The Grooming Artist News Roundup: August 2016


The big news today at the beginning of August is Unilever’s decision to purchase Dollar Shave Club for a whopping $1 billion – quite a chunk of cash considering the company is technically still not yet profitable. (According to Unilever CEO Paul Polman, Dollar Shave Club is, however, “inherently profitable.”)

In other wet shaving news, The Sharpologist lists the 6 products he can’t live without, and we survey our straight razors and DE razors for those standouts customers love time and time again.

We’ve also included articles on the betterment of yourself as a gentleman – specifically, how to dress with finesse and how to be situationally aware à la Jason Bourne.

Enjoy this month’s roundup!

Unilever just bought Dollar Shave Club for $1 billion, signaling Unilever’s entry into the men’s shaving market. (Business Insider)

The Olympics beckon! Here are the top Team USA athletes to watch once Rio 2016 kicks off. (GQ)

Mantic 59 over at The Sharpologist is one of the most trusted authorities in wet shaving, and has tested hundreds of products. These are the 6 wet shaving products he can’t do without. (The Sharpologist)

We narrowed down our top 5 safety razors and top 3 straight razors, as used and reviewed by customers. A great place to start if you’re looking for another piece to add to your collection, or are new to wet shaving! (The Grooming Artist)

Keep this one handy through the end of summer: the 7 most effective ways to treat your sunburn. (GQ)

If you’re a follower of the Jason Bourne movies, you know that Bourne has a superhuman ability to observe his surroundings and make assessments. But this isn’t just movie magic – you can learn Bourne’s situational awareness with this guide. (The Art of Manliness)

Gentleman’s Gazette interviewed Bernhard Roetzel, author of Gentleman: A Timeless Guide to Fashion and Bespoke Menswear. There’s much great advice to take to heart, including the basics of dressing and acting like a gentleman. (Gentleman’s Gazette)


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