A fine catch by Dion Nash

Let's play some word association. When you hear the phrase "Kiwi captain", you probably think of men whose blood runs black, hard fellas who think nothing of popping in dislocated bones and intimidating the living Jesus out of the opposition before the game has even started.  Words like "exfoliation" don't tend to figure much. Unless you're ex NZ cricket captain Dion Nash. His Triumph & Disaster range takes its name from the poem "If"  and more specifically the line "If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same." Once asked if he liked Kipling, Groucho Marx responded, "I don't know. I've never Kipled." But that's neither here nor there. Pick of the range is the Stash Box, $165, triumphanddisaster.com. It includes the Old-Fashioned Shave Cream, a badger hair brush, the Rock&Roll Suicide Face Scrub and Gameface Moisturiser. All are which are encased an super-sleek packaging that call to mind old medical textbooks and a more genteel era of grooming.

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Posted on June 11, 2013 .