Vigorous Clean

Duke Cannon soap is manly through and through—the inspiration, the shape, the colors, and “Duke Cannon” himself. He drives an American pickup truck. He won’t drink martinis. And he doesn’t want to smell like a girl. The entire Duke Cannon line is made for men. Like their “big ass brick” of soap—which is three times larger than everyday perfumed bars. The shape is based on the soap that was drop shipped to GIs during the Korean War. And it’s made in an American factory that supplied our military with soap for over 20 years. Duke Cannon is committed to our country and its veterans, too. Active military personnel test every Duke Cannon product before it gets sold. And a portion of proceeds goes to veterans' causes. Founders Anthony Albanese and Sam Swartz realized that guys don’t want to use loofahs and floral-scented body wash. They left their day jobs, and created ways for guys to get clean that have a legendary personality. With scents like “Accomplishment” and “Productivity” that are refreshing without being feminine, Duke Cannon brand offers serious cleanliness and a bit of humor for the manliest of men.

Duke Cannon

Men’s Personal Care

  • Buy 2 or more Duke Cannon soaps for $1 Off each

Vigorous Clean

Duke Cannon soap is manly through and through—the inspiration, the shape, the colors, and “Duke Cannon” himself. He drives an American pickup truck. He won’t drink martinis. And he doesn’t want to smell like a girl. The entire Duke Cannon line is made for men. Like their “big ass brick” of soap—which is three times larger than everyday perfumed bars. The shape is based on the soap that was drop shipped to GIs during the Korean War. And it’s made in an American factory that supplied our military with soap for over 20 years. Duke Cannon is committed to our country and its veterans, too. Active military personnel test every Duke Cannon product before it gets sold. And a portion of proceeds goes to veterans' causes. Founders Anthony Albanese and Sam Swartz realized that guys don’t want to use loofahs and floral-scented body wash. They left their day jobs, and created ways for guys to get clean that have a legendary personality. With scents like “Accomplishment” and “Productivity” that are refreshing without being feminine, Duke Cannon brand offers serious cleanliness and a bit of humor for the manliest of men.
Made in the USA

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Kirk
    Kirk

    Look, I’m no fancy design expert, but I do know a lot about high quality soaps. I triple mill all Duke Cannon Big Ass Bricks of Soaps right here in America to remove impurities and be better than inferior soaps—like ones from France. And I guarantee they smell damn good too. My design is influenced by pre WWII packaging from my Granddad’s era. In my free-time, I enjoy drinking whiskey, CrossFit, and playing lawn darts.

  • Andrew
    Andrew
    12/16/2014 12:12 PM

    Man is is the best product of all time. Got to love the White Bar, "Smells like Productivity." But I do like to "Smell like Naval Supremacy." Also, who doesn't include wanting to "Smell Like Accomplishment" in their life goals? That's all for now, I have to finish roasting the pheasant I brought in for my personal feast. F*K Yea.

  • Kirk
    Kirk – Special Guest
    12/16/2014 12:20 PM

    @Andrew Thanks for the comment and glad you've tried Duke Cannon's Big Ass Bricks of Soap before. Roast that pheasant and buy some from The Grommet. It's a hell of a deal here, son.

  • Phyllis
    Phyllis
    12/16/2014 12:40 PM

    I just got the launch email and immediately ordered 2 bars of the Naval Supremacy- for my husband and son! Thank you for making a natural soap for guys!!!! And right here in the USA!! My guys will be thrilled to learn the back-story as well. Wonderful!

  • Kirk
    Kirk – Special Guest
    12/16/2014 12:47 PM

    @Phyllis Thank you, Phyllis. At Duke Cannon Supply Co., NO ONE works in global procurement. 100% of our ingredients, packaging, and manufacturing are sourced right in the USA. Your husband and son are going to love it. It can also dual as a weapon, if needed.

