October 17, 2011
This product ranks right up there with the Cowboy Comb in terms of the coolness factor: The Kent 82T Folding Comb.
Right at home in a suit pocket, designer jeans, or a UtiliKilt, this folding comb from Kent Brushes is a beautiful and functional tortoiseshell grooming accessory, and will give you more reasons to say "Excuse me while I whip this out..."
August 11, 2011
What will they think of next?
"It is a card, a mirror and a razor, it can be all the above at the same time.
The blades are stored safely behind the mirror while it's in your pocket, and it's easy to use. This quirky design really meets the needs of man on the go who recognizes there won't always be time to shave in the morning. What does one do, when they turn up to work scraggly faced? Simply whip out this bad boy in the bathroom and remove the offending hairs.
When you detach the razor part of the card, the rest can be used as a mirror, and it will fit snugly in your wallet."
Get yours here: Carzor
June 27, 2011
Are you ready to move up to a truly one of a kind shaving brush? Then you'll want to read this tutorial on how to make one, as well as this info about badger hair knots:
Shaving Brush Tutorial
March 24, 2011
Smartphones can do just about anything these days, including shaving.
Shaving, you say? As in, removing facial hair? Yes, indeed. Well, virtual facial hair, anyway...
"For those with beard jealousy, a steady hand or an OCD-like obsession for a clean shave, "Shave Me!" provides endless entertainment and elevates the everyday ritual of shaving to an art form. Use it to draw pictures, write messages, or simply kick back with a shave to unwind after a stressful day. It's oddly therapeutic!
Open up the Shaving Kit and choose your weapon: how will YOU accomplish a close shave? Choose from the classic Single-blade Razor, Electric Razor, Tweezers or Straight Razor, and use Shaving Cream, Toilet Paper Dots and Hair-Gro Tonic to assist you in your shaving quest. Sick of seeing that smooth, shaved patch of skin? Simply shake your device and watch hair grow back before your eyes."
Shave Me! is available on the Android Market.
March 7, 2011
Does spring put you in the mood for love? Or maybe just in the mood for a new scent?
From Ape to Gentleman:
"In spring a young man's fancy turns to a new fragrance. Every season we see new trends evolve and develop, so one cannot be categorical about what should be worn and when. However a good spring fragrance has a certain hallmark - an atmosphere of well-being, excitement and optimism: a sense of uplift without being anodyne or hackneyed."
Check out their top 10 picks here: Top 10 Spring Fragrances For Men
Image: A Continuous Lean at Flickr
November 29, 2010
Are you a safety razor kind of guy? Know someone who is? Stock up and save on one of the best double edged razor blades available!
The Feather Razor Blades Hi-stainless DE blades are my personal favorite, delivering a smooth, effortless shave every time. The blades also last longer than just about any other DE blade, so you'll also save money by buying less blades!
"Feather Hi-Stainless Blades are renowned for being the sharpest double edge razor blades on the market. These blades feature a platinum coating for enhanced comfort and will fit most traditional double edge razors. Made in Japan, the platinum coated Feather is exceptionally sharp but will reward you with the closest shave."
Right now, you can pick up a pack of 50 Feather blades for just $25.49, down 27% from the regular price of $35.00, making the per-blade cost just $.51!
August 31, 2010
According to EverBlade:
"Most likely the razor blade you are currently using is designed to fail long before it's potential. EverBlade is designed to keep that same razor sharp - maximizing it's fullest potential.
Studies have shown that razor blades stay sharp 4 to 8 times longer using EverBlade.This saves hundreds of dollars a year. Plus, it gives the pleasure of many more fresh shaves with less cuts, nicks and razor burn. Additionally, EverBlade keeps billions of razor blades and their packaging out of our landfills.
How it works: The EverBlade's patent pending technology creates an energy field that gives blades a negative charge - so blades automatically repel the rust ions that would otherwise corrode and dull your razor. This is the leading cause of blade failure. Use EverBlade with any razor - even disposable razors."
For more information, visit: Green EverBlade
June 2, 2010
Let me introduce you to a multi-purpose shaving product: RazoRock. It is not only an antiseptic which soothes the skin and stops bleeding, but when it's applied to your underarms, is an effective deodorant as well.
RazoRock is completely natural, made from Potassium Alum mineral salts.
As an after shave... Razorock's antiseptic properties calm razor burn and soothe irritation, helping to stop bleeding in the event of a minor nick or cut, and close skin pores leaving the skin smooth and tight.
As a deodorant... RazoRock is a very effect bactericide. Apply RazoRock under arms right after bathing for odor protection lasting up to 24 hours. RazoRock inhibits the growth of bacteria responsible for causing body odor and does not interfere with the normal perspiration of the skin.
