Rafael.L Mendez

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Your Cologne

How they're made, why they cost what they do, and how they make you smell nice.<p><i>From the April 2014 issue</i><p><b>Composition</b><p>Eau de toilette (what most of us refer to as cologne) contains 12 to 15 percent actual fragrance oil. The rest is odorless alcohol, maybe a little water. The alcohol acts as a solvent …

New York City

Upcycled Pocket Squares For a Sprezzy Earth Day

<b>In a beautifully simple</b>, why-didn't-someone-else think of that move, sustainable menswear company, Glass House Shirtmakers, released an Earth Day pocket square collection made from reclaimed shirt trimmings. These lovely accessories are paeans to both efficiency and style, featuring a lovely …

Pocket Squares

10 Ways to Make Your Bed More Inviting

<b>Sure, mismatched sheets</b>, old pillows, and frayed blankets had some ad hoc charm in college. But you've graduated, and it's time your bed did too. If you want your ... ahem ... company to feel comfortable, it might be time to change your jam. We're not recommending you decorate every corner of your …

Home Decorating

How I Dress Now: Phish's Mike Gordon

An inside look at bucking expectations and dressing like a rock star.<p><b>The name Phish doesn't call to mind style, at least not in the traditional sense.</b><p>It's understandable that the band's mere mention brings to mind a sea of dusty tie-dye and massive patchwork corduroy pants. This wookie-hippie image …

Men's Fashion

Two Ways to Look Like Pharrell

<b>Well, there's Pharrell</b>, stepping out in New York City wearing what appears to be a custom-made BBC varsity jacket. You can't buy that paintjob (hey though, DIY, right?), but you can get that exact jacket. Still, is it worth it, or is it's generic competitor just as good at half the cost? Look here …