January 31, 2011

Hot Deal: Gillette Fusion ProGlide Cartridges

fusionproglide8.jpgIf you're a fan of the Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor, now's your chance to stock up on some cartridges at a great price.

Amazon offers an 8 pack of Gillette ProGlide cartridges for just $25.49 (regularly $34.45), and if you use the 'Subscribe and Save', plus the Coupon feature directly below the product, you'll get them for just $19.67!

If you don't want to continue with the Subscribe and Save feature, simply cancel it after you receive your cartridges.

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January 28, 2011

Join the Brotherhood of Shaving and Save 20% this Weekend

I really dig the shaving products I've used from the Art of Shaving, and can't recommend them highly enough. But if my recommendation isn't enough for you to want to try them out, how about taking advantage of their 20% off sale this weekend?

"Become an elite member of The Art of Shaving's "Brotherhood of Shaving" this week, with the annual Friends & Family Shopping Event.

When you shop in stores or on-line Friday, January 28 - Sunday, January 30 with the experts that developed the science behind the perfect shave, you will receive 20% off your purchase.

The Art of Shaving transforms the daily, and often dreaded task, of shaving from a choir into a luxurious ritual. By signing up for The Art of Shaving newsletter at www.theartofshaving.com/friendsfamily you will receive invitation-only access to the exclusive 3-day sale that starts this Friday.

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January 27, 2011

Anthony for Men Facebook Giveaway

Do you get social with grooming companies?

Anthony Logistics for Men is hosting a giveaway of a gift kit of your choice on their Facebook page: To enter, share the best Valentine's gift you've ever received on their wall (you'll have to "Like" the page before you can post). The giveaway only runs through February 5th, so don't wait!

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January 27, 2011

Women Shaving Face

From The Stir:

"I've heard of waxing, plucking, and threading as options for facial hair removal, but shaving? No way! It will come back darker and thicker, everyone knows that. But guess what, says esthetician to the stars, Kate Somerville, everyone is wrong -- dun Dun DUN!

That's right, shaving your face is totally cool to do now. I must admit that I thought Caroline Manzo from the Real Housewives of New Jersey was a little nutty for admitting she shaves her face, because, hey, anyone crazy enough to go on reality TV should not be allowed to dole out advice on anything. But I guess she was on to something."

Read the rest of the article: Shaving Face: Even the Stars Are Doing It!

Image: Paul Stevenson at Flickr

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January 27, 2011

Straight Razor Designs Offers Two Free Honings with Purchase

dovostraightrzr.jpgOne of the issues that many men face when they decide to start shaving with a straight razor is that the razor they purchase may not be honed properly in order to get a great shave - and I speak from personal experience. It can be very frustrating, even to the point of giving up on using a straight razor for their daily shave.

But if you purchase your straight razor from Straight Razor Designs, they will not only professionally hone it for you, but will also give you a certificate for a free second honing. While that may seem like an obvious thing for a razor dealer to do, it's actually not as common as you might think.

So if you're considering making the switch to a straight razor (or are frustrated at your attempts so far), try getting it professionally honed before you begin, or buy from a dealer such as Straight Razor Designs.

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January 26, 2011

Documenting 365 Days of Beard

Who would document an entire year of beard growth?

Ricky Coates, that's who. Check out his epic adventure of growing a beard for an entire year.

You can also read a recap of his experience at 365 Days of Beard.

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January 25, 2011

Remington Brings UK's Hottest Grooming Brand to U.S.

"Remington is bringing the UK's hottest grooming brand stateside...introducing King of Shaves by Remington. After years of leading and innovating in the electric shaving category, the partnership marks Remington's first foray into the wet shave category.

The two grooming heavyweights joined forces to deliver the ultimate shaving experience with a complete line of razors, cartridges and skincare (to prime, shave and protect) designed to provide best in class results with optimum performance. The standout of the collection - King of Shaves by Remington Azor - is an award-winning Hybrid Synergy System Razor with a unique flexible hinge for a superbly comfortable shave. The "Bendology Technology" effortlessly follows every contour of the face allowing the closest shave possible."

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January 21, 2011

Forge a New You - with an 80 Blade Razor

From Gillette UK:

"You might have seen our recent advertising which says 'We will not be adding more blades'. New Gillette">Gillette Fusion ProGlide won't have extra blades, it features better blades -- and a better shave.

But we thought it would be fun to let our imagination go wild and see what would happen if we did indeed, 'just add more blades'. Check out the advert for 'New Gillette MagmaCore Extreme'!"

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One Woman's Perspective on Manscaping

[From Asylum]

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Reader Mini Review of the Philips Norelco Bodygroom Shaver

bodygroom2020.jpgThe Bodygroom shaver is one of the top sellers for body hair removal (or manscaping, if you prefer), and one of our readers left a comment explaining why:

"This is the greatest shaver in the world in my opinion for shaving places like the groin. It will get ALL places with minimal nicks with unprecedented speed and comfort. I love this shaver so much that I bought both the normal and limited editions just for fun! These are the best money can buy. If you want to dazzle your girlfriend with shaven "You know what's" then this is the shaver for you!"

