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OFFICIAL 2011 Holiday kit recommendation $100 – Double edge(r/wicked_edge)
Now you’re talking:
Razor: Edwin Jagger DE87 $35
Brush: Ian Tang Finest Badger brush $24
Soap: Honeybee Spa shave stick $6
Cream: Al’s Shaving cream $16
Alum block: This one $9.50 (with shipping)
Book: Leisureguy’s Guide to Gourmet Shaving $10
I included the book for several reasons:
A guy getting a gift shaving set may or may not already be convinced it’s a great idea. Some guys are given a set-up because their friends or family know that they hate shaving but believe that shaving would be enjoyable when done traditionally. The book makes the case for this mode of shaving in an early chapter.
Other guys strongly recommend the book. I respect their opinion.
Obviously, I believe the book is helpful. That’s why I wrote it.