  • Kristie
    Kristie
    12/16/2014 12:57 PM

    These soaps look awesome, but can you also list the ingredients? It would be nice to know in case someone has a nut allergy, and one of the ingredients is a nut oil. Also, my family is eliminating detergents due to sensitivities, and I'd love to order a bar for my husband.

    Thanks and Good luck with this launch! :)

  • Tiger
    Tiger
    12/16/2014 1:05 PM

    @Kristie What are the ingredients?

    Thank you!

  • Kirk
    Kirk – Special Guest
    12/16/2014 1:07 PM

    @Kristie if you think Duke Cannon soaps look awesome on the Internet, just wait until you have one in hand. All Duke Cannon soaps are made with an all natural tallow soap base, coconut oil, water, fragrance, hard work, and steel cut oats. There are NO nuts/nut oils of any kind in the product or in the plant in which we make the product.

  • Kristie
    Kristie
    12/16/2014 2:00 PM

    @Kirk Thanks Kirk! I'll definitely check the soaps out - I am sure they smell fantastic! :)

  • Carole
    Carole
    12/16/2014 1:05 PM

    This soap may smell perfectly manly, and be a great product, but I would not purchase it if it was free. Statements such as this soap is not for men who dance is purely homophobic, ignorant, and an insulting slap in the face to the huge numbers of very manly men who do dance, and the huge numbers of manly men who are homosexual, and aren't the least bit interested in dancing. Dancing has nothing to do with a man's sexual preference, so what would make any intelligent person even suggest such? I believe in purchasing items that are only made in America when possible, but I don't care where this soap is made. I would not purchase it, and I'm not interested in smelling it. Neither is my retired Korean veteran husband, who loves to dance.

  • Kirk
    Kirk – Special Guest
    12/16/2014 1:14 PM

    @Carole not sure who told you we don't dance. We may not be good at dancing, but we absolutely do dance. Duke Cannon is many things, but homophobic sure as heck isn't one of them. Our customer and employee base would certainly back this up--most likely, while dancing.

  • raquel
    raquel
    12/16/2014 1:24 PM

    @Kirk fyi, it's in the email subject line of the grommet newsletter that went out today.

  • Kirk
    Kirk – Special Guest
    12/16/2014 1:29 PM

    @raquel thanks for letting me know. Maybe the grommet can show us doing a jig in the next email they send to clear up any confusion.

  • Brett
    Brett
    12/16/2014 1:43 PM

    It was obviously a joke anyways. @Carole just needs to jump down from her Homophobic High Horse and get a sense of humor. On the bright side, she has inspired me to buy two extra bars of soap today! Thanks Kirk, for putting a wonderful product out there for us. Keep up the good work!

  • Brandy
    Brandy
    12/16/2014 2:21 PM

    @Kirk, I wasn't planning on buying your soap until I saw how you so nicely shut down any homophobic accusations Carole had. I just placed an order and wish you a very successful future!

  • Kirk
    Kirk – Special Guest
    12/16/2014 2:26 PM

    @Brandy doing another jig right now!

  • Gary
    Gary
    12/16/2014 3:30 PM

    @Kirk I love the concept. The "men who can't dance" is what caused me to click the email, and the video and text crack me up - time to order some - and I'm fine that I don't see any that say, "Smell like Teen Spirit."

    I caught a mild sense of humor with the listing and the rest - and the "For the men who can't dance" line fits right in. Please keep up the good work, and ship my order out promptly, as I'm tired of smelling like my supermarket soap!

  • Meaghan
    Meaghan
    12/16/2014 3:34 PM

    @Kirk I agree that was a poor choice of words on The Grommet's part. My son is a very talented dancer, and he loves it, and I just live in fear of an off-handed, disparaging comment like that shutting him down. Come on Grommet, use your common sense. How would you feel if you were a 9-year-old boy (or his mom) and you read something like that?