As a facial toner for oily skin and acne... Simply Moisten RazoRock and rub it gently over facial blemishes, acne and oily skin. It is best to use overnight while you sleep.
As an odor remover... RazoRock will instantly remove the odor of fish, garlic or onion when hands are washed with it under running water. It can also be used on feet, when foot odor is a problem.
I received a free RazoRock for review, and I've been using it for my last couple of shaves. It's easy and quick to use: Just rub it on your face after rinsing the shaving cream off, and you can feel your skin tightening up - it feels great. I don't usually use an electric razor, but according to RazoRock, applying it to your face before shaving will stiffen the whiskers for a great electric shave.
I've been fortunate not to nick my face while shaving in a while, so I can't testify to the ability to stop the bleeding, but according to Wikipedia, alum is an ingredient in styptic pencils, so I believe it.
April 14, 2010
Get your wheels ready for summer with a display of facial hair awesomeness on your grill. The Carstache is a handlebar moustache for your car made from 100% genuine wild Unicorn hair! Well, maybe not real unicorn hair...
"Your first Carstache™ ranks with your first kiss, cold beer, snow cone, and slow dance. It's glorious!
It just feels good. It feels powerful. Your car has been naked until now.
So strap a 'stache, buckle up, and enjoy the ride!"
The Carstache comes in five colors: Classic Black, Wisdom Grey, Legendary Blond, Firestache Orange, and So Hot Pink. Coming soon is a style in the manner of Magnum P.I. / Dale Earnhardt / Burt Reynolds moustaches.
As if you needed a reason to put a moustache on your car...
March 3, 2010
I've been shaving for about 25 years now, going from disposable cartridge razors to electric razors (including the ultimate shaving gadget), and most recently becoming a safety razor fan. But I've never had a razor set that actually looks good when I'm not using it (I do like the look of my Merkur, but it's not much to look at by itself.
So when Razor MD sent me their iGrip Chrome Razor Set to review, I was jazzed to have something that I would be proud to display on my bathroom counter.
The chrome iGrip set comes with a razor and brush stand, a badger hair brush, and the iGrip razor, all inside a very cool presentation box. When I first opened the box, my initial thought was "This would make an excellent gift", because it's something that just says heirloom all over it. Your sons will probably fight over who's going to inherit it...
The chrome razor and brush stand is pretty simple in appearance, but it has a classy look just the same. It holds your brush and razor up off of the counter with style, and is stable - not easy to knock over at all.
The chrome badger hair shaving brush is a hefty one. The weight of it felt good in my hand, and the very plush head worked great for whipping up a lather and working it into my whiskers.
Razor MD's iGrip razor also has a great feel to it (hence the iGrip name...) and looks pretty sweet sitting on the stand. It takes both the Mach3 and Fusion blades, and the neck swivels to meet the contours of your face quite easily. I rather enjoyed the shave.
The only drawback for me with this razor set is the fact that it's only for cartridges, which I don't normally use. I think the company would do very well if they were to introduce an iGrip with a safety razor head, which seems easy enough, considering that the head portion of the razor unscrews from the handle.
Overall, I really like the quality of this shaving set, and think it would make a great gift for a birthday, holiday, or Father's Day. It looks good, works well, and is priced reasonably.
Check out the company's other choices at Razor MD.
February 22, 2010
When I originally reviewed the Pacific Shaving Company's shaving cream, I mentioned that I was also trying out the Blade Oil, and then posted my results with it.
In the review I put up about the Blade Oil, I mentioned that I had gone 14 days on the same razor blade and it was still sharp enough for a shave.
Here's my update:
Using my Merkur Safety Razor, and applying Pacific Shaving Company's Blade Oil to it after each shave, I managed to get a total of 19 shaves on one double edged razor blade! That's 3 weeks of shaving (I skip a shave about once a week), which means that the Blade Oil tripled the life of the razor. I usually go through one blade a week, which is cheap (and less wasteful), but I'm jazzed to find a way to stretch them even further.
I don't normally use a multiple blade razor, so I can't say for sure if you could get the same mileage from them, but I imagine you can. This is one product that I can get behind 100%, and it's under $10.
February 15, 2010
The mo' is getting more popular these days, and even those who won't grow one will wear one...
Show off your love for the moustache with some of these:
The Great Moustaches Mug will keep you, your coworkers, and maybe the barista smiling every time you fill up with java, thanks to the 15 famous mo's pictured on the side.
Profess your love for the mo with some Sock It To Me Mustache Socks.
