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Make a mental list of the groups of people who get their eyebrows plucked, shaved or otherwise tamed into neat little arches, and active duty United States service members probably don’t make the cut. But they should.
A few weeks ago when we heard that we’d be following one of our worst-dressed colleagues around while he got a full makeover at Saks Fifth Avenue, we were more jealous than anything else. We here at Styleite had never met Mediaite‘s Tommy Christopher in person (he covers the White House for our sister site, so he’s never in town!) but as soon as we saw him we realized just how badly he needed and deserved to get a few upgrades to his style. And now we have video evidence of the weeks of tailoring, grooming, fitting and life improving we witnessed Tommy undergo.
Until a few weeks ago, Mediaite’s White House correspondent Tommy Christopher was one of the worst-dressed men in Washington. And we’re not being mean — this guy used to have just three outfits, and many of the garments that made up those outfits is spun from fabric that would light aflame if it got too close to an active microwave oven. And because it simply wouldn’t do to have our company’s envoy to the president’s house wearing nothing rayon ties in offensive patterns, we decided he needed an upgrade. Then Eric Jennings, the VP of men’s fashion (and lots of other fun stuff) at Saks Fifth Avenue, decided to get involved, and the project turned into a full-scale style intervention.
It’s been said that chest hair is a sign of manliness, virility and strength. So how come when Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick wears his chest hair out and about, we don’t see someone who could be the next guy on the Brawny paper towel wrapper?
If looks could kill, they would do so behind the wheel — at least, according to a recent study by a UK insurance company. But while most people point to makeup as the culprit, it turns out its not just the occasional touch-up that’s to blame, but something as small as looking in the mirror.
The average guy now spends only seven minutes less getting ready than the average woman. He also spends more on beauty products and uses more of them. Just don’t call him a metrosexual. That’ll just piss him off.