Aside: My ALS Video And The T-Shirt

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I was recently challenged to do the “ALS ice bucket dunk” by a number of people and here is my response video (instead of the typical response, mine was inspired by Sir Patrick Stewart).  ALS is better known as  Lou Gehrig’s disease in the US. A number of people have commented and emailed me about the “Shave Like A Mantic59″ T-shirt I wear in the video. That shirt was a gift from Rob at Shaveology. Rob has recently decided to dramatically shift direction in his career by becoming a barber. You can follow his experiences on the Shaveology blog. He also…

After The Shave: Bond. James Bond

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Required Viewing: James Bond (Primer Magazine) The James Bond Shower (Art of Manliness) How To Train Like James Bond (The Telegraph) The James Bond Guide To Ultimate Confidence (Dumb Little Man)  

What Is The Best Shaving Cream?

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What is the best shaving cream?  There is a lot of it out there–the good, the bad, and the ugly.  And shaving cream can be pretty important: it can make using a blade a pleasant, fragrant diversion or a painful, bloody chore.

Steampunk Shaving Cream by Tabula Rasa

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Steampunk is a special edition shaving cream that was created for The Shave Nook shaving forum by Tabula Rasa in  Germany.  If you’re not familiar with the steampunk genre, think of it as a “retro-futuristic” science fiction or fantasy alternate reality based in the Victorian era (though sometimes it takes place in the American West) where steam-power is still in use.  HERE is the Wikipedia entry if you want to delve deeper.

More Desertions From The Razor Blade Wars?

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Not very long ago finding a new old-school single blade safety razor in a retail outlet in the United States was virtually impossible.  Mutli-blade cartridge razors of many different varieties were all that could be found.  But it looks like we’re seeing a modest resurgence of the old school kit.