The Obtainer - 5/22/24, Wednesday

The Obtainer

May 22nd Edition

Presented by

G-Star RAW

Presented by

G-Star RAW
Cory Ohlendorf

It might be time for a haircut. But I’m not talking about on top of your head, I’m talking about inside your head. Let’s talk about noise hair, for just a minute. And then eradicate it for summer, okay?

- Cory Ohlendorf, Editor in Chief ⋯ @coryohlendorf



Nose Hair Trimmers

We’re men, we grow hair, it’s what we do. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't clean it up now and again. Get yourself a dedicated trimmer to clip away bushy nose hairs (and any miscreant hairs sprouting from your ears). Get close to your bathroom mirror and give your face a once over. See anything out of place? If the hair in your nostrils is noticeable or God-forbid, protruding out into the open, then it's time to break out the trimmer and give your nose a quick buzzcut. The good news is that reliable trimmers are affordable and easy to use—cutting back the extraneous fuzz while allowing enough nose hair to perform its main function: Serving as a filter for dust, dirt and other allergens. This is why we trim and don't wax. Well, that and the unforgiving pain of ripping your nose hairs out by their roots. After some real-world testing, here the trimmers our team recommends, in a range of price points.

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The Basic Clipper

+ The angled, non-rotary head makes it easy to get at even the most hard-to-reach hairs

+ The dual-sided blades have a guard that allows for quick cuts without any pulling

+ Powered by a AA battery (included)

+ A better design for eyebrow detailing and ear hair removal

NT1605 trimmer,
$9.96 by Philips Norelco


The Rechargeable Trimmer

+ The brand’s second-generation device has an improved stainless steel rotary blade

+ The matte, rubberized grip comes in handy, especially in the shower

+ Powered by a rechargeable AAA NiMH battery, which gives you 45 minutes of run time

+ The motor is surprisingly powerful, since this is the quietest trimmer we tried

Weed Whacker 2.0 trimmer,
$39.99 / $34.99 by Manscaped


The Vacuum Trimmer

+ The contoured metal guard helps draw hair in to cut quickly and efficiently while protecting skin

+ The high-velocity motor drives blades quickly and smoothly through even the thickest hair

+ A built-in vacuum does a good job of capturing the little bits of trimmed hairs

+ Powered by two AAA batteries (not included)

GN70 vacuum trimmer,
$44.99 by Panasonic

*** Partner ***


Score a Deal
on G-Star RAW

Known for edgy denim and sleek leather pieces with a streetwear edge, G-Star RAW also has plenty of lightweight summer-ready pieces. And now through Tuesday, you can get anything from the brand for 25% off during their Memorial Day sale. It's rare for the label to offer a sitewide discount, so take advantage. Our team is already checking out some washed white denim along with vintage-inspired fatigue pants and some cool shorts.

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Drops to Watch For
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18 East has partnered up with Padmore & Barnes again, but this collaboration marks a notable first: It’s the first time the renowned Irish footwear maker has produced an entirely new silhouette for a partner. Handcrafted in Portugal on a rugged, all-weather Vibram Bifida sole, the new Oakledge Low features an Italian suede upper with a padded Cordura collar and tongue, and antique silver speed lace loops. Available in an “Almond/Sage” colorway and an all-black iteration, the hiker is getting us excited for summer adventures.

Available now

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*** Smart Buys ***
Smart Buys

The sales and discounts our team is currently watching.


This remake of a vintage workshirt is cut from a sturdy yet breathable cotton herringbone twill that's been dyed with true indigo and heavily washed for a timeworn look and feel.

$265 / $209.95
by RRL


After seeing these in the store, we're big fans of Levi's ultra-versatile and supremely comfortable trail shorts. They come in five different colorways and are already on sale.

$54.50 / $34.98
by Levi's


Gitman Vintage has a knack for bold patterns and this shirt proves it with its all-over Jamaican inspired print. Made in the USA from super-soft cotton, it's now half off.

$219 / $110
by Gitman Vintage


An update on Dickie's classic work pants, cut from durable cotton twill in a straight leg fit with a raw edge cropped hem. Grab a pair while they're 60% off.

$69.99 / $29.99
by Dickie's


Fellow's burr grinder is beloved by coffee snobs for its good looks, quiet operation, easy cleaning and precise grind adjustment with 11 settings.

$345 / $293.25
by Fellow


Croc embossing brings rich texture to a time-tested penny loafer with moc stitching and classic beefroll details. Already a bargain, it's now half off.

$165 / $79.97
by G.H. Bass


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