Brand Spotlight – Manopoulos Chess & Backgammon

Brand Spotlight – Manopoulos Chess & Backgammon

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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

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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…

Brand Spotlight – FiammettaV

Brand Spotlight – FiammettaV

Luxury marble manufacturer, FiammettaV, is a popular Italian manufacture of home goods. Known for its unique designs and exclusive materials, the Fiammetta V home collection is filled with exceptional pieces with rich historical roots.  HISTORY Duchess Maria Beatrice d’Este gave the Vanelli family permission to excavate Carrara marble in 1818. The Vanelli family soon became synonymous with European marble, as their work has appeared in popular and important European capitals since the 19th century.  Aldo Vanelli officially acquired the Vanelli family quarry,…

Benefits of Sea Salt Grooming Products

Benefits of Sea Salt Grooming Products

Experience the fresh scent and relaxing atmosphere of an ocean breeze anytime of year with sea salt infused grooming products. Rich in anti-inflammatory properties, sea salt naturally heals and soothes, making it an ideal inclusion for skincare and grooming products.   FOR SKIN  With its rich antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, sea salt’s natural abundance helps restore and maintain skin’s health. It is also recommended for those with skin sensitivities as it reduces irritation and has been proven to soothe discomfort of common skin conditions…

How to Minimize Ingrown Hairs

How to Minimize Ingrown Hairs

Small but mighty, and equally as painful, ingrown hairs are a common source of shaving discomfort. Extremely common, ingrown hairs are caused by hair that grows into ski rather than the surface of skin. They can be caused by shaving or clogged pores and are more common in those with coarse and curly hair.   Minimizing Ingrown Hairs  A simple way to reduce the frequency of ingrown hairs is by maintaining a proper cleansing routine. Daily face washing eliminates the buildup…

Brand Profile: 4th of July Edition

Brand Profile: 4th of July Edition

Happy 4th! This Independence Day, we’re highlighting some of the American brands we carry. Checkout the ABC’s of American grooming and shaving brands from across the US.   Anthony Based in New York City, Anthony has been developing their specialized formulas exclusively for men for over a dozen years. The collection is enriched with natural ingredients and of the products are allergy tested and never tested on animals.  Barrister & Mann  Founded by Will Carius in 2013 as a solution to…

Made in Canada

Made in Canada

Our nation’s 153rd birthday is just days away. We’re getting ready to celebrate with many of the Canadian brands and products featured on our website. Be it shaving or grooming, there’s a Canadian-made solution that is right for you! Featured Brands Crown Shaving Co. Traditional shaving creams and lotions, along with newer addition like colognes and eau de perfumes make up the Crown Shaving Co. collection. With a barbershop in operation since 1965, the family run business offers quality products…