What’s the difference between Cologne and Aftershave?

Sometimes, when you catch Phil off guard his obvious abundance of wisdom shines through 😉 What’s the difference between Cologne and Aftershave?

Here we were talking about the TABAC range of grooming products and Phil mentioned cologne and aftershave… then I asked a great question… watch what happens next…
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ct shave shop phil weaver

What blends a Cuban vibe, Bluetooth, the 1930s and a mighty fine hair cut, beard trim or shave?

The ALL NEW rejuvenated Phil “Che” Weaver’s CT Shave Shop on Church Street, Sidmouth that’s what!


Phil has just given his barber shop a makeover with a little help from his friends… re-designed… re-wired… re-plumbed… re-plastered… re-painted, teal is well in this summer… and rejuvenated with some Bluetooth sounds… Continue reading “What blends a Cuban vibe, Bluetooth, the 1930s and a mighty fine hair cut, beard trim or shave?”

CT Shave Shop refurbishment

Looking for a Relaxing Wet Shave Experience?

When Phil opened The Barber Shop on Church Street two years ago he wasn’t sure if Sidmouth was ready for a wet shave experience …

“Well, I am pleased to say that Sidmouth have really taken the wet shave concept to heart and Friday’s and Saturday’s are very busy with appointments… people want to look their best for that special night out!”

There is a demand, so time for CT Shave Shop to get a refurb… Phil explains how the layout will change… but what colour to paint it?

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cologne testers

Cologne Testers – Try our colognes and double your money!

Choose from our range of cologne testers 1.5ml vials. Each order comes with a £5 voucher to spend on any of our product range (bar other cologne testers!)

Truefitt and Hill Freshman, Spanish Leather, 1805, Clubman, Grafton, Aspley, Sandalwood, Trafalgar and West Indian colognes.

Taylor of Old Bond Street Jermy Street, Sandalwood, Gentlemans and Eton College colognes.

Agua de Colonia Concentrated Eau de and Barberia Eau de Colognes.

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Phil’s Captain Fawcett’s product videos “Just the ticket” ;)

When you talk to marketing folk they talk about the “voice of the brand” and Captain Fawcett’s voice is simply splendid… harkening back to a time when Queen Victoria, as a young girl, was playing happily in the streets of Sidmouth and “Intrepid English Explorers” were expanding the horizons.


Today’s mission, after waiting 90 minutes for pesky customer to get out the way, (he’s getting so popular), was to capture a few frames to celluloid for posterity and to encourage Google’s hungry spiders over for a virtual meal of Captain Fawcett’s finest range of shaving products and accessories, used by bearded blokes the world over with no prejudice for gentlemen, Intrepid Explorers or your salt of the earth laymen, should any be feeling a little too hairy! Continue reading “Phil’s Captain Fawcett’s product videos “Just the ticket” ;)”

sidfestbeard competition entries 2017

SidFestBEARD Competition WINNER 2017

In our inaugural Sidmouth Folk Festival Beard Competition, sponsored by Blue Beards Revenge, we had a Brexit pleasing “dozen” entries…

Contenders came from far and wide across the nation and there could well have been a couple of international entries with the fine aroma of herbs and spices that filled the air this year.
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dog's funeral procession

Every DOG has his day…

When Phil mentioned having a New Orleans’s style funeral for his old mate Dog I just had to come along and enjoy the spectacle…

Dog was obviously very much loved by his pals and most anyone he met on his life journey judging by the turn out and what folk were saying about him. Never met him myself, just moved to town last year and have got to know Phil by hanging out regular in his barber shop and working with him on this ‘ere website.
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