The Nature Of: MC Shave Gear

MC Shave Gear is the fantastic team of Monica and Brady Orand. They consistently blow us away with their line of soaps and oils for men as well as gorgeous handcrafted razors, pens, cuttings boards, and MORE. You will not want to miss visiting their booth this Saturday the 7th to shop for yourself or the man in your life. He'll look and smell amazing! Brady answered our questionnaire and we will look for him soon to be a fish named Pickles. Don't ask, just read. ;)

What is your greatest extravagance?

New top-of-the-line tools that I don't absolutely need.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Prudence, because sometimes doing things without reason delivers the greatest results.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?


Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

I know, right?!

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

My wife and my dogs - I can't pick one over the others.

When and where were you happiest?

When I finish a project and it turns out better than I expected.

Which talent would you most like to have?

Acrobatic balance.

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing what would it be?

A fish.

What is your most treasured possession?

Family trinkets.

What do you most value in your friends?


Which local artists or makers most inspire you?

Twisted Arrow
C.S. Ellington

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Nikola Tesla.

Who are your heroes in real life?

Anyone who overcomes obstacles to realize their dreams.

What are your favorite names?

Pickles. Wait, for people or dogs? Nevermind, its the same for both.

What is your motto?

Made with quiet excellence.

From Vanity Fair: "The Proust Questionnaire has its origins in a parlor game popularized (though not devised) by Marcel Proust, the French essayist and novelist, who believed that, in answering these questions, an individual reveals his or her true nature." We've taken the original Proust Questionnaire and modified it a bit for our artists and makers so that they can share more about themselves with all of you. Check out the series to see how they all answered.