent a kid to school with these, they might lose a few digits. These are crazy sharp. Luckily, you aren’t a child. And these mustache scissors have a blunt tip to avoid giving yourself a new lip piercing. 

These do great work on buff, Jason Mamoa caterpillar lips, and the more tame Chris Hemsworth mouth carpets. They work fine on the rest of the face, too, but the shorter size lends these to being best for mustache work.  

Material: matte stainless steel | Blade size: 4” | Features: Tension screw, blunt tip

What we like
  • Shorter blade perfect for mustache sculpting
  • Blunt tips to avoid painful mistakes

Beard Scissor sets are ideal for starting out on your fur-filled journey and make a perfect gift for any young beardsman. It comes with three beard care essentials: beard balm for its health, a comb for taming, and scissors for trims. Coupled with the disposable razor you almost definitely have, you can grow and maintain a healthy beard solely with this trio.

It comes with a pretty decent pair of scissors for a starter set. They’re not the best-looking or most feature-rich shears, but they do all the basics well and don’t fall apart. 

A sweet pearwood comb and fan-favorite beard balm make this a winning set. 

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Material: Japanese stainless steel | Blade size: 6” | Features: Tension screw, finger rest, includes beard balm and beard comb

What we like
  • Great starter scissors
  • Awesome set for the price
What we don’t like
  • Scissors aren’t exceptional

What to look for in beard scissors

Build Quality

Beard scissors all look like the same little bits of steel, minus a few color changes here and there, but that doesn’t mean they are. The types of steel used in facial shears can vary more than you might think. Lower-quality shears won’t be as sharp and might yank some beard hairs out before cutting them. Sounds like a crap ex-beard-ience (see what we did there?).

The harder the steel, the sharper the blade, and the longer it will take to dull. Make sure you buy carefully; you don’t want to end up with a pair of rusty twigs instead of shiny shears after some years of use.

Price 

One of the first things you’re going to look at is probably the price. It might shock you that prices for beard scissors can run sky high. You can spend well over a thousand dollars on ultra-high quality beard scissors. But you’re probably not a barber, so there are plenty of great options for way less than a grand.

Unless you’re the type to use money as toilet paper, you probably don’t want the most expensive scissors. $300 was the most we’d recommend, and that will get you a damn good pair of beard shears.

Size & Shape

5-6” total length with a 2” blade is standard for regular beard scissors. Past 6” and you’re venturing into hair scissor territory, and that is not where your face wants to be. For beard scissors, longer = less precise. So don’t you dare try trimming with those poultry-rending shears from the kitchen. You might unintentionally lop off more than an extra chunk of facial hair. 

Also, keep in mind that if you’re limited to one pair of beard scissors, make it the kind with the pointed tip. A Round tip won’t get you the level of precision you need when you want to get fancy with your hair art.

FAQ

    • Trimming a beard with scissors takes practice to master but is worth the practice. Get talented enough with beard scissors, and you can sculpt some true body-hair masterpieces. Hell, maybe even become an amateur stylist in your spare time. 

      Not everyone can go to the barber weekly (or more). Get your scissors, a comb, and either a trimmer or a razor for detailing to pull it off at home. Then follow our step-by-step guide. Don’t blame us if you mess it up, though. We can’t give you steady hands.

      • Don’t just rush in scissors blazing. You need a plan. It might seem like common sense, but have a style in mind when you start snipping to avoid sabotaging yourself.

        • Don’t expect to dive into this trim with a haggard hermit beard. Not only will your mug fuzz be less pliable and coarse, but that’s just gross. You should probably shower more often, man.

          1. Comb your beard

          Some of you might be impatient, but you need to go slow here. Rushing through this can damage your beautiful, budding beard. You want your man-fur to have every advantage it can in life.

          Comb it away from the body until it is tangle-free, and keep it moving.

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          2. Trim that base

          You’ll need a well-defined beard foundation to start, so trim down the hairs at the tip of your beard (or trim it down to your desired length), and make sure all the hairs are the same length. 

          All the hair at the bottom should be the same length now.

          3. Neck cleanup time

          Unless you’re going for wizard-chic, you’ll need to clean up your neck. Any razor will do the job, but guys with sensitive skin might want to seek an electric trimmer for this. It won’t cut as low, but you’ll avoid razor burn and bumpy necks.

          Trim everything from your Adam’s apple down, and you’ll stay golden ponyboy (sorry, couldn’t resist). 

