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A traditional razor with a proprietary cap to maintain a perfect stubble-look. Travel-ready and easy-to-use.
A traditional razor with a proprietary cap to maintain a perfect stubble-look. Travel-ready and easy-to-use.
236 backers pledged $14,330 to help bring this project to life.

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Stubl 101: How to Stubl

Stubble: The look men like, made easy.

More and more men are letting their facial hair grow out and stubble is the “base," everyday look to which they are turning.

"If you just scan men’s magazines — Esquire, GQ, etc. — probably every one to three ads have a guy with stubble as the main expression. Sometimes you see it superimposed with a mustache on top or with bigger side burns, but stubble is sort of the base.” (1)

What is popular is not always easy, however...

“The only misconception is that people think that it’s easy and you just roll out of bed. But you do have to maintain it.” (2)

Providing a blade capable of maintaining stubble has largely been ignored by razor manufacturers, forcing most men to use expensive electric razors and unreliable beard trimmers – while others settle for part-timer stubble status by cycling through close shaves to try to maintain their preferred stubble-look.

There has to be a better way?

Why Stubl?

Stubl is a traditional razor with a proprietary cap for everyday stubble maintenance and the first of its kind.

While the stubble-look is popular, managing the 5 o’clock shadow can be a hassle. Electric razors are one alternative, but can be expensive and run out of juice at the most inopportune time. We think men deserve another option that allows them to unplug,

For those men who close shave, and then let their stubble grow back, putting up with razor burn and cuts leaves much to be desired. This is especially true if you are pressed for time and planning to wear a white shirt.

Stubl is a fully integrated razor featuring a handle and replaceable blade men will find familiar. What makes Stubl unique is a proprietary cap design that is available in three different gauges (.45mm, .85mm and 1.25mm) depending on your desired length of shave.

The cap raises the blade from your skin resulting in a perfect stubble shave every time. Compared to close shaving, everyday Stubl maintenance is easier and takes a lot less time. Also, you can unplug and take Stubl with you anywhere. It's compact and travel ready.

Stubl to .45mm, .85mm and 1.25mm length of facial hair.
Stubl to .45mm, .85mm and 1.25mm length of facial hair.

Stubl is a welcomed answer to man’s quest for the perfect base (stubble) shave.

Bottom line is that Stubl works.

Story Behind Stubl:

 

Design:

While the idea for Stubl was based on an initial misunderstanding (watch the video Behind Stubl: The Idea), it soon became a personal obsession to bring to market the perfect non-electric stubble razor. 

Through many rounds or prototyping and testing, we concluded that the solution had to be simple and affordable. We could have designed a much more elaborate razor system with intricate gears and spindles, and still may do so down the road. But this would have been costly, time consuming to develop and not as familiar in the end when compared to the replaceable razor and cap.

While our scope is within the realm of current replaceable razor designs, Stubl features design sensibilities that set it apart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specifications:

Offering:

 

 

 

Black Stubl handle to be made available upon meeting our funding goals.
Black Stubl handle to be made available upon meeting our funding goals.

 

Project:

Funds for this project will be used for the first Stubl production run. Design and prototype work are complete, but we will need to buy tooling, purchase material and cover labor costs for a large production run. Additionally, we need your help to help get the world out about Stubl and will be using funds for marketing and advertising.

Stubl Is Getting Noticed:

Behind the Scenes:

Stubl guys have the easy life :)
Stubl guys have the easy life :)

 

Getting ready for the shave shot. This was not easy as we had get all the shots before the beard was gone for the close shave!
Getting ready for the shave shot. This was not easy as we had get all the shots before the beard was gone for the close shave!

 

Making a short video is no easy task. Lots of little details.
Making a short video is no easy task. Lots of little details.

 

Shot at the design studio where Stubl prototypes were made. Always fun disturbing others working.
Shot at the design studio where Stubl prototypes were made. Always fun disturbing others working.

 

Shooting Stubl 101: How to Stubl. Takes a crew to shoot one guy doing one thing.
Shooting Stubl 101: How to Stubl. Takes a crew to shoot one guy doing one thing.

Media:

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 Credits:

Location: HotCards, Downtown Cleveland, OH
Models: Sean Michael Kvacek, Amada Jordan Jones
Video Production: Purple Films
Photography: Jay Yoo

(1, 2) DANA OLIVER. "What A Man’s Facial Hair Says About Him, According To A Beard Scholar." The Huffington Post, NOV 7, 2013. http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/01/the-rise-and-fall-and-rise-of-facial-hair/282951/

Thank you for your support. We look forward to making your stubble shave easier and hassle free!

Stubl Easy.
Stubl Easy.

 

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge for us is getting the Stubl message out to as many Kickstarters as possible. While I have had my share of successes, I am humbled to be next to so many promising and exciting projects and do not take getting backer’s attention lightly. I am reaching out to friends, family, current customers and bloggers to get the word out about the Stubl Kickstarter.

I started and sold four companies and know what it takes to bring an idea into the world. Having worked with the manufacturer who will make Stubl for my other ventures. I have a strong relationship with the owner and am confident they will do everything they can to help us complete this project

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    Stubl Kit at $10 off & free US shipping

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    Stubl Kit + 8 razors + free US shipping

    Get the Stubl Kit plus a free 8 pack of razors and free US shipping
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    -4 Stubl Blades
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    4 Kits, 8 Razors & free US shipping

    Get 4 Kits with each kit including:
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    -4 Stubl Blades
    -3 Stubl Caps at various lengths
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    -8 Pack of Stubl Razors with each Kit

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