Last time we checked, Apple Inc. wasn’t in the grooming game. But then again, nobody artistic seemed to be setting foot in the grooming scene. A quick stroll around our local department store was enough to convince us that grooming and art were never meant to be. This was especially true when it came to shaving. In the fierce battle to dominate the razor category, top brands such as Gillette focused their energy and attention on functionality while the likes of the Dollar Shave Club [a BIG shout-out to Christopher] delivers a jab with their affordable price point.
A couple of days ago, ManPossible received a package from our friends over at Harry’s (because that’s what friends do). Perplexed by the size and shape (small yet lengthy rectangular shipping box) of the package, we felt it was only fitting to unbox and explore the content within. A quick rip and tear (like a true grooming pro) revealed yet another small cube shaped box padded on each end with tissue paper. To further heighten the suspense, the exact image and proportions of this “cube” looked just like a container for a wedding ring. Taken aback by this unforeseen marriage proposal from Harry’s, a couple of us at ManPossible decided to step out to get some fresh air… [this was a whole new level of commitment some of us never dreamed about].
After a good hour of debating and contemplating, we decided to return to the room and deliver our final verdict to Harry’s, but only after examining the size of the “rock” (size matters fellas!)… Our egos were eventually crushed when our intern pointed out that the small ivory (base) and navy (top) cube had the words “H’ RAZOR STAND” written on the side. Further exploration led to the following phrase, “A great razor deserves a great home”…
OK! So we got a bit carried away with this “surprise” marriage proposal fiasco, but then again, who wouldn’t have?
[WARNING: fellas don’t EVER pull that stunt on your lady-friend.]
If there is anything that can help comfort a wounded heart, it’s definitely a GIFT! Right in front of us was this gift from Harry’s. After peeling off the single-sided tape, we proceeded to separate the navy top half from the ivory base. What our eyes next beheld can only be described in three words: simple, sleek and elegant! For as far as we are concerned, this little guy beats having a diamond ring!... to a true groomer at least (funny, we did not notice the word groom residing in groomer until now… hmmmmmm).
Snuggled right in the center of the ivory box was a majestic aluminum cube encased in a coat of metallic silver. The only artistic resemblance that comes to mind is Apple’s line of silver and aluminum laptops we’re using to describe it. There is just something amazing about the simple and elegant design that brings a smile to our faces. Giving this beauty a quick 180 rotation, we find the word “Harry’s” (in small letters) imprinted on one side of the wall in a well defined silver color. The top of the cube is hollowed out in a circular shape, with a cylinder opening that extends from the top all the way to the bottom. The overall shape itself reminds us of a semi-used pool cue chalk. At the bottom panel of the cube sits a thin (black) rubber halo to provide grip to prevent slippage on a wet bathroom countertop.
At this point some of you might ask, “What the eff is this thing you guys are overly excited about? Isn’t it just a razor stand?” Well let us give it to you straight. This, friends, is the bridge between you, your razor, and the filing cabinet. Ok, we get it, razors are to be used with one specific function: shaving. BUT, that doesn’t mean the product itself can’t be beautiful enough to look at. As some of you might recall, I was given my first ever razor from my mentor two Christmas ago and it just so happened to be Harry’s Winston Set. Till this day, Harry’s Winston razor has been my trusted “go-to” man tool when it comes to shaving. Not only does it look sleek, it also has my initials engraved on the handle. However, until now I’ve been storing this metal beauty in the navy paper box set it came in and only reached for it when my facial hair yearned for some ass whooping. Now I can finally and proudly take this wonderful gift out of its paper casket and place it on a majestic podium where it can be one with my grooming habitat! It’s a work of standart.
Batman had Robin. Bonnie had Clyde. If you have a razor, get yourself a proper stand; get Harry’s Razor Stand ($15.00 USD).