Not too long ago JimmyCASE was kind enough to send me a SlimJIMMY wallet and this wallet hasn’t left my side and has greatly reduced my Costanza wallet.  It’s a great way to keep what you need with you without the bulk.  Well, there is another product for those of you that don’t carry wallets but would rather hold everything in your phone.  Let me introduce to you the jimmyCASE!

The jimmyCASE is made for iPhone variant and comes in various color schemes and you can even custom make your own. The iPhone case with card holder is a premium product with a high performance elastic pocket that never stretches.  It can hold up to 6 cards and keeps your cash snug while giving your phone a unique look and purposeful use other than just making calls.

The company was kind enough to let me review and test this product.  They sent over the iPhone 7+ Wallet case with a Mahogany wood finish and an elastic gray to blue color scheme. Since I have been using this product I have had everything I need at my finger tips and let’s not forget all the compliments. It fits snug on my iPhone and charging the phone hasn’t been an issue either, which is a plus.  I don’t want to have to take the case off every time I want to charge my phone. It losses it purpose at that point.

What also caught my eyes about this jimmyCASE was the packaging on this product. If a company focuses on the aesthetics of the branding and products that goes a long way with the consumer. The case comes in a clear, vinyl pouch with a sticker on it. Doing so shows off the case. The sticker tells a little story too. On the front, you find the brands logo along with an American flag. Under the jimmyCASE logo are the words “Handmade in the USA.” Around back you will find the California state flag with the words “Hecho en Los Angeles.” So right off the bat you know you have a company that is not only proud to show off their product but wants you to know they are proud to have made it for you by hand in their hometown.

In conclusion, this jimmyCASE is a great product and the company takes the time to hand-make each case to make sure it is the best quality it can be. I also want to thank Jimmy Case for continuing to strive for great products. I look forward to seeing what else they come up with.  You can get more information on their site and get a 10% off code by providing your email address.

So bow ties are still in fashion, but what are the different kinds of bow ties you can get? In the diagram below it shows you just what kind of bow ties are out there.  Some may work for you and others not so much but trying is half the fun. Right?

In the world of marketing comes to mind colors and how they interact with marketing in fashion, home and etc... So, let me introduce the new color of 2017 by PantoneGreenery 15-0343. The color they pick sets the tone for the year ahead, predicting trends in fashion, interiors, advertising, and pretty much everything else involving colors.

Greenery is intended to symbolize a ‘new beginning’, representing what Pantone sees ‘taking place in our global culture’. It’s a ‘fresh and zesty yellow-green shade’ with connections to nature and fresh starts.

Don't be surprised if this color starts popping off everywhere.

Elan Rose Skin Products

Gentleman, I know that we're getting a little older, well some of us are. Our skin is starting to show signs of wrinkles and skin damage. On this note though, there isn't a lot of products that are catered to men. This is an issue because we're getting older and we care about our skin just as much as women. Here below is alternative product to try.

So, let me introduce to you Elan Rose Skin Products. Their products reduce and remove age-induced skin damage with their two products. The Wake Up Beautiful Night Serum with vitamin b3 serum and the Hello Sunshine! Day Cream SPF with vitamin e. Yes, these products are catered to women, however that doesn't mean that us men can't use them and get the same results as the women using these products.

Hello Sunshine! Elan Rose Skin Products

These products have no parabens, no silicon's and no fragrance, which is great for anyone with allergic reactions and as a man you won't be smelling like a woman. This anti -aging moisturizer and serum are here to protect you from UVB and UVA solar radiation and it's FDA approved, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It will continue to improve the luminosity and elasticity of your skin while making it smooth. I don't know anyone who wouldn't want that. So, guys don't be afraid to use a women's product to correct the aging in your skin. Try their products today!

Wake Up Beautiful! Elan Rose Skin Products

Source: Images provided by Elan Rose

So, I'm sure right now you clicked on the link to find out what Flaviar is? Well let me tell you. Flaviar is a monthly subscription of premium liquors from around the world. They're curate and you're sent a sample packs that allow subscribers to sample various spirits before committing to the purchase of a full-sized bottle. It's the 21st century speakeasy club that happens right in your living room.

Membership is $20 per month (billed quarterly) and gives you access to membership benefits, as well as complimentary samples.

Flaviar was kind enough to provide me with the tasting box that all new members get when they sign up for the service, from there on, you get to pick which ones you want to receive.

The first impress I got with this subscription company was the packaging and branding of their products. The little details go a long way with the subscribers to feel they've gotten their money's worth and let me tell you I think you do.

The Products: Quarterly curated tasting packs that contain 3 x 1.5 oz. vials of premium spirits from around the world. In this first box, I was provided with 3 different types of Scotch Whiskey: The Glenkinchie 12 year, Dalwhinnie 15 year and Lagavulin 16 year.  Let me tell you I was a happy man when these came in!

