A Shave – Geo F Trumper style

trumpers store front

I travel around quite a bit. I’m usually not that bothered about my appearance but there are times I like to treat myself, usually before transatlantic flights. Normally a single pass with my trusty Edwin Jagger DB89L and a fresh Astra blade is enough to keep me presentable. However there are times I wish to treat myself, and booking a shave at Geo F Trumpers in London is one of those things I like.

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Aside: My ALS Video And The T-Shirt

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 sells other shaving-related T-shirts as well! His Zazzle store front is HERE. Although my T-shirt was custom-made, he may be willing to release the design if there is enough call for it. Leave a comment if you are interested!

A Shave In Nepal


Seven years ago I was trekking to Everest Base Camp from Lukla airport, it was 3 week trip with limited opportunities to shower let alone shave. The trip involved staying in tea houses and the morning cleansing ritual involved a single bowl of water being placed in my shared room in the morning which was used for a quick towel wash and a quick teeth clean with some water from a bottle.  Three weeks later and I had substantial growth on my face and in those days I was a Mach 3 user and looking at the thought of dragging a clogged razor over my face filled me with dread (my current EJ double edge razor would have no such issue) . I was staying in Katmandhu  for my final day in the Nepal so decided to take a walk to see if I could find a barber that I could get a haircut and shave.

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