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…

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 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…

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…

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…

The Straight Razor Story: Dramatic Shaving Scenes in Cinema

The Straight Razor Story: Dramatic Shaving Scenes in Cinema

  Shaving scenes in cinema have borne a special, dramatic weight since the very beginnings of the Silver Screen. Who would have guessed that the quotidian affair of simple grooming would find itself spread so broadly across cinema? Brisk coming-of-age scenes, solitary moments of despair, and even characters embroiled in heated moments of crime. The razor itself can act as a Chekhov’s Gun, hinting at mistrust between lovers, or as a symbol of consummated love. It’s often in those moments…

Scissors skills you need to trim your beard

Scissors skills you need to trim your beard

Scissors skills you need to trim your beard Trimming your beard with scissors isn’t easy – it takes time and patience to master the art. You need the right tools, and given the hard to reach areas around the moustache and under the chin, a steady hand as well. You may make mistakes along the way, that happens to the best beardsmen, but like anything, over time and with practice, you’ll become a scissor master and enjoy the most accurate…

5 steps to Growing the Perfect Beard (For Beginners)

5 steps to Growing the Perfect Beard (For Beginners)

Men grow beards, always have, always will. Some appear to do it with effortless ease, while for others it may be more of a struggle. Some men are blessed with super beard growing genes, while others struggle with patchy beards or other beard growing issues. However, regardless of your ability to grow a beard, if you’ve decided it’s time to attempt your first, here are the five steps you should follow to give it the best chance possible of reaching…