F/W 08: Hickey

Hickey’s fall collection is very preppy and there’s nothing wrong with that.  In fact, we love the line.  Take notice to the slim trousers, classical blazers, and some plaid as well.  Hickey’s V-neck sweater and elbow patch cardigans are also very nice.  They’re made of 100% lambswool in Italy.

Brand Watch: Rag and Bone Holiday 08

October will be bring us a first-ever holiday collection from Rag and Bone.  The collection will boast tailored jackets in coated Japanese cotton, a collaboration with Dents, England’s glovemaker to the Queen (Yeah, they’re sort of a big deal), as well as shoes that a hybrid between slippers and desert boots.

Brand Watch: Benjamin Bixby

Who is Benjamin Bixby? No, actually you’re probably asking yourself “what is Benjamin Bixby?”  As if having successful music and acting careers wasn’t enough, André Benjamin (André 3000) is hoping that his new clothing line will give him one more reason to smile. 

F/W 08: Puma x Alexander McQueen

For the past few seasons, Puma has been collaborating with fashion designers to create some impressive footwear.  These designers currently include Mihara and our personal favorite Alexander McQueen, and have included Neil Barrett in the past.  We will be bringing more information about Puma’s Sport Fashion collections, but for now, we’re going to cover the Alexander McQueen collection.

A/W 08: Whyszeck

What happens when you decide to go from the music industry to the fashion industry?  Well, that’s simple:  Whyszeck.  The Swedish brand originally started as a band and is now a fashion label, and we thank them for altering their career paths.  Fredrik Pira and Christian Cerna have collaborated on art since 2004 and here’s this year’s results:  parkas, rigid denim, and much more.

Check out the gallery after the jump

Cazal and Dita collaborate on the Cazal 902

Wow, only 1,500 pairs of these?!  The Cazal 902 are design and luxury at their finest.  The collaboration between eyewear companies Cazal and Dita will definitely get the attention of on-lookers, whether it’s your neighbor or your boss.  Unfortunately, they’re only sold in Berlin with a steep pricetag.

Do it Right: The Perfect Shave

Do it Right:  The Perfect Shave

Don’t know what you did to deserve those razor cuts while shaving?  Our lucky guess is that it might be EVERYTHING.  Here are 4 helpful tips that Men’s Health put together to help you achieve the perfect shave:

1.  Pre-Shave oil.  Need we say more? Yes, we do.

Preshave oil (never tried it, right?) warms the skin, softens the beard, and helps your shaving cream adhere and stay moist longer, says Eric Malka, cofounder of The Art of Shaving.

2.  Brush Up.

Fingers aren’t designed to make lather. Use a brush (badger hair is best). Run it under hot water. Circular motion raises the hairs and exfoliates.

3.  Switch Directions.

For a big-date shave, go with the grain once, reapply cream, and go lightly against the grain.  We here at PorHomme use Gillette’s The Best a Man Can Get Fusion razor.

4.  The aftershave.

You’ve removed skin, so help what’s left recover with aftershave balm with essential oils and no alcohol. It’ll soothe and moisturize. Ignore the commercials—rub it in, don’t slap it on.