A perfectly knotted necktie is a mark of a true gentleman. Being a staple accessory for both formal and casual occasions, it is important for men to have the basic skills in tying a necktie. Below are basic knots and instructions on how to do them. Knowing how to tie a tie will take you up a notch in the fashion department whether you wear it for a job interview, a hot date or a wedding.

Four-in-Hand Knot
This small, slightly asymmetrical knot is one of the simplest and easiest to learn. In fact, it’s one of the first knots taught to young boys . It is best worn with narrow collars and suited for casual occasions. Because it is easy to adjust and easy to take off, the Four-in-Hand Knot is excellent for beginners and guys on the go. While a classic, the asymmetrical knot makes it inappropriate for formal situations. Continue reading →

Whether you call it penis, cock, dick, pecker, tool, member, schlong or manhood, the male reproductive organ is as important as any other part of a man’s body. But since it plays a very important role in sexual functions, it is easily one of the most treasured organ among guys.

Apart from its important role in biological functions, the penis can also be a source of pride to the hung and a woe for the not-so-gifted. Unfortunately, many men only know these common facts about their private parts and nothing more. Below are some interesting information about the penis that most men are clueless about. Continue reading →

Have you seen that shampoo commercial with a dude sporting  shiny, luscious and ultra feminine locks apparently because he used a women’s shampoo? While the satirical ad only aims to generate some laughs and is very unlikely to happen in reality, its message, that using women’s products may not give men the best results, is quite accurate.

Men’s hair is very different from women’s hair. Guys usually have thicker and coarser strands than women. The male scalp also produces more oils and sebum which makes men’s hair more greasy and their scalps more susceptible to dandruff. This means that women’s shampoo may be enough to completely cleanse girls’ manes but may be found wanting when it comes to cleaning men’s hair. Not to mention the fact that most women’s hair care products have very feminine floral scents. Continue reading →

The human body is a veritable playground for a wide array of microorganisms including fungi, bacteria and viruses. While some of these microbes are harmless, a lot of them can cause serious skin conditions and infections. Some can also become life threatening when they spread into the bloodstream.

The most common skin infections are caused by bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus and group A ß-hemolytic streptococci. Herpes simplex is the most common viral skin disease while the fungi, Trichophyton rubrum, is the most prevalent cause of skin and nail infections. Continue reading →

Men who get rid of their pubic hair do it for different reasons. Some for aesthetic purposes or to improve the appearance of their favorite appendage. Others do it for hygienic reasons: less hair down there means less breeding grounds for odor and infection-causing microorganisms.

There are different ways to get rid of pubic hair including shaving with a razor, waxing, using an electric trimmer and for those who want a more permanent solution, laser hair removal. The former remains the most popular method because it is quick, cheap and relatively painless (provided you are careful and know how to do it properly). Continue reading →

ToppCock Men’s Grooming and Personal Care products rely on silver nanoparticles’ potent anti-microbial properties to keep men clean and fresh, from head to toe and especially in between. But is silver safe?

Since time immemorial, Silver has been recognized for its anti-microbial and disinfectant properties in different cultures around the world. The ancient Phoenecians prevent the contamination of water and other liquids by storing them in silver coated bottles. The Father of Medicine, Hippocrates, discussed the use of silver in the treatment of wounds in his writings. Continue reading →

The male sex organ is arguably the most valued body part for most men. After all, it promises innumerable exciting adventures under the sheets and ensures the continuation of their species even after they’re long gone! Thus, men owe it to their family jewels to always keep them clean, healthy and ready for action!

Unfortunately, a lot of men have the slightest idea on how to properly take care of their private parts. Naturally covered with pubic hair and overactive sweat glands, men’s nether region is a damp, dark place — an oasis to infection and odor-causing microorganisms. Layers of underwear and clothing promotes sweating and the proliferation of bacteria that can cause itchiness or an off-putting smell. Continue reading →

To a lot of men, soap is just soap. However, there are actually huge differences between bath soaps created for women and those formulated for men. For one, skin on a guy versus that on a lady varies significantly and thus requires different care.

A man may not get optimum cleansing, moisturizing and exfoliating benefits from a soap designed for women. If this is not enough to convince you, there is a myriad of other reasons why men should leave that rose-scented soap bar on the shower rack alone. Here are some: Continue reading →

Taking a bath is the best way to clean one’s self. It should be a part of our daily grooming regimen to make us smell fresh and feel confident all day long. However, getting in the shower and just standing under the hot water for a couple of minutes may not get rid of the deep-seated dirt, sweat and bacteria that make us feel greasy and smell nasty. Here are tips on how to shower properly and wash away grime and potentially dangerous microorganisms from our body effectively.

Get the water right. Shower in water temperature that is comfortable to you. Water that is too cold may make you finish off immediately while hot water may scald your skin without you even knowing it. Use your wrist to test the water as it is a more accurate gauge of temperature than your fingers. Stand under the shower and turn around to wet your body completely, from head to toe. Continue reading →

Showering in the morning is a great way to refresh and start the day right. However, it is not a guarantee that you will keep fresh and clean all throughout the day.

Active sweat glands in the male groin region, coupled with physical activity and layers of clothing, can lead to discomfort. The key to keeping that spot, where the sun never shines, clean and fresh is by having a regular intimate care regimen that will help prevent the growth of microorganisms. Here are some tips on how to keep it fresh and clean head to toe and especially in between. Continue reading →