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Less Hobo more Hipster

Gentlemen, there is NOTHING attractive about a scraggly beard. If you want to boast about your manliness by growing your facial hair, you need to take care not to look unkempt. Remember: there’s a fine line between hobo and hipster — it lies in the beard. Say you want to join the brotherhood of beards but you’re not exactly Jon Hamm, visit a trusted barber to find out what styles to try, explaining your dilemma. Once you found the style that suits you best, grooming regularly and using the correct products will keep your beard looking epic. A product like beard oil will protect and soften your beard to give it a healthier appearance while moustache wax is specially formulated...

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The Shaving Brush

The Shaving Brush In the 1800s a shaving brush became a status symbol, when the folding-handle straight razor design made it practical for men to shave themselves rather than visit a barber. An expensive brush (badger hair) or eccentric brush with exotic handles (ivory, gold, silver, tortoise shell, crystal, porcelain etc.) was a way of asserting one’s personality or even affluence. Cheaper brushes used boar’s or horse’s hair – the quality of these brushes differed greatly. Badger hair is more flexible and softer than bristle. You can find shaving brushes with pure badger hair (made in Germany) in our Gentlemen’s Corner.  

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