Choosing the ‘Write’ Fountain Pen

Choosing the ‘Write’ Fountain Pen

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With computers, cell phones, tablets and a million other devices, the art of writing with a pen and paper seems to be fading. We think it’s time to renew the love of writing and for everyone to embrace the use of a fountain pen. Fountain Penefits First patented by American Lewis Waterman 1884, the modern fountain pen comes in all different styles, price points, and has many benefits (related: Are these Europe’s Best Fountain Pens?) They feel good when you’re writing. You…

Surprise Him: Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Men

Surprise Him: Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Men

Gifts for guys that ensure (or encourage) them to stay organized, well groomed and smell good. All Heart Klar’s Heart-Shaped Rose Blossom Soap is a chiselled, dense heart-shaped soap that’s seductive with its delicate rose petal fragrance. When he’s in the shower lathering away, he’ll be holding your heart in his hands… and smell great afterwards. Made from organic ingredients. Great for sensitive skin. That Bag’s the Bomb Perfect for overnighters within the city limits, resorting in the Muskokas or…

Our Favorite Things From 2016

Our Favorite Things From 2016

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It’s been an exciting year at Fendrihan HQ. And we’re not just talking about Kanye’s new, blond haircut. We’ve had the chance to add a ton of cool, new products. So, we asked our staff to tell us which new items this year most excited them personally – which products they found interesting, intriguing, or worth bringing home to their friends and family. Here’s what they told us:   Laura Product Specialist Modern Avocado Soap – A great small gift idea. I…

Choosing the Right Leather Strop for Your Straight Razor

Choosing the Right Leather Strop for Your Straight Razor

Chances are good that you’ve seen a barber using his strop, either in the movies or while you’ve sat in the chair; he deftly sharpens and polishes his straight razor to perfection, ready for use. But these leather accessories aren’t just for barbers and movie stars. If you have a straight razor, you should also be using a strop at home to keep your blades in tiptop shaving shape. With repeated use the blade of any razor gets dull; after honing…

Health Myths #412 The Best Shaving Brush is a Silvertip Brush

Health Myths #412 The Best Shaving Brush is a Silvertip Brush

When it comes to shaving brushes, the silvertip badger rules. Soft, luxurious, and natural, it’s an ancient tradition. It’s the best choice of brush for any shaver, right? Well, not exactly. Myth: Silvertip Badger is Always the Best Choice of Brush – FALSE This one’s a tricky myth to tackle, because at first blush it, it’s actually true. Silvertip badger hair shaving brushes are made with the highest grade of badger hair, and they often have the highest level of craftsmanship and…

Comb-o Arigato: Choosing the Right Comb for Your Hair

Comb-o Arigato: Choosing the Right Comb for Your Hair

  Maybe you prefer to use a ‘comb-over’ a brush (get it?) – for everything from the top of your head to the tips of your beard and moustache. Combs are made from various materials these days so which one is best? It depends on preference and budget – and if you want to keep your hair looking healthy. Let’s go over the different materials with a fine tooth comb…   Acetate Combs These kinds are seamless and tend to…

Military Style Hair Brushes for Men

Military Style Hair Brushes for Men

  To a lot of guys, when they think of hair brushes the first thing that comes to mind is something with bristles, a handle, and a lot of their wife’s hair. But for men’s shorter hair, sometimes a more traditional design can have better results, and that’s where the military hair brush comes in. So what is a military hair brush? And can you only get one if you enlist? Luckily, a rank in the army isn’t required for…

Open or Closed Comb: Choosing a Safety Razor

Open or Closed Comb: Choosing a Safety Razor

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One of the first thing a new wet shaving enthusiast often notices is the extreme selection available to him. Luckily for us, dozens of companies now make razors in all shapes, sizes, and levels of aggressiveness. But when that multiplicity of choice starts to overwhelm us, it can be hard to know which way to go. What are all those little teeth? Why do I need a comb for my face? A lot of people believe that open comb razors can be…

Gel vs Pomade vs Wax vs Hair Cream vs Hair Tonic vs Clay: Choosing the Right Hair Styling Product

Gel vs Pomade vs Wax vs Hair Cream vs Hair Tonic vs Clay: Choosing the Right Hair Styling Product

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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 fast. A lot of ingredients are shared among pomades…

Safety Razor Blade Frequently Asked Questions

Safety Razor Blade Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve already written about the best way to choose a razor blade for your double edged safety razor here, but it’s a topic worth revisiting, because the razor is such an integral part of your shave. And there’s always more to say! We’ve compiled some of our most frequently received safety razor blade questions, and their answers (although, of course, these are our opinions, and the answers can differ for everyone!) Q: What’s the best safety razor blade for sensitive…

Shaving Sets Inspired by Maple Trees

Shaving Sets Inspired by Maple Trees

It’s not every day that a shaving set captures our imagination, but we’ve created for new items that we can’t stop thinking about. Handmade in Germany to the highest standards, these wet shaving sets are all slightly different, but each one is perfect in its own way. Prefer Fusion over Mach3? We’ve got a set for that. A fan of the traditional safety razor? We’re with you there. Got questions? Just click on any set for more information. Happy shaving!