#A FEW WORDS FROM THE EDITOR
I can honestly say that I would have never thought to be involved in a world where creative minds run rapid , communication is essential, personalities are beyond eclectic, and time is your best friend. But you
know what, I cant see myself doing anything else.
I wanted to create something that would speak to an audience that I felt had been left out of the conversation the whole time. A guide where all those who agree say I. A platform thats on a more
informative, yet educational level. A void that needed to be filled.
What you are about to see is an example of what is in store for the next issue, Issue #1 (Spring/Summer). Look at it as a bullet formatted kind of magazine. Containing the areas that will be
continuous throughout every issue. Now this is only the beginning, and I know it will never end. So I thank you in advance and welcome to Distinct Homme.
DISTINCT CONTENT # PREMIER ISSUE
GROOMING//008 ABOUT FACE010 TOP 10 SHAVING MISTAKES 012 HEAVEN SCENT
INTERIOR//014 SAMSUNG016 LIVING ROOM
TRAVEL/FOOD/DRINK//018 NEW ORLEANS 022 THE INTERNATIONAL HOUSE HOTEL026 VICTORINOX028 RAMBA 032 BEAM ME UP SCOTTY
FASHION//034 DOWN TO THE KNITTY GRITTY040 FANCY FOOTWORK042 GET THE LOOK044 MAN HATTERS052 COLLECTION REVIEWS058 MUST HAVE060 WATCH THIS062 HOMME DU MONDE
076 THANK YOU
EDITOR IN CHIEF: JAMIE TONGE
ART DIRECTOR / GRAPHIC DESIGNAEROL LEONARD
ALEX ALVAREZ PHOTOGRAPHER (NY)
Just barely legal, its safe to say that this young mans resume is constantly grow-ing. While juggling schoolwork, shooting editorials, assisting world-renowned photographers, he will soon become a force to be reckoned with. Known for his breathtaking black and white portrait style composition, Alexs work has been published in FAULT Magazine, The Fashionisto, Models.com, Fucking Young! (which he is) and VGL Men. So be on the look out.
TORIAN LEWIN STYLIST (NY)
Torian Lewin is a New York based fashion stylist
QUINTIN PEREZ & RON ERICK ODCHIGUE OF QURO STUDIOS PHOTOGRAPHERS (NY)
Having a vision to build an empire full of creativity. With their love for fashion, music, art, entertainment, and beauty, they incorporate all those key elements with their photography. Which can be seen in Pynk Magazine, Dimension, XO, and Kontrol, just to name a few. The two always believed they could enhance something ordinary into something spectacular.
JD FORTE PHOTOGRAPHER (NY)
JD Forte is an American born fashion photographer currently based in NYC.He is inspired by timeless imagery, and is driven by the fact that one excep-tional image can change the lives of many people. His work can be seen in magazines nationally and internation-ally, as well as in advertising campaigns, and on the cover of albums.
ANTHONYGLYCOLIC FACIAL CLEANSER(CONTAINS VITAMIN A,C, AND E)$21.00
MENS SCIENCEDAILY FACE WASH
(CONTAINS ALOE AND GLYCERIN)$25.00
OLEHENRIKSENON THE GO CLEANSER
(CONTAINS SEAWEED EXTRACT AND VITAMIN E)$21.00 - $30.00
MATTE FOR MENANTIOXIDENT DAILY FACIAL CLEANSER(CONTAINS VITAMIN A AND B WITH GREEN TEA LEAF EXTRACT)$28.00
PERRICONE MDNUTRITIVE CLEASER
(CONTAINS ALPHA LIPOIC ACID)$38.00
I have to admit that you may need to take a couple of extra steps to perform your daily skin regimen during the colder season. But just for starters, lets keep it simple and basic. And what better way to start and end your day than with a basic cleaser. Containing natural ingredients and antioxidants, i suggest these 5 cleasers that necessary in your bathroom.
BURTS BEES AFTERSHAVE $8BILLY JEALOUSY WHIPPED CREAM
JOHN ALLANS SLICK WATER PRE-SHAVE SOLUTION
BAXTERS BADGER HAIR SHAVE BRUSH$50
PHILLIPS PRO VACUUM STUBBLE AND BEARD TRIMMER$59.99
MODEL: ISMAEL @ BOSS MODELSPHOTOGRAPHER: TORIAN LEWIN
PRODUCTS CLOCKWISE FROM TOP
SHAVING CREAM: REAL SHAVING COMPANYFRAGRANCES: ARMANI SPORT CODE
AND ACQUA DI GIO BY GIORGIO ARMANISHAVING CREAM: REAL SHAVING COMPANY
Of course we all make mistakes, but its also your job to learn from them. Here is a list compiled of 10 shaving mistakes that men make, but i will also provide a few suggestions on what to use to avoid these minor mishaps. So no need to rush! Allow yourself some time to get groomed properly.
