Because you can't have depths without surfaces.
Linda Grant, thinking about clothes, books and other matters.

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Harry Contemplates Modernity

For some men, skin care and grooming goes beyond a quick shave. In fact, some men – both "metrosexuals" and the simply fastidious – have long followed a strict cleanse, tone and moisturise routine. And now, a new beauty must-have tailored specifically for 'im Indoors has arrived.

The article in Tuesday’s Independent is referring to the launch of YSL’s Touche Eclat for Men.
( read it here)

I don’t know about ‘must have’. For me it’s more a case of must try to understand exactly what it is they are talking about.
I thought I would refer to this feature before the Thoughtful Dresser brought it to my attention. She regards my ignorance of male cosmetics ( that’s probably the wrong term) as quite neanderthal.
I am not quite sure why I remain in a state of ignorance. Way back in the late 60’s I was an early adopter. Well, at least as far as hair was concerned. Tame, a hair conditioner, was for me an utterly radical discovery. ( This was in the days when it was assumed we all had dandruff because the only shampoos in our house were ‘medicated’) And then came Cossack hair spray for men. A black and red canister with the silhouette of a charging Cossack. It didn’t exactly transform my life but it did help keep the mod hair cut in place. I thought it was rather sophisticated. My father, however, found my use of it just a little bit questionable.
Anyhow YSL’s new product launch reminds me that I really should investigate the two Clinique products that TTD has brought to my attention. Apparently I should be using them regularly.
I guess it may be time to get modern all over again.
And I know modern will mean no more pictures of Cossacks.

Note: My searches have not found a picture of the male version of the product. So I have put the wrong picture in rather than a photo of an investment banker (which is what the Independent used.)


desertwind said...

This made me laugh.

My husband has two brothers and they all had curly hair. He was crushed when his barber told him he didn't have the right hair follicles for a Beatle cut. When Jimi hit the scene, David could let it go and went full bore for the 'Fro.

His mother was driven to tell her sons: I don't want to hear one more word about "hair" at the dinner table.

greying pixie said...

Regarding the male version of the YSL product, I used to use the female version but from the age of around 42 I needed something much heavier and found it in the Clarins equivalent. So ... be warned!

maitresse said...

Touche Eclat for men!
I love the stuff but the closest it's going to come to my boyfriend's face is when it rubs off :)