Wet Shaving Starter Kit - The Basic Kit - Gondolier Shaving Soap & Atomic Rocket Brush - (Optional Alum Block)
Ready to take the plunge into the wondrous world of Traditional Wet Shaving?
With the prices of cartridge razors being what they are and the inferior "one size fits all" shaves they provide, millions of Men (and women) are returning back to time tested methods of shaving; Shave Soap, Shave Brush and Safety Razor!
A safety razor requires just a single blade, you decide how many times or passes it makes across your face. Most men do an average of three passes, reapplying lather with the brush in between passes. Passes are usually With The Grain (WTG), then Across The Grain (XTG), and lastly, Against The Grain (ATG). That's it!
There are also thousands of brands of Double Edged Blades to choose from, so in time, you can find the one that works best for your own unique face, skin and hair type...it doesn't need to be "One Size Fits All"...in fact, it never should have been!
Unlike shaving cream in a can, a shave soap contains no harsh chemicals like propellants and other things difficult to pronounce. There's is also zero waste left over, unlike those metal spray cans that make their way with those plastic razors into the landfill.
- Good for your face
- Good for your wallet
- Good for the planet
There is no better way to begin Traditional Wet Shaving than with one of our starter kits! We are also always available if you have any questions on wet shaving...just an email away!
Our Basic Kit
This kit was designed for the novice in mind who already owns a safety razor, be it a vintage piece he picked up or a modern safety razor...or, maybe it's for a gent who doesn't want to give up his multi cartridge razor just yet and ease his way in with a puck of high quality shave soap and a lather brush. Be you one or the other, this kits for you and will take your shave to the next level.
Our Basic Kit includes one of our most popular shaving soaps along with a high quality synthetic hair shaving brush to get you started the right way, at an affordable price.
Gondolier Shaving Soap: A rich, balanced bouquet of Bergamot, Rose, Jasmine, Oakmoss, Coumarin, Citronella, Juniper & Cedar. The aroma of Gondolier is more than sure to turn a few heads!
The Atomic Rocket Brush is based on one of my favorite, somewhat rare vintage Ever-Ready Shave Brush Handles...ON STEROIDS!
It's true, this bad boy is Burley, weighing in at 4.40 oz, it practically whips up a lather itself! A solid, heavy resin design, a good weight, great balance and feels extremely comfortable in the hand.
Optional Alum Block or "What the heck is Alum bub?"
Potassium Alum is used as a post shave antiseptic, toner and all around magic healing block. Calm your skin down with this block of naturally occurring potassium alum mineral crystals and never look back!
Alum is also a great tool when just beginning to wet shave, aiding you with tingly feedback indicating how your technique is coming along! Too much tingle means you had a rough shave and still need to focus on your angle or pressure...or both!
Alum blocks can become a bit slippery when wet so our Alum comes with a handy rubber band to help keep it in your hands (not on the bathroom floor)!
Instructions: Alum is amazing, simply wet it and rub all over the area just shaved, simple as that. You can choose to rinse it off after a couple minutes or leave it on. This really depends on your skin type. Alum is also great for acne prone skin....sigh, wish I new of this stuff when I was in high school!
Up Your Shave Game
You can also find Blade Brand Sampler Packs Here, which is something we encourage once you get the basics down. We also recommend picking up some of our aftershave & soap samples. Our aftershave/colognes are famous for providing a wonderful post shave feel with all day staying power...pick up a sample and thank us later!