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Men's grooming guide

Men's Grooming Guide


Wondering how to get the perfect shave? Follow our guide for all the tips, tricks and grooming products you need to make your routine a whole lot smoother. 

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Before
Before you do anything else, start by washing your face with warm water. Whether this is in the shower or over a basin, it will soften the hair making it easier to cut, as well as opening your pores, reducing the risk of ingrown hairs. Even better, use an exfoliating cleanser to remove every trace of dirt, oil and dead skin cells which would otherwise end up in your razor.


During
Now you have the perfect canvas, apply a shaving gel or cream to the hair in upwards motions. The Elemis Ice Cool Foaming Shave Gel is a fail-safe option. This will improve the glide of your razor and show exactly which spots you've missed. A good formula will also protect against irritation and result in fewer nicks.


After
A hard-working post-shave product will ensure your skin looks healthy and leave you smelling fresh. Rinse your face with cold water to close your pores before applying an aftershave balm like the Acqua di Parma Colonia Pura to soothe your skin and eliminate redness or itching. Finally, apply a moisturiser to restore your hydration levels.


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8 red lipsticks to wear this summer

8 red lipsticks to wear this summer

Ask any beauty insider and they’ll tell you the easiest way to add that French-girl chic to any outfit is with a red lip. Whether you’re going all out vamp in a deep, rich red or pairing a tomato shade with strong brows and a little mascara, it’s a fail-safe way to make a statement. Looking for a new shade this summer? Keep reading to see our favourite red lipsticks from the likes of Tom Ford, Charlotte Tilbury and YSL.

 

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Guerlain Rouge G Matte Lipstick 

Guerlain Rouge G Lipstick

 

The iconic Rouge G now comes in a semi-matte finish. More than just a lipstick, there's a selection of cases to choose from, all of which include a mirror so you can easily touch up on-the-go.


Guerlain Rouge G Matte Lipstick in 24, £26.00

 


Giorgio Armani Rouge D'Armani Matte Lipstick

Giorgio Armani Rouge D'Armani Matte Lipstick

 

The most hydrating, long-lasting matte lipstick we've tried yet. Shade 400 is an intense, vibrant red, and not one to wear if you plan on blending in.


Giorgio Armani Rouge D'Armani Matte Lipstick in 400, £30

 


YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Lip Stain

YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Lip Stain

 

Liquid lipstick is still going strong, and with its intense colour and impressive staying power, YSL has created another winning formula. This dries down to a luxe matte finish.


YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Lip Stain in Rouge Tatouage, £29

 


Origins Blooming Bold Lipstick

Origins Lipstick

 

Infused with the conditioning oils of 12 different flowers, the new lipstick from Origins is nourishing like a balm without compromising on colour. Try Tiger Lily for a bright shade that looks great with a tan.


Origins Blooming Bold Lipstick in Tiger Lily, £18.50

 


NARS Lipstick

MAC Lipstick

 

Heatwave is the ultimate summer shade and this is the lipstick we want to be wearing when we're outside sipping Aperol. Enriched with Vitamin E, this is semi-matte but very wearable.


NARS Lipstick in Heatwave, £23

 


Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lip

Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lip

 

If you like your lippy to be low maintenance, we'd recommend Bobbi Brown's new liquid lipstick. Try Cherry Crush for a lightweight, nourishing red that you won’t have to spend all day re-applying.


Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lip in Cherry Crush, £19

 


Tom Ford Lip Colour

Tom Ford Lip Colour

 

You're unlikely to find a lipstick more stylish than Tom Ford. Cherry Lush is a true red that lasts for hours and suits every skin tone. Try it once and you'll be hooked for summer.


Tom Ford Lip Colour in Cherry Lush, £40

 


Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution

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If you prefer a deeper red, we love Charlotte Tilbury's warm berry shade Love Liberty. The best-selling Matte Revolution formula contains 3D glowing pigments to give the illusion of fuller lips.


Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Love Liberty, £24

The men that inspire our style

The men that inspire our style

 

Knowing what to wear, for many of us, can be a tricky business, but there are some men that just nail it. For Father’s Day this year, we’ve picked five men deserving of the title ‘male fashion icon’. Get inspired and see what you can learn from our menswear hall of fame…

 

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James Dean

 


Steve McQueen


The King of Cool wore everything with confidence. His casual looks oozed a nonchalant appeal, and smart outfits looked polished but - with the addition of his perennial Persol 714 sunglasses - also carefree. His style favourites included neutral chinos, bomber jackets and desert boots. Everything had a clean-lines feel - pared-back and unfussy.

