With the end of summer nigh, minds turn to the coming year of study. As the requisites of student life begin to suss themselves out, one starts to look for ways to save money, perhaps for some extra reading week funds, perhaps for a couple extra pints of lager on the weekend. Enter the traditional wet shave, not just a better way to groom one’s self, but also easier on the pocket book. We will look at some student friendly gear to get you through the school year looking dapper.
Unique in design, the 42c is an iconic razor whose style dates back to 1904. A nimble razor by way of its short hexagonal handle, yet still nicely weighted, the 42c will give fantastic shaves for decades.
A throwback to the classic butterfly style double edge razor, the Japanese made Feather Popular is perfect for the wet shaver on a budget. The plastic handle is rugged, so you can toss it in the backpack for when you wake up halfway through your first class.
In a variety of handles, these Spanish made brushes perform well on hard soaps and give a great scrub for some gentle exfoliation.
We searched far and wide to find a brush to carry our name, and we think they are the best bang-for-the-buck that there is. Available in both Silvertip badger and synthetic fibre, they are an investment that will bear fruit for years to come.
Soaps and Creams
With a range of scents from the classic stand-bys, Sandalwood and Limes, to the signature Eucris and GFT, Geo F. Trumper creams are key for reducing friction — and therefore skin irritation.
Made from all natural products, Crown is the result of a barber needing product that would not cause adverse reactions to his skin, but found the market lacking. It’s a cream great for those with sensitive skin, with a hint of cooling menthol.
The quintessential bay rum aftershave splash, nothing wraps up a wet shave like the splash of cloves and spice. Originating from the island of St. Thomas in the early 1800’s, it was a mix of West Indian Bay Tree distillate and “good rum”, with various mixes of spice and citrus for good measure.
One of my favourite products we carry, Skin Food is a great dual purpose pre and post shave product. It softens and gives your shave glide, and a touch of alcohol cools, while glycerin moisturizes the skin. Scented in classic Sandalwood and Lime, as well as subtle rosewater scented Coral.