During this past Sunday’s Packers and Vikings overtime tie, the Fox camera kept cutting to the Packers sideline and showing a man that I assumed was an equipment manager on the sideline.
But it was no equipment manager; it was Packers stud QB Aaron Rodgers, sporting a moustache that would make any maintenance man proud.
I marveled at the thickness of it. If a man can grow a superior moustache, it’s his obligation to society to maintain it, if only for the kids.
In this world of shaved chests and hairless faces, it made me quiver with delight.
Speaking of moustaches, who better to talk about their cultural relevance than beard physician and sex oblect, Dr. Allan Peterkin?
Do it for the kids, friend.
When you wear a suit and tie, you feel cool. It immediately steps your credibility up about 10 notches.
Babes notice. Dudes notice. Old people will tell you that you, “Remind them of their grandson.”
But what if your suit really looks like shit? If it looks the way a moth ball smells? If it looks like you raided your grandfather’s casket?
Accessorize, friend. Make the suit your own; improve the suit because you’re wearing it.
We covered cuff links a couple weeks ago. A tie bar is the easiest thing to wear and apply; it’s a clip you put on your tie.
As simple as it is, it makes you feel good and when you feel good, other people take notice.
YOU will be the guy who wears the tie bar. And have the same effect Michael Jackson did in his video for “Billie Jean” leaving everything he touched better than when he found it.
As I stood in Arrowhead Stadium — section 125, row 33 — rocking the #83 jersey of Raiders legend Ted Hendricks, the last thing on my mind was the shave I enjoyed that morning courtesy of a razor from 800razors.com.
There I was, getting my sexuality questioned by endless Chiefs fans, in front of endless Chiefs fans in an assault befitting of Kansas City’s league leading defense. But one thing that wasn’t getting questioned was the closeness of the shave delivered via the five-0lade men’s razor from 800razors.com.
Just like the Raiders, 800razors.com is anti-establishment. If the razor game were the AFC West, 800razors.com would be gunning for opposing pretty boy quarterbacks in Denver and San Diego. Sorry KC, outside of Joe Montana, you’ve never had one. From the company’s site:
“Gillette — the monopoly-like gorilla of the razor industry — burns people with their outrageous prices, while the internet razor guys with the funny video burn people by importing crappy razors from Asia and screwing Americans out of jobs. 800razors.com ensures people get the best razor for the best shave at the best price or it will provide a full refund via its Burn-Free Guarantee — no skin burn, wallet burn, or American job-loss burn.”
There is no feeling on earth like sliding into the $125 robe in your room at the Ritz Carlton after spending six hours on the most difficult obstacle course in the world. Wait a minute, did someone say “Carlton”? I thought they did.
This robe is the kind of robe Carlton would’ve rocked when he was on “Silver Spoons” with Ricky Schroeder. God, how I yearned to ride on that sweet in-house train, even just to go get the mail. Imagine me and the robe and the train. We’d run a train on the train; me, Carlton, the robe, Ricky… good times.
Sure, I thought about stealing the robe. Who wouldn’t? But the minute I stepped foot off the premises, the magic would’ve been gone, like when a young Moonlight Graham steps over the foul line in “Field of Dreams” to be irrevocable transformed into Doc, the kindly doctor who removes a piece of hot dog from Kevin Costner’s daughter’s airway to save her life.
Anyway, I left the robe, and about a pound of ball skin, on the mountain that day, and lived to tell the tale.
- Keeping it REAL klassy on the mountain…
But you know what I didn’t leave on the mountain that day, friends? Sweat, or a stench of any kind. That’s because Degree had my back, not unlike the way Chuck Norris had Jonathan Brandis’ back in the movie “Sidekicks.”
Degree allows you to DO: MORE with three levels of protection.
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I am not a bald man, but I know an effective head-shaving razor when I see one.
It looks gimmicky at first, but the minute you insert your fingers and take it for a ride, you notice it was built for maximum efficiency and ease of use. Once you use it, you wonder why no one had ever thought of this before.
Wes Welker is a player that any fan can relate to, which is what makes him such a great pitch-man for Old Spice and the new “Unnecessary Freshness” campaign. But when you look at Welker’s career and laundry list of accomplishments, it becomes apparent that you are looking at the body of work befitting a future NFL Hall of Famer.
