Merkur Razors

Since the beginning of the 20th century, we stand for quality and durability with our MERKUR safety razors.

CAPT FAWCETT

Herein lies Captain Fawcett’s Emporium, home to a simply delectable range of first class gentleman’s grooming requisites.

Dapper Dan

We blend the finest organic plant extracts, exotic oils, beeswax, and minerals to make the safest, most effective products possible.

Vie-Long Brushes

For over 70 years Vie-Long has maintained a strong reputation for their quality, design, finishing and presentation.

Razors & Blades

Merkur Razors

Classic razor’s – as modern as ever

Safety razors with a closed comb are perfect for the gentle daily shave. With an open comb, you also shave long or particularly dense body and beard hair thoroughly. The slant bar razor is ideal for unruly hair. With our safety razors with adjustable blade gap, you can adjust the thoroughness and gentleness individually.

The safety razor offers you a wide range of applications – from the classic facial shave to the body hair shave to intimate shaving. Even longer or thicker hair can be mastered by our safety razors with ease, without sacrificing the protection and comfort of a traditional razor.

It’s Your Choice!

ABOUT SAFTEY RAZORS

Razor Blades from: Astra, Feather, Derby, Wilkinson Sword, shark, Bolzano, Pol-Silver, Dorco, Ladas, Merkur, and Rapira

As Modern As Ever

The razor blades you use in your Safety Razor makes a huge difference in the effectiveness of the shave you will get. Of course, all blades will handle the task of cutting hairs no problem but each brand is manufactured in a different way using different materials that make it ideal for certain skin types and hair thickness. It is the job of every wet shaver to discover the type of skin they have, the thickness of their beard and, through trial and error, the blades that best suit them. Astra blades are renown for sharpness, durability and comfort. The platinum coating provides for increased comfort and blade life. Astra Blades have long been used by barbers in Europe and are one of our best selling blades. If you have any questions on wet shaving reach out to us and we can walk you through the art of wet shaving and everything you will need to change that morning routine to a morning ritual.

A razor for all purposes

Made in Germany

Miller Bros.-Newton’s GUIDE TO TRADITIONAL WET SHAVING

Mornings can be tough, but it is one of the most important parts of your day. What you do in the morning and how you do it sets up the rest of your day. That is why it is so important to have an effective and enjoyable morning routine that will prepare you for your day ahead of you. I am not just talking from a physical standpoint but also a mental one as well. It is important to put yourself in the right state of mind in the morning, as this attitude will resonate throughout the rest of your day and can either set you up for success or failure. Making the switch from supermarket style razors and shaving creams to traditional wet shaving products is one of the best gifts a man can give to his face. The unmatched closeness, comfort and greatly reduced or eliminated irritation are just some of the advantages to ditching the neon colored gear you’ll find in your local supermarket aisles. One of the most important differences between more traditional shaving products and the gels and foams found in supermarkets is the type of ingredients used to make them. Many of the creams and soaps you’ll find in the products we carry contain a number of natural ingredients that not only produce a greater lather and a more comfortable shave, but also help to soothe, nourish and moisturize the skin. In practice, this generally means much less irritation, even for those with sensitive skin.
This guide will teach you the Gentleman’s routine to traditional wet shaving.  Wet shaving is not hard but will take some time to get used to.  The best piece of advice, SLOW DOWN.  The goal is not to finish quickly, but take your time and achieve the balance.
Shaving correctly will take a short time to get used to, but we promise you will get it and wonder why it took so long to make the switch.  Finding the angle of the blade is key, these heads do not flex like the cheap plastic cartridge razors you might be used to.  After 5-10 shaves you will be a master.
TOOLS OF THE TRADE:

Safety Razor
Shave Brush
Shave Soap/ Shave Cream
Shave Bowl
Alum Block
Post Shave Balm

PREP:

Your face is best prepped for shaving using hot water.  Shave after a hot shower or bath and use a hot towel to get your face ready.

STEP 1: WET THE BRUSH

Not too wet, not too dry – you will find the balance.  Get the brush wet enough that it picks up soap from the puck, but not too wet or else you will lose a good lather.  Remember, it is always easier to add water than to take away.

