Here are my 10 Summer Essentials that every well-groomed man should have.
Saponificio Varesino Black Exfoliating Soap Bar
I love being in the sunshine and I always use a sun cream. Some creams are difficult to wash off but this exfoliating soap bar removes sun cream better than any product I’ve used. Additionally, it gently exfoliates the skin and removes dead skin cells. Ideal too as a pre-shave soap, it softens the bristles leading to a close and comfortable shave.
£8.00, read more here.
Muhle Synthetic Fibre Travel Shaving Brush
For travelling you need lightweight items, this ingeniously designed shaving brush benefits from super-soft synthetic bristles that dry almost immediately after use. The knot of bristles unscrews and you place it into the hollow handle when not in use. Being synthetic this brush will not smell, it won’t shed hair and it’s 100% vegan, animal-friendly.
£32.50, read more here.
Woodland Leathers Military Wet Pack
For short breaks, you want to travel light and compact. This military wet pack is so handy for stuffing in my weekend luggage bag. It can hold my safety razor, travel shaving soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, aftershave balm and a small cologne. Made from high-grade leather.
£55.00, read more here.
Proraso Cologne Infused Wipes
Travelling can be sticky and pretty unhygienic too at times. These wet wipes are infused with Proraso’s lovely Azur Lime scent which instantly refreshes and cleanses. Use on hands and face.
£5.00, read more here.
Executive Shaving Safety Razor & Shaving Brush Travel Kit
If you use a safety razor, this set is ideal for men on the move. A travel size safety razor and a synthetic bristle shaving brush compactly secured in a nylon-lined case. It’s ever so practical and lightweight.
£48.50, read more here.
Executive Shaving Intense Moisturising Balm
Air travel takes its toll on the skin, the air-con in planes can be fiercely dry and your skin may feel tight after a flight lasting 2 hours or more. It makes sense to freshen up when you can and moisturise your skin. You’ll feel better for it. This balm is also wonderfully effective as an after-sun soother and moisturiser.
£12.50, read more here.
Daines & Hathaway Finsbury Overnight Bag
Handmade in England from the finest, most durable leather, this weekend bag is large enough to carry tee shirts, trousers and all your essentials. Amazing attention to detail, lots of room and you’ll look amazing when you check in.
£395.00, read more here.
Taylor Sandalwood Travel Shaving Cream
This is one of the all-time classic shaving creams, it has a real old school, retro scent and it delivers excellent skin protection. Size 60ml tub.
£6.95, read more here.
Agua de Colonia Travel Cologne
Made by Alvarez Gomez in Spain, this classic cologne is packed full of summery citrus notes, it’s a clean and modern scent. This little gem is 40ml of Spanish perfection and you can carry this on as hand luggage.
£5.00, read more here.
Muhle Gillette Fusion Razor and Badger Hair Brush
This is exceptional even by Muhle standards, German made for the man on the move who prefers a cartridge razor. You need not compromise on quality when you travel. This set benefits from a silvertip badger brush and a travel size Gillette Fusin razor contained within a cowhide leather case.
£145.00, read more here.
Written by Brian Mulreany
Prices correct at 7th June 2018