Hanz de Fuko

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There are very few brands which have or are capable of changing an industry. Apple changed the face of the music industry with the iPod and iTunes, Facebook altered how the world socialises and interacts, and Starbucks reinvented the coffee shop. Well, to get overly excited about a brand is not our usual style but with Hanz de Fuko, it’s totally justified – the hair styling... Read More

Three of the Best: Toothpastes

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By now, I trust you’re well aware of the benefits of correct oral care – something we’ve all had instilled in us since childhood. The connection between oral health and overall health is a close one – your mouth, full of bacteria can be easily controlled by the body’s immune system, twice-daily brushing and flossing. It’s worth reinforcing now, that you... Read More

Meet with Triumph & Disaster

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Ape to Gentleman were delighted to spend a few minutes with Mr Dion Nash, founder of the fantastic men’s grooming brand; Triumph & Disaster. The New Zealand based man, and brand – have created something really special here. So much so – it has been placed straight into our Top 10 men’s grooming brands list. Combining the best of natural ingredients with science,... Read More

The Shelf: Holiday Essentials

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When a gentleman travels there are certain boxes which must be ticked when it comes to the packing of grooming products; ease of use, small in size, essential. Clothing a-side, and mandatory grooming products such as a toothbrush, here are three recommendations that we had to share. All three are new to the men’s grooming world, and cover off a multitude of sins. Triumph &... Read More

Scalp MicroPigmentation

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Introduction A few years ago I joked that I was going to have some hair tattooed onto my head – but little did I know that a tattoo, known as Scalp MicroPigmentation, specially created for use on the scalp would become the most viable solution for male pattern baldness. Scalp MicroPigmentation or SMP consists of having your scalp tattooed with tiny dots that resemble the... Read More

A Day in the Life: Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 31

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The Nike Pegasus series of running shoes is one of the most successful ever. With the first Pegasus shoe launching way back in 1982, the series has advanced impressively over the years, merging the best of Nike’s evolving technologies with the practicality of affordable pricing. The latest shoe in the series, the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 31, is a sensational representation of Nike’s... Read More

Top 10 Beard Care Products

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With the trend for facial hair, be it designer stubble or a serious beard, set to continue we thought it prudent to document our Top 10 Beard Care products. Wearing facial hair or a beard can teeter on the brink of ‘Ape’ if care isn’t taken. Whereas a true gentleman would put a little effort into cleansing, conditioning, styling and maintaining his facial hair... Read More

Grooming in the Field

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Glastonbury, Latitude, Primavera – these names conjure up nothing but thoughts of new bands, aged musicians of old, late nights and drinking cider in a sunny field. Yes, music festival season is upon us – which means all of the aforementioned, along with some notable changes required to your grooming routine. Gone is the option of a hot shower or bath, a clean sink... Read More

How to Write a Great Best Man’s Speech

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For many men the idea of giving a Best Man’s speech sends them into a cold sweat; the fear of not being engaging enough, funny enough or downright interesting enough, renders the whole situation as one big nightmare. On top of that you’ve got to find an appropriate way of complimenting your close friend and his bride without it sounding all a bit weird. Little wonder so many... Read More

5 Grooming Gifts of Note

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With Father’s Day 2014 approaching this Sunday, June 15th – we thought it prudent we chose a selection of fine grooming gifts. There are a range of options (in price order) to satisfy any budget, but note – we have not compromised on quality. All are guaranteed to delight any Father this Sunday, or man – at any time of the year for that matter. Molton Brown... Read More