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Handsome Recommends: The Kluge

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008
Don't Kluge up your travel by checking bags

Don't Kluge up your travel by checking bags

Handsome Recommends: The Kluge Bag. When it comes to 2008 Christmas gifts, we’ve recommended some Handsome yet practical gift ideas for your boyfriends, colleagues, and Handsome associates. Carry on luggage restrictions get more and more ridiculous, which makes this practical bag a good gift idea for the men in your life. What makes this bag in particular a perfect Handsome companion? First and foremost, it matches all the travel luggage restrictions for taking a bag on the plane, not under the plane. Secondly, it’s a tri-fold garment bag. Let’s review – it’s a carry on garment bag. (Read on …)

Handsome Recommends: Passport External Drives

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008
Stack 'em and Rack 'em

Stack em and Rack em

Handsome Reommends: the 500GB Passport External Drive. Oddly enough/because of the increasing amount of data we carry around, external drives are becoming a necessary Handsome accessory. We recommend this Western Digital harddrive becuase of its reasonable price and good experience we’ve had with this particular usb harddrive and an older version that’s been powering our jams for nearly 3 years without complaint. Who knows if it’s the best external harddrive out there – it’s been working for us and that should be Handsome enough for your significantly less-good-looking lives.

Because of the prevalance of toting around digital media and falling prices, Dirty Handsome predicts that the mac external drives will be the breakout Christmas gift of 2008. (Read on …)

Handsome Recommends: The Modern Gentleman

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
One guide for each gentlemen

One guide for each gentlemen

Handsome recommends: The Modern Gentleman. Girls Ladies, when it comes to Christmas gift ideas, nothing could be a better idea than giving your man some goddamned common sense. This doesn’t come easy, but in lieu of him finally seeing the light, this Christmas Handsome recommends the one of our best Christmas Gifts, The Modern Gentleman by Phineas Mollod and Jason Tesuaro.

This book is a great guide to navigating the increasingly blurred line between overly-casulized American society and coming off like a complete dick to everyone you know. Written in 2002, it has enough insight into things like email to be helpful without going into the worthless minutae of things like ‘Facebook etiquette*.’ Important skills ever gent should know include: (Read on …)

Handsome Recommends: Nellie’s Drier Balls

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Over the next few weeks preceding the holidays we’ll be posting some Christmas gift ideas for the Handsome men in your lives.

Simple, effective, & green

Simple, effective, & green

Handsome recommends: Nellie’s Dryer Balls. Looking for a simple gift idea for your boyfriend? Do the Handsome men in your life have trouble with payng attention to the simplest task, like doing laundry? Are you a casual environmentalist and want to prove it with your snappy green gift ideas? Nellie’s Dryer Balls do just the trick this holiday season.

Dryer balls work by spreading out tumbling clothes, creating space in the dryer and prevent clothes from bunching together. (Read on …)

Handsome Recommends: I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008
See 'Handsome Party' for Pictures as Such

It gets worse/funnier than this

Handsome Recommends: I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max. Hell is a collection of stories about a collection of wild, debased, yet somehow relatable stories about one man’s quest to fulfill his only whims at the total expense of everything and everyone else. While we were never readers of the website that started it all, Hell tops our list of funny books.

We spend a great deal of time commuting to and from Handsome Headquarters and need something to keep us busy if we take transit, like furious Blackberry emailing or the aforementioned humorous books. I know what you’re thinking: what’s Handsome about a bunch of borderline porn stories told by a drunk, self-serving asshole? First and foremost, lighten up; Tucker’s stories are completely hilarious and perfect for plane/bus/train rides. Second, we’ve all had our un-handsome moments like: (Read on …)

Uniqlo – They Also Have a Robot

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
Uniqlo NY Store in Soho

They probably have the color you're looking for

Uniqlo is a Japanese clothing store that Handsome considers to be the Japanese H&M – a huge retail store stocked with dirt cheap essentials from t-shirts to suits. We were turned to Uniqlo when GQ featured some of their jackets in an issue about 6 months ago. As much as we’d like to buy every great looking suit they feature from the likes of John Varvatos and others, we’re not exactly Old Man Moneybags. Seeing anything suit-like featured in GQ for under $500 warrants attention, and Uniqlo was added to our mental list of things to do whenever we went to New York next.

First and foremost – what is it with businesses that start with a ‘U’ and having some sort of robot on hand to do their dirty work? It’s still our Handsome opinion that these organizations have seriously underestimated the danger of these enslaved automatons acquiring lasers. It’s all down hill from there. (Read on …)

Handsome Recommends: Rochester Shoe Trees

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008
Like dating: fill them every night and keep them shapely

Same advice for shoes and ladies: fill them every night and keep them shapely

Handsome Recommends: Rochester Shoe Trees. Men’s style is a head-to-toe affair, and men’s shoes are one of the most stylish, classic, and important investments you can make. It can be a hard investment to make – good shoes are expensive – and since men are children until the day they die they never really forget when they were growing up and needed a new pair of shoes every four months from age 12 until age whenever they got off their asses and became men.

Once you buy in, it’s important to protect that investment. Gentlemen, with all the shuffling about around the office, to lunch, to your transportation of choice, eating and what not, you inevitably start to sweat inside your nice shoes, break creases inside your nice shoes, and scuff your nice shoes. I know what you’re thinking – (Read on …)

Handsome Recommends: James Turrell’s Dividing the Light

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008
Art: robot sky versus god sky. Fight!

Art: robot sky versus god sky. Fight!

As promised, a quick recap from Trainzaganza 2008. Once a year Dirty Handsome organizes a train trip to remind everyone that train travel is genteel (more on that later) and that on train trips you can drink as much as you want. Last Saturday we returned to two member’s alma mater Pomona College to view James Turrell’s skyspace “Dividing the Light.” James Turrell is a light artist, which naturally made us a little nervous because that’s a bullshit title like “design athlete” or “yoga instructor.” Also, sometimes it gets hot in Claremont, but we figured it was best to check it out befure students returned as Pretty Handsome is something of a liability around younger women.

Dividing the Light is a courtyard covered by a square canopy illuminated by a series of (environmentally friendly) LEDs. Pictures and more after the jump… (Read on …)

Handsome Recommends: Sternly Worded Letters

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008
This is how Corporate America made us feel tonight

Corporate America: this is how you made us feel tonight.

Be honest with yourself – Corporate America is running your life. You buy necessary items from them; you buy what they sell you; you buy with money they pay you; you rebel against the things you don’t like because it lulls you into a sense of deep complacency about your unholy, abusive, kind of kinky relationship with Corporate America.

How can you Handsomely strike back? Easy – molotov cocktails sternly worded letters. Old fashioned? (Read on …)

Handsome Recommends: Stayclip Collar Stays

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Handsome Recommends is an ongoing series of profiling ‘stuff and things’ certain to keep you as Handsome as possible (which in our case is nothing short of ‘very’).

Stay crisp and fresh - collar stays

Stay crisp and fresh - collar stays

Handsome Recommends: Stayclip collar stays. You know those little plastic pieces that dress shirts come with inside the collars? These are not to be tossed aside with all of the other extraneous pins, paper, and plastic that your dress shirts come with. They’re collar stays – a nice, simple touch that’ll keep you looking dapper all day long. And as any modern gentleman knows, anything that keeps you looking like you’ve been ironing without actually involving ironing is worth further investigation.

Problem is this – keeping these little buggers straight can be complicated. (Read on …)