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

Pre-Shave Oil Alternatives

When you begin thinking about wet shaving you come to realize just how much room for customization there is. If you are just starting out or if you are getting a lot of nicks and irritation you are probably wondering if a pre-shave oil might be the solution. Browsing through the options you quickly realize … Continue reading

Mantic59 and Sharpologist.com Review

Long ago, fathers would instruct their young male progeny in the art of shaving. This education included one-on-one lessons on everything from preparing the beard, lathering, shaving, and post-shave. Most of us have never experienced anything like this. Is it really any wonder? Most of us were raised in households with either cartridge or electric … 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

Edwin Jagger DE89 Review

Edwin Jagger has been making grooming products for men since 1988. The company offers a wide variety of razors, shaving soap, brushes, etc. Why should you care about Edwin Jagger? They manufacture one of the most highly esteemed entry-level modern double-edged razors available: the DE89. What makes the DE89 such a good razor? The following … Continue reading

Which Type of Razor is best: DE or Straight?

The easy answer? Whatever works best for you. Unfortunately the easy answer is also practically meaningless if you’ve never tried either razor. Both options are capable of giving you the close, comfortable shave you’ve always dreamed of. There are a few things to consider when deciding which method is right for you. Maintenance is the … Continue reading