Shaving Terms A-Z

Shaving Terms A-Z

If you’ve just entered the world of wet-shaving, don’t be overwhelmed by all the new terminology. Here’s a quick reference guide for the most popular shaving terms. A – Z Badger: The most popular type of shaving brush bristle, badger bristles range from frim to soft and help generate a rich and luscious lather.  Blooming:Refers to softening soap. When a soap is ‘bloomed,’ it is submerged in water before being used to lather. Boar:The coarsest types of bristle, boar is…

National Barber Day!

National Barber Day!

September 16th is National Barber Day – a day to recognize barbers and appreciate their work!  How much do you know about barbers? Checkout the interesting facts below!  Fun Facts Dating back to the Bronze Age, the art of barbering was performed only by the most skilled individuals.  ‘Barber’ is derived from the Roman (Latin) word ‘barba,’ meaning ‘beard.’ Barbering services can be traced back to 5000 B.C. using instruments made from oyster shells or sharpened flint. During the Roman Empire, barber poles represented “barber-surgeons” who performed…

Winter Pairings

Winter Pairings

We’re halfway through winter but we know there’s more cold weather ahead. To warm up our grooming routine, we’re pairing our favourite winter fragrances to help you spice up your seasonal shave.  Wood & Spice For exotic fragrances, try mixing products with woody and spicy notes that create warm, rich blends.  Fendrihan Sandalwood Shaving Cream + Taylor of Old Bond Street Mr. Taylors Aftershave Splash Proraso Shaving Cream, Wood & Spice + Floris London Aftershave, Elite Tobacco & Bourbon Warm yet sweet, a tobacco…

Razors: Safety, Electric or Cartridge?

Razors: Safety, Electric or Cartridge?

When looking for a close, smooth shave, what’s your go-to razor? Do you reach for an electric, cartridge, or safety razor?  While each type of razor has its own benefits, a safety razor is our top choice for achieving the closest, irritation-free, shave.  The Quick Fix – Electric Razors  Preferred for convenience and ease of use, electric razors can be used by just about anyone and require little to no pre-shave care. Suitable for dry skin, electric shaving gets the…

Tallow vs. Glycerin Shaving Soap

Tallow vs. Glycerin Shaving Soap

When it comes to shaving soap, it can be hard to choose between types, brands, and fragrances. We’re breaking down the basics of tallow and glycerin shaving soaps. Some users don’t notice too much of a difference while others find it difficult to find similarities between the two. While there are many sub-categories within the two (triple-milled, vegan, etc.), we’re looking only at the basics. Try one of each and let us know what you think!  Tallow-Based Tallow is one of…

Here’s How to Get A Perfect Lather

Here’s How to Get A Perfect Lather

This is it. You’re ready to wet shave and have everything planned out. You select your favourite brush and new soap and begin to patiently swirl your brush for that rich, creamy lather you’ve been dreaming of. Your excitement quickly grows into frustration, displeasure, and annoyance, as you can’t seem to get the right consistency. You decide to try again the next day only to have the same results. It does not have to be like that.   So then what’s the secret to…

The BEST Safety Razors

The BEST Safety Razors

We’ve listed our best-selling models to help you compare, contrast, and hopefully make an informed decision, when selecting your next safety razor.  It’s no surprise that a handful of brands dominate the top 10 spots on our best-selling list. Quality, performance, and durability are common features you’ll find in the top models. Here are the BEST safety razors, according to our customers:   10. Parker 99R Barber pole Double-Edge Razor, Butterfly Opening  “Hefty, well built, solid and an extremely close shave.” – William   …

Open vs. Closed Comb Safety Razors

Open vs. Closed Comb Safety Razors

One of the most popular inquiries we receive from wet shavers is whether they should purchase an open or closed comb model. While open comb razors tend to be more aggressive, there are aggressive closed comb razors too. In deciding which model is best for you, be sure to know the facts and do your research. Check out our comparison below to help you get started.  Closed Comb  The more popular of the two types, closed comb safety razors have…

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…

Win an Henri et Victoria Shaving Brush and Kent Mug

Win an Henri et Victoria Shaving Brush and Kent Mug

We’re well into the Christmas season, now, and that means stress. Too much eggnog is leaving us feeling bloated and heavy. That’s why this we’re we’re lightening the load for one lucky winner. To welcome the arrival of our wonderful new Henri et Victoria shaving line, we’re giving away a brand new Henri et Victoria shaving brush, and a Kent shaving mug. Contest begins Wednesday, December 14 and ends December 23, 2016. Enter below for your chance to win. All…

CANADIANS: Win an Henri et Victoria Shaving Brush and Kent Mug

CANADIANS: Win an Henri et Victoria Shaving Brush and Kent Mug

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We’re well into the Christmas season, now, and that means stress. Too much eggnog is leaving us feeling bloated and heavy. That’s why this we’re we’re lightening the load for one lucky winner. To welcome the arrival of our wonderful new Henri et Victoria shaving line, we’re giving away a brand new Henri et Victoria shaving brush, and a Kent shaving mug. Contest begins Wednesday, December 14 and ends December 23, 2016. Enter below for your chance to win. All…