Thanks to Danny Champion for the mini-review!

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January 19, 2011

Hot Deal: Panasonic ES8249S Arc IV Nanotech Vortex Wet/Dry Rechargeable Razor

PanasonicES8249S.jpgIf you're in the market for an electric razor, you might want to check out this hot deal on the Panasonic ES8249S Arc IV Nanotech Vortex razor: Regularly $249.99, it's now available for just $126.45, which is almost 50% off!

  • 4 Nanotech blades with Arc Foil for large cutting surface and uniform 1-pass shaving
  • HydraClean system automatically cleans with hygienic infused water and then dries shaver
  • Pivoting head rocks up/down and back/forth, to follow the contours of your face
  • Independently floating triple heads with counter directional inner blades
  • 1 hour quick charge or 5-minute emergency charge
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January 17, 2011

Facial Hair Length Correlation


[From Burn a Brain]

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January 14, 2011

Facial Hair Activism: Grow a beard for Belgium

Facial hair activism at its finest!

"One of Belgium's best-known actors, Benoit Poelvoorde, has urged his fellow citizens not to shave again until the country finally forms a government.

Poelvoorde, star of black comedy Man Bites Dog and costume drama Coco Before Chanel, made his appeal on Belgian TV.

A caretaker government has been running Belgium since June, setting a post-war record for a period without government."

Read the rest of the article: 'Grow a beard for Belgium' appeal by actor Poelvoorde

Image:_M-j-H_ at Flickr

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January 13, 2011

Gillette Fusion ProGlide Challenge Parody (video)

What do you think about the new Gillette Fusion Proglide?

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January 12, 2011

Review of Kyoku for Men Sake Infused Shave Crème

kyokushavecreme.jpgI've been trying out a new shaving creme called "Sake Infused Shave Crème", thanks to the folks at Kyoku for Men, and I'm pretty impressed by it so far.

"With over 25 years of research & development, Kyoku for Men Sake Infused Shave Crème marks the new industry standard in shaving technology. Combining potent skin softening agents, friction-free silicone micro particles, and an exclusive dual phase cellular anti-inflammatory complex. Kyoku for Men Sake Infused Shave Crème provides rich cushioning to ensure a smooth and calming shave."

Well, I don't know whether it's the 'silicone micro particles' or the Japanese sake which makes this such a great feeling shaving creme, but it's got excellent razor slip, which makes even a weekend's worth of whiskers a cinch to shave. My face feels smooth and moisturized afterward, and I had no problem getting a very close shave.

The only gripe I have with this is that it doesn't seem to rinse as easily as some other cremes, but because that's happened to me with other brands, it may have more to do with the quality of water I have at my house. I live deep in the southwest, and have hard water, but don't really know how that affects shaving cremes...

Either way, I still really like the Kyoku shaving creme, and heartily recommend it.

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January 11, 2011

The myth and magic of facial hair

moustachepower.jpgFrom the Fortean Times comes a tale of Occult Moustaches:

"For millennia, mankind has both venerated and feared that iconic facial lip-wand, the moustache (even "tash" chanted backwards sounds ill-fated). Generations of occultists and alchemists alike have striven to harness its raging sexual and super­natural powers. Centuries ago, Dominus Atte Ree, Lord of the Manor and Necromancer, initiated the Ordo Templi Hispidis, thus beginning my ancestral Handlebar of Destiny. But what exactly is this omnipotent force which lies behind the "bewhiskered lodestone"?"

Want to know what comes next? Read the rest of the article: The Occult Moustache

Image: velvettangerine at Flickr

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Modern men could be the wussiest boys in history


"If modern man could stand alongside his predecessors, the brotherhood would quickly dismiss modern men as pathetic losers, kick our saggy asses and send us all home with wedgies.

We are weak, gutless, dim-witted shadows of our past selves.

Such is the kick-in-the-groin conclusion of Peter McAllister, an Australian paleoanthropologist and author of Manthropology: The Science of Why the Modern Male Is Not the Man He Used to Be."

Read the rest of the article: Cribb: Modern men could be wussiest boys in history

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January 10, 2011

From Beard to Butterfly: A Pogonology T Shirt


This T-shirt design, by Tim Phelan, is up on Threadless right now, so if you think you'd buy one or wear one, give it a vote!

hat tip to Beard Revue

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Moustache Mugs: Who Knew?

famousmoustachemug.jpgOK, color me clueless, but I had no idea that moustache mugs even existed... Until I read about a famous one in the collection of Church's China.