STEP 2: CREATE THE LATHER

Once soap is on the brush, swirl soaped brush around the bowl to create a lather.  Go fast here, think of a mixing bowl.  Add water as necessary but be careful not to add too much, you want this to stay thick.  The goal is to create a creamy lather that billows over the bowl, think of whipped cream.  You want to be able to hold the brush upside down and have the lather stick to the brush, but just barely.

STEP 3:  APPLY SHAVING CREAM TO FACE

Leaving the lather on the brush, then using the brush, use a circle motion and paint the lather around your face.  This not only applies the soap but helps soften & stand up the hairs your about to shave, plus opens up your pores. Exfoliation is an added bonus when using a shave brush.

STEP 4:  SHAVE

Finding the angle is key, this should be somewhere around 30 degrees.  Use slow, short, light strokes – let the weight of the razor do the work.  Go with the grain of your hair when possible and when necessary, tilt your head back to flatten the contours of your jaw/neck for a smoother shave.  Be sure to wash off the razor often between passes, to remove hair and soap from the blade.

STEP 5: ALUM BLOCK

After shaving, wash your face clean of the shaving cream using cold water to help close your pores.  Wet the alum block and glide it over your face in the areas you shaved.  Keep the residue on for around 15 seconds, then wash it back off with cold water.  You are done, it’s that easy.  Alum works its magic quick as it helps stop irritation and closes minor nicks/cuts.

STEP 6: APPLY After Shave Balm:

Feeling a burn?  Then you are shaving too close. Applying a good all natural After Shave Balm, Tonic or Cream will alleviate any burn or dryness from the shave. A good shave should leave the skin better then when you started.

Other Razors

Razor Blades From: Astra, Bolzano, Ladas, Pol-Silver, Rapira & Wilkinson Sword

Hair Care

SHAVE OILS, CREAMS & SOAPS

Pre-Shave Oils, Beard Oil, Beard Conditioner, Hair Care,
Shave Creams & Shave Soaps

Shave Creams from: Captain Fawcett, Scapicchio, Dapper Dan, Cella, Omega, and Lea 1823

Founded in Sheffield, England in 2011; Dapper Dan products were developed over a ten year period by professionals in the trade, determined to create a unique and varied range of grooming products to suit the needs of the style conscious modern man.

Our products were developed over a ten year period by professionals in the trade, determined to create a unique and compact styling range. In 2012, Dapper Dan Matt Paste was launched and quickly became the most versatile matt styler we had ever experienced.
In 2014 we added a Deluxe Pomade and a Matt Clay to the range, and since then we’ve worked non-stop to release even more top quality products – from oil-based water-soluble Heavy Hold Pomade to 100% vegan friendly Vegetable Soap and more!

For the smoothest shave you ever had!

ABOUT SHAVING SOAPS

Shave Soaps from: Captain Fawcett, Scapicchio, Dapper Dan, Cella, Omega, and Lea 1823

Glycerine-based shaving soaps tribute vintage shaving. With ingredients like avocado oil and Vitamin E, this soap is essential that keep skin looking and feeling youthful. The exceptional scent is reminiscent of traditional wet shaving and features packaging that draws inspiration from classic barber supplies.

This soap is subtle in size but creates an incredibly foamy lather with every use. Its size fits any shaving dish, making perfect for bundling.
In a marketplace packed with shaving soaps and aftershave brands that are made up largely of chemicals that do more harm than good, we insist on carrying premium shaving products that protect and enhance a man’s skin.
Just some of the shaving soap and aftershave brands we have in stock include: LEA shaving cream, the legendary Italian brand Omega, Dapper Dan, Captain Fawcett’s, Barbershop Classics and Floid.

Shave Soaps by Capt. Fawcetts

Our Haberdashers will be happy to share our knowledge with you.

