We are returning to a very well received segment, and a personal favorite of mine: Personal Grooming Products! The latest Conspirator is a good buddy of mine, and a fellow New Englander, Patrick.
Patrick is a Producer extraordinaire with incredibly good taste, a great eye, and clearly impeccable hygiene if he’s being featured here. Somehow, Patrick and I grew up a town over from one another in New England and we never met until last year. Finding this out, we pulled ourselves away from the group we were with and over a Vodka Soda (or five…) explored all of our mutual friends and missed connections.
Mr.O’Brien is a a genuine guy with a great sense of humor and the kind of friend who’s always up for an adventure. He always looks dapper and even when ripping though the streets of Manhattan on that cute little bicycle of his, without even breaking a sweat, Patricks still looks camera ready. It’s really not fair.
So take a look, check out the links, check out what Patrick’s using— I know I’m personally going to pick a up a few of his recommended products— and enjoy!
Who: Patrick O’Brien, 28
Hometown: Burlington, Massachusetts
Currently resides: Lower East Side, New York
Style Icon: “Paul Newman. Given the right amount of cool, anyone can see the bad boy in a good boy’s threads. He could pull off the classic clean boy look while charming his audience with his devilish charm.”
Beauty Icon: “David Gandy can make a retro look seem fresh. Always seems to be working ahead of the designers as he hits the streets, trending looks that haven’t been forecasted yet.”
Go-To Beauty secret/ quick fix: “A good nights rest. Nothing beats a battered face like a little R&R.”
Organix Argen of Morocco Hydrate and Repair, $8.99
“This product is my way of thanking my hair for all the awful things I expose it to throughout the day.”
*Fun Fact: Friends of The New York Narrative Jess and Sarah both use Organix products, highlighted in their Personal Style Files.
C.O. Bigelow Lavender and Peppermint Formula Shampoo and Conditioner, $9.00 (each)
“I will use C.O. Bigelow’s lavender and peppermint shampoo and conditioner to give me a sharp scent and a slick clean.”
Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing scrub, $20.00
“Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing scrub: A man’s necessity. I swear by this product, as you can literally feel it scrubbing away the unwanted. It’s a great way to give your face a quick, fresh feel after a long day.”
*Fun Fact: Another of The New York Narrative’s buds, Jay, is also a fan.
Malin and Goetz Rum body wash, $36.00
“I don’t know if I want to eat it or bath in it. It combines an amazing scent with a strategic clean. All of their product is perfectly scented, masked with a masculine yet fruity vibe.”
The Beard Bastard Woodsman Beard Oil, $20.00
“The Bearded Bastard is a fantastic men’s brand! I use their Woodsman beard oil to keep my facial hair moisturized and soft. Gives a great cedar scent in the Autumn and Winter months, keeping me ripe for the holiday season.”
Perricone MD’s Hyalo Plasma, $135.00
“When it comes to feeling fancy, nothing says skin care other than Perricone MD’s Hyalo Plasma. You can literally feel your face soaking up the moisturizer and tightening up that (aging) skin.”
*Fun Fact: Patrick has amazing skin, so, I think we should all be bathing in this stuff…and send him the bill for it.
Old Spice: Pure Sport Deodorant, $2.69
“Call me a man of tradition, but I love the scent. Pairs an old school brand with a modern twist.”
American Crew Forming Cream, $10.95
“I’m often found commuting the city by bike. That said I need a hair product to make sure my look stays fresh from door to door. American Crew’s Forming Cream allows for the right amount of movement while keeping general shape intact.”
*Fun Fact: This is true, Patrick looks adorable on his bike. It’s always with him and I often refer to him as a Goonie, because, “Goonies never die!”
Jack Black Cool Moisture Body Lotion, $28.00
“Jack Black’s cool moisture body lotion to keep my skin feeling hydrated throughout the day.”
*Fun Fact: Patrick has a very cool tattoo on his forearm of a Boston meets New York City skyline and anyone that has tattoo’s know a good moisturizer is key. This product is highly recommended. Check out Patrick looking like he’s in a GQ spread on a big rock featuring his tat, below.
“To make sure no matter how many beers I drink, my pearly whites stay glowing.”
“Sticking with the old school. Blistex lip medex. Strong and thick.”
*Fun Fact: The New York Narrative himself also uses this product. Always has, always will.
Calvin Klein Eternity for Men, $25.49
“I am so embarrassed to admit, but it’s been my scent since High School. Whether it’s comfort at this point or pure enjoyment, I still wear it.”
We’ll leave you with this fun photo from Fire Island when The New York Narrative, good friend of the site Josh, and Patrick got into some post beach shenanigans. Clearly Patrick wanted to take this photo…
All images courtesy of respective brands.
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