Dec 16, 2013

How to Shave and Not Bleed Yourself Dry, Literally or Financially


Tyler Mahan Coe holding a safety razor


I've been granted the opportunity of reviewing more wet shaving products here on Baby Black Widows. As those articles are forthcoming it appears necessary that we cover exactly what and why wet shaving is. As I said in a previous article on seasonally scented shave soaps, it's a Thing. Perhaps in your idle clickings through the Internet you've stumbled upon wicked_edge or the Shave Nook and thought, "Shave in the manner of my great-grandparents? What new Hell is this? No old safety razor can outperform my 5-blade, vibrating cartridge!" Well, I'm here to tell you, sometimes innovation is not your friend! We are now living in one of those times, cousins! Why, just the other day I was nearly run down in the thoroughfare by one of these horseless carriages and I says to my gal, I says...

But, seriously, the old timers had this one right.

Dec 1, 2013

Some Seasonally Scented Shave Soaps: Barrister & Mann "Hallows" vs. How to Grow a Moustache "Pumpk'n 3.14"


Sharpologist Scent Off logo designed by Douglas Smythe


Single blade shaving is a whole Thing. [Here is my overview of traditional wet shaving.] You either do it or you don't and, if you do, you really, really do. At least, that's what a passing glance at the internet community built around wet shaving would lead one to believe.