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post #1 of 41
Thread Starter 
IDK if this is the right place to put this heads up, but I've been looking to try out eShave and get my bristle on. Today they have a special where you can get the brush, stand, razor, extra blades and an assortment of potions for less than just the stand goes for on eShave.

http://www.gilt.com/sale/men/travel-accessories-eshave
post #2 of 41
It's a good deal, but I wish they came with a double-edge safety razor instead.
post #3 of 41
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It's a good deal, but I wish they came with a double-edge safety razor instead.

I haven't tried one of those. It reminds me of my dad. Do you mean the ones where you replace just the blades?
post #4 of 41
Yes, one of these:



The razor itself will cost you more, but the blades are very inexpensive. So in the long run, you end up saving a lot of money over buying replacement heads from companies like Gillette. Pro-tip, if you have Amazon PRIME you can get them shipped for free as needed. That's what I do and the average cost is less then 25 cents per blade and they each last two shaves.

I used to get bad ingrown hairs from shaving on my neck. Once I switched, the problem went away. Don't get nearly as many nicks either.
post #5 of 41
Thread Starter 
Pretty cool looking. I just might try one out. I hope it fits in the stand I ordered!
post #6 of 41
There are tons of good resources for tips and information on this style of shaving online. Do a little research first to make sure you get something that's a good fit. Some of these razors are a lot more "aggressive" then others and I wouldn't touch one of those if you are just starting out. smile.gif
post #7 of 41
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

Yes, one of these:

The razor itself will cost you more, but the blades are very inexpensive. So in the long run, you end up saving a lot of money over buying replacement heads from companies like Gillette. Pro-tip, if you have Amazon PRIME you can get them shipped for free as needed. That's what I do and the average cost is less then 25 cents per blade and they each last two shaves.
I used to get bad ingrown hairs from shaving on my neck. Once I switched, the problem went away. Don't get nearly as many nicks either.

Good post, Mouse.

BTW: the eShave Avocado Linden soap is one of the best I've ever used.
post #8 of 41
post #9 of 41
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

There are tons of good resources for tips and information on this style of shaving online. Do a little research first to make sure you get something that's a good fit. Some of these razors are a lot more "aggressive" then others and I wouldn't touch one of those if you are just starting out. smile.gif

Thanks! I'll do my leg-w... er... finger-work online before I buy anything.
post #10 of 41
My forvm secret santa gave me this a couple years ago. It really doesn't have any info you couldn't dig up online, but it's nice to have it all at hand. Reasonably priced too.

http://www.amazon.com/Leisureguys-Guide-Gourmet-Shaving-Enjoyable/dp/1463595344/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345670765&sr=8-1&keywords=wet+shaving+book

EDIT: Even if you don't switch to a double-edge safety, you are going to love the shaving brush. Working up a good lather using a quality soap is the best part of wet shaving anyways. smile.gif
post #11 of 41
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This? http://eshave.com/shaving-soap-avocado-oil-linden

HMMM, mine was a pale beige color and I only had one scent option (Linden). Then again I got it at closeout a few years back so perhaps they repackaged and all that - I'd hate to think they reformulated it, though. It was a dead ringer for the Provence Sante Verlaine soap which is another fantastic soap.
post #12 of 41
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My forvm secret santa gave me this a couple years ago. It really doesn't have any info you couldn't dig up online, but it's nice to have it all at hand. Reasonably priced too.
http://www.amazon.com/Leisureguys-Guide-Gourmet-Shaving-Enjoyable/dp/1463595344/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345670765&sr=8-1&keywords=wet+shaving+book
EDIT: Even if you don't switch to a double-edge safety, you are going to love the shaving brush. Working up a good lather using a quality soap is the best part of wet shaving anyways. smile.gif

Oh, I remember that guy. He got kicked out of Badger and Blade for promoting his blog and book. I thought he made a bigger production of shaving than I generally do, but he knows his stuff.
post #13 of 41
BTW: Flaneur, if you're in NYC, hit up Pasteur Pharmacy - they also know their stuff.

wsj - Pasteur Pharmacy
post #14 of 41
Have only browsed Badger and Blade for info. Don't even have an account there.
post #15 of 41
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Have only browsed Badger and Blade for info. Don't even have an account there.

I used to post there like a mad dog. Bought and sold (mostly bought, holy cow), helped develop the soap tutorial, got caught up in the Acquisition Disorders and finally quit the site when I realized it was largely AD-driven. That, and the Main Mang kinda upset me with his bully pulpit posts and threads where he promoted a few custom razor makers and denigrated the rest. It got a bit ugly at that point, and I also realized that I had no business handling a $900 straight razor anyway. All my razors together didn't cost that.
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