So what can we learn from the man? Invest in great basics. Make sure they fit well, keep colours neutral and mix and match for a wardrobe that always speaks of unassuming sophistication.




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James Dean

 


James Dean


The legendary Hollywood actor is forever remembered for his effortless cool and the power of a great white t-shirt. Paired with jeans, rugged boots and tortoiseshell shades, it’s a timeless look that’s remained cool ever since.

The red Harrington jacket he wore in Rebel Without a Cause has become iconic in itself. To channel a piece of James Dean’s undeniable cool, pair a black roll-neck with dark trousers, or a plain tee with a leather biker jacket. Thick rimmed shades are a must.


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Ryan Reynolds


Ryan Reynolds, for all his Hollywood stardom, dresses in a way that’s well, surprisingly normal. It’s normal but it’s also nonchalant. It’s stylish without looking like he’s tried too hard. Always on-point but it’s as if he didn’t know it.

He particularly knows the power of a couple of really well-chosen basics. The perfect Oxford shirt, sleeves effortlessly rolled up, great chinos paired with understated trainers, the white t-shirt, the Harrington jacket.

Our take-home tip from Ryan is choose a minimalist colour palette – navy, khaki, black, stone, white – and pull together thought-out ensembles but then undo them a bit. The jumper slightly rumpled or the jeans looking lived in gives a vibe of easy cool. It’s dad dressing done really well. Great job, Ryan.


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Oliver Cheshire


Oliver Cheshire is a definite part of the menswear fashion elite. Model, street style favourite at London Fashion Week Men’s, and now founder of his own label, he’s a menswear authority with the personal style to match. He’s a master of fun wardrobe pieces that look totally at home, rather than OTT.

He’ll pick a short pink trench, paired with a graphic monochrome top, or a colour-pop, retro varsity jacket. His choices always look sophisticated because he pairs the statement piece with a neutral backdrop. He excels at rocking the Cuban collar shirt, worn open, and teamed with simple, loose shorts. His style is mostly fuss-free, easy on the logos and big on the sophisticated shapes and textures. Slightly preppy, retro and always suave, a pair of great glasses complete the look. 

Our take-home tips? A jumper slung around the neck and textures, like suede, silk, or faux-fur, add a dose of swoonable sophistication.


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Cary Grant


Cary Grant, known for his eternally stylish attire, never in fact considered himself well-dressed. He attributed his sartorial choices to simplicity.

He looked impeccable in suiting. His suits weren’t skinny or overly wide-fitting, but rather a happy middle. In his own words, he went for ‘undisturbing, easy and comfortable’ clothes.

He took the stance of investing in a few great quality pieces rather than a wardrobe of clutter. He knew the power of looking after clothes – creaseless shirts and polished shoes completed his suave look. For casual, he’d pick great knitwear, particularly cardigans, and breezy trousers – worn with one hand nonchalantly tucked in a pocket.

To emulate his style, focus on fit. Get clothes altered so they fit impeccably, invest in a few more expensive pieces and take simplicity seriously. Follow these rules and the title of style icon is yours.


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Gifts that’ll make your father’s day

Gifts that’ll make your father’s day

Dads – as a species – are notoriously tricky to buy for. On top of that, Father’s Day creeps up on us every year meaning more often than not, in a blind panic, we settle for a hastily bought bottle of alcohol and a card and pray he likes it. This year, however, be different. Choose one of our hand-picked gifts from our guide and be surprised by how much he loves it.

 

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1. Keep your cool

Lyle & Scott Short Sleeve Oxford Shirt

 

Father’s Day falls at the same time as the weather (hopefully) heats up so gifting him a piece of keep-cool kit, like this short-sleeved shirt, will be a lifesaver for upcoming work or rest.


Lyle & Scott, Short Sleeve Oxford Shirt, £50

 


2. Knot for you 

Paul Smith Tailoring Ditsy Floral Tie

 

A tie is a classic gift but we would hazard a guess that he already has a number of plain colour ties and a couple of striped or spotty numbers. So, take his tie game up a notch with a botanical print that’s jazzy enough to be different without being OTT.


