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Back in our Summer issue we asked our friends, Jenna and Steph, both professional models, to give us some advice on men’s fashion and dating. It was so popular we decided to bring it back with some more answers to your most pressing questions. Now sit up, and pay attention.

Steph

fashion advice Steph
Photo by Studio M Portraits

In your experience, has a pickup line ever been acceptable or successful? Yes! But only if it’s a unique pickup line, one that makes the girl feel special and comfortable. Guys, please don’t use old pickup lines. Be genuine and funny to seal the deal.

What’s the worst pickup line some poor soul has used on you? While grocery shopping, a guy walked up grinning. He said, “Hey, you dropped something.” I looked down and he quickly added, “You dropped your smile.” It was super awkward! I gave a fake smile and quickly walked away.

How long should a guy wait before he texts or calls after a first date? Right away! I think a nice follow-up text to make sure your date got home safely and to assure them that you had a good time is a great move.

The winter months are upon us; so how do you feel about No-Shave November?
It depends. If you can grow a nice, thick beard, then No-Shave November is for you! Embrace your inner mountain man. If you have a boyish face and your hair comes in thin, don’t do it; keep it clean-shaven. Trust me.

Are scarves pretentious when it really isn’t that cold outside? No. Women like men who pay attention to details. A scarf is the perfect accessory to show that you care about the image you present.

How about white pants after Labor Day? Should a guy ever be wearing white pants? It’s an old rule.  Luckily, fashion is all about breaking rules. If you’re the kind of guy that likes to be seen, white pants can be the perfect pairing to make a casual T-shirt really pop.

Do you like long hair on guys, or do you prefer clean cut? Long hair is not for everyone, nor is every professional going to be able to pull it off. That being said, I love long hair on men! I think it’s fun and adds so much intrigue.

Manbuns … go! I love the new manbun craze! It’s not something that you should do for a decade, but I think it’s a really cool thing to take on for a few years.

Are turtlenecks a deal breaker? Turtlenecks are not a deal breaker if worn for work-related wardrobe. I don’t suggest wearing a turtleneck to a party—unless it’s an ugly Christmas sweater party, that is.

Jenna

Fashion advice: Model Jenna Gaudreau posing
Photo by Deb Knoske

In your experience, has a pickup line ever been acceptable or successful? Well, I’ve pretty much heard them all; so no, they never work.

What’s the worst pickup line some poor soul has used on you? The absolute worst was, “Want to ride my magic carpet? I can show you the world.” It made me laugh, it made me cry, but most importantly, it didn’t work. 

How long should a guy wait before he texts or calls after a first date? Women like to hear back right away. A simple “Hey, I had a great time tonight. You looked great in that blue dress! Anyway, I’d love to see you again” text is wonderful!

The winter months are upon us; so how do you feel about No-Shave November? I love some good scruff, but full beards? No. We’re not cavemen.

Are scarves pretentious when it really isn’t that cold outside? No! I love scarves. Put on a scarf and you instantly become classier.

How about white pants after Labor Day? Should a guy ever be wearing white pants? There’s a little bit of a grace period after Labor Day, but you can’t take it too far. As for guys, if they’re making a homemade polar bear costume, then maybe. Otherwise, no.

Do you like long hair on guys, or do you prefer clean cut? Depends on the guy. Some guys can pull off the long hair, and some can’t.

Manbuns … go! I’ll just say this: If you look like Thor, God of Thunder, feel free to have a manbun.

Are turtlenecks a deal breaker? If someone owns a piece of land, do they own it all the way to the center of the earth?

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