5 “Good Deal” Shaving Brushes Under $25

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[Preface by Mantic59: The response to the “Good Deal Razors” article was so positive I decided to make one about shaving brushes too.  This time I asked brush guru Gary Carrington (GDCarrington) to help by commenting on some of the inexpensive brushes he’s tried.] There are hundreds and hundreds of shaving brushes out there–badger hair, boar hair, horse hair, synthetic hair–at price points that go from about $6 to stratospheric levels.  Beginners want to try the experience without breaking the bank.  More experienced users with pricey brushes sometimes want an alternate brush to travel with.  The common question then becomes…

A Shave – Geo F Trumper style

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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.

A Shave With Blue Collar vs. White Collar Gear

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Growing up near an affluent town, I became aware of the have and have not scenario in my youth. Half my classmates came from wealth, & lived in private homes just like Dick, and Jane. The other half lived in apartments, and played stickball. One of my kindergarten classmates owned a pony!  Regardless of status, baseball ruled supreme, and the television carried an ad for Gillette featuring Pee Wee Reese, Don Zimmer, and Roy Campanella. These guys were inspirational to us, because like us…they never had a pony. Through baseball, men from humble backgrounds became icons of baseball, and lived…

How To Shave With Acne

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Acne on its own can be bad enough.  Dealing with trying to shave with acne can be misery.  But Sharpologist is all about enjoying your shave.  So I have collected wisdom from around the ‘net–including Acne.org, forums, and my own experiences–to deal with the problem.

Top Resources for Ladies Shaving

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Wet-shaving has been a growing trend in men’s grooming for the past decade, but for women the movement is just beginning. For anyone who is already enjoying the hobby, you know the awesome benefits and amazing variety of options. It’s better for your skin, the environment, your bottom line, and quite honestly, it’s more fun! For those just getting started, information for ladies shaving can seem hard to find.