  • Natalie
    Natalie
    12/16/2014 3:59 PM

    Hi, Meaghan. Natalie, copywriter at The Grommet here. I meant no offense or exclusion on our subject line and am sorry if it was seen as such. We like the (fictional) Duke Cannon character, who drives an American pickup truck, doesn’t drink martinis and wants a different kind of soap. The subject line was intended to be absurd—I can’t imagine a soap that would actually be only for non-dancing pickup driving dudes. Of course, those who don’t drive pickup trucks might like the soap. As would many women. Or kids. Or dancers. Really, anyone who likes being clean, and wants to support the great concept behind this brand. Thanks for the feedback.

  • Donna
    Donna
    12/16/2014 4:11 PM

    @Natalie Poor choice of words, not funny and yes, it was homophobic and catering to a stereotype that is beneath the usual standards of The Grommet. It's nice to know that the comment wasn't made by the producer but maybe you need some sensitivity training before your next assignment.

  • Ivy
    Ivy
    12/16/2014 5:54 PM

    @Donna and @Carole make important points.

    I like the grommet a lot, and one of the things I like best is that I usually don't have to subjected to gross, sexist, heteronormative advertising. Because let's be real, you can't really watch TV without seeing those kinds of harmful messages.

    But "it's just a joke" doesn't cut it in a country where a 12 year old boy just committed suicide because he was perceived by classmates to be gay, because he acted too feminine.

    There is nothing new and nothing funny about sexist messaging, and as a supporter of this site, I'm disappointed. The concept behind this is, "men shouldn't be feminine" and that is indeed, a homophobic and harmful message.

  • terrence
    terrence
    12/16/2014 6:54 PM

    @Ivy you people are ridiculous ! it is /was a marketing joke! why would you take it as anything else? **Edited due to inappropriate nature***

    i was going to say after work i have to fix my truck and i may put a quiche in the oven! but that might get you mad! and yes, back int the day many men did not dance, and it was percieved as less of a manly pursuit. what is wrong with men that want to do things that they perceive as manly ,like using this soap? i love the slogan!

  • terrence
    terrence
    12/16/2014 7:04 PM

    why can' t men be MEN anymore?

    **Edited due to inappropriate content**

  • Ivy
    Ivy
    12/16/2014 9:16 PM

    @terrence

    There is nothing wrong with men wanting to use soap, I'm not sure where you got the idea that that was what I was saying. I do take issue with sexist messaging, because it perpetuates a culture that suggests that men must be one way and women must be another.

    The entire joke here is that soap, and smelling good, are feminine things, and that a man doing anything feminine is inherently bad. But that this soap is manly, so it's okay for a man to use it.

    The way our culture makes it so important for men to be masculine is damaging, sexist, and homophobic.

    I don't have a problem with things that are "manly", I do have a problem with the way that manliness is portrayed in our marketing, because it posits femininity as something that men should not ever possess. Nobody is saying men can't be men, in fact, the statement "why can't men be men" is a perfect example of the problem. There is no one single way men are. Some men are masculine, some men are feminine, and suggesting that men should avoid being perceived as feminine is harmful.

  • Ivy
    Ivy
    12/16/2014 9:28 PM

    Also, to anyone who moderates this comment board, I think I've been pretty respectful on here, so I'm wondering if someone is going to step in and address Terrence's comment, since I've seen you step in before to let people know they were crossing a line.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    12/16/2014 10:55 PM

    Hi all, we appreciate the conversation on the comment board today. The idea behind the board is to give our audience a chance to voice their opinions and feedback. We understand sometimes those opinions don't align. That disagreement, however, should always remain healthy and never cross a line to disrespectful. We have taken action to remedy that. As we've noted before, it was never our intention to cause offense to anyone. Thanks, Mike

  • Rick
    Rick
    12/16/2014 1:42 PM

    What military causes do you support?

  • Kirk
    Kirk – Special Guest
    12/16/2014 2:16 PM

    @Rick we support a number of causes. The main two are Honor Flight and the Military Working Dogs Association. Honor Flight is a great organization that sends WWII Vets to see their memorials in Washington DC at absolutely no cost to them. It's quite a touching scene. I highly recommend you look this organization up on the Internet and watch one of their videos.

