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The Urban Gent x The Art of Shaving LUXURY GROOMING RED CARPET Giveaway

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Ever wonder how Hollywood's men prepare for the red carpet? Well, this year their OSCAR-winning grooming routines were assisted by the good folks at The Art of Shaving.

As a leader in luxury men's grooming, The Art of Shaving assisted the likes of Javier Bardem, Jesse Eisenberg, Colin Firth, James Franco, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Darren Aronofsky and David Fincher in preparation for the OSCARS® with a gift of the ultimate in shaving products: The Fusion Chrome Collection ProGlide Power Razor, THE 4 Elements of the PERFECT SHAVE®, and a Royal Shave® Gift Certificate.

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Academy Award Best Actor winner Colin Firth

For Hollywood’s biggest night, having the perfect, smooth shave and healthy skin is a “must have” for all the Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Director nominees– and even the non-nominated Urban Gents can attain “red carpet worthy” grooming routine with The Art of Shaving:

· THE 4 Elements of the PERFECT SHAVE® will transform shaving for OSCAR night, or any other night, from a choir into a luxurious ritual. This aromatherapy-based kit has everything needed for the closest shave possible and healthy skin– a full sized Pre-Shave Oil, Shaving Cream, Badger Hair Shaving Brush, and After-Shave Balm. THE 4 Elements of the PERFECT SHAVE® will prevent razor burn, ingrown hairs, a tough beard and sensitive skin, plus it gives tips for expert shaving technique (retail: $100).

· The Fusion Chrome Collection ProGlide Power Razor combines advanced Gillette technologies with The Art of Shaving quality and craftsmanship for a clean shave that will pass even the strictest red carpet test– Fashion Police. The razor gently micro-pulses to reduce friction and increase glide, while the built-in spotlight helps avoid missing those hard-to-see areas.

· The signature Royal Shave® will have any man will feel like Hollywood Royalty. This indulgent experience combines the concept of traditional barber services with aromatherapy skin treatments, and is performed by expertly trained Master Barbers in the luxurious surroundings of The Art of Shaving Barber Spa (retail: $55).

The Urban Gentleman wants you to be red carpet groomed as well, so we've teamed up with The Art of Shaving to offer a LUXURY RED CARPET Giveaway that includes:

- THE 4 Elements of the PERFECT SHAVE

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- signature Royal Shave by expertly trained Master Barbers at a luxurious Art of Shaving Barber Spa

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And we're not just giving away one, we're giving away two– we want to cover both coast.

HOW TO ENTER: To win The 4 Elements of the PERFECT SHAVE Kit and a signature ROYAL SHAVE: Follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter. Then retweet about the giveaway and/or comment answer the question and comment below:

- Who was your favorite art of shaving groomed OSCAR nominee? Javier Bardem, Jesse Eisenberg, Colin Firth, James Franco, Jeremy Renner, or Mark Ruffalo. (basically, "who was the most well groomed of the bunch?")

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Javier Bardem

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Jesse Eisenberg

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Colin Firth

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James Franco

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Jeremy Renner

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Mark Ruffalo 

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Academy Awards Red Carpet: Men of the OSCARS, Colin Firth, Christian Bale, Javier Bardem, Justin Timberlake & Mom, and more.

A few photos from the 83rd Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California

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Colin Firth and his wife Livia Giuggioli

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Hugh Jackman in Ferragamo, and his wife Deborra-Lee Furnes

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Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham

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The Fighter stars, Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg

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Christian Bale and Sibi Bale in their usual all black

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Matthew McConaughey and wife Camila Alves

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Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz

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Mark Ruffalo and wife Sunrise Coigney, Javier Bardem, and director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

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I guess you could kind of say "Mom's on the red carpet" has been a trend all award season long (SAG Awards, Grammys, etc) and there were no shortage of mothers last night… Moms on the Red Carpet: Justin Timberlake with his mother Lynn Harless, director Tom Hooper with his mother Meredith, and Russell Brand with his mother Barbara aka "Babs"

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Leavitt & Peirce, & more Harvard Square

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Leavitt & Peirce, the oldest store in Cambridge, looks like just that… the oldest store in Cambridge, lol. From the displays to the knick knacks to the games, tobacco, and shaving products this is truly a man's shop.

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T.U.G Cambridge Tour: Between Classes, Harvard Business School

Between visiting shops in Harvard Square we crossed the bridge and headed back to campus (Harvard Business School) and snapped shots of friends in between classes, here's a few… (Elliott and Larry)

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See Eyewear

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See is one of those shops that just catches your eye when passing it, so much so that you just have to walk in… that's exactly what happened with us. Not only was the store great– classic, stylish, and slightly minimalistic (to put more focus on the frames), but the store probably has the best curated collection of eyewear photos that I have ever seen (see a few below). Oh, and did I mention that the customer service was awfully fantastic? Well, it was and and we didn't even buy anything.

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Katie, the store's manager (her customer service was SUPERB ) briefly schooled us on the eyewear industry and how "designer" frames at a Lenscrafters or Pearl Vision or any other eyeglass retailer aren't created by the designer, but are actually designed by the retailer. Then a label is just slapped on them along with an huge increase in price. But See Eyewear, not only design and make their own frames, they get materials and inspiration from all around the world– not to mention the prices aren't that bad either.  So if you're on the market for new glasses definitely check them out.

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This is probably my favorite photo from the store.

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The Andover Shop

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Stepping into The Andover Shop is truly like stepping into Urban Gentleman heaven.The patterns, the prints, the textures, the custom made styles they offer truly demonstrate what we're all about. Imagine a traditional, masculine shop, cozily cramped full of tweeds, light weight cashmeres, lambswool, corduroy in almost ever weight and color, mounds of paperboy caps, a seemingly never ending supply of knit ties, silk rep ties, bow-ties, and pocket squares… *sigh* I really could go on, lol. While most of their fabrics are flown in from the UK  (Scotland and Ireland), the bespoke suits and garments are made right upstairs– you can literally hear the sewing machines pleasantly thumping away as you shop. Going in the store really is one for the books… yes, many men's stores offer a traditional, masculine ambiance with matching decor, but it usually feels very contrived.  I didn't feel like The Andover Shop was trying to sell a "lifestyle", they moreso seemed to be interested in providing their customers with essential clothing for day to day life.

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I loved the variety of 'traditional' prints they offer. Usually stores stick with a few traditional prints with mixes of contemporary, or even if a store is strictly traditional there's a limit to the different types pf prints you can find. The Andover Shop has a nice variety of stripes, ginghams, plaids, etc.

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