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  • Parker SR1 Stainless Steel Straight Edge Razor
    March 5, 2011 Mike Sandoval

    Parker SR1 Stainless Steel Straight Edge Razor

    For generations, men traveled to a barber for a weekly or regular shave with a straight razor. The invention and mass production of disposable razor blades provided men the convenience of shaving from home without the stropping and honing that is required of straight razors. While most switched to safety razors or cartridge razors, many still prefer the traditional style of the straight edge razor. The Parker SR1 Stainless Steel Straight Edge Razor offers the convenience of disposable blades with the look and feel of the iconic straight razor.

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  • Semogue 1520 Excelsior Shaving Brush
    March 1, 2011 Mike Sandoval

    Semogue 1520 Excelsior Shaving Brush

    Badger hair has been widely considered the ideal material for a shaving brush because of its natural water absorbing capability which allows it to absorb hot water and then infuse it into a shaving soap or cream. Recently, however, this paradigm has been shattered by shaving brushes that offer impressive results with other types of hair. Some brushes with horse or boar hair are receiving a lot of praise on the market – and it is easy to see why.  This article takes a closer look at the Semogue Excelsior 1520, an impressive little shaving brush with quality boar bristles.

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  • Molinard Rasoline Shaving Cream
    February 24, 2011 Mike Sandoval

    Molinard Rasoline Shaving Cream

    Any man who shaves on a daily basis knows that there are occasions when time is short and enjoying a traditional wet shave with a brush and lather is just not possible.  As a husband and father, I am very familiar with this problem and have made an effort to experiment with various brushless shaving products.  This article takes a closer look at Rasoline, a nonlathering shaving cream from one of the world’s most respected perfumeries.

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  • Wet Shaving While Traveling
    February 21, 2011 Mike Sandoval

    Wet Shaving While Traveling

    Just because you are away from the comforts of home does not mean that you have to go without an enjoyable shave. Despite the minor inconveniences of airport security or lack of space in your suitcase, there are many popular traditional shaving products that are either designed for travel or have sturdy and compact packaging that make them smart choices. This article offers some tips and suggestions on traveling with your favorite wet shaving gear.

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  • Sir Irisch Moos Shaving Soap
    February 16, 2011 Mike Sandoval

    Sir Irisch Moos Shaving Soap

    Sir Irisch Moos is one of the iconic German-made grooming product lines.  Established in 1969 and produced by Maurer & Wirtz, Sir Irisch Moos continues to enjoy a loyal following around the world.  This article takes a look at one of the most popular wetshaving products from the brand, the Sir Irisch Moos Shaving Soap Stick.

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  • TwinLuxe Soothing Face Balm
    February 13, 2011 Mike Sandoval

    TwinLuxe Soothing Face Balm

    The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards were watched by 26.5 million viewers on Sunday night. If you were fortunate enough to attend the Grammys, you would have received the official gift bag including luxury products made to impress even the highest paid celebrity. I did not attend the Grammys, but I was given the next best thing: the opportunity to try out the featured skincare and shaving products offered to music’s elite. The TwinLuxe shaving products are new to the market, but are receiving a lot of attention – and rightfully so since I was recently impressed with its shaving cream. This review now takes a closer look at the aftershave component of the TwinLuxe shaving system, the Soothing Face Balm.

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  • Bulb or Fan: A Look at Shaving Brush Shapes
    February 11, 2011 Mike Sandoval

    Bulb or Fan: A Look at Shaving Brush Shapes

    One of the most common questions that new wet shavers ask is, “What kind of shaving brush should I buy?” Unfortunately, there is not a “one size fits all” answer as there are many variables to consider when you are shopping for a shaving brush. You have many choices for sizes, hair grades, handle materials, and other features, including the shape of the brush loft. This article provides an introduction to the two most common shapes of shaving brush lofts: bulb and fan.

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  • The Bluebeards Revenge Post Shave Balm
    February 10, 2011 Mike Sandoval

    The Bluebeards Revenge Post Shave Balm

    Your face takes a beating from stress, diet, and the elements, especially during the cold winter season. Using an aftershave balm helps to moisturize and heal freshly exfoliated skin that was exposed while shaving. The latest offering from the Bluebeards Revenge brand is designed to complete the ultimate shaving experience for "real men" with thick stubble. While the skull and crossbones symbol usually represents poison or treachery, The Bluebeards Revenge Post Shave Balm bears the mark and actually helps to soothe and comfort.

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