Recently, I spotted an interesting product at the drugstore: a shaving cream that claimed to be “self-heating” and had a giant “PATENT PENDING” stamp on its label. I was intrigued, to say the least—so I snapped a picture and made a mental note to check it out later. One of my dad’s specialties was developing shave prep products, so I thought it would be interesting to get his perspective on this product. Here’s what he had to say about Van Der Hagen…
Gatsby is a Japanese-based brand that makes hair gels, shave gels, and other men’s grooming products. When I heard about this brand in the past, I always wondered it if was indeed an ode to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel, The Great Gatsby. It turns out that it really is: read the company’s about page to read the full story, but basically, Gatsby’s founder was inspired by the lifestyle of the novel’s title character.
Today we’re diving back into the world of men’s hair grooming products: American Crew Fiber. This is a small tub of hair product that is supposed to add shape and appealing texture to your hair. American Crew did a partnership to feature Elvis on its products, which is what you see here: