As a company whose main focus was men’s skincare, Brickell’s founder, Josh Meyer had to devote months of his time toward skin-health research. The business idea was spawned when Meyer’s significant other drew his attention to small wrinkles forming around his eyes; at the time, Meyer was only in his […]

Brickell: The Unrivaled Anti-Aging Cream

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An old-fashioned tradition, straight razor shaving was once a professional service confined to the barbershop. Men would visit the barber for a haircut and receive a straight razor shave along with it. The old practice moved into the home, but was overshadowed by the safety razor, and, later on, by […]

How to Shave with a Straight Razor

We’re not ones to cry over spilled milk, but we did shed some light tears of laughter reading some of your responses to our Thiers Issard straight razor giveaway contest. We’ve looked through all of your replies, and hand-picked some of the greatest responses—Check them out!   Winner: Best Marriage […]

We’re not ones to cry over spilled milk: Fendrihan Contest ...

The world of wet-shaving can be overwhelming to newcomers: distinguishing between razors requires some technical expertise, and sifting through all the oils, creams, and soaps is a recipe for decision fatigue. Not only that, but there’s a horde of lifestyle items that, to the new shopper, may all look the […]

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Down in Miami, where bright, clear days abound, it takes a special strength of the will to resist becoming an avid sun-worshipper. Brickell company founder, Josh Meyer, who grew up under the golden Miami sun, was shocked the first time his girlfriend pointed to fine wrinkles forming on his face. At the […]

Brickell: An Innovative Men’s Skincare Company

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Purchasing a luxury grooming accessory is always a pleasant experience: the smooth feel in your hands, the striking visual design. But it’s also rewarding because you’ve just invested in a tool that’s built to last. With environmental urgencies at the fore of our collective conscience, it feels good to foster […]

The Spartan Bathroom: Low-Waste Living

The benefits of wet shaving are well-established: safety razors are more economical, they cause less skin irritation, provide a closer shave, they’re easier to clean, and they’re better for the environment. So why on earth have only men been using them? If women started wet shaving, we could have another […]

Women Are Wet-Shaving

Each morning is a new beginning, an opportunity to set the tone for the day ahead of you. As Henry David Thoreau once said, “An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” Setting aside some time to take things slowly in the morning hours can fuel you […]

The Perks of Mellow Mornings

With a history dating back to 1870, Iris Hantverk is a company that has immersed itself in community betterment ever since its beginnings. In Stockholm, Dr. Axel Beskov founded the Manilla School, which was a workhouse for visually impaired craftsmen, most of whom lived at the workhouse, and this group […]

Iris Hantverk: A Company with a Unique Vision

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Beards have again become fashionable, as is evidenced by the masses of hip 20-somethings sporting the rugged, quintessentially masculine look. But in Shakespeare’s time, beards were more than a mere object of fashion: they were powerful signifiers in multiple social spheres, carrying special import when it came to class, gender, […]

He That Hath No Beard: Beard Culture in Shakespeare

When it comes to shaving, aesthetics and workmanship are often the most important factors for buyers of men’s grooming supplies. Much like with old architecture, great satisfaction can be found in shaving accessories that are creatively original and built with the utmost structural integrity. While the dawn of plastic disposable […]

The Allure of Artisanal Shaving Accessories