Keeping a Stiff Upper Lip, regardless...

Captain Fawcett's 6 self care essentials

Posted on January 07, 2021 by Captain P. Fawcett

2021 looms large and who knows what it will bring? I remain resolutely optimistic, for such is my nature and by Jove it has served me well through all manner of scrapes and scraps from Cairo to Kathmandu. Not to mention an incautious caper in Caerphilly.

I digress...the matter is this: how does one keep one’s spirits up in the eye of the storm? Trust yours truly gentlemen, a little self-care goes a long way. Take time for a treat. An early morning run, a steaming hot bath, a cup of strong Darjeeling, a generously buttered crumpet, nice clean socks, an afternoon snooze, a walk in the rain, a game of Scrabble, a chat with a chum.

And perchance one or two of the following...

1) Expedition Reserve Shampoo

The north wind doth blow...shall we have snow? I don’t know about you chaps, but this is the time of year for some most peculiar hat heads, what? Never fear, for a madcap mane is nothing that a good old fashioned shampoo can’t sort out! And Captain Fawcett’s Expedition Reserve is one of the very finest! Hair raising!

2) Luxurious Shaving Soap

Time to refresh your shaving routine gentlemen! May I suggest Captain Fawcett’s preferred Shaving Soap, which has helped him through many a close shave? Invigorating, exotic, enriching soap...a wet brush, warm water, luxuriant lather...that’s the way to do it!

3) Expedition Reserve Hand Cream

As the proverb goes, you must judge a man by the work of his hands. And whatever one’s trade, in these days of much essential hand-washing, a chap may well yearn for an efficacious unguent to nourish his nails, a potent salve to pamper his palms. This is just the ticket. Do rub it in!

4) Triumphant Beard Balm

‘When winter comes, can spring be far behind?’ Hirsute chaps longing for warmer days, lighter evenings, a sense of renewal...look no further. Such pleasures are but weeks away and meanwhile there is always Rufus Hound’s rather splendid Beard Balm. Balmy spring days captured in a tin. Huzzah!

5) Luxurious Himalayan Temple Oud Diffuser

I confess I find these darker days somewhat dismal. How to combat the gloom? Simple, sensual pleasures work magnificently...fill one’s dwelling with sumptuous fragrance! Conjure the sublime scent of Himalayan temples, sacred air enriched by smokey saffron, rich blossoms and exotic oud. Be transported on a veritable magic carpet ride of bliss!

6) Folding Pocket Beard Comb and Folding Pocket Moustache Comb

It appears we shall all be in Tiers a little longer than expected eh chaps? When the occasion allows the whipping off of one’s mask, calm the whiskers with a nifty little folding pocket comb, fine additions to any modern gentleman’s grooming tool kit.

One thing’s for sure in this uncertain old world assured Captain Fawcett will be Keeping A Stiff Upper Lip Regardless.

Carry on.

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