Thursday, November 8, 2007

Uomo Milano

The Purveyor takes to the streets of Milan and menswear trends emerge: slender to fitted silhouette, eye wear, cable knit scarves, and the return of the murse! Here are some looks from Milan:

The Murse
The murse is back in full effect. The streets of Milan are quickly being filled with this modified purse for men; created just large enough to fit the Milano Man's scarf, wallet, and puffy vest while still having the style that he craves:

Being well groomed never goes out of style Along with a excellent outfit, your skin and face should look good as well. Here are some tips for a good shave and some products to be on the lookout for.

How To Get The Best Shave:

Do It In The Shower: It should be the last thing you do before leaving the shower. The warm moisture of a shower makes hairs soft and plump and opens your pores.
Lube Up: Leave your shaving formula on your face for a minute before shaving. Some believe that pre-shave oils are unnecessary and are sold to supplement the inadequate lubrication of most shaving products.
Scrub Hard: using a soft exfoliate will help open the pores, prime follicles and raise stubs for a closer shave. Exfoliating will help reduce acne, ingrown hairs and infection. This will also help sooth and renew your complexion.
Keep It Sharp: Discard shaving blades after four or five uses.
Steer Clear Of Irritants: They can damage your skin and create microscopic swelling, avoid anything that tingles, stings or numbs when your skin is vulnerable. Stay away from alcohol or strong plant extracts.
Stay Moist: Don’t skip this step; it is important to calm irritation, balance your skin’s moisture content and prevent potential problems such as ingrown hairs or clogged pores.
To Be Noticed: First, shave with the grain with very light pressure then reapply a coat of shaving cream and shave against the grain for super-close and smooth results.

Shaving products to look out for:
Jack Black Beard Lube Conditioning Shave: This is a pre-shave oil, shave cream and skin conditioner, all in one. This means an easier smoother shave with out razor burn

The Art of Shaving, Shaving Cream Unscented: This Shaving Cream softens and lifts the beard for a close and comfortable shave, and protects the skin from irritation and razor burn.

True Gentlemen Pre-Shave Oil Cedar:
For use in the preliminary step of shaving, the pre shave oil helps weaken and raise ingrown hairs while creating a barrier between the skin and the razor to help prevent razor irritation.

4V00 Repairing After Shave Lotion: It is specifically formulated to relieve and protect skin from irritations that occur from shaving, and reduces annoying in-grown hairs