A Cold Winter’s Shave

by Nathan Harley Gareau January 31, 2017

A Cold Winter’s Shave: a ladies choice of shaving gear

As the season drags on, we grasp at the warmth in memories of sunny days. Harsh weather is no excuse for a slovenly appearance however, and a good routine can create a feeling of luxury that will warm you through the long Canadian winter. Whether you choose a tropical treat or wood-fire warmth, use your shave as a gleam of light through the darkest season.

Tala's shave kit for ladies (seen above) foregoes the classic scents of old and opts rather for a warm sunny feel. Scents of fresh lime reminds her of a rhum-filled cocktail, and a heavy stone scuttle keeps the lather piping hot when the limbs must be lifted form the comforting bath water. An extra large brush gives excellent cover for leg-work.

Merkur Machined 47C Razor: $89
Geo. F. Trumper CB3 Shaving Brush: $249
Mud & Stone Shaving Scuttle: $75
Parker Chrome Shaving Stand: $46
Castle Forbes Lime Shaving Cream: $60
Geo. F. Trumper Limes Skin Food: $75
Crystal Double Edge Razor Blades: $5


When Nathan treats himself to a winter shave, he prefers the warming scents of old, conjuring up images from an Arthur Conan Doyle or Charles Dickens Novel. A straight razor is the best choice for the modern antiquarian, and Nathan loves the classic stylings of a Bergeshire Lowe from Dovo.

Dovo Bergischer Buffalo Horn Straight Razor: $414
Bison Made Bridle Leather Strop: $152
Kent BK4 Shaving Brush: $180
Kent of Inglewood Shaving Mug: $39 ($19.50 with a brush)
Taylor of Old Bond St. Preshave Oil : $32
Czech & Speake No. 88 Shaving Soap: $50
Truefitt & Hill 1805 Aftershave Splash: $95
Truefitt & Hill 1805 Aftershave Balm: $60


These combinations are merely our favourite suggestions, and we encourage you to visit our shops and build your own. We love to build a great shaving combination of scents and find the perfect one for you.

Whichever way you lean, treat yourself to a little warmth. You deserve it.

Nathan Harley Gareau
Nathan Harley Gareau

A famed cocktologist and axe man, Nathan stands at the helm of the Calgary store. Ask him about his world-famous Three Cherry Manhattan. Nathan also sits on the board of the Inglewood BIA and does his part to drive the neighbourhood forward. In his spare time Nathan can be found sharpening his axe, sabreing Champagne, or completing the fastest straight-razor shave around. He doesn't slur his words, he speaks in cursive.

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