Originally Posted by Primrose
When one does not have a seven-day set of straight blades, nor the leisure to shave in a meticulous fashion--nor have a valet to strop and oil the blades, the best thing is the trusty Mach 3.
This is used, of course, with a tub of Trufitt and Hill shaving cream.
*Gasp!" This is HERESY!
Yes, I have an el cheapo Feather Double-Edge Razor which I occasionally use when I'm not in a hurry.
Hurry? Make that a most tranquil, languid mood-- preferably with a Bach violin concerto playing in the background.
But a great tub of cream
and Mach 3 does it just as well or better- and I don't have to worry about 'my shaving technique.'
Otherwise what I save by not buying any modern blades and going with DE is spent on styptic pencils, witch hazel, first aid antibiotic ointments, adhesive band-aids,, etc.
Yes, I do have both a badger and a boar brush. The latter for soap--or whenever I feel aggressive.
For the straight razor crowd, I admire you (honestly)
And if you are super rich enough to have a valet-- but cannot boast of an ancestral home, not to worry.
Just set up a 'barbershop' in your mansion a la Dodge City 1880's, carry a six shooter and tell him you won't use it --Unless he nicks you.