Paul Smith Tailoring, Ditsy Floral Tie, £100

 


3. Bottoms up

LSA Islay Whisky Set

 

He’s probably dreamt about kicking back with a whisky but has he got the glassware to do it right? Luxurious and indulgent, it’s unlikely he’d buy a set like this for himself – providing you with the perfect opportunity to swoop in.


LSA, Islay Whisky Set, £150

 


4. See clearly

Ray-Ban Silver RB3570 Square Sunglasses

 

All dads everywhere will appreciate the easy cool that comes with a pair of great sunglasses. The masters of shades, Ray-Ban, make versatile pairs like this one that he might, in fact, not want to ever take off.


Ray-Ban, Silver RB3570 Square Sunglasses, £163

 


5. On our watch

Links of London Brompton Men's Leather Watch

 

A watch is more than a watch - it’s an investment, an heirloom, a piece of personal branding. So for a gift that’ll mean a lot, a timeless timepiece is often the best way to go.


Links of London, Brompton Men's Leather Watch, £295

 


6. Smoke and fire

Gentlemen's Hardware BBQ Multi Tool

 

Indulge his inner hunter-gather instincts with a nifty barbecue tool that’ll always make him head chef. Pass the ketchup, please…


Gentlemen's Hardware, BBQ Multi Tool, £35

 


7. Top marks

Gant Sun Bleached Polo Shirt

 

Polo shirts are pretty much universally flattering and massively versatile. With jeans come weekend, suit trousers for work, and shorts come holidays, they have us sold.


Gant, Sun Bleached Polo Shirt, £75

 


8. Fancy footwork

Just Sheepskin Donmar Mule Slippers

 

The granddaddy of classic gifts, the slipper, gives him the perfect excuse for rest and recuperation, which we’re pretty certain he needs. Say goodbye to gifting cold feet.


Just Sheepskin, Donmar Mule Slippers, £65

 


9. Heaven scent 

Christian Dior Sauvage Eau de Parfum 100ml

 

Notes of vanilla absolute, ambery Ambroxan and Calabrian bergamot are whipped together to make this intoxicating scent. No bathroom cabinet is complete without it.


Christian Dior, Sauvage Eau de Parfum 100ml, £87

 


10. Hot to handle

Coach Hudson 5 Bag

 

Luxuriousness is encapsulated in this smart Coach bag that we envisage will make his weekday commute that bit more pleasurable. An optional cross-body strap gives maximum versatility.


Coach, Hudson 5 Bag, £495

 


11. Make waves

Polo Ralph Lauren Traveller Swim Shorts

 

Swim shorts may seem a rogue gifting choice but he is certainly going to use them in the upcoming months and if there’s a risk that for himself he might buy a less-than-flattering pair, it’s better for you to jump the gun and gift them.


Polo Ralph Lauren, Traveller Swim Shorts, £75

 


12. Beautiful brew

Coaltown Black Gold No. 3 Ground Coffee

 

This small-batch coffee company has a nice backstory (bringing jobs to an ex-mining community) and produces sublime concoctions, like this one, with a chocolatey and biscuit-tasting base.


Coaltown, Black Gold No. 3 Ground Coffee, £9

 


13. Sock it

Calvin Klein Striped and Solid Ankle Socks

 

Socks, really? Before you groan, just think – when else is he going to buy them for himself? And as Dumbledore once said, one can always have more.


Calvin Klein, Striped and Solid Ankle Socks, £14

 


14. Step up

Loakes Goodwork Penny Driver Loafer Shoes

 

There’s nothing better than the feel of classic, weighty shoes. A loafer like this one, from iconic shoemakers Loake, will work for all the events in his summer diary. 


Loakes, Goodwork Penny Driver Loafer Shoes, £140

 


15. Grooming hero

Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream for Men 30ml

 

This anti-ageing moisturiser helps make skin plumper, smoother and more shine-free. It’ll be his magic potion if ever he had one.


Elemis, Pro Collagen Marine Cream for Men 30ml, £58

 


16. Sound advice

Urbanista Tokyo Wireless Ear Pods

 

We happen to know how to win the ‘best child’ award and it’s with these slick, wireless ear pods. The sound quality and sleek design will be music to his ears.


Urbanista, Tokyo Wireless Ear Pods, £119.99