What I didn’t realize while it was happening in the 1980s and 90s, and even up until this year, was how successfully Public Enemy branded themselves in an era when “branding” wasn’t a buzzword or something that everyone was trying to build, bereft of skill as they may be.
Even today, if you blast Public Enemy in your office at what is considered more than a reasonable volume, it will likely be received as a “statement” of some kind, just like when you hear a commercial for the latest U2 album and know there must be a new Apple product out.
Iconic still today, sunglass company Arnette Eyewear launched a limited edition Public Enemy Collection as a part of both its “Uncommon Projects” initiative and the 25th Anniversary of the song, “Fight the Power.”
Built on the classic look of Arnette’s Witch Doctor frame, the glasses come with interchangeable black and white arms that feature the logo on one side and the classic “Public Enemy” name on the other.
The interchangeable arms and their coolness cannot be understated. When I was feeling a little lower key, yet still crisp, smooth and badass, I rocked the black arms. But when I felt vibrant, outgoing and flashy, the white arms absolutely killed it.
From the minute I pulled the shades out of the box, the quality was apparent. Sturdy and perfectly weighted, even though the arms are removable, you are not sacrificing quality for vanity or flexibility. The arms are solid and there is a special key you have to use to take them off.
But how do these glasses function “in the field?” I needed a suitable testing environment to really gauge the impact of these glasses. So, I took them with me on my trip to the town that Bud Light built, “Whatever, USA” and wore them for the entire weekend.
On a first date with a hot babe, whether you’re five or 85, you’ve got to use everything in your arsenal to seal the deal.
Axe and Philips Norelco have your back, so you can “make love, not war.”
57% of women said “Sexy Stubble” is the most popular look, followed by clean-shaven at 31%. Philips Norelco and AXE have teamed up to create a line of awesome shaving and grooming tools.
The first component of the survival kit is the AXE Smooth Things Over Face Wash. Even if you are the smoothest man in the world, with a can of smoothness on the ready, AXE will help you prep your skin with the unique Peace fragrance.
Number two (“Who does number two WORK FOR?!) is the AXE Smooth Things Over Shave Gel, made for a clean shave or for tidying up below your neck area.
Numero tres is the AXE Philips Norelco Shave & Groom kit. AXE & Norelco will double team your face like Dennis Rodman and Jean-Claude Van Damme. All in the name of cutting every hair on your body smoove off.
Number four like Brett Favre and his “Weinergate” scandal, lets you trim your stubble perfectly with up to 20 settings. You can go from Tank Abbott to a Scott Disick in five milliseconds.
Axe and Philips Norelco have done all they can to set you up for the most sexually progressive night of your life. But getting laid is your job – and we’re rooting for you.
Are you a straight-up “Beardsman?” Think you can hang with the Jack Passion’s of the beard-iverse? Well let me hip you to a facial hair PED that is employed on the court of the game called “Real Life.”
The oils come in a flask to look super #BA when you’re applying product in public. Can You Handlebar is made for the man (generally, but the lady cashier at the “Save-U-Less” with the wicked chin-scratch is welcome, too) who maintains a one-of-a-kind look, whether he’s sporting a Tom Selleck, Wyatt Earp, or Kimbo Slice. Like this dude:
Can You Handlebar oil is made from Vitamin E, coconut oil, local bees wax (local to Michigan), and comes in three rugged scents–Wisdom, Initiative, and Temperance. All products are made by hand.
Visit the website at www.canyouhandlebar.com. Let’s reclaim the public beardspace from the hipsters.
Much has changed for Lebron James this summer as he finally righted a wrong by returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers after leaving in pretty lame fashion four years ago.
Now we see that Lebron has a new hairline as well. We’re all for hair restoration if that’s what makes you feel better, and apparently Lebron agrees. We’re not sure what procedure he used, and I suspect he’ll be asked at some point. But the difference is pretty stark, and frankly it looks pretty damn good!
— STASHED® (@theSTASHED) September 17, 2014
The Old Spice Robot burst onto the scene by expounding on the benefits of using Old Spice deodorant, body wash and shampoo together in the Old Spice “Smell Like a Man from Head to Toes” campaign.
Yesterday, Old Spice launched a brand new weekly sports internet talk show called “4th and Touchdown,” in which the Old Spice robot discusses an array of topics with some of the NFL’s most dynamic stars.
The online series launched yesterday with New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees in the chair opposite the Robot, answering some truly absurd and amazing questions only a mandroid could love.
Over the next four weeks, Old Spice will debut a new “4th and Touchdown” every Monday at 12pm ET on the brand’s YouTube and Facebook pages, where NFL fans can watch the Old Spice robot (attempt to) interview a different NFL player each week, including: Drew Brees (QB, New Orleans Saints), Earl Thomas (Safety, Seattle Seahawks), A.J. Green (WR, Cincinnati Bengals), and Jamaal Charles (RB, Kansas City Chiefs)
Here is a preview of what to expect: