Cold Weather Shipping Restrictions

Cold Weather Shipping Restrictions

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Cold, freezing temperatures are on the horizon! With winter weather starting to appear, we want to remind our customers that we will be limiting the number of products available for shipping. Alcohol-free liquids, and some products containing alcohol, have the tendency to freeze during transit which damages products and their packaging. Products including aftershaves, shave balms, facial toners, pen cartridges and ink refills are affected by colder temperatures and will not be available to ship during the winter months. You…

Get Ready for Movember!

Get Ready for Movember!

It’s time to grow your Mo! With just a few days left until the start of November, men worldwide are preparing to grow their facial hair in support of men’s health. Related: Moustache Inspiration Raising funds for men’s health, Movember brings attention to pressing men’s health issues including mental health, suicide prevention, testicular and prostate cancer. FAST FACTS 1 in 9 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime Testicular cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer…

Shaving Terms A-Z

Shaving Terms A-Z

If you’ve just entered the world of wet-shaving, don’t be overwhelmed by all the new terminology. Here’s a quick reference guide for the most popular shaving terms. A – Z Badger: The most popular type of shaving brush bristle, badger bristles range from frim to soft and help generate a rich and luscious lather.  Blooming:Refers to softening soap. When a soap is ‘bloomed,’ it is submerged in water before being used to lather. Boar:The coarsest types of bristle, boar is…

Storing Shaving Soap

Storing Shaving Soap

We’re often asked for tips about storing shaving soap. Should they be covered, uncovered, left in a bowl?  Ultimately the storing method is a personal choice but there are some things you can do to preserve the life of your shaving soaps. Tips for Storing Shaving Soaps: Clean/rinse soap of debris after use.  Allow the soap to air dry after each use and between shaves to prevent mold.  Store soap (wet and dry) in a cool, dry place away from…

Shaving Brush Maintenance Advice by Heinrich L. Thater

Shaving Brush Maintenance Advice by Heinrich L. Thater

The ability to hold water, produce lather, and caress the face can make or break the shave. There’s a good reason why many of our customers eventually work their way up to expensive, silver tip badger brushes – there’s a difference to be had in the material of the brush and its handle. But how do we make sure our shaving brushes are kept in top condition for the shaves ahead? So how do you make sure your brush lasts?…

The Basics of Skin Care

The Basics of Skin Care

Your skin is the largest organ of your body! Your skin also reveals so much about your health, giving insight into your diet and hygiene. More importantly, your skin protects you against the elements like dirt and UV rays and also controls your body temperature, perspiration and more. There are so many ways skin becomes susceptible to damage. For men, shaving alone can cause irritation and inflammation that harm which makes developing a good skin care routine from head to…

Heavy Hitters – Heaviest Safety Razors

Heavy Hitters – Heaviest Safety Razors

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Cover image c/o Dovo/Merkur. What’s the heaviest safety razor you’ve tried? Safety razors range quite a bit in weight, depending on their design and materials used. Typically, you’ll find safety razors weigh between 60-100g (2-3.5 oz). This includes classics like the Merkur 34C, Edwin Jagger’s DE89, Feather’s AS-D2, and the Muhle R89. For those wet-shavers that prefer something with a wider handle and more robust design, there are great heavier options. Shaving with Heavy Razors Heavy safety razors can be…

Summer Fragrance Pairings

Summer Fragrance Pairings

The sun is shining and the weather is sweet. Make sure your grooming routine matches the summer weather! Move away from warm, woodsy scents, and embrace fresh and uplifting fragrances.  LIME For an extra zesty shave or shower, add a lime-scented grooming product that will refresh and invigorate your skin and senses. Some of our favourites are listed below! Captain’s Choice Aftershave – Lime Col. Conk Lime Shaving Soap Geo. F. Trumper Extract of Limes Bath Soap SHOP LIME COCONUT…

Winter Pairings

Winter Pairings

We’re halfway through winter but we know there’s more cold weather ahead. To warm up our grooming routine, we’re pairing our favourite winter fragrances to help you spice up your seasonal shave.  Wood & Spice For exotic fragrances, try mixing products with woody and spicy notes that create warm, rich blends.  Fendrihan Sandalwood Shaving Cream + Taylor of Old Bond Street Mr. Taylors Aftershave Splash Proraso Shaving Cream, Wood & Spice + Floris London Aftershave, Elite Tobacco & Bourbon Warm yet sweet, a tobacco…

2022 Must-Have Grooming Products!

2022 Must-Have Grooming Products!

Each year, new trends and new products hit the market that we’re eager to try. This year, we’ve listed the top grooming and shaving must-haves for 2022! Closed Comb Safety Razors Demand for classic safety razors is on the rise. For smoother, closer shaves, you’ll want to invest in a safety razor. If you’re already a wet-shaver, upgrade your model or try an open comb razor for something a little more aggressive.  Fendrihan Closed Comb Safety Razors Merkur Closed Comb…

Winter Fragrances

Winter Fragrances

Warm up your grooming routine this winter by incorporating inviting, seasonal fragrances into your daily mix. Look for notes of tobacco, vanilla, spices and wood when selecting everything from cologne to shaving soap. We’ve listed some best-sellers below to help you select a new winter fragrance.  Wood / Oud Popular throughout the year, wood inspired fragrances, particularly oud, are ideal for colder months. Offering a perfect balance of spicy and sweet, the wood and wood based scents are warm and…