The Grooming Artist News Roundup: July 2016


Since most of us are packing our bags for a much-deserved getaway this 4th of July weekend, we’ve assembled everything you need to know to celebrate Independence Day in style. Before you officially head out, get your feet ready for the beach with tips from Dr. Lee Cohen, a podiatrist who cares for the feet of guys who put their feet through an enormous amount of daily abuse – football players.

Once you’re sunbathing by the ocean, pull out one of our how-to articles for some light but educational reading: Gentleman’s Gazette has a video on how to spot the difference between a $500 suit and a $5000 suit, and GQ teaches you how to find your perfect summer fragrance.

And since you’re probably going to end up somewhere near a grill on the 4th, we couldn’t finish this roundup without some recipes, authored by the folks at Food & Wine.

All of us at RoyalShave wish you a safe and happy 4th of July!

Let’s look presentable at the beach, shall we? Here’s how to heal your feet in time for beach weather, with tips from Dr. Lee Cohen, podiatrist for the Philadelphia Eagles and 76ers. (GQ)

We talk to Neil Jagger, founder of Edwin Jagger, about what inspires him, the nature of Sheffield craftsmanship, and more in our exclusive interview. (Grooming Artist)

Looking for a new cologne for summer? 6 expert tips to help you find your signature scent. (GQ)

In honor of the 4th: 26 stylish, made-in-America accessories you need to know now. (Esquire)

Brush up on your suit knowledge this long weekend with this guide to recognizing the difference between a $500 Suit and a $5,000 suit. (Gentleman’s Gazette)

Food & Wine always does an excellent job of curating a good selection of holiday recipes. Their 4th of July roundup includes burger recipes from Bobby Flay, patriotic cocktails, and refreshing desserts using in-season blackberries. (Food & Wine)


The 2015 Badger & Blade Award Winners


It’s the end of the year, a time when all those “best of” lists start rolling out. One list in particular that many of us in the wet shaving community look forward to is Badger & Blade’s 2015 Award Winners.

Since 2005, Badger & Blade has been a trusted resource for novice and advanced wet shavers alike. Over the years, Badger & Blade has put a lot of products through the wringer, subjecting them to intense critical feedback via the forums. So we trust the Badger & Blade folks to discern items that are truly exceptional.

Badger & Blade started a tradition last year of handing out awards to their best products. While the focus is on wet shaving, we like how the categories hit all matter of artisanally crafted, distinctive goods, including leather goods, Whisky (New Year’s Eve is tomorrow, after all), and shoes. While not every item is affordably priced (the loafers will put a $680 dent in your wallet), there are some great suggestions to pass along to your significant other for that next big gifting holiday.

The list is below; RoyalShave is proud to carry many of the shaving products mentioned.

Since taste is personal, we have this question for our readers: do you agree with the award winners in each category? What would your picks be if you were to make a similar list?

1. Straight Razor: Feather Artist Club

2. Leather Goods: Maxwell Scott

3. Digestif: Underberg

4. Best Fragrance: Imaginary Authors: Memoirs of a Trespasser

5. Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo Party Loafers

6. DE Razor: PILS

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7. Shaving Cream: Castle Forbes

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8. Travel Accessory: Czech & Speake Traveler Cologne Collection

Get the full-size aftershave at RoyalShave here.

9. Mentionable Unmentionables: MeUndies and Smartwool Socks

10. Aftershave: Floid

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11. Whisky: Yamazaki 18

12. Shaving Brush Over $150: Pearlescent Grey Plisson No. 12, High Mountain White

13. Shaving Soap: Klar

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