Welcome to Kent of Inglewood.
At Kent of Inglewood, we believe that people are allowed to be themselves. Everybody deserves to have a great shave, and enjoy the journey as much as the destination. Some choose classic shaving for the process, some choose it to reduce waste or expense. Whatever your reason, we'll help you shave better.
Started in 2014, Kent of Inglewood was born out of a passion for quality. We loved classic razors and shaving gear because they're made with care and designed to last lifetimes. The passion drove us to include beard products, perfumes, and every other fine grooming product we could find.
Because we're a distinctly Canadian brand, we also sell axes. Part of taking care of yourself is enjoying good personal time. A good axe or camping knife helps you to enjoy the Canadian wilds that we are blessed with.
At the end of the day, it’s the little things that make you truly happy: an incredibly smooth shave, a luscious soft beard, or a razor sharp axe. We'll help you take care of the small thing so you can focus on the big things.
A lover of the outdoors, Jillian is happy to talk axes and knives along with her favourite camping/fishing spots. She is a big advocate of classic shaving for EVERYONE and has all the info to get your beard living its best life. Her devotion to good gin explains her dance moves, and ebullient personality. It also explains why her favourite fragrance is the Floris gin inspired scent Jermyn Street.
Guitarist and musical encyclopaedia, Kolese joins our team from a mixture of music and kitchen life. Since arriving she’s developed a love for safety razor shaving, and has picked up soaps, creams, and other lotions and potions from Kent of Inglewood to achieve her dream of having ‘the shower of a fancy gentleman.’
Johnny is cheerful expert on all things beards, hunting, and fine perfumes. Hailing from the East Coast, he loves living off the land as much as he likes craft beer. You can catch Johnny at the shop sharpening up tools and teaching classes, or around the corner after-hours enjoying a pint at Highline Brewing.
While living in London, England, Kevin Kent would often peruse the shops along Jermyn Street, the “Savile Row of shirts and ties”. Jermyn Street is also the home of many of our favourite brands: D.R. Harris, Floris, and Truefitt & Hill. While wandering past and through these shops, Fortnum & Mason and on towards St. James’s Palace, the seed was planted to bring this level of distinguished luxury to Calgary. In the years since, Kevin has also expanded this vision to include outdoor gear and accoutrements, giving the shop a distinctly Canadian flavour. He's also a fan of classic cars; if you see an old Mustang parked near the Calgary shops in Inglewood, it's probably his.
Mike was given a kit of classic shaving gear for Christmas. When he opened it, he said things like, "I hate shaving; why do I want this?" (well, not out loud 'cause that would be rude). After taking the plunge, he says there is no going back and that taking a few moments to enjoy a simple daily task like shaving has led him to find more things in life that deserve attention. He likes working with his friends and tries to make sure they have what they need to be able to do their jobs well. As a result, he has a business card that says he's the Operations Manager, which impresses his Mom. He's good for a conversation, especially if you want to talk about making coffee or cooking.
A famed cocktologist and axe man, Nathan opened the first Kent of Inglewood store in Calgary, and now spends his days writing most of what you are reading here and teaching straight razor shaving classes. Ask him about his world-famous Three Cherry Manhattan. In his spare time Nathan can be found sharpening his axe, making fermented foods, or practicing his amateur butchering hobby. He doesn't slur his words, he speaks in cursive.