For Men Of A Certain Age


Getting older is no picnic. With age comes various adjustments we must make to maintain our best appearance. In your thirties when ear and nose hair start growing like a rampant weeds, you must have the tools to keep them at bay.

Fortunately, this is not a serious investment as a few basic tools can get the job done. You may already have a pair of tweezers and a small pair of trimming scissors but I also recommend a nose/ear hair trimmer. While the market is full various electric devices for this purpose, you may be surprised that my choice for this task is the Groom Mate Platinum XL which runs on finger power.

This compact solid stainless steel tool works by simply twisting the bottom cylinder back and forth and can be cleaned quickly with the accompanying brush or can be disassembled for a more thorough cleaning. Priced at around $20 the Groom Mate Platinum XL comes with a lifetime guarantee and is made in the U.S.A. I’ve had mine for a few years and have had no issues whatsoever.


The Groom Mate priced at $20 does not come with the leather case shown above. If you want the case it will add $10 to $20 depending on where you shop.

Joseph Fields