Douglas Smythe Reviews RazoRock XX

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Well, the day began like any other day. I arrived at the HTGAM compound and noticed the mail had already been fetched. Walking up the stairs I could hear a commotion – Already? Upon putting my key in the door everything fell to a sudden, deliberate hush. I could hear a rustling of papers and frantic whispers. I jumped into the room in mock Kung-Fu fashion. That usually put a smile on everybody’s face…but not today. The crew seemed nervous and acting quite suspicious, and that’s when I noticed a white dot of a cream like substance on the tip…

Confessions Of A Shower Shaver

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I must confess, I am a shower shaver. I have been shaving in the shower for the last 15 years, and loving it. Despite what anyone may say or think, I believe a shower and a shave to be the perfect marriage. The steam created and contained in the shower is exactly what the barber is trying to recreate when he lays a hot, steamed towel on your face. However, when the towel is removed, the sudden change in temperature causes the skin to brace slightly and tighten. A similar thing happens when you hop from the shower to the…

A Father’s Day Gift

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This Father’s Day maybe consider passing on the knowledge of the wet shave to your son. Learning how to shave from dear old dad was once a coming of age rite that has been lost or eclipsed by all the instantly accessible articles on Wikipedia, or YouTube tutorials that are a soulless keystroke away. The time is ripe to take back what was robbed from our culture when we stopped paying attention to the little, simpler things. I encourage you to make this coming Day of the Dad memorable and a chance to pass on something to the little man…

Petal Pusher’s Kokum Butter Shaving Soaps

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“I just experienced the most satisfying shave in all my life.” That was the mantra repeated throughout my day after test driving a Classic Kokum Butter Shaving Puck that a barber friend of mine had recommended to me over a poker game one weekend. “A shave so memorable it stays with you…” he promised and boy was he right. I had dismissed his statements as gin inspired exaggeration, but something in what he said stuck; kokum butter. I didn’t know anything more than that, but a barber gave it his blessing, and I by golly I was going to check…