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THE $28 HAIR PRODUCT WE BOTH USE

September 23, 2016

Best Hair Products for Men

The equivalent of three (3) Chipotle burrito bowls, well-spent.

We expect a lot from any hair styling product we use. It needs to be A) strong enough to control our semi-thick hair; B) pliable enough to work through our wavy-ish hair; C) finish off matte, so it looks natural; no gloss.

ENTER: Alterna Haircare’s Caviar Style Grit.

 

ENTER, ALSO: our attempt to divert attention from our beauty product hoarding problem (read: hundreds thousands of products in our tiny, studio apartment bathroom), to focus on just one product that we share. Continue Reading

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AWKWARD QUESTION: WHERE DO WE BUY OUR UNDERWEAR?

September 15, 2016

Where to buy men's underwear

Talk about personal: the third most common question we ever receive revolves around what we wear to cover our butt cheeks. If not that, what we wear when we dance to any Katy Perry song.

The underwear: Calvins + Tommys.
Where we buy them: HisRoom.


26 years old, and we’ve finally figured out what underwear we prefer — we’ll consider ourselves respectable adults now. Respectable enough to run around the Avalon Hotel in Palm Springs, wearing only robes and our undies. YAY. Continue Reading

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WHAT WE’RE WEARING TO FYF FEST

August 25, 2016

what to wear to FYF Fest in Los Angeles featuring Gitman Bros. Vintage and Double Rainbouu

a.k.a. another excuse for us to never wear pants. Pants are overrated. We’d rather be barely clothed. #barelyclothed4lyfe

Another week, another festival. AHHHH.

Here’s what we’re wearing to FYF Fest in Los Angeles this weekend, á la tropical shirts from Gitman Vintage and Double Rainbouu.

On Chris: Shirt Double Rainbouu / Shorts (cut ourselves) Levi’s / Shoes Vans for Nordstrom

On Brock: Shirt Gitman Bros. Vintage / Shorts Topman / Socks Uniqlo / Shoes Vans for Nordstrom

ALSO, VERY IMPORTANT. Vans Old Skool sneakers are having a huge moment right now. They’re all over Urban Outfitters and Nordstrom. Which brings to light the very fact that we’ve been wearing Old Skool sneakers obsessively for WEEKS now.

Here are some of our favorite Vans Old Skool sneakers 😉

 

Maybe we’ll see you at FYF Fest?!? PLEASE?! WE NEED FRIENDS.

<3 B+C

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DISCOVERIES NEW YORK CITY PLACES

OUR LOWER EAST SIDE NEW YORK CITY GUIDE

August 24, 2016

Hotel Indigo Lower East Side

In partnership with Hotel Indigo.

ALSO SUBTITLED, HOW WE ATE OUR BODY WEIGHT IN BAGELS, PIZZA, AND MATCHA LEMONADES THROUGHOUT THE LOWER EAST SIDE.

In the span of 48 hours, we drank six Matcha Lemonades from Cha Cha Matcha, ate two pizzas at Pizza Beach, two burgers from The Fat Radish, four bagels from Russ & Daughters, and drank six cucumber and rose mezcal margaritas from Casa Mezcal.

WHICH, in the scheme of our everyday life, doesn’t seem like that much. We didn’t push ourselves hard enough. Slackers. SLACKERS. Continue Reading

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WHAT WE’RE WEARING TO OUTSIDE LANDS, HOW WE PAID, AND A GIVEAWAY

August 2, 2016

Outside Lands San Francisco

a.k.a. the world’s longest blog post title, YAY!

Alert the people of the world, EVERYONE, we’re heading to Outside Lands with PayPal (with a giveaway at the bottom of this post… AHHH).

It’s our first time attending Outside Lands this weekend. Commence disinterested “oh wow”s and “OMG, really?”s. It’s really not an interesting fact — a ‘first time at any festival,’ even our grandmas go to festivals… — just an easy way to proceed into talking about something WAY more exciting…

CLOTHES. CLOTHES. WHAT WE’RE WEARING. yes. CLOTHES.

For our looks, Brock went 70s and Chris went “I want to look like a surfer-bro-skater-bro-dude who’s lost in the 80s and loves his Woodstock Charlie Brown socks.” Exactly that.

