Archive for October, 2008

BUCKLE UP: Strapped Supra NS, $175

I am Man and GIVE ME BOTOX

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According to The New York Times, men live for botox these days. Hmmm, it’s not that hard to believe really, these type things are becoming more common everyday. I mean if you got Jay-Z and Diddy getting bikini waxes, what’s a lil’ botox?
I think it just speaks millions about our culture, we will do whatever it takes to look younger- that goes for women and men. Some people may hate me for this, but I personally feel like- if it makes you happy, then go for it (as far as these type things go). I think you should learn to be happy with who you are, but I can understand wanting to get a little botox to smooth out the wrinkles. I just think the growing trend of men being just as conscious about their looks as women is quite interesting. There are tons of things that factor into that, but I won’t go into it now ( I have too much fashion drawing to do this morning- Parsons is a beast!) My question is- what happened to the days when a man aging was seen as a sign of maturity and wisdom? I guess times change… so what do you think…



(via NYMag)

Eminem: The Way I Am Exclusive Tee

I was sent an email about a new t-shirt that features Eminem… when I first read the email I thought “Geeeez, I haven’t heard anyone mention this guy in forever, is he still alive?” Well, it looks like he is. The tee went on sale yesterday, it features Eminem (obviously) and was designed to support his new book, The Way I am.

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Just in case you forgot who Eminem was, here’s a helpful reminder:

He goes hard huh? Who knew…

SWANK or DANK: BBC Work Boots

Introducing a new feature to The Urban Gentleman called Swank or Dank. Basically I’ll post an item and you let me know what you think… SWANK or DANK! For those who aren’t familiar with these terms:

Swank= cool, stylish
Dank= crap, bad.

It’s a southern thang… lol.

Ice Cream Classic Work Boots, $550


He Hearts SpongeBob: Pharrell Rocks SpongeBob Socks

Look at this image, would you have guessed that this picture
is of a rapper?
Maybe now, but 10 years ago- NO.

Rapper Pharrell Williams has a crazy love for Spongebob Square Pants. In FASHION ROCKS he reveals what attracts him to the Nickoledeon cartoon character. “What I love about SpongeBob,” Pharrell says, “is that he’s basically a six-year-old.”

Okay, so there were a few ways that I was gonna spin this article, at first I was gonna ask you all what cartoon characters would you like to see in the lines of designers- ernie and burt? barnie? winnie the pooh? lol… But now I really want to focus on why Pharrell and other men love these cartoons so much. Let me know what you think and let me know why you love a particular cartoon as well.

Pharrell and his Spongebob mask- it hides him from the paparazzi pretty well.

Grooming Corner: New Products- Axe, Nivea, and L’Oreal

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Over the past couple of weeks I was sent a few grooming items to try… well, I couldn’t try them (yanno being a young lady and all), but I had some of my male associates use them.

1. AXE Dark Temptation Spray
2. NIVEA for Men Revitalizing Body Lotion
3.L’OREAL Paris Men’s Vive Absolute Clean Hair & Body Wash

AXE Dark Temptation
Info: Developed by world-renowned fragrance expert, Ann Gottlieb, AXE Dark Temptation combines the subtle aroma of chocolate with fresh gourmet scents.

Urban Gent’s Review: 3.7/5 I must say at first I wasn’t sure about the idea of using the smell of chocolate for a cologne. But I was in for a pleasant surprise after smelling the spray. It’s like a literal mixture of chocolate and cologne- mmmm, tasty. I think this is a good inexpensive spray that will mix well with the body scent of most men.

NIVEA for Men
Info: Perfect for the changing seasons, NIVEA for MEN Revitalizing Body Lotion is a creamy vitamin E and aloe vera lotion that has a light masculine fragrance that doesn’t leave white streaks after applying it. That’s because it’s specially formulated to penetrate men’s tough, dry skin quicker than ordinary lotions.

Urban Gent’s Review: 4/5. I actually tested this lotion along with my male friends, and it made my hands soft. I personally don’t like lotions this thin in texture, but I know many people do so I won’t holding it against them. My favorite things about this lotion was the smell- very very masculine.

L’OREAL Paris Men’s Vive Absolute Clean Hair & Body Wash
Info: Vive Pro for Men Absolute Clean Hair & Body Wash is the ultimate cleanser. It combines shampoo, conditioner and body wash in one to quickly clean and condition hair and skin. It leaves you feeling and smelling fresh and energized.

Urban Gent’s Review: 2.9/5. The smell of this product is great and it works well as a body wash. Though it gets your hair clean, the reader who used this product did not like the way his hair looked after using it. The guy who used it is of mixed heritage so his hair texture is a mixture of curly and straight… the product probably works different on each hair type. But he really likes the smell of Vive Absolute and continues to use it as a body wash.

FUN FACTS: Along with the spray AXE sent me over a gigantic dark chocolate candybar… it was tasty, but I couldn’t finish it all- it was just too big. There were a few interesting chocolate facts on the candy bar as well, including a someof these:

* Twenty percent of American women would lick their chocolate so
nobody else would ask for a bite

* Nearly 30 percent of American women ranked chocolate as more
irresistible than sex

* Eighty-two percent agreed that chocolate is a temptation that
is hard to resist

* Seventy-two percent of women would hide chocolate to avoid
having to share it

* Seventy-four percent of women consider chocolate to be

AXE Commercial

To Try all 3 of these products it would cost you about $15, you’ll have a shampoo, body wash, moisturizer (aka lotion) and spray. Hmmmm, all that for just $15 isn’t that bad.

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