When it comes to shaving, the classics may be the best approach

A man’s morning ritual usually includes brushing your teeth, spraying cologne, and, of course, a close shave. The most effective ways to shave could be the most vintage methods, usually the same used by barbers or those that give a professional shave for a fee. These experts use the “straight” forward approach found with warm cream and straight razors.


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The straight edge razor is the ideal tool and role model for close shaving. Nothing beats the fresh feeling of a shave and a hair cut from your favorite barber. Now that feeling can be duplicated by men who want to experience that feeling without the price-tag. More companies are recognizing this allure and marketing these exact shaving devices for the man who wants an “old-school” shave. In fact, some celebrities are now marketing their own variations on the classic razor, trying to appeal to a young, trendy audience.

Shaving tools are a competitive market, but don’t be fooled by the fancy cases and extra blades that some may offer. All your face really needs for the perfect shave is one clean blade, some good lather, and a steady hand. If you want to do it in style, check out some of the vintage replicas available from online grooming vendors that will give you a shave just like dear old dad.

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The Biggest and the Best Places for Shopping, Fashion and Style

Shopping is a favorite pastime for many Americans. There are great places to shop in the United States. These places include malls and streets lined with shops. People can shop take vacations to shopping destinations or shop close to their homes.

The Biggest Places to Shop

The Mall of America near Minneapolis is the largest mall in the United States. It has more than 500 stores. Southern California residents can shop at designer boutiques at one of the country’s largest shopping centers. South Coast Plaza in Orange County has more than 200 boutiques. People who live in Pennsylvania can browse through more than 400 stores at the King of Prussia Mall. Florida shoppers can visit 300 shops at the Aventura Mall in the Miami area.

Shoppers who want to stock up on bargains at outlet malls can shop at more than 200 stores at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. This mall is approximately an hour’s drive north of New York City. Southern California residents can browse through 180 stores at the Desert Hills Premium Outlets near Palm Springs. Las Vegas residents and visitors can shop at 150 stores at the Las Vegas North Premium Outlets. There are 145 stores at the San Marcos Premium Outlets in Texas between San Antonio and Austin.

Shopping Street

Shoppers will find streets lined with department stores and smaller shops in several large cities in the United States. New York residents and visitors can go from store to store while they walk down Fifth Avenue. Upscale department stores and specialty shops line Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Boston residents can shop on Newbury Street. Upscale shops line Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.

The Best Locations to Shop

Most United States residents do not live near one of the country’s largest malls. They may find that the best places to shop are near their homes. A number of smaller malls all over the country have department stores and specialty stores that offer a variety of merchandise. Alabama residents can buy clothing and furs at Parkway Place in Huntsville. Kansas residents can buy accessories and footwear at Oak Park Mall in Overland Park in east Kansas. Wyoming residents can shop at department stores and large chain stores at Eastridge Mall in Casper.

According to The Travel Channel, there are plenty of outlet malls in the United States. Ohio residents can shop at Lodi Station Outlets, and Florida residents will find bargains at Silver Sands Premium Outlets.

Fashion and Style

Shoppers who want to learn about the latest styles from designers will be thrilled to find that some events during New York Fashion Week are open to the public. People who are not able to travel to New York can attend Fashion Weeks in other parts of the country. West Coast residents can attend Fashion Week in Los Angeles. Those who live in Texas can visit Dallas for Fashion Week. People who live in the Midwest can attend Chicago’s Fashion Week.

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Early Christmas Shopping

Shopping early this holiday season is a wise decision to avoid rush and to buy all the stuff you need without forgetting anything. It is so nice to just to sit and relax while everybody else is having Christmas rush.

Most stores are on holiday sale and you should take chances of this before products return to its original price or the holiday is over. Toys for kids like musical instruments, dolls, miniature vehicles and others are always in a good deal and buying a few extra is also a good idea, you can wrapped them during birthdays, surely a kid will appreciate it.

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