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Semogue Owners Club Two-Band Shaving Brush

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Semogue shaving brushes from Portugal have earned a loyal following among wet shavers around the world.  All Semogues are handmade with high standards of craftsmanship and handle designs that set them apart from brushes produced in other parts of the world.  Over the past few years, Semogue has offered several Owners Club model brushes that feature the finest materials and finest workmanship the brand has to offer.  I was excited to see how Semogue’s new two-band badger brush stacked up against other two-band brushes that are filled with this sought-after grade of hair.


Merkur Futur Adjustable Safety Razor

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The adjustable safety razor is an innovation that allows a wet shaver to adjust the blade gap of his razor to provide the right aggressiveness for his beard density and skin type. The design was patented on March 19, 1956, by inventors Meyer J. Shnitzler and Michael Douglas Benedict, Jr., but the first razor brought to the market was Gillette’s Fat Boy in 1958. Over the next 25-ish years, Gillette produced approximately 14 models of adjustable safety razors. By contrast, Merkur produced only 3 models -- but unlike those from Gillette, the Merkur razors are still manufactured today. This article takes a closer look at one of these models, the Merkur Futur Adjustable Safety Razor.


Shavemac Series 167 D01 Silvertip Shaving Brush

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Most of the Shavemac brushes I have seen in the past featured the distinctive European bulb-shaped bristle loft. While many wetshavers like this shape because of its compact nature, I personally prefer fan-shaped brushes because I enjoy the feeling they provide on my face during my shaves.  While exchanging e-mails with Bernd Blos at Shavemac, I learned that the company also produces fan-shaped brushes and I was immediately interested in giving one a try.  This article takes a closer look at the Shavemac Series 167 D01 Silvertip Badger Shaving Brush.


The Gentleman's Groom Room Essence of Scotland Scottish Heather Shaving Soap

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If there was an award for the longest name of a shaving soap, this would be the winner. The name articulately presents the brand, range, scent, and product description in perfect harmony and leaves nothing to chance. However, shaving soap awards are not only about good names, they should be based on performance, too:  How does it lather? How does it protect and lubricate the skin? How does it smell? Overall, how is the experience? This article takes a closer look at TGGREOSSHSS to see if it is deserving of other acknowledgements as well.


TwinLuxe Booster Serum

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Despite being relatively new to the shaving market, TwinLuxe has gained a tremendous amount of attention.  Having been featured in various fashion and luxury goods publications, its products have quickly gained recognition for their high performance and exclusivity.  Previously I tested and reviewed the Smooth Shave Cream and Soothing Face Balm and found both to be exceptional products that exceeded my expectations and proved to be well worth the investment. This review takes a closer look at the third and perhaps most versatile piece of the TwinLuxe shaving system: the Booster Serum.

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