We’re only looking out for our fellow boys out there — forget the pack of Hanes socks and give a gift that doesn’t suck (we think). Consider this our “What To Buy on MR PORTER” manifesto, just in time for Cyber Monday. May the odds be ever in your favor.
(it’s also VERY important to note that when MR PORTER has a sale, YOU JUMP ON IT)
Here’s our quick and easy guide on what to buy for all of the different types of guys in your life:
for the ‘OMG, YOU’RE SO SMART’ guy (the techie)
Personal idols include Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and the guys who created Instagram, whatever their names are. Loves B&O headphones, Leica cameras, and talking about Uber.
for the ‘OMG, YOU’RE SO PRETTY’ guy (the grooming guru)
Hobbies include using sheet masks on the daily, accruing Beauty Insider points at Sephora, and talking about how he only washes his hair once a week. BONUS: smells like a bed of roses with the tiniest scent of musk — scrumptious!
for the ‘OMG, YOU’RE SO SPORTY’ guy (the athleisure obsessee)
Wears joggers more often than jeans, has a definite opinion on Kaepernick as a quarterback, and treats his Equinox membership as a religion. BONUS: his entire closet consists of Nike apparel.
for the ‘OMG, YOU’RE SO ARTSY’ guy (the creative)
Takes a perfect Instagram photo EVERY SINGLE TIME — HOW DOES HE DO IT?! — reads The New Yorker, and draws the best doodles on Snapchat when under the influence. NOTE: significant overlap with the “OMG, YOU’RE SO SMART” guy.
for the ‘OMG, YOU’RE SO HARD TO SHOP FOR’ guy (a.k.a. the guy who already has everything)
How to spot? Always has the newest iPhone. Also probably owns or talks about owning a Tesla one day.
For every other guy that we left out, sucks for them. JUST KIDDING! We’re just too tired right now and can’t fathom writing much more, so here’s a better option… buy them something on sale! HURRAY! WE LOVE SALES!
It’s a collection like this that gives us hope, reminding us that we live in a world where we have the choice, the god-given-right to wear color even when the seasons change. We also have the choice to never cook, and always have pizza or cheeseburgers delivered to our apartment for dinner. We choose it all.
To quote what must be a cliché to the heads of marketing at Scotch & Soda, “we’ll take another round of Scotch & Soda please.” GET IT?! We think we’re so funny.P.S. We hosted an event at the Scotch & Soda on Grant St. in San Francisco just two weeks ago. Thank you to everyone who came by to say hi and shop with us!! And a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who works at the Grant St. location. We love you all 🙂
Because if we didn’t mask on a consistent basis, our faces would fall off.
We’re huge advocates of shortcuts (read: lazy), so here’s our quick and easy cheat sheet on 5 tried and true masks currently in our bathroom, starting with sheet masks and then progressing to more specific treatments.
Five masks, five purposes (just make sure to mask after cleansing/ exfoliating).
This one’s a cult-favorite, specifically as a solution for rough, dry skin. Where the Powerfoil Mask provides an instant fix, the Facial Treatment Mask by SK-II uses pieta to increase your skin’s moisture retention and works better with consistent use. Think: long-lasting moisturizing, pliable skin.
Just like the Cilantro & Orange mask, we don’t use this one too often either; only when we’ve noticed that our face looks a little dull/ pale. Instant fix, as opposed to long-lasting effects (in our opinion).
Ideal for the places on our face where we get the most clogged pores: our noses, right in between our eyebrows and right by our temples. We seldom use as a full face mask, better (to us) as a more precise application — i.e. spot treatment.
12 times out of 10, you’ll catch us wearing long socks with sneakers and shorts. We’re not lazy. We’re EFFICIENT. It’s our unofficial uniform for Fall, complete with our newfound Autumnal penchant for jalapeño burgers from WesBurger down on Mission St. Continue Reading