I hated shaving for years. I hated shaving twice a day through my military career even more. Ever since my adoring wife got me a Merkur Classic razor my morning routine has become an almost religious experience akin to spending three hours in an old record store perusing vinyl. I owe a lot of what I know to Leisure Guy at Later On. He has just recommended a site that looks very promising. The Classic Shaving Dispatch is one of those sites that I wish I would have come up with first, an e-store dedicated to the art of wet shaving. I’m going to have to upgrade from my coat hanger shave stand.
I got the Merkur Classic Safety Razor for Christmas. I’d read about wet shaving on blogs like The Simple Dollar, Zen Habits, and Life Hacker. First of all I stayed away from a straight edge razor after a barber advised me not to when I mentioned I couldn’t find them anywhere, something along the lines of it not being worth the risk and sanitation issues. With nostalgic eagerness I lathered up for my first shave. While I think that hemorrhage might be too strong of a word, I do wonder if certain areas of skin near my chin will ever grow back, not to mention the laceration behind my left ear.