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Shave and save

Dollar Shave Club

Few things pillage your wallet in such shocking fashion like re-upping your razor blade stash. Michael Durbin, CEO and founder of Dollarshaveclub.com was fed up with the price gouging going on in today’s $2.6 billion grooming market, and set out to change the game. As the name implies, for as low as $1 a month…

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Bring the barbershop home

Imperial Barber Products

Imperial Barber Products is a new grooming brand, inspired by the founding team’s collective 26 years of experience in the LA and NYC barbershop scene. The made in the U.S.A. line started off with the classic pomade, which the brand boasts is the strongest water-based pomade in the country, and should be good for those…

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Travel sheets to the wind

Travelon Toiletry Sheets

We can deal with the TSA airport security shuffle but the frenzy to keep grooming items down to the correct but annoyingly small 3 ounces is all but intolerable. To cut back on some of that hassle, consider using the cool and amazingly convenient Travelon Toiletry Sheets ($5). Each small plastic travel pack holds 50…

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Ditch your eye baggage

Polaar Icy Magic

You work your ass off to get ahead in everything. You rise early and go to bed late. You eat well, exercise, and spend time with those you love. And everyone can tell you live life to the fullest, not from the pep in your step, or the smile on your face, but from the…

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Style Pick: Mission Workshop Eiger Field Jacket

The first in a series of new technical pieces called the Advanced Projects Series, Mission Workshop has infused the classic military field jacket with their thoughtful, modern touch as well as a heavy dose of the murdered out look we can’t get enough of right now. Made from Swiss fabric called Schoeller c_change, the Eiger…

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Pure and Simple

Prospector Co. Grooming Products

Prospector Co. is an independent men’s grooming brand that channels a similar vibe to the Portland General Store. All of their hand-blended, small batch products feature purely natural ingredients and are designed for those who care just as much about what goes on their skin as what they drive, eat, wear, or watch. Distinctive combinations…

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Ditch the free hotel soap

Ursa Major Fantastic Face Wash

Admit it, you’ve been caught by your wife/girlfriend washing your face with bar soap or whatever suds-creating substance is next to the sink. Embarrassing, isn’t it? What’s worse, that method isn’t doing your skin any favors. Time to upgrade several notches by using Ursa Major Fantastic Face Wash ($26), a blend of natural and organic…

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Personal stylist, in a box

Birchbox Man Limited Edition Collection

The popular direct-mail startup Birchbox has officially launched a one time edition of their subscription commerce service geared towards men. The limited edition box is filled with a trove of grooming finds from brand’s we’ve covered on site before including: Anthony logistics lip balm and shave cream, Jack Black moisturizer, Bvlgari eau de toilette, Supersmile…

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Dope Kit

Hard Graft Driftwood Dopp Kitt

Hard Graft’s Driftwood Dopp Kitt ($204) is just as style focused as the goods it’s meant to contain. The exterior is crafted from a combination of Italian suede and vegetable tanned leather, while the interior sports a water resistant, wipe clean lining. A double zipper opening makes packing bigger items like that mega can of…

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Smell Top Shelf

Penhaligon’s Juniper Sling

Smelling like a bottle of gin at one point was a bad thing in proper society. Now it seems the tides have changed for fans of the quintessential British spirit. Juniper Sling ($160) is a new fragrance from Penhaligon’s — a boutique brand that has held its own in the men’s grooming world across the…

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Clean Your Slate

Portland General Store Hunting Camp Soap

Few boutique grooming brands understand how to catch our eye like The Portland General Store. Lisa Brodar and Troy Tyler’s latest creation is called Hunting Camp Soap ($13). Thanks to bold ingredients such as pumice, sandalwood powder, activated charcoal, frankincense powder, spikenard powder, and moisturizers, the soap is tailored to manhandle the grime and stench…

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Style For Your Smile

Yumaki Toothbrushes

While the big name brands dream up gimmick after gimmick to differentiate their own bristle sticks from the rest of the pack, Yumaki takes a much more focused approach. Style, simple design, and quality construction are the name of their oral hygiene game — which is exactly what we’d expect from a company seeking to…

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Just Don't Drink It

Wash With Joe

Coffee and a hot shower form a one-two punch that gets many of us out of the house and ready to work. Short of bringing your mug in the shower, Wash With Joe ($24) is the best way we know of to combine these two daily steps. Packed with a healthy helping of Arabica coffee…

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Style Pick: Barena x Monocle Travel Jacket

An excellent collaboration from one of our favorite men’s print publications and world renowned Italian clothier Barena. The jacket’s unstructured tailoring, patch pockets and button closure on the collar make it ideal for travel — whether your final destination happens to be the cobblestone streets of Florence or not. $524 | Barenavenezia.com

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Allsorts Liquor Scented Soap Bars

Allsorts liquor soap ($5+) is probably the first good thing born from a bar and bathroom. Each of the four available scents pays homage to classic cocktails like the Gin & Tonic, Whisky Sour, Spiced Rum, and Screwdriver — and serve as the perfect solution for stretching that weekend attitude straight through the work week….

