On 1st Feb 2022 artist Vincent Kamp unveiled a new painting at prestigious Mayfair Gallery, The Clarendon. It was specially created to support BarbersRide’s chosen charity, Make-A-Wish. The subject of the work is Pete MacGowan, winner of a unique raffle to sit for a portrait. And Pete happens to have completed his first BarbersRide in 2021 - in his mid-70s.
Captain Fawcett was most pleased to welcome Jason Suckley, Chief Executive of the charity Make-A-Wish, to the company HQ last week. Richie Finney, founder and owner of Captain Fawcett Ltd presented Mr Suckley with a cheque for £20K, monies raised during the 2021 road trip BarbersRide, undertaken in support of Make-A-Wish.
Not sure what to give your husband for Christmas? Or, indeed, one’s father, boyfriend, chauffeur or trusty valet…Then roll up, roll up and jingle your bally bells for Captain Fawcett is giddy as a school boy to announce a superbly splendiferous seasonal special!
Yes, indeed my ole chortlers for, the season of merriment, goodwill and flaming ruddy puddings looms large!
The UK’s first International Trade Week is here. Huzzah! As an Export Champion, Captain Fawcett is delighted to report on the company’s experience of selling globally in connection with trade industry experts. As his chums will know, Captain Fawcett’s first batch of Moustache Wax was prepared upon the stove of a humble kitchen in a small Norfolk village in England.
Captain Fawcett is simply delighted to announce an extraordinary competition the like of which has never been seen on these pages before! The winner will take delivery of a truly magnificent selection of phenomenal Limited Edition Signed pieces. And when the signature belongs to Dream Theater maestro John Petrucci, one knows one is holding in one’s hands a veritable piece of Rock Music History.
Captain Fawcett is thrilled to announce a simply magnificent achievement for this year’s Barbersride.On the 11th August a fine fellowship of mad-cap adventurers, united by their passion for bikes and barbering, set off on an epic 5 day mission to support Make-A-Wish. The third BarbersRide was an absolute triumph, with funds reaching over £16,000.
“Win an Epic Grooming Kit" with Douglas Laing & Captain Fawcett Ltd. The prize is a an Epic Grooming Kit set containing 1 x Bottle of The Epicurean (70cl), 1 x The Quintessential Grooming Guide for the Modern Gentleman book – handsigned by the Captain, 1 x Big Peat Moustache Wax and 1 x Folding Pocket Comb. There are two sets available.
In its first two years BarbersRide has already raised over £21,000 for charity. I now present BarbersRide 2019... So in August like-minded motorcycle enthusiasts will assemble once again for an epic journey in support of Make-A-Wish UK, the charity granting life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Who will ride with us? Will you go the distance?
Captain Fawcett was delighted to welcome guests from all over the known globe to his simply splendid candle lit soiree this last Saturday evening. It is reported that a superb time was had by all. The Marvellous BarberShop Museum is a personal homage to the tonsorial art. For thanks to the wonders of 21st century technology, this wonderous collection of Mantiques is now open to all....
Further to clearing one’s olfactory pipes in this season of snuffles and sniffles, did you know that 15% of every purchase of Captain Fawcett’s Physician Menthol Moustache Wax goes straight to The Lions Barber Collective? This international pride of top barbers work together to raise awareness for the prevention of suicide. Many have been affected by such loss themselves.
On a seemingly routine business trip to London my Right Hand Man received a somewhat cryptic communique from a seemingly innocuous cab driver called ‘Gary’ (an unlikely name and no doubt a pseudonym, Ed ) that he was to proceed without further delay to Hyde Park underground station where he was to collect an apparently abandoned attaché case from a bench. Do read on...
I should like to express my personal, heartfelt thanks to those of you who took the time & trouble to travel both far and wide (strangely reminiscent of my ex wife) to Norfolk to join the Captain in celebrating the grand opening of his esteemed Gentlemen's Emporium and Marvellous Barbershop Museum in the fair town of Kings Lynn... I understand that a simply splendid time was had by all.
My dear chum Ricki Hall had his magnificent beard shaved off on 23rd July 2016, in order to raise money and awareness for Mesothelioma. The Big Beard Shave Off was conducted by Frank Glorified at Thy Barber, The Bike Shed, Shoreditch, London. Please donate at http://www.rickisamhall.com - every penny counts. One can view the live broadcast via Facebook hosted by our Right Hand Man.
My dear friend Ricki Hall will be getting his magnificent beard shaved off on 23rd July 2016, in order to raise money and awareness for Mesothelioma. Ricki lost his father to this terrible cancer, which affects many although not much is known about it. The Big Beard Shave Off will be conducted by Mr Frank Glorified at Thy Barber, at The Bike Shed, Shoreditch, London.
Valence, France and day five of Captain Fawcetts intrepid adventures following the Blue Smoke Racing Team in the 19th Historic Monte Carlo Rally. How terribly exciting it has been so far! My vehicle of choice is a 1963 Saab V4 two stroke as driven by Erik Carlsson, who won the Monte Carlo Rally for two years in a row in the 1960s. After a technical hiccup in Oslo and a major repair in Halden...
Private Lily and I had the great pleasure of attending the World Beard & Moustache Championships from 2nd to 4th October in beautiful Leogang, Austria. Much fun was had, and I would like to thank our genial hosts for a splendidly warm welcome. The inimitable Mr Iain Crockart took some super photographs of the hirsute contestants, all of which can be viewed on my Facebook page.
#Project60 is a monumental portrait series featuring some of the world’s most famous bearded gentlemen, and now also a delightful lady by the name of Harnaam Kaur. It has been masterminded by Mr Elbank, an esteemed English photographer who has recently returned from Australia after nine years of award winning work to create this timeless artifact with an important, life-saving message.
The Captain and a few of his very dear chums were delighted to be invited to a simply splendid soirée hosted by the reputed Pall Mall Barbers, held at the Boisdale eaterie in Belgravia this Tuesday last. Great fun was had by all, as the canapés and Prosecco flowed thick and fast. You can find some splendid images from the evening on my Facebook page. Carry On Chaps. Fawcett.
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I’d wager there is no finer release from the bothersome trials of life than unbuttoning one’s waistcoat, settling back and having a shufti at Captain Fawcett’s latest escapades. What larks! Remember chums, the truth may well be stranger than fiction…
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