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Finding The Perfect Razor

As you embark on the epic journey of wet shaving, you soon realize that you need your very first double edge (DE) safety razor. So where does one begin? Like shopping for a new car or television, there are many different makes and models. They come in a variety of styles and price range. You can spend a little or a lot. Even some of the most economic razors, deliver a great shave. Perhaps you found your grandfather's razor?  Some of the best shaves I've had are with vintage razors.  So ultimately, one might consider 3 things when buying their first DE safety razor: style, quality and of course price.   As with all things, some razors are good, some are...

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End of Year Reflection- The Best and Worst SOTD

Today is December 31st.  As we get ready to usher in the new year, it seems that I should reflect on the best and worst shave of the day (SOTD).  However, before I dive into that, I should truly reflect on how lucky I am to have a wonderful customer base such as yourself.  Even if you're not a customer, I truly appreciate your likes, your loves and your comments on social media.  So much of my success is owed to people like you.  From time to time, someone will take the time to write me with ideas or suggestions.  Many of the changes we made in late June and July to our website were based on customer feedback.  Like...

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Let's Talk Pre-Shave Oil

Most people who are new to wet-shaving have never heard of pre-shave oil.  In fact, when I rediscovered wet shaving in 2014- I was somewhat reluctant to try pre-shave oil.  Would it cause my skin to break out?  Isn't it greasy?  What does it really do anyway? If you visit a traditional barbershop, quite a few barbers will use a pre-shave oil.  Some have their own proprietary recipes, while others trust a well known brand.  So what exactly is a pre-shave oil and what are the benefits?  Pre-shave oil refers to any oil that is applied to the skin prior to lathering up for a shave. These oils are designed to help soften the facial hair. The benefits of pre-shave...

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SOTD, SOTN, BBS..... what's with all of these abbreviations?Those in the world of wet shaving will recognize them as Shave Of The Day, Shave Of The Night and Baby Butt Smooth. I'll admit that my first few times visiting shaving forums, all of these "code words" left me confused and made me realize there is more to wet shaving than just a razor and some soap. Wet shaving has its own language and its own lingo. Learning it is part of the experience and ritual- one that should be enjoyed as much as the shave itself. I can't say with any certainty where these abbreviations came from. I suspect that the internet has something to do with it because, quite...

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