the art of shaving like a gentleman
June 3, 2013

How to Shave Like a Gentleman

The Art of the Shave

Only a true gentleman understands importance of a close shave. It’s no easy feat given that it gives lie to the idea that practice always makes perfect: you could shave day in and day out and still be left with results that simply don’t meet your standards. The truth is, a plain old razor and [...]

Don Draper - Mad Men
April 14, 2013

Mad Men Yourself

Why Men Love Don: Part 2

I don’t claim to have as many problems as Don. Heck, I’m not even sure I’m as psychologically real. I do, though, know that there is something immensely comforting about wearing a uniform; you know who you are, because you know what you’re wearing, and vice versa. Oscar Wilde wrote in his essay 1891 essay [...]

Classic Hair Cut
August 28, 2012

A Conversation on Grooming, Pt. 2

Home Technique

This week we return to Jason and Kyle’s conversation on men’s grooming. The second part of their conversation is focused on home styling technique. Mr. Jason Sebacher JS: So what do you do every morning? KH:  For me it changes every couple weeks because I’m finding new and better ways to style my hair– JS:  [...]

August 13, 2012

Mr. Ryan M. Beshel

August 2012

This month we’re proud to feature Chicago socialite Ryan M. Beshel as our Gentleman of the Month. He took the time to talk with us about the 900 Shops, Habitat for Humanity Chicago, and his own personal Rules of the Game. CS: On Twitter you call yourself a bowtie/tattoo advocate, which seems like an unexpected [...]

June 8, 2012

When Was Your Last Spa Visit?

More Men Find Spas Soothing

It’s true: according to the International Spa Association, more men are hitting up their local day spa and loving it. Recent market surveys from the ISA show that male clients constitute approximately 30% of all spa-goers, and judging by the high amount of return visits they put in each month, they’re far more loyal customers [...]

May 22, 2012

Patience vs. “The Proven Pick Up”

Manly Mistakes when Pursuing Pleasure

No matter what you do or where you go, patience and attention to detail are two qualities that make the difference in anything that a man does. But in the bedroom, not only do these traits differentiate the boys from the gentlemen, but it also separates the desperate from the skilled. It seems that these [...]

The Dark Knight Rises
May 10, 2012

Top Movies of Summer 2012

What's on your movie list?

This summer is shaping up to be an amazing ride for moviegoers. Check out our top five movie picks this summer. The Dark Knight Rises: This grand finale of the “Dark Knight” trilogy is easily one of the most anticipated movies yet to be released this summer. Chris Nolan directed Christian Bale through two amazing [...]

May 9, 2012

Get Your Best Beach Bod

How to Look Svelt on the Shoreline

Spring is starting to wind down, the sun is hanging higher and brighter than ever, and the mercury is on the rise. You know what that means: Summer is moving in to stay. It’s the best time of the year to stay outside, but between working hard and playing harder, you’d better believe that you’re [...]

April 13, 2012

GQ Magazine uncovers the humble gentleman behind NBA’s reigning MVP

Derrick Rose

At just 23, Derrick Rose already has an MVP award, a $95 million contract, and a direct line to the White House, home of his number one fan. He also has Chicago—the city where he was born and bred—convinced that it’s witnessing the second coming of you-know-who…Read More from It has been over 6 [...]

April 13, 2012

For The Modern Sir: The Galaxy S III

A New Android Product

Samsung just announced their newest Android device, the Samsung Galaxy S III. They’ve really gone all out with features on this new handset, and they’re gunning for Apple’s iPhone 4S. The specs are out, and the reviews are in: Samsung might have kitted out this new device with features that iPhone owners are going to [...]