Ink Cartridges vs Ink Bottles?

Ink Cartridges vs Ink Bottles?

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Photo c/o Kaweco Germany. Traditional and refined, fountain pens give an elegant writing experience for both professional and personal use. We’re often asked for advice when pairing fountain pens with ink cartridge or bottled ink. Deciding between the two is a personal preference but we’ve listed some advantages of each to help you make the best decision. Fountain Pen Ink Cartridges Ink cartridges are small, disposable capsules, that come pre-loaded in a fountain pens. While colour selection may vary, they…

Do I Really Need to Exfoliate My Skin?

Do I Really Need to Exfoliate My Skin?

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Y E S. If you’re not already doing so, exfoliating your skin should be incorporated into your grooming routine.  Why Exfoliate?  Exfoliation is easy to overlook and is often thought to be an added luxury and not something that needs to be done. This is not true. You NEED to exfoliate. Not only does exfoliation help remove oil, dirt, and grime from your skin, it washes away dead skin and opens pores. This results in brighter, younger looking skin, and…

Thanksgiving Giveaway!

Thanksgiving Giveaway!

Happy Thanksgiving Canada! We want to celebrate the Thanksgiving weekend in two special ways; we’re having a Thanksgiving Sale* AND a Thanksgiving Giveaway*. From October 9th to October 16th, save on a number of great product with our Thanksgiving Sale. If you want to enter to win one of 10 great prizes, subscribe to our newsletter. If you’re already subscribed, you’re automatically entered to win. You can win A Floris Eau de Toilette, an Antica Barberia Cologne, a Fendrihan Shaving…

Choosing Between Colognes, Parfums, Eau de Toilettes, and more!

Choosing Between Colognes, Parfums, Eau de Toilettes, and more!

Fragrance choices can be over overwhelming. Eau de parfum, eau de toilette, cologne, even eau de cologne, what’s the difference and how do you know which one to choose? We’ve done the research to clarify the difference among them so you can make the best decision next time you’re shopping for a new fragrance.     The Basics  Different types of fragrances are named to reflect their respective fragrance concentration level. Each formula features a ratio of concentrated fragrance oils, to water and ethanol with each scent ranging from pure concentrated fragrance…

Fendrihan Adjustable Shaving Brush & Razor Stand

Fendrihan Adjustable Shaving Brush & Razor Stand

The Concept A few years ago, we began to develop a shaving stand that would hold hard to fit shaving brushes and safety razors. We were finding that the stands on the market could not hold a large number of shaving brushes in our collection with wider handles. We couldn’t find anything that would work so we began developing our own.  Initial Model  After working through the design process and numerous prototypes, we reached a model that was functional and…

Brand Spotlight – Manopoulos Chess & Backgammon

Brand Spotlight – Manopoulos Chess & Backgammon

Reviving traditional pastime activities, the Manopoulos Company creates exceptional Chess and Backgammon sets. History  Founded by George Manopoulos, the brand reflects his passion for art and artisan talents. Crafting his first set for an art exhibition at the University of Athens, he was inspired to start selling the sets around town. In 1975, he began selling his creations across Greece and Europe before expanding to global distribution in 1985. In 2000, the Manopoulos opened its own production factory merging traditional techniques with modern technology. …

Natural vs. Synthetic Shaving Brushes

Natural vs. Synthetic Shaving Brushes

Every wet shaver knows the value of a quality shaving brush, but finding the best shaving brush can be a challenge. Silvertip, synthetic, boar, or horse hair – which is the best type of shaving brush?  We’d be lying if we said we there is only one BEST type of shaving brush. While some brushes are traditionally considered to be the best, it all depends on what you’re looking for in a brush.   Silvertip Brushes  Silvertip badger hair shaving brushes are…

2020 Back to School Staples

2020 Back to School Staples

You may or may not be heading back to campus this fall but you’ll still need a few basic essentials to help you while studying. Hand Sanitizer A necessity in 2020, ensure your hands are free from bacteria with a quality hand sanitizer. The Rebels Refinery Hand Sanitizer is formulated according to WHO standards and is packaged in a travel-friendly spray bottle. Backpack Whether taking your studies outdoors, going to the library, or studying from home, a durable bag like…

Shaving Soap or Shaving Cream; Which Should You Choose?

Shaving Soap or Shaving Cream; Which Should You Choose?

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When you start your daily shave, do you reach for a shaving soap or a shaving cream? You might not have a preference, or may wonder if it really matters or if there is even a difference between the two.  Shaving soaps and shaving creams can be used interchangeably. There are subtle differences between the two but for the most part, traditional shaving soaps and creams, formulated with quality ingredients, are comparable.  SHAVING SOAP Formula  Shaving soaps, the more traditional…

Comparing Adjustable & Non-Adjustable Safety Razors

Comparing Adjustable & Non-Adjustable Safety Razors

We’re often asked by our customers to compare adjustable and non-adjustable safety razors. Performance, durability, and practicality are some of the key issues customers are looking to compare between the two models. We’ve broken down the basics of adjustable models to help answer all your questions.  What is an adjustable razor?  Adjustable razors are double edge safety razors that allow you to change the aggressiveness of the razor or the degree of blade exposure. This allows the user to find…

Camping Essentials

Camping Essentials

There’s still plenty of time left before the summer camping season comes to an end. If you have a campsite booked in the upcoming weeks, we have some products that can enhance your camping experience.  No showers? No problem. The Walton Wood Farm Waterless Power Shower is designed to give you a good cleanse without needing running water. Use the pump dispenser to apply on skin and rub in until it is dissolved.  Don’t forget the deodorant! A deodorant spray, like the…

Shavette FAQ’s

Shavette FAQ’s

Merging the precision and elegance of a straight razor with the comfort and convenience of a safety razor, shavettes are a top pick for many wet-shavers.  What is a Shavette?  Shavettes are sometimes classified as a type of straight razor. They are similar in style to straight razors but feature a disposable blade rather than a fixed blade. Unlike straight razors, shavettes do not require sharpening or honing prior to use and are a great way to ease into using a straight razor.   How to Use…