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Magnificent Mustaches of Past and Present

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Mustaches have been worn by villains, sex icons, presidents, badasses, and everyone in between. Indeed, this prominent facial hair feature has seen many ups and downs over the years—a “mustache…

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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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Getting Dirty: Mud and Sea Salt Products To Clean You Up

Sea salt and mud – they’re miracle minerals that can change the way you take care of your hands, face and even hair. The Dead Sea is one of the lowest places on earth, known for its healing...
properties and ability to improve your skin. Fun fact: we once walked in with razor burn and walked out with clear skin. Granted, it burned like a mother. If you don’t have the time to travel across...
the world, here are some awesome products you can try. Don’t be afraid to get a little dirty to get a lot of clean. AHAVA...

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Step It Up With Anthony High Performance

Grooming is an essential part of every guy’s daily routine (or at least it should be). Anthony Sosnick has always been good to our skin, and now things are about to get even better. If you like Anthony...
Logistics, you’ll love taking it up a notch with Anthony’s High Performance Line. The line includes three products that will step up your skin care regimen. High Performance Eye Cream. Because...
we all need a little help in that department when we have a lot to do with very little sleep. This eye cream will also take care of crow’s feet for guys...

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The eShave Guide to Fall Grooming

Summer is fleeting. This means fall is upon us and beards are back — or not. At the very least, carefree summer grooming is out the door. When you’re ready to roll off the beach or check back in, we...
teamed up with eShave to help you brush up for fall.  Here’s our suggestions for your fall grooming regimen:  FACE MOISTURIZER: Try out êShave’s paraben-free White Tea Face Moisturizer. It’s an...
extra light lotion made with natural sunscreens to protect the skin from harmful UVA and UVB. Yes, you still need sunscreen in the fall. It’s also infused with vitamin E...

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