An elegant, masculine, rugged cologne from Duke Cannon.
When it comes to the best grooming essentials for winter, there are plenty of bases you’re to need to cover, from keeping your skin hydrated to ensuring that yes, your scent game (scent game?) is on-point. Ladies and gentlemen, on that note, I’m pleased to point you toward Duke Cannon Bourbon Solid Cologne, inspired by the rich oak scents found at Buffalo Trace Distillery — it’s seriously cool, and that unique craftsmanship makes it one of the best solid colognes for men (if not the best). Let’s get right down to it: The way you smell, the type of cologne you wear on a daily basis, can elevate your ensemble and your mood from good to great … to really great. And if you haven’t yet tried out a solid cologne, you’re going to be mighty pleased with Duke Cannon Solid Cologne. This sharp solid cologne is a handy and easy-to-use cologne option with a pleasingly masculine smell that’s not overpowering in the slightest — that’s a huge benefit compared to other colognes you might have been using (and Duke Cannon Bourbon Solid Cologne is a far cry from the AXE spray found in locker rooms of days gone by).
SHOP: Duke Cannon Bourbon Solid Cologne
A well-designed tin holds your new favorite cologne.
Now, if you’ve read the blog, you know that Duke Cannon is about more than just proper, extremely well-made men’s grooming essentials — they also give back to organizations that support military veterans, and the brand makes all of its must-have grooming picks right here in the United States. What’s not to love about that? But back to the exceptional Duke Cannon Bourbon Solid Cologne. The Oak Barrel scent is rich and quite pleasing to smell, and it’s the perfect cologne for winter because of that — there’s just something about this time of year that calls to mind rich whiskey, cold weather and warm fires. Wearing this Duke Cannon cologne to the office or to your favorite brewery or distillery is a bit like capturing that vibe in a bottle (or in well-designed tin, if you catch my drift). The bottom line is this: Duke Cannon makes some of the best men’s cologne on the market, and this is a brand worth trying if you’re looking to upgrade your grooming this year.
SHOP: Duke Cannon Bourbon Solid Cologne
The world keeps turning, the clock keeps ticking and so, we find ourselves again at the end of the week — and another fun-filled Friday Read, ehh? Have you covered all of your #menswear bases this summer? That is to say, have you picked up stylish leather high-top sneakers or added any items to your summer style wish list? We’ve still got another month of summer to come yet — and with that, a few upcoming highlights in this neck of woods. Coming on the heels of a busy New York Fashion Week: Men’s earlier this month, I’m excited to hop on the subway this weekend to the second rendition of one-of-a-kind NYC festival Panorama, as much a celebration of tech and art as it is excellent music from the likes of Solange, Frank Ocean, Mitski and Future Islands (among many others). I had an incredible Saturday at Panorama 2016 — dressed in prime music festival style, of course — and I’m very much looking forward to taking in two action-packed days this coming weekend, starting shortly today! As it were, you can look for a full post recapping how to dress for a music festival (and how to make the most of those craft beer tents — am I right?). At any rate, you can follow along in the meantime on Instagram and Twitter — and as scheduled, we’re coming at you with our regularly scheduled Style Pick of the Week tomorrow. It’s all in a day’s work here. Enjoy the weekend, and we’ll catch up tomorrow!
- There are underrated areas when it comes to men’s grooming essentials, and there are areas that tend to be overlooked altogether. One could argue that solid colognes get overlooked a bit, especially when so many brands offer up scented spray colognes. So with the aim of spreading knowledge — all in the name of #menswear, of course — I wrote about the best solid colognes for men for the fine folks at GearMoose. Read up and shop away!
- Your Style Guide team of one already filled you in on how to dress to head to the beach — but what about what to wear on a boat? I covered exactly that for The Manual recently — I sure do hope you find it helpful and informative! Like what you’ve read? Let me know on Twitter, ehh?
- As seems to be the case lately, let’s end this version of The Friday Read on a music-related note. As of earlier this month, the lovely ladies of California-based rock trio HAIM are back with a new album. Just as with “Days Are Gone,” the group’s 2013 debut, they’re very adept at making shiny, upbeat and yet well-crafted, emotional AND summer-friendly rock. I’d urge you to listen as you kick back with a refreshing summer beer — preferably wearing a pair of summer’s best sneakers?
We’re closing up shop early today — I’ve got some music to see!
Thanks, as always, for reading — stay stylish!
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One kit packed with functional grooming products. Photo courtesy of Tread for Men.
We’re still in the heyday of summer, and that means that, well, it’s hot. That heat requires that you dress for warm weather, and it also requires you keep skin care top of mind — that’s particularly true when it comes to men’s grooming essentials. An effective grooming routine can be a solid way to start and end your day, especially if you’ve got reliable premium products to use. That’s why it’s been such a treat to check out Tread for Men across these past few weeks. The Chicago-based grooming start-up reached out to yours truly at The Style Guide earlier this summer, and I’ve had the pleasure of testing out the brand’s Energizing Facial Cleanser, Hydration Toner and Firming Moisturizer. It’s all part of the brand’s Daily Skin Care Kit — also known as “The Daily” — which you can conveniently opt to have delivered every month. It’s a bonus that these highly functional products are presented in high-quality, no-frills bottles and containers, — they’d make a wise addition to any routine you already have in place, because it’s product that really works. The Facial Cleanser really does have a renewing, strengthening feel, and the Hydration Toner has noticeably toned my skin when used in conjunction with the cleanser. That goes double for the moisturizer, which works quite well to rejuvenate and rebuild skin.
Lest this sound like a lot of steps to you, rest assured that it takes just about as long as it would to pick out a well-composed outfit (and if you follow this site’s #OOTD series, hopefully that’s a snap!). Using these products consistently has made a noticeable difference in how my skin looks and feels, even after just a few weeks — believe me, the results are there. It’s become a welcome part of my routine, and I’d definitely urge you to check these guys out. But what does this really all mean for you, Style Guide reader? It means something very good, indeed.
It just so happens that one lucky winner is getting their own Daily Skin Care Kit very soon. All you need to do is enter the giveaway below, stick around for the winner, and we’ll make it happen. Best of luck, and stay for a minute to check out other Style Guide content, including the dopp kits you need to buy now and a stylish dive watch to go with the rest of your outfit.
To enter to win the Tread for Men giveaway detailed above, click this link — good luck!
Editor’s note: This contest ends at 12 a.m., Thursday, August 4th.