For millions of us here in New York City, taking the subway is a part of our daily lives. For some, if you’re lucky to get a seat, it’s a moment to catch up on sleep, while others choose to pass the time listening to music, playing video games or reading a newspaper, book or magazine. The other day I broke out the latest issue of GQ’s The Style Guy and I damn near jumped out of my seat. Continue reading
We all have some sort of grooming routine. Brush teeth, shower, shave, moisturize,
apply sunscreen, spray cologne, repeat daily. Sound familiar? Whatever habits you have, there’s a good chance you either get lazy some days and skip certain things or you’re just doing something wrong. I mean, who can remember everything? Continue reading
Another Fashion’s Night Out has come and gone and in my own tradition, my night had a fragrant twist. With so many events happening, I decided to take the prudent approach and choose wisely. I went to one event. Continue reading
When I was a youngster, I remember seeing soap commercials for Irish Spring, which featured hairy-chest man working up a good lather. I even remember my father working up a good one before he shaved. If it lathered, it must be doing something, right? As I got older and could afford to pay attention to my grooming regimen one of the first questions I asked was about how it lathered. The takeaway from these moments was that it is all about the lather, or so I thought. Continue reading
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Growing up the son of working class parents, I remember having occasion items. When Easter rolled around, it was time to get a suit because, if my mother had anything to do with it, we were surely going to church . When we came home from school, the first thing we had to do was change out of our school clothes. I even had a trench coat for church and funerals. This was a function of economics with a dash of reverence.
As I look back and smile about those days, I couldn’t help thinking about that the first time I tried Ursa Major’s Fortifying Face Balm. The ease at which it applied to my face and was absorbed by my skin, it didn’t even feel like it was there. it felt to good for everyday use but as I continued using it, even on days when I wasn’t shaving, I knew I found just what I needed for the summer. Something light, bright and just right.
The heat of the summer can surely make you not want to put anything on your skin, and that’s the worst thing you can do for yourself. What you want to do is shift from heavier moisturizers and creams to ones that are lightweight. Ursa Major’s Fortifying Face Balm is just that. Your skin will also absorb it quickly, hence the feeling that it’s not there. With high concentrations of aloe, myrtle, witch hazel, willow bark, kendi nut, carrot seed and birch sap, it has served me well thus far this summer.
100% natural and 82% organic, 2.5 oz size retails for $36. You can find it at Ursa Major Men and select retailers.
A sample of Ursa Major’s Fortifying Face Balm was sent to me but my views are all my own.
It’s Gus Johnson’s time of year again, otherwise known as March Madness. And once again, you’ll notice Dove’s Journey To Comfort commercials. I’ve seen a few of these already and it’s nice to see them continuing the campaign this year. You may remember last year’s ads, which featured Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Georgetown Head Coach John Thompson III and former Duke point guard Bobby Hurley. Continue reading
The men’s apothecary, Min New York is having a sample sale. Here is your chance to purchase some amazing fragrances at a fraction of their original cost. If you’re walking around NYC this weekend, stop in and give your nose a treat.
Details: 20% off storewide + further reduced items at 30-70% off
117 Crosby Street between Houston and Prince
Sat. 11AM – 7PM and Sun. Noon – 6PM
Give a guy a face wash and he’ll more than likely make a quick judgment based on how it lathers. If it produces visible foam, it must be doing something right. That was the quick and simple judgment I made when I tried Cremo Cream’s Face Wash. Continue reading
For many guys, certain aspects of the daily grooming regimen can be a burden. Anything falling out of the basics, the three “S’s” is frowned upon. And most are still averse to the idea of body wash. It’s looked upon as girly and real men use bars of soap. Well, if that’s how you see it, allow me to introduce to you, the Portland General Store’s Hunting Camp Deep Exfoliating Soap. Continue reading
On a leisurely Saturday afternoon driving around Brooklyn with my wife in late December, searching for some Jack Purcell’s, I stumbled into Ouigi Theodore’s The Brooklyn Circus and chatted up the Bearded Man himself. I’ve known him for a few years and we’ve talked about collaborating for a while. With the Elements Show quickly approaching, he asked if I was interested in contributing to the show’s magazine. What follows is just that, A Fragrant Moment with The BKc.