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Products Worth Talking About discusses disruptive product companies and the people behind them.

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Products Worth Talking About discusses disruptive product companies and the people behind them.

    President & CEO Interview with J. Michael Prince - The Driving Force Behind Nantucket Whaler

    President & CEO Interview with J. Michael Prince - The Driving Force Behind Nantucket Whaler

    Today we're interviewing J. Michael Prince President & CEO Of USPA Global Licensing (Parent Company Of Nantucket Whaler)

    • 29 min
    These Beard Trimmers Really SUCK! The Best Vacuuming Beard Trimmers.

    These Beard Trimmers Really SUCK! The Best Vacuuming Beard Trimmers.

    If you have a beard, you know that trimming and keeping it well-groomed can be a challenge... and then on top of it you have to clean up all those trimmings and that's totally a pain. As bearded men, we wanted a solution for the 'clean-up' because nobody likes a bathroom covered in beard hairs. So, we decided to embark on a journey to find which vacuuming beard trimmer is  the best. We tried the Remington MB6850 Stubble and Beard Trimmer, the Wahl 9870 Vacuum Trimmer, and the Hatteker Hair Clipper Beard Trimmer Kit 5-in-1. The criteria for our grading are: Cutability, Product Quality, and Suction.
    Overall, we really enjoyed doing this 'Best Vacuuming Facial Trimmer' or 'Best Vacuuming Beard Trimmer' review and think that the suction/vacuuming aspect is a HUGE bonus over your standard trimmers. Definitely check them out for yourself!
    Find them on Amazon: Remington MB6850 Vacuuming Beard Trimmer: https://amzn.to/2Ws0RNrWahl 9870 Vacuuming Beard Trimer: https://amzn.to/34j98IeHatteker Clipper/Trimmer 5 in 1: https://amzn.to/38dH1ez
    PRODUCT 1: Remington MB6850 Vacuum Stubble and Beard TrimmerLink: https://amzn.to/2Ws0RNrYear Founded - 1937 - Now owned by Rayovac - 2003 Founder(s) - REMINGTON RANDLocation - NEW YORK ORIGINALLY BUT WORLD HEADQUARTERS IS NOW IN MIDDLETON, WISCONSIN Interesting Facts: The origins of the "Remington" name date back to 1816 and a firearms maker with the formation of E. Remington and Sons. They started with firearms but also made products like sewing machines and farm implements. The most significant side venture was when inventor Christopher Sholes persuaded the firearms company to help him develop the typewriter with the QWERTY keyboard, which is still the standard today. Product Name - REMINGTON M86850 VACUUM STUBBLE AND BEARD TRIMMERPricing - around $50 on AmazonTests:Cutability (1/10)- RT: 8; TA: 7Product Quality (1/10)- RT: 9; TA: 7Suction (1/10)- RT: 8; TA: 8Experience (how do they make you feel)? TA: From the vacuum standpoint, this is the best! RT: Packaging, vacuum, cutting, everything! 
    PRODUCT 2: Wahl Model 9870-100 Vacuum Trimmer KitLink: https://amzn.to/34j98IeYear Founded - 1919Founder(s) - LEO J. WAHL - Currently ran by Location - STERLING, ILLINOISInteresting Fact - In 1911, Leo J. Wahl discovered the electromagnetic motor. He realized that he could use this kind of motor to make a medical massager for his uncle, J. Frank Wahl. Leo began selling this invention to barbershops. He recognized a need for improving barber tools by using this type of motor. In 1919 he took over the business and founded Wahl Clipper Corporation.Pricing - around $60 on AmazonTests:Cutability (1/10)- RT: 7; TA: 5Product Quality (1/10)- RT: 10; TA: 9Suction (1/10)- RT: 2; TA: 2Experience (how do they make you feel)? TA: More luxurious but not as functional vacuum RT: Not the best vacuum, great trimmer
    PRODUCT 3: Hatteker Mens Hair Clipper Beard Trimmer Grooming kitLink: https://amzn.to/38dH1ezYear Founded - ABOUT THREE YEARS AGO Location - CHINA (MANUFACTURED IN THE Zhejiang province)Product Name - Hatteker Mens Hair Clipper Beard Trimmer Grooming kitPricing -  $35 on AmazonTests:Cutability (1/10)- RT: 10; TA: 10Product Quality (1/10)- RT: 8; TA: 9Suction (1/10)- RT: 0; TA: 0
    Resources:REBL Jane: https://rebljane.com/Vortic Watch Company: https://vorticwatches.com/
    Connect with Products Worth Talking AboutIG: https://www.instagram.com/productsworthtalkingaboutFB: https://www.facebook.com/productsworthtalkingaboutLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pwta

