Helping Men Survive the 1st Week of August
Every week here at The Dignified Devil, we spend a lot of time thinking about how we can help the modern man survive the modern world. This week of course is no different. Today we explore the apps, the tools, the gadgets and the books that will enlighten the modern man as he navigates his way through his week. These are the things that are worth a man’s time, money, attention and space in his Junk Drawer.
Urth Natural Skin Care for Men
Clean, healthy skin is a necessity for the modern man. We abuse our skin daily with over-exposure to pollutants and sun. Regardless of how we feel about it, we live in an era where success in life, love, and business is influenced by physical presentation. Today we recommend Los Angeles-based skin care manufacturer, Urth. Producing a range of botanical-based skin care products exclusively for a man’s body, Urth has quickly become a premier brand skin solutions brand. The packaging expresses the company’s commitment to quiet excellence; a dignified addition to every man’s bathroom cabinet.
Price: $25.00 and up
Exercise for Gentlemen: 50 Exercises to Do with Your Suit On
By Alfred Olsen and M. Ellisworth Olsen
Making excuses for neglecting physical condition is a timeless male pastime. The modern man’s forefathers were not immune to the trappings of too busy or too tired or too [insert your favorite excuse]. For all our progress, sometimes the oldest, simplest solutions are the most elegant and effective. In this reprinting of the 1908 classic how-to, learn the simple secrets to maintaining a fit physique without investing hours in the gym. These simple exercises can be done anywhere, anytime, in whatever attire you happen to be wearing. No excuses men.
Phillips Shoqbox Speakers System
Wires are so 20th century. With Bluetooth readily available in so many of our devices, there is reason to be slave to docking or plugging in our music players. For your portable music needs, consider the Philips ShoqBox Bluetooth portable speaker. A rugged, portable speaker built for the active man, the ShoqBox features a rechargeable lithium battery lasting up to eight hours.
Tech Details: Powered by two neodymium speaker drivers and Philips wOOx bass radiators. A built-in microphone turns the ShoqBox into a speakerphone. Motion sensor lets you swipe your hand to skip or pause tracks or join two or more ShoqBox speakers together to listen to music in stereo.
NBC Olympic Live Extra
By NBC Universal
Quite Simply 204 nations 302 medal events. 3,5000 live hours. ONE SOURCE. With NBC refusing to provide live television feeds of the most popular Summer Olympic events, the only way to get the action live is with the Olympic Live Extra app. Early returns have been mixed as the functionality has been spotty and unreliable. You have to be a cable or satellite subscriber to access the content and many problems have been reported. We’re hopeful quality will significantly improve as NBC figures out how to do this the right way. Regardless, it’s a must have for Olympic fans.
Available: iTunes App Store
English Garden Worm Gin
Best understood as only the British can phrase it:
Our Mexican compadres have all the coolest drinking traditions. They’ve got bottles that wear sombreros, complex salt and citrus ceremonies and best/weirdest of all is the cactus worm in a bottle. Well it’s about time that the English got in on the act, and so it is with considerable civic pride that we introduce the English Garden Worm Gin. Combining the Commonwealth’s favourite tonic-y tipple with, well, the Earth’s favourite worm – we think we’ve hit the jackpot on a new boozy conversation starter. Raised in the fertile fields of southern England, these are some real down to earth-worms. Nutritious and *ahem* delicious, the largest member of the Oligochaeta family isn’t just the juicy prey of the blackbird anymore. We’d love to say that no earthworms were harmed in the making of this product, but let’s be honest; at least they got a proper, farewell… booze up.