Calling All Mo Bros

Calling All Mo Bros

Movember History  In 2003, two friends came up with the idea to bring back the moustache, aka the mo, while having a drink at a local pub in Australia. After they convinced 30 men to participate with great success, they were inspired to do more. The following year, they expanded their project to a fundraising campaign, raising awareness, and proceeds, for men’s health, the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA). Expanding to Canada and the United States in 2007, the…

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…

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…

Learn how to start geocaching for fun

Learn how to start geocaching for fun

Scavenger hunting is fun – some like to pick through garages and dumpsters, but if you’ve got a GPS handy, you can go geocaching. Don’t compare it to hunting for Pokemon. This is much better. If you like exploring, hiking, searching for hidden clues, and are a decent navigator, it might be the hobby for you. Did we mention that it’s pretty much free? The goal: find hidden containers called geocaches with the help of a smartphone or GPS, then…

A New Hobby: Learning to Sail

A New Hobby: Learning to Sail

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(This is part 2 in our new travel series. Read part 1 here.) Sailing is an ancient pastime that mankind has enjoyed since we first started lashing logs together to form basic rafts. And although modern boats are a little more complicated to man, the essence of the sport remains the same: an open body of water, the sea air, and a kind of freedom that doesn’t come in any other way. This association with freedom and the wide open ocean…

Be the Ultimate Cottage Guest

Be the Ultimate Cottage Guest

Wrangled yourself an invite to someone’s cottage this year? Nice one. You must be doing (or did) something right. Read our list and tips and tricks to be the best temporary cottager you can be and guarantee a golden return ticket for next year. Staying at someone else’s cottage is almost like moving back home: there are basic rules you should follow if you want to have a harmonious weekend under the same roof. Be gracious, don’t complain, and help…

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…

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…

Moustaches Make the Man – A History of British Facial Hair

Moustaches Make the Man – A History of British Facial Hair

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In late 18th and early 19th century Britain, there were many a well-groomed dapper dandy roaming the streets of London – gents who placed a lot of importance on their physical appearance, spoke with distinction and partook in leisurely hobbies. Men’s facial hair has gone in and out of favour since the beginning of time, but in the 18th century being clean-shaven was the ideal. New developments in razor materials like steel meant sharper, more durable razors. Men began dabbling in…

New Years New Beards: Our Top Resolutions for a Great 2017

New Years New Beards: Our Top Resolutions for a Great 2017

It’s January, and that means it’s time to get to work on our New Years Resolutions. And yes, just because last year we only lasted three days at the gym doesn’t mean that we should stop trying. Who could have predicted that we’d be allergic to our own sweat? Even the doctor says we’re better off on the couch. Now, we’ve all heard the cliche resolutions – lose weight, eat better. But isn’t there a better, more lasting path to…

Movember 2016: Ready, Set, Shave…

Movember 2016: Ready, Set, Shave…

Ready, Set, Shave… Then grow your fiercest ‘stache possible. Ah, Movember: a time to let your man hair down, or more specifically grow out – all for a good cause and to make the Ron Burgundys and Burt Renolds of the world proud. The moustache is to men’s health what the pink ribbon is to breast cancer research. Since 2003, millions of people have participated in the movement, raising more than $676 million and funding over 1,000 projects through impact…