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. …

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Brand Spotlight: Castelbel Porto & Portus Cale

Brand Spotlight: Castelbel Porto & Portus Cale

Crafted in Portugal, Castelbel Porto and Portus Cale are known for their exquisite shaving, grooming and home products.   Castelbel Porto  Castelbel Porto was founded out of a passion for quality. Its founder, Aquiles Barros, was a chemistry professor that headed a manufacturing team producing luxury soap. Within a year of production, his small team of six had enormous success, with a turnover of 150 thousand euros.    The Castelbel collection has a rich history, reflected in its vibrant packaging that celebrates different regions of Portugal. Inspired by…

Gifts Dad Will Love

Gifts Dad Will Love

You might be celebrating Father’s Day a little different this year but, you can still send dad a little gift to let him know you’re thinking about him.   Here are some of our top gift picks for dad this year.   SHAVING ESSENTIALS Give your dad a traditional barbershop experience in the comfort of his own bathroom with a wet-shaving set or some great news saving tools.    Top picks: Fendrihan 4-Piece Wet Shaving Set with Safety Razor and Badger Shaving Brush, Save…

Choosing the Right Hair Styling Product

Choosing the Right Hair Styling Product

Gel, Pomade, Wax, Hair Cream, Hair Tonic or Clay? One of the most confusing thing about modern hair products is their multiplicity: there’s just so many of them! How can you possibly tell which one is right for you? Hair is an important part of your general appearance, and styling products are expensive, so it’s worth taking the time to choose the right one. Most styling products for men can be sorted into broad categories, but they’re not thick and…

Brand Spotlight – Caswell-Massey

Brand Spotlight – Caswell-Massey

America’s oldest consumer brand, Caswell-Massey, is now available at Fendrihan.  History  Caswell-Massey, a traditional American brand, is rooted in history and tradition. Known for its original apothecary remedies, its luxury triple-milled soap collection, and its signature fragrance collection, the brand spans almost three centuries of production.  Established in 1752 in Newport, Rhode Island by Dr. William Hunter, a Scottish doctor, Caswell-Massey is best-known as the creator of the first American Fragrance. Their signature fragrances, including Jockey Club, Newport, and the original Number…

Green Grooming Products for Earth Day!

Green Grooming Products for Earth Day!

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Founded with the mission to educate and mobilize action on environmental protection, this global movement is now observed in over 190 countries. Individuals are challenged to shift their daily behaviours to reduce their impact on the environment. This inlcudes your shaving and grooming routines! We’ve listed a few brands that are committed to environemtal sustainability and sustainable products with limited or no waste.   Wise  Made in Canada, Wise aims to produce natural products for men with ingredients that are diligently…