TRUe gentleMAN

Greetings Vegan Brothers,

I think I stopped shaving on a regular basis when I realized that the blades were costing me more than a tank of gas, and the razors required more battery power than my cell phone.  This all changed when I got my first hot towel single blade shave.  From then on, I have been fascinated by the thriving renaissance of the good ol’ fashioned shave.

As Movember rapidly approaches, your significant other is most likely cringing at the thought of having to deal with the beautiful, bountiful and bristly hairs of that glorious ‘stache.  After finding out about the product detailed here, you can now assure them that, even if they choose to boycott your lips, the rest of your face will be cleanly shaven.

Bored and scrolling through Facebook one day, breezing past countless pictures of babies and ecards, a little ad caught my eye.  This ad was for a shaving company called Harry’s.  Immediately, I was attracted to Harry’s classic and simple design, so I had to dive in a little deeper and explore the offerings on their site.  I found that their color schemes and product designs were modern and masculine and…wait for it…their prices are actually affordable.  Like I mentioned above, shaving had become a rare act; could it be possible that I, a middle class American, could now afford to shave a on regular basis?  Not only that, could I actually enjoy the process of shaving?

Let me tell you, the best way to experience Harry’s is to purchase a set, whether it be The Truman, The Winston, or The Fall/Winter Truman. They all come with a VEGAN, NO ANIMAL TESTING-friendly shave cream, 3 blades and a sexy-looking razor all for under $25 (with free shipping too).  Guys Go Vegan reached out to Harry’s to check in on their shaving cream, and within 5 minutes had an email back with the complete list of ingredients.  Fantastic customer service and the ingredients are 100% GGV approved.

I went ahead an ordered the The Fall/Winter Truman “Woodsman” color.  You’ll see the packaging below, which mirrors Harry’s sleek website design.  It was a great shave to say the least, and the shaving cream fragrance was definitely pleasant and not overwhelming.  A little drop of the cream goes a long way, so you’ll have it for a while.  It felt great to find this gem and not have to shell out tons of money, as is entirely possible with some of Harry’s competitors.

Harry’s is about great design, convenience and a great shave at a low cost.  They offer a handy Auto-Refill service, depending on how fast your shadow shows up each day, which translates into one less thing to worry about.  While you’re exploring their site, don’t forget to check out their We Give A Shave program, which helps veterans returning from war re-adapt to home life.

I can’t say enough about Harry’s, so feel free to take a look at the pictures of the set I received and see for yourself.

Cheers,

GGV

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Where’s the beef?

You know the first thing a guy thinks about when he goes vegan, believe it or not, is MEAT.  Strange right? “How the hell am I going to give up meat?”, is what you’ll ask yourself.  Also, “where am I going to get my protein?”.  (We’ll address the “P” word later on, don’t worry.)

I think that as men we automatically relate being manly to eating meat, which is probably something that has been pre-installed in our “man hard drive” since the dawn of time.  Going vegan is going to require  you to update your operating system or for some, wipe it clean.  There are options out there; some good, some bad and some that will completely satisfy your carnivorous cravings.  If you don’t believe me, then see what the expert of all experts has to say, Alton Brown, about the newest discovery and meat substitute, Beyond Meat.  Do  yourself a favor and read this article,Tastes Like Chicken.  I think, it speaks volumes about how far we’ve come in the plant based protein world, and did I mention Alton Brown is singing Beyond Meat‘s praises.

Here are a few of my favorite substitutes after Beyond Meat:

  1. Field Roast (Great sausages, and perfect for Turkey Day)
  2. Gardein (Great chick tenders, and well just about all of their products)
  3. Upton’s Naturals New found favorite.  Wonderful flavor and abundant in spices!
  4. Lightlife Smart Deli (After all we’re men and men eat sandwiches, but not all of their products are vegan)
  5. Tofurky! (They make everything from pepperoni, to Tempeh bacon)
  6. Boca Burger (Good options, but not my first choice)

Don’t forget that not all substitutes are created equal.  Check the ingredients, because vegetarian is not always vegan.

Try some out and let me know what you think.  Check out my poll,

Stay strong men,

GGV