Should Men Ever Get Lip Injections?

In this day and age, more and more men are opting for cosmetic procedures including lip enhancement.

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Cosmetic surgery used to be reserved for mostly women, but times have certainly changed. This is the age of the Menaissance, and more and more gentleman are looking to keep up their appearance, using whatever means are necessary.

The problem with men and cosmetic procedures, is that male facial features tend to be sharper and more dominant, thus any change automatically looks more drastic, and can lead to mishaps like Michael Douglas and Mickey Rourke.

If you are a man looking to shave a few years off your appearance, I urge you to use caution and be subtle. One way to do so is with the use of facial fillers, like Restylane Silk. I recently visited my dermatologist Dr. Ellen Marmur, and she filled me in on the new product (no pun intended).

First off, you must know that I have a few fine lines around my mouth. I also have noticed as I have aged (I am 31 now) that my lips have lost a little volume. Restylane Silk is the only FDA approved product exclusively for subtle lip enhancement. It is also used to treat lines and wrinkles around the mouth and create symmetry in the face. The key is that the treatment is subtle, so you don’t have to worry about going from looking like Michael Fassbender to Khloe Kardashian.

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A good result regarding fillers for men.

I wasn’t actually aware of this, but as we age, fat and collagen deteriorate in the face, thus our handsome skin becomes thinner, and wrinkles more prominent. Restylane Silk is made of hyaluronic acid, a very lightweight serum that is injected using a very fine needle. The result is a plumper, fuller lip or line that lasts up to 6 months.

Dr. Marmur confided in me that she has many male patients, and she is seeing more and more men come in to address the area around the mouth.

It is every gentleman’s duty to present his best face to the world. We are lucky enough to live in a day and age where we can do that, even if we need a little help to get there.

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How the Dapper Man Dresses for a Job Interview

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One of my favorite things to do is help a friend get ready for something. I had a friend need my advice on his outfit for a job interview that he had the next day and I showed up with a few pairs of shoes and shirts to work some magic. It got me inspired to write some helpful tips for the man who needs some assistance getting ready for a stressful job interview.

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1. Neat Hair

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2. Shave – This depends on the type of job you are going for. Some places allow it and some don’t. If you chose to keep your facial hair, try and keep the neck clean and shaped.

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3. Always wear some type of button up. Seriously, I’m not kidding. It shows that you care and make sure it is either a solid color or a pattern that compliments the outfit.

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4. A nice fitted pair of dark wash denim or pressed dress pants. Like I said before, depending on the job and situation, dark wash denim can be totally acceptable.

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5. TUCK IN YOUR SHIRT. No excuses.

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6. Wear a tie or bow tie. It’s always a great idea.

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7. Get a manicure. Jagged and or dirty nails will always be noticed.

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8. Wear a nice belt. It’s all in the details.

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9. Keep accessories to a minimum. A nice watch is the most you’ll really need.

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10. Don’t wear too much cologne. You don’t want to knock someone out.

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11. Make sure your shoes are as clean as possible. Don’t forget those wing tips!

 

 

I hope these tips help you on your next job interview!

 

– Jamie

How should a Gentleman Shave?

Any gentleman must have a shaving brush and razor in his collection.  I find it a most perfect gift for those with a taste for luxury and something you can use and treasure (potentially) for a life time.

If the act of shaving is as personally important to you as getting a clean shave, then it stands to reason that you should take care to invest in your grooming implements. A handmade shaving stand is an excellent way to care for your straight razors and badger brush, while also adding aesthetic value to your washroom.  Many of the options can be design objects in and of themselves.  I personally do not need to use a cut throat razor as I find it hard to grow a beard!

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Walnut and Cherry-$79

Shaving stands vary in price remarkably and the key is that you don’t need to spend the national debt!  You can find very attractive shaving stands online for a reasonable price, such as the handcrafted wooden options featured in this post.
Implements like this can take the act of shaving from a daily nuisance to a cherished ritual, and are worth the minor investment.

If you already own one, remember that it makes the perfect gift for the special gentleman in your life!

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Solid Walnut-$76

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Solid Cherry with Padauk- $69
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How to Select the Proper Straight Razor

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Harner 7/8 Stainless Steel, Quarter Hollow Ground, Curly Koa Scales w/ Matching Silvertip Badger Brush- $760

It is often said that shaving with a straight razor will not only give you the closest shave possible, but that the experience of the shave is cathartic and rewarding. That being said, using a straight razor for grooming is known amongst many circles as a skilled art form, and not for the impatient man. While there are many online beginner’s shaving guides, such as the one listed here, your first foray into the world of shaving with a straight razor must be purchasing the correct tool.

Dovo is generally regarded as one of the top 3 purveyors of men’s straight razors within the community. One noteworthy feature of the Dovo line is that they deal in everything from custom blades to artisan brush stands, with price-points as low as $30 and as high as $1500. With such a wide range of products you are bound to find Continue reading