How to make the perfect shaving soap lather in 5 steps

November 5th, 2014 § 0

Wet shaving takes a time to master, but with patience and practice you can enhance what is already a fantastic shaving experience even further with these simple steps.

A well-crafted, rich and full lather will add another dimension to your morning or evening ritual, so the team here at Fendrihan HQ thoroughly recommend you make the effort to learn the skills outlined below to produce the optimum soapy blend.

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Our good friends at Jack’s Soap weren’t happy with the information that was out there on how to produce the best lather possible, so they came up with these five simple instructions. We like them, and we’re sure you’ll like them too. » Read the rest of this entry «

How to shave using a straight razor

October 23rd, 2014 § 0

Until safety razors were invented in the 1900s, men used the straight razor for their shaving needs. Well, recently the straight razor has made a big comeback not only because you can get a good shave with this method, but the ritual is just as rewarding as the results. Also, facial hair has made a comeback, but men like to make sure it’s groomed and maintained properly. As such a straight razor is used to ensure the lines separating areas of facial here and smooth skin are well defined, and the contrast is as great as it can be.

Young man holding straight razorThe transition from using a safety razor to a straight razor can be tricky. Initially you may find your shaves are of a poorer quality than with a safety razor, and you will probably cut yourself at least once. But stick to it, because with practice you’ll be able to give yourself a far smoother shave than you can now. You’ll have complete control over the entire shaving experience, from preparing your razor and beard, to the actual shave itself. You’ll feel a million dollars from the moment you start the prep work until you’ve splashed on your favourite aftershave at the end. Follow this guide to get your straight razor career underway… » Read the rest of this entry «

I want to start using a straight razor, what should I do?

October 10th, 2014 § 0

cut throat razorWe get lots of questions from our customers wanting to know which straight razor they should start with, and what other products they need to sharpen and maintain the blade. So our straight razor department here at Fendrihan HQ (i.e. me), decided to put this fact sheet together to give you a little more information. » Read the rest of this entry «

Kent Brushes: Handcrafted Hair Brushes and Shaving Brushes

March 6th, 2014 § 0

Kent Brushes began with GB Kent and Sons and it’s now the oldest known hair brush maker in the world. The company started making their prestigious handcrafted brushes over 236 years ago in 1777 during the reign of King George III, and continues to be one of the oldest and most venerable companies in Britain.

The high regard of these luxury brushes has ensured that Kent has received the Royal Warrant which allows the company to bear the royal coat of arms. This means the company supplies its wares to the either the sovereign or a member of the royal family.

This is a proud tradition which has carried through many royal monarchical reigns in the United Kingdom. » Read the rest of this entry «

Razor blades differences: choose the right razor blade

February 7th, 2014 § 0

As not all safety razors are the same, safety razor blades the are also not the same. However, as safety razor usage has increased and become more popular, the available models and types of razor blades have also significantly increased. You can now buy razor blades from all over the globe that will satisfy your needs.

Getting the best clean, close shave without irritation such as razor burn is actually a matter of trial and error. The reason is that every man’s face is different and has a specific skin type. » Read the rest of this entry «

Shaving with a straight razor: more than a ritual

January 24th, 2014 § 0

Shaving with a straight razor is almost a lost art form. Long before the advent of the electric face mower and mass produced shaving blades, men ritualistically began readying and preparing for their day with that perfect morning shave.

However, it is not just the unique practice performed by your local barber, nor is it an archaic ritual steeped in mystery, because there are still those men who appreciate this almost lost art of traditional shaving that was practised for thousands of years before. » Read the rest of this entry «

Movember Moustache Styles

November 20th, 2013 § 0

Have you started growing your Movember moustache yet? That’s right! It’s that time of year in November when you begin notice that a lot more men seem to be sporting some extra hair above their mouths.

The reason why they are growing these moustaches is to show a sign of support and awareness for Men’s prostate cancer. They are doing it to raise money from sponsors for research to combat this disease, and despite its serious endeavour, they are also having a bit of fun in doing it. » Read the rest of this entry «

Movember 2013 in Canada – History and Rules

November 6th, 2013 § 0

Gentlemen! Prepare to start your moustaches!

During November 2013 become a Mo Bro and join the worldwide fight against prostate cancer. Grow a moustache and join the tens of thousands of men worldwide who are united in raising donations to fight and beat this cancer.

History of Movember

What is Movember? This is a movement that began its humble origins by a group of 30 men in Australia in 2003 to help raise awareness and obtain sponsors and donations to be used against beating men’s prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental disease.

From this humble beginning, the Movember Bros, and this now includes many women who are known as a Movember Sis, have blossomed. The movement now boasts over 1.1 million members and has raised the equivalent of 14.6 million dollars in 2012. This worldwide movement has spread to 21 countries including Canada, the U.S., New Zealand, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. » Read the rest of this entry «

You Asked — And Taylor of Old Bond Street Replied

October 30th, 2013 § 0

Fendrihan recently offered our Facebook followers the unique opportunity to pose questions to the staff at Taylor of Old Bond Street. We collected queries from our gentlemen of distinction and shared them with the British men’s shaving and grooming experts at Taylor. A video answering Fendrihan’s customer’s questions has now gone live, an exciting event, indeed.

The Managing Director of Taylor of Old Bond Street, Mr. Barry Klein, welcomed the questions and gave thoughtful, thorough answers to most, although he was understandably circumspect about revealing information about any particular customers. “We have people who come in from all walks of life,” he said with a smile, “from royalty, Presidents, Prime Ministers and celebrities.” That men from all walks of life rely upon the premium products from Taylor for good grooming is clear, as is Taylor’s commitment to the privacy of every client. » Read the rest of this entry «

Learning to Strop: A Short and Succinct Guide to Straight Razor Maintenance

September 4th, 2013 § 0

Practitioners of classic shaving should be all too familiar with the painful embarrassment that blunt razor blades can inflict on their faces. As a result, it is no coincidence that practitioners have come up with all manner of methods to help them maintain a sharp edge on their razors, with one method being the practice of stropping. Although said practice was once limited to professional barbers in their barbershops, modern consumers have access to all of the tools and supplies needed to strop a razor blade from the comfort of their own homes. » Read the rest of this entry «