After Shave Balms & Cologne

Capt Fawcett LTD

Simply splendid

IN 1905 Captain Peabody Fawcett R.N Ret’d, the intrepid and eminent Edwardian explorer, disappeared whilst attempting to navigate to the source of the Ubangi, a major tributary to the Congo River. No trace was ever found of his seemingly doomed expedition… until that is, in 1997, an old battered trunk purchased at a house clearance sale, was taken home and its locks forced. Incredibly, amongst its decaying and mildewed contents was found an exquisite dressing case containing salves, unguents, ointments and the missing adventurers long lost journals. Scattered amongst the many tales of hardship, derring do and wonders seen, where one was expected to “keep a stiff upper lip, regardless”, were found meticulously detailed lists of exotic ingredients for use in the Captain’s very own grooming requisites. These precise formulae have been faithfully followed and Fawcett’s original potions, along with his world renowned Moustache Wax are now available to the discerning gentleman for the first time in over a century.

MBN is excited to announce being recognized as the first retail distributor of Capt Fawcett products in the USA! The full story is coming soon.

CAPT FAWCETT SIGNATURE SERIES

Expedition Reserve
Inspired by the many aromatic oils Captain Fawcett collected upon his voyages around the globe, this most elegantly fragranced gentleman’s essential is subtly scented with musky patchouli, warm cedar and infused with precious wood notes. Captain Fawcett’s ‘Expedition Reserve’ Body Wash or Shampoo and Conditioner are gently cleansing and enriched with invigorating organic compounds to condition the skin, help retain moisture and revitalise the adventurous spirit.

Instructions for use:
Apply to wet skin, massage luxuriously into body, savour the gentlemanly fragrance, rinse thoroughly. Carry on.

Ricki Hall’s “ Booze and Baccy”
Captain Fawcett is delighted to have collaborated with the World renowned Dandy & Gentleman about town Mr Ricki Hall in concocting this delectable bespoke Eau De Parfum. Top notes of bay rum, zesty orange & bergamot combine with luxuriant base notes of honeyed fresh tobacco leaves, dusty aromatic frankincense, maple-like benzoin & warm exotic vanilla bean & layered with mid notes of fresh galbanum, white thyme & coriander. A most welcome edition to The Captain’s Signature Series.

A few words from Ricki…

“I was thinking about what men were like when I was a kid, strong blokes who didn’t apologise for being masculine. I wanted to bring that back – the smell of being an adult in the 70s and 80s – booze, cigarettes, leather, aftershave, pub – it’s a bit of time travel. This sort of man, he’s pulling up in a Ford Capri, leather jacket, hairy chest in an open shirt with a gold chain. Pint in his hand, pack of Bensons, laid back and smart with an eye for the ladies and a reckless streak but honourable you know – a proper gentleman, cocksure but a real charmer – everyone wants to be around him but a look in his eye means you wouldn’t cross him. It’s a real intense male scent – assertive, potent, the kind worn by a man with a score to settle, but only once he’s finished his pint”. Ricki Hall.

Sid Sottung’s “ Barberism”
THE STORY OF BARBERISM ®…

Captain Fawcett is extremely delighted to have collaborated with Sid Sottung to bring you Barberism® an exclusive range of male grooming products that sets a new standard in the world of cutting edge barbering.

Sid Sottung was brought up in New York City and at an early age apprenticed to a traditional Italian Barbers in Brooklyn before moving on to work with Vidal Sassoon in downtown Manhattan.

Barberism’s overriding influences are to be found amongst Sid’s personal recollections of a largely forgotten era: These include fond memories of his beloved father Ronald who worked on Hellcat’s at the Grumman Airplane factory based on Long Island New York.

The pin-up girl representing the sweetheart left at home emblazoned on the nose of many American aircraft doomed never to return from their fateful missions. The age of prohibition and the speakeasies run by sharp suited, often ruthless mobsters dressed to kill.

The fragrant masculine aromas of the old school barbershop, the hair tonics, aftershaves and grease based pomades mingled with tobacco smoke and work weary, honest sweat. Barberism® captures the essence of the man’s man… while creating an albeit classically influenced yet modern fragrance that boasts top notes of Lime and Orange, mid notes of Rose and Galbanum along with the earthier base notes of Cedarwood, Patchouli and Musk.