          4. Clean your cheeks

          It’s time to take care of the wild hairs poking out from your fresh beard. You know the ones I mean. Snip every rogue hair you see to keep yourself looking suave and stately, not unkempt and lazy.

          5. Handle the mustache

          You can skip this step if you’re going for the untamed walrus look. For everyone else, trim the stache using your top lip as a reference. Keep the sides growing if you want to begin forming mustache handlebars. 

          Either way, you’ll probably want to clear out the front of your mouth. It’s tough to eat with a mouth full of hair.

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          6. Pamper your creation

          Congratulations. You trimmed your own beard and hopefully didn’t screw it up. Even if you did, no one would notice (probably). Just be sure to treat you and your beard with the care you both deserve.

          Massage in some of the best beard balms or beard oils to keep any dander snowstorms and the dreaded itchy-hot beard at bay. Skipping this crucial step can lead to face blizzards and all-day neck-scratching fests. You’ve been warned.

          Congratulations, you trimmed your beard correctly and made it out alive. Keep up with this routine, and that beard will stay looking and feeling fresh.


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WEEK OF June 27 – July 3, 2022

Let’s get metaphysical! This Tuesday, June 28, intuitive Neptune shifts into reverse gear in your sixth house of health and well-being, which might be the gentle nudge that inspires a new approach to your wellness regimen—and that includes your self-care! As a Libra, you can swing to extremes as you strive to strike a balance between working out and eating well and self-indulgence. Now, with Neptune spinning retrograde, you can gain a different perspective and assess your lifestyle with more objectivity. Start by setting a few top personal goals and then formulate a list of everything you’d like to achieve before Neptune returns to direct motion on December 3. Be ambitious—but not overly so. (Moderation is key!) Focus on the WHY you’re doing this, not the “whats.”

As you set out implementing these lifestyle changes, remind yourself that making shifts doesn’t have to be about deprivation—so maybe the first adjustment you need to make is in your thinking! Tap Neptune’s flowy, spiritual energy and add more creativity and soulfulness to your movement regimen. Reframe your cardio workouts as a chance to listen to podcasts or other inspirational talks. And instead of “rewarding” yourself with a glass of wine,, swap it out for something equally decadent like, say, a raw cacao smoothie.

Later on Tuesday, the year’s only new moon in Cancer powers up your tenth house of career ambition, and you might get a different kind of cardio blast as you hit the ground running. New moons are associated with fresh starts, and over the six months ruled by this lunation, your career trajectory could take a major upward turn! What are you hoping might change or improve in your professional life? Is there a dream job you’re targeting or a different position within your company? How can you initiate a conversation or schedule an exploratory interview for them to get to know you? Cancer is a goal-focused cardinal sign, so let it inspire you to grab the reins and make the first move.

And since first impressions are so important, tap into your innate Libran style consciousness and make any necessary (or simply desired) tweaks to your presentation. This might finally be the excuse you’ve wanted to work with a stylist or designer to help you add a high-pro glow to everything from your wardrobe to your branded assets to your LinkedIn profile and ALL your online photos. For business owners, this is a good time to create consistent policies and workflow processes as well as necessary templates to streamline your work to save everyone time, which, of course, translates directly to your bottom line!

Your signature diplomacy could be MIA this Friday as impulsive Mars in your partnership house clashes with shadowy Pluto in your foundational fourth house. This clashing energy could lead to some incendiary moments if you’re not paying close attention. While normally you can keep your cool in the heat of the moment, under this square, other people’s outbursts might jab you right in your Achilles heel. This Mars-Pluto mashup might prove too much for your even-keeled temperament. So rather than attempt to de-escalate a situation you have little influence over, concentrate on your own reactions and stay as far as possible from the fracas. This tempest in a teapot should—hopefully!—die down as quickly as it flared up.

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Men’s suede sneakers: they’re about as reliable in bad weather as an umbrella made of bog paper, are a nightmare to clean, and if you spill a glass of Rioja on them, it’s basically game over.

And yet, even despite boasting nowhere near the same level of practicality or, well, wine-proofness as their leather counterparts, they remain one of the most important footwear investments a man can make.

Just ask American singer Carl Perkins, who wrote his famous ode to a pair of blue suede shoes. Fuzzy footwear is light, comfortable, and if you know how to care for it, fatal stains and water damage can actually be avoided altogether.

