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Ouch.  Pluck that eyebrow.  Image courtesy of Hemera/Thinkstock.

ADVICE: Men’s Grooming Part 2, Eyebrows

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There she is, looking at the windows to your soul, but she really can’t see your soul because you’ve got an unkempt shrubbery that may be an eyebrow, but due to it’s density there’s really no way of knowing. One […]

The Wolvering of body hair grooming.  Image courtesy of Hemera/Thinkstock.

ADVICE: Men’s Grooming Part 1, Body Hair

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Back in the day when I started modeling, I was doing a photo shoot where a bunch of us model guys were in a shot where we were all wearing shorts.   This was before digital cameras were used for […]

TRAVEL: Mandarin Oriental New York

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This little spiel was originally going to be about the spa in the Mandarin Oriental in New York, then I thought, what the hell? Why not chat about the entire hotel? Great hotels can have not such great spas, but […]

TIMEPIECES: U-Boat Classico AB 4

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A U-Boat timepiece is hard not to notice.   With most of their cases measuring either 45 or 53 mm, they are more than big.  They are massive.   You can’t have a girly wrist if you want to pull […]

FEATURE: Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin

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Aah, music.  How great is it that we can take around our entire music library in our pocket?  Who doesn’t own at least one iPod so you can tune out all of the distractions and submerse yourself in Beyonce?  That […]

DREAM GARAGE: BlakRoc Camaro

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Cross marketing has become the new darling of the advertising ball. But the teaming of seemingly complementary goods or services has mixed results. It looks like rock group The Black Keys, a few sick rappers, and Chevy have come up […]

WHEELS: Giovanna Dalar 5 Matte Black

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We at ESM can not stress enough how much wheels are going to separate your car from the pack. This also applies to trucks. I’ve been a fan of Giovanna since the first time I saw a Cadillac Escalade on […]

FEATURE: UNDFTD Shoes

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Sneakers, kicks, shoes, call them what you will, but separate yourself from the pack, man. I love mine. I don’t have Air Force 1′s. I don’t throw away my classic white K-Swiss because they’ve got a mark on them. But […]

STYLE: Loudmouth Golf

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Psst.  You.  Yeah, you.  The one wearing the khakis that look like cardboard.  I’ve got a story to tell you.  A while back when I was in a Niketown store I came across some of their golf attire.  I saw […]

FEATURE: On All Fours

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Exotics. I loooove them. That grumbling of the exhaust when they are started up, and the ensuing growl when the accelerator is pressed. I stayed in a hotel in Sardinia that had a fleet of Maserati Quattroportes. They would come […]

ADVICE: How to stop smoking in style.

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Smoking is bad for your health.  I’m not trying to make a judgment call, it’s just a fact.  We want you to go out after making love to your supermodel wife on the hood of your Porsche Cayman with Cristal […]

DREAM GARAGE: Mercedes Benz Sprinter

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Nice van. Not words that you usually hear paired in a sentence. It’s like ‘genius supermodel’, or ‘honest politician’, it just doesn’t work. Mercedes Benz is known as a purveyor of delicious automobile candy here in the states. But beyond […]