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Don Draper always on time with these retro Skagen Denmark watches

Don Draper from Mad Men has swagger [Urban Dictionary] and he knows what to say at the right moment – which is all about timing. Actually one thing I can attest too is timing, timing is everything in life. You may be just a moment away from closing a business deal, but if you missed your train/subway then the whole deal is blown. Keeping track of time is key and well you might as well look good while keeping that time!

Lately everyone has gone with these larger then life watches, which take about a week of gym training to get used to wearing them on your arm as they’re like 3 pounds… That’s not what it should be about, what it should be about is style and thats what Skagen Denmark is all about. These retro cool styles will have people noticing your Don Draper styles while not breaking your bank!

Here are a couple of links to pick up the watches of Amazon if you love them as much as I do Square Face [Link] Round Face [Link]

About the Round face…
Smooth designs become classics here. Brown leather with a plated gold case surrounds the special dial featuring shiny enamel along the sides, with a date function that sits above the six-hour.  XL Gold Case on Brown Leather
Part #: 355XLGLD.  $125.  http://www.skagen.com/item/355XLGLD.fx

About the Square Face…
This shiny square case in gold reflects the elements of Danish design, emanating the ultra-slim contemporary look that is a Skagen timepiece. The dial features gold indexes, three hands and an eye-catching big date above six o’clock.  Big Date on Brown Leather
Part #: 567LGLD1.  $145.   http://www.skagen.com/item/567LGLD1.fx

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. August 2, 2010.

Two lucky readers will win one watch each… You must comment telling us what type of watches to you like (retro cool or big bling or any others) and if you want the round or square, please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)

You get 1 extra entry for following us on twitter – twitter.com/dadarocks

You get 1 extra entry for following Skagen Denmark on twitter – twitter.com/SkagenDenmark

You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information:

#OldSchoolCool @SkagenDenmark @dadarocks – http://bit.ly/ac21Fx and you must also comment with the link to your twitter message.

Example: I want an #OldSchoolCool Watch from from @SkagenDenmark & @dadarocks – http://bit.ly/ac21Fx

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a Fan on facebook – facebook.com/dadarocks you must comment that you’re a fan

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a Fan of Skagen Denmark on facebook – www.Facebook.com/SkagenDenmark you must comment that you’re a fan

You get 1 extra entry for subscribing to our Feedburner digest mailing (right side subscribe by email) – you must also comment that you’ve subscribed

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a friend on Google Connect (right side below facebook box) – you must also comment that you’ve become a friend

You will have 48 hours to reply before we pick another winner!

Disclaimer: Skagen Denmark is providing watches as the prize for the raffle.

Don Draper returns… how does he get that clean save?! must be The Art of Shaving

Don Draper
Don Draper

Mad men, which is set in the 1960’s around the men (and women) of Madison Avenue who develop the art of spin and really what advertising is today. Is set to return for another season starting Sunday on AMC (check your local cable/satellite listings).  I love this show, first its total guy/dude/dad sprinkle in the women (who were still fighting for equal rights at the time this is set is clearly being shown). Beyond that its just awesome how much cooler things look then compared to now… yes I’m a total retro junkie but you know what everything was made better back then (heck even iphones were made better a year or two ago – lol [I’m an apple lover just needed to put it out there])… But really the cars built there are still running today, the furniture built then was solid like toss two toddlers on the desk and let them jump and not a dent – today you’d have two kids on the floor crying with splintered polyboard wood chips around them.

One thing I love about Don Draper is in the show which we’ve now reached mid-1960’s we only seen Don unshaven like once! So I gotta ask how does he get that amazing shave?! it must be the Art of Shaving, I’ll admit I’m not a razor user daily I’m really more of a once a week kind of guy… I like the stubble – my wife hates it.

I’ve used Art of Shaving products in the past – they really make shaving something a little retro and something very cool. I could never get as close with my electric razor then I can with a straight raiser and using some of the products in this art of shaving kit makes that shave last a little longer and get a lot closer because if you can raise the hairs, then you’ll cut them closer (which will help save off that 4 o’clock shadow a few hours longer).

Sure this could be your fake business card… or you can use

The Art of Shaving Fusion® Chrome Collection ProGlide™ Shave Set (SRP: $40)

Includes 8 Fusion ProGlide Power blade cartridges PLUS starter sizes of The Art of Shaving Pre-Shave Oil, Shaving Cream, Badger Shaving Brush, and After-Shave Balm. These products combine The Art of Shaving aromatherapy-based products, handcrafted accessories and expert shaving technique to guarantee optimal shaving results while relieving and preventing ingrown hairs, razor burn, tough beard and sensitive skin.  Here is a similar Art of Shaving Starter Kit – Unscented on Amazon [Link].

Also today starts the chance to get 20% off luxury shaving products from The Art of Shaving beginning tomorrow (July 22). Start by signing up for our email newsletter through the below link, and you will receive a special email which allows you to enjoy the discount, as well as other promotional offers from The Art of Shaving. https://www.theartofshaving.com/friendsfamily/

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. July 31, 2010.

You must comment telling us how you shave – ravor, electric, barber shop straight razor, please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)

You get 1 extra entry for following us on twitter – twitter.com/dadarocks

You get 1 extra entry for following The Art of Shaving on twitter – www.twitter.com/theartofshaving

You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information:

@theartofshaving @dadarocks – http://bit.ly/d5Taje and you must also comment with the link to your twitter message.

Example: I want an #oldschoolshave from from @theartofshaving & @dadarocks – http://bit.ly/d5Taje

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a Fan on facebook – facebook.com/dadarocks you must comment that you’re a fan

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a Fan of The Art of Shaving on facebook – www.facebook.com/theartofshaving you must comment that you’re a fan

You get 1 extra entry for subscribing to our Feedburner digest mailing (right side subscribe by email) – you must also comment that you’ve subscribed

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a friend on Google Connect (right side below facebook box) – you must also comment that you’ve become a friend

You will have 48 hours to reply before we pick another winner!

Disclaimer: The Art of Shaving is providing The Art of Shaving Fusion® Chrome Collection ProGlide(tm) Shave Set as the prize for the raffle.