Today I was at the show room of Nudie Jeans in Antwerpen and between a nice talk and placing an order,  I found on the desk of Mischa (Nudie agent) The Travel Almanac.

That's the first time I saw the magazine and learn about it !

What a nice magazine !
Finally something else; something that you want to read from the first page till the last one.
A magazine that want you to meet all the people you read about in it and that make you travel without moving.
Just check : The Travel Almanac.


A pin-up girl, also known as a pin-up model, is a model whose mass-produced pictures see wide appeal as popular culture. 
Pin-up girls may be glamour models, fashion models, and actresses.
The term pin-up may also refer to drawings, paintings, and other illustrations done in emulation of these photos (check out Vargas). 

The term was first attested to in English in 1941 ,however, the practice is documented back at least to the 1890s.

The pin-up images could be cut out of magazines or newspapers, or be from postcard or chromo-lithographs, and so on. 
Such photos often appear on calendars, which are meant to be pinned up anyway. Later, posters of pin-up girls were mass-produced. They became an instant hit.

Many pin-ups were photografs of celebrities who were considered sex symbols. 
One of the most popular early pin-up girls was Betty Grable. 
Her poster was ubiquitous in the lockers of G.I.'s during WWII. Other pin-ups were artwork, often depicting idealized versions of what some thought a particularly beautiful or attractive woman should look like. 
An early example of the latter type was the Gibson girl, drawn by Charles Dana Gibson.

The genre also gave rise to several well-known artists specializing in the field, including Alberto vargas, Gil Elvgren, and numerous notable artists, such as Art Frahm.

Notable contemporary pin-up artists include Elias Chatzoudis, Armando Huerta, and Chuck Bauman. 
As well popular Pin-Up Artist Olivia De Berardinis who is most famous for her Pin-Up Art of Betty Page and her pieces in the earlier editions of Playboy.

Today some of the greatest Pin-Up's are Loulou von Brochwitz,Heidi Van Horne, Bernie Dexter and Veronica Varlow.  



Moustache wax is a stiff pomade applied to a moustache as a grooming aid to hold the hairs in place, especially at the extremities.

It can also have restorative properties, which become more important as the hair length increases. 

The wax is commonly scented and sometimes pigmented.

A simple recipe for homemade moustache wax comprises equal quantities of beeswax and petroleum jelly.

More sophisticated recipes may include gum arabic and a soap, scent and colouring may also be added if desired.

The key to a good mousatche wax is being firm yet yielding, stiff yet malleable with staying power.

We have found an old recipe of moustache wax.
We went today to the grocery shop and bought all the needed ingredients.
We will try to develop it and if that's work we will let you know the way to make it.



Finally we receive it !
Men's File Issue N°5 is finally available on our web-boutique.

After some weeks of waiting due to a shipment mistake, they arrive and as usual, we are already waiting for next issue !

It contains so nice articles and pictures, reading it it's like going back in time and open our eyes in the Past.

N.B : Hey Fred, I took one for you.