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At the Makery—a communal workspace for nascent start-ups in a light-filled loft in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn—the atmosphere pulses with youthful exuberance. By day, the proprietors of Inlust (a video-based dating site), Small Girls Big Business (a fashion P.R. consultancy), and Jauntsetter (a travel website), among others, work at their laptops while singing along to Cee Lo's "Fuck You"; by night, they unwind with speed-texting parties. The Makery's mission, its 31-year-old founder, Matt Langer, announced on his Tumblr last August, is to create "an enriching, cross-pollinating environment where people making great things can make even better things when they're surrounded by others doing the same."
The decade in facial hair was bookended by two extremes: boy-band Etch A Sketch stubble and the "weird beard" hipster mullah. Fortunately, as we head into the New Year, things are settling somewhere in the middle. The light beard is everywhere—on A-listers like Jake Gyllenhaal, James Franco, and Robert Pattinson, along with a host of top male models like David Gandy and Noah Mills. "I like having five days' growth," says Mills, 26, whose work includes the latest Dolce & Gabbana fragrance campaign.
1: Sideburns There is an easy way to keep your sideburns even: Look straight in the mirror and put the tips of your index fingers at the bottom of both sideburns. Adjust them until level and you have a trimming guide. 2: Under the Nostrils To reach this corner, try a narrower single-blade razor or angle a multi-blade one so you’re using the top of it. Then stretch the area by curling your lip under your front teeth (think of a donkey face), and use short, even strokes. 3: Neck The grain of your beard changes direction below your Adam’s apple, so you’ll need to reverse the direction of your strokes.
Since signing on as creative director of Dunhill two years ago, Kim Jones has transformed the stodgy English house—best known for its traditional tailoring and fine writing instruments—into a contemporary style leader. Here, the buzzy Brit, 32, shares his advice on fall essentials, the understated suit, and why there's more to life than black brogues. Buy Wrinkle-Free Blazers / "When I think of a blazer, I think of it more as a sportswear item than as something formal, because you can dress it up or down. We make one from a South African mohair called camdeboo. You can just throw it anywhere and it doesn't crease.
Once or twice a year, often after an extended vacation, the average adult male is confronted with a face full of scruff and a choice. Nine times out of ten he dutifully reaches for a razor and removes the growth, but every now and then he is unable to resist the temptation to get creative with the shaggy canvas before him. It's at this crucial moment that bad grooming decisions are made—and lives destroyed. The options open to him are many, but few are safe. The mustache, even in ironic form, is fraught with peril—yet still classic enough to work under the right conditions.
In the post-Bogart age, the fedora is a double-or-nothing wager that will land you in the losers' circle far more often than it will pay out. But for guys who can back up the bet, the returns can be handsome. You've seen Brad and Johnny carry it off. Perhaps you've watched Mad Men 's Don Draper toss his felt aside after walking into a room like he owns it and thought to yourself, I could make that work. Maybe you went so far as to buy one.
Last spring, at the annual Met Costume Institute gala in New York City, Justin Timberlake showed up on the red carpet with two standout accessories—his girlfriend, Jessica Biel, and a pair of striking black readers that were as geeky as they were chic. The pop crooner isn't the first guy to profit from the dark-rimmed spectacles, which, when perched on the right nose, can add bookish good looks like no other item. They're what 007 would use if he had to quickly transform into a professor of French philosophy. But it takes more than a fake degree to make them work. Study your face. If you have a big nose, a brooding forehead, thick hair, or any other feature that could be described as "rugged," you're in safe territory.
Photograph by Craig Cutler A one-a-day multivitamin habit is a good first step toward better health, but to get the real payoff you need more than a magic tablet—even if it is shaped like Fred Flintstone. Here, a guide to what supplements to take, depending on your goals.
The Straight Truth Few guys attempt shaving with a straight razor—that's what the pros are for. But if you're game, Michael W.
Before we get to face shapes, Salt's creative director, David Rose, offers a pre-buy checklist: • CONTEXT "Do you need frames to wear with a suit and tie every day, or are they going to be worn mostly when you're running on the beach?" asks Rose. If the answer is the latter, stick with aviators and wrap styles.
Style Photograph by Greg Broom Your wardrobe's great migration to warm-weather fabrics shouldn't stop at suits and sweaters.
Editor’s Pick: Gameboy iPhone Case April 1st, 2013 At NYLON, we spend a lot of time flashing back to the ’90s–be it our favorite Monica and Brandy duets, fashion inspired by Alicia Silverstone in an Aeorsmith video, or the countless MTV/Nickelodeon shows that kept our “after-school” hours busy. Reruns of Clarissa Explains It All and a package of ‘Shark Bite’ fruit snacks was all it took to make me a happy twelve year-old. I can’t speak for every girl who came of age during this amazing period for American pop culture, but Nintendo games kept me equally as entranced as the music, fashion, and TV.