Modern Williams Mug Shaving Soap Review – Amazing Bargain or Cheap Garbage?

Williams Mug has a checkered reputation; many wet shavers absolutely love this soap while others hate it. Why so controversial? There are a few common complaints by detractors out there. Let’s evaluate those complaints and see if there’s any merit to them. “It Smells Like a Urinal Cake.” Those who like it describe it as … Continue reading

Reasons to Use a Pre-shave Oil

Though, for the most part, wet shaving gear acquisition is dictated strongly be personal preference, there are some specific reasons you may want to consider adding a pre-shave oil to your kit. Let’s discuss some of these reasons. Lack of Experience Building Lather Lathering a shaving soap or cream is an art. Skill is acquired … Continue reading

Proraso Aftershave Toning Lotion Review

Remember that movie where the adorable little scamp, left home alone on the holidays, uses his father’s razor, then his aftershave? His reaction is hilarious – and close to home for many. Unsurprisingly scraping razor-sharp steel across your face daily causes some skin damage. To soothe and disinfect our ravaged epidermis we apply aftershave. Most … Continue reading

Fine Accoutrements Lather Bowl Review

Bowl lathering is a fairly recent addition to wet shaving but is growing in popularity. Many shavers are coming to appreciate the benefits of the purpose-built lather bowl. The Fine Accoutrements lather bowl is a popular choice. Today we will talk about its merits and weaknesses. A good lather bowl should: 1) retain heat, 2) … Continue reading