    The Military Working Dogs (and their handlers) are an unheralded group of heroes who save lives in combat, safeguard bases, detect bombs, and provide love/support to their units. They are invaluable asset to our fighting forces and our country.

  • Janice
    Janice
    12/16/2014 3:32 PM

    @Kirk Please tell me what sent each soap has. I would like to order some, but know my manly man prefers a light lemon-lime scent or no scent at all. Thanks!

  • Janice
    Janice
    12/16/2014 3:32 PM

    @Janice love auto correct.....should be scent!

  • Janice
    Janice
    12/16/2014 3:42 PM

    @Janice Just found the answer online: Scents: Accomplishment (bergamont + black pepper), Naval Supremacy (ocean), Productivity (peppermint + clean mint), Victory (sea grass).

  • Kirk
    Kirk – Special Guest
    12/16/2014 3:48 PM

    @Janice you are quick on the trigger! Good work. The blue, Naval Supremacy, is actually closer to a fresh water scent. They all smell damn good!

  • richard
    richard
    12/16/2014 4:05 PM

    Hi just ordered one of each BIG ASS BRICK! and the only reason i don't dance much, is i stink at it ;-) . I took the subject line as the light hearted comment the Grommet sends out. Bought my girlfriend a package 5 dance lessons so I will be learning! Have allergies and found some great sites online that I used for last 5 years or so. Do you make the natural shampoo soap too, other soap products like liquid hand soap? I use a shampoo bar as opposed to the rat poison chemical shampoos they sell. All natural much better for my skin, won't ever ago back to chemical soap or shampoo !

  • Kirk
    Kirk – Special Guest
    12/16/2014 7:32 PM

    @richard Duke Cannon does have an outstanding Tea Tree 2-IN-1 Superior Grade Hair Wash and the #1 Ranked Shave Cream on the Internet. Hopefully the Grommet will sell these items in the future.

  • Angel
    Angel
    12/16/2014 4:49 PM

    As girly as this sounds, are they moisturizing? Thanks!

  • Kirk
    Kirk – Special Guest
    12/16/2014 5:58 PM

    @Angel Duke Cannon would probably punch me in the throat for discussing this, but it actually moisturizes incredibly well. Many women use it to shave their legs. The moisturizing properties come from the fact that it's triple milled (which removes all impurities) and the coconut oil. The steel cut grains also remove dead skin (trying to not say exfoliate) which helps lock in moisture. I need to go eat some beef jerky now after this conversation.

  • Judy
    Judy
    12/16/2014 8:14 PM

    @Kirk --Just when I think we've found an AMERICAN product, devoid of anything to make all of those self-righteous, pompous folks who use Asian-made products in 90% of their daily lives, yet they come to The Grommet and bash entrepreneurs because they are FORCED to use Asian-supplied products, y'all come along to save the day! Here's an AMERICAN product, MADE IN AMERICA, and in fact--it's made in the same AMERICAN factory that made soap for our GI's in Korea. I'm so happy to see this come out now, because it's a perfect last minute gift for all the great guys I'm surrounded by daily!

    And still even when they can't yammer about the "American-made" part of it, or even the ingredients, there's still a group of people here who just feel that underlying, forceful, almost compulsive need to bash on some level--whatever level they can find...in this case, they've found a way to open up the homophobic argument. It must be really difficult to be those people, to have to find an argument on any point possible, and to keep opening it up at any chance!

    Personally, I find your soaps and the humor brought along with them and their advertising ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTFUL AND REFRESHING! If you people with the abhorable talent for argument can't see the GOOD in this product, the GOOD in its production here in America, and the humor it brings along with the advertising choices made here on The Grommet, I feel sad for you. I feel sad for those surrounding you and your tight-a$$ ways on a day-to-day basis.

    I'm going to buy LOADS of this soap! Thanks for making it available to us. Thanks for making (most of us) laugh with your ads & e-mails, and thanks for making a great-smelling, big ol' bar of manly-man soap, AND, thanks for making it all AMERICAN! Merry Christmas! I love you guys!! ????????????

