[Note by "Mantic59"--I don't know about your area, but the world-wide health crisis closed barbershops in my area for a long time. Now some are open, with varying degrees of mandated safeguards. Some more successful than others. But what if you feel uncomfortable going to a … [Read more...] about How To Get A Haircut At Home (And Not Look Like A Fool On Zoom)
[Note: this article was jointly written by Mantic59 and Joe Borrelli. Updated September, 2020.] When it comes to the most traditional scents, one can rarely have a conversation without bringing up the the term “Bay Rum.” For those of you who don’t know, Bay Rum has been a … [Read more...] about What Is Bay Rum And Why is it in My Shaving Stuff?
[Note from Mark, “Mantic59”: Doug Hansford recently sent me some thoughts about what is the “ideal” DE razor. By coincidence I had been thinking about this myself, and a lot of his comments tracked my feelings, so we decided to collaborate on this article.] … [Read more...] about Is The Ideal DE Razor Adjustable?
Joe Borrelli and I were both at the recent Big Shave West III in Pasadena, CA. One of the vendors showing their products was Range Leather and they offered us the opportunity to sample some of their wet shaving accessories in conjunction with their Kickstarter campaign. Joe got … [Read more...] about Range Leather Travellr Bag, Brush Case, and Kickstarter
[Introduction by “Mantic59”] “Slant bar” razors have enjoyed a renewed popularity in the wet shaving world lately. But there seems to be a fair amount of disagreement behind both the technology and the performance of these razors. So I brought together some experienced shavers … [Read more...] about A Slanted Conversation