Hello, I recently have gotten into the traditional shaving culture and started using one of my Grandpa's old safety razors. I would like some advice on how to pick a good soap/cream and if there are any stores I could go to and smell some of the soaps. I've done a little research and have heard of a few good "beginner" soaps; however, most of these have poor reviews as to the slickness and post shave feeling. Ideally, I would use a cream that doesn't require me to use lotion afterwards, unscented witch hazel at most. 

Views: 302

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood is a great creme, Though it's nice to have after shaves, any decent soap/croap/creme that you would probably buy are good enough that an aftershave really is uneccessary. 

Proraso Green is also a winner, that is more of a croap. 

How does the Proraso green smell? Their description made it sound like it smells like menthol and eucalyptus? And Taylor seems good, especially because it's affordable and they have such a variety in products, but I've heard a lot of complaining about how they require additional moisturizers post shave, especially for those who do 3 pass shaves. 

Thoughts?

My favorite shaving soap is Taylor of Old Bond Street.  Their grapefruit scent (yes, grapefruit!) is one of my favorites.

RSS

Latest Activity

Shane joined Steven C.'s group
Thumbnail

Exercise

Exercise is a crucial part of maintaining a manly physique. Join up to share ideas, get support and discuss plans with other men.See More
48 minutes ago
Braeden 2.0 replied to Gentleman Engineer's discussion Barcelona About October
"It would appear that one's speech patterns bear extensive marks of pretense, sir gentleman. Perhaps it may bamboozle the denizens of that Iberian burgh to speak in such a fashion ostentatious?"
1 hour ago
Gentleman Engineer posted a discussion

Barcelona About October

It would appear that one shall pay visit to Barcelona about October for a conference. Would aught exist able to proffer opine as to attractions about said settlement, or advice as to a sojourn thereof?See More
15 hours ago
Native Son added a discussion to the group Christian Men
Thumbnail

Personal and Political Advice from Rome.

His Holiness, Pope Francis, has a warning sign posted outside his office door.It begins "VIETATO LAMENTARSI"In English, "WHINERS PROHIBITED."The sign ends with “To get the best out of yourself, concentrate on your potential and not on your limitations. Stop complaining and take steps to improve your life.” The same advice, in a far, far blunter form, is found in a book."Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get A Life: A Kick Butt Approach to a Better Life."--Larry Winget, 2004See More
16 hours ago
Native Son replied to Native Son's discussion Political and Personal Advice from Rome. in the group The Great Debate
"A minor point for information.  The same basic advice, in a far, far blunter form is available in a book. "Shut Up, Stop Whining, And Get A Life: A Kick Butt Approach to a Better Life"              …"
16 hours ago
Gentleman Engineer replied to Specs's discussion I need some work advice.
"Matters may exist with enthalpy about the moment. One would proffer opine that naught should be of initialisation until an elapsing chronological."
17 hours ago
Roman updated their profile
20 hours ago
Profile IconTamim Khaliqi and Bill joined Bryan Smith's group
Thumbnail

Gentlemen Apologists

A place for gentlemen of all stripes who are interested in the broad field of Christian apologetics. If you are a thoughtful man interested in pursuing a more reasonable faith, or if becoming a pipe-smoking clone of C.S. Lewis is one of your greatest aspirations, then this is the place for you.See More
yesterday

© 2017   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service