Brand Spotlight: Thiers Issard

Brand Spotlight: Thiers Issard

An iconic brand in the world of wet shaving, Thiers Issard creates straight razors and shaving accessories like no other. Founded in 1884 by Pierre Thiers, Thiers Issard is one of France’s most popular straight razor manufacturers. Their high-quality items are exported to nearly 30 countries worldwide and are synonymous with luxury and quality. Here’s a brief look at some of their stunning pieces.         Browse our collection of Thiers Issard shaving and grooming accessories here.

A look inside the Koh-I-Noor factory

A look inside the Koh-I-Noor factory

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Specializing in luxurious grooming and home décor products, Koh-I-Noor embodies Italian culture with its use of elegant materials, shapes, and colours. Handmade with precision and, Koh-I-Noor’s experienced designers combines style, functionality and innovation, allowing you to bring exceptionally made accessories into your home. Established in 1930, Koh-I-Noor has Slovakian roots. In 1950, the operations and factory were moved to Italy when the company was bought by Italian Carlo Scavini. Koh-I-Noor remains a family-owned business and all items are proudly made…

Haslinger Lookbook

Haslinger Lookbook

Austrian brand, the Haslinger Soap Company was founded by Chemist Georg Haslinger in the 1940’s. The product line is renowned for using only natural ingredients from honey, herbs, essential oils, and medicinal plants, The collection is made in Austria and features novelty items such as beer shampoo and honey soap! A great product for those with sensitive skin. Haslinger is against animal testing. Browse the Haslinger collection here.     

Comparing Merkur Models

Comparing Merkur Models

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Since being patented in the late 1800s, the first safety razor has greatly evolved with brands adding their own signature touches. One brand that has done this exceptionally well is Germany company Merkur. They have continuously built upon their original model, improved engineering, and created an exceptional line of innovative shaving designs in a variety of finishes, styles, and materials. In 2013 DOVO put the Merkur brand name through a revival that included an expanded shaving line, an offering of premium…

Product Spotlight: The Campomaggi Bag

Product Spotlight: The Campomaggi Bag

“Time does not deprive, it enriches.”  -Marco Campomaggi, Founder, Campomaggi This is the philosophy behind the unique and luxurious Italian Campomaggi brand. Founded in 1990, the brand has made a significant impact in the fashion world thanks to its trademark distressed leather bag collection. Inspired by the past and used items, its founder wanted to create something that was not only original and authentic, but that also told a story. He saw perfection in the imperfect thus creating the trademark of…

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…

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…

Scaramouche + Fandango Lookbook

Scaramouche + Fandango Lookbook

Scaramouche + Fandango is putting simplicity back into male grooming. Full of the minerals and vitamins that your body needs, they’re more than just pretty packaging. Their Hair Cream was shortlisted for the Best Male Hair Product in the Pure Beauty awards. Travel-friendly and compact, these high-performance products are all made in the United Kingdom. (See more Scaramouche + Fandango products here)  

Kent Celebrates 240-Year Anniversary

Kent Celebrates 240-Year Anniversary

Kent celebrates 240 years of excellence! Renowned family-owned British business, Kent, is celebrating their 240th year, officially making them the world’s oldest hairbrush manufacturer. Known for their handmade and professional line of brushes, the company continues to dominate the world’s beauty industry thanks to their impeccable reputation and highly sought after quality products. Heightening their reputation is the inclusion of the royal coat of arms on their luxury products as a result of the Royal Warrant given to them by…

How They’re Made: Suwada Nail Clippers

How They’re Made: Suwada Nail Clippers

Most guys have a set of nail clippers in their bathrooms. There’s nothing more off-putting than long, gross, yellow nails. But are you caring for your nails properly? The traditional compound-lever clippers are cheap and easy, but the mechanism smashes down your nail, tearing it and leading to uneven growth. Nail nippers work like scissors, cutting in a straight line. This keeps your nails clean and even, and helps prevent nasty ingrown hairs down the road. If you’ve got thicker…

Brickell: An Innovative Men’s Skincare Company

Brickell: An Innovative Men’s Skincare Company

Down in Miami, where bright, clear days abound, it takes a special strength of the will to resist becoming an avid sun-worshipper. Brickell company founder, Josh Meyer, who grew up under the golden Miami sun, was shocked the first time his girlfriend pointed to fine wrinkles forming on his face. At the time, he was in his late twenties, and it was a strong wake-up call, realizing that he, an active young man, would have to start monitoring how much sun exposure he…