Gearing Up For The Big Shave, 2014 Edition
As Movember comes to a close, that exquisite beard of yours is about to meet its maker. While it's been fun having a place to store snacks and an extra layer of warmth, you always knew the happy union wouldn’t last forever. Here to help you shed your facial hair with the utmost ease are the following shaving accouterments, laid out from start to finish.
Ready...set...go shave that porcupine off your face.
Brooklyn Grooming Beard Oil Sampler - $39
This will go a lot smoother if you've been treating your mane well all along. Oils like these ones from Brooklyn Grooming keep your beard and surrounding skin properly moisturized—and for good measure it comes in four scents named after parts of New York City's most bearded borough. Mmmm, Red Hook.
Studebaker Metals Brass & Badger Shave Brush - $140
From a Pittsburgh-based metalworking studio comes this rustic-looking shave brush. Complete with hand-hammered brass handle and badger hair bristles, it'll have you lathering up with serious comfort. [More...]
The Art Of Shaving Sandalwood Shave Cream - $17
Fact: there's no manlier smell than sandalwood. Woodsy and earthy, it's like bottling a lumberjack. This shaving cream can be used with or without a brush, and features essential oils and coconut acid to give you a gentle and effortless shave.
Wahl Groomsman Beard and Mustache Trimmer - $24.99
If you're starting out with some formidable facial hair, trim down first with this electric number from Wahl. It's got an ergonomically designed handle, precision-ground steel blades, and six positions for varying closeness that'll shape up your fuzz in no time.
Beluga Razor - $125
For an old-school, barber-quality shave, look no further than the Beluga. Still in pre-order, precision construction from high-end 316L stainless steel make it worth the wait. With a pivoting neck and a 25-year warranty, this may be the last razor you buy.
Wet Shave Club - $29/month
Too lazy to leave home and need all this stuff delivered straight to your door? No problem. The Wet Shave Club will ship you a monthly box of shaving goods, complete with soaps, aftershaves, styptic matches to stop nicks from bleeding, and more, from all around the world.
Royall Spyce Aftershave Lotion - $30
Now that you're fuzz-free, treat your freshly shaved mug with this combo cologne and lotion. Despite the fact that they're not particularly good spellers, Royall Spyce delivers a rugged and exotic-smelling product with hints of clove, cinnamon, and pepper.
Baxter of California Post Shave Balm - $18
For more sensitive skin, nothing beats an aftershave balm. Made with aloe and tea tree oil, Baxter provides an extra layer of nourishment for that money-maker. Go get 'em, tiger.