Back to the Basics
In the rush for modern living and TV dinners we lost the things that should be passed from father to son. How to throw a punch, a spiral, a curve ball. How to take your licks and get back up. How to clean up like a man. While it may be too late for you to make the varsity softball team, this crate can teach you the art of the classic wet shave.
Modern razor companies spend millions of dollars to market cheap razors with expensive cartridge refills. Once you buy the handle you're locked into a lifetime subscription of replacement blade cartridges, throwing money away to fund the free drinks in the box seats at Patriots' stadium.
Blades should be judged by the quality of the shave they deliver, and you might be surprised to learn that good razor blades, like the 5 pack of Shark Chromes in this crate, are not expensive. Invest in this Parker 96R safety razor and be done with big-brand razor gouging.
You'll also quickly realize that high-quality pre-shave oils, shaving lathers, or after shave oils are a great deal- you'd need to buy cans and cans of shaving gel to get the same number of lathers that the included starter kit from Imperial Barber Products gives you, and you wouldn't get to apply it with the badger hair brush like a boss.
Give it a try. Get cleaned up the right way and see if you don't feel better about your life.
Legit shaving gear
Classic treatments for the neck & up
In a sealed wooden crate with a laser-etched crowbar, without bows, ribbons or fluff.
04/4/2014 Jesica Kirrane The Basic Shave Crate 5
This is the second Man Crate I have ordered and certainly won't be my last. I got my husband a grilling one for Valentines, so when I suggested this for his brother's birthday, he loved the idea. We opted to have the Duct Tape wrapping with it! His wife put the gift away until his party. The reaction everyone gave when it came out was just plain awesome! We brought a knife with us for him to use to open that part, but the struggle was on to open the crate. We he got it open, everyone loved it! His grandfather talked about how that was the kind of razor he used, then his aunts all said how it was the kind of razor they "borrowed" from dad to shave their legs with. My brother-in-law then told us how he loves a straight razor, I think he fell in love with the brush that has a stand and couldn't wait to try the other products. He has since posted on Facebook a pic of the gift and how much he loves it! Thanks for having such great ideas!