We’ve just donated one of our razors (a Parker 60R to be precise) to the Guildford School of Acting for a production called “110 in the Shade”, a musical set in 1936 Texas during a drought. So, if you’re in the Guildford area between the 4th and 7th of November be sure to check it out, details are on this website:
One of the common newbie questions I get asked is which cream to try first.
I would always recommend any of the Taylor of Old Bond St shaving creams as I feel they offer the best mix of quality/value so consequently are an excellent starting point. I would start by choosing a scent you think you might like so if, like me, you have a penchant for Almond slices, then the Almond scent may be a safe scent to begin with. My personal favourite is Avocado, not because it smells of Avocado (it doesn’t!) but because the unique scent is refreshingly different from the others and I quite like the Guacamole-esque appearance! There is no discernible difference between the lather that the different scents produce, they’ll all work the same just in case you were wondering!
Most fixed head razors we sell will fit the bill 99% of the time. However:
- if you have particularly heavy growth or
- are the tinkering kind who likes to experiment with different blade gaps or
- simply like futuristic designs…
then the Futur could be the one to go for.
To complicate matters, if you like the Futur, chances are you will like it’s bigger brother, the Vision 2000. The Vision is a bit heavier, bigger and can dial a wider blade gap than the Futur – the ultimate safety razor for all occasions! It also has a claim to fame in that it made an appearance in an episode of the 2004 series of Battlestar Galactica, a great little fact to accompany the perfect gift for a sci fi fan!
I often cite Merkur as being the best in terms of the quality and finishing of their razors. However, after handling our latest Muhle Pinsel razors I can honestly say these beautifully finished DE razors are as good (I have a particular penchant for the Muhle R89!). As well as being beautifully crafted they are, by comparison, quite light which sometimes benefits newbies who are used to the lightweight Mach 3s they’ve binned!
We are delighted to have Omega back in stock, not only the shaving cream but the highly rated Professional series boar bristle brushes!
As a lot of DE shavers are aware, Omega are a worthy alternative to the popular Proraso shaving cream -both made in Italy and both create a fantastic eucalyptus scented lather. The significant difference is the price, £3.95 for a 147g tub of Omega vs £5.50 for 150ml tub of Proraso, and you’d be hard pressed to find a better introduction to quality shaving cream using a brush with the Omega Shaving Cream and Bristle Brush set for only £7.99!