(Closed) Classic Double Edge Razor (not disposable)…Does your man use one?

posted 7 years ago in Holidays
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I bought a set like this for my Fiance for his birthday online, I think it was called Vintage Blades. It was pretty expensive, but I think it was a great gift. He really loves it, but his skin does tend to get really irritated from shaving and this kind of razor can agitate it–he might want to try it first before you invest in it.

As a related aside, after I bought it for him he was teaching himself the technique from an online forum called Badger and Blade. I told him he could never, ever make fun of me again for going on Weddingbee after spending a couple hours on a vintage shaving forum.

ETA: Here’s the link to where I bought FI’s set: http://www.vintagebladesllc.com/

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@penguin: Yeah, it’s tough because it’s not really something you can try before you buy! Fiance loves the process and all of the steps, but it did irritate the skin on his neck some so he doesn’t use it as often as I’d hoped. Regardless, he still really likes it and uses it every week or every couple of weeks, so I think it was a worthwhile gift.

And the online forums are hilarious…my favorite acronym was BBS–baby butt smooth :p

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

My dad has one! He has all my life. Finding blades is a PIA, though.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

“For some reason when I went into the Art of Shaving I only saw handles that loaded the “new” blades but your rec was definitely what I was looking for! :)”

@penguin:

That’s weird.  The one in our city has all of the razors they sell in glass display cases. 

The blades are super cheap at CVS, I think half what they charge for them at The Art of Shaving.

I’m just happy my fiance didn’t want to try to learn to do a straight razor shave on himself.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

mine does. He uses one one he inherited from his grandpa. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

What you’re looking for is called a Safety Razor.  Use that to guide your search for razors.  I actually got one pretty cheap on Amazon for ~$30.  The water in his city destroys everything (lots of calcium) and I didn’t want to invest in a super nice one when I knew it was going to hang in the shower.  Either way, he LOVES it.  He never grows a very fierce beard/moustache, so he’s constantly shaving very short hairs.  He LOVES the safety razor and the smooth shave it gives him.

I don’t really recommend the Art of Shaving, I think they’re overpriced and they make shaving out to be this arcane ritual that you need to consult a man with a handlbar moustache about.  Just do your research online about what brand is reputable/good customer service/etc. and make your decision that way. 

A product I discovered called Tend Skin is an AWESOME gift to give with a razor.  It’s a tonic that he (or you, even) smooths on after shaving and it will prevent razor burn, rashes, yucky white bumps, etc.  When the razor starts getting dull, you can end up with kind of a razor rash and this stuff is great at preventing it.  It smells to high heaven, but it WORKS. 

http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P13024

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