The reason? To coordinate with PayPal‘s vintage arcade tent, aptly called The Arcade Powered by PayPal, and filled with classic and nostalgic arcade games like Pac-Man, Galaga, Pinball, Wack-A-Mole and even DDR.

(a.k.a. the perfect excuse for us to spend all of our moneys!). Make sure to stop by and use #paypalit on any social posts at the PayPal x Outside Lands experience, so we can check out your pics 😀 😀

BUT, back to the clothes.

Brock’s outfit reads: “Mismatching is cool, mismatching is fun, mismatching is EXHILARATING.” c/o PayPal, we shopped our favorite San Francisco men’s store online, Unionmade, and paired floral print pants (daisies!) with a peach and blue revere collar Beams plaid shirt. We finished the look with a pair of 70s reissued Converse (from MR PORTER) + signature round sunnies.

For Chris, we PayPal‘d it up all over the Interwebz, pairing a red bamboo print shirt from Stüssy with a pair of 7″ inseam navy Baxter Shorts from Club Monaco and a pair of white Vans Old Skool Sneakers (from Urban Outfitters). OH, and those Woodstock Charlie Brown socks too 😛

 

We’re headed to Outside Lands and we hope we see you there 🙂

<3 B+C

(PRO TIP: load your Outside Lands RFID bracelet from your PayPal account to go cashless and cardless throughout the festival. All food and drink vendors accept PayPal RFID payment, including Wine Lands and Cocktail Magic which are exclusively cashless)

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GIVEAWAY TIME: We’re giving away one (1) 3-day Outside Lands General Admissions pass to a lucky reader. AHHH.

The rules are as easy as pizza:

  1. Comment below by 9pm PST on Thursday, 8/4/2016, with your name, Instagram handle and your favorite type of pizza + arcade game.
  2. Comment on this Instagram photo of ours with three pink heart emojis 💕💕💕 to let us know you commented on this post.
  3. Eat four (4) hot dogs in 30 seconds.
  4. Kidding about #3!
  5. You’re done! If you left a comment that is. YAY!

How to win? We’ll choose one (1) winner by Friday, 8/5/2016, at 9am PST and will notify the winner via a comment back on this post and our Instagram. Hurray!

GIVEAWAY CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS, FELIX! (and yay for everyone loving pizza! The world is good).  

Disclaimer: Must be 18 or older to participate in giveaway. This is for one (1) 3-Day General Admission wristband to Outside Lands. Winner is responsible for own transportation and accommodations, so please participate only if you’re able to pick up your wristband in San Francisco on Friday, 8/5/2016. Winner will be selected randomly and notified by Friday, 8/5/2016.

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BRAND TO KNOW: ALLBIRDS

August 1, 2016

Allbirds Shoes

Also subtitled COLLAB TO KNOW: AMPERSAND x  ALLBIRDS, if we’re being specific, specifically, you know? So specific.

Considering that our closet is currently overflowing with shoes (read: we’re not complaining), shoes hold a special place in our hearts. Alas, hundreds of shoes OR NOT, you won’t find us wearing shoes we can’t rave about. WHY WEAR SHOES IF YOU ONLY JUST ‘LIKE’ THEM? Wasteful. WASTEFUL.

This is a brand to know: Allbirds.

Designed in San Francisco, created with one of the world’s great Italian textile mills, the brand has created an entirely new category of shoe (srsly, tho) made of merino wool (so comfy, SO comfy).

With a shape similar in vein to the more prolific athleisure shoe brands of today, Allbirds excel in comfort and monochromatic design, far and above their competitors. Just take a look at their original designs (LOVE the Natural White Allbirds). We’re huge fans.

More than that, though, we’ve been gushing about their latest collab, including some of San Francisco’s iconic brands (Smitten, Craftsmen & Wolves, and Ampersand).

Our fave being: Ampersand x Allbirds.

One of our favorite flower shops in the city, teaming up with our latest shoe obsession, all to create a monochromatic grey sneaker (a.k.a. an homage to Karl the Fog) accented in teal (to match the iconic teal Ampersand door). YES. YESSSSS. As one of our best friends would say, 1,000% YESSSSSSS.

In the spirit of all previous Brand to Know posts, á la the megaphone treatment, Allbirds is a brand we recommend keeping your eyes on 😉

<3 B+C

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