The Most Common Grooming Mistakes to Avoid

The Most Common Grooming Mistakes to Avoid

Male grooming is an absolute minefield these days, there’s just so much to remember. What moisturiser should you use? What’s the done thing when it comes to venturing south with the ol’ razor? Should you get a back, sack and crack? Well let’s stop right there and say that no, you probably shouldn’t. However, we’ll do our utmost to answer your other queries and then some. Just make sure you’re not committing any of these cardinal grooming sins and you’ll be golden.

The Most Common Grooming Mistakes to Avoid

Unkempt facial hair 

A bit of facial hair is great but all too often we see guys who are just failing to keep theirs in check. If you’re sporting a bit of stubble then be sure to keep it nice and trimmed, or if you’re busy growing a beard then keep it tidy by trimming any stray hairs in the mirror with a pair of scissors. It really does make all the difference.

The Most Common Grooming Mistakes to Avoid

Too much fragrance 

This mistake is possibly the most common on the list but if you’re guilty of it then you really are shooting yourself in the foot… twice. Why twice? Well, it’s because your aftershave is going to run out faster, which is going to cost you more money, and also because you’re going around smelling like the inside of Laurence Llewelyn Bowen’s handbag. Never a good vibe to give off.

The Most Common Grooming Mistakes to Avoid

Below the belt 

If you expect your other half to be nicely trimmed down below then it stands to reason that they should be able to expect the same from you. Now we’re not suggesting that you should book yourself in for a brazilian or anything mad like that but it certainly wouldn’t hurt to have a little tidy up with the scissors and a body groomer – just be careful.

The Most Common Grooming Mistakes to Avoid

Not moisturising 

If you’re not used to buying moisturisers then it can be a nightmare trying to pick out the right one. A lot of people will tell you that men’s and women’s moisturisers are exactly the same but it’s not true. Men’s skin is thicker than women’s skin and our moisturisers are designed to cope with that. Basically, just stick to anything with ‘MEN’ written on the packaging and you can’t go too far wrong.

The Most Common Grooming Mistakes to Avoid

Unkempt nose and ear hair 

You cut the hair on your head and we’ve established that you’re going to trim your beard and tidy up below the belt. So if that’s the case then why treat your nose and ear hair any differently? You don’t need to fork out on a trimmer, just keep it under control with a pair of scissors if need be. We’re pretty sure that there can’t be many things more off-putting for your date than sitting across the table from a guy who’s sprouting a jungle out of sixty percent of the holes on his face.

The Most Common Grooming Mistakes to Avoid

Going overboard 

At completely the opposite end of the spectrum is the most metrosexual of all the grooming errors – going overboard when it comes to body hair removal. The aim should be to keep everything nice and neat. The aim should not be to take a bath in a vat of hair removal cream and then book yourself into a salon to have your eyebrows shaped. A little bit of hair is good. It’s all about balance.

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Cafe Du Cycliste Launch AW16

Cafe Du Cycliste Launch AW16

Shorter days bring cooler weather and Café Du Cycliste’s new autumn/winter 2016 collection is built to ride through whatever conditions are found out on the roads. While always staying true to their modern French style, AW16 adds another step in performance innovation with the further use of brand new fabrics, ideas, designs and detailing.

Cafe Du Cycliste Launch AW16

The new cycling range continues to expand season by season with new items added for both men and women as well as the re-imagining of some signature pieces. The palette is inspired by the season in large part with frequent bursts of colour to break up the classic blue, green and grey hues.

Cafe Du Cycliste Launch AW16

The collection was shot across Europe, from Scotland in the north to the French and Italian Alps further south. The backdrops are varied, the weather equally so but each piece of apparel on show is linked by the common threads of technical excellence and unique Café du Cycliste style. The collection also includes a full range of accessories from gloves, neck warmers and shoe covers to base layers, musettes and caps.

Cafe Du Cycliste Launch AW16

Collection Highlights 

Rainwear: a top to toe selection in three interchangeable colourways. Including the Josette jersey, the Charlotte jacket, the Jeanne bib shorts and the Loulou arm and legwarmers. Everything you need for wet weather riding. 

Jacqueline Audax: the first piece in their new Audax long distance collection. A mid-weight packable gilet which fits into a jersey pocket but provides heavy weight protection if conditions turn. Styled with a very modern take on ‘Fluro Yellow’, it is available for both men and women.

Cafe Du Cycliste Launch AW16

Long Sleeve Merino: the workhorse of autumn/winter 2016, combining the warmth needed on colder days with superb performance across a wide range of conditions. Their signature Yolande and Claudette jerseys are back with new colours and new detailing. 

All Weather Jackets: whether there’s heavy rain, blowing wind or numbing chill their selection of jackets have it covered. From cold weather Heidi to wet weather Charlotte or worst weather Regine, they’re designed to handle any type of conditions.

