With gels that make you smell like a romantic millionaire jet fighter pilot, it’s easy to overlook the old fashioned bar of soap. Despite the long name, Duke Cannon’s Big Ass Brick of Soap ($5) is exactly what you need to overcome the delusion that your body wash will make you look like Ryan Gosling. This big soap brick is 3/4 lbs, lasts much longer than the average bar of soap, and contains steel cut grains for superior grip-ability. As Duke says, “Cure your mangina”.
Prepare your body for the Summer sun, stock up with Sam’s Natural Summer Survival Kit ($37.95). These “natural products made in America by your fellow Americans” should give you just about everything you need to get through the heat of the Summer. The kit comes with Sam’s Natural Campn Cool, Blood Orange Summer Skin Scrub, Summer Skin Rescue, Summer Wash, Triple Butter Summer Whip, Summer Skin Cool, and Coconut Lip Balm. Whether you are camping or at the beach, your skin could use this kit.
The Sun and your skin will be in constant battle all Summer long. Prepare your epidermis with these men’s skin care essentials, lest you end up like this lady.
Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm ($7.50), Baxter of California Hydro Salve Lip Balm ($8), Luck Tiger Organic Peppermint Lip Balm ($6), Nivea for Men Replenishing Lip Balm ($3), MenScience Advanced Lip Protection ($11).
Sun Bum PRO Premium Endurance Sunscreen ($18), Kiehl’s Vital Sun Protection Lotion ($19.50), Neutrogena Men Active Protect Face Lotion ($9), Anthony Logistics Sun Spray ($23), MD Solar Sciences Quick Dry Body Spray ($21).
Every so often, a monthly service comes along that is too good to pass up. Such is the case with the Dollar Shave Club ($1-$9/month), a monthly subscription for guys like us who hate dropping $20 every time we actually remember to pick up a new pack of razors. Choose among three f**king great blade options: the Humble Twin, the 4x, or the Executive, pay a low monthly fee, and have razors delivered monthly to your doorstep. Keeping a close shave couldn’t be any easier.
Either buy it as a gift for yourself, or buy it for someone else. Either way, you need to get the Birchbox Man ($45). Anthony Logistics for Men Advanced Formula Lip Balm SPF 25 and Shave Cream, Jack Black Double-Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20, BVLGARI MAN Eau De Toilette, Field Notes Notebook Mixed 3-Pack, Bonobos $25 Gift Card, Kérastase Pâte Capital Force Densifying Modeling Paste and Bain Capital Force Densifying Shampoo, Kérastase Homme Gym Bag, Supersmile Professional Whitening Toothpaste, EBOOST Super Berry Shots, and Skullcandy Earbuds. All for under $50? We don’t know how they do it, but we like it.
You manly musk should be consistent with your contemporary masculine approach to life, which is why we recommend Moonshine Cologne ($72). Woodsy, peppery, spicy, leathery… manly. We found about this cologne through this case study about starting a company by Matt Moore on one of our favorite blogs: The Art of Manliness. Each bottle of cologne was hand-filled with pure grit and ambition by the group of buddies who started this company just over one short year ago. Kudos, gentlemen!
If you obsess over having the perfect part, we have found the perfect comb to keep your obsession discreet: the Kent Folding Comb ($18). “Each tooth in this handmade folding comb has been individually hand-sawed, bevelled, and polished to ensure perfect hair penetration without scratching the scalp.” It folds to only 3.75″ and should fit securely in your pocket so you can secure those loose locks in place.
In honor of Movember, you should be growing your ‘stache accordingly. This does not, however, give you free rain to let the rest of the hair on your head and face run out of control. The Wahl Lithium Ion All-in-One Trimmer ($32) will help you keep your clean-cut look. This 17-piece set includes three beard guides, ear nose and brow detailer, dual foil shaver, T-blade trimmer with three guide combs, and just about everything else you might need to maintain your manly-locks.
The economy may be down, but it seems like the price of razors is at an all-time high. Make your multi-blade super razors last longer with the RazorPit ($29.99). After every shave microscopical residue, like skincells, water, and keratin is left on the blades, which causes them to feel dull. RazorPit uses a unique and patented friction technology to clean and sharpen your razor blades, keeping them good as new for months.