First off, let’s get the lather out of the way: it hasn’t changed from any of the others of the same formulation I’ve reviewed. Quite nice. Rather thirsty, but the water gets put to good use in providing a lot of glide without thinning out much. A bit better than average moisturization properties for the skin as well.
In general, I prefer shaving soap to shaving cream. The tap water where I live is relatively soft, so soaps are not hesitant to lather, and I enjoy creating a good, thick, creamy lather from a soap. I’ve now been wetshaving long enough so that loading the brush takes only about 15 seconds. (The secret is vigorous, firm brushing with a fully wet brush—over the sink, since water will spill away—until the bubbles that form on the soap as you brush it are microscopic.) Once the brush is fully loaded, I work up the lather on my beard: no bowl used.
TOBS Jermyn Street and D.R. Harris Windsor
Long before Mantic59 and I started working together on Sharpologist, I was a newbie wet shaver, wondering what all the hubbub was about on the message boards and forums. Not knowing where to start, I reached out to both Classic Shaving and West Coast Shaving for advice. They both sent me enough supplies to get me going, and eventually, enough to turn this hobby into a business alongside Mantic, himself.
Interestingly, I’ve found wet shaving to be a “gateway drug” of sorts, opening my eyes to finer point of men’s style and grooming. In fact, I’ve amassed a far-too-large collection of colognes throughout this journey. Continue reading
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For any fan of the luxury watch world, there is one event each year that sticks out like a sore thumb and that event is BaselWorld. It serves as an opportunity for the world’s biggest and best watchmakers to showcase the timepieces that they have got in store over the next few months.
It is more than safe to say that this year’s BaselWorld event didn’t disappoint and there was an unprecedented amount of jaw-dropping timepieces on show. We have exclusive images from the event courtesy of luxury watch retailers, The Watch Gallery – so, sit back and enjoy the action below. Continue reading