Speick Combines Exclusive Extract With Natural Ingredients in Superior Products

Speick Combines Exclusive Extract With Natural Ingredients in Superior Products

Speick is a German company with a rich history that dates back more than eight decades to the 1920s. This well-respected company focuses on high quality products that contain natural ingredients like Valeriana celtica, a medicinal plant also known as Speick. The company was named for this plant, which was recognized for its medicinal properties as early as the 10th century. Valeriana celtica, or Speick, has always been painstakingly harvested by hand. Speick continues that tradition by using only Valeriana…

Japanese High End Timepieces: Elusive in the Western Hemisphere

Japanese High End Timepieces: Elusive in the Western Hemisphere

Did you know that some well-know watchmakers like Citizen and Seiko create certain mechanical high-end timepieces that are made available only for the Japanese market? These superior watches are offered only to buyers in Japan and, to a lesser extent, Singapore and Hong Kong. The Seiko Corporation is the leader in producing these luxurious and expensive watches. Items from their Credor line come with a retail price tag of up to $150,000. That’s the price of a small house or an…

Your Personal Guide to a Life Well-Lived: Celebrate His Day on June 17

Your Personal Guide to a Life Well-Lived: Celebrate His Day on June 17

He was the steadying hand on the seat of your bike the day the training wheels came off. Many an award-winning science fair volcano or animal habitat diorama were snatched from the jaws of defeat when he opened his toolbox or adjusted the household chemical recipe. No one was more of a fan as you competed in your chosen arena, whether athletic, academic, artistic or musical. His fingers led you through the intricacies of your first Windsor knot or caught…

Oh, You Mansome Devil!

Oh, You Mansome Devil!

Morgan Spurlock, documentarian, reveals in his film Mansome what may be a last personal taboo: the business of improving how men look and feel, through no-holds-barred, intensive grooming practices. The kind of pampered, day spa approach women can access without anyone blinking. Yes, the documentary looks at that kind of feel-good grooming. Eyebrow threading. Facials. Chatting about grooming, mulling over the pros and cons of different kinds of treatments. To polish or not to polish ones nails. Extreme facial hair,…

Diamond Jubilee: Sixty Years of Dedication Celebrated

Diamond Jubilee: Sixty Years of Dedication Celebrated

“My heart is too full for me to say more to you today than that I will always work, as my father did throughout his reign, to uphold constitutional government and to advance the happiness and prosperity of my people, spread as they are the world over.” Noble words from a young woman, called to an ancient throne in 1952 as a twenty-five-year old. Every Realm of the United Kingdom, as well as the Commonwealth countries, Crown Dependencies and British…

Leon Drexler Handcrafted Fedoras

Leon Drexler Handcrafted Fedoras

If you’ve ever visited a department store, you know that the fedoras on hand these days are a far cry from the well made pieces your grandfather wore. Glued-on bands, limited style and color options, and worst of all, “trendy” patterned fabrics have led plenty of guys to think fedoras are nothing more than costume pieces. But not you. You love the way a fedora covers your head in effortless classiness. One man stands between you and the style apocalypse….

The Mother of Distinction

The Mother of Distinction

She does not stand so close now, but whenever you needed her steadying hand, she was there. Your every breath is now presumed, yet she remembers well when the gentle rise and fall of your chest was her only concern. Your nascent smile, the sharp-edged pearl of a budding tooth, rhythmic babbling evolving into the spoken word, unsteady balancing turning to a steady stride–all your firsts proud moments for her, yet bittersweet. Each of your accomplishments marks a growing independence,…

Men, Meet Your Perfect Hair Brush

Men, Meet Your Perfect Hair Brush

When you think of the perfect modern man, you might imagine a young professional who rolls out of bed ten minutes before leaving his apartment. He stops into the bathroom only for a moment, running water through his hair stepping in his bathroom quickly to run water through his hair, just to get rid of the bed-head look. But the sooner we do away with this prototypical image, the better; men too have to put solid work into keeping their hair groomed,…

Bridle Leather Care Made Easy

Bridle Leather Care Made Easy

Bridle leather is made from steer hides that have been painstakingly hand colored with vegetable dyes using waxes and tallow. These environmentally friendly dyes produce rich colors with an even consistency and attractive natural glow. Bridle leather is a heavy leather that is known for its quality. It has a stiff feel when new, but it develops a lovely soft texture with use. With care and maintenance, products made from bridle leather will maintain their durability and bring you years…

Four Simple Steps to a Perfect Shave

Four Simple Steps to a Perfect Shave

  A great shave is a beautiful thing, but it can be a daunting process. Luckily, with the right combination of supplies and technique, you’ll soon be shaving better than you ever have before. Step #1: Be Prepared Before you begin wet-shaving, take the time to prepare your face. Your beard grows thick and strong for a reason. Although we will leave those reasons to the physical anthropologists to decide, one thing remains clear: your beard needs special preparation before…