In the box is your instructions on your tasting instructions as well as the descriptions and information about each curated spirits and trivia questions to test your knowledge with those that you share your curated tasting box with.  I also got a few chuckles at reading them because that have a kind of smart ass feel to them, which I thought was great.

I'm not going to go into the thoughts of each of the Scotch Whiskey's due to I enjoyed them all and this is more of a review of the company.  My verdict on this subscription is that this is a great idea for those that like having tasting parties or those that like to have spirits sent to their home to enjoy on their own time.  Find out more information on Flaviar here and check out the video below.

Volo just launched its new minimalist wallet, the Non-Wallet II ($26). The Non-wallet II has been pre-launched on Kick-starter today!  Where it is available to fans and supporters for special kick-starter pre-launch prices. So, lets get into what makes this wallet special and very useful in simplifying your wallet life.

This tri-fold minimalist wallet is simple to use. It allows for you to not have to fold your cash notes, which most minimalist wallets make you fold your cash notes. It reduces the size factor compared to a bi-fold wallet, and its precisely hand crafted from high quality, soft leather and comes with a 3-year warranty. I have never heard of a wallet having a warranty, so this is a plus! It comes with 2-sided panel slots and center panel to hold the cash better. They've also put in a pull-tab card holder slot and introduced magnetic closures to make it easier to use. It comes in 7 different colors as well.

If you want to know more about this wallet then head on over to Volo's Kick-starter page.

Welcome to the month of November and we all know what time that is right? Movember, which is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of various cancers, such as prostate.  So, it's time to invest in some grooming products.

For all of you men out there trying to grow out a mustache or just keeping your man beard looks healthy, then try Lovely Beards new line of products of beard oils and beard balms. All these products are 100% animal testing free and only tested on beards and is 100% organic with natural ingredients.

You'll have your choices between 6 different kinds of oils and balms with scents like Mandarin Cederwood or Nectarine Mint and more... Each of these two products are designed to ensure that the modern bearded man comes off as sophisticated, formal, and most importantly, masculine.

Have a look at all their beard grooming products and get your order in today! You can also get 10% off with this promo code Lovely10.

What if you could carry exactly what you need and when you wanted to? Well that is what the MAG wallet ($25) can do. This modular wallet can swiftly detach and reattach. With MAG’s magnetic hinge, simply stack, snap and you’re ready to go! The MAG hinge system allows your wallet to customize to your needs. Split out your things for a more organized wallet! Stack them up only when you need and whichever way you want. Check out more information on the MAG wallet on Kickstarter and they still have the early bird purchases for $22.

So here is a new concept for the men's subscription services.  Let me introduce to you The Mr. Collection. It's a clothing subscription service for men who loves surprises, and has the desire to be stylish, with minimal effort involved. Rent clothing and accessories, with the option to purchase items that are too good to send back. You can now keep a rotating closet and never grow bored with your clothing again. Packs feature a mix of menswear designer labels, everyday brands and key essentials you will love, at a low monthly cost you can love even more.

The cost varies depending on the package you choose, so anywhere from $49-$113 monthly with unlimited packages.  So check it out today!

Whatever your style may be, every guy likes to look sharp. What you don't want is all the stress that comes with it: endless research, shopping trips, and online orders that may (or may not) deliver what you expected. Thankfully, with Birchbox Man, they've got you covered. Subscribers receive a monthly box of gear and grooming essentials, handpicked from the greatest brands in the business for $20 a month or $100 for 6 months. Each month, your box will feature a range of top-shelf grooming samples—from daily moisturizers to classic pomades—plus a full-size product like a gadget, bar tool, or stylish accessory. Use the code "SOFRESH" and also receive a free sample gift.

SlimJIMMY company who started the jimmyCASE has come out with a new product called the SlimJIMMY wallet ($25 US or $35 International), which they have started their Kickstarter campaign today! It is a compact wallet with big capacity and great ease-of-use.

Some of the key features:
• Exclusive Magic Elastic Pocket Holds 6 Cards Tight
• RFID-Blocking Side Pocket Holds 12 Cards or 15 Bills
• Handmade In Los Angeles With Vegetable Tanned Leather
• Hand Stitched Corners For Maximum Strength

SlimJIMMY was nice enough to send me a wallet and let me tell you I love this new wallet.  I went from having a George Costanza wallet to having a nice and neat smaller wallet without having to sit funny! This wallet makes it easier to carry what you really need without the bulk. Check out their Kickstarter today and get yourself a handmade new wallet!

It is always a good idea to try out products before dropping hard earned money on skin care products that might not work with your skin. Ursa Major offers just that.  They're offering a Clean Healthy Skin Trail Kit  for $10, plus you will get another $10 off your next order.  You can't go wrong with that right? It comes with a two week supply of 4 different products. See image below.  Check out their site for more information.

