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Old School Shaving: Double Edged Safety Razor

Double Edged Safety Razor

Shaving, being shaved by a barber, taking good care of yourself. These are all upcoming developments nowadays you could say. About two years ago a trend rose among men to let their beard grow. Back to the old days. Now you see that this trend is changing again. It’s obvious that a lot of men find their  appearance important.

Shaving the old fashioned way becomes more popular again. Original and antique razors are widely purchased and used. If you want to shave like in the old days it is best to use a Double Edged (DE) Safety Razor (UK / EU). When you decide to discover the DE Safety Razor adventure there are some aspects you need to keep in mind.

How to shave with a DE Safety Razor?

Let your brush soak in steaming water for a minute or so. The brush will help to lift the hairs which provides a closer shave.

Shake the brush to remove some of the water. Put the shaving cream in a bowl or in your hand palm. Adjust the cream on the brush. Use circular motions to lather your beard. The foaming substance should cover your beard.

Take the DE Safety Razor and keep the angle about 30 degrees in relation to your skin.

Pull straight down without any pressure. The weight of the handle is enough.

Repeat this one or two times and than shave lightly against the beard growth.

In the video below there’s a further and more explicit guide how to shave properly with a DE Safety Razor.

In the beginning it may seem hard to use the DE Safety Razor. It needs a little a bit of an effort but I assure the patience will be rewarded.

One of the many advantages of shaving with a DE Safety Razor is little to no more ingrown hairs. The modern razors nowadays are often equipped with three or five blades. This blades lift the hairs in order to shave them easier. A downside is the increasing risk of ingrown hairs and skin irritation. With a DE Safety Razor your skin becomes smoother than ever. Additionally the double edged razor blades are less harmful to the environment than the modern cartridge razors. Another big plus is the price difference compared to the modern razors. The purchase of the handle is approximately between €25 and €40. A set of five razor blades (UK / EU) costs about €1,95. At an average beard growth the blades can be used somewhere between four and eight times.

Shaving with a Double Edged Safety Razor (UK / EU) is a real experience. Shaving becomes fun and exciting again. You even will feel more of a man than you already were.

Benefits of DE Safety Razor compared to modern razors:

  • – Much cheaper
  • – No more ingrown hairs
  • – Less skin irritation
  • – Better for the environment
  • – You feel more of a man than ever before

Instruction video for using the DE Safety Razor:

How to tie your tie: Four-in-hand knot

1. Drape the tie around your neck. The wide end should extend about 12 inches below the narrow end of the tie.


2. Cross the wide part of the tie over the narrow end.


3. Turn the wide end back underneath the narrow end.


4. Continue wrapping the wide end around the narrow end by bringing it across the front of the narrow end again.


5. Pull the wide end up and through the back of the loop. Hold the front of the tie knot with your index finger and bring the wide end down through the front knot.


6. Tighten the knot carefully to the gills by holding the narrow end. Center the knot.


The Next Step

What a feeling, just to walk on your new shoes. A feeling that should last forever. Sometimes this is difficult due to dreadful weather conditions.  Before you know it your shoes will be worn out and slightly damaged. Therefore it’s very important to take good care of them so they last longer. More important you retain that great feeling.

There are some essential products which can help you. The Shoe Care Starters Kit (UK / EU) are the perfect way to start looking out for your shoes. Cedar shoe trees, to remain the perfect shoe shape. To maintain the best quality of the leather, shoe cream or shoe polish from Saphir Médaille d’Or are very highly recommended. With the use of the right brushes they last much longer. The shoe bags are super convenient to store your shoes or while travelling.

These products are there for you. Take the next step.

The Secret

It sounds familiar, your once so beautiful neat shoes are worn over time and the shape is no longer what it used to be. Frankly, you can’t wear them any longer. But you want to wear them, they are your favourite ones. What if I tell you that it’s possible to wear your shoes much longer then you ever imagined. The secret? Cedar shoe trees.

Cedar shoe trees (UK / EU) are seamlessly integrated into your shoes. The shoe shape remains perfect which prevents wear and counteracts the emergence of creases. The shoe trees consist of 100 procent untreated cedar wood. This will result in inclusion of moisture directly. The condition of the leather is therefore much better and less damaged. The smell of cedar is lovely. So your shoes will smell lovely as well. Enjoying your shoes for much longer, what more do you want?

How To Tie Your Bow Tie

When you want to tie your bow tie (UK / EU) it isn’t easy to start. To help you we made a list of six steps that will guide you.

1. Make a simple knot with both ends, allowing slightly more length (one or two inches) on the end of A.

2. Lift A out of the way, fold B into the normal bow shape, and position it on the first knot you made.

3. Drop A vertically over folded end B.

4. Then double A back on itself and position it over the knot so that the two folded ends make a cross.

5. The hard part: Pass folded end A under and behind the left side (yours) of the knot, and through the loop behind folded end B.

6. Tighten the knot you have created, straightening any crumples and creases, particularly in the narrow part at the center.

Is it too much trouble? You can also buy a pre-tied bow tie (UK / EU).

Shaving by Edwin Jagger

Edwin Jagger has been very influential in the field of men’s grooming. Founded in 1988, a global player in the world of male and female shaving. One of the unique aspects of this beautiful brand is that the owner and founder Neil Jagger designs nearly every product himself. He has a great eye for detail. His English background is evidently visible in the products. Style, class and above all quality makes the products by Edwin Jagger (UK / EU) so special.
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