Getting a good shave requires proper preparation. Back in the day, a “good shave” meant using a hot towel or washing your face with hot water. Then, the barber would use a badger brush to apply the lather and exfoliate. This is why old-school barbershop shaves are still highly regarded today.... Getting a good shave requires proper preparation. Back in the day, a “good shave” meant using a hot towel or washing your face with hot water. Then, the barber would use a badger brush to apply the lather and exfoliate. This is why old-school barbershop shaves are still highly regarded today....

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By Josh Chou

Apart from the difference in blade numbers, there are many other often-overlooked and nuanced differences between cartridge razor shaving and safety razor shaving. These small, but significant differences are what can 1) get you to a better shave with a safety or a straight razor and 2) cause some frustration... Apart from the difference in blade numbers, there are many other often-overlooked and nuanced differences between cartridge razor shaving and safety razor shaving. These small, but significant differences are what can 1) get you to a better shave with a safety or a straight razor and 2) cause some frustration...

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By Josh Chou

As the old saying goes, Proper preparation prevents piss-poor performance. Nothing could be more true of getting the ultimately perfect wet shave with a safety or a straight razor. Yes, hardware is important, but getting the best shave of your life on an on-going basis requires a strong emphasis on... As the old saying goes, Proper preparation prevents piss-poor performance. Nothing could be more true of getting the ultimately perfect wet shave with a safety or a straight razor. Yes, hardware is important, but getting the best shave of your life on an on-going basis requires a strong emphasis on...

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By Josh Chou

It is an understatement to say that most shavers object to the high costs associated with shaving products. Because maintaining facial hair is a must for most men, razor companies take advantage of this and charge high prices. As a result, most men feel like there’s no getting around paying... It is an understatement to say that most shavers object to the high costs associated with shaving products. Because maintaining facial hair is a must for most men, razor companies take advantage of this and charge high prices. As a result, most men feel like there’s no getting around paying...

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By Josh Chou

Shaving is more than just a to-be-avoided chore. It’s also more than simply a means to an end. Hair removal should become more than a process, rather than an event. When we start to look at shaving through a different lens–perhaps as something to be enjoyed–it will change the way... Shaving is more than just a to-be-avoided chore. It’s also more than simply a means to an end. Hair removal should become more than a process, rather than an event. When we start to look at shaving through a different lens–perhaps as something to be enjoyed–it will change the way...

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By Josh Chou
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