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The men of the Wire

Posted in epic handsomeness, handsome man profile, urban handsomeness on May 13, 2010 by handsomemangroup

If the Wire taught me one thing – it was that both cops and drug dealers can be very very handsome.

The irreverent, boozing, womanizing and utterly irresistable Jimmy McNulty. What makes him good-looking isn’t simply his sinfully good looks, it’s also that he loves his job and although he crosses the boundaries all the time, his heart is in the right place.

Almost too handsome isn’t he? We at HMG generally don’t cotton to cold-hearted drug lords but look at the face – how can you resist? Another HMG characteristic Stringer Bell possesses is that he is constantly educating himself. To paraphrase Omar Little, if he had a briefcase instead of a gun, would the world see him differently?

Ellis Carver is good police and very very good-looking to boot.

This one might be a controversial choice, but I find him quite the eye candy. Yup, Marlo Stanfield, the coldest of the cold but handsome all the same.


mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the most handsome of them all?

Posted in epic handsomeness, hair in the right places, handsome habit, handsome inspiration, handsome man profile on May 12, 2010 by handsomemangroup

While we at hmg appreciate all types of handsomeness, there is one man who truly embodies everything hmg stands for. If we haven’t written about him before, it’s only because the task is so daunting that we wanted to truly capture everything this man represents.  Of course, we are talking about Fabio.

Of course, we could talk about the fact that he is the most famous romance cover model of all time.  Or the fact that he writes romance novels (albeit with the help of a ghost writer – it is very handsome to recognize your own shortcomings and get help when you need it).  That when he was a model in Milan, the clothes didn’t fit him because he was just too big (having a chest that is too large to fit model clothes is a very HMG trait).  Or the fact that his face alone killed a bird (is he the new Medusa?). He also has a great sense of humor and joie de vivre that makes him not only handsome on the outside, but handsome on the INSIDE.  Two members of HMG have had the privilege of meeting the man (pictured below – although his head looks unusually large, this picture is not photoshopped – what can I say?  the man is larger than life! ) and he was so polite and gracious and charming.  In addition to that, he had the silkiest hair and a chest that was like a mountain.  But enough about that.

In order to fully capture what Fabio means, we asked some trusted people what they felt about Fabio.  Here’s what people had to say:

What makes Fabio handsome?

CM: Um, the fact that he is clearly a demigod.  Probably the son of Thor, because he’s the Norse god of thunder, and that reminds me of several handsome things such as the word ‘Thigh’, and of course the Thunder from Down Under male burlesque troupe.  Another possible father would be Poseidon, as Fabio looks excellant in swimwear, and is often photographed in body oil, which would make him suitable for aquatic living.

Poseidon is the father of horses…enough said.

AH: I think handsomeness tends to occur when someone aims a little higher than the rest and works to take their attributes to the next level.  There is nothing particularly “handsome” about having long hair.  But there is something wonderful about long hair that seems to be perpetually blown by a gentle wind.  Fabio’s chest is another nice example of this idea.  A lot of men have muscular chests.  But Fabio has a uniquely smooth, extremely broad, sculpted, hairless, and “sun-kissed” chest that is often prominently displayed.  Everything about Fabio shows us that he works hard at taking who he is to the next level.  And that is handsome.

AR: Fabio epitomizes handsome, because there is nothing about him that isn’t handsome.  I think his physical beauty (flowing mane, chiseled face, statuesque body – this list could go on for days) speaks for itself, but his handsomeness goes beyond that.  Fabio is handsome because he has used his handsomeness to selflessly give back to others. He has taught other men how to be handsome (see e.g. Mr. Romance, Fabio fitness video etc.), he has brought romance into the lives of all women (romance novels, Fabio After Dark, A Time for Romance), and he cares about animals (he created a cruelty-free valentine’s day for PETA).  Finally, Fabio is handsome because his handsomeness brings people together.  I cannot count the innumerable bonds I have formed with people based on Fabio.  Whereas some peoples handsomeness can be very polarizing (Team Edward v. Team Jacob anyone?), Fabio’s handsomeness is a light that draws us together, out of the dark, cold world that is so often devoid of handsomeness.

MR: I think what makes Fabio handsome is that he is truly himself.  With the pervasion of hipster culture, too many things nowadays are “ironic” (mustaches, haircuts, t-shirts) – people tend to define themselves with what they’re not rather than what they are.  There is nothing ironic about Fabio’s luscious hair, deep eyes, expansive chest, or the charm that exudes from his every pore.  This is not to say that he takes himself seriously.  Handsome men who take themselves or their image too seriously often fall into the douchey category (Jude Law, Colin Farrell).  Anyone who has seen Mr. Romance or listened to Fabio’s CD knows that this man has a wonderful sense of humor.  In a nutshell, there is really nothing more handsome than being yourself (especially if “yourself” is an “Italian Stallion” with perfect bone structure).

