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Looking Fly With Christian Gollayan and the 2020 Grooming Awards Winners

Which new bourbon are we pumped about? What does it take to be a master journeyman? Where are we excited to travel to next? Each week, The Manual Podcast invites an expert, artisan, or craftsman for a roundtable discussion on what’s new, exciting, and unique in their trade.

For this week’s episode of The Manual Podcast, Greg and Sam sit down with our own Christian Gollayan to get the inside scoop (and hot grooming tips) from the winners of The Manual Grooming Awards 2020.

Now in its third year, the Grooming Awards are back — and for the first time, Christian was at the helm (in the hardest time to helm something, possibly ever). First, he talks about the awards themselves and what it was like to put together an entire series during a pandemic. (Hint: it was not exactly what you would call “easy.”)

After the basics, Christian digs into some of his favorite products and why. There’s something for everyone on the list of 19 categories (a number which Sam and Greg both take time to discuss considering what is currently in their cabinets at home), so while we don’t cover everything, we do touch on a good number of items.

Finally, Christian tries to help the helpless duo that is Greg and Sam with their own grooming.

Will he be successful? You’ll have to listen to find out!

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