We kicked off July by following the sage advice of inventor, sheepherder, and explorer John Muir, who encouraged us to carve out some time to roam. We took life a little easier and made sure to savor each moment. We even let our mountain man beard grow out for a while.
But then we rolled up our sleeves. This month, we got organized.
We cleared all the clutter off of our work space. We relocated stacks of pomades and cologne to our filing cabinet—it made a world of difference right away. The ensuing month was filled with as many misfires and wrong turns as epiphanies and successes. Our Buchner flasks overflowed more than once, and a couple electrical experiments resulted in mad scientist hair (nothing a little pomade couldn't fix), but in the end, everything clicked into place.
Here's to a month of experimentation and innovation. Let's review some highlights from The Guide...
We tapped a professional gondolier for some style advice. Turns out there's a lot more to nailing the look than horizontal stripes.
We always knew moisturizing—like flossing—was important, but we weren't exactly sure why until resident grooming guru Eric Neher dropped this manifesto on us.
Caught up in the spirit of exploration and discovery, our Reluctant Groomer took on the most oxymoronic of all grooming challenges: Dry Shampoo.
After locking ourselves in the laboratory for a week straight, we were exhausted. Luckily an old friend came through with some tips on how to look alert even when you're half asleep.
We celebrated Independence Day in style, and used our leftover watermelon to make this smooth Tequila cocktail for the rest of the weekend.