Brand Spotlight: e+m Holzprodukte

Brand Spotlight: e+m Holzprodukte

Early Days Founded by Konrad Ehmann in Nuremberg in 1899, e+m Holzprodukte began is rich history producing nib penholders. Quickly becoming one of the largest manufacturer’s, e+m Holzprodukte gained a strong following for its handmade wooden writing tools and accessories. During World War II, its factory was destroyed, along with years of work and original designs. When production resumed, only a limited number of models were reproduced. Company Revival Seeking to revive the company, Wolfram Mümmler, a member of the family’s…

Brand Spotlight: Clubman Pinaud

Brand Spotlight: Clubman Pinaud

Quality, experience and expertise are just of few of the words synonymous with the Clubman brand. With its exciting history, Clubman has been a staple in the grooming industry for over 200 years. Parisian Origins The Clubman brand began in 1810 with the opening of the House of Ed Pinaud in Paris, by French businessman Ed Pinaud. Offering fine grooming products like the Eau de Quinine, as well as shaving soaps, creams, and colognes. Soon after, Pinaud made his contribution…

Brand Spotlight: Jack Black

Brand Spotlight: Jack Black

Efficient, easy and effective are the principles behind the Jack Black brand. Founded in 2000 out of a desire to create a line of high-performing men’s products by husband and wife, Jeff and Curran Dandurand, and friend Emily Dalton. Jack Black quickly became one of the best-known manufacturers of premium products for men by giving neglected male skin some much needed attention. “Nothing complicated. Nothing cosmetic. Just superior skin care.” The less is more philosophy applies to the Jack Black…

Brand Spotlight: Zew for Men

Brand Spotlight: Zew for Men

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Zew for Men is a natural, pure, and effective grooming line. Using original ingredients and innovative formulations, Zew products offer a deep, yet gentle, cleansing experience for all skin types.   The brand currently offers two lines of natural products that are divided into two categories; cleansing skin and caring for skin. Soaps for face, body, and hair, along with its shaving soap, are part of the charcoal cleansing line that help detoxify skin by absorbing skin impurities, leaving it…

Brand Spotlight – Marram Co.

Brand Spotlight – Marram Co.

Innovative, bold, and modern, Marram Co. is reestablishing men’s love for a classic wet shave. Encouraging men to embrace the practice, their collection of shaving products is effective, efficient, and affordable. Leaving their corporate careers behind, Jude and James Jarvis made it their mission to bring wet shaving back to the forefront of men’s grooming routines. After realizing that men considered shaving to be more of a chore rather than an art-form, they were determined to change this perception. Inspired…

Brand Spotlight – Mucky Ducks

Brand Spotlight – Mucky Ducks

When you’re desperate to find a product that works for your skin, you create your own. That’s just what Elliott Duck did when he founded Mucky Ducks, Men’s Grooming Supply Co. With his own skin sensitives, he was making his own natural grooming products for himself, his close friends and his family. This side project quickly expanded to the Mucky Ducks product line that is proudly made in Toronto, ON. Basing all recipes on natural formulations, Mucky Ducks products are…

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…

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…

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…