Santa, I need help!


The holidays are here again, and now you’re asking yourself, what do I get the guy who says he doesn’t need anything.  If you were not part of the after Thanksgiving bonanza at 5am in the morning, you probably missed out on great deals, that the guys in your life already have.  Make the next two weeks of your shopping easy with these suggestions which will keep him thankful, and happy…….until, Valentine’s Day.

Hugo Boss wool/cashmere scarf – give him something to keep his neck warm, and looking good.

Swash Express Clothing Care System – the latest gadget to keep his shirts looking wrinkle free.

Bose Soundlink bluetooth speaker – for the sports fan in your life.

Cole Haan Lunargrand wingtip shoe – every guy has black or brown shoes, give him some color.

Wine Enthusiast counter top refrigerator – guys that enjoy wine, and want a cellar, start with this.

Armstrong & Wilson neckwear – new collection of ties in collaboration w/ NBA player Chris Bosh. 20% off special promo by liking there Facebook page or following on Twitter.

Dad’s and ties

A tie rack is much better for dad to keep his neckwear than his sock drawer.

What’s touching your face?

Today is June 9th, and as you look forward to July 4th weekend, lets not forget that Father’s Day is right around the corner.  With a week to go, sons, daughters, and wives are scrambling with ideas on what to get the dad in their life.  To ease your stress, over the next few days, we will share a few suggestions that are sure to make this holiday easier for you.

Skincare line from Solo Noir

skin care by Solo Noir

With the business of mens skin care booming, and so many choices, is there a brand that men of color should use?  Solo Noir, sold online and stores such as Whole Foods was created by entrepreneur Andrea Polk.  After trying the samples, I love a non-alcoholic product that doesn’t burn my face, and has a clean fragrance to it.

The “REFINED” product was great, as I used it to exfoliate my skin, remove a few blackheads, and minimize my in-grown hairs. Like most men who have grown their beard over the winter, the “SMOOTH” product softened my skin and beard.  Any product I can use to prevent coarse facial hair, other men with beards will love as well.

Lexington Collection razor

Lexington Collection razor

How many times has your father nicked and cut his face shaving.  Most likely he’s rushing to get to work, and what guy wants a clean shaven face with spots of blood on his shirt collar.  The Art of Shaving has answered the question of “how do I prevent nicks and cuts?” The Lexington Collection razor is our next generation tool that uses a Flexball which connects the blade to the body of the shaver.  When most men shave from ear to jaw line, the razor is adjusted several times to go underneath the jaw.  With the Flexball, there is no need to adjust the razor, as it conforms to the contour of your face.  The more contact surface the razor has, the more efficient, and cleaner of a shave your father or man in your life will have.



Gifts? What gifts?


Whatever holiday you celebrate, Tis the season for gift giving.  What do you get the guy who has it all?  I found these gifts by Penquin, that any guy can use.  As simple and small as these items look, keeping your shoes shined is putting your best foot forward.  For guys that travel, a Dopp kit “travel bag” is perfect for carrying the basic essentials, making anywhere he stays more hospitable.  In addition to your shaving cream, and toothpaste, your manicure set should squeeze into your Dopp kit.  Last but not least, a flask can be a great gift, when used properly.  On a cold winter night, your favorite cold or warm beverage will keep you from shivering.  For more gift ideas visit

What out the box gift are you searching for this season?


Style your scruff

MicroTouch Switchblade

MicroTouch Switchblade


As we enter the month where facial hair is widely accepted, gentleman need to keep presentable.  To help keep up appearances, I recently tried the MicroTouch Switchblade.

Whether, you are a college student with a lot of growth on your face, or an established adult in the work place, your beard and mustache don’t have to overshadow who you are.  When I can’t make it to the barbershop, the only thing keeping me from looking Iike Wolverine, is the Switchblade.  It allows me to keep my facial hair, and keep a groomed appearance.

Small in stature, the Switchblade comes with a 10-piece grooming kit that is perfect for travelling.  Using 2 triple-A batteries, this styler comes with several guides to make sure that you trim what you want and nothing more.  On one side of the trimmer a 2mm, 4mm, & 6mm attachment are great for your sideburns, eyebrows, and for detailing.  On the other end of the trimmer, the Switchblade comes with 2 bigger attachments that are perfect for keeping your head of hair GQ perfect and Instagram ready.

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Rain or shine


When it rains, it pours, so if you want to keep your work, as well as yourself dry, try these products from Davek.  Sales rep David Kahng educated me on Davek, and what separates them from other brand’s.  Davek umbrellas  are made with a steel shaft and have fiberglass reinforced ribs which make this brand’s umbrellas stronger than the competition.  With six models ranging from $99 to $149, Davek umbrellas come with a lifetime guarantee.  Sold in stores such as Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus, these umbrellas make a great gift, or your go to umbrella when the weather isn’t so nice.