From what to wear with them to the brands making the best ones – here’s everything you’ve ever wanted to know about buying a pair of the best suede sneakers for men.

Why You Need A Pair Of Men’s Suede Sneakers

People often talk about suede and leather as if the two are completely different materials. They’re not. Both are made from cowhide, but whereas leather (the exterior skin of the animal) has a smooth finish, suede (the inner layer of the skin) has a more velvety feel. Each has its pros and cons, and though it’s true that suede can be more susceptible to staining than smooth leather, it’s also less prone to scuffs and tends to be easier to break in.

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Then there are the good looks. Suede has a more porous finish which holds dye well, meaning brighter and more vibrant colors are achievable than with other materials. This is something German sportswear giant Adidas has capitalized on, with three crisp white stripes set against a vivid suede backdrop having become something of a trademark in its own right.

The heightened risk staining is what tends to put buyers off. However, hydrophobic products from the likes of Liquiproof, Crep Protect and Jason Markk, which provide a sort of water and stain-repellent forcefield, have all but eliminated this problem. Now you can stand up, eating a hotdog and wearing a pair of men’s suede sneakers, safe in the knowledge that should any mustard escape, it’ll just roll right off the surface of your footwear.

How To Wear Men’s Suede Sneakers

Perhaps the most redeeming feature of men’s suede sneakers is how easy they are to style. Find a smart enough pair (low profile, block colour, minimal detailing), and there’s no reason they can’t be paired with tailoring in the form of cropped trousers, a (preferably unstructured) suit jacket and a roll neck, T-shirt or polo shirt.

At the other end of the spectrum, a pair of classic, retro sneakers in suede make excellent Saturday afternoon pub attire when worn as part of a casual outfit with jeans, a crew neck sweatshirt and hooded jacket.

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The secret to getting any look right is simply to ensure you don’t try to dress up shoes that are fundamentally casual. That means a big thumbs down to a pair of men’s suede running shoes with a black tie, but you probably knew that already. Smarter suede sneaker styles, on the other hand, can be dressed up or dressed down to whatever extent you see fit. Just keep the colours simple, the detailing minimal and you can’t go far wrong.

The Best Brands For Men’s Suede Sneakers

From tailoring-friendly options at the premium end of the market (and your bank balance) to terracewear essentials built for the stands, these are the brands to turn to when it comes to shopping for a pair of men’s suede sneakers.

CLAE

Where sophistication doesn’t meet pretension, these CLAE suede sneakers can double as a pair of suede loafers if you’re not looking carefully enough. The Los Angeles sneaker brand has been elevating the sneaker game with their minimalist and eco-friendly designs since 2001, and these suede stunners continue this legacy with their following. They are also wallet friendly, allowing you to stock up on a few sturdy pairs you can rotate through the seasons.

Prioritizing quality and comfort, CLAE has a focus on recycled materials, vegan leathers, and innovative practices which have set them at the forefront of the sneaker game in LA and beyond.

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Adidas

The Samba, the Gazelle, the Campus the Trimm Trab; we could go on. As any sneakerhead worth his salt knows, Adidas has made and continues to make some of the most iconic men’s suede sneakers on the market.

Since 1949, the brand’s trademark blend of soft suede and white leather stripes has been a common sight on sports courts, football terraces and the feet of many a style tribe. Look out for the classics, or for something a little more unique, check out what the archive-inspired Spezial line has to offer.

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Puma

Puma is so good at making men’s suede sneakers that its most iconic footwear silhouette is simply called the ‘Suede Classic’. But don’t be fooled, that doesn’t mean the brand’s other furry styles aren’t just as worthy of your hard-earned.

There’s the sporty, retro goodness of the Roma, the sleek styling of the Basket Classic and the track-and-field-ready Easy Rider. All are solid suede choices from one of the biggest names in sportswear. What more could you want?
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Axel Arigato

High-top suede sneakers? The minimalist-driven brand takes on their rendition of Converse and makes them high fashion with clean lines, natural coloring, and sustainable uniqueness that’s worth bragging about. Using tried and true vintage aspects mixed with the eagerness to create a comfortable experience, this high-top suede sneaker will elevate your fashion game and add that pop of texture your wardrobe craves.

And if the light colorway is cause for concern, you can scoop up the same pair in black, or opt for one of the dozen other suede sneaker designs Axel Arigato is famous for.

