10 best beards in movie history

10 best beards in movie history

Hollywood has always led the way when it comes to beard fashion. Well before hipsters started dominating the men’s facial hair movement, movie characters have been pushing beard boundaries through every generation. Why do beards play such an important role in so many famous movies? Because they set the tone of the character, so much so they’re almost a separate character in themselves! They give a man maturity and depth, and let’s face it, if the character requires scenes where…

Hair Pomade: From Extreme Styles to Classic Definition

Hair Pomade: From Extreme Styles to Classic Definition

Looking at the development of hair grooming since the 1930s, we can conclude that products have significantly multiplied while trends have grown in and out of fashion. A styling trick that the past gentleman taught the modern one is how to be well groomed using hair pomade for men. Iconic personalities like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash or Brad Pitt are known to have defined their hair styles by using this moisture rich, shine adding formula.

How to Keep Your Cashmere Comfortable

How to Keep Your Cashmere Comfortable

By now your closet is stocked with warm and cozy sweaters to get your though winter. If you own a cashmere sweater, or other garment, you know there’s nothing quite like its softness and comfort. These articles of clothing were once something only the upper crust could afford, but modern methods have made cashmere accessible to the masses. Now that we can all afford cashmere, we need to learn how to keep it soft and comfortable for many seasons of…

Well-kept beards and mustaches for Movember 2012

Well-kept beards and mustaches for Movember 2012

With Movember 2012 in the horizon, it’s inevitable to see men everywhere growing shaggy beards and mustaches. The reason behind the practice is a noble one and we are always excited to see that this month-long event, along with prostate cancer awareness and support for its research, gain more and more traction. But there’s no reason for eschewing neatness in favor of a yeti-like mug. While some might think that male grooming equals a shaven face, a properly looked after…

Vacchetta leather care: well worth the effort

Vacchetta leather care: well worth the effort

Vacchetta leather is one of the most exquisite and desirable leathers available. Its rich, honey-gold color and soft, buttery texture speak of elegance and style. Vacchetta leather is chosen from the finest part of the cowhide. It is tanned using vegetable dyes, which lend it the smooth texture that is its signature. The lovely golden color deepens over time by absorbing sunlight, so the more it is used, the more beautiful it becomes. Normally in the finishing stage of leather…

Montecristi Panama Straw Hats,  Part II: A Very Incomplete Guide on How to Select Them and Where to Buy Them

Montecristi Panama Straw Hats, Part II: A Very Incomplete Guide on How to Select Them and Where to Buy Them

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So, I’ve piqued your interest, and you are thinking, “This Montecristi thing—how do I go about finding a good Panama Hat?” You want that film noir look with the classic fedora. Or maybe you are tired of your sunburned ears and neck and are remembering when golfers and boaters wore hats, not visors or caps. A Monte Carlo or a skimmer might be just the thing. Use your head the way it was intended. Look like a grown up. A…

Montecristi Panama Straw Hats,  Part I:  Fall in Love

Montecristi Panama Straw Hats, Part I: Fall in Love

I love summer. If you had been through several Canadian winters, you would love it as well. Love it so much you might start to think that global warming is not so bad after all. Each and every summer I’m like a kid left unsupervised with a jar of candies. In my case the candy jar is filled to the brim with the unrestricted access to credit cards. I am dedicating the contents of that candy jar this summer to…

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,…

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….

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,…