A well-groomed visage is the base upon which all sartorial offerings are subsequently placed, and for this reason there must be no compromise on quality. Furthermore, a gentleman surrounded by attractive grooming items which bespeak a more elegant era will be more up to the task of spreading bonhomie and anarcho-dandyism than someone with a bag of Bic razors and a tin of shaving foam.
Atters’ Alchemy Moustache Wax
The Chap’s editor-at-large, Michael “Atters” Attree, has assisted us in developing a startlingly unique new moustache wax. He insisted on a scent that was both manly and fragrant, and a consistency that would maintain his personal facial plumage to the loftiest heights imaginable. Atters’ Alchemy will also soon be available in chestnut brown; this is the neutral version.
Atters’ Alchemy Chestnut Brown
According to The Chap’s editor-at-large, Michael “Atters” Attree, many gentlemen, for various reasons, prefer a moustache wax that is tinted. This could be due to slightly uneven natural colouring of one’s pride and joy, the march of time peppering the lip weasel with grey matter, or simply vanity. So he insisted that we produce our new moustache wax in both brown and neutral varieties. This is the chestnut brown version.
The Chap’s very own exclusive brand of shaving soap has been vastly improved, with the lime notes increased on a base of sandalwood and tobacco, making for a sharp, tangy, old-fashioned scent, guaranteed to put a spring into the step of a freshly shaved chap. It also now comes in an attractive screw top tin, which is easy to dig your badger hair shaving brush into and work up a generous lather.
Best Badger Shaving Brush
A good shaving soap or cream should not come anywhere near your face other than upon the bristles from the fur of one of England’s loveliest creatures, the badger. “Best badger” means that the bristles come from the ‘pars costails’ of the badger, with the remainder of the brush made up of finer and more pliable hairs from other areas of the body. This one by British firm Edwin Jagger is a decent size, chunky and solid to handle, and comes with a smart drip stand at no extra cost.
Cyril Salter Open Razor
The open razor was used as a symbol of English gentlemanly tradition in the last James Bond film Skyfall for good reason. Also sometimes known as a “cut-throat” razor, don’t let the gruesome nomenclature put you off. This is the most traditional and precise way to remove one’s stubble, and with a little instruction and a lot of practice, you will soon have the billiard-ball smooth chin of a dapper secret agent.
For those not yet ready to take on Bond’s shaving methods, an original safety razor, with its replaceable double-edged blades, still reeks of gentlemanly tradition. The blades last very much longer than your average Mach 3, and of course the razor itself is a far more beautiful object to behold, and to hold. This one is by renowned British company Edwin Jagger and comes with a free pack of 5 razor blades.
Derby Razor Blades
These double-edged blades are for use with old style safety razors, such as those made by Edwin Jagger, see above. The five double-sided Stainless Steel blades are individually wrapped and come housed in a plastic safety dispenser. Each side of each blade will give you at least three excellent shaves, making you huge savings in the long run.