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!

Brickell: The Unrivaled Anti-Aging Cream

Brickell: The Unrivaled Anti-Aging Cream

As a company whose main focus was men’s skincare, Brickell’s founder, Josh Meyer had to devote months of his time toward skin-health research. The business idea was spawned when Meyer’s significant other drew his attention to small wrinkles forming around his eyes; at the time, Meyer was only in his late twenties, and it had him concerned. Realizing that he was young and without a large selection of skin care products to rely on, he decided it was time to…

The Spartan Bathroom: Low-Waste Living

The Spartan Bathroom: Low-Waste Living

Purchasing a luxury grooming accessory is always a pleasant experience: the smooth feel in your hands, the striking visual design. But it’s also rewarding because you’ve just invested in a tool that’s built to last. With environmental urgencies at the fore of our collective conscience, it feels good to foster low-waste habits and to live with an eye toward sustainability. And well-manufactured grooming accessories, like double-edged safety razors and straight razors, are just the tip of the iceberg. Below, we’ve…

The Allure of Artisanal Shaving Accessories

The Allure of Artisanal Shaving Accessories

When it comes to shaving, aesthetics and workmanship are often the most important factors for buyers of men’s grooming supplies. Much like with old architecture, great satisfaction can be found in shaving accessories that are creatively original and built with the utmost structural integrity. While the dawn of plastic disposable razors marked a significant plummet in product quality and artistic design, the past few years have seen a renewed interest in artisanal shaving implements. The term, “Artisan,” designates a single…