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(This is part 2 in our new travel series. Read part 1 here.) Sailing is an ancient pastime that mankind has enjoyed since we first started lashing logs together to form basic rafts. And although modern boats are a little more complicated to man, the essence of the sport remains the […]

A New Hobby: Learning to Sail


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Each week we’re giving away a handcrafted Cigar Box with a few of our favourite samples. The next two weeks we’re giving away sets that dad would love, just in time for Father’s Day. The contest begins Friday, May 26th and is open to Canadian and American customers. Winners will be […]

Cigar Box Giveaway #4 – Father’s Day Edition


Wrangled yourself an invite to someone’s cottage this year? Nice one. You must be doing (or did) something right. Read our list and tips and tricks to be the best temporary cottager you can be and guarantee a golden return ticket for next year. Staying at someone else’s cottage is […]

Be the Ultimate Cottage Guest



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Welcome to Week 3 in our cigar box giveaway series! The contest begins Friday, May 19th and is open to Canadian and American customers. Winners will be contacted each Thursday and a new gift box will be posted every Friday. Last week, we received a lot of feedback from our […]

Weekly Giveaway #3 – Win a Cigar Box with Samples


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Our series of weekly giveaways continues. The contest begins Friday, May 12th and is open to Canadian and American customers. Winners will be contacted each Thursday and a new gift box will be posted every Friday. There will be three (3) ways to enter and win: Follow us on Twitter […]

Weekly Giveaway #2 – Win a Cigar Box with Samples


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We’re excited to announce our new series of weekly giveaways! For the next few months, we’ll be giving away beautifully handcrafted wood or paper covered cigar boxes with a few samples of our favourite products. The contest begins Friday, May 5th and is open to Canadian and American customers. Winners […]

New Weekly Contest – Win a Cigar Box with Samples



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We believe that a gentleman should always be prepared. And that includes being properly put together whenever you leave the house. That’s why we’re giving away a hand-stitched, American-made leather wallet from Benjamin’s Pocket. And that’s not all: a Taylor of Old Bond Street Gentleman’s Aftershave will ensure that you […]

Win a Gentleman’s Daily Essentials Kit


There’s more to Italy than fashion, food and wine. Italy’s shaving culture is deeply rooted in history and is among the best in the world. Walking into any Italian barbershop is just as much about the experience as it is the shave itself. A daily ritual for most Italian men, […]

Made in Italy; A Look Into Italian Shave Culture


Synonymous with quality and longevity, a Ruitertassen is the bag of choice for professionals. Established by Jacob de Ruiter of Belgium in 1925, and initially designed for teachers, Ruitertassen bags cater to professionals of all ages who seek functionality and efficiency over fashion. The company’s “Buy it for Life” philosophy […]

Ruitertassen Bags: Designing Perfection



Perhaps the first thing that comes to mind when the topic of horns come up is a pair of fighting stags. And although these marvellous animals are the original source of horn, this natural fiber has been used for centuries to create handcrafted products, including brushes, combs, and even drinking […]

How it’s made: Natural Horn Combs


In today’s world of mass production, it’s challenging to find quality products that are made using only pure materials, and natural processes. Japan’s Ikeuchi Organic Inc. has been doing both and has redefined the traditional manufacturing process. Established in 1953 by Tadao Ikeuchi, the company began production in a bonded factory […]

Invest in Ikeuchi


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With computers, cell phones, tablets and a million other devices, the art of writing with a pen and paper seems to be fading. We think it’s time to renew the love of writing and for everyone to embrace the use of a fountain pen. Fountain Penefits First patented by American Lewis Waterman […]

Choosing the ‘Write’ Fountain Pen