Thursday 10 July 2014

I want my hair done right right!

First off I must apologise [AGAIN] i've been looking after a very poorly Momma beard - and seeing Black fucking Sabbath - these are mutually exclusive I feel but I managed it! I even managed to pull the covers off my car and give her a cheeky spin out!

So to business ...

"You're a greaser and rockabilly but yet you haven't posted any hair product posts" - I hear you say. Yeah well most of have been done to death and there's only so many times you can yawn and say layrite is great!

I have very fine hair and even if layrite is great it still weighs my hair down. So I've been looking for something us finer haired gentlemen can wear in our hair that doesn't make it flat as a pancake within 30 seconds of perfecting that quiff.
I've been using a fair number of hair products over the years - from high end pomades down to Vaseline and the ones that everyone rave about but they all suffer from the same problem. They aren't that versatile. If I want a slick back wet look I use one product. If I want a day pomade I have to use another . If I want a bit of height I use another. You get the picture. None have the wherewithal to mix it up and suit whatever mood I'm in.

Except when I went proper old school (and by that I mean 80s old school). And tried some of the legends hair gel.

Now I haven't used gel since I was at school. It was always pretty Shitty and made your hair break  and you ended up looking like a werewolf by the end of the night as it dried your hair out so much.

But... that was before I tried out The Legends London Maximum Hold Hair Gel

during the week i like to go for a more slicked back dry look and the gel supplies - just use a little on dry hair rubbed between the palm of your hands and a narrow toothed comb to pull your hair back to perfection. 

Add a little water to your hair before hand and it turns into a mid shine wet look gel to easily get that shiny glow that I like without having to wash my hair with fairy liquid for 3 days afterwards.

The Gels appearance is a little dated having an almost neon pink look to it but hey - i'm not shy about these things and the smell is pleasant but not overpowering.

All in all i'm always gonna be a sucker for a pomade but day to day when i wanna look sharp but don't want the hassle of washing pomade out or worrying about the cost of a washable pomade - i don't think you can get better than this stuff. 

you can check out their stockists list here or even better go and see Darius and Jack yourself here at the shop and get yourself a Grade A cut while you're there!

Wednesday 25 June 2014

Shoe sex antics in Camden

Chilling outside the bar.
First off I must apologise for the quietness of late . 

It's been a cool summer so far here in somewhat sunny London and It's been a busy time in Beardiful man land: I've got a great new job, and oh you know setting up and organising a pop up roast restaurant in Bethnal green and the fact that I had a little birthday jaunt to Brighton with the Katietron. Both of which were super awesome but took up a lot of free time that I would have normally spent thinking about this sort of thing :D

But I'm back with a number of new blog posts going up over the next week so stay tuned.

So to business ...

The Katietron and i went for a wee mid week beverage or three up in Camden. so i thought I would bust out my shiny new Loakes brogues for the occasion. 

They truly are THE most comfortable shoes i have ever worn straight out of the box. I was a bit worried that they were too light in colour and that i would look like a total fucking douche bag hipster with them on but i think they worked well with the blue of my work shirt!I also wore my leather jacket that i bought at  Torp K√∂pcentrum,  Uddevalla Sweden a few years ago.

My new Loake brogues - in light tan - they feel like gloves they're so soft and comfortable.

The hat goes with me everywhere  - it so is my go to thing - shit hair...HAT! gonna rain? HAT! So, i make no apologies for the hat like ever!

My bestest cheesy grin! apparently i can't do blue steel it makes me look like I need a poo!

Hat  - Jaxxon caps
Shirt - Sears Automotive Work shirt
Jeans -Pike Brothers
Belt - Vintage
Shoes - Loakes

Tuesday 29 April 2014

Style God Magnum P.I. Summer casual goodness

When I was growing up Darren gravelle and I used to collect matchbox toy cars. We used to act out car chases and the like in our bedrooms as boys are want to do.

Jonathan Higgins 

Now most precious of the collection of cars was the magnum Ferrari aka the Ferrari 308gts. Mainly because in the days before the internet and netflicks all we had to entertain is on those cold winter evenings was the vhs box set of magnum pi. [It's like a Avi file but real!]

Magnum and the Ferrari 308 GTS

Magnum pi was set on Hawaii and starred Tom selleck. As an ex Vietnam veteran come private investigator who lived by his wits and often came a cropped to the fatherly Higgins' strict rules. If you get a chance go and check it out. It's a little dated now but shares a lot with modern day police procedurals.

Magnum is employed on the Hawaiian estate of a wealthy owner; Successful writer Robin Masters. The estate is run by Jonathan Higgins who mostly tolerates Magnum's presence as head of security on the estate.

Ive always loved how he looked and I have taken todays sun as a sign to go for the look today as it's a bit retro. I love wearing Hawaiian shirts though as they are a bit peacocky and always get you noticed.

Hawaiian Shirt from Rokit Clothing

Bowling shoes - Misappropriated from a Bowling alley!

Have a good week folks!