The Value of Shaving for Personal Success

A reason you should always be clean shaven like a true old fashioned man is that you work for a living.  Whether you work hard at a company or work for yourself, you want to always present a professional image of yourself .  An image that conveys trust, ability, leadership, strength, order and more.  The…

Chimensch’s Shaving Video – Most epic shaving

This is the much acclaimed Chimensch’s Shaving Video in which Chimensch (forum username), a native of Italy and famed member of straight shaving forums demonstrates his impeccable shave technique and skill with a straight razor. Notable is his use of the alum block for gripping wet skin and the sponge to wipe the blade after…

The Body Shop Macca root shave cream review

There is a scarcity to wetshaving products in the Philippines but you can find a lot of shaving cream in Metro Manila if you look at the foreign brands.  One of the most widespread and loved foreign cosmetics brands is the Body Shop and I tell you it feels like they can do no wrong….

Shave like Don Draper

The Don, shaving like a man To a lot of men in the Philippines, heck the whole world, shaving is a chore they have to do so that their bosses at the office won’t chide them for looking unprofessional. They’ll probably use noxious shaving cream from a can, or even go (GASP!) sans cream, scrape…

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…

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…

Benjamin Franklin on Shaving

Benjamin Franklin is noted to be one of the most intelligent person’s of all time. After all he was an inventor, politician, scientist, musician, author, philisopher and much more. There is literally almost nothing he could not do and one of the things he said in his autobiography concerns things you do daily, things you…

Great Parker 96R Review

This is a great Parker 96R review on BadgerandBlade.com compares the 96R double edge safety razor to its spiritual forebearer, the Gillette Black Beauty.  The 96R is one of my absolute favorite razors because of its traditional design cues from the simple, straight, lightly knurled handle to its sturdy head with twist to open (tto) feature….