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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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09 December 2019

On knows a good beard balm is designed to soften facial hairs, helping to make the beard look much smoother and healthier overall. Captain Fawcett's latest Masterclass demonstrates Mahesh Hayward administering nourishing beard balm to the wondrously snowy whiskers of Captain Fawcett Ambassador Kenneth Johnsson whilst explaining how to do the same at home. 

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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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20 November 2019

How does one achieve a simply exceptional shave - one which caresses a valiant visage with a blade so keen it leaves one’s chin as smooth as a silk scarf? In the latest Fawcett Masterclass, excellent fellow Mahesh Hayward, barber and founder of All Us Men is seen demonstrating how to succeed at this most sensitive of tasks using an assortment of the Captain's shaving essentials. 

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28 October 2019

I present Mastering the Art of Beard Oil with Gentleman and Barber, my dear chum Mahesh Hayward. Fawcett Man Corey Doades relaxes in the chair at Captain Fawcett’s Marvellous Barbershop Museum during the making of this highly instructional and most entertaining film made for the Fawcett Ministry of Information. Watch and learn gentlemen.....Roll film.

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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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05 March 2019

It’s a rare thing to find me at a loss for words but after receiving such news, emotion compels me to be brief.  For at a rather splendid dinner hosted by Lord Mayor with Lynn News at the Kings Lynn Corn Exchange, Captain Fawcett Ltd was awarded the accolade Small Business of the Year. And to cap it all, your humble Captain was voted Businessman of the Year.  #LoveWestNorfolk

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26 February 2019

I say!  Did you know that Captain Fawcett’s Synthetic Fibre Shaving Brush not only whips up a superb lather, it is splendidly vegan-friendly?  ‘Now, hang on there a moment old chum,’ you may well exclaim, ‘but I expect only the very best from Captain Fawcett and therefore must admit I was under the distinct impression that the very best shaving brushes are crafted using the finest Badger hair.

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05 February 2019

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. 

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25 January 2019

By popular request and inspired by the success of the Whisky Moustache Wax, I am delighted to introduce you to my luxuriant ‘Gentleman’s Tipple Whisky Beard Oil’.  Warmly spiced and a little nutty, the scent of this opulent elixir is lavishly infused with the aroma notes of the Captain’s preferred wee dram, recalling nights by a glowing fire amid the golden glens and rushing rivers of the Highlands.

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22 October 2018

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...

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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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