References & Further Reading
"Most men today walk around not knowing they have horrible shaves. Electric razors and the latest 5 blade contraptions irritate the skin more than needed, leaving razor burn, ingrown hairs, and redness. Shaving with a safety razor will eliminate the skin irritation and give your face a clean healthy look because you're just using one blade instead of several that chew up your face in order to cut your whiskers." (1)
-Reddit user Temujin1210 in r/wicked_edge
The 20~ minutes that I spend shaving are my time. I get to think of nothing other than the task at hand, and there is nothing finer that I've found to either get me in a good state of mind in a morning, or to bring me back to balance after a particularly tough day at work. I guess to me it's the manly equivalent of having a nice bubble bath with scented candles.
-Reddit user Leisureguy in r/wicked_edge
This was the clincher for me; shaving went from a tedious, boring, hateful chore to a real pleasure, something I look forward to each morning and truly enjoy. It makes a significant psychological difference to begin the day with taking care of yourself while doing something you enjoy rather than hurrying through something you hate.
Way More Fun
Instead of filling the landfills up with billions of bits of plastic (both product & packaging), as well as aerosol shaving cream cans, wet shaving produces very little waste, other than the bits of paper surrounding the blades and the blades themselves.
Double Edge Razor Blades
Avg. Price $0.20 +/- a piece.
Avg. Price 4 for $20
"A brush?!?! What does a "Man" need a brush for?", you might be asking yourself. I'll tell you what for - to give yourself a sweet soapy lather right before engaging your facial hair in a no-holds-barred combat, that's what for.
This thing will slice you right open if you're not careful. Its bodacious sharpocity also gives you a closer shave than those Fischer-Price razors they advertise on TV.
Just feast your eyes on this sculptured manly piece of steel. This ain't no sissy piece of plastic with 20 blades and a moisturizing lotion strip. This is pure unadulterated manliness. Would you rather shave with a piece of masculine machinery or a happy meal toy?
Tools of the Trade
"Proper shaving has become a lost art. Today's average male has no clue about the fine art of the traditional wet shave that their grandfathers and some of their fathers used to take part in. Instead, they're only accustomed to the cheap and disposable shaving products that companies market. I'm not sure when or why it happened, but the tradition of passing down the secrets of a clean shave abruptly stopped. Thankfully, this glorious male ritual is making a comeback." (1)
What is wet shaving?
HIBCO SHAVE SHOPPE
Classic Shaving Products
The way Grandpa used to do it!
Credit to "The_PCC" for his time composing this piece of art as well as his permission to repost, thank you.
"I made an infographic to bring more people over to the dark side. Feel free to share, repost, rehost, etc. (i.imgur.com)
submitted 2 years ago by The_PCC"