Brand Spotlight: Silvine Originals

Brand Spotlight: Silvine Originals

“Understated, simple, and classic.” These are the three defining features of the Silvine Original Notebook collection. Reviving an original British treasure, the Silvine Originals brings elegance and simplicity back to writing.  Photo taken from Silvine Originals.  HISTORY & STYLE In operation for over 175 years, Silvine Originals and has been producing stationary for over six generations. With a rich history, the Silvine notebook was historically used by tradesmen, such as carpenters and builders, designers, butchers, shopkeepers and more for sketching…

La Bella Italia

La Bella Italia

Exploring cities around the world is something we love doing to bring you rare and exclusive products. Travelling allows us to do much more than curate beautiful items; it allows us to understand the history and culture of the items we offer. Our latest trip was to Milan, Italy where we were fully embraced Italian lifestyle. We were also in search of new products to add to our existing Italian collection which features brands such as Farmacia Santissima Annunziata, Omega,…

History of Sandalwood

History of Sandalwood

Warm earth tones with spicy notes and a rich woodsy scent combine to create an exotic yet familiar fragrance known as sandalwood. As one of the most, if not the most, popular fragrance for men’s shaving and grooming products, the sandalwood scent can be found in almost every collection of men’s grooming products. So exactly what about it makes it so popular? We took a look into its history to find out why it has such an esteemed reputation. Where…

Happy Thanksgiving America!

Happy Thanksgiving America!

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Happy Thanksgiving America We have many things to be thankful for, including our fantastic American neighbors. We’re giving away SEVEN prize packs to celebrate Thanksgiving with them. Each prize will be different and feature great products from a few different brands. We’ll even throw in some Fendrihan swag and package it in a really cool cigar box. The contest begins on Friday, November 17th and is open to American residents only.  Enter now for your chance to win! Good luck to all. Thanksgiving Giveaway – US

Weekly Giveaway #6 – Win a Cigar Box with Samples

Weekly Giveaway #6 – Win a Cigar Box with Samples

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Another week and another chance to win a great prize pack! The contest begins Friday, June 9th and is open to Canadian and American customers. Winners will be contacted each Thursday and a new gift box will be posted every Friday. We’ve added more ways to enter so you can increase your chances of bringing home some great products. Each box will be different so be sure to enter often using the ways listed below. Good luck! Cigar Box Giveaway #4

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…

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…

Win a Fendrihan Stainless Steel Mk II Safety Razor

Win a Fendrihan Stainless Steel Mk II Safety Razor

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Imagine one afternoon, you’re exploring the attic and you find a dusty box hidden under some old clothes. Inside are a pair of antique razors… they belonged to your grandfather. You dust off the box, and hold the razors in your hands. You can just imagine him shaving when he was young. It’s a legacy that’s hard to create in our disposable age… but not impossible.  It’s rare for us to be this excited about the launch of a new…

Shaving Cream versus Shaving Soap

Shaving Cream versus Shaving Soap

Men all over the globe shave with either a soap or a cream, yet many don’t know the real difference between the two. So, what is the difference? Is one better than the other? Below, we explore this question, so that you’ll have an easier time choosing which one best suits your personal grooming needs. Shaving cream is a softer substance, offering a paste-like consistency, and it’s typically sold in portly hand-sized tubs or tubes. Most wet-shavers use the traditional…