Every man has a collection of items he needs to have on him at all times. Keys are usually one of them. As part of your daily routine, they go everywhere with you whether it's a day at the office or a weekend on the road. So it's important that your everyday carry keychain is functional, organized and easy to carry.
Your keychain is the base to keeping your keys organized and preventing you from losing them. This is why the Japanese Keyhook Keychain is one of our favorites. With it's sleek design, this one-of-a-kind key hook is made of solid brass, and will keep your keys safe in your pocket at all times. The simple and sturdy design makes it easy to slide your keys conveniently in and out of any pocket, or around a belt loop. Best of all, it's designed to last a lifetime.
This Brass Clip Keychain with a leather strap adds a bit of rustic class to your keys. The handsome leather strap is handcrafted to age beautifully with time. Simple, slim and functional, it makes the perfect every carry keychain that clips nicely from your jeans belt loop just long enough for your keys to tuck into your back pocket, to keep your keys secure.
Then you'll love the polished look of the Minimalist MII Brass Keychain. It's well refined body is machined in the U.S.A from 360 brass and pin is machined from 1018 steel and blackened. This classy keychain looks sick to carry, plus its stylish hook doubles as a bottle opener, because you never know where it might come in handy.
At Finch Goods, we've carefully curated and collected over 50 quality instruments sourced from the around the world, including the US, Germany, Japan and Canada, all made by the finest craftsman and leather workers. From polished trinkets to sleek tools, mix, match and build your own custom keychain set to satisfy your everyday carry needs. Check out the full collection of EDC keychains and key chain accessories over here.
The latest addition to the Finch Goods' collection is a unique line of Japanese charcoal grooming products. Made in the Kishu region of Japan since the Edo period, Binchotan charcoal is known for its holistic detoxifying properties. Binchotan charcoal can be used to absorb chemicals in tap water, remove toxins from the skin, capture moisture and odors from the air, enhance blood circulation in a hot bath, stimulate healthy soil in the garden and deflect negative ions in your home.
When incorporated into grooming products Binchotan charcoal becomes a natural way to purify, cleanse to remove impurities and while restoring the natural balance of the skin. Make your mornings brighter with our Binchotan Charcoal Collection which includes a Charcoal Face Scrub Towel, Facial Soap, Shave Gel, Deep Cleansing Mask and Tooth Brush.
We're super excited to be introducing a few new goods to our Bison Made Collection. Bison Made is well known for their artful leather craft and produces some of the best leather goods around. Based on tradition, but inspired by modern functional style all their products are artistic masterpieces made for the modern man.
This season Finch Goods Co. wants to introduce you to our newest Bison Made additions to the collection:
Perfect for your everyday carry, the Bison Made iPhone 6 wallet holds your phone, cards and cash safely and securely in this handsome wallet. It features Innovative outer pocket provides quick access from both sides. What we love most about it? It's ultra sleek style - The Bison Made iPhone wallet is never bulky, always super functional. This pocket-ready phone wallet has everything you need in the palm of your hand.
This handsome leather wrap bracelet is made from supple, vegetable-tanned leather strap is connected with a sleek Italian clasp, finished in high polish nickel. It's adjustable to fit each individual wearer’s wrist. Comes in Cognac, Dark Brown, and Jet Black.
The classic No. 2 wallet is both one of our personal favorites and our customers. This little guy can hold a nice deck of credit cards, business cards and cash. Keep everything together in style with all the basics you need. Now available in 3 new colors: Navy, Golden Tan, and Cognac in addition to our classic Jet and Malbec.
When the sun sets, the night comes to life. You never know what you will find, or what excitement lies around the next corner.
For one night only Finch Goods Co. will be hosting an online night market on October 19th, 2015. Between 7pm and 12am, you'll find a selection our curated collection, plus some exclusive new pieces, all at an irresistible price. All our pieces are limited quantity, so make sure you act fast if something catches your eye.
Night Market collection includes:
All the goods in Finch Goods Co. have special story to tell. And today I will tell ours.
