Mama Bear Soaps – Ye Olde Barbershoppe Shave Soap

Mama Bear's "Barbershoppe"

Ye Olde Barbershoppe is a rather nice combination of woodsy and spicy scents (mostly amber and bay rum, with a bit of musk according to Mama Bear’s website). Does it smell like a barber shop? Well, I guess that depends upon the barber shop. I guess the problem is that there isn’t any real agreement on what a barber shop scent should smell like, even amongst the experts. I can say it doesn’t smell a thing like Taylor of Old Bond Street’s Shaving Shop cream. Which overall I think is a good thing, I do prefer this scent.

Rediscovering My Heritage Through Shaving

Brian, His Mom, Simone, me

I am a convert to wet shaving since September, 2010.  My Dad taught me how to shave with canned foam and a DE razor.  I went electric for many years and I think my beard became tougher in middle age, which instigated my return to wet shaving. You’ve heard it before:  couldn’t get a decent shave with an electric, even with new cutters; tried cartridges again, they clogged; got sticker shock at the prices of replacement cartridges, checked out DE razors and got hooked, yadda, yadda, yadda.

How Safe Is Your Face From The Barber?

A Barbershop Experience

First, let me introduce myself. My name is Kenny. I am 38 years old, born and raised in the San Fernando Valley and converted to traditional wet shaving a little over a year ago. The best grooming decision I ever made. I can’t really remember what prompted me to search YouTube for shaving, but at the top of the long list of shaving videos: Mantic59. Who was this guy? Why would he devote a whole channel to shaving? Let’s just say I am so thankful to Mark for all the hard work he’s put into this topic. Obsessed? Him? Never….

Join Me In Milwaukee!

Join Me In Milwaukee!

The details of my appearance in Milwaukee have firmed up!  I will be speaking at the Stag Barbershop on Saturday, November 12 from 3pm to 5pm.  Stag Barbershop is located at 3064 S. Delaware Ave. There is a $20 fee to attend the event, but each person will receive a goodie bag with enough stuff to more than make up for it. There will also be a “happy hour” with food and drink. My presentation is titled “What Your Father Didn’t Teach You About Shaving” and I’ll be talking about both basic concepts and advanced techniques (with a Q&A). Jess from…