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Harry’s: A Great Shave, A Great Price

Tired of feeling like they were "paying a tax on razors imported from the future", the smart gentlemen behind Harry's (Warby Parker co-founder, Jeff Raider, and his partner, Andy Katz-Mayfield) set out to make a well-groomed face affordable. What they've created is much better than a disposable and much (much!) cheaper than said "future" razors.

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That's nothing to sneeze at

Follow Your Nose: Five Small-Batch Colognes to Try Now

Look on your bookshelf, in your armoire, wherever you stash your toiletries. We’d bet a shiny buffalo nickel you’ve got one bottle of cologne there, maybe a second collecting dust. That one you've got smells like getting socked with a powdery diaper, but the the packaging made you think of white sand, bracing saltwater and azure skies. What happened? More to the point, how did you end up with that bottle? For all the energy men expend making decisions about what to buy (we should know), we put comparatively little effort into cologne. That changes now. We’re going to take some of the guesswork out by testing men’s cologne here at GP, starting with a look at five men's fragrances from niche brands we like.

Old School, High Quality, No BS

Owen & Fred

In the constant pursuit of a high-quality, stylish lifestyle, it's understandable that we men may stray from the path a time or two -- a truck stop frozen burrito here, a discount-grade pair of white socks there. Most times, though, we regret purchasing shoddy products. Owen & Fred, The Store For Men is a response to just such disappointing gimmickry, providing the superbly crafted choice for everything from dopp kits to ties to kitchen accessories and all the rest.

A Locals Bar

Hudson Made Beard & Shave Soap

We’d like to regale you with stories of the good old days, when men would go down to the local soapmaker’s shop to refill their scuttle with something fresh and handmade and honest. But we’ll do you one better: Get ye to New York’s Hudson Valley -- or at least

Pheromones are not enough

Juniper Ridge Backpacker’s Cologne

"Backpacker's Cologne" sounds more like a euphemism for "smells like you haven't showered in a while" than a natural fragrance made using pre-industrial perfume techniques -- but that's just what it is, camper. Juniper Ridge harvests wild plants from seven locations in the Pacific Northwest, Northern California and the Desert

Care for your skin, Kiwi-style

Triumph & Disaster Grooming Products

These days, fame increasingly comes with the chance to delve into product development. Jordan transfered his ups into sneakers; Dre's cashed in his booth skills on headphones; Beckham shills underwear -- these all make perfect sense. Former New Zealand cricket star Dion Nash turned his right-armed bowling skills into... a

It puts the lotion on

Ursa Major Fortifying Face Balm

Is treating your face well too effeminate for you? Get over yourself. Unless you've got the symmetry of Matt Bomer or go by first name "Tom", last name "Hardy", there's no good reason to glorify skin like a catcher's mitt.
Solar, eclipsed

Davines SU After Sun Grooming Products

You're well-dressed and fit, you drive a nice car and even your girlfriend is easy on the eyes. But you still park your face under the hot sun, thinking that you're invincible. If you don't want to resemble a baseball glove

Clean (smelling) jeans

retaW MOOD* Denim Fragrance Liquid

We all know that wearing jeans just once out of the washer isn’t enough, unless you're one of those unfortunate souls looking to revive the acid-washed glory days of the 80s. Two times maybe. Three times...well, that’s when they just start

Perfect protection

Kiehl’s Facial Fuel UV Guard SPF 50+

After months of holing ourselves up during winter, the sun is finally making a warm comeback, and unless you have dedicated your life to playing World of Warcraft, you'll be outside soaking up some vitamin D. Thankfully, we all know what

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

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

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

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

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

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

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:

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 --

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. For me, that draw to straight razor shaving finally reached

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

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

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

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

Ball Point Eye Gel

Nivea For Men Q10 Revitalizing Eye Roller

Looking good in your forties and fifties takes preparation in your twenties and thirties. If you want great skin in your prime, or thereafter, starting early is key. Fortunately, there are some innovative, low-cost option for men's mugs. Nivea For

Antioxidants Does A Face Good

Kiehl’s Acai Damage-Protecting Toning Mist

With the summer sun beating down upon us, men need a little more help protecting their skin. No, this isn't a plea for sunscreen because you already know the benefits of SPF but taking sun protection one step further, naturally. Grooming house