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Men’s Underwear She Actually Wants You to Wear

I spent the better part of last week asking my female blogger friends what type of men’s underwear they like. Yep, it was uncomfortable as it sounds. But I figured with Valentine’s Day fast approaching (this Wednesday!) that it might not be a bad idea to get some answers.

Valentine’s Day Outfit Inspiration

Well, the romantic day is almost here. You’ve got her gifts picked out. Her flowers are ordered. You have everything you need ready to go. But what about you? Are you ready? Do you have your Valentine’s Day outfit picked out yet? In our focus to make Valentine’s Day as special as we can for out partners, we sometimes neglect ourselves. I know I have been guilty many times in the past of forgetting to take care of myself. So, I thought it might be a good idea to get a head start on some Valentine’s Day outfit ideas for both casual and dressy dates. I can already hear the chuckling from here. “Do guys really plan their outfits beforehand?” I do. Sometimes. When I want the night to be memorable. Does that mean I have everything laid out for two weeks sealed in a hermetic enclosure? No. Nevertheless, I definitely have an plan of what I am going to wear. I worked in the restaurant industry for years, and Valentine’s Day was always insane. To me the only day crazier was Mother’s Day. I still…

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for 2018

It’s that time of year again. Forget the holidays, Valentine’s Day is when more men struggle and scramble to pick out the perfect gift for their significant other. It’s such a challenge. I think there is so much social (media) pressure to choose the most romantic, most thoughtful, or most perfect presents. But here’s the real secret, it doesn’t have to be perfect, just sincere. Pay attention to what she likes, what her interests are. (If you aren’t doing that on a regular basis already, I would suggest starting.) However, sometimes we all need to get a little help. A few idea, as a jumping off point, can steer anyone in a more personalized direction. With that in mind, I’ve put together my Valentine’s Day gift guide for 2018. (Please keep in mind this is a guide geared toward straight men giving gifts to women, simply because that’s who I am, and that’s what I feel most confident in recommending.) Like I said above, it’s important to pay attention to your wife’s, girlfriend’s, significant…

Dressing with Style When It’s Cold Outside

Fall. Fall is so easy for dressing with style. I pop on an extra layer, leave my jacket open, and let my layers trap just enough heat to keep me warm. But dressing with style when it’s cold outside? For me that’s a much more difficult challenge. When it’s freezing, I only want to throw on my Patagonia jacket, lace up my duck boots, and journey out into the frozen tundra like some sort of half-assed, rejected cast member of Ski School (one of Dean Cameron’s best movies, by the way). I find that I really have to push myself out of my comfort zone when the mercury starts dropping. The desire to stay warm outweighs the desire to look good. But I have to constantly remind myself that there are clothes that will actually let me do both. I thought I would pull together two options, one casual and one business, for a little outfit inspiration in the coming two months or so of chilly temps. Casual Dressing with Style When It’s Cold Outside Obviously, the first thing I reach for on cold mornings when getting dressed are…

Strike Gold Shave Nixon Shaving Soap Review

It happens at least once a day. My Instagram notifications pop up with a live video announcement from Strike Gold Shave. Frank Misa likes to pop into my day with a little behind the scenes and the occasional promo or contest for one of his soaps or razors. When he reached out to me to try one of his shaving soaps, I was definitely interested in seeing what he had to offer. Frank graciously sent me a sample of the Strike Gold Nixon shaving soap. Strike Gold Shave Fragrance This shaving soap offers a really pleasant fragrance that’s not too strong or too light. It may be on the lighter side of my preferences, but I like this strong ones. This fragrance is a real crowd pleaser for all scent strength preferences. I was picking up a citrus-floral scent, but I couldn’t quite place it, so I reached out to Frank and he described it as a sweet and sour blend of Sorrento lemons, sugar cane, and lemon zest. This is a wonderfully fresh scent perfect for any morning shave. Strike Gold Shave Lather I have one small complaint in regards to building lather with…

Outfit of the Day: December 18, 2017

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Atto Primo Shaving Brush Review

Atto Primo reached out to me in the early fall to try and review their two shaving brushes. I had never heard of this company before, and, as always, I was thrilled to get to try something new. I have to also thank Atto Primo for their patience. They were one of several brands to submit their products for review prior to November, and they were completely understanding and supportive of my participation in No Shave November. I appreciate their willingness to wait for me. So, let’s get into what makes up an Atto Primo shaving brush. Atto Primo actually sent me two shaving brushes; their black horse hair brush and their gold boar brush. So first, I’ll break down the similar features then get into what I though of each brush individually. Both brushes are big. The loft for each is 64mm, which is pretty impressive holding a fair amount of water and lather. I have only ever reviewed one other brush with a bigger knot. The aluminum handles really shine on both of these brushes too. They have wonderful weight and balance, but aren’t too heavy. I also found the grip to…