Readers, you spoke, I listened -- or was it the other way around? Regardless, in our continued celebration of MPB Guy Week, today I debut my first-ever men's grooming videos!
If you've ever wondered about my regular (weekly) grooming routine -- and who hasn't? -- I have the answers for you here. In Video 1, you'll see me clip my hair and beard with Oster clippers (which I refer to as a razor in my video but nobody's perfect). In Video 2, you can watch me shave my beard with real shaving cream and badger brush and discuss my simple skincare routine. In Video 3, showered and freshly shaven, I instruct you how to tie a men's bowtie!
Rest assured, if you can handle the sight of me with no shirt on (only Cary Grant shaves in a satin bathrobe), you won't be shocked by anything revealed on these videos. My clipper technique might raise a few eyebrows, but thankfully not shave them off.
In other news, you're probably wondering about my internet service and friends, so am I. The good folks at Verizon assure me that service will be restored by March 17. That's right, March 17. So it looks like I have a lot of bagels in my future. The good news however, is that my local bagel shop/Wi-Fi hotspot has a lightning-fast Internet connection that allows me to upload videos in 10 minutes instead of 10 hours -- a big plus and so what if I have to sit through endless oldies like The Beat Goes On (currently playing), Mellow Yellow,I'm a Girl Watcher, and every hit by The Mamas & the Papas?
With no further delay, here are my videos, made exclusively for you As always, your questions and comments are welcome but please be kind -- grooming isn't exactly my strong point but with your encouragement, I'm working on it!
P.S. - Check out my latest article on BurdaStyle -- and don't forget to say hi!
I'm a native New Yorker and self-taught sewing fanatic! I've been sewing obsessively since 2009 and today make all my own clothes using mostly vintage patterns and vintage sewing machines. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!