Chisel Shave Club wasn’t originally on my list for this series, but they should have been. While their competitors Dollar Shave Club and Harry’s have been focusing on undercutting expensive shaving cartridges you’ll find in the store, Chisel is carving out its place as a monthly box for wet-shaving, double-edge safety razor novices.
Continue reading A Tale of 3 Razors, part 3: The High End Shave Club
Well folks, I’ve done it. I recommended a product I shouldn’t have, and it’s time I owned up and told you how Plastc has lost my confidence.
Continue reading Dear Plastc: It’s been nice not knowing you.
Denim has a rich history, both as fabric and as pants. Serge de Nîmes, was the original name fort the fabric, translating to “Fabric from Nîmes,” a City in southern France. Traditionally dyed with indigo, this material was first made in to pants in Genoa: The French word for which is Gênes, and the origin of the word Jeans. Today, both Denim and Jeans are a global industry that reflect the complex trade practices of globalization, although some of the best denims tend to come from Japan. Some of the best jeans are made in the USA from that Japanese import, and that’s exactly what RPMWest did with this pair.
Continue reading Japanese Classic Selvedge from RPMWest
Today, technology is– necessarily– disposable. Doubling in speed and power every 18 months or so means that a replacement will be worth it sometime in the next few years for traditional computers, smartphones, and even tablets. But if you can extend the life of your device by keeping it in good shape, that means holding on to it longer– and having a better replacement when it finally is time. Doing so minimally and beautifully is the idea behind a line of products from Karvt. Continue reading Karvt Skins to protect your tech
In the days before the Civil War, there was no internet. There was no telephone. There was no radio, there was no telegraph. There were men, horses, and leather bags, riding from point to point ferrying messages back and forth between offices that sorted messages and put them in the next rider’s bag who was heading in the right direction. This simple method allowed a previously impossible feat: A message could leave St. Joseph, Missouri and arrive in San Francisco a mere ten days later. Some bags used for similar purposes in the 1890s and early 1900s still exist today, and Albatross Leather has launched and successfully funded a Kickstarter Project to recreate bags in this tradition.
Continue reading Albatross Leather Goods Postal Bag and Wallets
My Brother, Dad and I share a lot: from our irreverent sense of humor, our inability to walk away from facebook arguments, and especially our love of whiskey. So last Winter, Dad gave me a gift: a Bolt-Action ballpoint from Bourbonpens.com to match one I previously gave my brother. And rather than wait for Matt to send him one, he bought himself one for good measure. After including it in my everyday carry or for eight months now, I’ll say it: this is my favorite pen. Continue reading Bolt Action Bourbon Pens
Every morning when I get ready for the day, this is what I plan to bring with me. If I’ve left something behind, I’m going to have to turn around and go get it. This week, instead of an in-depth-analysis on one thing I carry or use, I’m going to give you a quick review of the stuff I have with me for everyday carry, in approximate order of descending size.
Continue reading Everyday Carry: What’s in your pockets?