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“If you can meet with triumph and disaster

And treat those two imposters both the same…”

—Rudyard Kipling

 Can you remember as a young boy watching in awe at your father shaving over the vanity? The strange utensils, the interesting smells, hair where you didn’t have any, then finally the time when he let you lather your face and showed you how to run the blade over your skin, and how you couldn’t wait to be a man like him? Grooming holds the right of passage into manhood. Triumph & Disaster is a range of male grooming products that we’ve recently picked up at Black Box. Described as shaving and skincare tools built with old fashion values and a little antipodean swagger, the collection holds all the character and ritual of what it means to be a man—a good looking, nice smelling, strong standing, gentleman. Products include an ‘Old Fashioned Shave Cream’ that smells like a Turkish barbers shop; a moisturiser called ‘Gameface’; and a ‘Shearers Soap’ so powerful it will even wash a dirty conscience clean. Made with New Zealand ingredients such as Horopito oil and Ponga extract, Triumph & Disaster utilize the best of nature and the best of science, to produce conscientious, clean products. The name Triumph and Disaster was inspired from a poem by Rudyard Kipling called ‘If’, written for his son, about humility, honour, risk and reward—timeless advice on how to be a man. “If you can meet with triumph and disaster/ And treat those two imposters both the same…/ Yours is the Earth and Everything that’s in it,/ And—what is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!”

 Come check out our select range in Black Box right now.

April 3, 2012 | Triumph & Disaster, Uncategorized | | Comments Off


-I don’t want to be interviewed by you!
-Why not?
-I don’t want to be judged.
-I don’t judge.
-No, not you, but everyone, reading about my uninteresting life.
-Don’t be like that.
-Are you writing that…?
-The interviews started. It’s my new style of journalism, we write the interview together.
-If you want.
-Let me read what you’ve written… STOPPPP MAKING STUFF UP!
-What are you going to write about?
-I’m the most uninteresting person that works at Black Box: I’m a gluten free, dairy free, retail assistant, that just quit smoking and drinking, who doesn’t go out.
- But that is only a recently. Obviously you had a good reason, why the sudden change in lifestyle…?
-‘Cos I get crazzzzzzzzy.
-So, you’re the new manager at our Surrey Crescent store. How do you like Black Box?
-I like working with the rest of you crazy fruit loops.
-What are you going to dress up in, so I can take your photo?
-What do you mean?!
-For the blog. How about that silky Therese Rawsthorne number we just got in?
-What then?
-I’d prefer this new Brixton beanie.

Scarlet wears new season Therese Rawsthorne top and Dr. Denim jeans. Rheno and Scarlet wear Brixton beanies. 



April 2, 2012 | Brixton, Interview, Therese Rawsthorne, Uncategorized | | Comments Off

TDS is closed for refurbishment..

June 17, 2011 | Black Box Boutique | | Comments Off