Thanks to Jay-Z, we know that rocking Tom Ford is the stylish thing to do — and now you can rock it even when you're in shorts and flip-flops with Tom Ford Wood & Tobacco Cologne. These premium scents are decidedly masculine, with the wood offering notes of rosewood, cardamom, oud wood, sandalwood, vetiver, tonka bean and amber, and the tobacco mixing oud wood resin with smoking aromatic and idealized Arabic tobacco. For an extra dose of manliness, splash yourself with a little bourbon. On second thought, don't — just drink it instead.
Forget your fragile glass bottles and hit the road smelling great with Fulton & Roark Solid Colognes. Made from carefully-formulated mixes of oils, fragrance, and wax, these great-smelling colognes come packed in rugged solid metal containers that make it easy to carry them along with you wherever you go. And when it's time for a little boost of scent, simply rub your finger over the surface, apply a bit to your neck and wrists, and proceed to smell great.
If you're the kind of guy who would rather spend his weekends outdoors — climbing, skiing, hiking, backpacking, canoeing — rather than hanging out at the newest club, the way you smell probably isn't top of mind. But at some point you've got to get clean, so you might as well do it with something made from simple, natural ingredients that won't dry out your skin — something like Sasquatch Soap. Available in a range of manly recipes, you can choose between pine tar, gold moss scrub, cedar citrus, cool fresh aloe, and more, each handmade to suit guys like you.
Sure, they can be a bit intimidating — but there's no better shave than the one you get from a straight razor properly wielded. And the Bison x Max Sprecher Straight Razor is a near-perfect specimen, made to last for generations to come. Featuring a hefty full-size blade forged from carbon steel, it's made to hold a cutting age that will last and last. The handle (also known as the scales) is made from carbon fiber that will never lose its shape, all while maintaining a light weight for excellent balance. Store it in the included leather sleeve which, like the rest of the razor, is handmade right here in the USA.
Sure, we should moisturize our hands more often — after every trip to the wash room would be a good start — but we're guys. We just don't. Sometimes that leaves us with chapped, red, gnarly-looking hands. And when that happens, it's a good idea to have a rub of Weather Ready Hand Repair Balm handy. This healing product includes natural oils, beeswax, Calendula extract, Myrrh, and Bentonite Clay, all of which combine to get your hands looking and feeling like normal in no time.
It may have been developed for the Swedish Military, but you don't need to be a soldier to enjoy the benefits of Hudsalve. Well adapted for use in cold weather and wind, this balm is great for protecting your lips, as well as your face, hands, joints, and feet. And as with any great multi-use substance, it's become popular for more than just skin protection, being used as mosquito protection, weapon grease, and even leather treatment. Just don't go looking for it in cherry or some similarly silly flavor.
So many fitness trackers — and so few of them that can do more than one thing. The Atlas Fitness Tracker promises to track everything. This wrist-mounted device features an active display, a heart rate monitor, x, y, and z axis tracking and advanced software. It knows what exercise you're doing, and can also give you feedback on whether you're cheating or using proper form. It's waterproof, so it can also track swimming exercises, and knows the difference between breaststroke, freestyle, and everything else. In addition, it can actually learn new exercises, so whether you're training at your local gym of lifting boulders and swinging swords in the wilderness, it can adapt. Try that with your average clip-on sensor.
No, it's not an eyeball-mounted version of Glass. Instead, the Google Smart Contact Lens aims to help those with diabetes manage their disease by using a tiny wireless chip and sensor that are embedded in the contact and constantly measure the glucose levels in the wearer's tears. Obviously they're still in the testing phase — they're even considering integrating tiny LED lights to indicate when levels spike or fall below certain thresholds — but for those suffering with diabetes, it can't hit the market fast enough.
Your dentist just got a powerful new sidekick — and no, we're not talking about that weird suction device he uses to remove all your spit, that's old news. The Kolibree Smart Toothbrush ($TBA) is the only existing app-connected toothbrush (for now), and that makes it better. Much better. So, for those of you who couldn't remember to brush your teeth twice a day, or if you forget the most important parts of your mouth on a regular basis, this one's for you. It does all the remembering — and nagging — for you, alerting you via a mobile app when it's time to brush again, tracking your brushing effectiveness, and charting your progress over time. It'll even send updates to your dentist or share them with your family, in case you need a little added reinforcement.
Body washes, cleansing bars, exfoliating scrubs, moisturizing creams — come on guys, do we really need all this? After all, we're still men. So get clean like a real man, with Chiefs Pine Man Wash ($29). It's all you need for your morning ritual, with a smell like fresh pine, and organic coconut and olive oils for a lather that will get you clean without leaving you feeling dried out. It's also non-toxic, biodegradable, and made in the USA, all while coming in one of the largest bottles on the market (16 ounces). So ditch all those extra bottles cluttering up your shower, stick with the basics, and keep it manly.
Sometimes a cup of coffee (or three) in the morning isn't quite enough to get you going -- and while you could take up running every morning, it would be a lot easier to just use Pacific Caffeinated Shaving Stuff ($10 and up). Every product in their line of shaving stuff is fortified with caffeine, helping to naturally constrict the veins in your face, keep your skin healthy with antioxidants, and absorb into your blood for a morning boost. Choose from their exfoliating wash, shaving cream, moisturizer, and after shave, each one made with caffeine. All of their products are made in the USA, not tested on animals, and made with a minty scent that invigorates you on even the roughest mornings.
If you're sick of cheap plastic combs that fall to pieces after only weeks of normal usage, it might be time to think about upgrading to the Octovo Ti Comb ($150). Made from high-grade titanium — the same material used in aerospace, marine, and automotive applications — this comb has a black titanium finish making it incredibly durable, lightweight, and resistant to the normal wear and tear that plagues inferior combs. It also comes in a custom Italian leather sleeve so you can take your comb anywhere. Available in limited quantities, this comb is nearly sold out, so get yours now, unless you want to deal with crappy combs for the rest of your life.