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A great set-up for an exceptional shave

A great set-up for an exceptional shave

Prompted by this post at Kafeneio, I turned to all first-quality products for the morning shave: top quality but reasonably priced. The Omega brush, which has a lovely feel, made a fine lather from the J.M. Fraser’s shaving cream: lemony fragrant with a curious ability to soften the beard quickly. The Merkur 1904 with a previously used Treet Classic blade smoothed away my stubble efficiently, and the Booster June Clover was a great finish. If you check the Kafeneio post, you’ll see that Fraser and Booster are made by the same company. You can get these great products at Fendrihan (in Canada) and Shaving Essentials LLC (in the US). Give them a go. You’ll be glad you did. This morning’s set-up is ideal for the Frugal Man.

Written by LeisureGuy

7 November 2008 at 7:26 am

Posted in Daily life, Shaving

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  1. What model is that Omega? I’ve been toying with the idea of trying one of their boar brushes. Specifically the 3164 or perhaps a professional.

    Do you ever use boar brushes?


    7 November 2008 at 9:07 am

  2. I never have used a boar brush. The comments made by shavers who move from boar bristle to badger bristle have convinced me that badger is a better material for a shaving brush.

    I don’t recall which model Omega that is—I have a whole handful, which I’ll start using. Both Em’s Place and Razor and Brush carry Omega brushes. (For the full brush line offered by R&B, click here.)


    7 November 2008 at 9:14 am

  3. I’ve just started my #5 sample pack from R&B. Good times ahead.

    I’ve heard similiar things about people who move from boar to badger. But I’ve been reading good things about people who have gone from badger and been pleasantly surprised by boar. I’ve heard that boar takes longer to break in, but once broken in, are very soft. It makes me think it might be worth investigation..


    7 November 2008 at 9:34 am

  4. For the wise and frugal man, I say 🙂

    You are right that J.M. Fraser is incredibly effective at softening the beard quickly. My favorite shave cream….and as you know, I’ve got quite a few in the armamentarium!


    7 November 2008 at 1:43 pm

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