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  • Mustache Styling Tips From A Perennial Grower

    Mustache Styling Tips From A Perennial Grower

    Growing a mustache during Movember is one thing; wearing it all year is a different achievement entirely. Birchbox Man Nathaniel shows us how he maintains and styles his whimsical whiskers.

  • How To: Shave with a Safety Razor

    How To: Shave with a Safety Razor

    Instead of stacking your blades, we say opt for a single stubble-buster that’s double-sided: the dad- and grandpa-approved safety razor. Here Garrett Pike, lead barber at Persons of Interest in Brooklyn, shows us how to use one.

  • Douglas Friedman X Birchbox Man

    Douglas Friedman X Birchbox Man

    Photographer Douglas Friedman brought a few furry friends to the studio, only one of which is his ever-impressive mustache. Here he discusses his classic look and offers advice for mobile photographers.

  • Nick Offerman’s 6 Easy Steps to Growing the Ron Swanson Mustache

    Nick Offerman’s 6 Easy Steps to Growing the Ron Swanson Mustache

    In his new memoir, the comedian shares his no-fail strategy to growing the perfect primetime-ready ‘stache.

  • 5 Seasonal Fragrances for Fall

    5 Seasonal Fragrances for Fall

    From your wardrobe to your beverage choices, your whole routine changes to accommodate each season. Your scent of choice should be no exception. We tapped fragrance expert Barney Bishop for his favorite autumnal fragrances.

  • Barbershop Visit: Decatur & Sons

    Barbershop Visit: Decatur & Sons

    Birchbox Man visits barbershops all over the USA to sit for a quick trim, get product recommendations, and chew the cud. In this installment, we stop by Decatur & Sons in New York City.

  • Finding the Right Aftershave for My Shoddy Shaving Habits

    Finding the Right Aftershave for My Shoddy Shaving Habits

    While our correspondent—a frequent against-the-grain shaver—has long abided by spirit-based splashes, a chance encounter with a modern aftershave gel inspired a change of heart.

  • The Birchbox Man To-Do List: November 2013

    The Birchbox Man To-Do List: November 2013

    Here are BB Man Editor Martin’s five tips for a healthy and productive month that lives up to our #MoreGood theme.

  • In Defense of the Underachieving Scraggly Beard

    In Defense of the Underachieving Scraggly Beard

    A new crop of A-listers is embracing less-than-full-coverage scruff. Find out how they’re pulling it off.

  • Brand on the Rise: Smith & Chang

    Brand on the Rise: Smith & Chang

    Alex Chang, one half of the home and grooming line Smith + Chang, tells us about getting inspired in the Catskills and why guys should get on board with bath salts stat.

  • BB Man Test Drive: Tinted Moisturizer

    BB Man Test Drive: Tinted Moisturizer

    Are tinted moisturizers the next big thing in men’s grooming? To find out, Birchbox Man heads to the laboratory with six staffers and a bottle of Lab Series’ BB Tinted Moisturizer for some conclusive before-and-after shots.

  • Birchbox Man Update: October 2013

    Birchbox Man Update: October 2013

    Check out our social media recap of October’s innovation-themed box for the best subscriber feedback (including all those “eureka” moments), announcements of our monthly prize winners, and a few extra tips and special offers.

  • 10 Things Every Guy Should Know About Antiaging

    10 Things Every Guy Should Know About Antiaging

    Adopting an proactive antiaging regimen may sound scary and expensive—Peels! Botox! Bee pollen facials!—but, happily, maintaining your dermis really isn’t all that hard or expensive. Here are ten easy things you can do to kick off your antiaging routine today.

  • A GIF Guide to Hair Spray

    A GIF Guide to Hair Spray

    In this animated history we examine hairspray’s exhilarating highs, hilarious lows, and demonstrate proper technique for the modern man.

  • Where We Do Our Best Thinking: The History of Shower Inspiration

    Where We Do Our Best Thinking: The History of Shower Inspiration

    Some of humanity’s best ideas have come from the simple and (hopefully) routine act of cleaning off in the bath or shower. These are the most notable shower ‘eureka’ moments of all time.