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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


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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





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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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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



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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