Give your hair the brewery treatment with Redken Clean Brew Shampoo ($7) — made with a combination of malt, brewer's yeast, and orange zest for a subtle smell that will conjure memories of your favorite craft brewery. This shampoo has anti-grit technology that gives you a deep clean down to your scalp while removing dirt, unnecessary oil, and any product you use. It's ideal for anyone with normal to oily hair, eliminating the oil that causes that greasy look, without drying out your skin.
Take your personal grooming routine back to basics with the Baxter Safety Razor Set ($250). This shaving set includes a double-edged safety razor, a genuine badger-hair shave brush, and a stand to hold both. The razor and the shave brush both have brass, nickel-plated handles, polished to a shiny finish, and featuring a pattern inspired by a vintage barbershop pole. The badger-hair brush perfectly distributes your shave cream across your face, lifting your facial hair, and letting you get a great shave every time.
If you're looking for a fragrance that's as manly as it is unique, then check out Bottega Veneta Pour Homme ($80-$110), their first cologne made for men. It's made from fir balsam, pine, juniper, and leather giving it a refined, yet masculine scent. The bottle is made from Murano glass, features matte black hardware, and leather around the cap. Choose from a 1.7 ounce bottle or a larger three ounce bottle.
Take care of all your shaving needs for the next month, season, or year in one purchase with Harry's Fall/Winter Truman Set ($20). This limited edition set includes a Truman handle, in your choice of seasonally-appropriate color schemes: ash fox, headily grange, nautilus captain, or woodsman. It also comes with three blades and shave cream — everything you'd need to avoid stubble for a month. Or, opt for a shaving plan and have blades shipped to your door every month, making picking up shaving supplies one less thing you ever have to worry about.
While we can't officially comment on the amount of real panther bits contained in Sex Panther Cologne ($35), we can tell you that 60 percent of the time, it works every time — but you already knew that. So, if your perfectly-groomed caterpillar mustache and red polyester suit aren't quite attracting the attention you crave, it might be time to consider a bolder tack. This officially-licensed Anchorman cologne is truly the stuff of legends, and is meant for only the manliest of men (the kind of men who play jazz flute and fearlessly face a full-grown bear, head on). If that's not you, it might be best to leave this stuff for the real men.
The buy one, give one movement is going strong with companies like Toms and Warby Parker — now Bogobrush ($40) has entered the mix. They offer a fairly-straightforward concept: a subscription service delivering a simply-made, environmentally- and socially-conscious toothbrush every three months (and for every one you get, an American in need gets one as well). The toothbrushes feature an entirely-biodegradable design, thanks to their bamboo construction. This helps you avoid contributing to the 450 million toothbrushes thrown away annually in the USA, all while helping spread good dental hygiene.
As a young man, while vacationing in the French Riviera, John F. Kennedy met a young dandy named Albert Fouquet, known for his expertise in crafting fine fragrances. Kennedy was particularly impressed with one scent — now called Eight & Bob ($195) — and asked for a bottle. Fouquet included a note with the gift, which read in part "in this bottle, you will find the dash of French glamour that your American personality lacks." Later, after returning home, Kennedy requested another order of eight bottles, plus one for his brother Robert (hence the name). Now, after more than 70 years in dormancy, this fragrance is available in limited quantities, so you too can add a bit of French glamour to your personality.
We give a lot of thought to what kind of beer we drink, but most of the time, we can't be bothered to think about what we put in our hair. Atlantic Farms Hops Shampoo ($24) has us thinking it might be time to make a change. We know hops makes our favorite beers taste great, but apparently it's good for our hair too — it helps moisturize dry scalps. Combined with essential oils from rosemary, grapefruit, and fir needles, this shampoo is bound to make your hair smell better than your favorite watering hole.
Shaving irritation — also known as burn — is a fact of life for most guys that rely on a electric razor. The Braun CoolTec Shaver ($200) aims to put that problem on ice. Literally. It's the first razor to incorporate Thermo-Electric-Cooling technology, cooling down as it runs, and using an aluminum cooling bar to soothe your skin with every stroke. Of course, it still needs to cut down tough hairs to be effective, and for that it has a three-stage cutting system with a SensoBlade that's designed to cut down hairs both short and long in a single pass, no matter which direction they're growing. Adding a touch of cool to the shaving aisle in August.
Don't worry — it won't leave your mouth smelling like beer. That said, Atlantic Farms Hops Lip Balm ($7) is made using that favorite of beer flavorings, hops. The process starts by steeping citrusy, potent varieties of hops in virgin olive oil, which is then blended with coconut and hempseed oils, as well as organic beeswax. Finally, the mixture is enriched with vitamin E, has its flavor added, and is then finished with finely ground hops to improve the texture and provide a hoppy finish — just like your favorite IPA.
Smell like a man this summer by spraying on some Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb ($80). This masculine fragrance does a particularly great job of balancing fruity scents like bergamot and grapefruit with spices like chili pepper and saffron, with a handful of manly smells like leather and tobacco thrown in for good measure. Oh, and it comes in a custom built grenade bottle, just so you don't get it confused with your less-explosive colognes.
It's time to step up your shave game. Co-founded by one of the guys who started Warby Parker, Harry's is a new company that aims to shake up the grooming world, giving guys "a great shave at a fair price". Their launch collection includes two expertly-designed and super ergonomic razors ($10-$20) plus 5-blade replacement cartridges ($2) made by German engineers, and a special shave cream ($8) that's full of good vitamins and extracts. You can order all the Harry's stuff separately, or you can get everything in a set. Sayonara, stubble.