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28 Jul

36 Best Online Shopping Sites for Men

One of the greatest ways to pass the time in our era of modern living is to go online shopping. Men have long been neglected in terms of clothing and fashion, but retailers are now investing more money on menswear. In fact, we're seeing more online stores stock men's clothing and accessories as they eye tremendous growth in the market. This Best Online Shopping Sites/Clothing Shops List for Men features more than 35 websites. Our intention is to help fashion-savvy male shoppers to avoid the dreaded lines in brick-and-mortar stores so they can stay stylish no matter their budget. If you think we've missed any online clothing stores or sites that should be in this 'Best Of", let us know in the...
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6 Oct

REVIEW: Braun Series 5 Shaver

Review: The Braun Series 5 Electric Shaver For the past few months, I've been using razor blades to shave, so when I was gifted the Braun Series 5 shaver a month ago, I was hesitant to make the switch and review it. However, two weeks ago, I made the plunge and started using the Braun Series 5 (5020s model). The change has been surprisingly easy – I expected more razor bumps and irritation – although there are certainly some areas of improvement for Braun to consider. Design and Ergonomics of the Series 5 shaver Braun is known for their attention to detail and ergonomic design, and the Series 5 shaver exhibits both qualities. The shaver itself is a...
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31 May

Best Men’s Skincare Products 2013

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Complete list of the best men's skincare products of 2013 Each year, we see skincare companies invest more and more money into men's skincare products. According to this report, over 9 in 10 men now use skincare products, whether it's facial or body skincare, shaving products or hair care products. A glance at your local supermarket and a search online will confirm this - there are now a plethora of options for men when it comes to taking care of their looks. So the question we're hearing a lot of readers ask is" which skincare products are the best? That's why we've put together  this list of the Best Men's Skincare Products 2013.  If you have any products you...
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18 May

Gentlemen Supply Co. Review

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As brands and retailers slowly realize the size and potential of the menswear market, they're creating new services and offers for us. One such service is Gentlemen Supply Co., a Sydney-based company which marries e-commerce and personal styling. The premise of Gentlemen Supply Co. is simple: you sign up to their service where you get to chat with a personal stylist. The stylist selects clothes and accessories for you based on the chat. These items are then delivered to you (for free). What you don't like, you return (also for free). What do keep gets charged to your nominated credit card. The idea for the company came about as its founders realised that many men don't like the traditional shopping experience. Gentlemen...
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25 Nov

bellobox Review

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Some of the products and samples inside bellobox I recently received the new season's bellobox in the mail and decided write this review. For those who don't know, bellobox is a service that sends you a new set of grooming products each quarter. The idea is that you'll get different products delivered to your house, so you can try (and eventually buy) various brand's goods and products. It began with their female counterpart, bellabox, but realising its potential for men, bellobox was created. For Spring, bellobox includes products that reflect the fact that there's more sunlight and that you'll probably be spending more time in the sun. For a $30 subscription per quarter, you get a box chocked...
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19 Nov

What is Aftershave for?

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Humans have been using aftershaves since the early 19th century What is an Aftershave? As the name suggests, aftershaves are used by men on their skin after shaving, although there are similar products for women too. Aftershaves come in a various forms like lotion, balm, gel or liquid. Usually, they contain antiseptic ingredients like alcohol to help prevent razor bumps or shaving cuts. Depending on the exact ingredients, aftershaves are often marketed as toners. Why use an Aftershave? Here are several good reasons: Aftershaves help regulate your skin's oil production One of the key ingredient in aftershaves are astringents like alcohol, witch hazel or salicylic acid which help control the skin's production of oil and sebum. This means that men who are...
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14 Nov

Review: Advanced Night Repair by Estee Lauder

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Advanced Night Repair by Estée Lauder Review It's no secret that the skincare market for women is much bigger than that of mens. Billions are poured each year into creating new serums, moisturizers, cleansers etc for the fairer sex. Unfortunately for men, it means we're left with a much smaller pool of products to choose from. But as brands start to recognise men's spending power, this is starting to change. In the mean time though, guys can safely turn to Estée Lauder's iconic Advanced Night Repair if they're concerned about dry and ageing skin. But isn't the Advanced Night Repair for women? The difference between men's skin and women's skin is not profound, meaning that any skincare products 'designed' for women can be also used for men (and vice...
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13 Nov

