Triumph & Disaster
There’s a lovely story behind the birth of New Zealand based grooming brand Triumph & Disaster – you might remember the brand’s mention in our Mensphere article from April. At a time when founder Dion Nash was ‘butting heads’ with his own dad, he recalls his father handing him a poem that detailed a fictional father’s advice to his son.
The poem – IF by Rudyard Kipling, if you were wondering – was rich in the values of humility, honour, risk and rewards. These values, though defaced and discarded by Nash’s thirteen year old self, would become the founding principles of his new brand more than two decades later; not to mention supplying the brand name as well, taken from the lines “if you can meet with Triumph and Disaster, and treat those two imposters just the same”.
In Nash’s own words, the values outlined by Rudyard moulded the brand in to one set to remind us that being well groomed is something to be proud of. Their philosophy is to use a mix of the best of science and nature to produce naturally derived but scientifically engineered products.
On The Road Grooming Set
The newest addition to the collection sees the brand catering to the seasoned traveller. The ‘On the Road’ set features four travel essentials in a compact and lightweight case perfect for picking up and throwing in to your travel bag:
- YLF Wash – an all purpose body wash for hair, body and face so as to cater to the man with too much to do and not enough time to do it in.
- Ritual Face Cleanser – Scented with peppermint to leave your face feeling refreshed after a long day’s travelling.
- Old Fashioned Shave Cream – combining lanolin with coconut oil extracts and organic compounds to soften and lift facial hair, providing a smooth glide that allows the blade an unbeatabley close shave.
- Gameface Moisturiser – Jojoba, Ponga fern and Horopito create a calming, hydrating and soothing moisturiser.
An essential addition to any modern man’s travel or gym bag, you can buy Triumph & Disaster’s On The Road kit and shop their full range of male grooming products at triumphanddisaster.com and Niven & Joshua.