Christmas Gifts for Men: The Shaving Kit

December 9, 2009 Grooming

With Christmas around the corner, I thought it might be a good idea to offer a few ideas for that man on your Xmas list…or for yourself. Let’s start with something every man (except maybe Zach Galifianakis) needs: a close, smooth shave. The kind that doesn’t come from a quick slathering from a can of […]

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Body Hair: Keep, Trim or Shave?

November 14, 2009 Grooming

I’ve gone over this before, but from the moment we grow our first short hairs until it starts growing out of ridiculous places, the question is: Grow it, groom it, or scrape it? If I was a hermit, would I let my chest hair run wild and my nose grow a mustache out from within? […]

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Hump-day Links XX

November 4, 2009 Grooming

I hope you had a great Halloween. I’ve said before that it’s my favorite holiday, and this one didn’t disappoint. Good friends (in good costumes), good booze and good music conspired for an awesome night. Next up, holiday-wise: a Thanksgiving ski trip. In baseball news, the Yomiuri Giants just beat the Nippon Ham Fighters 7-4 […]

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Movember: ‘Staches for Cancer

November 2, 2009 Grooming

For the past month and a half I grew out some facial hair to rock a fairly authentic Captain Jack Sparrow for Halloween. Then, on November 1st, I shaved it all off. Now I’m starting the process all over again, but this time it’s not just for me: I’m participating in Movember 2009, raising dollars […]

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Hump-day Links XIX

October 21, 2009 Dressing

The week before Halloween, and it’s kind of quiet. I’ve got my costume, have been growing out my beard especially for it (No, I’m going neither as ZZ Top nor Band of Horses) and I’ve got my connection for easy party access. If you don’t have your costume, I just wrote something that might help. […]

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Hump-day Links XV

September 23, 2009 Grooming

If you’re in the southern hemisphere, happy first day of spring. If you’re a lot further up north, well, welcome to our annual six months of depression (fortunately I discovered skiing not long ago, and now have a perverse desire for the weather to turn cold and damp). No matter what your weather, let’s celebrate […]

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Hump-day Links XIV

September 16, 2009 Dressing

Congrats — another week half over. In honor of that, I’d like you to agree to really listen (and not talk – this is critical to listening) to someone who disagrees with you politically. There’s too little of that right now. Maybe use some critical thinking skills while you’re at it. This week’s selection from […]

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Beat the High Cost of Razor Blades

September 11, 2009 Grooming

Let’s face it, the cost of cartridge razor blades is criminally high — they’re a cash cow for companies like Gillette and Schick. Guys need them to prevent looking like they’re trying out for the Taliban. While one answer is to learn the art of wet shaving, another would be to find an ingenious means […]

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