Thursday, December 23, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

HIT: Baxter Blue Steel "Not a Replica" Straight Razor


Use this bad boy daily, and walk around with that 007, "I just cheated death, bitches," chip on your shoulder.

From their site,"The Hart Steel razor blade is predominately a hand made product, and all of the processes are completed in Northern Michigan by skilled artisans. Hart Steel is tested at a Rockwell hardness of 63, which gives one╩╝s razor the sharpest and most long-lasting edge possible. Artisan Technicians, from start to finish, hand grind, mark, sharpen and assemble each razor. Each AT personally stamps each razor to indicate his craftsmanship. The Horse Butt Leather used was chosen since it has a natural beauty and durability."

Get one here.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

HIT: Silver Retro Airplane Cufflinks


Neither my father nor grandfather was much of a French cuff guy, so I'm not going to be inheriting any cuff-links. And although I've been getting by on those silk barrels for a few years, it's time that I get in the game.

Now, of course, I plan on remedying the dearth of heirloom cuff-links in the fam by one day investing in a nice monogrammed set for my kid or nephew or whatever. But for now, I'll happily settle for these from Fine and Dandy Shop. They're affordable (Tiffany sells a similar set for $200), silver, art-deco, and fun-without-being-silly.

While you're there, check out the rest of Fine and Dandy. They've got great stuff at reasonable prices.