A New Hobby: Learning to Sail

A New Hobby: Learning to Sail

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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 same: an open body of water, the sea air, and a kind of freedom that doesn’t come in any other way. This association with freedom and the wide open ocean…

Cigar Box Giveaway #4 – Father’s Day Edition

Cigar Box Giveaway #4 – Father’s Day Edition

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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 contacted each Thursday and a new gift box will be posted every Friday. Enter often for your chance to win.   Cigar Box Giveaway – Father’s Day Edition

Be the Ultimate Cottage Guest

Be the Ultimate Cottage Guest

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 almost like moving back home: there are basic rules you should follow if you want to have a harmonious weekend under the same roof. Be gracious, don’t complain, and help…

Weekly Giveaway #3 – Win a Cigar Box with Samples

Weekly Giveaway #3 – Win a Cigar Box with Samples

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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 customers, and the concensus was clear: give us more ways to enter! So, you asked and we listened. Each box will be different so be sure to enter often. Enter…

Weekly Giveaway #2 – Win a Cigar Box with Samples

Weekly Giveaway #2 – 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 Visit us on Facebook Visit us on Instagram Each box will be different so be sure to enter often. Enter week two’s contest below: Cigar Box Giveaway #2

New Weekly Contest – Win a Cigar Box with Samples

New Weekly Contest – 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 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 Visit…

Win a Gentleman’s Daily Essentials Kit

Win a Gentleman’s Daily Essentials Kit

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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 smell as great as you look. Enter now for up to four (4) ways to win! Please note that this contest is currently only open to our international customers. A Gentleman’s…

Made in Italy; A Look Into Italian Shave Culture

Made in Italy; A Look Into Italian Shave Culture

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, it’s where friends meet to catch up, watch their favourite soccer team or just hang out. Peak inside any shop and you’ll find the best Italian made shaving products from…

Ruitertassen Bags: Designing Perfection

Ruitertassen Bags: Designing Perfection

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 ensures classic pieces are crafted to perfection and endure every day wear-and-tear. The making of the bag The care and precision that goes into making a Ruitertassen bag is like…

How it’s made: Natural Horn Combs

How it’s made: Natural Horn Combs

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 cups. There are only a few artisans left in the world who continue to manufacture such exquisite items by hand, including Abbeyhorn, the only company still hand-making horn combs in the…

Invest in Ikeuchi

Invest in Ikeuchi

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 and slowly began to export to Europe in the late 1960’s. Today, Ikeuchi products can be found across Europe, North America and Asia thanks to independent and major retailers which…