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.
Posted November 5, 2014
Posted September 8, 2014
Ever since I started making shaving videos, people have asked me what my favorite shaving products are. I’ve always resisted answering because I didn’t want to make it sound like I was making a blanket recommendation. But after all this time, my “short rotation” has been pretty stable for my circumstances (i.e. when I’m not testing something!) so maybe it’s time for me to discuss my favorite shave products.
Posted August 18, 2014
Posted May 17, 2013
Geo F. Trumper’s Coconut shaving cream seemed to perform better than I recall previous Trumpers creams I’ve tried did. I’d previously had performance ranging from so-so to, in the case of the violet, downright bad. The coconut was a bump up the rank, to about a “fairly good”. It still didn’t outstanding lubrication or thickness / cushion, but it did the trick, providing a decent middle ground on both. And it was a bit better than average for moisturizing as well. The lather stability wasn’t the greatest, but if you’re a reasonably quick shaver I don’t think it’ll be too…
Posted February 27, 2013
One of the cooler parts of working with our host, Mantic59, is that I get shaving advice from the Shave Tutor, himself. But the coolest part is that, occasionally, Mark sends me a goodie box of stuff that he presumably can’t get around to trying himself (hey, I’ve seen photos of his shave den – let’s just say Mark is well stocked for the Shavepocalypse.) So, even though I now have enough product to last me well into the next decade, I made time to work my way through this latest haul. Here are a few quick-hitter reviews of the soaps,…