September 30, 2009

Put a Moustache Mug in Front of Your Mug

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"Enjoy effortlessly masquerading behind a character moustache while drinking your favourite tea or coffee. Every mug has a different design on each side to explore your favourite masculine expression! Choose between feisty Fu-Magnum, ambigues Mustafa-Chaplin and cheeky Maurice-Poirot!"

Moustache mugs available from Peter Ibruegger.

Via DesignBoom

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September 11, 2009

Grab a Couple of Grooming Books

W. Verestchagin.jpgI'm guessing that most of us aren't rocking the beard like this guy, but when you're not busy trying to look your best, you can read about grooming tips with one of these three great books:

Esquire The Handbook of Style: A Man's Guide to Looking Good:

"Each year, the editors of Esquire produce a special issue of the magazine devoted to men's style called The Big Black Book, which has been wildly successful. Using the same pragmatic, highly illustrated approach, and laced with Esquire's trademark humor, Esquire The Handbook of Style brings readers vital information on every aspect of a man's wardrobe, from suits and shirts, to shoes and neckties, to watches and other accessories. The style-minded reader will find useful advice on suit fabrics and cuts, the right kind of trousers for his build, the essential outerwear to own, how to dress properly for an occasion, how to tie a tie, how to pack for a trip, grooming strategies, and much, much more. A compact and sophisticated accessory in its own right, Esquire The Handbook of Style will be the style bible for the well-dressed man for years to come."

GROOMING SECRETS FOR MEN: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO LOOKING AND FEELING YOUR BEST:

"Grooming Secrets For Men is loaded with at-home techniques that will help you improve your appearance immediately. After trying David's amazing solutions, you will know how to have terrific looking skin at any age, how to tame unwanted body hair, and how to look your best in all situations. Grooming Secrets For Men is the first step to a better you. Become that man today and start impressing your friends, colleagues, and love interests."

OK, this one's not about grooming, per se, but makes a great conversation piece:One Thousand Beards:

"Allan Peterkin's One Thousand Beards: A Cultural History of Facial Hair traces the beard's (and the razor's) storied past, including styles, regulations and cultural significance from the ancient Egyptians to the present day. The breezy and concise illustrated volume also covers the various religious meanings of beards, facial hair in gay culture, bearded ladies and the beard as interpreted by Freud. Peterkin includes instructions for washing, dying, trimming and shaving all kinds of beards from Amish-style to the Franz Josef."


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August 12, 2009

Leisureguy's Guide to Gourmet Shaving Now in 3rd. Edition

gourmet-shaving.jpgThe Leisureguy, Michael Ham, has just published the third edition of Shaving Made Enjoyable, so if you're looking for a resource to find more enjoyment in your routine, you'll want to pick up this book.

"The third edition of the complete beginner's guide to traditional wetshaving---brush, shaving cream, safety razor with double-edged blade. The book is complete in itself, but it also includes links to a host of resources on the Web to complement the book. Sources are provided for all you need to get started."

Copies are only $11.95, and are available at www.gourmetshaving.com.

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June 4, 2009

All-Natural Father's Day Gift Ideas 2009

everymanjackkit.jpgGot a dad, husband, or father who's concerned about the environment? A green guy?

Take a look at these all-natural Father's Day Gift Ideas:

Old Post Road Oils: Eco-Friendly Shaving Lubricant

"We created No. 4 Shaving Soap because we believe shaving foam has become obsolete. Natural soap provides the best lubrication for shaving. But not just any natural soap; it has to be extraordinarily mild.

The slightest bit of harshness will burn a face. And natural soaps today don't pass muster. That's why we developed No. 4 specifically for shaving. We threw out all the conventional wisdom and blended a natural soap that gives the fullness of lubrication without any of the harshness."

Every Man Jack Four of a Kind Kit - Fragrance Free: Dermatologist Tested, Fragrance Free, Ideal for Sensitive Skin

RetroRazor: A Greener and Cheaper Way to Shave

"The RetroRazor handle will last for years, and replacement blades cost at least 90 percent less than cartridges. Blades will run most users between 15 and 75 cents per week. Safety razor blades have very little packaging or materials, almost 97% less waste!

Kiss My Face Moisture Shave Fragrance Free:

"Fragrance Free Moisture Shave contains a moisturizing formula with antiseptic Peppermint to cool and stimulate, emollients Olive Oil and Coconut Oil and Aloe Vera for healing. Goldenseal heals and acts as an antiseptic. Arnica aids circulation. PH Balanced, contains no animal ingredients, no artificial colors."

Preserve Razor Triple: Recycled and Recyclable:

"If you shave with a cartridge razor, consider switching to the Preserve Razor Triple as a nod to the 'green' movement. Recycline makes the handles from 100% recycled plastics, including at least 65% recycled Stonyfield Farm yogurt cups, and provides a postage-paid label to mail in your worn-out or broken handle to be recycled. The recycled handles get a second life as plastic lumber for park benches, decks, etc."

