The men’s traditional shaving movement, which began a few years ago as the interest of a few individuals, is about to go mainstream, if it hasn’t already.
Online US shaving forums such as; Badger and Blade, The Shave Nook, Wicked Edge (reddit), Straight Razor Place and Damn Fine Shave, to name a few, are vibrant communities with huge membership numbers of "wet shavers" and growing daily. International shaving forums are also big, The Shaving Room and Afeitadoclassico are but a couple of examples. Let's not forget about Facebook, yes Facebook! There are hundreds of wet shaving groups with huge amounts of members, talking daily about their gear, favorite shaving soaps, brushes or razors. Feeling adventurous? Here a couple of popular choices; Razor & Brush and Shave The Man.
Then we have online retailers like Cold River Soap Works Shaving Soap, Maggards Razors, West Coast Shaving and Bullgoose Shaving, which are a few of the more popular and trusted shopping sites. Of course we cant forget to mention at least one brick and mortar shaving shop, Art of Shaving or how about Pasteurs Pharmacy? There are simply too many examples to list. From large storefront specialty operations to your neighborhood barbershop that carries a few shaving soaps and creams, brushes and other mens grooming supplies.
Shaving soaps and creams are wildly popular. From the trusted, tried and true shaving soap producers such as Cold River Soap Works, Martin de Candre, Truefitt & Hill, Proraso, Taylor of Old Bond Street, to your artisan makers like Stirling Soap Company, Mikes and Barrister and Mann.
This is great news, an example of the market and common sense working with consumers to give them more choice and better products that cost less. Men’s traditional shaving is shaving with a single blade inserted into a safety razor (it’s different from both modern plastic shaving and a straight razor, which is a step beyond safety razor shaving).