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Great shave with The Copper Hat shaving soap

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Yesterday I visited The Copper Hat in Victoria BC and bought one of their shaving soaps, and this morning I used it. Excellent lather. I hesitated between Coastal Fair and Island Hopper, finally deciding on the latter with an assist from The Wife. Maybe today I’ll have to return to get Coastal Fair as well.

The site unfortunately does not list the ingredients, which I think is a mistake because the ingredients are excellent. Those that caught my eye: glycerin, coconut oil, sustainably sourced palm oil, sunflower oil, goat’s milk, fair trade shea butter, cocoa butter, aloe vera oil, apricot oil, and essential oils for fragrance. Recommended.

They also offer some interesting shaving brushes that they make themselves (along with shaving brushes by Kent, Parker, and Vie-Long). Worth a look.

I got a sample of Anthony Gold’s Red Cedar aftershave splash, and I like that a lot.

Very nice shave, and good to visit a brick-and-mortar store (though, as the links indicate, they do sell on-line).

Written by LeisureGuy

10 September 2015 at 11:38 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. Razor?


    10 September 2015 at 12:08 pm

  2. I brought with me the iKon Shavecraft #102, which is my desert-island razor. And I used this brush.


    10 September 2015 at 12:18 pm

  3. Unable to get one of those 102’s. Rare as hen’s teeth!


    10 September 2015 at 3:13 pm

  4. When a guy like you shows up at a place like this, do you flash your creditentials (ie show them your shaving book or similar)? Do they then roll out the red carpet? 🙂 Do they start giving you freebies? That would be pretty sweet!


    10 September 2015 at 6:07 pm

  5. I will offer that I have written a book on wetshaving, primarily to avoid being told basic information, and then we segue directly into talking about shaving: razors, soaps, brushes, and the like. I was interested in learning about her soaps and the brushes they offer, so I did most of the listening. She didn’t know about my book but has a little lending library for new shavers and said she would add the book. Mostly we just chat. I got a free sample of aftershave with my soap purchase, but that was because I needed an aftershave and she learned I was flying home with carry-on luggage. She offered the little sample bottle because it was TSA acceptable.

    It becomes simply a friendly visit. No red carpet: we both are involved in traditional wetshaving, just in different ways.


    10 September 2015 at 6:19 pm

  6. Evening! I have to say I’m honored you stopped in the shop and miffed I was on my rare day off! I’m a little nerdier into the gear then my wife who you met which is likely why she hadn’t recognized the book. As soon as I saw the email I ran into the living room and was like WHAT! He was in our shop!! Sorry I missed you!

    Thanks so much for the review. I can honestly say I’ve waited for the day I might have something on the Leisure Guy blog lol. I hope your trip to our little slice of Paradise was enjoyable.


    PS – I’ve got a 102 myself that I absolutely love. Alongside my 101 and Progress that’s all that’s seen love the last few months.

    Brad J

    10 September 2015 at 8:18 pm

  7. The #102 is, I think, my favorite razor, and the #101 is really excellent as well: extremely comfortable and also extremely efficient. And the Progress, IMO, is by far the best razor that Merkur makes and another favorite.

    Hope things go well. I may stop by again if we have time so I can get Coastal Fair.


    10 September 2015 at 8:34 pm

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