If the razor was sold as "shave-ready", then you should be able to shave with it right out of the box. If not, you'll need to strop it. And if you need to strop it, you may well have to sharpen it first. You can buy a…"
Glad to hear you picked up a straight razor! There are two types of pastes used in straight razor shaving. One is a strop paste. This is basically leather conditioner for your strop. This generally isn't necessary unless your strop goes…"
"Deauville hotel and resort in Miami Beach FL there
is Leslie's Barber shop. It was like stepping back
in time everything from the walls to the chairs were
original from when the hotel was built 1957. I got
my hair trimmed and a shave, very cool."
"l bought three razors , a stone and a strop , at an antique store for $100 bucks , the brush and soap on line for $60 , but l could have gotten it cheaper on ebay , had l wanted second hand . l have pics of my razors in my photos .
As for the…"
"The thing I like most about wet shaving is the ritual and the skill of it, and you get some degree of both whether you're using a DE razor or a straight razor. If you somewhat enjoy shaving now, learning the art (maybe task is a…"
"You are correct when comparing to a crappy, modern cartridge.
However, there is little difference in cost or quality of shave when compared to a DE razor. I spent $15 on a gross of blades that have lasted me a year and a half so far,…"
"Certainly it's better for you but don't just do it because eventually it's cheaper than the most expensive disposable razors on the market. I'm currently saving money on razors but spending more on better quality shaving…"
"You will make your money back in the first year of shaving. With a straight razor you never have to replace the blade, which means that if you shave with the Fusion and a pack of replacement cartridges cost $50 then most. Likely in the first year…"
"There are plenty of barber schools in Dallas, and they're licensed differently than cosmetologists. As I understand it, the hygiene standards alone, are far more stringent for barbers. And only barbers are allowed to use a…"
"If you are referring to the cost being worth it, it depends on how often you shave and how soon you are looking for return on your investment. If you have a thicker beard and need to replace your blades each time you shave, that will also play a…"
"Straight shaving. Is it expensive? NO.
Is it worth the cost? YES.
If you can buy all (or most) of your stuff second-hand, you can save a lot of money. Not a single piece of shaving-kit that I own, apart from the brush and the soap, is…"
"Iron sharpens iron." A place for men to impact each other by debate and exchange of ideas. This is a group where no ideas are off limits. If your motto is, "I never talk about politics or religion," this group is probably not for you. A "gym" for thinkers.See More
I have a cautionary tale for my fellow outdoorsmen out there. I went hiking solo today through some less traveled canyons near where I live. I unknowingly ended up off trail and was aggressively bouldering to get up and around some obstacles, mainly a decent sized waterfall. I kept pushing because I thought this was my route, and the knowledge that I wouldn't need to go down because I was on a loop. Anyway, I finally got up the bulk of it and couldn't find anything that resembled a trail.…See More
"Good evening gentleman, just purchased an inexpensive safety razor along w/a 3 pc.set of shave soap from Walgreens. The razor appears similar to what my granddaddy use to use. I must need some practice, the first shave although effective, ultimately…"
It's just seems natural that Art of Manliness should have a barbershop group. My intent of this group is to gather and share general thoughts and experiences concerning barbershops. Anything from a good barbershop that you have found to pictures and stories of shops you have visited to discussing anything barbershop. See More
"I was told at a young age that I wasn't good looking enough to go without a shirt, so that made me afraid to be seen shirtless in public places for several years, until a friend of mine helped give me the self confidence to never mind what…"