The Tiffany’s for Men
Revolucion Cigars & Fine Gifts offers the very best in men’s lifestyle products
Roses are red, violets are blue, I’ve been stressing over what to get for you.
Roses are still red, violets are still blue, your birthdays coming and I don’t have a clue.
The universal question “What do men want?” is often voiced by women. Special occasions can bring with them an ulcer that grows and grows because you don’t know what to get your boyfriend, husband, father or brother; Valentine’s Day, Birthdays, Christmas – Ugh! For the lady in stress, Vancouver’s Revolucion Cigars & Fine Gifts, located at the heart of Yaletown, has the best remedy for that headache!
Revolucion – “For the man who has everything” – need I say more? Brothers Paulo and Niko Agelidis have created a men’s lifestyle store that offers unique, high-end gifts for that special man in your life. The fine gifts range from men’s accessories, including watches, wallets and cuff links to finely crafted cigars, shot glasses and Lampe Berger (Parisian air purifiers). Revolucion is not just a store that sells men’s products but they sell that experience – you have a problem, they have a solution.
Nothing is finer than a man who can take care of himself and for those that need a little bit of help, Revolucion offers Jack Black, an advanced men’s skin care line. A friend once told me that men are very simple creatures; they see things in black and white and want their lives to be just as crystal clear. Jack Black incorporates this principle in their skin care line – Nothing complicated. Nothing cosmetic. Just superior skin care.
Jack Black products are a perfect blend of natural botanicals with the latest technology to help skin feel rejuvenated. They cater to all skin types or problems, including anti-aging products, tackling oily skin, dark spots, blemishes and ingrown hair. Razor being problematic? Jack Black has you covered! Try the Electric Shave Enhancer with Witch Hazel, Lavender & Rosemary. It is a deep skin conditioner balm which soothes and calms your skin. It also leaves no residue, does not clog your razor and is non-greasy.
Veneet Girn, a long-time Revolucion customer, swears by the Jack Black Shave collection, which he has been using for the last five years. “Paulo recommended the line, as I have sensitive skin and don’t like to shave daily. I’ve had the smoothest shave since, and only have to shave every other day.”
Another great option is Edwin Jagger, a brand that prides itself for creating impeccable men’s grooming products, including shaving razors, brushes and sets. Although they have men’s skin care products, Edwin Jagger is globally recognized for their beautifully crafted razors. Their razor collection includes Gillette and traditional safety razors, and they combine the sophistication of the Gillette technology with their own craftsmanship tradition. In addition, their shaving brushes are made of badger hair, from a sustainable source, allowing the brush to easily absorb water and makes for an excellent lather when mixed with fine shaving cream for an unforgettable shaving experience.
Edwin Jagger also offers shaving creams and after shave lotions designed to decrease irritation, leaving skin feeling soft and smooth. What sets them apart from others is they have custom-made sets, where you can chose your favourite shaving razor, brush and shaving cream. Perfect for his birthday!
My personal favourite, also one of their top sellers, are the whiskey stones – “Put a chill in your whisky without diluting the dram of your dreams.” The whisky stones are not only fashionable, but also have quite a history behind the invention. Paulo tells me, “they are made out of soapstone, which was used during the war to keep people warm. The soapstone is known for its quality of holding temperature. If you put the stones in the freezer for 3- 4 hours, you can then put it in your whisky or wine to keep it cool plus it doesn’t dilute.” Who said you can only use the stones for alcoholic beverages – my mom puts it in her cranberry juice (so this is a gift for both mom and dad). Another few favourites of mine are the beautiful Dunhill collection of genuine leather wallets, lighters, pens and cufflinks and the extraordinary Lampe Berger air purifiers. Revolucion imports Lampe Berger from Paris, and this product will not only have your house smelling fresh and clean, but its luxe designs will add a nice design touch.
A lot of gifts displayed at Revolucion are thoughtful and cater to men, especially for that long-term partner. Paulo says “More and more women are coming in to buy gifts for their husbands and boyfriends.” He also mentions the items in the store are perfect for any occasion and are fairly priced. In addition, Revolucion would like to venture into the custom-made gift market, and Paulo strives to help customers with gift requests, even if they don’t carry the product, “I will go online and do my research so I can find it for my customers.” Talk about exceptional customer service!
Life is complicated enough; relationships are beyond complicated. You know that famous saying, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” With the 21st century, that idea has also been revolutionized. Check out Revolucion on 1062 Mainland Street or visit their website http://revolucionstyle.com.