Way back in the glory days of salty sea dogs, sailors used rum tinctures of West Indie bay and spices as disinfectants, fragrances, deodorants, and aftershaves. Over time, many famous fragrance and shaving houses adopted the custom and offered their own versions of the classic scent, which proved to be extremely popular with barbers as well.
Barrister and Mann® is proud to offer our own version of a classic Bay Rum. Dispensing with the modern custom of using large amounts of clove, we instead blend real black strap rum with West Indie bay, sweet orange, cinnamon, and benzoin (a vanilla-like resin). Our Bay Rum is a warm, masculine classic, a piece of history, and a favorite for winter, but is well-suited for any time of year.
Sometimes there’s nothing so comforting as good old-fashioned bar soap. Tyler Durden called it “the yardstick of civilization,” and it has long been in the running for the most important medical development of all time. It’s safe to say that we would not have made it nearly as far as a species were it not for the invention of soap in Sumeria thousands of years ago.
Keeping with this, our bar soap is made simply, with a simple formula. Beef tallow, the key ingredient in our shaving soap, also makes a heck of a bath soap, and we’ve combined it with coconut oil, castor oil, shea butter, and a little extra glycerin to produce bar soap that’s durable, properly cleansing, and that won’t dry out your skin. An excellent soap made in an ancient tradition, our Hand & Body Soap will keep you healthy, clean, and smelling great.