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do you know anyone with a neck beard…? [x]

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BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR - model: Lucky Blue Smith - photographer: Chad & Paul - stylist: Claudia de Meis - Rollercoaster Magazine: Man Power SS15 A Mens Fashion Special January 2015

  • CK Calvin Klein white cotton vest - Yohji Yamamoto grey wool trousers - The Kooples black leather belt
  • Christophe Lemaire black trousers
  • Salvatore Ferragamo grey overcoat - Hanro black cotton underwear - Yohji Yamamoto black leather boots
  • Paul Smith grey check overcoat - Cerruti 1881 Paris navy trousers - Hanro white thermal leggings - Yohji Yamamoto black leather boots
  • Salvatore Ferragamo grey overcoat
  • Paul Smith grey check overcoat - Salvatore Ferragamo grey wool trousers
  • CK Calvin Klein white cotton vest - Yohji Yamamoto grey wool trousers - The Kooples black leather belt
  • AMI grey knitted jumper - Hanro cotton underwear
  • Cerruti 1881 Paris navy trousers - Hanro white thermal leggings
  • CK Calvin Klein white cotton vest - Yohji Yamamoto grey wool trousers - The Kooples black leather belt

So we’re all on board with being anti-patriarchy. Anti-toxic masculinity. We all understand damage done to us by a world that grooms men to be destructive and aggressive. We understand creating spaces free from that force.

We do a disservice to *all* trans and non-binary people when our response to that is limited to the celebration and prioritization of women and the rejection and hatred of men.

What we create when this is the extent of our response is:

– a space where non-cis people are terrified of their own masculinity and their own relationship to male identity.

– a space where non-women are terrified of their own love for girls.

– a space where EVERYONE is terrified of their own love for boys.

– a space where in order to feel accepted or okay, people must define themselves as related to women.

– a space where in order to talk about gendered oppression, people must define themselves as related to women.

– a space where attraction only feels “wholesome” or “pure” or celebrated at all if it’s attraction between two girls.

– a space where non-binary people are forced to identify with the binary in order to participate in the queer community.

– a space where people’s goodness and badness, purity and toxicity, is measured by how much they look like a girl or like a boy.

Feel free to add your own.

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How I Cut My Hair (and how you can do the same)

Bay Rum is a skin and hair tonic first developed by sailors passing through the Caribbean in the 16th century. They would steep leaves from the local West Indies Bay Tree (Pimenta Racemosa) into their favorite drink, Jamaican rum, to produce bay rum: a wonderful tonic acting as both a strong cologne and a potent healer of dirty, irritated skin and hair exposed to the harsh salt and sun of the sea. Wood & Iron Co. Bay Rum aftershave is our own blend of West Indies bay leaves, organic witch hazel, soothing aloe, and proprietary blend of “trade spices” that serve to soothe and cool irritated skin, condition hair follicles, and tighten pores, while also lending you the fragrance of the open sea & spice merchants of old.