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December 19, 2011

New Year, New Look? Variations on the Goatee

goateeboy.jpgIs it time for a new look? Consider the goatee, but don't just stick to the basics:

"The Goatee can create a look of mystery or distinction. It can also do a great job of hiding the double chin (well, maybe just from the front)! Regardless, it's a beard style that carries a commanding tone because it brings attention to the mouth, especially when speaking. And for men that like to be heard and noticed, this is a great beard style choice."

Read more: The Goatee: variations on the style

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November 8, 2011

The Mustached American Tax Incentive: STACHE Act

Tax policy professor Dr. John Yeutter and the American Mustache Institute have proposed a "Stimulus To Allow Critical Hair Expenses", or the STACHE Act, to provide up to a $250.00 annual tax incentive for Mustached Americans. The reason? According to the proposal, "the social and environmental benefits to mustache growth and maintenance provide a service to the U.S. economy."

"Given the clear link between the growing and maintenance of mustaches and incremental income, it appears clear that mustache maintenance costs qualify for and should be considered as a deductible expense related to the production of income under Internal Revenue Code Section 212." - Dr. John Yeutter, Ph.D., CFP®, Associate Professor of Accounting and Tax Policy at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, in his White Paper "Mustached Americans And The Triple Bottom Line.

Find out more and sign the petition here: STACHE Act: The Mustached American Tax Incentive

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October 20, 2011

Why does God Like Facial Hair?

jesusbeard.jpgFrom Slate:

"Although beards appear repeatedly in religious texts, God never explicitly tells us why they're so holy. In the absence of any divine exposition, many theologians have posited that a hairy face is a symbol of masculinity bestowed upon men by God."

Read the rest: Why Does God Love Beards?

Image: biblevector at Flickr

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October 19, 2011

Get Your Free Razor from Raz*War

iwantmyfreekit.jpgRaz*War is giving away free shaving kits, but only until October 31st, so the time is getting short to claim yours.

Why are they doing this?

"Consumers are fed up being ripped off since years by the giants of the razor industry. More blades is often synonym of more expensive products.Today they are looking for a change. It is well known that razors and razor blades are extremely expensive. Enter a store and pay attention to the prices! We know that people want to buy this kind of products online but they are often afraid of being disappointed with the quality or the delivery of these products. In order to bring answers to these concerns and to lower the risks for the consumers, Raz*War is launching the "I want my free kit" campaign.

To qualify, you need to go to I want my free kit and follow the instructions there (it's pretty simple).

Once you do, you'll receive the Black Edition Discovery Kit, which includes a razor handle, a 4-blade cartridge with open flow technology, and a gift voucher.

Pretty sweet, eh?

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September 27, 2011

What Your Facial Hair Says about You

5670304157_7ae0af9ed8.jpgFrom Guyism:

"Experimentation is a part of becoming a man. I mean haven't you ever wondered what it would feel like to have those coarse wiry hairs dangling all over your lips or to have that ultimate symbol of manliness spread all over your face, keeping you warm during those cold, cold nights? Yes, growing a beard is a rite of passage for every man."

Read the full article: 16 types of facial hair and what they say about you

Image: gabriel amadeus at Flickr

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August 22, 2011

Great Facial Hair: A Guide to the Second Bearded Age



"Fact: There's a period of American history known as the Bearded Age. It started when Abraham Lincoln, having been elected, said to his barber: "Billy, let's give them a chance to grow." The trend stuck. Over the next 50 years, every man (but one) in the Oval Office had some form of facial hair. Public officials aside, we now acknowledge a second Bearded Age. Here's a tip sheet for getting it right."

Read the full article: A Guide to Great Facial Hair

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August 17, 2011

The Expert Weighs in on How to Choose an App

From The Expert.

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August 8, 2011

Choosing a Shaving Brush


From Ape to Gentleman:

"Lets talk about shaving brushes for a moment. You may think they're old fashioned or foppish but the truth is using a shaving brush can make a huge difference in the quality of your shave. Unfortunately selecting and using a shaving brush can be a little confusing to the uninitiated. So let's start with trying to make a little sense out of the options.

Read the rest: Mastery of the Shaving Brush: Part 1 - Choosing your Brush

Image: tibchris at Flickr

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July 29, 2011

Why do the Amish Wear Beards with No Moustaches?

File this under "Things I didn't know I didn't know."

"Today I found out why Amish men grow beards but not mustaches.

While mustaches are not allowed, beards are practically a requirement among the Amish due to beards being common among men in the Bible."

Find out more: Why Amish Men Grow Beards But Not Mustaches

Image: badoir at Flickr

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July 19, 2011

The Hipster Advantage

From AskMen:

"The whole hipster look -- and the look is about 90% of what a hipster is -- strikes us as a costume, a distraction from the truth that there is no deeper truth. A zebra acting like it's not a horse. Wyatt Earp wearing a handlebar moustache meant "don't f*ck with me, I'm a dangerous gunslinger." The silliness of the facial hair was counterweighted by the gravity of the dude. If Iggy Pop wants to wear skintight jeans, well, the man's earned it. When hipsters appropriate these bits of culture's past, it seems somehow goofy and cynical. We don't like it.

But a Better Man has to admit a good thing when he sees it, and hipsters sure know how to hang out and have a good time on the cheap -- this is mostly what they do, after all. We can get down with that, especially in times like this, when money's tight."

Read the rest: In Praise Of The Hipster

Image: Lorena Cupcake at Flickr

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July 18, 2011

BRUT Launches News Network

brutbnn.jpgBRUT has just launched the BRUT News Network (BNN), their own news network featuring original video content which is said to be "part sports, part humor".

"The BNN features the latest Internet videos along with commentary on hot topics and discussions that often include the insight of America's #1 sports talk radio host and sports expert, Jim Rome, via frequent cameo appearances. The two BNN hosts, Bob and Ned, who love sports, explosions and people falling down as much as the next guy, grab audience's attention by providing two minute videos of comic relief with episodes featuring topics such as Parkour, extreme sports fails, office pranks, and much more."

Check it out at

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June 3, 2011

Vote for the Best Civil War Facial Hair

civilwarfacialhair.JPG is asking readers to vote on "Who had the best civil war facial hair?"

"Among the many officers who fought in the U.S. Civil War, who wore their beard, mustache, mutton chops or sideburns the best?"

Check it out and vote here: Best Civil War Facial Hair

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May 25, 2011

Photo Contest: How Do You Get Your Edge?

edgeshavepromo.JPGEdge Shave Gel is giving away $100 gift cards every week, and a chance to win a $1500 gift card package, simply for uploading your photos:

"Life is always throwing new challenges at you. Edge® Shave Gel helps get you prepared for the start of each day. From surfing the North Shore to nailing that presentation you've been working on, show us what motivates you or helps you get your edge to get a chance to win great prizes."

Enter the Edge contest here: Faces of Edge

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May 9, 2011

The GUYDE Report, from Made Man


Ever wonder if your daily habits are in line with those of other men? Check out the GUYDE Report, from Made Man:

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