Klein Epstein & Parker- Contemporary Custom Clothiers

Klein Epstein & Parker- Contemporary Custom ClothiersThese guys really have a very interesting business model and is being used as a case study in my class at Pepperdine for my MBA students - Scott

January 7th, 2013|The MANifesto|0 Comments

Market booms for men’s cosmetics — but don’t call it makeup

Retailers angling to attract men have come up with a variety of skin-care products with creatively masculine names, packaged in cigar boxes and containers mimicking liquor bottles. Like most guys, Eric Lugo wants to look handsome. But he doesn’t want to be caught applying makeup.So the 26-year-old uses skin-care products with names like Kiehl’s Facial [...]

June 30th, 2012|The MANifesto|0 Comments

Faith’s predictions regarding “Manity”

What Faith predicted:Manity"Male vanity or ‘manity’ is going mass. Men from every demographic group are realizing they won’t lose their machismo by caring about or improving how they look. Watch for the growth of numerous male institutions once reserved for women, such as Men’s Day Spas and Salons (Malons), offering an extensive selection of relaxation [...]

June 25th, 2012|The MANifesto|0 Comments

What Does Your Shoe Say About You?

What Does Your Shoe Say About You? I’m told, women start at the shoes and work their way up.. Better think twice before strapping on that ratty old pair of kicks. Get this: After looking at photos of shoes, college students at the University of Kansas could accurately ballpark the owners’ age, gender, income, and [...]

June 24th, 2012|The MANifesto|0 Comments

At 100, the Zegna textile firm and suit maker is looking good

Business acumen and a feel for fashion are key to surging into 21st century. The Italian textile manufacturer and men’s suit maker Ermenegildo Zegna is scheduled to bring its yearlong, peripatetic centennial celebration to its Beverly Hills store on Tuesday. At almost exactly the same time, New York Fashion Week hits full stride about 3,000 [...]

June 22nd, 2012|The MANifesto|0 Comments

Men’s grooming: Major moneymaker?

Makers of hair care, fragrance, anti-aging treatments, moisturizers and other grooming items are salivating over a growing group of potential customers:  Dudes. In its new “Men’s Grooming Consumer Report,” research organization The NPD Group Inc. says the market for male prettifying products is gaining traction. Already, more than nine in 10 men spruce up using some sort [...]

June 19th, 2012|The MANifesto|0 Comments

Review: ‘Mansome’ is as shallow as its subject

Morgan Spurlock’s latest documentary fails to provide any real insights into male vanity. "Mansome,"Morgan Spurlock's documentary examining male vanity and self-image, feels exceedingly random and disorganized, even though it's divided into chapters and keeps a consistency of observers throughout. There's no real center to the film's potentially insightful topic, with Spurlock never zeroing in on [...]

June 15th, 2012|The MANifesto|0 Comments

‘Mansome’: Morgan Spurlock examines men’s self-image, grooming

In ‘Mansome,’ Morgan Spurlock, Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and others talk about men’s image issues. Spurlock even considers (and shaves) his mustache. Morgan Spurlock, the clown prince of documentary filmmaking, has examined fast food (“Super Size Me”) and product placement (“The Greatest Movie Ever Sold”). Now, in the just-released”Mansome,” he turns his attention to the [...]

June 15th, 2012|The MANifesto|0 Comments

Men’s grooming and style trends

I’ve posted and will be posting articles on trends in men’s hair/grooming/style. Many of the articles and much of the information should be useful to reference. Some, such as the recent movie/documentary by Morgan Spurlock continues a disturbing trend of pandering and patronizing the male ego. Terms like ‘metrosexual’ may make sense for segmenting a [...]

June 15th, 2012|The MANifesto|0 Comments
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