  • Kirk
    Kirk – Special Guest
    12/16/2014 8:22 PM

    @Judy we love you too

  • Brooke
    Brooke
    12/16/2014 8:56 PM

    Ahhh I waited too long! I wanted the Victory soap, but it looks like it's all sold out. I'm trying the Naval Supremacy anyway as a gift for my husband. He's in the Air Force, so hopefully he won't mind the Naval part. :)

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Duke Cannon

Men’s Personal Care

Vigorous Clean

Duke Cannon soap is manly through and through—the inspiration, the shape, the colors, and “Duke Cannon” himself. He drives an American pickup truck. He won’t drink martinis. And he doesn’t want to smell like a girl.

The entire Duke Cannon line is made for men. Like their “big ass brick” of soap—which is three times larger than
everyday perfumed bars. The shape is based on the soap that was drop shipped to GIs during the Korean War. And it’s made in an American factory that supplied our military with soap for over 20 years.

Duke Cannon is committed to our country and its veterans, too. Active military personnel test every Duke Cannon product before it gets sold. And a portion of proceeds goes to veterans' causes.

Founders Anthony Albanese and Sam Swartz realized that guys don’t want to use loofahs and floral-scented body wash. They left their day jobs, and created ways for guys to get clean that have a legendary personality.

With scents like “Accomplishment” and “Productivity” that are refreshing without being feminine, Duke Cannon brand offers serious cleanliness and a bit of humor for the manliest of men.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Kirk
    Kirk

    Look, I’m no fancy design expert, but I do know a lot about high quality soaps. I triple mill all Duke Cannon Big Ass Bricks of Soaps right here in America to remove impurities and be better than inferior soaps—like ones from France. And I guarantee they smell damn good too. My design is influenced by pre WWII packaging from my Granddad’s era. In my free-time, I enjoy drinking whiskey, CrossFit, and playing lawn darts.

  • Andrew
    Andrew
    12/16/2014 12:12 PM

    Man is is the best product of all time. Got to love the White Bar, "Smells like Productivity." But I do like to "Smell like Naval Supremacy." Also, who doesn't include wanting to "Smell Like Accomplishment" in their life goals? That's all for now, I have to finish roasting the pheasant I brought in for my personal feast. F*K Yea.

  • Kirk
    Kirk – Special Guest
    12/16/2014 12:20 PM

    @Andrew Thanks for the comment and glad you've tried Duke Cannon's Big Ass Bricks of Soap before. Roast that pheasant and buy some from The Grommet. It's a hell of a deal here, son.

  • Phyllis
    Phyllis
    12/16/2014 12:40 PM

    I just got the launch email and immediately ordered 2 bars of the Naval Supremacy- for my husband and son! Thank you for making a natural soap for guys!!!! And right here in the USA!! My guys will be thrilled to learn the back-story as well. Wonderful!

  • Kirk
    Kirk – Special Guest
    12/16/2014 12:47 PM

    @Phyllis Thank you, Phyllis. At Duke Cannon Supply Co., NO ONE works in global procurement. 100% of our ingredients, packaging, and manufacturing are sourced right in the USA. Your husband and son are going to love it. It can also dual as a weapon, if needed.

  • Kristie
    Kristie
    12/16/2014 12:57 PM

    These soaps look awesome, but can you also list the ingredients? It would be nice to know in case someone has a nut allergy, and one of the ingredients is a nut oil. Also, my family is eliminating detergents due to sensitivities, and I'd love to order a bar for my husband.

    Thanks and Good luck with this launch! :)

  • Tiger
    Tiger
    12/16/2014 1:05 PM

    @Kristie What are the ingredients?

    Thank you!

