Whom Do You Admire?

Who do you think are the most trusted, authoritative experts in the traditional wet shaving community?  The ones you would not miss a blog post, forum comment, or youtube video from?

  • Leisureguy?
  • Geofatboy?
  • drmoss_ca (SMF)?
  • Johnny (Shavenook)?
  • Ouch (B&B)?
  • Gary Carrington?
  • Betelgeux (Reddit)?

These are just examples–the door is wide open.  (Just don’t say mantic59.  This is not an ego boost post!)

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  1. Here are the experts I have found particularly helpful, influential and informative:

    Mantic59 – Mantic’s wetshaving videos are an outstanding resource, an unparalleled, straightforward and illustrative wealth of information.

    Leisureguy – Leisureguy’s Guide to Gourmet Shaving book, now in its sixth edition, is a very useful reference for new and experienced wetshavers alike. The shaving posts on his Later On blog are also quite interesting and informative.

    Bruce Everiss – His Bruce On Shaving blog is well written, enlightening, direct and to the point. Although no longer updated on a regular basis, it remains one of the most informative wetshaving sites on the Internet.

    Lynn Abrams – A very knowledgeable and influential proponent of straight razor shaving, Lynn also started one of the first online wetshaving communities to help spread the word.

    • Tbone, I must agree with you, about Bruce Everiss and revise my list:
      Apart from the champion called Mantic59 who will not be named, I favour Leisureguy, Geofatboy, Bruce Everiss, Betelgeux (Reddit), and Lynn Abrams in that order. I only discovered Betelgeux because of this forum, and his videos are great. I am a novice at straight razor shaving.
      The hardest parts of the face to shave are the chin and above the lip area, and for this reason, the videos of the champion and Geofatboy are especially good.

  2. Leisureguy, whose entertaining book gave me a basic education, but Palpz for making it fun–I look forward to each review, no, I think I’m addicted.

  3. Shave Dude says:

    Mantic’s videos are super. Although not listed here, I would put Lynn Abrams at the top also. Lynn has introduced a whole generation of men into straight razor shaving (curse him) the same as Mantic as done with double edge shaving.

  4. I’m not sure what lead to me to the videos, but Mantic59’s YouTube channel lead me to buy my EJ89 and get into wetshaving last October.

    While I waited for my razor to arrive in the mail, I watched all of Mantic59’s and Geofatboy’s videos multiple times. I was definitely prepared for my first shave.

    I check B&B almost every day, and visit Sharpologist once or twice a week.

  5. betelgeux

  6. I follow Mantic59 and check the homepage of Sharpologist every morning.

    I appreciate Leisureguy’s book and occasionally visit the Shaving section of his blog.

    Geofatboy is amusing and while, I don’t follow him regularly, I catch up on his videos every few months.

    The articles G.D. Carrington wrote for Sharpologist were fantastic!

    I don’t visit forums as much as I used to in ’08-’11, unless I’m looking for a specific review or researching something.

    I visit ItalianBarber religiously to discover new products; love what RazoRock is doing.

    I’d mention my own blog and videos, but they’ve been neglected since February due to a permanent, new demanding work schedule.

    Al Raz’s articles and blog are always interesting too.

    I enjoy and regularly visit Palpz Shaving Soap reviews and blog.

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