Whether your getting ready to head back to school or looking for a new work bag, then this Urban Man Larger Waterproof Bag ($79) would hit the spot.  Not only is it stylish but the interior has a computer inter-layer, cell phone pocket and an interior slot pocket.  It can hold up to a 15 inch laptop and did I mention that it was waterproof. It comes in 6 different color schemes to match up anyone's taste. Check out Urban Man for more information and to check out their other bags. Get 10% off when you fill out your email!

If you wear contact lenses, you know they're essential — and likely know the feeling of panic when you realize you're on your last pair and haven't ordered new ones. With a subscription service from Hubble ($30 monthly) you'll be taken care of. They delivers high-quality disposable lenses right to your door every month, so you don't have to remember when it's time to re-up. The lenses are made from a high-grade hydrogel material for all-day comfort, by an FDA-approved factory that's been making contacts for over two decades. The first box is FREE, the monthly charge is roughly half what you'd pay for competing dailies, and if you need a prescription, Hubble will even set you up with an optometrist for an eye exam before you place an order.

Finding the right kind of pomade products for your hair can be a challenge. This Seattle-based barbershop Rudy’s has styled hair for 25 years. With that grooming kind of experience, the brand is now introducing a line of modern pomades to style unruly manes and help you find the right match for your hair. Available in shine, matte and clay, these pomades bring out the best in everybody, no matter your hair or style. Plus, the price point will not hurt the old mighty bank account.

Hypebeast guy or gal avert your eyes now. Sure they're on the pricey side but you'll have them for life and their style is timeless. These are some of the sexiest shoes that you've never heard of. Our friends at SimpleThreads.co recently introduced us to this fine American classic. Hand crafted in Maine, New England Outerwear Co. creates some of the most comfortable and classically fashioned kicks that I have had the luxury of wearing. Best of all it's a product made in the USA.

The design is traditional and branding minimal, this is not the shoe that you wear for everyone else to notice. This is a hand made work of art that uses only the best materials that can be sourced locally. The shoes are meant to last a lifetime, it's best put in their words "We don't compromise on anything, we are committed to making a pair for you that fits great, wears well, and will be with you for years (with, maybe, a few resoles in between)".

What do you think, splurge worthy huh? Feel free to check out their site here and show them some love.

For the guy that is always on the go or for the relax at home kind of guy. There is an app that can help get your alcohol in a quick fashion. Minibar Delivery allows you to order bottles of wine, beer and liquor from the comfort of your home, or even on-the-go thanks to their app. They provide deliveries straight to your door in as little as 30-60 minutes, and you can even schedule your order in advance or set it to be recurring, so your favorite brand is always available. Minibar Delivery is available in most major cities, and there aren't any hidden fees or markups to your selections.

Here is the first attempt at rethinking the traditional split key ring, originally designed over 100 years ago. The KNOX ($19) has is improved aesthetically, with the outer 10-sided geometry, while maintaining the smooth circular inner curve. This will help keep the keys moving freely, without getting caught at the angles. The design of the ring, also allows a push-pull motion in opening the ring, rather than having to pry with your finger nails.  You can open this key rings, even while wearing gloves, and those with arthritis, will also find this key ring more convenient to use.

It is true that some styles and trends fade but some are classic and move on to the next year and so forth.

Below are some styles and grooming tips. Not all tips are include but it's the little things that help improve your style games.

Suave Grooming's Style & Grooming Guide 2017

Suave Grooming’s Style & Grooming Guide 2017, courtesy of Suave Grooming


The pompadour will have another strong year in 2017 but the catwalk and celebrity trends are signalling the return of buzz cuts and long hair.

Beard Styles

Beards are still as popular as ever but moving  more towards groomed and well kept. Beard oil is key in taming an unruly beard. The balboa and short beards are easy to maintain whereas the faded beard requires more maintenance but compliments a fade haircut extremely well.

  • Pre-shave oil -Apply this oil before shaving cream to reduce irritation.
  • Shaving brush – This will create a superior lather and exfoliate your skin.
  • Safety razor – Ditch the disposable and get a closer shave with a safety razor.
Skin Care
  • Exfoliate – Exfoliate twice a week to remove dead skin cells that clog your pores.
  • Moisturize – Keep your skin healthy, energized and hydrated by moisturizing daily.
  • Eye pads – Try under eye gel pads to reduce swollen morning eyes and dark circles.
  • Sunscreen – Sunscreen isn’t just for vacation. Protect yourself from harmful UV rays.
The Perfect Suit
  • Color – Suit color comes down to two choices; grey and navy. The latter is far more versatile.
  • Buttons – Play it safe and opt for a two-buttoned blazer that can be both smart and casual.
  • Lapels – Wide lapels are in but only work if you have a broad stature. Anything over 3” will work.
  • Cuffs – How much of your cuff should show? Experts differ but ¼” to ½” will add that special touch.

Although there are many creative ways to wear a tie, there are three knots every man should perfect for every occasion.
  • Four-in-hand – Casual events
  • Half Windsor – Business meetings
  • Full Windsor – Formal events
Shoe Game
  • While some men opt for a shoe collection, only three are essential for a capsule wardrobe.
  • Casual sneaker – For those dress down days a casual sneaker such as Converse All Stars will never go amiss.
  • Brown boots – Brown boots are incredibly versatile. Leather is a safe bet but suede Chelsea boots are great for summer.
  • Black dress shoe – The mighty Oxford will put you in good stead as a dress shoe for suit days and formal occasions.
Wardrobe Essentials
  • Cedar wood hangers – Cedar is excellent at absorbing water and repelling moths. Use the correct sized width to avoid stretching or drooping the shoulders.
  • Shoe trees – These will maintain the shape of your shoes, particularly during travel and will prevent them from cracking.
  • Shoe polishing kit – It’s not just about having clean shoes. Shoes need a good polish to remain healthy and conditioned.

Oars + Alps Full Skincare Kit

Seeing how I'm one that doesn't have the best skin. I'm always looking for face products that meet a certain standard and have less chemicals and I have found one.  Oars + Alps full Skincare Kit, which you can do an auto-replenish subscription or do a one-time order. It has ingredients like Alpine Caribou Moss, an active ingredient in the Oars + Alps skincare line, combats UV rays and dryness and provides much-needed antioxidants. Check out their three-piece kit: a face wash stick (the only one you’ll find), an anti-aging face moisturizer and eye cream, and natural deodorant. Utilizing other ingredients like shea butter, safflower oil, jojoba oil and, of course, lichen with superpowers. One-time order $44 or get 10% off on auto-replenish subscription. Check it out today!

Oars + Alps Kit

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.

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