Keep a copy of Sweet 'Stache: 50 Badass Mustaches and the Faces Who Sport Them beside your bed, in the bathroom, or on the coffee table.
Pick up some Moustache Cologne for a scent that will go with that hairy upper lip.
No mo? Here ya go: Grab a stick on moustache made from human hair.
Go for the bling with a Moustache Pendant Necklace.
Need to groom that 'stache? Use a Switchblade Moustache Comb and impress your friends!
And for the parents - dress your kid in a onesie with a moustached man on the front, or try making some moustache lollypops with these chocolate molds. You'll be the coolest dad at the park...
You can even join a fake moustache club.
January 12, 2010
It has recently come to my attention that a disposable razor that also dispenses shaving cream is growing in popularity and has been picked up by both Target and Walgreens: the ShaveMate Titan and Diva (the women's version). I haven't actually used one of these, but after looking at it and trying to see what practical benefit it could possibly have, I came away feeling that while it's creative, it just doesn't make sense for most of us.
The Titan has a multiblade razor at the top, and the handle also serves as a shaving cream dispenser (the website says it has "real" shaving cream - I'm glad they didn't use fake shaving cream...). The company says that this feature gives you a week's worth of shaves with no "messy rusty rings on the counter" and also says it prevents the need for extra cans of shaving cream in showers or on crowded countertops.
OK, that may be true. It may cut down on the crowding factor, if you are pressed for space. And I can see a market for the traveler who forgot to pack his razor, or for active duty military, or for disaster relief, but I just don't see how this can be a useful product for most men.
For one thing, it's a disposable razor, and will need to be thrown out after a week or so, and the fact that the handle and shaving cream dispenser unit get thrown out as well makes me see this as extremely wasteful.
And I just have to wonder if the blades get dull before the cream is empty, or will the cream run out before the blades are dull? Either way, I could see the tendency to want to hang on to a razor just because it had shaving cream left inside that I could use, which means that I would then have two of these on my counter.
Another issue I have is that I imagine we'll see lots of these end up half used in airport and hotel trashcans, due to people not wanting to pack them, and I just don't see the upside to having more plastic trash. My personal preference, a DE safety razor, needs only one single blade to be replaced when it's dull, and that's one other reason I really like it.
The selling points for the Titan also include the S3 Flex-Neck 'technology', which is just a fancy name for saying that the razor flexes at the head to follow the contours of your face. My razor doesn't do that, but I still get a great shave, so I don't see the plus in this unless you're a lazy shaver.
Having said all that, I do think the Titan is a creative idea, but I just think it's more of a gimmick or an impulse travel purchase rather than a reliable razor for daily shaving.
What do you think? Leave me a comment.
January 4, 2010
So you didn't get everything you wanted from Santa this year? Right now there are some great deals to be had on shaving stuff - as much as 50% off!
Take a look at the Panasonic ES4026NC Pro Curve Rechargeable Double Blade Wet/Dry Men's Shaver, regularly $49.99, now only $22.07:
"Two fully independent floating heads to provide a close shave that will leave you looking smooth and feeling great. The floating heads follow your facial contours for an extremely close shave. The inner blades are precisely angled, and the inner blades features a counter-directional movement which reduces vibration and offers quieter shaving. The wet/dry design of the Pro Curve means you can easily clean your shaver by simply rinsing it under running water. The wet/dry functionality also gives you the option of shaving wet with lather while in the shower in addition to dry shaving."
Got errant hair issues? Try the Panasonic ER421KC Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer, usually priced at $29.99, now only $12.95:
"Makes it easy for you to keep those embarrassing hairs in your nose and ear nice and trim. This trimmer uses a rotary blade cutting system that is fast and safe, eliminating the possibility of injury from using scissors. The ER421KC is a powerful trimmer that is perfect for use at home, but small enough to take on the road. The ER421KC Trimmer has a built-in light that provides a bright, focused light that eliminates shadows to ensure that you don't miss any stray and hidden hairs."
Have you been working that Bodygroom overtime? Pick up a Philips Norelco BG2000 Bodygroom Replacement Trimmer/Shaver Foil for only $9.88, regularly $24.00:
Maybe it's not facial hair grooming you need, but rather the hair on top of your head. Easily trim yours with the FORFEX Pro FX670 Professional Cord/Cordless Clipper, selling for only $125.82, down from the usual $299.00.
"Combines the technologies of the titanium/carbon comb and the ceramic cutter to reduce friction, allowing the powerful motor the freedom to cut thick hair without stalling, ensuring maximum clipper performance. German technology and craftsmanship since 1872."