John Petrucci’s “ Nebula”
THE STORY OF BARBERISM ®…

Captain Fawcett is extremely delighted to have collaborated with Sid Sottung to bring you Barberism® an exclusive range of male grooming products that sets a new standard in the world of cutting edge barbering.

Sid Sottung was brought up in New York City and at an early age apprenticed to a traditional Italian Barbers in Brooklyn before moving on to work with Vidal Sassoon in downtown Manhattan.

Barberism’s overriding influences are to be found amongst Sid’s personal recollections of a largely forgotten era: These include fond memories of his beloved father Ronald who worked on Hellcat’s at the Grumman Airplane factory based on Long Island New York.

The pin-up girl representing the sweetheart left at home emblazoned on the nose of many American aircraft doomed never to return from their fateful missions. The age of prohibition and the speakeasies run by sharp suited, often ruthless mobsters dressed to kill.

The fragrant masculine aromas of the old school barbershop, the hair tonics, aftershaves and grease based pomades mingled with tobacco smoke and work weary, honest sweat. Barberism® captures the essence of the man’s man… while creating an albeit classically influenced yet modern fragrance that boasts top notes of Lime and Orange, mid notes of Rose and Galbanum along with the earthier base notes of Cedarwood, Patchouli and Musk.

Expedition Reserve
Inspired by the many aromatic oils Captain Fawcett collected upon his voyages around the globe, this most elegantly fragranced gentleman’s essential is subtly scented with musky patchouli, warm cedar and infused with precious wood notes. Captain Fawcett’s ‘Expedition Reserve’ Body Wash or Shampoo and Conditioner are gently cleansing and enriched with invigorating organic compounds to condition the skin, help retain moisture and revitalise the adventurous spirit.

Instructions for use:
Apply to wet skin, massage luxuriously into body, savour the gentlemanly fragrance, rinse thoroughly. Carry on.

Ricki Hall’s “ Booze and Baccy”
Captain Fawcett is delighted to have collaborated with the World renowned Dandy & Gentleman about town Mr Ricki Hall in concocting this delectable bespoke Eau De Parfum. Top notes of bay rum, zesty orange & bergamot combine with luxuriant base notes of honeyed fresh tobacco leaves, dusty aromatic frankincense, maple-like benzoin & warm exotic vanilla bean & layered with mid notes of fresh galbanum, white thyme & coriander. A most welcome edition to The Captain’s Signature Series.

A few words from Ricki…

“I was thinking about what men were like when I was a kid, strong blokes who didn’t apologise for being masculine. I wanted to bring that back – the smell of being an adult in the 70s and 80s – booze, cigarettes, leather, aftershave, pub – it’s a bit of time travel. This sort of man, he’s pulling up in a Ford Capri, leather jacket, hairy chest in an open shirt with a gold chain. Pint in his hand, pack of Bensons, laid back and smart with an eye for the ladies and a reckless streak but honourable you know – a proper gentleman, cocksure but a real charmer – everyone wants to be around him but a look in his eye means you wouldn’t cross him. It’s a real intense male scent – assertive, potent, the kind worn by a man with a score to settle, but only once he’s finished his pint”. Ricki Hall.

Sid Sottung’s “ Barberism”
THE STORY OF BARBERISM ®…

Captain Fawcett is extremely delighted to have collaborated with Sid Sottung to bring you Barberism® an exclusive range of male grooming products that sets a new standard in the world of cutting edge barbering.

Sid Sottung was brought up in New York City and at an early age apprenticed to a traditional Italian Barbers in Brooklyn before moving on to work with Vidal Sassoon in downtown Manhattan.

Barberism’s overriding influences are to be found amongst Sid’s personal recollections of a largely forgotten era: These include fond memories of his beloved father Ronald who worked on Hellcat’s at the Grumman Airplane factory based on Long Island New York.

The pin-up girl representing the sweetheart left at home emblazoned on the nose of many American aircraft doomed never to return from their fateful missions. The age of prohibition and the speakeasies run by sharp suited, often ruthless mobsters dressed to kill.