  • Kirk
    Kirk – Special Guest
    12/16/2014 1:07 PM

    @Kristie if you think Duke Cannon soaps look awesome on the Internet, just wait until you have one in hand. All Duke Cannon soaps are made with an all natural tallow soap base, coconut oil, water, fragrance, hard work, and steel cut oats. There are NO nuts/nut oils of any kind in the product or in the plant in which we make the product.

  • Kristie
    Kristie
    12/16/2014 2:00 PM

    @Kirk Thanks Kirk! I'll definitely check the soaps out - I am sure they smell fantastic! :)

  • Carole
    Carole
    12/16/2014 1:05 PM

    This soap may smell perfectly manly, and be a great product, but I would not purchase it if it was free. Statements such as this soap is not for men who dance is purely homophobic, ignorant, and an insulting slap in the face to the huge numbers of very manly men who do dance, and the huge numbers of manly men who are homosexual, and aren't the least bit interested in dancing. Dancing has nothing to do with a man's sexual preference, so what would make any intelligent person even suggest such? I believe in purchasing items that are only made in America when possible, but I don't care where this soap is made. I would not purchase it, and I'm not interested in smelling it. Neither is my retired Korean veteran husband, who loves to dance.

  • Kirk
    Kirk – Special Guest
    12/16/2014 1:14 PM

    @Carole not sure who told you we don't dance. We may not be good at dancing, but we absolutely do dance. Duke Cannon is many things, but homophobic sure as heck isn't one of them. Our customer and employee base would certainly back this up--most likely, while dancing.

  • raquel
    raquel
    12/16/2014 1:24 PM

    @Kirk fyi, it's in the email subject line of the grommet newsletter that went out today.

  • Kirk
    Kirk – Special Guest
    12/16/2014 1:29 PM

    @raquel thanks for letting me know. Maybe the grommet can show us doing a jig in the next email they send to clear up any confusion.

  • Brett
    Brett
    12/16/2014 1:43 PM

    It was obviously a joke anyways. @Carole just needs to jump down from her Homophobic High Horse and get a sense of humor. On the bright side, she has inspired me to buy two extra bars of soap today! Thanks Kirk, for putting a wonderful product out there for us. Keep up the good work!

  • Brandy
    Brandy
    12/16/2014 2:21 PM

    @Kirk, I wasn't planning on buying your soap until I saw how you so nicely shut down any homophobic accusations Carole had. I just placed an order and wish you a very successful future!

  • Kirk
    Kirk – Special Guest
    12/16/2014 2:26 PM

    @Brandy doing another jig right now!

  • Gary
    Gary
    12/16/2014 3:30 PM

    @Kirk I love the concept. The "men who can't dance" is what caused me to click the email, and the video and text crack me up - time to order some - and I'm fine that I don't see any that say, "Smell like Teen Spirit."

    I caught a mild sense of humor with the listing and the rest - and the "For the men who can't dance" line fits right in. Please keep up the good work, and ship my order out promptly, as I'm tired of smelling like my supermarket soap!

  • Meaghan
    Meaghan
    12/16/2014 3:34 PM

    @Kirk I agree that was a poor choice of words on The Grommet's part. My son is a very talented dancer, and he loves it, and I just live in fear of an off-handed, disparaging comment like that shutting him down. Come on Grommet, use your common sense. How would you feel if you were a 9-year-old boy (or his mom) and you read something like that?

  • Natalie
    Natalie
    12/16/2014 3:59 PM

    Hi, Meaghan. Natalie, copywriter at The Grommet here. I meant no offense or exclusion on our subject line and am sorry if it was seen as such. We like the (fictional) Duke Cannon character, who drives an American pickup truck, doesn’t drink martinis and wants a different kind of soap. The subject line was intended to be absurd—I can’t imagine a soap that would actually be only for non-dancing pickup driving dudes. Of course, those who don’t drive pickup trucks might like the soap. As would many women. Or kids. Or dancers. Really, anyone who likes being clean, and wants to support the great concept behind this brand. Thanks for the feedback.

