This post is part of our Encyclopedia of Grooming: 2015 Edition.
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What to do with your hands comes down to what women want. As such, hand maintenance can be confounding.
We get conflicting messages: should our hands be rough and work-hewn, with callouses to prove our capacity to earn a living (and play the guitar), or should they be soft and manicured to evince the fact that we already do earn a good living, thank you very much. Let no one tell you that grooming is easy.
Best to strive for steadiness. Dry hands are unappealing. Nails are gross. Callouses are okay, but cracks are not. To wit: every man should have a good manicure kit. Like this one: