Straight Razor Making, From Start to Shaving

I discovered this video by chance, at 11:30 pm when I should have been getting to bed. Next thing I knew it was 12:40 am, way past my bedtime for the simple reason that I was enthralled by the vast majority of this video. Here Mr. Charlie Lewis demonstrates just about everything manly from forging…

The Dollar Shave Club

Now if you haven’t seen this yet, its about time you do.  Prepare for some clever hilarity that went viral, giving this company 5.4% of American razor sales last year.  

Pope John Paul the Second, shaving

An Easter Sunday treat! This rare photograph shows Karol Wojtyla better known as Pope John Paul II one of the most beloved Popes in history in the middle of with what looks to be a great shave outdoors.  This photograph from a camping trip in Poland way back in 1959 shows my favorite pontiff in a…

Shave like James Bond

One of the most striking scenes from the recent Bond Thriller Skyfall is the shaving scene where Moneypenny shaves Bond with a straight or cut throat razor.  The scene starts with Moneypenny walking in on Bond who is about to shave himself with a shaving brush and straight razor, if the old fashioned way is…

Why I shave traditionally

During the course of our historical evolution there have been many improvements with everything.  Convenience ensued and a lot of the old ways were abandoned because new things arose that were deemed “improvements” over the old.  However, recently there has been resurgence for things old by enlightened people who deem themselves “traditionalists”  and one of…

Filipinos! Time To Upgrade Your Shave

Time to Upgrade Your Shave Surprise, surprise, men in the Philippines do not pay real attention to their shaving.  An informal poll tells us its not always because we aren’t as hairy as our western brethren, its because of: The impression that shaving better means more expensive. Not true at all, over time shaving with…

Fixing facial ingrown hair

Ingrown hair or Razor Bumps are a terrible affliction for those of us with curly hair or sensitive skin.  Medically this condition is known as “pseudofolliculitis barbae” which are a direct result of hair or hairs growing out of the skin and curling to grow back into the skin.  This causes skin inflammation, pus formation, physical…

The Economics of Double Edge Safety Razor Shaving

The Economics of Double Edge Safety Razor Shaving Shaving is a part of every man’s daily life.  I don’t care if you can grow the full Santa in a week or if you have hair on just your mustache and chin that I could count with my two hands,  you need to shave to look…