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NPeal Launch AW16 Collection

NPeal Launch AW16 Collection

N.Peal’s AW16 luxury cashmere collection is now available in all their London stores and online. This season they have a stylish and sophisticated range of new styles, textures and seasonal colours for you to choose from. There’s enough to add something to every gentleman’s wardrobe this Autumn.
From the brand’s men’s collection this season, our favourites include the perfect blazer with the Milano Knitted Cashmere Jacket in Navy.

NPeal Launch AW16 Collection

Alongside this, is a range of fantastic chunky knits which will be perfect for the colder months ahead. If, however, you’re not quite ready for a full on coat, try their gilets and waistcoats which can offer you an extra layer of cashmere that will look amazing and keep you feeling warm as the sun rises later and sets earlier each day.

NPeal Launch AW16 Collection

N.Peal’s classic collection is awash with Autumn shades including Mulberry Red, Flint Grey and Pumpkin Orange. The Burlington V Neck is available in an impressive 22 colours – so you’re bound to find a new shade to add to your wardrobe. Also added for AW16 is a touch of Purple Heather – a brand new shade of the famous Mock Turtle Neck Sweater, as worn by Daniel Craig on the poster for SPECTRE last year. This is still available in the classic Dark Charcoal and Lapis Blue (as seen in the film) both of which still continue their popularity even a year later.

NPeal Launch AW16 Collection

When it comes to accessories N.Peal has a wide array to choose from and once again in a range of colours from subtle to bold. Their Classic Woven Scarves are available in 20 different shades and make the perfect gift for him or her. Co-ordinate these with their cashmere gloves and hats for the full set, or for added warmth (and luxury) the brand’s Fur Neck Warmers are just perfect.

NPeal Launch AW16 Collection

With Christmas on the horizon, why not give the gift of luxury with perfect pieces to suit all budgets from N.Peal’s iconic women’s collection and lust-worthy homewear range where you’ll find some exciting new textures and knitted designs. These include cosy roll necks and fabulous oversize pieces as well as a fabulous range of cashmere capes to complete that elegant look. You’ll also find lots of treats, and this year is the year of the pom! Available as a keyring, a brooch or to clip onto their classic cashmere hats.

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Top 5 Online Destinations for Menswear Basics

Top 5 Online Destinations for Menswear Basics

As any man who has stepped foot onto a city centre high street on a Saturday will no doubt testify, it really is not a pleasant experience. Luckily there are ways to avoid the dreaded trek into town to pick up some plain T-shirts and battle your way down Oxford Street through the swathes of tourists, thereby losing the best part of the best day of the week. So forget about hopping on the tube and instead simply make yourself a brew, get comfy and get your basics from one of these great online destinations instead.

Top 5 Online Destinations for Menswear Basics


Folk are a London based outfitters who create, as they put it “quietly elegant clothing enriched by subtle details: style without drama.” And that’s exactly what it is. Folk offers a great alternative to high street chains when it comes to stocking up on basics, and although their price point is higher you’re getting superior quality and fit for your money.

Top 5 Online Destinations for Menswear Basics

American Apparel  

Although they struggled for a few years the L.A based clothing label American Apparel are now back on the up and they’re the perfect go-to for quality wardrobe staples which won’t shrink on the first couple of washes. Although they do have brick and mortar stores in most cities there’s no reason for you to leave your armchair if you head to their website.

Top 5 Online Destinations for Menswear Basics

Carhartt WiP 

When it comes to high quality wardrobe essentials at a decent price then American workwear giants Carhartt WiP should definitely be considered. Their signature pocket t-shirts are a timeless classic and they even produce selvedge denim now too at very modest prices.

Top 5 Online Destinations for Menswear Basics


If you haven’t already discovered Uniqlo (we know they still don’t exist in a lot of UK cities) then you’re seriously missing out. Uniqlo make some of the best Oxford shirts around, and their t-shirts are well fitted and long lasting and their jeans are the best you’ll get for under £100 anywhere.

Top 5 Online Destinations for Menswear Basics

James Perse 

At the more expensive end of the scale is James Perse, an Los Angeles based clothing label specialising in the highest quality wardrobe basics around. Granted 60 quid is rather pricey for a plain t-shirt, but when it boils down to it, you get what you pay for. So if you’re looking for simple, clean designs made with premium materials and free of obnoxious branding then look no further.

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Mike Dean Talks About Pioneering Houston Rap in the ’90s With Nardwuar

Legendary producer and engineer, Mike Dean recently had the opportunity to catch up with Nardwuar during a Saint Pablo tour-stop in Vancouver. Conducted in the back of Dean’s hybrid studio/tour bus, where he worked on Travis Scott’s Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, the two take a trip down memory lane discussing Dean’s earliest memories in regards to pioneering Houston rap music during the ’90s.

As always, Nardwuar brought along some classic artifacts to help revisit Dean’s early work with Rap-A-Lot groups and others like Odd Squad, 5th Ward Boyz, 5th Ward Juveniles, Def IV, Def Squad, and of course Geto Boys. Dean even went on to say Geto Boys are “the base of Houston music, the base of really all southern music.”

