Known for riding off the front of group rides only to be caught in the first mile, CJ got back on a road bike and realized he must win the Donut Derby at least once in his life. Regularly pledging he's "not a climber," he can be found as a regular attendee of Trexlertown's Thursday Night Training Criterium or sitting on the couch watching Paris-Roubaix reruns. CJ has been a constant rider of the Hell of Hunterdon in New Jersey and races the Tour of the Battenkill before going into seasonal hiding on cross-country ski trails.

Review: Long Rifle Soap Co. Brown Bess Aftershave   

Review: Long Rifle Soap Co. Brown Bess Aftershave  

It might be No-shave-Movember but that doesn’t mean men will be walking around completely neglecting their facial hair. There are limited ways to expertly coif the jawline follicles before it gets outright obnoxious. There’s the full beard, the beard with maintained cheeks. There’s the chinstrap and goatee. There’s the Guy Fawkes mustache/ soul patch combo. Then there’s varying lengths of sideburns. No-shave-Movember is more than just putting the straight razor away until December. 

 

We have been pursuing wet shaving hard at the creakybottombracket.com office. With our razors being expertly honed, the ‘shave of the day’ has been approached with alacrity and with regularity. In between pounding the keyboard the stubble is frequently checked for grittiness. Perhaps it is time for another swipe. 

 

Our gear has been properly upgraded as well. Recently we wrote about Long Rifle Soap Co.’s newest scented tallow soap, Brown Bess. It was added to the wet shave rotation but when everything was cleaned up a choice had to be made: either alter the tobacco scent with another aftershave or forego using aftershave completely. We had yet to splurge on the new Brown Bess aftershave. That is, until now.

  Long Rifle Soap not only has wonderfully-scented products, but their packaging is part of the experience. Each apothocary bottle is sealed with “Not all those who wander are lost” quoted on the label.

Long Rifle Soap not only has wonderfully-scented products, but their packaging is part of the experience. Each apothocary bottle is sealed with “Not all those who wander are lost” quoted on the label.

 Long Rifle Soap Co. has been killing it lately. Follow them on social media and it is apparent they are swiping new accounts while maintaining that hometown feel. Along with new scents of products, Long Rifle has added new packaging. There are few things as exciting as unboxing a Long Rile shipment. One gentle cloud of frontiersmen fragrance puffs from the box when it arrives. 

 

After receiving Brown Bess aftershave we can say we have been regulars at anticipating the five o’clock shadow to whip up another lather to combine with the aftershave. Then the day is spent inhaling the fragrances of tobacco and pipe smoke. If ever two products should be combined, it’s these two. Other combinations pass for sweet scents, but to have Brown Bess shave soap reinforced by the aftershave can set a relaxing tone to the remainder of the weekend. 

 

With the holidays coming up, Brown Bess aftershave (and tallow shave soap) would come in handy. It could make a great gift for the person who likes unique things. Furthermore, with holiday parties on the horizon, it could be the aftershave perfect to give the evening pick-me-up for the work party. Or it could be the best way to condition the skin after sculpting the facial hair in preparation for the month of November. Whichever method Brown Bess aftershave gets used is the right way. The only wrong way is leaving it in the bottle.

Events: Sly Fox Cross – PACX   

Events: Sly Fox Cross – PACX  

Being There: Philly Bike Expo 2018   

Being There: Philly Bike Expo 2018