Old school cool

We salute the tried and true classics that have been separating the boys from the men for decades.

When it comes to maintaining one’s mug, mane or cover up a multitude of sins, it pays to call upon those who’ve successfully survived the test of time. From sound throat remedies to scents that double as a snapshot in history, savvy gentlemen need look no further than these seven heavy hitters.

1. MN1B Mens Military Hair Brush
As one of the oldest established companies in the UK, Kent carefully sources bristles that are then hand-crafted into steadfast accoutrements that promise to maintain even the most unmanageable manly manes. To buy, click here.

2. Taylor of Bond Street St James Deodorant Stick
Jeremiah Taylor founded his London salon in 1854 and swiftly made a name for himself among the who’s who of Bond Street for his expertise in botanical extracts. The Taylor of Bond Street St James Deodorant Stick is a discreet odour neutralizer that will no doubt follow suit. To buy, click here.

3. Thayers Maple Slippery Elm Lozenges
A sound remedy for a sore throat, these soothing drops came to be in 1902 after Dr. Thayer relinquished the family business — described as the largest manufacturer of pharmaceuticals in America at the time of the Civil War — to his great niece Mrs. Joseph Sturdevant. To buy, click here.

4. Proraso Green Eucalyptus and Menthol Shaving Cream
Originating in Italy, this bad boy has been helping stubborn-stubbled men achieve a smooth shave since 1926. Better yet, the new and improved formulations are paraben and silicone free, and void of nasty mineral oils and artificial colours. To buy, click here.

5. Truefitt & Hill West Indian Limes Cologne
With its original formulation dating back to circa 1870, this time-honoured scent-sation was specifically blended for Queen Victoria to celebrate her crowning as the Empress of India. It is from the zesty, exotic citrus tops notes that the present day scent evolved. To buy, click here.

6. Thiers-Issard Singing Razor 7/8 Snakewood
With origins in 19th-century France at the hands of expert cutlery forger, Pierre Thiers, the Thiers-Issard Singing Razor features the brand’s signature hollow ground blades that are thin, flexible and capable of ‘singing’ when stropped on leather. To buy, click here.

7. Geo F. Trumper’s Coconut Oil Shampoo
Boasting the same attention to detail as his Mayfair barber shop established in the 19th-century, this mane cleanser contains the finest moisturising properties extracted from fresh coconut pulp to tend to dry locks with utmost enriching care. To buy, click here.

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