More Father's Day Gift Ideas from Shaving Stuff


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May 27, 2009

Father's Day 2009 Gift Ideas

fathersday.jpgFather's Day is coming up quickly - the date for Father's Day 2009 is June 21st - and gift ideas for dads, fathers, and husbands are being suggested fast and furiously in the media. So when you come to Shaving Stuff, what do you think we're gonna suggest for a Father's Day gift? That's right. Shaving gifts!

My picks for gift ideas for Father's Day:

For the gadget guy, pick up the ultimate shaving gadget, the Braun Pulsonic Series 7.

Guys like gadgets.

Manly, easy in the hand, full of buttons, useful gadgets.

For the man who loves a well made tool, grab a Merkur safety razor.

The Merkur feels great in the hand - solid and hefty, like a good tool should. It's a thing of beauty.

For the headshaver in the family, give him the HeadBlade:

Maybe your hairline is receding, or maybe you're a cage fighter, or maybe you just need a new spring look. Whatever the reason, if you're going to be scraping your skull with a razor on a regular basis, you're going to need a tool that works its wonders without taking forever to get the job done.

Is he hairy? Needs to do some manscaping? The Philips BodyGroom is one of the best selling grooming tools on the market, and it consistently scores 4 out of 5 stars on customer reviews. You can't go wrong with that.

Maybe you just want to pamper him with a luxurious shave cream, in which case you'll want to check out the Speick Men Shave Cream.

It smells out of this world - manly and earthy, with a hint of lavender. The shave itself was very smooth, and the cream contains beeswax and glycerin for a gentle, moisturizing feeling.

I also highly recommend the Jack Black Supreme Creme Triple Cushion Shave Lather. It's thick and rich, and kind of nutty. What other shave cream has macadamia nut oil in it?

Men who shave in the shower will love the ShavWet - a very handy shaving mirror, fog-free, and fits in a travel bag nicely.

Does he rock the goatee? Give him a GoateeSaver to help him keep it in line.

Maybe your dad, husband, or son doesn't shave? How about a beard shirt?

No matter who you're buying a gift for this Father's Day, you're sure to stumble across some great suggestions in our archives.

Remember, only a month to go, so start looking now!

Image: FABIOLA MEDEIROS- direção de arte at Flickr

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February 9, 2009

Manscaping Monday: Valentine's Day Deals

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Ladies, this Valentine's Day, get your man the tools they need to keep that manscape under control. Bachelors, go ahead and treat yourself to some new gear this year. You're worth it.

From the face to the back, from nose to ear, the removal of unwanted hair is serious business. The market is full of shaving devices, some tame, some lame, and some that'll make you blush. If it grows hair, someone will invent a way to remove it.

Right now there are some deals to help you save a buck while keeping the manscape well groomed.

First, from now until February 28, get the Andis Professional 04710 T-Outliner Personal Trimmer, normally $56, for only $36 (plus free shipping) by entering coupon code ANDSFEB9. That's almost half off, and probably the lowest price you'll see for a while on that. The Andis is ideal for trimming necks, beards, mustaches, and edging around ears.

Next, the Panasonic Sonic-2 Men's Pro-Curve Wet / Dry Shaver is only $19.99 at Newegg.com with free shipping. No coupons or rebates necessary, just a good razor at a great price.

Over at urth, get free shipping on orders over $50 through February 12 with the coupon code "love" at checkout. Recommended: Man's Best Friend Kit, with Face Wash, Shave Formula, Face Balm SPF 15, and Face Scrub, for a superb grooming experience.

For neck and upper back grooming, the Swerve Neck Razor is the ticket. Get $1 off each single or triple pack of Swerve with the coupon code REFERNOW.

Get a free MANGROOMER Essential Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer with the purchase of the Private Body Shaver. Just add both to your cart and then enter coupon code MNGRMFB9 at checkout. That's a $15 value.

Meritline.com has a 10-in-1 Stainless Steel Manicure Kit for $8.49 (and free shipping) with the coupon code "M24803615POFF", until February 20th. It contains two nail clippers, tweezers, scissors, nail file, cuticle pusher, and more, in a leather case.

And finally, for the newbie old-school shaver, try Taylor of Old Bond Street Avocado Shaving Cream for a 'stimulating' and moisturizing lather that contains 'herbal aromatics' to soothe your skin. No deals right now on this, but put it on your wish and watch lists if you can't flip for the $18 today.

Image: Elaron at Flickr under Creative Commons License

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December 19, 2008

Billy Jealousy Gets Personal With Gifts

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In the age of big corporations and outsourced phone support, it's nice to come across a company that still has a personal touch. Today only, buy $40 worth of grooming products from Billy Jealousy (at their site) and you and a friend will both receive a free 2oz bottle of Hydroplane shaving cream (which is one of the absolute best shaving creams out there, and we should know).

Here's the personal part - place your order on billyjealousy.com, then send an email to Melissa at Billy Jealousy telling her the name and address of the friend you'd like the Hydroplane to go to, and she'll make it happen. What? No online impersonal form? No faceless click? I'm so not used to interacting with people the way. It feels weird... and good, at the same time.

