Parker has just launched their 55SL "Semi-Slant" razor. They sent me a pre-launch sample a few weeks ago to use. Is it a "kinder, gentler" slant bar razor? … [Read more...] about The Parker 55SL Semi-Slant Razor
Taconic, mostly known as a "software" (cream, soap, aftershave, etc.) brand, has recently started offering some shaving "hardware" as well. I got their Sensor-compatible razor and a couple of their shave brushes. … [Read more...] about Taconic Dips Its Toes Into The Hardware Pool
[Updated April, 2019] The availability of the adjustable safety razor, once relegated to a niche' within a niche', has recently expanded, with a number of new products coming in a fairly short time. How do they work, who is making them, and how well do they perform? I bought a … [Read more...] about Is The Adjustable Safety Razor Finally Catching On?
I started my use of an adjustable razor with the venerable Merkur Progress (short handle, Amazon affiliate link). I loved that thing. It shaved me comfortably and well. Was it perfect? No. No razor is. Then along came the Parker Variant and given the rave reviews I read by folks … [Read more...] about From Progress to Variant and Back Again
If you’re reading this, chances are you’re at that stage in your life where you have to shop for a razor. Many college-bound guys, who are beginning their transition to manhood, make a mistake by failing to select one that gives a very close shave and delivers a pleasant shaving … [Read more...] about How to Choose the Best Razor for College