    • 29 min
    The 4 Best Stocking Stuffers For Men in 2020

    The 4 Best Stocking Stuffers For Men in 2020

    Shopping for the man in your life can be downright difficult. As men, we know that we have our own tastes, ideas, and preferences; so we figured we'd made an easy list of some of our favorite stocking stuffers for the 2020 holiday season. We hope this list helps you find the best stocking stuffers for men this year. We'd love any and all feedback, as well as suggestions for your favorite small gifts and presents for men.
    Products we reviewed: Tipsy Elves: https://www.tipsyelves.com/Manscaped Lawnmower: https://amzn.to/2LjaITHThe Social Stick: https://amzn.to/33UjwWGDuke Cannon Soap 2 Pack: https://amzn.to/39RfmlUHonest Amish: Honest Amish: https://amzn.to/36WUOGP
    Brand Overviews:1. Tipsy Elves sells holiday-themed apparel. Primarily holiday sweaters, onesies, ski suits and other fun Christmas gift ideas.
    2. MANDSCAPED makes grooming tools for men's sensitive areas. Perfect for maintenance and/or suggesting regular maintenance and hygiene.
    3. The Social Stick is a 6 foot social distancing stick that extends to 6 feet and collapses down to 11 inches. Part practical and part funny. 
    4. Duke Cannon Soap for men. It makes you feel like a true man. The ultimate soap for male cleanliness and hygiene. A brick of soap that makes you feel ready and prepared for anything thrown at you.
    5. Honest Amish Beard Oil makes your beard smell and feel like a puppy. One of our absolute favorite beard oils. Smooth feeling and phenomenal smell. Highly recommend!
    Resources:REBL Jane: https://rebljane.com/Vortic Watch Company: https://vorticwatches.com/
    Connect with Products Worth Talking AboutIG: https://www.instagram.com/productsworthtalkingaboutFB: https://www.facebook.com/productsworthtalkingaboutLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pwta

    • 16 min
    The Best Beard Oils. We Reviewed 7 of the Top Brands!

    The Best Beard Oils. We Reviewed 7 of the Top Brands!