  • Donna
    Donna
    12/16/2014 4:11 PM

    @Natalie Poor choice of words, not funny and yes, it was homophobic and catering to a stereotype that is beneath the usual standards of The Grommet. It's nice to know that the comment wasn't made by the producer but maybe you need some sensitivity training before your next assignment.

  • Ivy
    Ivy
    12/16/2014 5:54 PM

    @Donna and @Carole make important points.

    I like the grommet a lot, and one of the things I like best is that I usually don't have to subjected to gross, sexist, heteronormative advertising. Because let's be real, you can't really watch TV without seeing those kinds of harmful messages.

    But "it's just a joke" doesn't cut it in a country where a 12 year old boy just committed suicide because he was perceived by classmates to be gay, because he acted too feminine.

    There is nothing new and nothing funny about sexist messaging, and as a supporter of this site, I'm disappointed. The concept behind this is, "men shouldn't be feminine" and that is indeed, a homophobic and harmful message.

  • terrence
    terrence
    12/16/2014 6:54 PM

    @Ivy you people are ridiculous ! it is /was a marketing joke! why would you take it as anything else? **Edited due to inappropriate nature***

    i was going to say after work i have to fix my truck and i may put a quiche in the oven! but that might get you mad! and yes, back int the day many men did not dance, and it was percieved as less of a manly pursuit. what is wrong with men that want to do things that they perceive as manly ,like using this soap? i love the slogan!

  • terrence
    terrence
    12/16/2014 7:04 PM

    why can' t men be MEN anymore?

    **Edited due to inappropriate content**

  • Ivy
    Ivy
    12/16/2014 9:16 PM

    @terrence

    There is nothing wrong with men wanting to use soap, I'm not sure where you got the idea that that was what I was saying. I do take issue with sexist messaging, because it perpetuates a culture that suggests that men must be one way and women must be another.

    The entire joke here is that soap, and smelling good, are feminine things, and that a man doing anything feminine is inherently bad. But that this soap is manly, so it's okay for a man to use it.

    The way our culture makes it so important for men to be masculine is damaging, sexist, and homophobic.

    I don't have a problem with things that are "manly", I do have a problem with the way that manliness is portrayed in our marketing, because it posits femininity as something that men should not ever possess. Nobody is saying men can't be men, in fact, the statement "why can't men be men" is a perfect example of the problem. There is no one single way men are. Some men are masculine, some men are feminine, and suggesting that men should avoid being perceived as feminine is harmful.

  • Ivy
    Ivy
    12/16/2014 9:28 PM

    Also, to anyone who moderates this comment board, I think I've been pretty respectful on here, so I'm wondering if someone is going to step in and address Terrence's comment, since I've seen you step in before to let people know they were crossing a line.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    12/16/2014 10:55 PM

    Hi all, we appreciate the conversation on the comment board today. The idea behind the board is to give our audience a chance to voice their opinions and feedback. We understand sometimes those opinions don't align. That disagreement, however, should always remain healthy and never cross a line to disrespectful. We have taken action to remedy that. As we've noted before, it was never our intention to cause offense to anyone. Thanks, Mike

  • Rick
    Rick
    12/16/2014 1:42 PM

    What military causes do you support?

  • Kirk
    Kirk – Special Guest
    12/16/2014 2:16 PM

    @Rick we support a number of causes. The main two are Honor Flight and the Military Working Dogs Association. Honor Flight is a great organization that sends WWII Vets to see their memorials in Washington DC at absolutely no cost to them. It's quite a touching scene. I highly recommend you look this organization up on the Internet and watch one of their videos.

    The Military Working Dogs (and their handlers) are an unheralded group of heroes who save lives in combat, safeguard bases, detect bombs, and provide love/support to their units. They are invaluable asset to our fighting forces and our country.

  • Janice
    Janice
    12/16/2014 3:32 PM

    @Kirk Please tell me what sent each soap has. I would like to order some, but know my manly man prefers a light lemon-lime scent or no scent at all. Thanks!

  • Janice
    Janice
    12/16/2014 3:32 PM

    @Janice love auto correct.....should be scent!

