16 days into Movember 2012, and taches up and down the land are starting to look like Basil Brush’s tail. Mo maintenance ain’t easy but, for a prostate cancer bashing worthy cause, men up and down the land are persevering, battling through the bedtime rebukes of their partners and the back-of-the-bus jibes from school kids. Thankfully, Gillette have spotted that a …
We’re five days into Movember 2012, the charity campaign that sees blokes growing a moustache to raise awareness of the dangers of prostate cancer. If you’re taking part, but have ended up with a tache more like Basil Brush’s tail than a finely groomed Errol Flynn number, you’ll be pleased to hear that Gillette are opening up a unique pop-up …
What do you think of when someone says to you “Arnold Schwarzenegger?” I think of a man fist-fighting with the Predator, an amnesiac on Mars on a mission to “give this people der air” (sic), a time travelling robot assassin who knows now why you cry, though it’s something he can never do. What definitely does not spring to mind …
With the annual prostate cancer ‘Movember’ moustache-growing fundraiser kicking off in just under a month, it’s time to start looking at some new products to keep your extraneous facial hair in line. Today we’ve got the Gillette Fusion ProGlider Styler to show you, a 3-in-1 styling tool “based on performance driven design.” Offering a precision edging blade, it’ll let …
Rock ‘n’ roll can be broken down as follows: 10% fashion, 10% music and 110% HAIR. We know that adds up to 130%. That’s why we’re writing for a fashion site and aren’t quantum physicists. But it also acts to highlight just how important good hair can be in the making of a musical and cultural icon, and cementing the status …
Razors at the ready folks; a new scientific study claims to have proven that your chin chaff is about as attractive as draping a mangy cat over your face and then combing yesterday’s porridge through it. OK, so that may be a tad extreme, but there’s a fair amount of research backing up the anti-beard brigade this time. Haven’t we …
Last month the guys over at Stargazer sent us some of their natural hair wax to test out. Overall we thought it was a great product. The packaging has a wonderful retro feel that made us think of classic barber shops and 50’s styling. These practical tins also make it easy to slipped into a bag or kept in your …
This month one of our reviewers, Joe, kindly tested out the monthly box scheme for male grooming essentials – “Men Are Useless.” For about the same price as you would pay at the shops, Men are Useless will do all your essential toiletry shopping for you, box it up and deliver it through your letter box. Read Joe’s full review …
Back when she started out, Karen Elson had her eyebrows infamously off-ed at the suggestion of Steven Meisel. She catapulted to international fame fronting high-fashion campaigns and covers from W magazine to Italian Vogue. All this would suggest that the loss of one’s eyebrows is actually rather beneficial- a debate being started over on the Daily Mail website. In the latest Givenchy advert, model Adriana Lima shows off a pair of bleached brows and the Daily Mail is as always on the attack.
It looks as if, this summer, you will be mercilessly defined by your haircut. We’ve outlined a few of the trendiest, the possible need for back up in a can, and now, I have a new look. This piece of major hairspiration comes in the form of the ‘Pale Fountain’ editorial in the latest issue of Crash magazine.
Kiss and Make Up‘s Zara on jaw defining shaving cream:
If 2008 was the year that mancake rose to power, 2009 has solidified the metrosexuals place in society. We’ve featured the rise of Ab Gel and manscara, well now there’s another potion available for the looks obsessed male. It’s a shaving cream that promises to define the jaw as well as help you whisk away stray hairs.
Yesterday, I was on my way to Gatwick after a holiday in Brighton and the radio came on with Jimmy Carr talking about such things as ‘Guyliner’ and ‘Manscara.’ It turned out that Carr had himself been wearing these rather controversial at the Elle Style Awards on Monday night and he explained that “you can’t polish a turd but you can sprinkle glitter on it.”
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Doesn’t Fiddy scrub up well? From coke dealer to primped popstar I guess it doesn’t come as that much of a surprise to learn that 50 Cent is planning to release a range of cosmetics for men. Jean Paul Gaultier’s heralded the acceptance of male cosmetics into the mainstream, (and also a hilarious video or two courtesy of Stuart and Sean) and now Curtis James Jackson III is joining the bandwagon.
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At a recent friend’s birthday one of the presents which got the most attention was Mr Taylor’s Moustache Wax.
The friend in question does indeed sport a ‘stache and the wax helps him keep it in shape with the merest hint of a handlebar curve at the sides.
Beauty expert Zara gives us the ‘need to knows’ on Lynx Bullet: Deodorants aren’t the most exciting things in the world, nut with nifty add campaigns and entertaining TV virals, Lynx has carved out a niche in the market. Their latest development is for the Bullet, their new pocket sized can that can create the ‘Lynx Effect’ when you’re out and about.
Traditionally part of a gent’s grooming kit, a proper hairbrush is a real treat for the hair and scalp and fits perfectly with our current ‘trad but modern’ zeitgeist.
Facial hair, like formal dressing, shows no signs of losing fashion popularity anytime soon. There’s been a definite move though from full beard (though I don’t see those disappearing either) to statment moustache. What started out as a novelty item worn only by the genuine fashion freak or professional showman has started to edge towards the mainstream. In terms of the former, Issue 2 of Buck magazine featured Frederick Blood-Royale from the New York band Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man (and ex-beau of Peaches Geldoff) resplendently moustachioed.
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Merry Christmas Brandish Readers!
With the H&M CDG, Andrew Price’s Priceless range for Topman and Giles for New Look collabs, Gareth Pugh’s forthcoming men’s range and people like Andre Benjamin upping the style stakes it’s been a great year for menswear (let’s just gloss over the Wishroom’s men’s bra!)
If you’ve opened your presents, had a sip of Buck’s Fizz and eaten your way through a tin of Roses’ Chocs and are still bored then enter our Great Christmas Giveaway!
I would want nothing more for Christmas than to be gently woken up by these two guys handing me a steaming mug of tea as they pick out my outfit.
AskMen.com has recently proved to be a good source of interesting and insightful fashion features (at least once you’ve clicked through such literary gems as “Is a 3-some really worth it?” and an “Is Britney actually Hot?” poll.) A look at their Fashion section resulted in me reading a great article by P.A Parfond, the site’s weekly fashion correspondent, entitled “Shaving Tips From Moroccan Street Shavers.”
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