My Shave of the Day
My Shave Of The Day
For my Monday to Friday favourite shave of the day, I use the following mens shaving kit:
Castle Forbes Cedarwood and Sandalwood Shaving Cream
Art of Shaving Pre-Shave oil
Merkur of Solingen Futur Adjustable Safety Razor
Rooney Best Badger Medium Shaving Brush
Hugo Boss Aftershave
Pinaud Clubman Virgin Island Bay Rum Splash
Cyril R Salter Styptic Pencil
Taylor of Old Bond Street Alum Bloc
Why am I telling you this?
Because it's a frequent question posed by enquirers every few days. This bespoke mens shaving kit suits me perfectly and shaving for me is now more of a joy than a chore. The photograph really is of my personal shave kit!
A little bit about my shave kit:
Castle Forbes Shaving Creams are rated the best around by anyone who has tried this brand, creamy, lovely aroma, sticks to the brush and aids the razor edge in gliding across your skin rather than cutting into it. Not the cheapest to buy but as you only need a little amount of cream the tub goes a long way and in the longer term works out no more expensive than most cheaper brands.
The Art of Shaving Pre-Shave Oil, tiny little bottle but a little goes a very long way with The Art of Shaving (TAOS), excellent lubricator, helps the razor to glide and unlike some other pre-shave oils - it wont damage the badger shaving brush hairs.
The Merkur Future Double Edge Safety Razor is adjustable, it has 6 settings guaranteeing the shave that suits your skin and beard best. Chunky and beautifully finished in mirror chrome, this double edge safety razor is reassuringly effective and built to last a lifetime.
Rooney Shaving Brushes are know throughout the world for their luxury brushes, they have been around for 200-years plus and it shows in the hand made, elegant and distinctive brushes they produce in England. Excellent at lifting the hair off my face thus facilitating the perfect BBS shave.
Merkur Shaving Brush - I use this Silvertip Badger brush sparingly as I love it so much I don't want to become over familiar with it, I know this is a bit daft but hey ho, there you go.
Hugo Boss Aftershave - a great manly fragrance from one of the worlds great design houses. Unfortunately, we don't sell this aftershave as we cannot source a competitive price for it.
Pinaud Clubman Virgin Island Bay Rum Splash, this reminds me of when as a wee boy the barber would dab some of this on the back of my neck just as he did with the grown ups, the scent is aromatic, with a hint of a tropical breeze. At only £8.99 for 177ml this is a great buy.
Cyril R Salter Styptic Pencil - always handy to have around in case of little nicks and cuts. wet it slightly, apply to the cut and the bleeding stops.
Taylor of Old Bond Street Alum Bloc, I use this after shaving and rinsing my face, rub it on the chin and neck to close the pores and the antiseptic qualities ensure you finish your shave off in a clean hygienic manner. 100% natural and only £8.99 this will last around 18-24 months, possibly more.
After years of trying to get the shave that suits me best I think I've finally found it!
What do I use on Saturday and Sunday? That's for another bog, later.
Written by Brian Mulreany,
Sales Director, The Executive Shaving Company
Tel: 0141 880 3040