Movember Best Practices

Ah Movember, that time of the year when almost inexplicably you see mustaches everywhere.  But do you know why?  Movember is an annual no shave event in which awareness and funding for mens’ health related sicknesses such as cancer of the prostate and testicles.  Movember occurs in November (duh!) Movember rules are simple. 1) You…

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…

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…

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…