The fragrant masculine aromas of the old school barbershop, the hair tonics, aftershaves and grease based pomades mingled with tobacco smoke and work weary, honest sweat. Barberism® captures the essence of the man’s man… while creating an albeit classically influenced yet modern fragrance that boasts top notes of Lime and Orange, mid notes of Rose and Galbanum along with the earthier base notes of Cedarwood, Patchouli and Musk.

John Petrucci’s “ Nebula”
THE STORY OF BARBERISM ®…

Captain Fawcett is extremely delighted to have collaborated with Sid Sottung to bring you Barberism® an exclusive range of male grooming products that sets a new standard in the world of cutting edge barbering.

Sid Sottung was brought up in New York City and at an early age apprenticed to a traditional Italian Barbers in Brooklyn before moving on to work with Vidal Sassoon in downtown Manhattan.

Barberism’s overriding influences are to be found amongst Sid’s personal recollections of a largely forgotten era: These include fond memories of his beloved father Ronald who worked on Hellcat’s at the Grumman Airplane factory based on Long Island New York.

The pin-up girl representing the sweetheart left at home emblazoned on the nose of many American aircraft doomed never to return from their fateful missions. The age of prohibition and the speakeasies run by sharp suited, often ruthless mobsters dressed to kill.

The fragrant masculine aromas of the old school barbershop, the hair tonics, aftershaves and grease based pomades mingled with tobacco smoke and work weary, honest sweat. Barberism® captures the essence of the man’s man… while creating an albeit classically influenced yet modern fragrance that boasts top notes of Lime and Orange, mid notes of Rose and Galbanum along with the earthier base notes of Cedarwood, Patchouli and Musk.

The Jodhpur Company “Maharajah”
Using the Captain’s very own ‘Private Stock’ fragrance (as found in his award winning Beard Oil & Moustache Wax) we have created a simply splendid Beard Balm, a veritable fusion of 5 base creams and exotic waxes along with Cedarwood, Black Pepper, Patchouli & Palmarosa essential oils. Regular use of his handmade patent pomade will tame, nourish and condition your beard whilst allowing you to shape and style your hirsute pride & joy.

Ideally apply to your damp or dry, clean beard. Using the back of your thumbnail extract a small portion of balm & warm by rubbing in the palms of your hands. Proceed to work the balm into the length of your beard, then comb or brush through for maximum hold, resulting in a tamed well nourished beard, that is easier to both shape & style.

All hail the hirsute.

Rufus Hound’s “ Triumphant”
Using the Captain’s very own ‘Private Stock’ fragrance (as found in his award winning Beard Oil & Moustache Wax) we have created a simply splendid Beard Balm, a veritable fusion of 5 base creams and exotic waxes along with Cedarwood, Black Pepper, Patchouli & Palmarosa essential oils. Regular use of his handmade patent pomade will tame, nourish and condition your beard whilst allowing you to shape and style your hirsute pride & joy.

Ideally apply to your damp or dry, clean beard. Using the back of your thumbnail extract a small portion of balm & warm by rubbing in the palms of your hands. Proceed to work the balm into the length of your beard, then comb or brush through for maximum hold, resulting in a tamed well nourished beard, that is easier to both shape & style.

All hail the hirsute.

Alessandro Manfredini
Using the Captain’s very own ‘Private Stock’ fragrance (as found in his award winning Beard Oil & Moustache Wax) we have created a simply splendid Beard Balm, a veritable fusion of 5 base creams and exotic waxes along with Cedarwood, Black Pepper, Patchouli & Palmarosa essential oils. Regular use of his handmade patent pomade will tame, nourish and condition your beard whilst allowing you to shape and style your hirsute pride & joy.

Ideally apply to your damp or dry, clean beard. Using the back of your thumbnail extract a small portion of balm & warm by rubbing in the palms of your hands. Proceed to work the balm into the length of your beard, then comb or brush through for maximum hold, resulting in a tamed well nourished beard, that is easier to both shape & style.

All hail the hirsute.

