Our New Website is Live! + Reset Your Passwords!

New Website

If you’ve gone to our family of websites (RoyalShave.com, Pomades.com, TheStache.com, and BigBen.com) over the past few days, you might have noticed things look a little different.

We’ve been working hard over the past few months to streamline your shopping experience, so you can spend less time finding what you want and discovering new great products. So if you’re looking for a specific safety razor, for instance, you can now filter by price, manufacturer, construction, and type.

Here’s an example:

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You’ll notice our new look is more clean and minimal, with user navigation that’s intuitive. Each product now has a Quick View option so you can see quick specs and shop without leaving the page you’re on, and can be added to a Comparison List so you can see products side by side before buying.

We’ve also added a handy Wishlist option for those special items you’d like to “suggest” to friends and family.

As the cherry on top, our family of websites is responsive, which means every page will look good whether you view it on a laptop or on your smartphone.

So to sum it up:

  • Advanced filters
  • Key features at a glance
  • More intuitive user navigation
  • Huge, high-resolution photos
  • Responsive design

Important:

We’re running on a new platform now! The new website will require you to reset your password so your reward points can be saved in your account.

Please reset your password here: https://www.royalshave.com/customer/account/forgotpassword/.

Since our customers are our ultimate priority, we encourage you to poke around at the new site and let us know how you like it! Feel free to send us compliments, questions, and any other thoughts you have.

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The RoyalShave Giveaway: We’re Loving Your Father’s Day Photos!

It’s down to the wire, folks! Father’s Day is this Sunday – and so is the last day of our Father’s Day Giveaway, which is our biggest giveaway to date.

In case you’d like to get your shot at the prize, entering is easy – just post a photo to our Facebook or tag us on an Instagram photo that’s Father’s Day-related. See full details on our Father’s Day Giveaway post here.

The winner will receive a luxurious Old World shaving package filled with full-sized products – including Truefitt & Hill Cologne in Grafton and The Art of Shaving Pre-Shave Oil in Lemon – and deluxe samples from some of our bestselling brands.

We’ve been enjoying the submissions we’ve received so far via Instagram and Facebook, and wanted to share a few with you below! We are truly touched by these heartfelt moments.Matt Shutt

(Via Facebook user Matt Shut)

Caption: My first born son, Quentin Shutt. This was a proud moment in 1977. Now fast forward to 2015 and he has turned into one of the best fathers I know with 2 sons of his own.

Michael Torregiano

(Via Facebook user Michael Torregiano)

Caption: Love being this little girl’s daddy. She is fascinated with all of daddy’s shaving stuff, as she calls it. I enjoy when she joins me for a shave. Even if you have a little girl, you can still share this hobby with her. I may have accidentally posted this without finishing the first time. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads.

Jon Hyrk

(Via Instagram user @jonhyrk)

Caption: @royalshave, just yesterday my #father celebrated #50 years of marriage. I honestly can not imagine a world without him. He’s truly my #hero and #rolemodel. If I can be #half the man he is I’ll be a great man. #royalshavegiveaway. #beards #pipes

James Sparks

(Via Facebook user James Sparks)

Caption: This photo was taken exactly one month after the passing of my father. This silly dad breakfast at daycare was like eating with the President. These boys are my rock!

Jodee Ungs

(Via Facebook user Jodee Ungs)

Caption: This is where I get my goofiness! My Dad! Happy Father’s Day to him and all the Dads out there!

SBrouwers

(Via Instagram user @sbrouwers)

Caption: Teaching my daughter to fly fish. Just a couple casts and she caught her first (of many) Brook trout that day! Teaching her the things my dad taught me. #RoyalShaveGiveaway #brooktrout #flyfishing

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Gift Guide: Staff Gift Picks + Holiday Shipping Deadline!

RoyalShave 2014 Holiday Gift Picks

With Christmas only 10 days away, the pressure is on to find the perfect gift. So today the team at RoyalShave will be sharing our favorite things to give the dapper man…enjoy!

Important Reminder: The RoyalShave holiday shipping deadline is December 19th at 12 PM! Please place your order by this date for guaranteed Christmas delivery.

