Accessories FAQs

Do I need a Shaving Brush?

Depends on your shaving cream. If you're using a concentrated soap like our Ultra Lather Shaving Cream, you will need a brush to create a foamy lather. Not only that, a shaving brush further helps prep your shave by softening and lifting up hairs.

How do I create a rich, foamy lather using the Marble Shave Bowl?

Take about a finger scoop of shaving cream and run it under some warm water. Next, smear the cream into the bottom of the bowl, breaking down it's texture and softening it Then, grab your brush, run it under some warm water and give it a shake for the excess water to drip out. Finally, using circular motions, use the brush to whip up a rich lather and apply to the areas that will be shaved.

Use circular motions on your face, as well. Be generous with time, if possible because the longer you use the brush, aim for a minute or two, the softer your hairs will get, the more dead skin you'll exfoliate, the more your skin will be prepared for a shave.

And if you're really looking for a hot and relaxing barber-type shave, fill your bowl with hot water for a few minutes to heat up the bowl. Dump it out, and start creating your lather -- you'll feel the difference.

How do I get scratches out of my leather gear?

Elbow grease is the best for scratches in leather. Rubbing the heck out of it with a rag and conditioner or oil should do it. Personally, we like scratches and feel they tell great stories. One of the benefits of leather is the way they wear and continue to look better with age.

How can I care for my leather goods?

We recommend using Chamberlain's Leather Milk. It's a natural leather cleaner, conditioner, and water repellant. We recommend it on our leather goods, but please check with the manufacturer for their recommendations on other leathers. Also go here to see Chamberlains recommendations.

We recommend treating your leather every 6 months to a year for conditioning, maybe a little more often if you live in a harsher weather environment and expose your leather to these conditions. Make sure you let your leather totally dry out before reapplying.

It is possible that it may darken your leather, so make sure to always test on a small, inconspicuous spot. This product is not one that would work well if you're looking to dramatically darken your piece. Always test in a small area first to see if you like the result. Apply in thin, even layers allowing each application to completely dry. The color may rub off a bit when you're applying conditioner. Once the leather dries you shouldn't have a problem.

What type of leather do you use for The Everyday Dopp and The Single Edge Travel Case?

When choosing materials and construction for the Everyday Dopp, we wanted nothing but the best. For our leather, we chose one of the premier tanneries in North America, based in the leather capital of the world - Leon, Mexico. The entire Everyday Dopp and Travel Case are constructed with nothing but 100% premium, extra-thick full grain leather. We never use bonded, genuine, or any other lesser quality leather.

Unlike cheaper leathers, ours is tanned all the way through the hide. The entire thickness of the leather grain is saturated with the oils, dyes, and preservatives used in the tanning process. This means that the leather lasts longer and looks better as it ages.

How do your products affect the environment?

Our razor and blades are completely recyclable. The blade pack actually comes with an opening on the bottom for you to store your used blades while you are finishing the blade pack. Once you are finished with the pack of blades, you can throw the entire pack into the recycling bin. No landfills necessary!