We have always admired quality, craftsmanship, and good design. We believe these 3 attributes help a product remain classic through fashion trends, and wear well into their years like a baseball glove. It's exactly what we look for when we curate the goods for Finch Goods.
From our love of great, well-made products, We've personally teamed up with designers and manufacturers from around the world to bring you our own line of men's goods, The Finch's Collection. Designed to honor tradition, while cultivating the lifestyle of the modern man, Finch's will be a line of men's goods and accessories that range from your daily carry to the finishing touches of your life.
With the ideals of quality, craftsmanship, and great design, we're proud to introduce our first two items of the Finch's collection: the Finch's Safety Razor and Finch's Badger Hair Shaving Brush. As the big 1-2 of the shaving, they are essential tools in the every man's grooming kit and it only felt right that something so practical, yet traditional be the first addition to the Finch's collection.
Finch's Safety Razor is a well balanced shaving instrument that perfectly fits your hand, providing superior control over your shaving strokes, one perfect lift off after another.
The smartly designed handle is milled from a solid rod of aircraft grade aluminum. The safety razor head is perfectly balanced and weighs 89 grams - one of the heavier safety razors on the market - providing the perfect pressure while shaving.
To complement the Finch's Safety Razor, we have the Finch's Badger Hair Shaving Brush. It's ergonomic handle is designed it to fit perfectly in your hand allowing a full range of motion. Like the Finch's Safety Razor, it's handle is precision milled from a solid piece of aircraft grade aluminum.
The brush is made from AAA badger hair. Each brush has its bristles hand selected and hand filled. Our AAA Badger hair absorbs water and is the wet shave standard for applying the most comfortable, moist, and penetrating lather.
Learn more about the quality, craftsmanship, and great design behind Finch's Shaving Tools.
September marks the return to sock season. This Fall, Finch Goods Co. introduces the original British sock specialist, Corgi Hosiery to our collection of curated goods.
Known for some of the best socks all around, Corgi was founded in Ammanford, Wales in 1892. Corgi socks have a worldwide reputation for making luxury socks that are traditional, yet fashionable. Their origins start in making thigh-high woolen socks for local miners in England and later popularized men's argyle socks. Their attention to detail and quality has earned them a reputation of the highest standard. With over 100 years in perfecting the art of making hosiery, Corgi uses only the finest yarns and traditional methods of manufacturing. Each sock is individually finished with a hand sewn tip and ankle for a perfect flat laying seam every time.
Our stylists have hand picked a selection of Corgi's Fall/Winter 2014 line to be part of our new Fall/Winter collection. Take a look at our range of the finest wool and cotton blend socks.
Classic shaving has become a lost art. Once a time honored tradition practiced and passed down from generation to generation, the concept of wet shaving of been lost to a the marketed world of disposable plastic razors. Switching from a cheap disposable razor to the right double-edged safety razor is like upgrading from a Pinto to a BMW. A safety razor like an artist's tool. Just imagine holding a piece of heavy, sturdy metal in your hand to craft your art as opposed to a piece of cheap plastic. Nothing beats the gratification of a traditional wet shave. It's the ultimate grooming ritual and craft to me mastered.
1. Get a Better Shave Every Time
Conventional wet shaving provides the closest shave possible with the promise of healthier skin. Electric razors and the latest over marketed 5 blade contraptions irritate the skin more than needed resulting in redness, razor burns, and ingrown hairs. Safety razors utilize a single blade which helps eliminate skin irritation because you have one blade instead of several raking over your skin at each stroke. Your skin will be thanking you.
2. Save Your Hard Earned Cash
The economical benefits are also a great plus to using a safety razors. Compare to the constantly rising costs of cartridge razors, single razor blades are just pennies. By switching over to a safety razor, you can save some serious dough in the long run. You'll never have to put up with a dull blade again trying to make the most of your cartridge razors.
