PHILANDRY [fi-luhn-dree] n. fondness, love or admiration toward men.
We uphold the belief that men in all myriad forms of expression are to be celebrated. PHILANDRY is about creative collaboration, knowing that to succeed in our most precious endeavors we can not do it alone. Camaraderie, friendship, loyalty and love. These human experiences we wholly embrace.
All of our products are made in America (with the exception of our Shaving Brush and Razor — we hope to change this in 2020!) They are natural, cruelty-free, and mostly organic (organic content for most is around 83-94%) and either hand-crafted or made in FDA approved labs that specialize in the highest quality natural products available for skin, hair, and body. The products are free of crappy ingredients:
- Paraben Free
- Phthalate Free
- Sulfate Free
- Aluminum Free
- Propylene Glycol Free
- Cruelty Free
- Gluten Free
- Bullshit Free
- Ethically and Sustainably Sourced Natural Ingredients
- Fragrance Free (we use essential oils and plant distillates & absolutes)
PHILANDRY founder Alec Laughlin resides in Tucson, Arizona. Growing up in rural communities—on the Potomac in Virginia and a very small town in the Midwest—he remains somewhat reclusive spending more time immersed in his work than in gregarious activities. His professional experience is greatly varied (from clinical herbalist to photographer; visual designer to technical project manager). It makes for a helter-skelter resumé, but now at 48 years of age, he is able to channel all of his skills and experience into his new brand PHILANDRY which launched on the vernal equinox of 2018 with the introduction of the new men's fragrance Wolfsbane.
"PHILANDRY affords me the opportunity to focus all of that experience and those skills into a singular entity, rather than being scattered in so many different directions. It's a bit of a one-man show in some ways presently. But PHILANDRY is all about creative collaboration. It's not what I can accomplish as an individual, but what we can accomplish working together. I work with local talent as much as possible—from the etching of my bottles to collaborating with an award-winning perfumer on the new fragrance. All of the photography and video work we do, we do it together in house. I'm very fortunate to have such skilled, creative and passionate artists in my life with whom to create."
Alec Laughlin is the Founder of PHILANDRY, men's grooming; Principal and Creative Director at Eponymous Atelier; and an actor & model available for commercial, print and runway bookings.
More information about Alec Laughlin can be found at his website.: aleclaughlin.com