Book Review: The Bearded Gentleman: The Style Guide to Shaving Face

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.

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What Makes A Man, a “Man”?

Still think it’s considered “questionable” for a man to care about the way his skin looks and feels? Venture out of your cave, man- it’s a new world. While there was definitely an era when it wasn’t considered “macho”, times have changed.

50% of all men’s grooming product purchases are now actually made by the men who use them, compared to 10 years ago when that number was roughly half. “If anything went beyond Old Spice, or if it got too poofy, you would kind of be laughed at. Now, there are so many products.”


Product Review: Braun cruZer Series

Using both the CruZer6 and the Head and Beard Trimmer was like a shaving intervention — I had been living in the dark ages using a razor and scissors, and in the process, limiting myself and my style. And I wasn’t even aware until I broke my normal pattern. In addition to being effective, both cruZer products just looked cool sitting on my sink. If someone used my bathroom and saw them I could momentarily fool them into thinking I had my shit together.

“Wow, Paul has really turned a corner in his life. I never thought that dude would grow up.”

To check out the entire cruZer line from Braun, visit the official site or follow this link.


Is this why you don’t shave?

Here’s an interesting article on shaving and the future of men’s shaving habits. It’s well written by the reporter but I think he goes a bit too far with his analysis of why men shave or why men choose not to shave.

Even though the tough economy has so many of our brothers out of work , the type of work they will likely get back into will require a shave more often than not. Hey, we all like to go a few days without shaving here and there but in all fairness shaving has never been easier. The high tech razors we have available to us these days pretty much put razor cuts in the reaview mirror. Also, The goatee is now more popular than ever but you still need a close shave around it to make it pop!

I enjoyed the article even though I don’t agree with all of his points. Hey, Also noticed that reporter who wrote the piece is clean shaven in his photo up top!

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