Skincare for Men from A.J. Murray’s

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The men’s grooming train has left the station and brands of all sorts are working hard to capture their segment of the market. No longer embarrassed to talk about skincare, exfoliation, sun damage, or even beard moisturizing, men are seeking out products – from hyper-scientific sounding to organic artisanal – that hit both functional and … [Read more…]

Last-Minute gift? Layrite Pomade

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Are you looking for a last-minute stocking stuffer, or an easy gift for that guy with pretty good hair who seems to have everything? Allow the staff at OTC to humbly suggest the best darn hair pomade we have ever come across. Layrite Super Hold may have some great throw-back graphics and look like something … [Read more…]

The Razor’s Edge: Getting Your Shaving Gear by Mail

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Grooming is a topic on which we occasionally touch for the simple reason that looking your best, whatever that may mean to you, is part of how you present yourself to the world. For some men, it means short-back-and-sides and a clean shave. For others, it’s that rolled-out-of-bed, rock star, free spirit look that actually … [Read more…]

Birchbox & Baxter of California

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Skincare brand Baxter of California has earned a cult-like following, and with good reason. As one of the original men’s grooming brands, created by Baxter Finley in 1965, Baxter of California has stayed true to its mission of nature plus science. Cutting edge for its time, and way ahead of the men’s grooming trend by … [Read more…]

Man up Your Face With Birchbox Grooming Goods

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Birchbox is an innovative and creative brand that has helped to create the curated product discovery market.  Founded in 2010, Birchbox helps consumers discover beauty, grooming, and lifestyle products through monthly deliveries of curated, deluxe samples that are tailored to their personal profile. An important trend in the evolution of retail for both brands and … [Read more…]