We've purposely not mentioned Melissa's email address, but you should be able to figure it out, Sherlock. If not, click the picture above for an expanded view and look in the lower left corner. Damn you spammers! You have to make everything difficult.

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December 17, 2008

Holiday Deals From Anthony Logistics For Men

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Anthony over at Logistics for Men has been going nuts with the holiday emails and specials. Seems I'm getting several emails a week about gifts and promo codes. So here's the latest - enter "SHIP2008" at checkout and receive free shipping on all orders from now presumably until Christmas.

They've got their gift guide set up by type of man in your life -

Gifts for you and the husband. How very progressive.

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November 24, 2008

Best4Men's "Best Shave Ever" Men's Shaving Kit

bestshaveerer.jpgIf our Shaving Stuff Holiday Gift Guide wasn't enough for you, the experts at Best4Men have put together a couple gift packs of harmonious grooming products. In particular, we like their Best Shave Ever - Men's Shaving Kit ($63), which contains

  • Pre-Shave Oil by Anthony For Men
  • Shave Cream by Billy Jealousy
  • After-Shave Balm by Billy Jealousy

And yes, the Eagle Creek Pack-It Half Cube bag comes with, and yes, there's free shipping. Holiday shopping made easy.

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November 21, 2008

The Shaving Stuff 2008 Holiday Gift Guide

holiday_guide.jpgThe holiday season is upon us once again, and it's time for all of you to start stimulating the economy. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to spend your way out of this economic crisis, one gift at at time! OK, maybe not the soundest advice, but there will be some people you still want to buy for, and some who will still be expecting a gift. Aside from the electric razors we've tried to keep most things below $50 on this year's holiday gift guide.

Shaving Cream
Here's a list of tried-and-true winners as well as a couple choice brands we shaved with over the last year worthy of their company. Any of these shaving products will elevate your shave to new levels of comfort, closeness, and class.
The Art of Shaving - $38
Sharp's - $45
Billy Jealousy - $50
MENSGROOM - $52
MenScience - $55
ZIRH - $59
Baxter of California - $60
Ritual - $79
Peter Thomas Roth - $100
Gentlemen's Refinery - $199
John Allan's - $245

Still not seeing it? Surf on over to the Details for Men gift kit page and see what strikes your fancy.

Cartridge Razors
I'm still loving the powered razors. A little vibration goes a long way toward a smooth and comfortable shave. The Gillette Fusion may trump Schick on number of blades, but the Quattro's now got this kick-ass trimmer for keeping your whiskers or sideburns in line.
Gillette Fusion Power - $10.99
Schick Quattro Titanium Trimmer - $12.49

On the other ends of the spectra, we recommend the environmentally conscience Recycline razor, and the experimental Rolling Razor.
Recycline Preserve Triple Razor - $7.49
Rolling Razor - $14.95

Electric Razors
Same group as last year, only the Braun Pulsonic has been rebranded the Series 7. Still the top of the line traditional electric razor in my book. If rotary is your game, choose between either the wet/dry lubricant-dispensing Moisture Shaving System, or the more classic arcitec.
Braun Series 7 - $227
Philips Norelco Moisture Shaving System - $129
Philips Norelco arcitec - $219

Pubic Shaving
The BodyGroom is still going strong, now with a professional edition with "high-performance trimmer attachment", as well as another set of hysterical videos worthy of a Webby. And if completely bare is where you're headed, there's still no beating the Cleancut - the #1 choice in the porn industry.
Philips Norelco Bodygroom - $49.99
Seiko Cleancut - $67

Head Shaving
Just like you wouldn't shave downstairs without the proper equipment, you don't want to shave the roof without the proper tools. Get the gear designed for your noggin.
Headblade - $10.99
Remington Short Cut Clipper - $28.49
Sharps Mission: Control Bald Head Balm SPF 15 - $24

Nose Shaving
As you get older, your hair follicles move from the top of your head to your nose and ears. It's a scientifically proven fact. Look it up. I just finished the Wikipedia page on it. These tools will help you combat the forsaken follicle foliage.
Groom Mate Platinum XL Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer - $18.88
Philips Norelco Nose and Ear Trimmer - $12.99

Back Shaving
A year later and I still don't want to talk about it. If you know a guy who needs one of these, just do him a favor - buy it for him, and give it to him while no one else is in the room.
MANGROOMER - $39.95

Shaving Accessories
Nicks and cuts come at exactly the wrong time. Your dopp kit needs a Nick Stick for fast healing after a particularly brutal shave. And while I still haven't made peace with the goatee, I have to admire the ingenuity which went into the Goatee Saver. Somebody's got to get us out of this economic mess.
The Nick Stick - $5.95
The Goatee Saver - $19.99

Books
Leisureguy continues to update his tome and put my work to shame. Get the straight dope on old-school shaving techniques and all the current soaps, oils, and creams that go with them.
Leisureguy's Guide to Gourmet Shaving: Shaving Made Enjoyable, Second Edition - $11.65
Sharp Practice: The Real Man's Guide to Shaving - $4.89
The Great American Bathroom Book - $20

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