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…

Fitting a Square Soap into a Round Bowl: How to Fit Your Shaving Soap into Your Shaving Bowl

Fitting a Square Soap into a Round Bowl: How to Fit Your Shaving Soap into Your Shaving Bowl

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In a traditional wet shaving routine, you have a razor, a brush, a soap, and a bowl—all pretty simple. But what happens when the soap doesn’t fit the bowl? This can derail your morning shave in one of two ways: Either your soap is too big for the bowl, or your soap is too small for the bowl. Let’s go over the solution to both potential problems. In any situation, the first step is to take preventative measures: Invest in…

How to make the perfect shaving soap lather in 5 steps

How to make the perfect shaving soap lather in 5 steps

Wet shaving takes a time to master, but with patience and practice you can enhance what is already a fantastic shaving experience even further with these simple steps. A well-crafted, rich and full lather will add another dimension to your morning or evening ritual, so the team here at Fendrihan HQ thoroughly recommend you make the effort to learn the skills outlined below to produce the optimum soapy blend. Our good friends at Jack’s Soap weren’t happy with the information…

How to Use Wet-Shaving Products for Gentlemen

How to Use Wet-Shaving Products for Gentlemen

How to Use a Shaving Brush If you are new to wet-shaving, you may need to learn how to use a shaving brush. Fortunately, it’s not very difficult. Here are the basic steps to using your brush. First, make sure you wet it thoroughly by soaking it in warm water for several minutes. Simply rinsing the brush under the sink is insufficient to adequately wet it; soaking is best. Next, Shake off the excess water. Now you are ready to…

What Is the Best Shaving Soap for Men?

What Is the Best Shaving Soap for Men?

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The best shaving soap for men is the one that works best for the individual male. Most men have a few things in common when looking for the perfect product. Everyone wants a thick, rich lather that will lubricate the skin and provide a smooth, close shave without irritation, bumps or razor burn. For some men, that means using a lightly scented soap especially formulated for sensitive skin with ingredients like aloe and green tea. Other men may prefer a…