A few weeks back I was fortunate enough to be invited along to Farfetch’s SS16 event in Murdock’s Soho barbershop to hear about their plans for the future of men’s style and what the new season will bring as a whole. It was a wonderful opportunity to see some fellow male bloggers, discuss the newest iconic pieces and, for those who wanted it, receive one of Murdock’s signature grooming treatments. View Post
As Summer approaches, there are a fair few positives to look forward to. Warm evenings in beer gardens, days lasting longer and holiday season in full flow it’s certainly a great time of year. However, an area where men can tend to ignore the consequences of the heat is skincare and the inevitable issues with body odour that the summer temperatures bring.
The Clean for Men classic range aims to resolve this problem by using long-lasting, fresh scents in their products to keep you feeling clean and smelling great even when the Mercury levels start rising. Clean Skincare sent me one of the gift sets and I put it to the test over the last few weeks of early Summer sun. You can find a summary of my thoughts based on the usual criteria below. View Post
There are various washes and shower gels that have entered the market over the past year, promising to be a one-product-for-all deal that will work on your face, body, hair etc. meaning you won’t have to take a full washbag with you whenever you hit the gym. Two brands that have attempted to champion this concept are heavyweight beauty brand Molton Brown (whose offering has already been reviewed on here) and, by comparison, industry newbie Scaramouche & Fandango.
The idea itself is a tricky one as your hair, face and body require different kinds of car in the way they are washed. For example, your face is likely to be more delicate than the rest of your body’s skin which requires a more sensitive wash. Taking this into account it would appear that a multi-purpose sportswash provides a “jack of all trades, master of none” experience, yet S&F state that this isn’t the case and that their product is suitable for all areas o f the body. Dubious? I wasn’t without my concerns either, but I was keen to try it out and see whether it was able to deliver on it’s promises. View Post
Not too long ago a friend of mine told me that he had stopped using shampoo to wash his hair, instead electing to just use clean, warm water and conditioning every 1-2 days. Somewhat baffled by this statement (and the fact that his hair didn’t look greasy or dry, it looked great) I went away with hundreds of questions about the idea and what the benefits were. The biggest question was: can I improve the health of my hair and scalp by removing shampoo from my grooming routine? View Post