1. Burt’s Bees Foot Lotion, Peppermint

Mindi, Product Development

Who doesn’t like a foot massage?  This is a great stocking stuffer that keeps giving year-round.  As with all Burt’s Bees products, the ingredients are 100% natural (peppermint and coconut oils to name a few), and the lotion is so soothing to tired holiday feet.  When you soothe your feet, you soothe your soul!

 

2. Baxter of California Travel Kit with Dopp Bag

Vivian, E-Commerce

This is a great starter kit for those on the go or who just want to try out the Baxter of California brand. It’s TSA approved, has all the essentials you would need for a trip, and is very well made.

 

3. Proraso Shaving Cream, Menthol and Eucalyptus

Bianca, Social Media

Proraso is a favorite among the men that shop at Royalshave.com. The scent is refreshing and I’ve heard from our customers that it leaves your skin smooth and soft after shaving. This shaving cream foams and frothes very well so you are getting a close shave. The packaging is great, too, and it’s travel ready.

 

4. Spiffy Stuff Original Beard Balm, Black Label

Bryce, E-Commerce

This beard balm conditions the beard almost instantly and works for a few days. I like this one in particular because it will also tames some whiskers without feeling heavy like some beard waxes. I like it a notch better that beard oil because you can apply it carefully without leaving much on the skin itself. Damn good!

 

5. John Allan’s Ocean Shampoo

Linda, Copywriting

One of my favorite places to be is right by the ocean, so this ocean-scented shampoo is perfection. It’s also gentle enough for all hair types and even contains marine plant extracts like spirulina and sea kelp to moisturize while cleansing. I may just steal some from my boyfriend after I give this to him!

 

6. Above The Tie 7-Piece Solid Bar Stainless Steel Safety Razor Set

Chris, Marketing

Above The Tie is one of the few US-based safety razor makers. This set is my personal favorite for the quality stainless steel construction and the ability to change out the level of aggression on the head to suit my current shaving needs. Above The Tie razors offer the best value for the dollar when it comes to stainless steel razors.

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Interview: Captain Fawcett

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Known as “The Gentleman’s Stiffener” Captain Fawcett is the home to a range of Gentlemen’s grooming products. The products range from Beard oil, mustache wax, shaving soap, shaving brushes, safety razors and so on. This all started back in 1997 when an old trunk was purchased from a house clearance and taken home. Discovering that this belonged to Captain Peabody Fawcett R.N Ret’d, the Edwardian Explorer it was forced open and among the contents inside were oils and ointments and an old journal containing detailed lists of exotic ingredients. Taking on the responsibility of carrying out the legendary “keep a stiffer upper lip regardless” the formulae have been faithfully followed and are now available to Gentleman all over the world.

We have a privilege to interview the man behind the discovery of Captain Fawcett’s. Read more to see what he has to say.

 Where are you located?

The dear Captain is based in Norfolk & Good Blighty.

When did you start this business?

Circa 1905

When did you realize you wanted to be a barber?

I am not currently a barber but a purveyor of First Class Gentlemen’s Grooming Requisites.

Describe a few steps you took to pursuit this.

As an Edwardian explorer of some repute I believe it is imperative to present stiff upper lip regardless of whatever the day may present.

How would you deal with a customer who didn’t know what they wanted?

Refer them to their commanding officer.

What are some of your accomplishments?

AS a manufacturer of the world’s best moustache wax I am proud to have aided in the ennobling of many an upper lip.

Who are some of your favorite barbers?

Sweeny Todd

What do you believe makes a quality hairstyle, cut and groom?

Whatever your chosen image, be it a Scumbag, Young Fogey, Rockabilly or Lounge Lizard be sure to cut a dash.

Where do you get your inspiration?

Plant hunters and Explorers of yesteryear.

What advice do you have for aspiring Mustache growers?

Let it grow, Let it grow, Let it grow!

Where can readers find out more about you and your work?

Captain Fawcett is hugely popular on; (these will all be Links)

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

Pinterest

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Buy here: http://bit.ly/1y4XV4W

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