I’m going to take a break from talking about clothes and shoes for a second to talk about how I got into wet shaving. It was kind of an accident really. It was 2012 and my future wife and I had just moved into our new home. I found this enormous steel trunk in the garage. It turned out the previous late owner was in the air force and the trunk was full of old books, a squash racket, course books from his radio engineering days, and a shaving kit (I later found his service pistol in the garage but that’s another story for another day). I asked the daughter and wife if they wanted the trunk and its contents back but they said they were downsizing and told me to keep it.
Inside the shaving kit was some really old rusty double-edge blades, some crusty old shaving soap, an alum stick, and two Gillette Tech double-edge safety razors. Incidentally I had just read an article on artofmanliness.com about shaving like your grandpa and these razors instantly piqued my interest. The old fashioned coolness of it just appealed to me. Continue reading “Safety first “