AM: While it’s likely true that *everything* about Fabio is special, a few things stand out. In no particular order:

* Sexy – strike that… *ENTICING* accent

* His wild mane, of course

* His statuesque physique

* His alluring pop culture status

* His smile

* His charm and unabashed romanticism

ST/ TT: Wen I firs saw Fabio I cudnt belive ‘ow ‘ansome he woz. He woz a vision. Them strong arm musles, an ‘is perfectly formed ‘amstrings. Need gud ‘amstrings t’fight yu no. ‘elps wiv speed an’ keepin th’enemy on ‘is toes. Ne’er saw anyone as strong a fighter as Fabio, ‘cept Kord o’course (prais’d be ‘is name).

What does Fabio mean to you?

CM: Fabio is the whole package–Great sense of humor, leading expert in romance, Italian, advocate for proper dental hygene, & has a vast motorcycle collection.  What more could you ask for?  The phrase “God’s gift to women” was originally in reference to Fabio.  I don’t know if that is actually true, but how could it not be true?

AH: To me, Fabio represents a feeling.  A feeling that can only be described by one word – “home”.  Except this home is very large, safe, secure, in a flattering, romantic style, and extravagantly decorated with smooth, reddish countertops, flaxen rugs, and windows on the ceiling that allow the sun to flood in and tan you with its rays (while still protecting you from any large birds flying above).

AR: I think this is best expressed in song.

You know our love was meant to be
The kind of love that’s based on beauty
And I want you here with me
From tonight until your six pack fades
You should know, everywhere I go
Your 42 inch chest is always on my mind, in my heart
In my soul, Fabio
You’re the handsome in my life
You’re the inspiration for HMG
You bring muscles to my life
You’re the mancandy
Wanna have you swing me
I wanna have you hear me sayin’
No one is more handsome than you
And I know, yes I know that it’s plain to see
the world is more handsome when you’re there
Now I know that the world needs you here
From tonight until the day you are cryogenically preserved
You should know, everywhere I go
Always on my mind, in my heart
In my soul
You’re the handsome in my life
You’re the inspiration for HMG
You bring muscles to my life
You’re the mancandy
Wanna have you swing me
I wanna have you hear me sayin’
No one is more handsome than you

IMR: Fabio is my personal Jesus, or Yoda or Dalai Lama if you will.  I often ask myself “What would Fabio do?”  He strives to look his best each day, a lesson which I try to follow.  He is charming and full of grace and polite to everyone around him.  When I am in a particular fit of road rage or annoyed at a telemarketer, I ask myself “WWFD?” and it’s like an inner glow of peace spread across me.

AM: To me, Fabio is an icon, a paragon, a sort of proto- (or super-)man, a unique and complete embodiment of a woman’s every desire. Those desires being the asterisks above.

The Importance of Being Handsome

Posted in hair in the right places, handsome habit, handsome inspiration, handsome man profile, mustaches, Uncategorized on May 11, 2010 by handsomemangroup

We at HMG are sorry we have been absent for so long. We of all people know that you should never left life get in the way of handsomeness.  Although we haven’t been writing, we’ve never stopped thinking about handsomeness and we hope to have lots of posts for your reading pleasure in the coming days.

Today, we are very proud to present our very first HMG Handsome Man Profile. Aaron M. is the husband of HMG’s Chair(wo)man of the Board so you can be sure that he is well versed in every aspect of being handsome.

Recently, Aaron decided to take his level of handsomeness up a notch by starting to grow a moustache (pictured above). Why a moustache? Why now?  I had the privilege of interviewing him and asking him about this new endeavor:

MR: Why is being handsome important to you?
AM: There are a few reasons:

1) I am married, and I feel handsomeness can keep my wife interested and attracted. A lot of mystery disappears when you’re married (or co-habitate), and things can tend to get pedestrian. You get to know the other’s weird habits; it’s inevitable. Plus, the mystery that can be alluring in a partner tends to disappear; my feeling is that mystery in a marriage (on a regular, dating-esque level) would be pretty exhausting and frustrating. Being handsome, however, will have (I hope) a parallel allure. While I might lose a certain mystique around my wife, I hope that an increase in handsomeness will excite her.

2) I like to try new things. I was a late bloomer, and I never bothered to cultivate any personal aesthetics until late college (maybe 7 years ago). In the last few years of working and surviving, I’ve definitely let my physical appearance get a bit lax. I am excited to recapture a sense of having a personal aesthetic, and to make that aesthetic a handsome one. Essentially: I’ve never tried to be “handsome” before, and I’m excited to see how it will be!

3) There was a more attractive time in my life when I enjoyed getting checked out. it’s a bit cheap, and I probably did tend to peacock a bit, but I won’t lie to you – it’s nice to walk down the street or go shopping and feel attractive. It just makes the day sunnier.

