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.

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…

A Sub-Zero Tropical Paradise

A Sub-Zero Tropical Paradise

About this time of year, with February on the horizon, and the promise of more snow and colder temperatures, you might be planning to escape to warmer, sunnier climates. Or not. Some of us aren’t so lucky, but have found a way to cope with the winter blues by incorporating a bit of sunshine into a tropical-inspired grooming routine. It’s all in the choice of products; with a bit of sea salt, bay rum, and limes, you only need to…

New Weekly Contest – Win a Cigar Box with Samples

New Weekly Contest – Win a Cigar Box with Samples

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We’re excited to announce our new series of weekly giveaways! For the next few months, we’ll be giving away beautifully handcrafted wood or paper covered cigar boxes with a few samples of our favourite products. The contest begins Friday, May 5th and is open to Canadian and American customers. Winners will be contacted each Thursday and a new gift box will be posted every Friday. There will be three (3) ways to enter and win: Follow us on Twitter Visit…

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…

How it’s made: Natural Horn Combs

How it’s made: Natural Horn Combs

Perhaps the first thing that comes to mind when the topic of horns come up is a pair of fighting stags. And although these marvellous animals are the original source of horn, this natural fiber has been used for centuries to create handcrafted products, including brushes, combs, and even drinking cups. There are only a few artisans left in the world who continue to manufacture such exquisite items by hand, including Abbeyhorn, the only company still hand-making horn combs in the…

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…

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…

Seep the benefits of Sea Sponges

Seep the benefits of Sea Sponges

Better than a loofa or a mere washcloth, which can harbor a lot of bacteria and funk over time, natural sea sponges work hard to help keep you clean. What is a Sea Sponge? Extracted from the floor of the ocean, sea sponges are multi-celled organisms classified as animals! Since they grow and reproduce similar to plants, they can also be considered vegan friendly. It circulates water and absorbs nutrients and oxygen through its body of pores and channels. There…

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!