1. NOT USING A SHAVING BRUSH
2. NOT PREPPING
3. NOT USING PRE-SHAVE OIL
4. NOT TRIMMING YOUR BEARD
5. NOT USING ENOUGH LATHER
6. TOO MANY PASSES OVER THE FACE WITH THE RAZOR
7. THINKING THAT MORE BLADES ARE BETTER
8. SHAVING WITH A DULL BLADE
9. NOT USING AFTERSHAVE
10. SHAVING AGAINST THE GRAIN
SISLEY-PARIS EAU DLKAR $165.00
There are many things you can draw up about a mans character based on many attibutes such as his language, style, social circle, but something that is just as important as the other hundred things are his scent. Your choice in fragrance is like the icing on the cake.
This season i suggest the intricately composed fragrance, Eau dlkar by Sisley-Paris. Powerful dark wood notes of sandalwood and vetiver root combined with the star essesnce Lentiscus, a Mediterranean shrub. Throw in some unexpected floral scents of iris and jasmine, with citrus notes of bitter orange, bergamot and lemon. And you have a man that is ready to embark on an adventure.
SAMSUNG QWERTY REMOTE(TRADITIONAL REMOTE ON ONE SIDE, FULL
QWERTY KEBOARD WITH LCD SCREEN ON THE OTHER SIDE)
(NEATLY ROUTE AND ORGANIZE WIRES THROUGH CABLE MANAGEMENT SLOTS, WITH A TWO-SHELF OPEN ARE DESIGN THAT EASLITY ACCOMMO-
DATES MULTIPLE COMONENTS)
SAMSUNG CHANNEL BLU-RAY 3D HOME THEATER
(TRADITIONAL REMOTE ON ONE SIDE, FULL QWWERY
KEYBOARD WITH LCD SCREEN ON THE OTHER
SAMSUNG LED D6400 SERIES SMART TV
$1,299 - $2,399
Nothing comes between a man and his TV. No matter the price, the TV MUST be a top of the line, best of the best, all around item! So why not get a smart TV? With web connected apps like Netflix, Hulu, Skype, Pandora and Facebook. With all that you must watch everything in captivating 2D and 3D in full HD. You want to watch videos, play music or see photos from a USB drive, just use Connect Share. Let me know what you think!
SAMSUNG LED D6400 SERIES SMART TV
WALL ART (BOCONCEPT)
CHIASSO(KING KONG ASHTRAY)
RESTORATION HARDWARE(1950S IRON TRAVELERS TRUNKS)
$149 - $169
CERAMIC VASES(PIER 1 IMPORTS)$34.95 - $39.95
WALL ART (BOCONCEPT)
Now that were out of moms house, its time we start acting like it. The best thing about getting your own place, is just that....its YOUR OWN. Free to do whatever you want. Have your clothes lying in the hallway, cigarette butts in the kitchen sink, dishes underneath the sofa. But, that doesnt give you an excuse. Try setting a tone to your home, have it reflect your personality; add a little charm with small but quirky things that make a statement and leave a long lasting impression on all your guest. Here are some ideas.
019PHOTOS COURTESY OF ALEX DEMYAN / WWW.NEWORLEANS.COM018
Just after 7 years of one of historys greatest disasters, Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has their welcome mat out bigger than ever. A New Orleans vacation will be different from any other vacation elsewhere in America. The citys decadence is legendary, and you dont even have to wait for Mardi Gras to have a good time.
A city that bubbles with a culture thats described as intoxicating, its hard not to find a local who isnt look-ing for a good time and pretty impossible to go any-where in the city without hearing the sounds of enticing jazz music or catch a whiff of some simmering shrimp gumbo or crawfish.
Stroll OR be strolled in a horse drawn carriage on the coble stone streets through New Orleans oldest neigh
borhood, The French Quarter. Roll down the Mississippi River in a steamboat. And enjoy the endless opportuni-ties for shopping, restaurants, hotels, bars, and street festivals. But the history wont be too far behind, as most of these businesses are still housed in historic buildings to this day.
Attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors per year, New Orleans is definitely a city worth visiting. Whether youre here for Mardi Gras or business, be prepared to have the most enjoyable, yet unforgettable experience ever.
Laissez le bon temps rouler! (let the good times roll)
New Orleans premier boutique hotel, Interna-tional House, is what I would call a sophisticat-ed sanctuary. Being two blocks from French Quarter, this beautiful Beaux Arts Building has been reinvented and designed to uplift thwe human spirit. The precise architecture has remained the same, after being one the leading financial institutions in 1906 and then renovated to become the worlds first World Trade Center in 1943. But its those very incar-nations that propelled the idea and vision of a forward-looking New Orleans.
BACKPACK: RIVER ISLAND$50.00
CAMERA: LEICA V- LUX 30$749.00
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