Metro Man & Metro Home

By Jared Shechtman

Wà¼rkin Stiffs
Wà¼rkin Stiffs is a simple answer to a problem that lots of men have…what to do about those collars that just don’t stay down. These innovative collar stays are made of stainless steel and use a powerful magnet placed within the shirt to keep collars in place.

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When the hot New York subways start making your collar tips curl upwards you’ll be very happy to have Wà¼rkin Stiffs! They are completely adjustable for any type of collar. Wà¼rkin Stiffs are sold in sets of six, so it should be a long time before you ever need to go hunting for collar stays again.

Price: $19.95
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Baxter of California – Italian Lime Body Wash
Lots of men will just use any old bar of soap in the shower. In fact the concept of a body was might even be completely foreign so some men. Baxter of California has a lime body wash that really says this is for a man.

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A strong citrus scent wakes you up while you lather up. The good news is the scent doesn’t hang with you all day…no worries here about the guy standing too close in the elevator think you used your girlfriends shampoo in the shower this morning.

Price: $12.50
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Dorothy Spencer’s Hip Check
The summer may be heating up, but there is nothing cooler than this find! Perfect for any fan of the game, craft maker Dorothy Spencer has created a storage box from used hockey stick handles!

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No two boxes are alike! Makes the perfect consolation gift for any fan who is holding out hopes for a better season next year.

Price: $230
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Originally published July 2006

By Jared Shechtman

Metro Clean Shave
From METRO Grooming, Inc we have tested Metro Clean Shave. This shaving product is unqiue, unlike the foams and gels you typically see at your local supermarket or drugstore Clean Shave is entirely clear. The result is you know exactly where you are shaving! Also, this product is largely made from glycerin resulting in far less friction on your skin, and a better shave.

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Zooming Lighted Mirror
Well now that you know how to see through the foam, you might want to be able to see through the fog, or without your glasses. Hammacher Schlemmer offers a mirror with 1x – 5x zoom, LED lighting, fog free polycarbonate design, built in digital clock, does zero to sixty in…oh wait this isn’t a Porsche…but it does have a cup holder (razor holder). You can even program the light to turn on when you remove the razor!

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What looks great, has a specialized pocket for every gadget you own, doesn’t cost too much, and can be worn almost all year round? Scottevest’s SeV 237D! In case you’re wondering how the heck they came up with that name, the “D” stands for days. This three season jacket, is good for 237D a year. The SeV 237D offers 33 highly specialized pockets including a pocket designed for your BlackBerry, your IPod, a camera, a bottle holder, and an eyeglass chamois. On top of that Scottevest features a unique system to organize all your wires and cables within the lining of the jacket itself.

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Originally published May 2006

By Jared Shechtman


Call it tiny, call it powerful, call it fashionable…no it’s not the next Razr phone this is Flybook. A unique blend of fashion and mobile technology, Flybook is available in seven vibrant colors. Use it to make a statement the boardroom will never forget at your next presentation. Flybook offers everything you’ll ever need in terms of connectivity and computing power, GPRS, GSM, Bluetooth, and WiFi come standard. If you aren’t satisfied with all those acronyms, you can even use this baby as a Tablet PC. Only 9 inches wide, weighing in at 2.7 lbs, you’ll forget you’re even carrying it with you!

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Available in 7 different colors from, also available at Barney’s right here in the city.

Double-Shot by Moxie for Men

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Double-Shot is a caffeinated eye cream, for those of us who just can’t seem to get rid of those bags under their eyes from endless hours at the office, or late nights at the club. Now you’re wondering how caffeine will help when you’re not ordering as Grande Soy Macchiato…well caffeine, when applied to the skin, helps to increase circulation, which in turn alleviates those unsightly bags under your eyes.

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The Missing Link

Looking for that special accessory to make you stand out just a bit? The Missing Link has anything you could possibly be looking for in terms of cuff links. With French Cuffs in style why not use it as a chance to show a little bit of “you”, in your outfit.

For more on French Cuffs please see our Spring 2006 Fashion Guide For Men

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The Missing Link is located right here in the city:
The Antiques Show Place
40 West 25th St.


Originally published April 2006
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