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Guys, you’ve come to the right place. Here is where Cityscape has distilled the best of everything for Christchurch blokes, from style tips (covering the hottest clothes from the boardroom to the beach, plus the latest products to keep you looking your best) to technology that will get your pulse racing.

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Amazing Feets If you’re in the doghouse and flowers just won’t cut it, there’s another ever-reliable get-out-of-jail-free card you can pull out: the classic foot rub. If it’s worth doing it’s worth doing right, so bump that humble rub up a notch into a proper massage and earn extra brownie points with our handy tips. 1) The couch makes for a handy massage table. Put a cushion or pillow on your lap, and rest the foot requiring love on it. Slide your palm under the foot and support their heel with one hand. Use your other hand to rotate (gently!) the foot three times in both directions.2) Return the foot to your lap. Now place each of your thumbs at the centre of the arch and rub small circles with your right thumb moving clockwise and your left anticlockwise. Keep this up for 30 seconds.3) Turn attention to the toes. Lightly...
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Heads up, lads! Cityscape's got some tips for staying stylish by the surf this summer. Squarecuts, yes; thigh pubes, no. Manscaping 101Deforestation has its upsides. Whether it’s in the boudoir or at the beach, there’s no excuse for thigh pubes, gorilla shoulders or a hair shirt – unless you’re a total Chewbacca AND you own it (and if so, props to you, Kong). The first rule of manscaping is put down the shaving cream and razor – trading your man fur for prickly, razor burnt skin and ingrown hairs is a total sucker punch. Get your hands on some clippers or a beard trimmer with an adjustable guard and start grafting. Rules to trim by Chest hair is back, so embrace it – de-shag the pile with a #2. Thigh pubes? #2. Tame underarm hairs with a #4. Tackling the tackle: yep, we’re going (down) there. If porn’s taught us anything...
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It’s time to air the ankles, boys, with cropped and rolled-up pant legs this season’s hot new look. But before you rock out with your socks out there are a few guidelines, nay rules, to follow/obey in order to pull this off. Key to this look is showing off the shoe or boot you’re wearing, not the ankle (most of us have these); so no jandals – not even Havaianas. Therefore, said shoe or boot needs to be worth showing. No one, and I mean no one, wants to see you flashing that busted pair of Vans. Socks, if you’re wearing them, need to be at the ritzy end of the scale. Avoid plain white and the Mr. Ticklish pair your grandma bought you – remember, you’re channelling Marlon Brando’s effortless ‘50s cool, not Steve Urkel’s awkward ‘80s poindextery. And finally, despite what your mother told you, size matters lads. It’s...
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By Fraser Bremford of Working Style The weather is getting better, summer is at hand. This means that nothing you wear through the warmer months should be complicated; fabrics should be a little lighter, colours a little brighter. What you need right now is a combination of versatile pieces to mix things up when duty calls. At the forefront of this should be a well-tailored, impeccably constructed, summer blazer. Sartorial, but never restricting. This season the fabrics take centre stage, making the rest of the ensemble reasonably straight forward. Gather a pair of light chinos, some good denim and a pair of soft suede loafers and keep it simple, just the way that summer should be. Picture: Royal blue check linen jacket $890, Grey cotton v neck $299...
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Some men have a foot fetish. Other men pay so little attention to feet you’d think they’ve never looked down! Make sure you don’t fall into this second camp, because even if you’re not looking, you can be sure that the ladies are. With warm weather prompting a shift to slides and jandals, spring is no time to be ignoring the upkeep of your feet. I suggest a professional pedicure – or, at the very least, trimming and buffing at home to ensure you don’t frighten anyone with Hobbit-like tootsies....
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WHO: Fraser Bremford WHAT: Manager WHERE: Working Style, 292 Papanui Road, Merivale p. 03 356 1964 www.workingstyle.co.nz Why does style matter? Style allows you to make a statement. Professional or casual, it lets you project the right image for the environment you’re in. How do you define great style? Great style is something you feel good and look great in. It comes from experimenting and finding clothing that suits your lifestyle. It’s human nature – we form opinions based on appearance – so style is about showing your personality. How did the shift to Papanui Road come about? Since the earthquake I’ve been offering a door-to-door service in a Morris Minor van. [When it came to finding new premises] we wanted a stand-alone store – a destination – so parking was important. Tell us about your new premises … This historic Heathcote Helmore-designed building reflects what we are about – heritage...
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Has your wardrobe fallen flat in post-earthquake Christchurch? If your old favourites are out of action, maybe you’re stuck for ideas on where to go to get your grooming back on track. But Christchurch is rebuilding now and it’s time you did the same for your image. A good place to start is at Merivale Mall. Relocated from the red zone, Columbus & Ware recently opened its doors here and they’re a great source for international labels and home-grown fashion from suits (contemporary slim-fitting styles and more traditional looks) to denim, shirts and knitwear. Also relocating to Merivale is Sergios. The new store will stock gear for summer and a new made-to-measure area where you can get your threads custom-built (or altered to fit). There’ll be dress and casual footwear in-store too, making it easy to put a whole outfit together in just one shopping expedition. 3 Wise Men p. 021...