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07 January 2021

2021 looms large and who knows what it will bring? 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. 

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07 December 2020

"I thought I told you be be prepared". For those with the correct kit, this season of frost and, perchance, snow, is most bracing and jolly good for the soul! Whether one is manning the Mount Vostock weather station, tramping across the ruddy West Norfolk fens or, indeed, dashing into the briny for a wild cold water swim ....these winter essentials will restore spirits and warmth in no time! 

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25 November 2020

By Jove it’s been a somewhat bothersome year. There is light on the horizon folks and I’d wager all are now due a spot of indulgence, a touch of luxury. Indeed, I’d venture even the most formal gentleman yearns for a little sparkle. Whether you are in search of the perfect gift or more than ready to treat yourself, I present a list of gentlemanly treasures all to be found at Captain Fawcett’s Emporium.

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23 November 2020

Some traditions are worth holding on to, no matter how old we are fortunate enough to become! Whatever you call the old boy, Santa Claus, Father Xmas, Saint Nick...do leave a little something out for him. He’s still partial to a mince pie and although Mother insists he prefers sherry, I can vouch for the man being perfectly content with an aged Cognac. Whatever, make his welcome a warm one.

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04 November 2020
American Rock Royalty meets an English Gentleman Explorer. Men from different worlds with spirits in tune. A fellowship born from a most remarkable sequence of events...The new Signature Series 'Nebula' in collaboration with John Petrucci launches with a Beard Balm, Beard Oil and Moustache Wax, distinguished by a simply delectable fragrance. Read more
03 June 2020

It's June 4th, the Founding Day of Captain Fawcett Ltd in this, his magnificent 10th Anniversary year. We begin with a tin! 10 years ago, as the RHMan stirred his scented wax in an old baked bean can, little did he know that this experiment would lead to marvellous adventures across the globe, the like of which he had never imagined. Leading him to introduce a Limited Edition Anniversary Wax. 

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19 April 2020

I am delighted to announce that Natural Moustache Champion and Handlebar Hero and talented recycling artist, Snorrie Morrie, aka Marcel Tel Haar, is now appointed a Captain Fawcett Ambassador Extraordinaire. Please read on for a Q&A with the man himself... also find out that Snorriemorrie isn’t just a funny word. It means something. And something to be proud of.

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05 March 2020

Captain Fawcett is delighted to present an outstanding new Signature Series in collaboration with Viraj Singh of The Jodhpur Company. The 'Maharajah' Moustache Wax, Beard Oil and Beard Balm are now available. Redolent of balmy air perfumed by aromatic smoke and a crush of bright petals stirring the heat of enchanted Indian nights.

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19 February 2020

Captain Fawcett’s latest collaboration, ‘The Chap: Debonair Moustache Wax’ is perfect for the contemplative connoisseur.  Redolent of a briar pipe’s sweet smoke as savoured by a fellow from the comfort of his fireside armchair or upon a porch on a long summer’s evening. Inspired by the quarterly journal’s silhouetted pipe smoking dandy, it is the fragrance of slow pleasures. 

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15 December 2019

The days are hastening on and I do hope you are in the midst of merriment or, should that not be your cup of egg nog, preparing to take a some time away from daily demands. Do remember that whether you are in search of gifts for dear ones or ready for some well-earned personal indulgence, the last UK posting date from Captain Fawcett’s Emporium is 20th December 3pm.

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02 December 2019

As the Right Hand Man and I travel the world through extremes of climate and terrain, people often comment on our stiff upper lips and ponder ‘how do they keep it up?’ Well, dear chums, the Right Hand Man made a most engaging film, now showing on You Tube screens from Southport to Singapore. Naturally, being a man of letters, I took notes for my journal.  You might find them informative... 

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28 October 2019

The Fawcett Files: introducing the ambassador extraordinaire Russell Bristow. Name, Rank and Serial Number: Russell Bristow, Tree Surgeon, Skateboarder and Dali Moustache Champion @Dangeruss777 on Instagram and Twitter. From grooming and style to hirsute heroes and proudest moments, a Q&A with the man behind the moustache...

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08 October 2019

I recently had the exquisite honour of taking tea and cheesecake galore with that delightfully delectable minx, vintage model and self confessed food lover Miss Emmerald Barwise.  As she tipped the saucepot over her outstanding pasties, it struck me that you too would be seduced by her undoubted charms and so, for your pleasure, we conducted an intimate interview by way of an introduction. 

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21 August 2019

Celebrating BarbersRide 2019, Captain Fawcett is delighted to present a tonsorial treasure trove of barbering tools in one Special Edition Package, providing the modern barber with classic designs, honed and enhanced over centuries in accordance with the Captain’s own insistence on superb craftsmanship. Essentials for the modern barber’s craft with a special introductory offer!

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05 August 2019

I am simply delighted to present Captain Fawcett’s Coffee of Choice... a most delicious discovery sourced from the hills of the East Congo. Imagine, a misty morning in the verdant hills above Lake Edward upon the border of Congo and Uganda, in the western branch of the East African Rift. For it is here, a few miles south of the Equator, that a splendidly thrilling tale thus unfolds...

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26 June 2019

I am simply delighted to announce that Captain Fawcett’s 'Triumphant' collaboration with actor, comedian & all round good egg Rufus Hound has resulted in a rather splendid Signature Series Eau De Parfum. This delightful fragrance is reminiscent of the balmy days of Spring. Olfactory rural stimuli reaped by Rufus whilst riding his beloved motorcycle through England’s green & pleasant countryside. 

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03 June 2019

“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. 

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16 May 2019

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?

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01 April 2019

Gadzooks!  My Right Hand Man is on the box!  He has somehow found himself centre stage of a new vintage-themed BBC1 show called Curiosity. Considering he says he only popped out for a packet of wine gums, this is indeed a curious turn up for the books. The Right Hand Man’s starring episode airs at 2.15 on Wednesday 3rd April. The show will be screened every day for the next 3 weeks.

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11 March 2019

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....

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Captain Fawcett's Emporium & Marvelous Barbershop Museum.
Friesian Way, King's Lynn, Norfolk PE30 4JQ United Kingdom

It should be noted that Captain Fawcett and his adventures are a work of wild and fanciful imagination.
Any resemblance between the characters and persons living or dead is purely coincidental.

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