5 Things You Can Do Right Now To Boost Your Style

Tame those quills! 1. Use half as much hair product as you’re currently using. Almost every guy I talk to or see, has way too much product in their hair.  Hair looks better when you or someone else can run their fingers through it, not when you have a hair helmet or half a gallon of “goop” in it or look like a porcupine.  Fortunately this problem has a very simple solution.  Next time you are getting ready to style your hair, put half of the product back in the container before you put it in your hair.  And when you put the hair product in, run your fingers through the back of your hair first.  Remember: you can always add more, but you can’t take any out. 2. Pick a cologne and stick with it for a month. I tend to rotate through a few colognes during the year, but I try to keep them seasonal.  So, I don’t have a true “signature scent” that I wear day in and day out, and I don’t suggest you do either.  What I do suggest is that you have…

Proraso Pre-Shave Review

The first thing I noticed about the Proraso Pre-Shave Cream upon opening the jar is that it is unlike any other pre-shave I have used or seen before.  It’s a cream, not an oil.  It has a bit of a menthol smell.  It looks like it would be too thick to use.  These difference combine to contribute to a truly remarkable shaving experience.  Just an almond-sized dollop on my finger is all I needed to bump the quality of my shave ten-fold. While the cream appears thick in the jar, once I got a little on my fingers it felt much lighter and very slick.  I massaged a little gently in my palms before applying it to my face in a circular motion.  A little water was all I needed to wash the excess cream off my hands.  This alone was much easier than most oils.  The smell of menthol definitely perked me up too.   I let this sit on for a few minutes while I started my lather, and once I was ready I lathered whatever cream or soap I was using right over…

Let’s Be Honest…

Let’s be honest… You’re not Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Matthew McConaughey or Bradley Cooper.  Well, if you are, please spread the word on this blog as much as possible.  But, most likely, you aren’t.  You don’t have an army or stylists, tailors, trainers, nutritionists or publicists helping you look as perfect as possible every time you step out the front door.  It’s ok, neither do I.  What I do try to have is honesty.  Honesty about my style, my hair, my skin, my body, my clothes, etc. I try not to force those things to be something they aren’t. One of the most important factors in looking your best (and as a result, feeling your best) is finding what works best for you.  Sure, it’s great to say you have a 34 inch waist on your pants.  Except for one problem: you have a 36 in waist on your body.  Well, now you’re squeezing into pants that are just too small for you, and it shows.  Your shirt is untucking as a result.  The seat of your dress pants are too tight, and they just split right before a meeting…

Welcome to Tailor and Barber!

Welcome to Tailor and Barber!    Our goal is to become the Internet’s premier resource for men’s style and grooming.  We want to be a resource that is helpful, educational and resourceful serving all men who want to improve their style and have questions or difficulties with their grooming regimen.      For centuries men had to enlist the services of tailors and barbers to improve their style.  While we wholeheartedly endorse those services, we do realize that men can take more control of their daily “look” by looking for more properly fitted clothes, wet shaving at home, shining their own shoes, etc.  So, we created Tailor and Barber as a resource for men who want to take control of those areas in their lives.    We come from backgrounds that include large and small companies, formal and casual work environments and industries that include Wall Stree, legal agencies, restaurant management and medical sales.  The one truth that extends beyond all of these industries is that how you look matters.  Baggy khakis and a poofy button down shirt are not going to cut it anymore.  You may not like…

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