Posts Tagged ‘men

The Urban Graduate [trav.el]

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In every man’s luggage there should be 3 MANDATORY things. First, there should always be a suit or blazer/trousers combination (that’s in case any event pops up). Second, there should always be an EXTRA set of basic undergarments, you know — boxers/boxer briefs, crewneck/A-neck/V-neck t-shirt, and dress hosiery/athletic socks. Finally, there should be (drumroll please….) a DOPP KIT!

A Dopp Kit is to a man what a cosmetics caboodle is to a woman. We’re gonna run down some of the necessary elements of the dopp kit, so get out your pads and pens:

1. The actual Dopp bag

GQ Official Dopp Kit

Go with leather (traditional) or nylon (washable). You want something that’s durable, roomy, and shallow enough to stack inside your luggage.

2. Skin Care Products

Men's Grooming Products by Gentleman's Tonic

Travel appropriate shower gel, shampoo, facial cleansers, shaving cream, aftershave, and lotion.

3. Oral and Bodily Hygiene Products

Esquire's Top Oral Hygiene Picks

Travel appropriate toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, and of course — the toothbrush. For the body, deodorant and cologne of choice.

4. Hardware

Straight-Edge Razor by Hollow Ground

Razor (straightedge is ideal, but disposable or electric works too), finger/toe nail clipper, comb/brush, and nosehair trimmer (seriously).

5. X – Factors

Travel Kit by 3Sixteen x Dickson Hairshop

These are the answers to those “in case of….” scenarios. Book of matches, bandaids, aspirin or cold medication, condoms, lint roller, spare contact lenses, earplugs.

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February 23, 2009 at 3:12 pm

Get Familiar: Pocket Protectors

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If there were one understatement item to invest in this year, it would have to be the pocket square. In the eye of this recession, fashion is turning to it’s simple roots. In that transition, the age-old handkerchief has taken front seat, bringing a variety of contemporary designs along with it. And although traditionally male, square silks have become a clever accessory for women too (often larger and more vibrant). GET FAMILIAR!!

Silk Pocket Squares by Liberty of London

The color pallets and artistic details are what propel the new breed of pocket squares. Check out Liberty of London, they have a nice variety of squares and small silk scarves for both men and women.

Large Blue Peacock Silk Square by Liberty of LondonLarge Blue Peacock Silk Square Zoom shot

Pink Ianthe Silk Twill Square by Liberty of LondonPink Ianthe Silk Twill Square Zoom shot

Red Hera Silk Twill Square by Liberty of LondonRed Hera Silk Twill Square Zoom shot

And just in case you need some advice on how to fold one….

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January 28, 2009 at 11:04 am

The smARTORIALIST: The Ultimate Gift for Him

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It is rare that I endorse a particular object. I’m usually a fan of learning through observation, and then refining to one’s particular taste. However, TODAY, I’m going to step outside of my comfort zone and suggest that every guy acquire one specific book this holiday season — Esquire’s The Handbook of Style: A Man’s Guide to Looking Good.


This book is going to provide some key information about men’s wardrobing that can be used for years and years. Materials, cuts, outerwear, basic essentials, accessories……The Works — all the information you need to develop or preserve your style are inside it.

With that said, LADIES…if you need a gift idea….Ding, Ding. This is one of those gifts that will show A) you care about his appearance, B) you’re thoughtful, and C) you are really knowledgable about random things. Please be sure to put your order in quickly, because this item WILL sell out (release date isn’t until January 6, 2009).

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December 9, 2008 at 2:31 pm