How To Handle Baldness Like A Man

How To Handle Baldness Like A Man

As Jason Racz once said, “Bald is the new black.” While many might disagree with this confident claim, many gentlemen have embraced the bare-headed look. Male pattern baldness results from a genetic predisposition, and the hair loss is the product of male sex hormones. Typically, you’ll see a receding hairline and thinning hair on the crown of the head. There are a number of styling techniques and products available that can help spruce your hair up, making it look fuller….

Fendrihan Staff Favourites

Fendrihan Staff Favourites

The world of wet-shaving can be overwhelming to newcomers: distinguishing between razors requires some technical expertise, and sifting through all the oils, creams, and soaps is a recipe for decision fatigue. Not only that, but there’s a horde of lifestyle items that, to the new shopper, may all look the same. To show you to some of the best products on the market, we’ve interviewed our staff here, at Fendrihan, to see what works for them: John, our veteran wet…

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…

Brand Spotlight: Iris Hantverk

Brand Spotlight: Iris Hantverk

With a history dating back to 1870, Iris Hantverk is a company that has immersed itself in community betterment ever since its beginnings. In Stockholm, Dr. Axel Beskov founded the Manilla School, which was a workhouse for visually impaired craftsmen, most of whom lived at the workhouse, and this group slowly evolved into what would become Iris Hantverk. Around 20 years later, a congregation of visually impaired craftsmen founded their own organization with the incentive to further integrate the blind…

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…

Finding the Perfect Pocket Knife

Finding the Perfect Pocket Knife

With all the variety we see in pocket knives, deciding which is the right one for you can be a sure headache. Depending on your needs, you may need a multi-purpose knife or a single, trade-specific one. Distinguishing between a cheap and well-made blade can also warrant confusion. Below, we’ve outlined all the specifics to consider when shopping for your perfect blade. Fixed Blade vs. Folding Blade While knives with fixed blades are by and far the strongest, they’re not…

Maintaining the Perfect Beard

Maintaining the Perfect Beard

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  It’s easy to get confused with all the different beard products you’ll find on store shelves. And, to make matters even more baffling, no one pictures the prototypical rugged, bearded man as part of a community of fops, excited to buy fancy grooming products. But, if you’re a modern man who likes to wear a beard, while still maintaining a clean and somewhat refined look, then it’s good to know the differences between these products, as they can be…

5 Ways Being Clean-Shaven Improves Your Life

5 Ways Being Clean-Shaven Improves Your Life

In this age of hipsters and free-thinking outdoors-men, beards have gained overwhelming popularity. But there’s still something to be said for the man who is clean-shaven. In fact, there’s a lot to be said. Here are 5 ways that being clean-shaven improves your life: (1) The Women Love It Sure, beards may be in right now, but when you’re in intimate quarters with a lady, she won’t be enjoying abrasive facial hair against her pristine skin. It’s just gross. Plus, the…

Ockham’s Razor: Opting for Shaving Simplicity in the Wild

Ockham’s Razor: Opting for Shaving Simplicity in the Wild

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Whether you’re backpacking, camping, or survival training, a time will come when you must decide: will you or will you not shave while in the wild? While some men like to valiantly immerse themselves in the experience of the outdoors, letting their beards grow, others find that shaving can be a way to centre themselves and maintain basic hygiene in the midst of gritty conditions. And some find that beards are problematic for sensitive skin, leaving their faces with a…

How Our Ancestors Did It: Shaving Through History

How Our Ancestors Did It: Shaving Through History

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The dawn of shaving is shrouded in mystery: no one quite knows its exact beginning, and its cultural meaning ebbs and flows with time and location. We do know, however, that the shaving ritual is long-standing, appearing in the far reaches of human history. In prehistoric cave paintings, men are depicted with shorn facial hair, using seashells to tweeze away beards one cuticle at a time, and shearing with shark teeth or roughhewn flint knives. While it’s easy to imagine…

Are Straight Razor Shaves Legal in North America?

Are Straight Razor Shaves Legal in North America?

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  Many modern men have a perennial attraction to the old-fashioned barbershop experience, and one of the touchstones of barbershop quality has always been the straight razor shave. Though extravagant in today’s shaving world, it is part and parcel with the old men’s tradition, and many still go in search of it. Barbers who provide straight shaves are less commonplace today, but the tradition is still very much alive. Only licensed barbers are permitted to give customers straight shaves, and…

Fendrihan’s 2015 Top Ten Gifts for Men

Fendrihan’s 2015 Top Ten Gifts for Men

  It’s 2015 and we’re all shopping this holiday season. Here are our Top Ten suggestions for what to buy that man in your life. Or go ahead, pamper yourself. You deserve it!   1. Cervo Vittorio Leather Messenger Bag, Cognac This handsome Italian designer bag is the ideal gift for the office working man. Even with all of its old world charm, it fits seamlessly into a modern context. Witness the communion of luxury and practicality by owning this charming…