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Get a Clean Shave With a Safety Razor

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Unlike the safety scissors of your childhood (you know, the ones barely capable of cutting construction paper), safety razors are hardly kid’s play. They are the closest option for replicating…

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The Grooming Gift Guide

These ten grooming gifts will make you look good. And you deserve it.

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Movember Shopping Discount with O&N Collective

O&N is offering The Manual community 15% off their order of Organic Male and Greenbody Deodorant products

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The Right Scruff: Birchbox Celebrates Movember

Now that it is officially Movember we can talk about shaving and grooming all day, everyday. Birchbox is about to take your shave-game to the next level. “Birchbox” is a name you may have heard...
your girlfriend speak of – but they’ve opened their brand up to men’s grooming and the month of November is the perfect time to become acquainted with this company. The company launched in...
2010 and redefines the retail process by offering consumers a personalized way to discover and purchase the best lifestyle and grooming products out there. Birchbox has over 800,000 members who enjoy...
new...

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5 Rules to be Your Best Bearded Self For No-Shave November

We have spoken to the founder of Beardbrand Eric Bandholz who offers his guide for maintaining your face sweater this month.

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Shortcut: The App That Brings the Barber to You

Get a haircut wherever and whenever you want with a new app called Shortcut.

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Banish Swamp Crotch with Pilgrim’s Machine Oil

Swamp crotch. There, we said it. Not because we take pride in talking about other dudes’ crotches or crotch maintenance altogether, but for all our manscaping efforts and attention to grooming, the...
majority of us carry on and pretend our nether regions are immune to itching, chafing and unearthly odors. They’re not. Enter Brooklyn Grooming, the all-natural, beard-care company, which may have just...
invented the perfect arsenal for nipping that unseemly phenomenon of swamp crotch in the bud. Light, readily absorbed and made from highly emollient castor oil and rejuvenating Kukui nut oil, Pilgrim’s...
Machine Oil is designed to act...

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Hand-Forged Grooming Gear from Studebaker Metals

Studebaker Metals is a small metalworking operation based in Pittsburg, PA that makes a unique line of shaving tools and other everyday accessories. Every piece in their collection is made the oldschool...
way -- pounded out with a hammer, anvil, and a few other basic hand tools

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Basically Awesome: Gifts from Izola

Looking for something amusing for your pad? Look no further than IZOLA. The brand was launched in 2005 by Neil Rasmus (one of the guys behind Billy Farrell Agency – one of New York City’s...
largest full service photo company) and Richard Brandt. These two guys have injected humor into everyday objects from shower curtains and pocket knives to flasks and shoe brushes. This season IZOLA has...
released a new slew items you’re sure to love – and will make for great holiday gifts, that is if you’ve already started looking. So what are some of our favorites right now?...

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Smell Like Fall: Farmer’s Cologne

Fall smells better than any other season. It’s got all the things we love: leather coats, pigskin, scotch, beer, musky leaves and a hint of fireplace. Smell all that? It’s perfection. So...
really, there’s no reason to mess with it. Thing is, you can’t really rub all that stuff into your skin without also looking like you might be related to the unibomber. Enter Farmer’s...
Cologne from Portland General Store—it is the fragrance of fall in a flask. They’ve mixed the essential oils of woods, leather, leaves, wildflowers and Earth (yup, soil!) in organic sugar cane...
resulting in a classic...

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Juniper Ridge’s New Look

Juniper Ridge has a new look for fall. The rustic fragrance company has an updated rustic bottle that emphasizes the brands devotion to the wilderness. The fragrance brand’s new bottles are as bold as...
their scents, and their story is even bolder – Juniper Ridge was founded by Hall Newbegin, a wilderness enthusiast in 1998. He spent countless hours harvesting plants and making natural fragrances...
from his kitchen and then selling his products at farmer’s markets in Berkeley and San Francisco. The fragrance brand started to gain a following and the company has grown from Hall to a fifteen...
person...

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The Manual Guide: How to Prevent Razor Burn

Razor burn is the bane of the smooth-faced man’s existence. For all your efforts to stay clean shaven and sharp, you’re rewarded with irritated and uncomfortable skin. But not to worry —...
with the right precautions, this most bothersome phenomenon can be avoided. Here’s how to prevent razor burn: 1. Pre-shave Slap a nice hot towel on your face for a minute or two to open up your...
pores, then follow that up with a nice exfoliating scrub. This works wonders for your skin, and also helps perk up the hairs on your face to get them ready for the shave....

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Harry’s Rolls Out Shaving Gel and Moisturizer

Remember Harry’s? Just in case you forgot we’ll jog your memory. Harry’s was the razor brand created by Warby Parker founder Jeff Raider and Bain alum Andy Katz-Mayfield last year. They are known...
for their stylish, but affordable ergonomic razors. (Note: the Warby Parker of shaving.) Harry’s announced today they are releasing a new skincare line for men to compliment their razors. It’s both...
affordable and all natural. We got in touch with Harry’s to get you the details. The line is a simple and easy two-piece set that includes a Foam Shave Gel and After Shave Moisturizer. Harry’s Foam...
Shave Gel is a...

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