There’s something about shaving that is elemental and traditional, and, if you’re gonna do something every single day, it had better be a rewarding and exceptional experience. To make sure your everyday shave is as great as it should be, we put together some of the coolest razor and brush sets (okay sometimes they’re just extra cool razors) on the market, from cutting edge to those with a deep history.
And, if you’re still looking for the perfect gift for dad for Father’s Day, look no further – one of these is bound to satisfy his personal shave style. Let’s just hope you pick the right one.
Eight Great Razors and Shaving Kits to Shop Now
The Regency Collection is like registering for silver…if you were marrying your bathroom sink (well…that face in the mirror is awfully attractive). Actually done in sturdy steel with an elegant chrome finish, the set features an opulent razor handle that fits Gillette’s Mach III blades. A “Super Badger” shaving brush features natural bristles in a resin base, and the bowl is perfect for whipping up a perfect lather for shaving. It’s available in faux ivory, faux horn, or faux ebony finishes.
Murdock’s Wodehouse set not only makes an impressive gift, it’ll also help keep the bathroom sink neat and tidy. The Windsor Badger Brush is made from the fine tips of hair from the back of a badger; long and soft, helping to make creamy lather. The brush’s softness also helps cleanse and refresh the skin before shaving. The Ernest razor offers a comfortable safety razor shave. Finally the metal stand is perfect for storage and for keeping the brush high and dry for longer life. Throw in Murdock London’s Traditional Shaving Soap in a classy wooden bowl for a little extra zing.
Rockwell raises the bar on modern safety razors with the 6S, featuring six adjustable shave settings, allowing for a custom shave to suit your skin or hair type. This kit also features the brand’s fresh, clean-smelling Barbershop Shave Cream (with natural oils and botanicals), a synthetic shave brush, 100 Rockwell blades, and a recyclable blade safe for the discards.
Jack Black brings precision and comfort to the shaving ritual with this razor/brush combo. The German-engineered double-edge safety razor allows glide with precision and comfort. The Pure Performance Shave Brush features Silvertip Fibre bristles to stir up a creamy lather. The modern, handsomely styled set comes in black or blue, coordinating rather nicely with Jack Black’s packaging and most bathrooms. Add the brand’s Supreme Cream Triple Cushion Shave Lather with Macadamia Nut Oil and Soy to complete the experience.
OK, this razor doesn’t come with a brush, but it does come with a side order of saving the planet. The razor comes with four refill blades, each designed with five tempered steel blades, a lubricating strip, and a precision trimmer; all also designed to minimize waste in your friendly neighborhood landfill. The handle itself is also interchangeable for three other “sleeve” styles, the Bonchurch, Golborne, and Barlby, each offering a style option from modern to classic to…well…bamboo…to fit your vanity’s style. The stand itself is also made from tough, natural, and renewable bamboo; storing the razor properly; i.e., not blade down, while prolonging the life of the blades by draining water away from the head.
For the traveler, Art of Shaving’s handy pouch features TSA-approved sizes of the brand’s “Four Elements of the Perfect Shave,” including pre-shave oil, shaving cream, after shave balm, a genuine badger shaving brush and the Jet Black Morris Park 5 Blade Razor. The kit is available in Bergamot Neroli, Lavender, Sandalwood, or Unscented fragrance options, so one is sure to be perfect for the nomad in your life.
Proraso packages classic Italian dolce vita into a handy travel shave kit. Prepared by the Martelli family in Florence, Italy, using time-honored traditional methods; each box includes the brand’s preshave cream, shaving cream in a tube, after shave balm and a travel-sized version of its classic boar bristle shaving brush (the travel sized brush is only available in this kit). A eucalyptus oil and menthol formulation is soothing, toning, and cooling to the skin.
Okay, okay, again…there’s no brush associated with this razor. But once you’ve tried it, you’ll probably be okay without it. Hard core? You can always grab one of these, but this razor gives the feeling of a hot towel shave…without the hot towel. Charge it up, turn it on, and get shaving. Choose from two different temperatures and have one of the most soothing shaves you can get in the comfort of your own bathroom.
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