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The 5 Autumnal Things to Do by Week’s End

Now that you’ve changed your clocks, it’s high time you completed the rest of your autumnal to-dos—especially if you wasted that extra hour on Homeland reruns or marveling at your newly regained electricity by flipping the lights on and off. And this week is your last chance to get focused. Luckily, we’ve put together a short checklist that should have you prepared for success during the rest of the season. You might want to print this out:

The 5 Things You Need to Do This Week if You Haven’t Already: The Fall Edition...»

The Kempt Guide to the November Issues

If you haven’t checked your mailbox recently, we’ve got some good news. Another round of glossy style advice has arrived on the nation’s collective doorstep, and In fact, this month’s haul was particularly interesting because of Esquire’s latest Big Black Book—a glossy tome filled with all the intricacies of style too involved for the general subscriber base. That means dark rum, exotic leathers and all manner of Italian suiting.

Of course, it’s not all good advice—so we’re stepping in to tell you what to read, what to try and what to avoid at all costs.

Here’s everything you need to know from this month’s glossy magazines...»

Rehabbing Your Shoes With Acetone: The Second Most Dangerous Game


As a follow-up to our grand opus on shoe maintenance, a few of you have written in suggesting a more unorthodox solution: rubbing down your scuffed shoes with acetone.

First, we should tell you that this is a bad idea. It’s unnecessary for most scuffs, the acetone will numb your fingers for months and there’s a distinct chance you’ll accidentally set yourself on fire.

If you know what’s good for you, you’ll put down the chemicals, bring your shoes to a professional and never speak of this again.

But, just in case you’re unconvinced, we’re going to tell you how to do it.

Just don’t say you weren’t warned»

A Gentleman’s Guide to Re-Waxing


As you may have noticed recently, just because it’s summer doesn’t mean it can’t start pouring rain at any moment.

And now that the first crop of trend-inspired waxed cotton jackets and bags are getting a bit weathered—and, consequently, a little less waterproof—it might be time to look into re-upping your wax coating. Fortunately, it’s a lot easier than you might think.

First, you'll need some wax...»

Thom vs. Tom, Harrison Clears Brush and The Art of the Shave


Super Villians: Roberto Piqueras dresses the gay Legion of Doom. [Skeleton Legs]

Tom Ford and Thom Browne Square off at Bergdorfs: And somehow Pee Wee Herman is the ref. [NYTimes]

Aqua Man: Meanwhile, down the hall at Thursday Styles, Mike Albo hunts down beachwear. [NYTimes]

Deforestation: Harrison Ford makes the ultimate sacrifice for the environment. [NYDaily News]

A Close Shave: The return of the barbershop (without Ice Cube). [Art of Manliness]