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Priority Male

Black Box Grooming Subscription

Spending time hunting down the best grooming products ranks right above watching paint dry on our list of priorities. That said a man’s grooming practices should be just as tailored as his suits. For $12, a month, a new service called Black Box will ship you products that are hand picked for your individual skin…

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Because dad grooms too

Kiehl’s x The Sartorialist Limited Edition Dopp Kit

Collaborating with man on the street Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist, Kiehl’s has put together a limited edition dopp kit ($86) just in time for that one day dad kinda expects a halfway decent gift. The simple kit includes the necessities, face wash, moisturizer, eye de-puffer, no-shine lip balm, soap scrub and of course a…

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Dry me a river

Dry Goods

Summer heat is just around the bend so it’s time to bust out the moisture and sweat fighting go-to’s. We’ve been stalwart users of Gold Bond, but this year we’re making the switch to Dry Goods ($13). Each 360° point-and-shoot spray bottle applies a clump-free long-lasting drying powder to protect against everything chafe-related. Apply it…

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Simply Clean

Rocky Top Soap Shop Manly Man’s Gift Set

The grooming products sales strategy for most corporations is simple. Just release commercials packed with gorgeous women obsessed with some guy post shower, and maybe sprinkle in a few fighter jet flybys for good measure. We’re sure their internal data shows it works like a charm, but we tend to like the approach of the…

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Major Indulgence

Ursa Major Stellar Shave Cream

Shaving is making a comeback. Good shaving, that is. The use of bargain shave gels and foams is taking a back seat to more sophisticated products that are also better for your skin. Okay, so you don’t have time every day to lather up with a badger hair and ceramic brush, but you do have…

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Nice and Toasty

Toddland Flannel Lined Pants

My thighs are freezing. That’s the G-rated version of what we blubber to ourselves in the thick of winter, when a regular pair of jeans or khakis just isn’t enough to fight off the cold. If you’ve had a moment like that this year, and are scared by the state of the long johns you…

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Tame the Gila Monster

Kiehl’s Facial Fuel

With the harsh onset of winter (especially in the east), you may find that no amount of internal hydration can stop the perpetuation of lizard face. You drink plenty of beer water, and you even run the humidifier. Sadly, though, you occasionally attempt to moisturize by slapping bargain pharmacy-sale hand lotion on your mug. Grow…

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Low Maintenance Maintenance

Zirh Reverse Anti-Aging Serum

As a generation of enlightened men, we’re far more conscientious about skin care than our fathers were, but we still don’t like to go through numerous processes to get our mugs looking better than Keith Richard’s. If we can get a good shower and shave in, we’re usually content. Well, Zirh takes skin care to…

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Hart Steel from the Heartland

Hart Steel Straight Razor

What man hasn’t had a draw to straight razor shaving. Maybe its the simplicity, maybe its the timelessness, maybe the “green-ness,” but we’d guess a large portion is because it’s flat-out badass.

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Morning Rise

Axe Phoenix Shower Gel

A morning shower can resurrect your soul, even after the longest of nights. So it’s fitting that Axe would name a body wash Phoenix. With an earthy bouquet of wood and fruit, Axe Phoenix Body Wash ($6)) is a scent for the everyman. The scent doesn’t overplay its hand but gives passer-byes something to remember…

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Why Yes, I Do Smell Like a Brewery

Dogfish Head Beer Soap

There are three things that every man dreams of doing at least once in his lifetime. One is to play major league baseball, two is to bathe in beer, and the third is probably better off left unsaid. Dogfish Head brewery in Delaware is doing their best to make one of those dreams become a…

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10 Great Grooming Products Under $10

Sometimes it is simply unnecessary to go straight broke buying superfluous grooming products, so we decided that it would be appropriate to highlight ten of the top products that will be sure to leave some extra bucks in your wallet for other unnecessary items to be purchased. These are no-frills products that will not make…

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A Revisit

ShirtsMyWay 2.0

When we were first introduced to ShirtsMyWay more than a year ago, we walked away happy with our shirts, but some of our readers emailed with complaints about the first run of product. Nearly a year and a half later, we’ve revisited ShirtsMyWay and are pleased to report that the kinks have been worked out….

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ORIGINS: Save the Males Moisturizer

For those on a quest for an all-around no frills product that simply works, look no further than ORIGINS: Save the Males Moisturizer ($34). Appropriately named, this moisturizer transforms your scratchy sandpaper skin into a well hydrated healthy dermis, which should come in handy for finding a date on Friday night. Engineered from all natural…

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Stain Not in Vain

Speed Stick Stainguard

You spend $75 a month on your gym so you can fit into the well-tailored shirts you’ve spent hundreds of dollars buying. Problem is, you’re still sullying them with pitstains. No matter what your credo, pitstains don’t fly. Not with us and especially not with the ladies. Time for a cheap upgrade. Speed Stick with…