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Interesting (and excellent) DE shaving starter kit

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Here’s the kit.

Full disclosure: I did make recommendations for the kit contents, but I have no affiliation with the vendor nor do I receive any consideration (complimentary product, discounts, money, etc.) for my mention. I point out the kit not only because it includes an excellent (IMO) basic kit of brush, soap, razor, and blade sampler, but also the soap, Otoko Organics shave soap, has not previously been available in the US. (I have used the soap, which I like a lot, but I had to order it from Australia—and I totally understand the issue Australians have with shipping costs.)

Just in time for the holidays.

UPDATE: I posted this on Wicked Edge and there is what amounts to some uproar over the pricing. The razor ($29), brush (just under $10), and blade sampler pack probably run to about $45, compared to other stores. So the soap in effect costs $19. That seems reasonable to me in comparison to what it would cost you to order it from Australia, if you live in the US. As noted, the shipping costs are high. The soap sells for around US$15 in Australia, and you cannot ship a tub of soap to the US for $4.

However, my main point was to comment on the excellent (IMO) choice of items. I was not commenting on the price. I figure the potential customer will decide for himself whether or not he wants to buy it.

Written by Leisureguy

27 November 2015 at 12:51 pm

Posted in Shaving

4 Responses

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  1. Just a small clarification. Pricing for Otoko is Australia is generally around $25 at most of my retailers. The shipping cost to America is horrendous as a rule of thumb we generally have to pay almost double to send to the US then shipping the equivalent size/weight from the US to Aus.


    27 November 2015 at 6:42 pm

  2. Is the $25 price in Australian dollars? If it is, that’s about $18 in US currency. The kit at the link is selling it for US$19 (assuming the razor, brush, and sampler pack are priced to total $45, which is reasonable: the razor is usually priced at $29 and the brush at $10). That seems quite a reasonable price given the price charged for the soap in Australia and the cost of shipping. This is very like Martin de Candre, a French shaving soap that has a high price in the US, in part because of the cost of shipping.



    27 November 2015 at 6:49 pm

  3. The soap itself may be had individually. I ordered two tubs just now; $45.00 shipping inclusive. Thanks, LeisureGuy for the link.



    28 November 2015 at 1:04 pm

  4. You’re welcome. I really like the soap a lot. The kit would be a very fine present, I think.



    28 November 2015 at 2:21 pm

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