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Common Projects

Nobody is about to argue that £300 isn’t a ludicrous amount of money to drop on a pair of sneakers. Still, if you were planning on skipping a few meals in order to do just that, a pair of Common Projects would serve as some pretty good motivation as to why you should.

The American-Italian footwear brand is best-known for its buttery calfskin leather, but suede variations of its minimal sneakers are every bit as appealing. If you were looking for a men’s suede sneaker that does it all and then some, you just found it.

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A Day’s March

You know what they say about Swedes and suede? In this case, a lot. The Marching Sneaker Suede from A Day’s March is made from premium Spanish suede with a clean design that complements any type of outfit. Throw on a pair for a casual day out or add them to a more formal get-up to help dress it down.

Available in a whopping five colors, ranging from olive to desert to storm blue, there’s an option for every gent’s wardrobe. While the flaws of this sneaker are few and far between, they do run large so it’s recommended to size down.

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Nike

When it comes to footwear design, Nike’s focus on pushing the envelope has meant that it’s much more common to see sneakers made from woven recycled goat hair. Nevertheless, men’s suede sneakers from the brand do exist, and they are worth parting with your cash for.

For classic retro styling, look to models such as the Blazer or the Bruin. Or, for something a little more modern, check out premium versions of some of the brand’s Air Max models, which often feature an all-out suede construction.

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Oliver Cabell

When a millennial takes a stab at creating and designing sneakers and accessories, you know the creation will be unique. Founded in 2016 by a guy in his late 20s with zero fashion experience, Oliver Cabell was born out of a serious passion for fine design. Built on a unique business model, this sneaker brand bypasses traditional retail markups and instead provides the product direct to consumer, allowing the average Joe to revel in luxury footwear and accessories.

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Calling on some old-school visuals, their best-selling Low 1 sneaker in suede gives off a rustic, lived-in feel. It looks like you’ve worn the sneakers already (in the best way possible), providing an air of comfort and laidback sophistication. Sometimes you want footwear that looks like you actually enjoy wearing them and Oliver Cabell hits the mark with these kicks.

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New Balance

No one makes men’s suede running shoes quite like New Balance. The Boston-based firm’s ultra-comfortable suede sneakers have mass appeal for good reason, loved by European cool kids and North American dads alike.

For the highest-quality options, look for the ‘Made in the UK/USA’ styles. Yes, they’ll set you back a little bit more than the mainline versions, but you’ll ultimately be getting something that’ll work better and last longer. Better value in the long run.

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Uniform Standard

With a long history in the sneaker industry (18 years to be exact), two veteran designers teamed up in 2018 to create a wholly recycled sneaker brand. Working from their East London studio, Uniform Standard’s creations are making a splash, and these grey suede sneakers are right there at the forefront.

Classic, comfortable, and ready to go with anything, this is a solid pair of shoes to have in your closet, especially if you dig the retro basketball profile, elevated with premium Italian suede. This is one pair of shoes that you can take from the court to the streets seamlessly.

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Converse

Converse has always been a name synonymous with canvas footwear, but with advancements in footwear technology in the 1960s, the brand was forced to up its game and introduce something new to the game.

This resulted in the One Star, a simple suede sneaker with a low-top design that quickly became a hit on basketball courts and, later down the line, skateparks. It’s the only shoe from the American brand that was exclusively made from suede and continues to be a stylish, reliable and wallet-friendly option to this day.

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Vans

Californian skate brand Vans knows better than most the practical advantages of suede construction. The material has long been used by the label to provide skateboarders with increased durability and better grip when performing tricks.

That’s the practical side of it, anyway, but it also looks good. For proof, just look to the likes of the Sk8 Hi or the Old Skool, both of which perfectly illustrate Vans’ knack for making suede sneakers that can stand the test of time.

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Golden Goose

Golden Goose has done the impossible. That is, create a highly successful brand around the concept of selling shoes that look like they’ve already run 10 marathons, for 10 times the price of a regular sneaker.

Still, there’s just something about them. We know it’s ridiculous, but also, we kind of want a pair. Hey, if you can afford it then why not?
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Aprix

Take one former Supreme creative director, a hint of beachy styling, a dash of minimalism and strain it all through a skate-culture-shaped colander and what do you get? Well, something that tastes a lot like Aprix.

This relatively new footwear brand works exclusively in brightly colored suede, and we defy anyone to be in anything other than a fantastic mood when they’re wearing a pair. If not because of the vibrant colors, then just due to the instant style points earned.

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