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Brand Spotlight: S.T. Dupont

Brand Spotlight: S.T. Dupont

Merging luxury and functionality, renowned French designer S.T. Dupont is known for crafting exquisite pieces. Inspired by a simple philosophy, the S.T. Dupont collection reflects the French elegance of “l’art de vivre,” or “the art of living well.” With over 145 years of experience, their exceptionally made, quality items include high-end writing tools with handmade nibs, lighters, and leather accessories. Founded by Simon Tussot Dupont in 1872, an inventor and photographer to Napoleon III, the company was initially a luggage…

Pneumatic Hair Brushes

Pneumatic Hair Brushes

Our customers often ask us to help them choose products from everything from safety razors to hand soap. We’ve received many inquiries about the design of Pneumatic Hair Brush so we thought we’d take some time to set the record straight. By design, pneumatic hair brushes have bristles, made of either wood, boar, metal, or a combination of materials, mounted on rubber or cushioned pad. Underneath this pad is trapped air which gives the brush a soft base for gentle…

Sharpening Stones: Micron & Grit

Sharpening Stones: Micron & Grit

It can be overwhelming, and slightly confusing, picking out the correct sharpening stone. We want to simplify the selection process by making it easier to understand, and identify, the differences between microns and grits. The micron of sharpening stone measures the size of abrasive grain used. The higher the micron, the coarser the stone. In contrast, a stone’s grit represents the overall coarseness of the stone. The lower the grit, the coarser the grit. Choosing the Right Stone COARSE STONES Coarse…

Brand Spotlight – Calena Vegan Organic

Brand Spotlight – Calena Vegan Organic

Calena’s founder, Angelika Böhme grew up collecting herbs and flowers in Bavaria’s Allgäu Mountains with her grandmother. She quickly developed a passion for botany and used her extensive knowledge to establish the natural cosmetic company, Calena, in 1987. All Calena products are handcrafted in small batches using unmodified raw plant materials for natural, and effective, fresh cosmetic products. Calena’s extracts are grown using sustainable organic farming and cultivation practices, accredited by EcoControl. Their pure natural plant extracts and organic palm…

No. 4711; the Magic Potion

No. 4711; the Magic Potion

More than a fragrance, Maurer & Wirtz takes us back in time over 220 years when a unique formulation was given as a wedding gift. A prominent citizen of Cologne, Wilhelm Muelhens, received a recipe from a Roman Catholic monk on the eve of his marriage, and the rest is history. Gifted in 1792, the secret formula, with its enchanting aroma, was an “aqua mirabilis” or miracle water, purported to have surprising curative properties. Originally taken internally, Muelhens embraced the…

FAQ’s – Straight Razor Shaving

FAQ’s – Straight Razor Shaving

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I want to start using a straight razor, what should I do? We get a lot of questions from our customers who want to learn more about the basics of straight razor shaving, so we’ve put together some FAQ’s on straight razor shaving to help! Happy Shaving. Which straight razor should I use? If you’re new to wet-shaving, starting modestly with a 5/8” or a 6/8” blade, like the Boker King Cutter Straight Razor 5/8”, or something similar is ideal. You want…

Valentine’s Day Giveaway

Valentine’s Day Giveaway

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We love our customers and want to show the love this Valentine’s Day. We’re giving away some great products to make you look and feel great on this international day of love. We’ll be giving away four prize packs of luxury and new products that could be yours by telling us what you love about wet-shaving. Prizes include: Floris London Eau de Toilette, Elite (1.7 fl. oz / 50 ml) Crown Shaving Boar Bristle Beard Brush and Beard Comb with…

Brand Spotlight: Silvine Originals

Brand Spotlight: Silvine Originals

“Understated, simple, and classic.” These are the three defining features of the Silvine Original Notebook collection. Reviving an original British treasure, the Silvine Originals brings elegance and simplicity back to writing.  Photo taken from Silvine Originals.  HISTORY & STYLE In operation for over 175 years, Silvine Originals and has been producing stationary for over six generations. With a rich history, the Silvine notebook was historically used by tradesmen, such as carpenters and builders, designers, butchers, shopkeepers and more for sketching…