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.