A Comprehensive Guide On Traveling In Style

Are you going on an exciting vacation? Perhaps you’re visiting family this holiday season? Being comfortable is your number one priority, especially for those long haul flights, but no one wants to sacrifice style just for the sake of comfort, right?
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Fall Essential: Leather Bag

A great versatile leather bag is essential for every dapper man. I picked this bag up at an  amazing shop in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It makes for a great carry on and I've been using it to carry my gi for Judo training. The Argentine leather is gorgeous and makes for a durable and long lasting bag. 

3 tips to choosing an all around leather bag:

1. Make sure you choose a bag with real leather.
2. Enough space to carry everything you need.
3. A color such as brown or black that can transition with any style.


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Buenos Aires: San Telmo In Pictures

San Telmo with it's cobbled shirts and rich antique shops hits me right in the soul. Takes me back to a time I never knew, but wish I did. This is one of my favorite neighbors to visit when I'm in Buenos Aires. It's a beautiful grittiness that I love. It's the Buenos Aires that I've always dreamed about.

As the oldest neighborhood in Buenos Aires you can feel the old world in its colonial buildings, Stone smooth cobbled streets, and marketplaces. One of my favorite things about San Telmo are the Antiques shops where you can find old military regalia to gorgeous Louis Vuitton trunks. There are numerous shops that will satisfy any budget. It's high key poppin!!! If you want to get the old world feel of Buenos Aires San Telmo is the place to be.

These photos represent a typical day in San Telmo. Wide eye tourist gawking at beautiful pieces and motor biking Argentinians ripping though the streets. You really get the feel of Buenos Aires and what it has to offer. Behind every turn there's something new to discover. Maybe you'll find a vintage nude you've always wanted (trust me they are there), or an authentic vintage Argentine leather bag (I have 2 and they are amazing). Whatever you are looking for you'll find it in San Telmo.

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It's World Suicide Prevention Day And We Need To Talk

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. Overwhemly men make up the majority of suicides. It's time we started this talk. If you're depressed or feeling low, you don't have to go at this alone. Reach out, seek help and support. 

 To speak with someone, contact The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on 1-800-273-TALK.

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How To Reduce Skin Irritation When Shaving

Shaving is a pretty traumatic event for your skin.  You're ripping out hair and old skin and that causes irritation. I've known many men who have had issues with irritation after shaving which can be anything from redness to razor bumps. Much of this irritation stems from your shaving routine. It can as simple as changing your razors more frequently or using a nourishing after shave balm. Here are some things to try to reduce skin irritation: 

1. Make sure you're replacing your razor every 10 days or after 3-4 shaves. 
2. Shave every 2-3 days. This will cut down on how much irritation your face has to endure while shaving. It also gives your skin time to heal before the next shave. 
3 Use a pre-shave oil rich in castor oil and olive oil. Using pre-shave oil will soften your face, add glide to your razor, and also lift the hair so it can be easily shaved. 
4. Use a natural shave soap or cream that is rich in oils, ones that includes lanolin, glyercin, and use bentonite or kaolin clay are your best bet. 
6. Shave with the grain (the natural way your hair grows). 
5. Use an aftershave balm that has witch hazel, glyercin, vitamin E, and soothing essential oils such as: Lavender, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, and Cedarwood.  

These are basic ideas to get you started. Skin is different for each person so there isn't a one size fits all approach. Try one or any combination and see what works for you. If you have any questions don't hesitate to hit us up.
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