MR: What inspired you to grow a moustache?
AM: In the course of “handsome” discussions that often happen around my wife and her friends, the subject of handsome mustaches came up. Specifically Michael Cera’s mustache as “Francois” in “Youth in Revolt.” I was surprised to hear this – I personally thought the mustache in question was meant to be a little silly. I actually thought that *ALL* mustaches were a little silly.

So I got to thinking about it, and I decided: it must look good to SOMEONE! I further decided that it might be possible to sport an attractive mustache. I had never, ever considered a mustache ‘attractive’ before; I decided that the opportunity to learn what makes a mustache handsome and to grow one could only make me happy, and, really, all it would take was time, grooming, references, and thought. Afterward: the knowledge of a handsome mustache would mine, a treasure to carry with me for all time. As they say: “Give a man a mustache, and he might be handsome, but TEACH a man to mustache, and he –” … Wait… How does that go?
MR: Who are your moustache heroes?
AM: I did not have any mustache heroes when I began this, and I am currently using Burt Reynolds and Michael Cera as kinds of “ends of the spectrum” examples of what to do. I want to avoid elaborate, silly ‘staches, or a Hitler mustache; otherwise, sky’s the limit. I figure that my optimal mustache will have many factors; my face, my mustache hair (color, density, shape, etc.), my personal feelings, and the reactions of people around me. I am just growing at the moment; shaping and discerning will come around.
MR: How much more handsome do you expect to look with your moustache (same, 1.5x, 2x, etc)?
AM: Well, now, this is a hell of a question!!! Particularly in light of the question above – I’m not sure what mustache I will have… Time for the mirror…

… I have consulted the mirror. I believe I will be 1.666X more handsome with mustache. I will increase my handsomeness by 2/3rds! It is surprising, upon reflection! Let it be known. 🙂

So there you have it!  Stay tuned for more updates on Aaron’s handsome endeavor.  And if you have any questions for him, please post them in the comments.

They Bow to No One

Posted in hair in the right places, handsome man profile with tags , , on August 6, 2009 by handsomemangroup


Because courage & bravery in unexpected places is handsome. As is the love of a simple life and 7 meals a day (we at HMG are always hungry too and can relate to this).

A glimpse into the mind of HMG

Posted in handsome man profile with tags , , on June 26, 2009 by handsomemangroup

We at HMG devote a good part of our day to thinking about handsome things (obviously). A week ago, we were hanging out at a bar and started listing handsome men that we could potentially feature on this blog. We thought you all would like to see this list as a preview of things to come and also show how HMG is truly devoted to handsome men of all shapes and sizes.

Here it is:

hercule poirot
jean-claude van damme
freddie mercury
the belgian steeplechaser* (this is going to be a good one)
the naughty boys of literature – byron, heathcliff, bram stoker
phil collins
david bowie
neil diamond
jarvis cocker
liam gallagher
damon albarn
peter hook
color me badd
the men of 90210 – especially dylan mckay
mr. darcy
captain wentworth
alan rickman
liam neeson
ralph fiennes
mr. knightley
jeremy northam
rupert evrett
gaston (yes, the beefy one from beauty and the beast – thanks S, for this one!)
george michael
the beast (Disney was on our minds)
handsome immortals (this covers a lot of ground)
george emerson
gatekeeper from lady chatterley
oscar wilde
maxim de winter
laurence olivier
frodo baggins/ elijah wood
ronald weasley
hugh jackman
adrien brody
liev schreiber
the beegees
father ralph
richard chamberlain
father ted
john paul ii
steve perry/ journey
burt reynolds
don johnson
house md/ hugh laurie
stephen fry
joseph fiennes
alexander sarsgaard
gary oldman
colin firth

Feast Your Eyes on This

Posted in handsome man profile with tags , , on June 26, 2009 by handsomemangroup

While the ladies at HMG are most definitely purveyors of handsome man flesh, we are not in the business of consuming animal flesh.  Therefore, it is important that we highlight how handsome being a vegetarian can be through gawking at PETA’s Asia-Pacific Sexiest Vegetarian Male, Shahid Kapoor.  He is by far the most handsome of this year’s winners.


Handsome Man Profile: Little Hrithik

Posted in handsome man profile with tags , , , , on June 9, 2009 by handsomemangroup
I think that it’s fitting to initiate our handsome man blog with a profile of our mascot, the newly beheaded Little Hrithik.  Before he was cruelly immolated and beheaded by jealous blond men, he was the epitome of handsome.  He was always perfectly buffed, waxed, coiffed and dressed.
Ethnically Handsome

Ethnically Handsome

Name: Little Hrithik

Occupation: Plastic Doll, Professionally Handsome

Handsome Hero: Big Hrithik

Hometown: San Francisco via eBay

Favorite Outfit: anything made out of mesh.

Dream date:  dancing.  I’d start out dancing for her, then we’d dance together and then we’d slow dance.   I think Fabio said it best when he described where slow dancing can end up: I want to hear her say “yes.”  I want to kiss her for a very, very long time.

Words to live by: I’m pretty sure there’s a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. And I plan on finding out what that is.