Coloring Your Beard or Moustache:Time To Dye-Pt 1

  Ahh, sweet vanity, how we all at some level, succumb to thee. I love my facial hair and I am assuming you do as well since you are reading this article…that is, your own facial hair and not mine. Unless this is Troy – If this is Troy, BACK OFF ALREADY! Is a restraining […]

Do It Yourself Shaving Brush Mount

The shaving brush, a key component in the wet shave but often overlooked by the novice. When one first hops into the world of traditional shaving your eyes and senses are usually taken captive by the abundance razors out there antique and new, second to the razor is probably the soap options, and then your […]

How To Realistically Use Moustache Wax For A Natural Look

Join Douglas Smythe as he demystifies the handlebar moustache! Most gents over kill their cookie duster with moustache wax…it need not be that way. The trick is to wear a handlebar that looks natural not shiny and insectoid.

Renaissance Man: Five Domestic Skills That Every Man Should Know

While most men might consider themselves to be independent, they’re probably lacking certain domestic skills. In order to be considered a true renaissance man around the home, there are 5 domestic skills that every adult male should possess. As trivial as they may seem, they all help to define true independence. Cooking Outside The Box […]

2016: The Year of The Wet Shaving Meet Up – A How To

This is the year we bring our virtual “fraternity” into reality. This is the year we share our wet shaving endeavors, show off our collections, trade soaps, and sample aftershaves. This is the year we teach each other how to hone and trade different blades. This is the year of the wet shaving meet up. […]

How To Wet Shave – A No Frills Video Guide For The Noob

New to wet shaving? Can’t figure out how to load a DE Blade into your razor? Don’t know your YMMV from your SOTD…Doug’s got you covered. In this vid Douglas Smythe lays down the real basics to wet shaving, enough to get you going and getting a damn fine shave! This is not the be […]

Etiquette in Social Media Groups, Please: 5 Helpful Questions

  I apologize in advance if this blog post offends anyone; as a Canadian who’s perpetuating a stereotype, I’m apologizing gratuitously! Sowreeeee! Haha. I’ve joined several shaving-related Facebook groups, Google communities, bulletin boards, and a couple of Reddit forums since falling into traditional wet shaving a year and a half ago. Over time, I’ve gravitated […]

How To Use Preshaves – Oils, Balms and Soaps!

  There seems to be a lot of confusion with all the preshave options we now have on the wet shaving scene. So much so I get some pretty frustrating emails….options are a good thing people, preshave and rejoice! To answer all the questions you could ever have on the subject I created a short, […]

How To Make Shims For DE Safety Razor (Using Multiple Material)

  Sometimes we get a razor, be it vintage or modern that really is up to snuff on our faces. It can be a tad depressing, especially if it was a “Holy Grail” razor that you have been chasing for awhile. We I am here to tell you that all hope is not lost! If […]

Hunting In The Wild – Antiquing For Vintage Razors 101

There is nothing like that Indiana Jones’ feeling you get from finding your first vintage razor in “The Wild”. For me that feeling started with a $3 Gillette blue tip super speed. I still get that tingle every time and that’s  what keeps me on my quest. Hunting for razors has become so much more […]

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