Two Super Bowl appearances as a cog in the most productive offense in NFL history. Five Pro Bowls. League leader in receptions three times. Most seasons with 100+ receptions in NFL history (5). Most receptions in Patriots history.
Welker even holds the Dolphins’ all-time records for total kickoff returns, kickoff return yardage and total punt returns. Only one player in NFL history, Gale Sayers, had more all-purpose yards in his first three NFL seasons than Welker did with the Dolphins. Legendary NFL head coach Marty Schottenheimer has called cutting Welker from the Chargers in 2004 “the biggest mistake (he) ever made.”
I spoke to Wes about his career and his experience working with Old Spice.
Wes, how the hell are you?
Good, good everything is great.
Right off the bat, I’m not going to ask you any questions about comparing Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, okay?
Okay, (laughing) sounds great man. I’ve had so many of those lately it’s almost normal.
You’ve played under some of the most noteworthy coaches in football history: Marty Schottenheimer, Nick Saban, Bill Belichick and now John Fox is in that pantheon too. Who did you learn the most from and whose style did you appreciate the most?
Oh man, I tell ya, I’ve learned so much from all of them. Marty, just how he was with the players and really getting g guys going, that being my first training camp, just how hard training camp was. And how tough it was, especially with an old school guy like him. It was really cool. There’s been a lot of great coaches along the line, but I think I’ve pulled something from all the coaches. From Belichick, I learned about preparation and the way he prepares his teams and the way he gets them ready is high up there. Coach Saban was along those same lines as well, definitely had some tough training camps down in Miami. And Coach Fox does a great job of keeping everyone in line and staying on top of everybody and gets the most out of everyone. It’s been cool to see all the different angles from all those coaches.
For more information on the the official deodorant and body wash of the NFL, follow this link to the Old Spice Fresh Collection YouTube channel. Then, click here to enter for your chance to win a season’s worth of Old Spice Fresh Collection product and a Wes Welker autographed Broncos mini-helmet.
The highest aim of men’s grooming is looking good. Being properly groomed means you feel crisp and fresh, and that doesn’t just stop with your facial (or ear) hair; it extends to your clothes.
Recently, I’ve gotten into cufflinks. It only took 33 years, but I finally made it.
Aside from looking awesome and being the perfect accessory for the rest of your outfit, it feels great to wear them and really cap off a great suit or business attire.
When was the last time you saw a high power attorney, corporate CEO, former star athlete or other BSD (Big Swinging Dick) not wearing them?
Don’t be intimidated; all you need is a French Cuff shirt and a pair of cufflinks you like. Here is a video to illustrate how easy it is:
Thomas Edison famously said, “Success is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.” If tennis legend John McEnroe and Dove Men’s + Care have their way, those numbers will be 100% inspiration and 0% perspiration, particularly at this year’s 2013 New York City Marathon.
McEnroe is serving as “Anti-Irritation” coach to the Dove Men+Care Marathon team, a group of five runners that elected to run with 48-hour anti-irritation protection on their side. The best part is, readers can enter DOVE’s contest to run the marathon and occupy the team’s two final spots!
Johnny Mac will be ready to chide, deride and humiliate the members of DOVE Men + Care 2013 NYC Marathon team and you could potentially be dehumanized by the most historically significant US tennis player of all-time.
If you missed it yesterday, there’s still time to check out the Assassin’s Creed Jackdaw Ship at Comic Con today until 7PM at the 5th Avenue Pier in San Diego.
Schick Hydro teamed up with Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag to offer shaves fit for even the toughest, most heavily bearded pirates aboard the ship.
Men who step up to receive a customized shave will receive Schick Hydro 5 razors and have a chance to win exclusive prizes. Consumers are encouraged to follow @HydroExperience for exclusive Comic Con content and tweet us using #GetMoreBooty.
If ?uestlove and Black Thought from The Roots are into it, you know it has to be legit.
“The Bearded Gentleman: The Style Guide to Shaving Face” piqued my interest in being a man again. Since the divorce, the flame had certainly flickered.
I got my hands on a copy and the book is fantastic. It is the de facto quick reference guide on personal style in relation to facial hair ever created, and I am including “The Bible” in that generalization as well.
“The Bearded Gentleman: The Style Guide to Shaving Face” is the perfect gift for the man in your life, or your mother-in-law who rocks a grey-haired goatee and is seemingly oblivious to it, though it makes everyone else around her so uncomfortable, they can’t even stand to look at her.
For the full review, click here.
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