How To Wash Out Pomade (& 5 Easy-to-Remove Pomades)

How do you remove pomade from your hair? Every man has their story. A couple of years ago, my wife and I were on our merry way to spend a long weekend in Barcelona. At the airport, I discovered I’d forgotten to pack one of my many tubs of ludicrously expensive wax, clay, paste and pomade, so I made a detour to buy another one to tide me over. The old-school pomade I picked up was one of those tins of oil-based, heavy duty gloop that goes in and doesn’t come out. At least, not without a fight. I

Josh Ritter on Speaking Out and Dressing with Intent

The first time I met Josh Ritter, he was a young man bashfully accepting the effusive praise of a room full of Irish music fans. Forty minutes earlier, few people in that room had even heard his name, but every single one left as a devoted fan, copies of his two self-released albums tucked in their pockets. With every return visit, the venues got bigger, the crowds got louder and Ritter transformed from a man who blushed at each round of applause into a consummate entertainer. By the time his th

How to Grow a Decent Mustache

I have a complicated relationship with mustaches. I’ve had a beard for over 15 years, but there’s a little voice in the back of my head that keeps prodding me towards its smaller, trickier cousin. When I think of mustaches, I picture Sam Elliott’s glorious effort, simultaneously rugged and dashing, like a cowboy with a tendency for the theatrical. The reality, however, whenever I’ve even slightly shifted my weight in that direction, is something closer to a morally suspect second-hand car sales

How to Style a Quiff: 10 Iconic Celebrity Quiffs

The quiff has had one hell of a resurgence in the last ten years. For a while, it dropped out of sight, save for some dedicated rockabilly folk who kept it alive alongside brothel creepers, bowling shirts and enough pomade to squeeze a whale through a keyhole. Now, everyone from soccer players to movie stars have sky-high styles that would make Elvis weep with pride. We decided to pay homage to the most iconic pompadours in hair history. How to Style a Quiff in 6 Easy Steps Andrew Fitzsimons, c

Best Dressed Men at the Oscars 2019

In case you recently found yourself vacationing on Mars or comfortably ensconced under a rock, the Oscars happened on Sunday night in LA. The 91st hosting of film’s biggest annual night out endured a bumpy road en route to the Dolby Theater, but the stars dutifully arrived dolled up as ever, some very impressively so. And while Rami Malek and Mahershala Ali took the big acting awards, there were many more winners on the red carpet…

10 Best Beards and Moustaches in Rock Music

Touring is a tough business, especially if you value personal hygiene. For most bands and musicians, long stints on the road make showers a luxury and shaving a distant memory. That might be why so many wandering minstrels through history have had such impressive beards. We previously ran through the actors who, in our humble opinion, boasted the finest beards and moustaches, so it’s only fitting that we turn our attention to those fine fellows whose facial hair is as impressive as their musical

Creating a Legend with Captain Fawcett Founder Richie Finney

Richie Finney isn’t Captain Fawcett. He’s at great pains to stress that. He’s the captain’s righthand man. And if you attend any convention, function, talk or festival and see the name Captain Fawcett, it’s unlikely you’ll meet the captain himself, but you’re sure to find Finney there, with his magnificently sculpted moustache and brown overall coat. Whatever the intrepid captain’s involvement in the company, it seems to be Finney who carries the bulk of the load.

Men’s Society Handsome Dad Beard Kit Review: All-in-One Beard Care

Is it just me or is there a trend nowadays for men to grow beards as soon as their first child is born? It might even be more a rite of passage than a trend, one that could possibly be born from embracing this next chapter in a man’s life: the Dad stage. The one where you teach your child to fish, to trek through the woods and build a bivouac, to construct a fire by the embers of which they’ll later sleep soundly, while you, with your flannel shirt and impressive beard, smoke a pipe that you

FIFA World Cup 2018: Men’s Style Highlights

Soccer and style don’t always go hand in hand. For some, a six-figure weekly wage can result in commissioning a marble statue of one’s self for the living room or buying a $250,000 camouflaged Bentley. Thankfully, the opening round of the 2018 World Cup has demonstrated that there is sartorial nous to be found out there, and we don’t just mean the Nigerian team’s jerseys. Sadly, the Italians failed to qualify, denying us the eminently fashionable Gigi Buffon and Claudio Marchisio, but we still m

Five Best Beard Styles Inspired from Film and TV

There are many reasons to love The Leftovers: it’s one of the great underrated shows of recent times; it’s a stunningly surreal and unexpectedly funny meditation on grief and the afterlife; Carrie Coon is mind-blowingly brilliant; and Justin Theroux’s beard is just wonderful. Clean-shaven for the first two seasons, Theroux’s tormented cop shows up at the beginning of season three with the kind of beard that looks effortless but is quite obviously maintained with care and precision. But that’s Ga