Other members into traditionnal shaving ?
Hi, I just wanted to ask if there were other members here, that were into traditionnal wet shaving ?
I did not know anything about that until one year ago, and per today I am a total fan of Double edge razors, shaving brushes, shaving creams and soaps !
As a teenager, I started shaving with an electric shaver and have been happy with that for a long time. But with the time, my beard begun to grow faster and thicker and the electric shaver could no longer provide a satisfying shave. Accidentaly, I learned about the double edge razors (DE), the very kind of razor that made Gillette famous. Like for PE, my first thought was that such a thing could not work, since everyone « knows » that only modern, Federer-advertised 3+ blades devices are safe and up to the task… at least this is what the majors try to put in our heads. Why advertise a 20c blade if people are ready to pay up to 4$50 ?
So I bought my 2 first DE razors in an antique store and tried them out. Wow ! Not only shaving with an old, single-bladed razor was feasible, but I could touch my cheeks and have a smooth feeling, which had not happened for ages… Since then, I have been watching videos on Youtube, reading posts on forums, taking the learning curve and have discovered a whole new world of enjoyable feelings.
As I have a feeble for vintage items, it is a pure joy to shave with magnificient metallic razors made in the first half of the previous century. And anyone who has ever enjoyed the pleasure of a warm, rich and perfumed lather created with a shaving brush will hardly go back to canned goo.
There are lots of forums where guys for whom shaving had previously been a chore, now report having discovered a gourmet way of shaving they now rank as their favourite « me time ».
Start Aug '09 6.9 x 5.3 Keep your cock healthy !
---> Aug '10 7.3 x 5.3 PE Works !
---> Dec '10 7.6 x 5.3 ---->Dec '12 7.7 x 5.4