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The Old Town Shaving Company at The Shoppes at Stats...like stepping into Old World charm and grooming the old school way.
Standing At The Ready...the barbers of yore...skilled and and adept with utensils, their potions and powders abounded.
Our shelves overflow with the potions, soaps, and powders that fine gentlemen admire...take your grooming to the next level today !!!
Clean Shaven is Back !!!
Shaves so close your face will feel 'baby bottom' smooth...let us teach to shave yourself like this every day and in your own comfort.
Martin de Candre and Morris & Forndran...two products among many that are nearly impossible to find...this 'side of the pond.'
There was nothing as inviting and comfortable as the old barber chairs and the old barber shops...feel that nostalgia in our store every day.
The Feather Artist Club DX folding wood handle razor...a sleek and elegant way to transition into straight razor shaving.
Decorative and festive...barbers were quick to catch your eye and lure you in...with a well deserved a treat to yourself once inside.
Sometimes, a cream or a soap may pair up exceptionally well with certain other products. Or some razor / blade combos are particularly well suited for each other. Check out our Shave of the Day page to see some of these unbelievable match-ups.
Above the Tie Al's (the bomb) Antica Barbiera Colla Arko Barbicide Barrister & Mann Bluebeards Captain's Choice Castle Forbes Cella Cyril R. Salter D.R. Harris Dovo Feather Floris George F. Trumper HTGAM iKon Irisch Moos Krampert's Reserve Lucky Tiger Martin de Candre Marvis Merkur Morris and Forndran (used) Muhle Mystic Waters Ogallala Old Town Shaving Omega Osma Palmolive Panacrema Penhaligon's Pomades Proraso Queen Charlette Razorock Rooney St. James of London Saint John's Bay Rum Simpson's Simpson's Luxury Shave Creams Speick Tabac Taylor of Old Bond Street Thiers Issard Vulfix Xpec
An interesting read penned by Mike Sandoval of Shaving 101 and published in the Cigar Advisor magazine. I've been around the block more than a few times but there are things here that even I didn't know...or forgot. If you're just now looking into traditional-wet-shaving and want an affirmation...you'll want to read this article.
We take pride in our Brick-and-Mortar store and welcome our clientele to take advantage of seeing, testing, smelling, and even trying out our products before they decide on their purchases.
If you're not able to visit our store, we are happy to offer mail order services. Give us a call, discuss your wetshaving wish-list, and we'll be packing your order as we speak on the phone.
We now have select product online but still welcome the chance to speak with you personally and welcome a call.
Give us a try...you'll be glad that you did !!!
This is the place where men are made
...a place where men who wish to shed their decades-old shackles of cartridge servitude come to declare their facial freedom
Stocked with hundreds of visual and aromatic delights for those who shave the old school way...
There are certain parts of our culture, certain aspects of our human experience which can't exist online.
Amazing Place...this is what a brick and mortar store is all about...
Great quality selection and a friendly and knowledgeable person behind the counter that knows the products and takes the time to explain everything in detail.
You can't get this level of service on the internet! Great quality selec Great quality selec
This shop is an absolute gem...
The selection is incredible and the staff are the nicest, most informative folks you could ever hope to encounter..
for our webpage and review. Click on the link below to be taken directly to the ordering options.
Long-time-Shaver (that'd be me) tested and approved...our assortment of classic shave bowls is hard to beat. From heavy, thick aluminum to hand crafted horn and fine ceramic...these are the best I've found to whip up fantastic lathers...regardless of the fact that I am an avowed face-latherer (because I haven't forgotten my years as a bowl-man, that's why)
Antica Barbieria Colla...it just does not get much better than this. The Queen of shave soaps or creams. Caution !!!...once you've tried it...there's no going back. Pair her up with some Xpec (her King) and all others will be mere memories.
Click on the photo above for our webpage and review or click on the link below to be taken directly to the ordering options. Better yet...give me a call and I'll give you my further impressions...first-hand !!!
The New Formulation is here and after a few shaves with it now I can say that...the short and skinny...'The King is Back' !!! This is a water based with no paraben formula. Read my complete (initial) review on the page by clicking on the photo below. Come and get it...this is the one you've all been waiting for. Available on our Products Available for Purchase Online !!!
I am (read: nearly always) asked...what products I use in my own 'shave den.' I've been through the 'bathroom-packed-with-product' stage (it lasted a looong time) but recently have realized that there were only a very few certain products that I would typically reach for...or want to reach for. After a while of looking at a bunch of product just sit there in the bathroom, one day I packed up probably 90% of it and set up a 'used / abused / and cheap' table in the store and sold most of it off. There was a bunch of really good-stuff in that assortment...Santa Maria Novella, Acqua di Parma, Martin de Candre, some Penhaligons, and P160, to name a few of the heretofore 'immortals' as well as a host of the more pedistrian brands...Taylor, Trumper, Trufitt, (the three T's...you have to love that), Harris, Cella, Proraso, scads of artisans, and on and on. The interesting part to most people however...is what remained...in the newly transformed prevous hoarder's bathroom. Well...here they are folks...ranked in order of preferred usage:
Razor - iKon DLC open comb
Razor - Above the Tie H2 (open comb harsh)
Blade - Personna Blue Lab
Brush - M&F ivory XL 1 (gel tip)
Preshave - Proraso green
Soap / Cream - Xpec (king)
Soap / Cream - Antica Barbieria Colla (queen)
Soap / Cream - Mondial
Alum block - Osma
Aftershave - TOBS Eton College
Aftershave - Harris Windsor
Join us for our weekend shave demos, Saturdays at 11am and Sundays at 1pm. We will show you proper Double Edge (safty razor) shaving technique and get you on your way to closer shaves.
See a video interview the RealEstete TechGirls of Sotheby's Interneational Realty recently conducted at The Shoppes at Stats.
His razors were works of art. He's unfortunately no longer with us, but his razors live on...and this one is my favorites because of the use of the cocobolo wood...I'm a wood-freak in addition to my shave-freak...affectionately termed, of course. This beauty shaves as it looks...like a dream.
Finally got away into the wood shop the other day and took along an M&F and a Simpsons Chubby for 'inspiration.' These two cocobolo brush handles are from some stock which had a moderate amount of sapwood...the white wood on the outside of the tree trunk which is effectively the only living part of the tree. The photos here show the two brushes from three different profile angles. Click for a larger image.
Shaving personalities David Gonzales, Douglas Smythe, Frances Towle, Peter Charkalls, Zac Hould, Christian Levesque and Robert staged a mini-meet-up at the shop recently. Personally...it would have been fine with me if it were only Frances...period...however it wasn't and so David was kind enough to post a YouTube vid of some of the festivities. Check it out...Good Times Had By All !!!