Bread & Butter Skincare Review

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Bread & Butter's large typeface means you'll never get your products mixed up Bread & Butter Skincare Mens Review Firstly, the Bread & Butter team get props for not putting fragrance in their products. Guys with sensitive skin or have acne will appreciate this. Their products are also well-formulated and contain proven ingredients like Glycerin, Vitamin A, C and E. In particular, the Bread &Butter moisturizers deserve a shout out since they include Sorbitol, a humectant which prevents moisture loss and hydrates the skin by pulling water from the air. Ingredients aside, men who travel often and take flights appreciate like that all the products are carry-on approved. Which Bread & Butter products should you choose? Face Moisturizer Texture-wise, is a non-greasy moisturizer....
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3 Nov

Daniel Wellington: The Watch With A Strange Appeal

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Those who know me well will attest to my love and fascination with watches. Maybe it's because my dad is a watch fanatic, or maybe its's because I love the complexity of timepiece mechanics. Either way, I find myself spending hours going through images of watches, searching for my next purchase. Amongst this, I came across Daniel Wellington watches. The 'Classic Cardiff' with a tanned leather band from Daniel Wellington If I were to review Daniel Wellington watches based on it's specifications, it'd be unfair. It's true these watches can't resist water pressure at 4000m (like this UTS watch), and nor does the clock face display dates, but there's something classic about Daniel Wellington that I can't put...
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25 Mar

Cologne Review: Spicebomb by Viktor & Rolf

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Viktor & Rolf's new Spicebomb cologne for men has arrived and as its name suggests, it is an explosive fragrance. It has a overflow of oriental aromas - spicy and woody at the same time - and has an unusual gender-defying tenor to it. Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren are known for their edgy take on things, but Spicebomb is more mainstream and feels like an exercise for the Amsterdam-based fashion house to increase profit margins. It has peppery top notes which blend into a leathery and woody smell. The saffron and the musk combine together for an aroma that's warm and sweet. Much like Tilda Swinton - Viktor & Rolf's muse - Spicebomb has an androgynous quality. The sweetness of the...
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27 Feb

Lotuff & Clegg Leather Working Tote

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If you're looking for a real man's leather tote bag, look no further than this tote from Lotuf & Clegg. Inspired by serious equipments, this tote measures 13 x 17 x 8 inches, large enough to hold tools for the garden, work files and a laptop. It's casual simplicity also makes it suitable for out of office hours.   This Lotuff & Clegg Leather Working Tote is a artisan crafted piece of work, made from 100% leather with natural suede backings. The double-stitched handles gives the bag durability and the edges are polished to give a refined touch to a manly leather tote. As if that's not enough, you can choose from a variety of colours for the leather. We're giving a...
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15 Nov

Men’s Skincare Basics: Cleansers for Combination Skin

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Men's Skincare Basics: Cleansers for Combination Skin Men with combination skin need to choose a cleanser that serve a dual purpose - control the oil and shine in their T-zone areas and prevent their skin from drying out. The difficulty in this is finding a cleanser that's well-formulated, cleanses dirt and keeps moisture in. There aren't that many cleansers out there in the market that do this well, but below are some of our top choices. But how do you know whether you actually have combination skin? Here are some determining factors: - Your skin feels rough on the cheeks and eye area, but greasy/ shiny in the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) - You're prone to blackheads, acne, spots and blemishes within the...
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31 Aug

Father’s Day Gift Countdown – Braun Series 7 760cc Electric Shaver

This is part 2 of the Father's Day gift countdown where we've shortlisted five outstanding presents for your dad (that won't cost you an arm and a leg). Here's part 1. Braun Series 7 760cc Electric Shaver If you prefer to give something practical - and you've inherited this from your father - then the Braun Series 7 760cc is a recommended gift. Let's face it, all men enjoy having - it's the closest thing to grooming most men do - and this electric shaver does the job exceedingly well. It's got all that a man looks for in a shaver; it gives an incredibly close shave; it cleans itself and it also has a long-lasting charge. It's even got customizable settings...
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