A Warm Welcome
Hello, Dom Wells here. Welcome to Luxury Shaves. The place where gentle and not-so-gentle men can learn all there is to know about shaving the “real” way; With a straight edged “cut-throat” razor and a badger-hair brush. The luxury shave seems to be a dying experience these days, but the experience itself is still as great as ever.
In fact, with so few men using straight razors these days, the experience can be said to be even better. That first luxury shave will leave your skin feeling so smoothe that you won’t ever look at your old wet or electric razor the same way again. Fact.
It seems that somewhere down the years, perhaps due to strong marketing and a desire of manufacturers to make us constantly buy new blades, we sacrificed “enjoyment” in exchange for perceived convenience.
Time to go retro.
How did this site come about?
Well, like you, I was researching straight edged razors because I was fed up with paying too much money for replacement cartridges for my mach3 (and getting a sub-par shave in the process) and stumbled across a few useful sites, but nothing that really looked to me like what I am trying to do here. There were a few vendor-type sites and a few informative articles to whet my appetite.
Since I love to make websites and was thinking more and more about shaving, I thought “why not?” And a few weeks later luxuryshaves.com was born.
How can you use this site?
There are a number of things you can do here:
- Learn the art of shaving with a straight razor
- Watch instructional videos
- Create a real “luxury” shaving experience by following my tips
- Read product reviews and find products online
How can you help this site?
I welcome any feedback both positive and negative, so leave me comments and I will take any recommendations or criticisms into consideration. This site is a one-man job, so the more help I get from real users, the better it will become.
How can you contact me?
Hopefully any shaving questions you have will have been answered already on the site via the FAQ page or within the many articles available, but should you have any outstanding questions, it is better to add a comment below. I check comments daily, but as you can probably understand, emails take some sifting through and might get lost.