Welcome to September 2016 Edition Review of Trendy Butler Subscription! This is now my fourth month so far. Please check below where I review each item that I received. Before I get into that let me tell you a little about Trendy Butler.

Trendy Butler is a subscription based company and for $65 a month you get clothing worth $150+ and you get designer style clothes with a huge discount every month. Here’s how it works: You take a style quiz, and you get a box of 1-3 menswear items that you get to keep each month. Simple!

Let's Get Started on the Review:

In this month's bag I received two items. The first item was a pair of Kano Knit Denim Pant ($100) by Cohesive and Co.   These pants were designed and constructed for the modern day hustler. It is made with 70% cotton, 28% polyester and 2% spandex and let me tell you.  You can feel the polyester and the spandex feel in the pants. They only come in small, medium and large, which can cause them not to fit correctly.  I'm all about getting pants and I do like this companies clothing, however these ones didn't hit the spot for me.  To loose and the feel is a little off.  It doesn't mean that they won't work for your style but for me I'm not sure it fits my modern day hustler feel. 

The second item I received was a Civil Society: Men's Long Sleeve Woven Salmon Shirt. I actually really like this button down. The color hits the spot for me and let me tell you guys you can wear a salmon color shirt. The button down also has a slick looking pocket on the front and a snap button at the bottom to give it a different look. This button down is a timeless piece for both casual and formal occasions, perfect for the modern man who craves a professional wardrobe. I'm not sure on the pricing but I would average it at about $65 to $80.

Hope you enjoyed this review and I wanted to give another shout out to Trendy Butler for their continued support and services on Upscale Geek

In addition to this post. Get $10 off your first order with this promo code styleu10.  Just click on the promo code and get started today.

Don't forget to also check out the previous reviews of Trendy Butler here 

As a guy nothing feel more comfortable then a good pair of underwear that doesn't bunch or stretch, while at the same time holding our package comfortably. Mack Wheldon company understood this and created some great underwear for men.  There are different styles that they sell but I will stick to the boxer brief.  The 18 Hour Jersey ($24 a pair)  a great boxer brief is all about fit, fabric, and comfort. This one takes the cake. Mesh zones keep you cool, a no-roll waistband anchors things up top, and our stay-put leg design prevents riding up below.

Barracuda is a carry-on bag that is equipped with connectivity features as well as a clever collapsible structure. The bag includes a USB charger, GPS (for locating the bag), and an integrated laptop tray. While it looks like a typical hard-shell roller bag, it collapses flat for storage in just a few seconds. They're currently $349 but if you order you get $50 off, plus free shipping and a digital scale.

Barracuda - World's First Collapsible Hardside Luggage from Barracuda, Inc. on Vimeo.

Welcome to August 2016 Edition Review of Trendy Butler Subscription! This is now my third bag and again they just keep getting it right! Please check below where I review each item that I received. Before I get into that let me tell you a little about Trendy Butler.

Trendy Butler is a subscription based company and for $65 a month you get clothing worth $150+ and you get designer style clothes with a huge discount every month. Here’s how it works: You take a style quiz, and you get a box of 1-3 menswear items that you get to keep each month. Simple!

So here we go with the review:

In this installment I received three items each with their own qualities and comfort. The first item I received was a pair of Blue Indigo Stretchy Shorts from J.A.C.H.S. Co.   Made from peached stretch sateen fabric crafted in there classic Bleecker fit short. These shorts are so comfy and soft to the touch and fit perfect. It's hard sometimes to find that perfect fitting shorts.  They are either to tight/loose or to long/short.  These ones hit the spot and since Florida is heavy on the heat these will be getting some good use.  They retail for $75 and are currently on sale on J.A.C.H.S Co. for $45.00. Highly recommend these shorts. 

Blue Indigo Stretchy Shorts from J.A.C.H.S Co.

The second item I received was a Muralla Grey Short Sleeve Henley Shirt from Cohesive & Co. I'm becoming a big fan of this company and their clothes.  A little on the expensive side, but you do get what you pay for with them. As I've said in my first review of Trendy Butler that I'm not a fan of the long big shirts, however this one is a huge exception.  It goes great with the shorts and has the right length and fit to be a shirt I will wear a lot with other outfits. The going rate on this shirt is $88. 

Muralla Grey Short Sleeve Henley Shirt from Cohesive & Co.

The last and final item I received was a pair of Atlas Purple and Grey Dress socks by Ministry of Supply.  These socks rock!  They're so form fitting and soft and you feel like the sock's are like a soft pair of slippers that hug your feet. These socks have a 4-way stretch Atlas fabric and are coffee-infused to control odor and also have wicking channels to control the moisture. These socks will run you about $15 a pair. 

Atlas Purple and Grey Dress socks by Ministry of Supply

I also thought in this post that I would show the readers a little of how the outfit came together minus the socks. Hope you enjoyed this review and I wanted to give a nice shout out to Trendy Butler for their continued support and services on Upscale Geek

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