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Name That Naked Upper Lip

  • Kempt Staff

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You probably couldn’t put your finger on it at first, but a there was something a bit different about a few of your coworkers in the office this morning…

That’s right, they finally shaved that mustache they’d been growing last month for Movember. And to celebrate the bazaaro-world moment of a freshly removed stache, we’re challenging you to figure out which of the following famously mustachioed upper lips have been shorn to nakedness.

So, step right up and play a little game we like to call, “Name. That. Naked. Upper. Lip.”»

Follicle Chronicle: Brad Pitt on Screen

  • Kempt Staff

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With this weekend’s release of Fury, Brad Pitt is back on the big screen again. (Hunting Nazis, again.)

And this time he’s sporting a pretty slick razor-sharp coif. Which reminded us of the many different ways his follicles have been molded, shorn or left shaggy over the past three decades. It’s an impressive kaleidoscope of strong cheekbones and scruff—and a few looks you might actually want to try at home.

So, let’s take a look back at Mr. Pitt’s greatest on-screen grooming moments...»

The Hurried Man’s Guide to the Playoffs, Part I

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Feel that? That’s the one-day breather between the baseball season (which ended yesterday) and the baseball playoffs (which start tomorrow). If you haven’t been paying attention, fear not: you can still sound smart, thanks to our quick-and-dirty guide to the playoffs.

That guide is right this way...»

Follicle Chronicle: Tom Hanks on Screen

  • Kempt Staff

091114_Tom-hanks-forrest-gump To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Tom Hanks’s tour de force, Forrest Gump, select theaters are rescreening the movie this weekend.

And the impeccable high-and-tight Hanks sports throughout most of the film—save for a cross-country jog or two—got us thinking about the many wonderful grooming journeys his roles have taken him on...

From his boyish mop of curls to something that can only be described as Colonel Sanders–esque, this is the Follicle Chronicle of Tom Hanks on screen.»

Ranking the Best Dictatorial Coiffures of All Time

  • Najib Benouar

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The latest grooming news sweeping the world: Kim Jong-un has required all male students in North Korea to wear the exact same haircut as his.

The coiffure in question could best be described as the unholy union of a crew cut and a bowl cut—shorn to the scalp on the sides yet long enough on top for a middle part. On a good day, it’s reminiscent of something out of a Color Me Badd music video. But really, having a signature hairdo is classic totalitarian dictator stuff. They all had a “look” that they adhered to—and some were better than others.

Which is why we’ve gone ahead and ranked the best dictatorial coiffures of all time.»

Upgrading Absolutely Everything in Your Medicine Cabinet

  • Caitlin Ganswindt

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It’s been five blustery months, but we’re finally here: the onset of spring. As of tomorrow, it will have officially sprung.

Naturally, your minds are reeling over niceties like 7pm sunshine, bare ankles and alfresco drinking. Naturally, our minds are reeling over how to help you look your best for all that good stuff.

So we’ve gone ahead and found the 25 essential upgrades for... pretty much everything you’ve ever had in your medicine cabinet.

Get the full tune-up, after the jump.»

The Kempt Lab Report: Recipe for Men

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As you’ve probably realized—what with the dry patches, chapped lips and other little tortures this winter has forced you to endure—the cold can be a real bitch on your skin.

So we thought it would be in your best interest to call in the experts from up north and try out Recipe for Men, a highly scientific battery of weather-defensive skin care out of Sweden, “tested in the extreme conditions of the Scandinavian climate” and slowly making its way onto American stock lists. Because if it can really endure the Arctic Circle, it should be good enough for your walk to work.

Our full diagnostic breakdown, after the jump...»