Grooming

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Tom Daxon Sicilian Wood Duo

By Alex Noble

Chaps, grooming is an extremely important part of life for contemporary gentlemen. I would argue that a well-groomed individual often feels very good about themselves, which will in turn enhance their daily output (work or social) and general mood. I’m not about to embark upon an analysis of the human psyche and you may think what […]

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Mankind Advent Calendar

By Matt Denney

I’m still a big fan of the daily festive ritual that is the opening of an advent calendar in the lead up to Christmas Day. But it’s also fair to say I’ve also been on the look out for an alternative to the typical chocolate indulgence of previous years. Enter Mankind and their premium advent calendar, stocked […]

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Mankind & GQ Collaborate to Create the Ultimate Grooming Set

By Joe Burns

Is your bathroom cabinet looking a bit dull at the moment? Are you using the same old products since your teenage years? Maybe you’ve experimented along the way, you’ve progressed from wet look gel to a pomade, and begun to dabble with night-time moisturisers? The ever growing grooming world can be daunting, but thanks to […]

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L:A BRUKET SALT SPRAY REVIEW

By Joe Burns

If you have slightly longer hair, you may often struggle with your regular styling product, and find that it just doesn’t go a long way, or at least not hold your style for long enough. Recently, there has been an influx in salt sprays, designed to create extra volume in your hair and at the […]

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Baxter of California Vitamin Cleansing Soap

By Joe Burns

You may not have used a bar of soap for a long time, opting instead for tubes or bottles of shower lotions and potions, but perhaps this will make you re-think your options… This is one big bar of soap, almost 200g to be precise, so it’s bound to last you a fair while. That’s […]

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HAECKELS SEAWEED / SEA BUCKTHORN BODY CLEANSER REVIEW

By Joe Burns

Sometimes you wake up and feel like you haven’t slept a wink all night – getting up can be very tough indeed, so at times like these, it’s great to have a shower with a product that invigorates and wakes up your senses. Haeckels have created something that does just that. This body cleanser starts […]

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Just For Men: A Day at the NFL

By Adam

When it comes to grooming most men will agree that simple is best. Nobody wants to be wading through reams of information and instructions just to establish if that product is right for them. That’s where Just for Men hits the mark.  From the box branding to the product application itself, it’s all with the […]

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THE REFINERY LIP BALM REVIEW

By Joe Burns

Every man has his essential items required to get ready to face the day, and if you’re like me, then a good quality lip balm is definitely on that list. I’ve used many over the years, from your basic petroleum jelly to your cheap and cheerful drug-store option, but these days I opt for something […]

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Patrick’s M2 Pomade

By Joe Burns

Hair styling has come a hell of a long way since the days of wet-look gel, and we are very happy about that! As time passes, more and more options become available to us to cater to the ever-changing styles that come in and out of fashion. Patrick’s have been very busy indeed, spending years […]

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Mamlooq Grooming Review

By Joe Burns

Latest to join our lotions and potions is the luxury hair and beard oil from our friends at Mamlooq. They have created a series of luxury products ideal for today’s modern gentleman, especially those with hair below the ears as well as above. There’s now a miriad of personal hair and beard care products on […]

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men-ü Shave/Facial Essential Kit Review

By Joe Burns

men-ü reached out to us to get our thoughts on their shave/facial essential kit, so it’s only right that we pass on our findings to you. Their kit is made up of a “Healthy Facial Wash”,  “Shave Crème”, “Facial Moisturiser Lift” and “Matt Skin Refresh Gel” combined with a “Pro Black Shaving Brush”. The theory […]

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Aesop Moroccan Neroli Post-Shave Lotion Review

By Joe Burns

As you know, shaving can leave your skin feeling tight, dry, and sometimes irritated, so using a moisturiser or balm afterwards is vital. Aesop have created this lotion though, which is lighter than a cream, so it rubs in easily and doesn’t clog your pores. I can tell you that a little goes a long […]

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ILK Grooming Box

By Joe Burns

We were lucky to receive a selection of items from ILK London – a gentlemen’s grooming service that produce how-to videos, tips, ideas and hand-picked products for all hair, beard, and skin care regimes. In our selection we had C.O Bigelow’s Hair & Body Wash, Baxter of California Daily Protein Shampoo, Dr. Jackson’s Everyday Oil, […]

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Boss Bottled Tonic

By Joe Burns

This year, Boss Bottled released the new Boss Bottled Tonic, which I’ve the pleasure of using for the last couple of weeks. It’s fair to say that some cologne’s are for special occasions and others fare better for the working week. Boss Bottled Tonic is in our opinion for the latter, but make no mistake, […]