Reflections On The "Great Shave 2012"

Merz's Great Shave Goodie Bag

I thought I would post my thoughts on Merz Apothecary’s second annual “Great Shave” in Chicago last week. Unfortunately I was too busy to take pictures or video while there, but plenty of other people did: Merz hired a photographer and videographer and I saw a bunch of other people taking snapshots so I imagine images and posts will be popping up in the shave-o-sphere over the next week or so.  Hopfully I can link a few here on Sharpologist. [Read more…]

Holiday Review: What Did You Get?

What did you get for the Holidays?

The big gift-giving season has now passed so now may be a good time to review and discuss your shaving-related presents!  You may have received items you are unfamiliar with from well-meaning family and friends so here is your opportunity to share your thoughts and experiences with each other.  What did you receive? Have you tried them yet? What do you think of them? [Read more…]

Shavapalooza: Chicago's "The Great Shave"


Surreal.”  The World English Dictionary at defines it as “having the quality of a dream; unreal; fantastic.”  That’s the only word I can come up with to describe my recent trips to Chicago and Milwaukee to give presentations on traditional wet shaving.  The two venues were unique in their own way, “apples and oranges,” but each were thrilling to me.  I’ll talk about Chicago in this post and then follow up with the Milwaukee visit.

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