  • Janice
    Janice
    12/16/2014 3:42 PM

    @Janice Just found the answer online: Scents: Accomplishment (bergamont + black pepper), Naval Supremacy (ocean), Productivity (peppermint + clean mint), Victory (sea grass).

  • Kirk
    Kirk – Special Guest
    12/16/2014 3:48 PM

    @Janice you are quick on the trigger! Good work. The blue, Naval Supremacy, is actually closer to a fresh water scent. They all smell damn good!

  • richard
    richard
    12/16/2014 4:05 PM

    Hi just ordered one of each BIG ASS BRICK! and the only reason i don't dance much, is i stink at it ;-) . I took the subject line as the light hearted comment the Grommet sends out. Bought my girlfriend a package 5 dance lessons so I will be learning! Have allergies and found some great sites online that I used for last 5 years or so. Do you make the natural shampoo soap too, other soap products like liquid hand soap? I use a shampoo bar as opposed to the rat poison chemical shampoos they sell. All natural much better for my skin, won't ever ago back to chemical soap or shampoo !

  • Kirk
    Kirk – Special Guest
    12/16/2014 7:32 PM

    @richard Duke Cannon does have an outstanding Tea Tree 2-IN-1 Superior Grade Hair Wash and the #1 Ranked Shave Cream on the Internet. Hopefully the Grommet will sell these items in the future.

  • Angel
    Angel
    12/16/2014 4:49 PM

    As girly as this sounds, are they moisturizing? Thanks!

  • Kirk
    Kirk – Special Guest
    12/16/2014 5:58 PM

    @Angel Duke Cannon would probably punch me in the throat for discussing this, but it actually moisturizes incredibly well. Many women use it to shave their legs. The moisturizing properties come from the fact that it's triple milled (which removes all impurities) and the coconut oil. The steel cut grains also remove dead skin (trying to not say exfoliate) which helps lock in moisture. I need to go eat some beef jerky now after this conversation.

  • Judy
    Judy
    12/16/2014 8:14 PM

    @Kirk --Just when I think we've found an AMERICAN product, devoid of anything to make all of those self-righteous, pompous folks who use Asian-made products in 90% of their daily lives, yet they come to The Grommet and bash entrepreneurs because they are FORCED to use Asian-supplied products, y'all come along to save the day! Here's an AMERICAN product, MADE IN AMERICA, and in fact--it's made in the same AMERICAN factory that made soap for our GI's in Korea. I'm so happy to see this come out now, because it's a perfect last minute gift for all the great guys I'm surrounded by daily!

    And still even when they can't yammer about the "American-made" part of it, or even the ingredients, there's still a group of people here who just feel that underlying, forceful, almost compulsive need to bash on some level--whatever level they can find...in this case, they've found a way to open up the homophobic argument. It must be really difficult to be those people, to have to find an argument on any point possible, and to keep opening it up at any chance!

    Personally, I find your soaps and the humor brought along with them and their advertising ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTFUL AND REFRESHING! If you people with the abhorable talent for argument can't see the GOOD in this product, the GOOD in its production here in America, and the humor it brings along with the advertising choices made here on The Grommet, I feel sad for you. I feel sad for those surrounding you and your tight-a$$ ways on a day-to-day basis.

    I'm going to buy LOADS of this soap! Thanks for making it available to us. Thanks for making (most of us) laugh with your ads & e-mails, and thanks for making a great-smelling, big ol' bar of manly-man soap, AND, thanks for making it all AMERICAN! Merry Christmas! I love you guys!! ????????????

  • Kirk
    Kirk – Special Guest
    12/16/2014 8:22 PM

    @Judy we love you too

  • Brooke
    Brooke
    12/16/2014 8:56 PM

    Ahhh I waited too long! I wanted the Victory soap, but it looks like it's all sold out. I'm trying the Naval Supremacy anyway as a gift for my husband. He's in the Air Force, so hopefully he won't mind the Naval part. :)

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