He also described the differences between making music in the ’90s and now in 2016, saying “we got better computers, better equipment. The weed is better. We know more about what we’re doing so we don’t have to be in the studio so long.”

For another great Nardwuar interview be sure to check out his recent chat with an uncooperative Eric Andre below.

Feast Your Eyes On the Sneaker Heat From Tokyo Fashion Week SS17

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With Tokyo Fashion Week in full swing, Highsnobiety‘s globe-trotting squad of photographers drops a set of street style from the Japanese capital. Rather than focus on the outfits on show, though, this set is all about the sneakers.

Unsurprisingly, Tokyo’s fashionistas stepped out in a next-level array of kicks, with coveted adidas releases sitting alongside rare Nikes and some head-turning high fashion joints.

For more street style antics, check out parts one and two of our report from Seoul Fashion Week.

Watch London Artist Azekel Test Drive the New Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 in “Urban Lights”

Lyricists have penned their most beloved lines everywhere from cozy cafes to prison cells; a songwriter’s surroundings often become an important part of a song’s character. Perhaps this is why—writing from his East London flat, dreaming of new horizons—Azekel’s music takes you to another place while remaining so unmistakably British.

Being so familiar with London’s vibrations, the artist was the perfect candidate to help us match RPM with BPM on the city’s streets, as we partnered with Mercedes-Benz to combine the sounds of the Mercedes-AMG SLC 43* with music. Driving a powerful car and listening to music can produce similar emotional responses, an engine’s roar equivalent to a bassline drop or guitar solo. Captured in our latest video, Azekel proved he’s the car’s musical equal.

The model boasts 367-horsepower and 520 Nm of torque, catapulting the car to 0-62.5mph in just 4.7 seconds. By layering rich vocals over a downtempo beat, his raw sound contrasts the Mercedes’ high-octane performance, which he put to the test during a dark summer’s night.

The British singer-songwriter, musician, and producer first made his mark in 2014 with the track “New Romance” — the Om Unit remix features in the video. To his surprise, the song was tweeted by his childhood hero Prince and hailed by BBC Radio DJ Lauren Laverne as one of her tracks of the year; the artist’s momentum didn’t stop there.

Since then, he’s performed live at Glastonbury Festival on the BBC Introducing Stage, played live sessions at BBC’s Maida Vale Studios, and been playlisted by radio stations across the UK and internationally. This year has been equally critical, Azekel released his third EP, Raw, Vol. 2, and featured on Massive Attack’s “Ritual Spirit,” performing with the band during their UK and European tour.

Watch the video above before exploring more of Azekel’s music via the link below. Don’t forget to check out Azekel on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as well as Om Unit on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

For more, check out the brand new Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster.

*Combined fuel consumption: 7.8l/100km; combined CO² emissions: 178g/km

ASICS GEL-Lyte V “Tartufo” Pack Features Luxurious Ostrich Leather

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In gearing up for the fall season, ASICS has unleashed a new pack of its GEL-Lyte V silhouette featuring warm seasonally-appropriate colorways.

Featuring luxurious ostrich leather uppers, each pair within the new “Tartufo” pack boasts a speckled midsole, corresponding to the suede toe box. Arriving in separate colorways of black/brown and cream/orange, the new options provide unique looks with diverse wardrobe applications. Each iteration is complete with ASICS’ classic GEL midsole for maximum comfort.

The ASICS GEL-Lyte V “Tartufo” pack will be arriving soon at retailers such as 43einhalb for a retail price of approximately $150 USD.

The Street Style From Tokyo Fashion Week SS17 Is Next Level, Unsurprisingly

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Highsnobiety‘s globe-trotting street style extravaganza rolls on to Tokyo, with a first installment of snaps from the city’s fashion week. Japan being the world’s capital of mind-bending style, it’s hardly surprising that the outfits on display during Tokyo Fashion Week are next-level. Included in the lineup are a duo of comically oversized Raf Simons knits from his FW16 “Nightmares and Dreams” collection, as well as some nostalgic Titanic merch and Virgil’s colossally long Off-White belts (which seem to be becoming somewhat of a trend at the minute).

See a piece you recognize? Let us know in the comments.

For more street style spectacles, see part one of our report from Seoul.

Take a Look Inside Slam Jam’s New Milan Space

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Slam Jam is a bonafide streetwear institution. The 27-year-old organization runs some of the dopest stores in Italy and, behind the scenes, it’s selling and distributing some of the biggest names in the game — Stussy, Nike Sportswear, Carhartt WIP, visvim and BBC, to name a few.

Slam Jam has started a new chapter in its history with the opening of its new store in Milan’s artist district of Brera. Some of the most desirable names in the Highsnobiety world are stocked in the new space, including Alyx Studio, Bianca Chandon, Craig Green, Fear of God, Ganryu, Undercover, WTAPS and visvim.

What’s more, the store includes a special event space that will host rotating installations from Slam Jam-affiliated brands.

Check out the space’s interior above, and be sure to pay the store a visit should you ever be in Milan.

Slam Jam Milan

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