With all the variety we see in pocket knives, deciding which is the right one for you can be a sure headache. Depending on your needs, you may need a multi-purpose knife or a single, trade-specific one. Distinguishing between a cheap and well-made blade can also warrant confusion. Below, we’ve […]

Finding the Perfect Pocket Knife

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  In a mechanized, modern world, where commodities are rarely made by hand, let alone by the hands of one person, it can be refreshing to see someone step forward and make his livelihood by his craft. There’s a unique charm to something roughly hewn from raw materials, none of […]

Marco Finardi Crafts Artisan Brushes for Marfin

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The effect of smell is powerful: it can significantly influence one’s mood or colour one’s memory. Just walking past a bakery in the early morning can be enough to start your day on the right foot, but an unpleasant foray past the men’s locker room can leave you feeling agitated […]

Banning Bad Breath and B.O.

Spring has sprung, and that means it’s prime road tripping season. There’s no better freedom than a joy ride across the countryside, with good friends, merry tunes, and maybe even your family dog. With happy company, striking scenery, and all-round good cheer, there’s not much more you can ask for. […]

The Road Tripping Grooming Secrets You Need

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  It’s easy to get confused with all the different beard products you’ll find on store shelves. And, to make matters even more baffling, no one pictures the prototypical rugged, bearded man as part of a community of fops, excited to buy fancy grooming products. But, if you’re a modern […]

Maintaining the Perfect Beard

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Eyebrows are a curious feature: often forgotten about, they’re seemingly absurd, yet their shape and style can have a great impact on one’s beauty, as well as the way one is perceived by others. Anthropologists hypothesize that the brows were evolutionarily adaptive, conferring protective benefits to the eyes: since the […]

Eyebrows for Highbrows: What your Eyebrows Say About You

In this age of hipsters and free-thinking outdoors-men, beards have gained overwhelming popularity. But there’s still something to be said for the man who is clean-shaven. In fact, there’s a lot to be said. Here are 5 ways that being clean-shaven improves your life: (1) The Women Love It Sure, […]

5 Ways Being Clean-Shaven Improves Your Life

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Whether you’re backpacking, camping, or survival training, a time will come when you must decide: will you or will you not shave while in the wild? While some men like to valiantly immerse themselves in the experience of the outdoors, letting their beards grow, others find that shaving can be […]

Ockham’s Razor: Opting for Shaving Simplicity in the Wild

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In the world of fragrances, things can get pretty confusing with all the brand names we see while scanning store shelves: eau de parfum, eau de toilette, cologne, even eau de cologne. But are these just fancy French variations of the same thing or are they distinct products? For once and […]

What’s the Difference Between Colognes, Parfums, and Eau de Toilettes?

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The dawn of shaving is shrouded in mystery: no one quite knows its exact beginning, and its cultural meaning ebbs and flows with time and location. We do know, however, that the shaving ritual is long-standing, appearing in the far reaches of human history. In prehistoric cave paintings, men are […]

How Our Ancestors Did It: Shaving Through History

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  Many modern men have a perennial attraction to the old-fashioned barbershop experience, and one of the touchstones of barbershop quality has always been the straight razor shave. Though extravagant in today’s shaving world, it is part and parcel with the old men’s tradition, and many still go in search […]

Are Straight Razor Shaves Legal in North America?