Church's China, a company that has been retailing up-market Royal commemoratives for 152 years, maintains a small archive of antique Royal Commemoratives dating back to the Victorian age, and one of those pieces is getting some attention:

The King Edward VII Moustache Mug, manufactured in 1901 by Belleek China in Northern Ireland to commemorate the Coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, is a facial hair accessory celebrity, if that makes any sense.

"Moustache mugs have a special ledge across the top, referred to in Victorian days as a moustache guard. The moustache guard has a semicircle opening against the side of the cup, enabling a gentleman's moustache to remain dry while he sips his tea through the opening. They were very popular in Britain and the U.S through the turn of the century but as the Roaring 20s took hold, moustaches fell out of fashion and, alas, so did the moustache mug."

It seems to me that the market for this type of 'utensil' is currently wide open, just waiting for a moustachioed guy with a passion for tea or coffee. Or maybe even better, a moustache guard for PBR cans for all those hipsters...

Read the rest of the article: Unusual Piece of Antique Royal Wedding Memorabilia Generates Attention for British Retailer

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January 7, 2011

Gillette Young Guns Class of 2011: Exclusive Sneak Peek


The new Gillette Young Guns have been announced and their commercial airs this weekend, 1/8, during the first Wild Card game. The Gillette Young Guns represent the next class of great performers. These up-and-coming athletes were chosen based on their individual sporting accomplishments, future potential and strong leadership qualities.

The 2011 class includes: Football's Matt Ryan and Ray Rice, Baseball's Evan Longoria and Carlos González, and Auto Racing's Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch.

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January 6, 2011

Get a Free Protective Lip Balm with Every Order from Matte for Men

All orders from Matte for Men in the month of January will also receive a free Intense Mint Protective Lip Balm:


"Our lips are exposed to the elements every day and since it is easy to overlook the care of them, we made it easier than ever to protect them. Matte For Men Intense Mint Protective Lip Balm not only contains a sun protection factor of 15, but is also made with all-natural moisturizers to help keep your lips free from cracking and dryness. Our mint formula, made with essential oils of both peppermint and spearmint, leaves your mouth feeling cool, refreshed and clean."

Check out the full line of men's grooming and shaving products at Matte for Men.

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Facial Hair Fans: Magnificent Specimens 2011 Calendar


"Magnificent Specimens is a glimpse at photographer Dave Mead's extensive portrait series, featuring the 2009 World Beard & Mustache Championship contestants: a collection of some of the World's most elegant, most bizarre and most elaborate beards and mustaches. Photographed in Anchorage, Alaska in 2009, the portrait series has traveled the globe. Specimens has been exhibited in New York City, featured in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and on ABCNews.com."

Magnificent Specimens 2011 Wall Calendar

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January 4, 2011

News of the Obvious: Men Not Excited about Skin Care

From the Washington Post:

"Men of America, perhaps you missed the memo, but 2010 was supposed to be the year your grooming ritual was going to expand beyond the morning shave. A decade and a half beyond the advent of the metrosexual in the mid-'90s, graying baby boomers were supposed to lead the charge by embracing anti-aging serums, with the men and boys of generations X and Y finally adopting a skin-care regimen that consisted of something more than a wet washcloth and a bar of Ivory soap."

Read the rest of the article: Men are just not that excited about skin care

Image: kevindooley at Flickr

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The problem with men today


From the Guardian:

"At the age of 48, balding, stooping, disappointingly paunchy, with no dress sense, with one suit that I last wore five years ago to my dad's funeral, with minimal grasp of - as the French would put it - savoir vivre, I have decided it is time to up my game as a man.

Perhaps this is a mid-life crisis. Or, at least, one of the many that litter one's declining years. As a man, I have always felt like an amateur, a boy rather than the finished article. There is a scene that captures this in Seinfeld. Jerry and George are kvetching in a coffee shop. Jerry: "What are we doing? What in God's name are we doing?" George: "What?" Jerry: "Our lives! What kind of lives are these? We're like children. We're not men." George: "No, we're not. We're not men."

Read the rest of the article: I want to feel like a new man

Image: erix! at Flickr

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January 3, 2011

What's the greenest way to shave?


Ever wondered what method of shaving has the least impact on the environment?

"Here we face a classic environmental conundrum: Is it better to buy a more energy-intensive manufactured product that can provide years of reliable service or to keep replacing cheap, low-energy disposables."

The answer might surprise you. Read the full article at Slate: Trimming Your Carbon Footprint

Image: linh.ngân at Flickr

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Shaving Stuff Monthly Wrapup for December 2010

2011.jpgHappy New Year, and thank you for continuing to support us in our quest to give you good shaving and grooming info (plus some facial hair wackiness!).

So 2010 is over and done - another year in the bucket! But if you were too busy with holiday preparations to check out our posts at Shaving Stuff during December, here's the monthly recap:


Blogpire News


Electric Shaving

General News




Old School Shaving

Philips Norelco


Shaving Gifts



Image: cory schmitz at Flickr

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