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The forum for Australian and New Zealand traditional Wet Shavers. Throw away the multi-bladed cartridge that gives you irritation and see how returning to the old-school double edge or straight razors can improve your shave.
It was roughly 6 months before that day that I came across a thread on Whirlpool called Classic Shaving Instruments. @Mark1966 (aka BoringAccountant) and @Drubbing were (and still are) preaching the virtues of Wet Shaving. Initially I fobbed it off as a fad but desperation eventually got the better of me. Following a Recommended Kit from Mark I placed an order at Mensbiz. Here is that SOTD from 4 years ago that I performed today.
Razor: Merkur HD Razor
Blade: Astra (Mark's suggested a Sampler Pack, which included this blade)
Cream: Proraso Shaving Cream
Brush: Vulfix Pure Badger Brush
Aftershave: Proraso (no A/S in Mark's recommended kit but this seemed to be the natural choice)
My shaving cabinet has been upgraded, twice, to accomodate the spontaneous and reckless purchases in search of the Holy Grail. TOBS, MWF, Cella, and Tabac were all...