Client is always keen to promote British craftsmanship, so when we discovered pioneering British brand Thomas Clipper, we wanted to share with their outstanding luxury grooming range, which was released earlier this year – The Neolithic Set. Founded in London in 2014, the brand is currently stocked exclusively at Fortnum and Mason and J Press, New York. We’ve also shared images from their Heritage Set, Purist Bags & Travel Razors.
Unlike many luxury grooming kit producers, Thomas Clipper handcrafts theirs in the UK and the accessories are made from semi-fossilised British Oak. Their previously released Heritage Lathering Bowl was made from 300-year-old naturally felled British Chestnut, and their Neolithic Shave Set includes a Neolithic lathering bowl and shaving brush hand-turned in Leicester and signature juniper scented shaving soap, handmade in Norfolk.
The Neolithic Shave Set retails for £199.00 and the Neolithic Pewter Edition (hand poured pewter metal top) is available in VERY limited editions for £299.00.
The brand is a labour of love for co-founders Matt and Antonio who started with three successfully funded Kickstarter and Seedrs campaigns. Everything is hand-crafted, responsibly sourced and made to last – especially if they are in your travel bag.
“Men like us spend too much time during the day concentrating on different screens. We believe there’s a value in doing something simple, relaxing and completely detached from the pace of normal life.”
— Matt, co-founder of Thomas Clipper
As you can see from these beautifully shot images, their range includes double-edged razors, world-class Italian leather-goods and handcrafted signature shaving soaps. They source locally in the UK, from Leicestershire to Devon, but are open to looking further afield in search of the finest craftsmanship and are looking to launch a new leather collection designed in London and handmade in Tuscany.
Another development includes their first cologne, which is being formulated in the spiritual home of fragrance, Grasse on the Côte d’Azur, before being made in England.
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Written by Ian Cole for Client Voyage