Back in November I was contacted by members of The Shaving Room UK forum to see if there was anything they could do for me in appreciation of my shaving videos. Coincidentally enough, I was considering doing a UK-centric video similar to my “Where To Find Wetshaving Products In The US” video. I asked them if they would send me some commonly-found, inexpensive wetshaving items–things available from places like Tesco, Boots, and chemists–that I wasn’t able to obtain here in the US. I offered to pay for the purchase and shipping of the items.
These people proceeded to go WAY “above and beyond.” The postman just delivered a huge shipment of shaving goods, in time for Christmas! Not only did I receive many “common” razors, creams and soaps, but also some artisan or difficult to find products: Monsavan shaving cream from France, a MINT condition British-made vintage Gillette Aristocrat razor, a pack of the famous “Swedish” Gillette blades (no longer in production), Nanny’s Silly Soap (custom-formulated for me since I’m sensitive to the clays used in many artisan shaving soaps), Henk’s after-shave balm, and a shaving brush from New Forest! And the entire shipment was “gratis” to me, as a thank-you for my videos.
I very much appreciate this very kind, generous gesture. Thank you Pigcat, Damian Murphy, MoodyMick,
AJP, Proinsias, Yellow Jim, Henk, Hunnymonster, Trainman, Mikael, Factormax, Sunburyboy, Audiolab,
RB73, Urban Hermit, Prof Blighty, Heroblob, Rev-O, Dermotological, Nanny, Fido, Vic Flange, Pedro083,
Arrowhead, Pete, Aberimp, Antdad, Chicken Neck, Alton Bee, French Blade, Tazzbaby, Kevin, Quattrojames, Lagaffe, Slash, Hando, Dipesh, AndyjReid, JaseB, Matt31, BSA, Simmo, Sonny, Jeltz, kev, dodgy, and anyone else involved with this gift. Special thanks to Tony, “antdad,” who coordinated a lot of the purchases and the shipping.