Sunday, February 19, 2012
The Pleasure of a Nice Shaving Brush - by Crawford
One of a gentleman's great luxuries is applying shaving soap with a silvertip badger hair brush. There are many advantages to using a badger hair shaving brush including that the badger hair holds water well thus producing a richer lather and that it softens and lifts the facial hair before shaving. I have three badger hair shaving brushes -- a small one with a travel case that I use when away from home, one that was my grandfather's that I regularly use (and has been used for nearly half a century no worse for the wear), and a handsome ivory and sterling handled one that I found at Bergdorf among their vintage pieces. It may take a bit more time to apply shaving soap with a shaving brush than applying shaving cream with your hand, but taking the time to do so is one of life's simple pleasures.
Posted by Crawford at 10:18 PM