How-To

How to Use Saphir Omni Nettoyant February 20 2014

Saphir Omni Nettoyant is a suede shampoo which cleans and removes stains from suede, nubuck, and textiles. Unlike smooth leather, suede's soft texture prevents scratches and scuffs. However, the suede pile is prone to accumulating dirt and stains. Bring your favorite pair of suede shoes back to life with the Saphir Omni Nettoyant. Suede's special texture requires a special cleaning technique.   What You'll Need: Suede Eraser Shoe trees Dauber brush...

How to Use Saphir Reno Mat February 20 2014

Saphir is regarded by shoe aficionados worldwide as the leading leather care brand. Their line of products include the Renovateur shoe conditioner, wax polishes, and cream polishes. Keep your fine leather investments in pristine condition with the Saphir Regimen. However, if you're using inferior shoe waxes, you may be doing more harm than good. Built-up waxes harden and crack, leaving your shoes unslightly. Use the Saphir Reno Mat Leather Cleaner...

The Difference Between Shoe Conditioner, Cream, and Wax September 13 2013

Shoes are the first thing everyone looks at on a man, so it's important to invest in a few pairs of quality shoes. And for the well-dressed or professional man, a pair of leather dress shoes is essential. However, some men forget to take care of their shoes, leaving them with scuffed, cracked and beaten shoes. Extend the life of your shoes and keep them looking good with some care....

How to Use Saphir Renovateur September 13 2013

Saphir is the top leather-care company offering products used by high-end designers such as Hermes. Their most popular product is the Saphir Renovateur, a multi-purpose leather cream for cleaning, nourishing, and shining. Use it with a shoe cream and wax, or use it on its own to maintain the look of your finest leather shoes. Made with beeswax, mink oil, and lanolin, Saphir Renovateur leaves a bit of shine with...

How to Create Additional Income Streams September 11 2012

A guest post by Scott Britton   Most people have limiting beliefs that prevent them from creating additional income streams. These include: 1. It’s going to take a lot of time that I don’t have 2. I don’t have any particular valuable skills or connections people would pay for 3. It’s hard to create a product to sell There’s good news - for most people, these beliefs are false and...

Leather Types - Tips from the Experts June 30 2012

  Jayme and Abram Mendal are brothers that founded the new American brand, Sterling Kane. They educated us on leather types and how to be a more sophisticated buyer of leather goods.  Tell us about Sterling Kane. We know you have a deep family history in this business.  We are third generation in a family of leather tanners. Our grandfather started work in the leather business in the 1950’s. He...

Safety Razors vs Cartridge Razors February 02 2012

          Through March 10th, 2014, get 15% off any purchase in the Grooming category with code BETTERSHAVE. When it comes to the debate of safety razors vs. cartridge razors, there's no-contest - the safety razor wins each time.  Let's compare the safety razor to the cartridge razor along the key factors. Note: We also have a guide on how to use a safety razor.  What to realize before anything else Safety...

How to Use a Safety Razor February 02 2012

  Through December 10th, 2013, get 15% off any purchase in the Grooming category with code BETTERSHAVE. Shaving used to be an art form – a ritual. Today, most men just run a blade past their skin quickly or use an electric shaver. Big money marketing has taken over the industry and robbed guys of the best shave possible. No matter what the manufacturers of those cheap, disposable razors tell you, there is no...

5 Ways to Start a Fire Without Matches January 24 2012

                             Whether the outdoors are a huge part of your life or not, every man must know how to start a fire without having to rely on matches. How can you create a fire with some basic objects such as tinder (easily combustible material) and other materials that you may find? (credit: sticksblog-sticks.blogspot.com) The fire plough This method...

5 Public Speaking Tips from a Speech Coach December 05 2011

                                       In today’s business world, most guys are often more versed in proper text messaging and emailing than they are in effective speaking skills.   Clients often come to me for help with dissertations, interviews, presentations… even best man toasts.  Here are five helpful hints that come up most often in my work with them....

12 Unique Gifts for Men - By Personality Type November 23 2011

                            Depending on the guy you're shopping for we've highlighted some unique gift items in the Maxton Men catalog.   The Traveling Man The traveling man is constantly on-the-go. He's in need of portable, durable items that he can throw in and out of a bag as he dashes out of the door. Adventure waits for no man.  Wool...

How to Win Over a Room November 08 2011

                              Let’s make one thing perfectly clear; when you are in a room full of influential people, there is a distinct difference between simply meeting someone, and winning them over. Too many men simply go in, shake hands with those people that they consider important, and leave. Job well done right? Wrong.  So how do you...

The Maxton Men Guide to Tie Fabrics October 07 2011

When you’re buying a new tie, deciding on which fabric to get is one of the most important considerations. Not all ties are the same. Certain fabrics will go better with certain occasions. The right tie is the one that’s going to compliment the rest of your outfit and hit the right note for the occasion. Here’s a little more about each tie fabric so you can decide which one...

How To Polish Your Shoes September 30 2011

Shoes are often not given the amount of attention that they actually deserve when it comes to a man's wardrobe. Most men make sure there is no dirt on their shoes and consider that passable. However, the truth is that properly polished shoes say a lot about the person that's wearing them. Taking the time to polish your shoes will also extend the life of your footwear. Spend a few...

How to Make 3 Classic Drinks - Manhattan, Old-Fashioned, and Martini September 30 2011

Through September 10th, get 15% off any barware in The Lounge with code BETTERDRINKS.  There is a certain element of class and style in a man who can make a real drink. And a certain lack of these men. Amongst all the Cosmopolitans, Hurricanes, and candy flavor concoctions, there is a serious lack of ruggedness and maturity. Ordering (or making) a real drink will get you farther in just about...

How to Stock a Home Bar: Liquors & Tools September 30 2011

If there is one thing that every guy needs, it’s a bar in his living room (or game room, or basement, or garage). This is almost as essential as the flat screen, surround sound, and other equipment that cost more than your firstborn child will. Women tend to navigate towards the bar a lot more often than the gaming system, too. Best thing about a home bar, though, is that...

Using a Shaving Brush and Shaving Soap September 27 2011

First, there isn’t anything wrong about using a disposable razor or an electric shaver. Having said that, it is important to realize that simply lathering up some shaving cream with your hands or using an electric razor doesn’t give you the best possible shave. Shaving used to be a relaxing ritual to start the day; nowadays it seems like the least amount of time spent shaving, the better. If you want a...
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