    Let's be real for a minute... it's 2020 and if you aren't using beard oil for your facial hair, you're missing out. We reviewed 7 of the most popular brands we could find to determine which one is truly the best. Be sure to stick around for our review of the Best Beard Oil of 2020 at the end!
    The brands we explored are:Beardbrand: https://www.beardbrand.com/Honest Amish: https://www.honestamish.com/Beast: https://www.getbeast.com/The Good Hippie: https://thegoodhippie.com/Smartbeard: https://smartbeard.com/American Provenance: https://americanprovenance.com/BSmooth: https://www.etsy.com/listing/596173326/bsmooth-beard-oil-sample-pack
    Company BackgroundsCompany 1: BeardbrandYear Founded - 2012Founder(s) - Eric BanholtzLocation - Austin, Texas Product Name - Beardbrand Beard Oil Pricing - $29 for 1 fl. Oz. which lasts about three months  Options -  Fragrance: Old Money, Temple Smoke, Four Vices, Tree Ranger, Spiced Citrus and Tea Tree Experience: *GOOD* Makes us feel like men
    Company 2: Honest AmishYear Founded - 2011Location - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Interesting Fact - Honest Amish makes everything by hand from scratch using their original recipes. They never use man-made chemicals, fragrances, petroleum by-products or man-made preservatives. They also never use plastic containers. Product Name - Pure Beard Oil, Classic, and Premium Pricing - Website is $13.87 (Amazon?) for 2 oz. Options -  Pure Beard Oil is fragrance free. Classic has the same scent as the regular beard balm (a blend of seven essential oils), and Premium has a sweet peppery/woodsy scent from the virgin oils and two essential oils.  Experience: Not as rich and manly as Beardbrand. 
    Company 3: BEAST BrandsYear Founded - 2015Location - Nashville, TennesseeInteresting Fact - “Beast Blue” is the scent you can feel because of its cool, crisp tingle. It’s like jumping into a cool shower after a hard workout. Like diving into raw glacier waters. Like sticking your whole head into the convenience store popsicle freezer on a sweltering summer day. (You know you want to.)Product Name - Beast Blue Beard Oil Pricing - $15 for 1 oz. Experience: Like diving into raw glacier waters
    Company 4: Good HippieYear Founded - 2011Interesting Fact - By a licensed massage therapist who was concerned about the ingredients found in commercial products at most spas. Location - Austin, TexasProduct Name - Beard Elixir Pricing - $26 for 1 oz.  Experience: Primal 
    Company 5: Smart Beard Founder - Bennie Mayberry Location - Los AngelesInteresting Fact - A black-owned, science based brand which pioneers a DHT-safe technology from cancer research to make them stand out.They offer custom beard oils for men who need solutions for deep skin issues like eczema and psoriasis. Pricing - $28 for 1 oz. Options -  Refreshing mint Experience: Like an Andes mint or Santa; or awake and alive 
    Company 6: American ProvenanceYear Founded - 2015Location - Mount Horeb, WisconsinInteresting Fact - Founded by Kyle LaFond, a former middle school science teacher, the company originated from Kyle's concern over the questionable ingredients in the brands used by his students. Frustrated by the chemical clouds of product infiltrating the school hallways, Kyle challenged his students to create their own personal care items without harsh chemicals. After years of experiments and improvements to his own formulas, he launched American Provenance from an updated machine shed on his fourth-generation family farm. Today, the company makes all its own natural products from its southern Wisconsin facility near the original family farm where it all began.Product Name - Natural Beard Oil Pricing - $14.25 for 2 oz. Options -  Fastballs & Fisticuffs (Lemongrass, Bergamot, Marjoram)Firepits & Flannels (Wintergreen, Fir, Cedar)Horseshoes & Hand Grenades (Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Clove)Shotguns &

    • 41 min
    The Most Kick-A** Men's T-Shirts: 3 In-Depth Men's T-Shirt Reviews

    The Most Kick-A** Men's T-Shirts: 3 In-Depth Men's T-Shirt Reviews

    We're passionate about men's t-shirts and so, we're constantly searching for the best brands and products... so why stop at t-shirts?!? We found 3 t-shirt companies (lululemon, Bylt, and Cuts) and set out to find who makes our favorite shirts. This is truly a 'David vs Goliath' review, but will Goliath come out on top? Thanks for listening!
    Get $10 off your first Bylt order: http://rwrd.io/nwy71hmSave $20 on any Cuts purchase: https://www.talkable.com/x/PuYa2mlululemon 5 Year Basic V T-Shirt: https://lululemon.prf.hn/l/7A1O0l4
    What sets these three brands apart? We judged them based on their Product Design/Packaging, Social Strategy, Sales & Distribution, and their Disruptive Level. 
    Company 1: Lululemon - https://shop.lululemon.com/Year Founded - 1998Founders - Chip WilsonEmployees on Linkedin - 11,499Location - Vancouver, BCRecorded Funding = July 2007 - The company's initial public offering was in July 2007, raising $327.6 million by selling 18.2 million shares. Interesting Fact - The brand once claimed that seaweed incorporated in clothing was performance-enhancing.
    Company 2: BYLT - https://byltbasics.com/Year Founded - 2016Founders - Joey FirestoneEmployees on Linkedin - N/A Location - Costa Mesa, California Recorded Funding - N/AInteresting Fact - Drop Cut style is their thing
    Company 3: Cuts -  https://www.cutsclothing.com/Year Founded - 2016Founders - Steven BorrelliEmployees on Linkedin - 20Location = Culver City, CaliforniaRecorded Funding = N/AInteresting Fact - custom engineered their own Pyca™ fabric
    Resources:
    REBL Jane: https://rebljane.com/Vortic Watch Company: https://vorticwatches.com/
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    Connect with Products Worth Talking AboutIG: https://www.instagram.com/productswor...FB: https://www.facebook.com/productswort...LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pwta