3. Less Waste
Traditional wet shaving with a double-edged safety razor uses less waste than shaving with cartridge razors. The only waste is a single metal razor blade that can be recycled and lather down the sink. Unlike today’s razor cartridges, a double-edged blade can easily be recycled.
4. Take Pride In Your Shave
You'll feel a great sense of pride once you've mastered the art of using traditional shaving tools. There's a certain amount of skill and technique required in the ritual of classic wet shaving which takes time and practice. Learning to shave the way your great-grandfather shaved, brings a sense of pride, tradition and connection to years past.
At Finch Goods Co., we're big fans of results and efficiency. Recently we discovered a new workout regimen that delivers both. This back-to-basics workout is based on the principle is that to a certain extent strength equals size, but size doesn’t necessarily equal strength.
This notion is backed up by the fact that the best bodybuilders ever all had a background in strength like Schwarzenegger, Park and Coleman.
The work-out focuses entirely on big, strength and muscle building compound movements like deadlifts, squats and bench.
The compete regiment is broken out into two workouts. Each workout consists of 5 sets of 5 reps with the only exception being deadlifts.
Each workout is detailed below:
Squat - 5×5
Standing Military Press - 5×5
Deadlift - 1×5
Squat - 5×5
Bench Press - 5×5
Barbell Row - 5×5
You alternate between Workout A and Workout B every other day.
With a workout like this, it's important not to go too heavy on the first few weeks. Each session you add 5lbs to the bar, so, starting too heavy will mean you'll plateau quickly and lose motivation.
There is also an App for iPhone and an App for Android that tracks each workout and the weight. The app is incredible simple and includes a timer between sets to keep you from wasting time and keep your workouts on track.
To learn more about StrongLifts 5X5, check out the StrongLifts website.
Image curtesy of Andreas KOZIOL
A man's scent is a silent signature that he carries around with him through his day. It adds character, depth and personality to his essence. The creators of Alfred Lane embody this idea by cleverly creating a solid cologne with portability, and easy application for the modern man on the go.
Based in Chicago, the founders of Alfred Lane Solid Cologne believed in creating a product that elevates the essence of the true modern man. Conveniently packaged in a sleek vintage sliding tin, their line of compact solid colognes are designed for versatile use, and can easily be slipped into a pocket or dropped in a bag. Careful craftsmanship goes into creating each cologne, made with only natural ingredients of shea butter, jojoba oil, beeswax and essential oils, all sourced from the US and blended in Chicago. With its roots coming from an ancient Egyptian tradition, there is a true beauty that goes into their making, handcrafted in small batches and tested for perfection.
Application is simple and mess free, just a quick dip or finger swirl in the solid cologne, then apply to pulse points such as wrists, behind the ears and neck. They provide a long-lasting, refined scent, that go on subtly and evolve through the day while interacting with your own body temperature and chemistry. With the perfect amount every time, there's never need to worry about over application. You'll be left perfectly refreshed for an afterwork soiree or a day of exchanging ideas in the board room.
Finch Goods Co. welcomes the line of Alfred Lane Solid Cologne in three unique manly scents:
Bravado: A woodsy, oriental scent with a seductive touch of spicy notes of nutmeg, sandalwood, leather and tobacco.
Brio: A mossy, woody fragrance, with a musky warm feel and blend of vetiver and spicy top notes.
Vanguard: A spicy, sweet fragrance, with a refreshing essence of fruity blends, sweet spice, and woods.
Data scientist Matt Daniels looked at the variety of words in the first 35,000 lyrics of various hip hop artists and then ranked them in an interactive infographic chart.
In last position we find DMX. Probably best he's moved onto wedding singing.
WuTang's members held a variety of respected positions including #2, #6, #7, #9, #20, and #23 out of 80.
Some of the most popular artists like 2Pac, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg (or Lion) and Kanye found themselves leaning pretty far to the left.
Finally first place was awarded to Aesop Rock, who originally wasn't even in the running until Reddit cried foul.
See the full interactive graphic over at Matt's page.