Private Stock
Using the Captain’s very own ‘Private Stock’ fragrance (as found in his award winning Beard Oil & Moustache Wax) we have created a simply splendid Beard Balm, a veritable fusion of 5 base creams and exotic waxes along with Cedarwood, Black Pepper, Patchouli & Palmarosa essential oils. Regular use of his handmade patent pomade will tame, nourish and condition your beard whilst allowing you to shape and style your hirsute pride & joy.

Ideally apply to your damp or dry, clean beard. Using the back of your thumbnail extract a small portion of balm & warm by rubbing in the palms of your hands. Proceed to work the balm into the length of your beard, then comb or brush through for maximum hold, resulting in a tamed well nourished beard, that is easier to both shape & style.

All hail the hirsute.

CAPT FAWCETT Videos

Featuring Mr. Gladstone’s Fine Solid Cologne
Natural, highly concentrated wax-based solid colognes designed to roam, navigate and traverse life’s thrilling paths.

After Shave Balms, Lotions, Splashes and Colognes from: Captain Fawcett, Scapicchio, Dapper Dan, Cella, Omega, Lea 1823, St John Bay Rum, Musk, and Floid, Bay Rum, Musk, 77, lime, Vetiver, Cutlass, Island Spice, Island Gold, Mr Gladstone (solid), Floid & Dapper Dan

Mr. Gladstone Solid Cologne

Aftershave Lotion

Aftershave lotions may or may not contain astringent properties which makes it difficult to classify this product into a single category. This aftershave product has a thicker consistency which makes application easier. Unlike aftershave splashes, lotions will usually have a milder scent – which makes it easier to pair with your favorite cologne or body spray.

Aftershave Balm

An aftershave balm differs significantly from most aftershave splashes and lotions. Balms contain nourishing and moisturizing properties that focus on repairing your skin once you have finished shaving. Balms can help to reduce mild irritation, dryness, and tightness. Typically containing a very mild or unscented fragrance, aftershave balms work well for men with sensitive skin. Given the lighter scent profile, an aftershave balm can be easily paired well with cologne, if necessary. Aftershave balms vary in consistency from being lotion-like to a thick-bodied cream.

Aftershave Splash

The most traditional of the three, aftershave splash typically contains alcohol (more on this in a minute) and is used as a disinfectant and astringent. Due to the inclusion of alcohol, aftershave splashes may sting for a few seconds to a minute after application depending on the severity of the cut. Aftershave splashes are widely available and can be purchased online and locally at most drugstores. Lastly, splashes often contain a strong scent that is intended to be applied in lieu of a cologne.

Cologne

There are many benefits to using cologne. Cologne makes almost any man appear more polished and put together. The use of cologne lets others know that this person cares about his appearance and practices good hygiene. Certain colognes may be more attractive to women, making it easier to meet women. Cologne is a liquid fragrance that has been used for thousands of years. Early colognes were not made like modern colognes. Throughout history cologne has had a similar purpose–smelling better to others.

Shave Brushes, Bowls and Stands

Shave Brushes, Bowls and Stands

Elegantly designed for maximum counter-top appeal

Stands from: Purebadger

Shave Soap Bowls from: PureBadger Collection apothecary style porcelain (black, cream) badger balm, pure badger shave bowl porcelain black silver rim & cream with silver.

Check out Overview of Shave Brush Types, below.

Overview of Shave Brush Types

Shave Brushes from: Vie-Long (Cachurro cruelty-free Horse Hair & imitation Badger), Omega (Boar Bristle with Beech wood Handle, Boar Bristle plastic handle), Progress Vulfix pure Badger brush with Cream molded handle.

Shaving Tips and Knowledge

Shaving Tips and Knowledge

A perfect shave, for anyone.

Rockwell’s patented adjustable shave settings let you perfectly match your shave to your stubble length and skin type. Most importantly, even if this is your first time using a safety razor, our adjustable system ensures there’s absolutely no chance of cutting yourself. Our team’s ingenuity, luck and perseverance have resulted in a completely unique product that solves all of men’s shaving problems in ways that just might have you sincerely looking forward to your next shave.

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