Here in New York, now that the weather is finally risen above its sub-arctic levels, urbane gentlemen have been slowly shedding their winter beards. But that doesn't mean you'll see bare faces all summer. New York men are known for their penchant for experimenting with facial hair, and patches and portions of hair have been left behind in quizzical, comical and captivating formations. For those who are looking to revamp or reinvent their current iteration of face decor should pick up thoroughly the crafted how-to book
The Moustache Grower's Guide
by Lucien Edwards ($9.95, Chronicle Books). It's safe to say that there isn't a more definitive tome dedicated to those who groom their whiskers. Featuring thirty varieties of the moustache -- from classic to contemporary and mild to wild -- Edwards covers all bases of how to grow, how groom and how to maintain your upper-lip-warmer. Whether it be the bear-like "Lumberjack." the dandy-boy's "Pencil" or the queer punk's "Crustache" this book has a grooming solution for every lifestyle, age, and level of irony.