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In an interview with the local Dutch newspaper ‘De Wassenaarse Krant’, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the ‘Queens Gala Dinner’ Maarten Auckerman discusses the habit of the Dutch of kissing three times in stead of two or one. Click on the article to enlarge.

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Bill Cunningham (NYT): men change fashion at a snail pace

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Style in the New York Times: fashion

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Choosing Tattoos Over Job Prospects?

March 8, 2011 by Staff
Source; thyblackman.com

(ThyBlackMan.com) Sometimes, you gotta wonder: how does a young person cover himself with tattoos and not think about the consequences? Is he just living in the moment? Sure, many artists and idols in popular culture like Lil Wayne and Travis Barker help make the tattooed look appear cool and unique but they also work in an industry where self-expression is not regulated.
For many people who don’t have the opportunity to work as a professional artist or for a forward thinking tech firm, uniforms, dress code and professional appearance are still part of the corporate workplace dynamic. “Sporting a “sleeve”, an arm full of tattoos, or a scorpion across your neck, may work in some office environments but the majority of corporate cultures still frown on tattoos and piercings,” said Diane Gottsman, owner of The Protocol School of Texas, a company specializing in corporate etiquette training. “When a college student or young adult is interviewing for a job, a tattoo can make an unfavorable impression, even if the impression is not verbalized.”
It is evident that for many young people, factoring career advancement into their decisions to get tattoos is not a priority. It’s testimony to an evolution of the perspective on career, work and life. “Gen Xers began the modern tattoo trend as body art and many were thoughtful about having tattoos that could be easily covered,” said Diane Spiegel, CEO of The End Result, a firm specializing in corporate training and leadership development. Millennials have taken this art form to the next level and view it as an extension of their brand, who they are, what they believe, how they view the world and many are not concerned that there will be any consequences.”

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If trimming with a comb and scissors, comb your moustache hair against the grain to get the hair to stand up properly. Then use the scissors and cut a


Source: Mien Magazine
MIEN Magazine loves Movember – a month-long moustache-budding campaign to raise money and increase awareness for cancers affecting men. Now in its 8th year, Movember has inspired gents to sprout taches across the world and even has its own iPhone application called Movember MoPhone to keep track of daily growth – how glorious!
In support of this valiant and genteel cause, the esteemed brush-maker Kent Brushes has developed a limited edition moustache comb with £1 of each brush sold donated to Movember.
Katie Antoniou spoke with Ben Cosby – Creative Director of Kent Brushes – about the brand and learned a few special grooming tips to make sure a gentleman’s moustache is neat and fetching.
Katie Antoniou (KA): Could you tell us a bit about the history of Kent brushes?
Ben Crosby (BC): G B Kent & Sons Ltd, manufacturers of brushes since the eighteenth century is one of the oldest established companies in Great Britain.
Kent Brushes (as they are now more commonly known) was founded in 1777 by William Kent in the reign of George III. Kent holds a pre-eminent place in the history of brush making with an unbroken record of excellence in the quality of its production, which has been recognised by the granting of Royal Warrants for nine reigns.
The Kent family continued to run the company for six generations until 1932 when the last of the three Kent brothers passed away. This is when Mr Eric L.H Cosby, owner of Cosby Brushes Ltd, entered into an association with G.B Kent & Sons. A new chapter was then opened in Kent’s long history.
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