ELLE Man: Nicely groomed
Be a better groomed man with these expert tips on looking fresh.
A note from the ladies
We know that we’re always talking about how Jason Momoa in Game of Thrones is the apex of heartbreaking semi-bearded masculinity. We also know that we’ve been yakking about Paul Newman’s sexpot stubbly style almost as long as, well, our mothers have. But we may have led you astray. Facial hair looks hot on guys we’ll (likely) never kiss. Facts are facts: A recent Gillette study found that three-quarters of Canadian women actually prefer kissing clean-shaven men. So if you want to get closer to us, bust out the razors or bring in the big guns (champagne and Jason Momoa).
Get in the game
Get in the game with a well-equipped shaving kit like Van Der Hagen Shave Set ($31, at amazon.ca). If a soap and brush were good enough for your grandfather, they’re just fine for you, young ’un.
Stay in the game
Stay in the game with a kick-ass razor like Gillette Fusion ProGlide SilverTouch Manual ($13, at drugstores and mass-market retailers) and follow through with Dove Men Care Post Shave Balm ($10, at drugstores and mass-market retailers) to soothe dry skin.
Editor’s Pickand what to steal from her secret stash of bathroom treats
“Hammertime” toes were first introduced to the cultural zeitgeist back in 1992, thanks to Eddie Murphy’s judgment of a woman’s feet in the comedy Boomerang. Since then, the fear of developing this condition has entirely maintained the pedicure industry. (We assume.) Whether good feet on your better half falls under the “necessary” or the “very necessary” end of things is up to you. In the meantime, maybe consider what foot game you’re bringing to the bed sheets. Make a grab for her Elizabeth Grant Caviar Nutruriche Luxurious Foot Cream ($30, elizabethgrant.com), which uses a caviar complex to smooth away dry, scaly skin.
New hair heights
Don’t let Bruno Mars have all the fun. The modern-day rockabilly pompadour reigns supreme for 2013. It’s both flattering and edgy classic. Bonus: It gives you a few extra inches (in height). Do it already.