Ask any significant other that's had to clean up stray hairs off the bathroom counter: beard trimming is messy business. Thanks to the Philips Norelco Vacuum Beard Trimmer ($40), you can finally ditch the tarp-like towel you've been using to keep your cut hairs at bay and trim with freedom. Features include a precision length selector from 1/32 to 23/32 of an inch, maintenance-free blades, a lithium ion battery good for 50 minutes of trimming, and, of course, an integrated vacuum system to ensure a clean counter and happy housemates.
We interrupt your regularly scheduled Thanksgiving to bring you the best new product of 2011: The Bear Deodorant Protector ($20) from Old Spice. Buy one and protect the stuff that protects you from sweat and stank, while displaying a noble trophy of manliness right beside your sink for all to see. Available in limited quantities, so order yours fast if you think your Matterhorn needs protecting.
Protecting your property shouldn't involve drilling holes and running wires. The Simplisafe Home Security System requires none of the above, and is easy to install yourself. It starts with a base station that connects to their service via WiFi with a backup cellular connection for emergencies. You can arm and disarm it from the keypad, with a key fob, or with your phone. Add on as many entry, motion, smoke, glass break, and CO sensors as you need — the system is easily expandable to fit your needs, and comes with the assurance of 24/7 monitoring.
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Inspired by the iridescent wings of the Blue Morpho butterfly, this new jacket from Vollebak has over two billion microscopic blue glass spheres embedded in resin on the jacket's surface. The glass spheres create an entirely reflective jacket that is constantly changing color while you ski or snowboard. The Blue Morpho is engineered for a max range of motion with plenty of room for a hoodie underneath. The jacket also is fully seam-sealed, waterproof, and includes an ocean-racing style marine hood and high collar. The visibly stunning piece of outerwear acts like a mirror for whatever light conditions you're in, with a liquid metal appearance under the sun that shifts to a bionic blue at night with any camera flash, torch, or searchlight.
Presented by Vollebak.
Presented by Vollebak.
Is your Movember 'stache — and any accompanying growth — getting a bit unruly? Spread a couple drops of Wild Man Beard Conditioner ($13) around your hairy mug. A special blend of sweet almond oil, Vitamin E, and Essential Oils of rosemary, lavender, cedar, and lime, it'll prevent blemishes, keep your growth feeling soft, and give your face a subtle yet manly scent.
Leave it to one of TV's most impressive 'staches to come up with the perfect comb. The Offerman Woodshop Mustache Comb ($75) get their name from Nick Offerman — also known as Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation, and are hand carved out of various exotic and local woods, with a non-toxic finish. Just the thing for keeping your Movember growth in check.
Buying a pre-owned timepiece can be a little daunting. StockX takes the stress out of the process with their online marketplace. After purchase, every watch is sent to their authentication center for inspection by a team of master watchmakers. This ensures your new accessory is the real deal and in excellent condition before it even reaches your doorstep. Plus, their selection includes everything from the most sought after Rolex Explorer and Cartier Tank, to more accessible options like the Seiko Prospex, so picking just one will be the only hassle.
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Keep your look light and crisp with these Laight Jeans from Mott & Bow. And they don't just look good, but they're built for comfort as well, made using high quality 16% stretch denim. And Mott & Bow have a great try-on program which sends you two pairs of jeans with a preprinted prepaid return label to send back the size that does not fit. Available in 32", 34", and now 30" length, they're hand-sanded, stone-washed, and treated for a just-right fade that pairs perfectly with bright spring and summer tops and requires no break-in.
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If you're both a) serious about grooming and b) flush with cash but c) don't live near a proper barber shop, then The Art of Shaving Power Shave Collection ($400-$450) is for you. This incredibly stylish set includes a first-of-its-kind brush, featuring either pure or fine badger hair, that uses powered oscillations designed to lift the beard and produce a rich lather, helping the weighted, powered, spotlight-boasting razor to shave that much closer. Polished chrome and black lacquered accents abound on the brush, razor, and included stand, making it one of the most impressive grooming sets we've seen.
When you think about it, changing tiny plastic combs out just to try and get your facial hair the right length is pretty archaic. The Remington Touch Control Beard & Stubble Trimmer ($50) does away with this concept for good by giving you control of an LED touchscreen, offering up 175 different lengths from 0.4mm to 18.0mm, or a wide enough range to handle nearly every style, from standard stubble to a moderate moustache.