    • 27 min
    Who Makes the Best Men's Dress Pants? We Test Them One Leg At A Time...

    Who Makes the Best Men's Dress Pants? We Test Them One Leg At A Time...

    Who Makes the Best Men's Dress Pants? A question many have asked, heck even we were unsure when we started filming. We know that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of men's apparel and men's dress pant brands but we wanted to try 3 that we've been hearing the most about. We'll be testing them in an array of areas including: 1. Every Day Carry (EDC): Which pair of men's dress pants/slacks best handles the everyday items that we keep in our pockets?2. Anti-Ball-Crusher (ABC): This one is a little funny, but also important. Which pair of pants do we think is the most comfortable in the lower regions of our body.3. Sit, Lunge, Squat (SLS): How do we feel that the pants perform in an array of normal tasks such as sitting, lunging, and squatting?4. Care and Material: Do we like the material? How easy is it to keep the pants in top condition? Will they hold up to the test of time and everyday use. 
    Get $50 off a pair of Mizzen+Main Pants: https://www.talkable.com/x/FaEWTq
    Shop LuluLemon 'ABC' Pants: https://lululemon.prf.hn/l/6qV4Ppq
    Shop Nantucket Whaler Apparel: www.nantucketwhaler.com
    Company BackgroundsCompany 1: Nantucket Whaler: Year Founded - 2017President and CEO - J. Michael Prince Employees on Linkedin - 11-50Location - West Palm Beach, Florida Recorded Funding - Privately held Interesting Fact - Portions of the profit from this brand actually support the United States Polo Association, as well as the Whale and Dolphin Conservation.Nantucket Whaler is a joint venture with Toronto based Grand National Apparel and the management team of global U.S. Polo Assn. brand.
    Company 2: Mizzen and MaineYear Founded - 2012Founders - Kevin LavelleEmployees on Linkedin - 51-200 employees (81 on LinkedIn)Location - Dallas, TexasRecorded Funding - Privately HeldInteresting Fact - Mizzen+Main has been endorsed by several professional athletes like Phil Mickelson and NFL player David Vobora
    Company 3: LululemonYear Founded - 1998Founders - Chip WilsonEmployees on Linkedin - 11,499Location - Vancouver, BCRecorded Funding = July 2007 - The company's initial public offering was in July 2007, raising $327.6 million by selling 18.2 million shares. Stock: Interesting Fact - The brand once claimed that seaweed incorporated in clothing was performance-enhancing.
    Resources:
    REBL Jane: https://rebljane.com/Vortic Watch Company: https://vorticwatches.com/
    Want to create a product based business? Start here: https://productsworthtalkingabout.com/index.php/bplan/
    Looking for more business resources? Check out our comprehensive resource page: https://productsworthtalkingabout.com/index.php/tools/
    Connect with Products Worth Talking AboutIG: https://www.instagram.com/productsworthtalkingaboutFB: https://www.facebook.com/productsworthtalkingaboutLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pwta

    • 27 min

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