Shave Union is a union, club and community of Kiwi lads who are doing great things in their lives. We want to talk to them, find out what makes a guy tick and what’s floating Kiwi bloke’s boats. This is the start of the great Shave Union Kiwi Bloke yarn. We’d love to hear from you, if you have a tale to tell.

1. Name?
Gary Wade

2. City you reside in?
The best damn city in the world – Auckland

3. What age did you start shaving?
I was around 15 I think

4. Why did you start shaving? Was it because you had to? Impress a girl? Or be ‘in with the lads’?
Being blessed with dark hair it started to be quite prominent on my upper lip but to be honest it was probably to impress a girl

5. Do you prefer to; clean shaven? Stubble? Mo? Half Beard? Full hipster beard?
I am lucky enough to have a job and lifestyle that allows a bit of freedom so I like to run a beard trimmer over it once a week and let it grow wild until I have a meeting or appointment that warrants knocking it back to an acceptable shadow

6. How often do you like to shave?
I don’t like to shave at all but once or twice a week is about my limit

7. Are you a morning or evening person? Why?
I love both, Early mornings have a bad reputation, everyone wants a lie in, nobody wants to wake up early. But then that’s modern living, I guess. during the week there is nothing better than being up on the beach or at the gym before the sun comes up it is truly calming, somewhat hypnotic time of the day.

In saying that I don’t mind the odd late night filled with good friends, good food, good wine and a lot of laughter.

8. Who’s your man crush? Idol?
Man crush arrgh Ryan Reynolds I guess but an idol that’s even harder because I have been so lucky to have met many astute business men who have inspired me and regular guys who do amazing things that I am proud to call mentors and friends.

9. What is your dream job?
I love my job and what I do, all I want to do more of is expand and grow with what I am doing, building businesses and relationships. If I can add property into the mix I will be a happy chap.

10. What is your biggest pet peeve (shaving related or not)?
Girls not shaving lol, oh and people not using a simple please or thank you, manners – they go along way

11. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I love where I live but if I could, I’d spend our winter months in the Med swanning between Spain, Italy, Croatia and Greece

12. What is your favorite hairstyle on a woman?
I am a big fan of a the wavey messy beach look

13. What would you do with a million dollars?
Help out those I could and use the rest of it to make much more

14. Money or Love?
Love because the love and passion for anything will bring you money