If you are in the Chicago area, or can make it there, circle Thursday, 10 November on your calendar!
A major “lifestyle” event that will include traditional shaving is being coordinated by Anthony from Merz Apothocary, Geo from Shavenation, the Palmer House hotel, and Men’s Book Chicago! Details are still being worked out but from what I’m told they are planning presentations on things like bespoke clothing, fine cigars, high-end liquors…and a major focus will be on traditional shaving. They want to bring in barber chairs to be set around the Palmer House’s mezzanine with barbers offering straight razor shaves, various vendors with giveaways, some kind of tasting event, and a room specifically for traditional shaving aficionados from the web forums to meet.
And they have asked me to conduct a presentation on traditional shaving! In fact there might be two: one for the “general” event and one in the room with the web forum users.
Details are still very much in flux right now, so stay tuned for more updates.