It’s our favorite time of the year: Movember’s Eve. These are the last days of unchecked scruff and sporadic shaves. We’re hastily throwing together Halloween costumes (to go all out with the Robin Thicke referee tuxedo or to take it easy with last year’s Coach Taylor FNL getup?) and plotting for the big first-of-the-month clean shave. Not to mention preparing our elevator pitch to go along with the month-long Movember ’stache.
Movember is our #MoreGood strategy at Birchbox Man this month (we encourage you to join the team), but we’re also proud to say many of November’s brands have their own unique takes on giving back. LSTN Headphones—which makes some of the sweetest wooden earbuds we’ve ever encountered—supports the Starkey Hearing Foundation. Yes To donates to community gardens around the globe through their “Seed Fund.” And Bombas Socks, inspired by the TOM’s one-for-one business model, donates a pair of socks to the homeless for every pair they sell.
Check out this month’s Birchbox Man To-Do List to learn why you should start wearing sweatpants outside (seriously) and stay tuned for a tutorial—and history lesson—on straight razor shaving. And to stay in-the-know, download the new Birchbox iPhone App from the app store. Read the entire November issue as it rolls out on The Guide, and sign up by October 31 to get your own Birchbox Man box. Happy Movember, gents.
November's Monthly Selects
Alchimie Forever Gentle Refining Scrub
This botanical scrub uses jojoba beads to lightly exfoliate without harming sensitive skin.
Apolis Transit Issue Table Candle
A blend of cypress and fig gives this hand-poured candle a warm, memorable scent.
Billy Jealousy Hydroplane Shave Cream
The micro-silicone beads in this cream make for a super-close and comfortable shave.
Baxter of California Beard Comb
Swiss craftsmanship and a timeless design make this pocket-sized comb an instant classic.
LSTN Headphones Bowerys
With reclaimed wood and a vintage design, these headphones look as good as they sound.
Bombas Tall Socks
Get the most out of your everyday footwear with these high-tech performance socks.
English Laundry Notting Hill (3.4 oz)
Notes of bergamot and cedarwood make this throwback scent a suit’s best friend.