Shaving involves sharp instruments being swung near vital organs, so it's imperative that you perform the deed under suitable conditions. First, you need appropriate illumination. Shaving with a flashlight or by candlelight is to be prohibited. Unless, of course, you're going for the "I was attacked by a bear" look.
As well, it's necessary that you use a mirror. You might be confident of your wielding abilities but it's easy to miss a spot. See below for the best results from the scavengers and diggers from the Blackbird Vintage department. We scour all over the NW and beyond looking for truly unique items to add an authentic texture to your home and daily routine.
BLACKBIRD VINTAGE - VINTAGE MIRROR WITH WOODEN STAND
DETAILS: Add a touch of class to your bathroom or bedroom with this vintage shaving mirror. 9x7 inch oval wood backed mirror rests on a small metal stem with adjustable hinge which allows the mirror to fold closed. Secured on a 1" thick wood base with a recessed rounded triangular well lined with a reflective black plastic to place a bowl of shaving cream.
URSA MAJOR - STELLAR SHAVE CREAM
DETAILS: Ursa Major means "The Great Bear" in Latin, and is a constellation that's been used by explorers for ages to find True North. It's a symbol of man's connection to his environment. It's also a damn good men's shaving line.
From the second you dollop Ursa's Stellar Shave Cream onto your hand, you're taken on a journey through the forest with notes of Grand Fir, Vetiver, Willow Bark, and Birch Sap. Upon application you'll notice the texture of the cream is perfectly smooth and creamy, without feeling too heavy. It's after your shave, though, that The Stellar Shave Cream really shines, leaving your face feeling truly fortified, moisturized, and refreshed.
From the back of the bottle: "We never use petrochemicals, sulfates, parabens, synthetic fragrance or color, TEA, DEA, glycols, silicones, PEGs or other suspect chemicals in our products." Translation: Ursa Major's Stellar Shave Cream manages to provide sublime aromatherapy, a close shave, and make men's faces feel good, all without using chemical short cuts utilized by nearly all of their competitors. For $21.00, this is a no-brainer.
EDWIN JAGGER - WHITE PORCELAIN SHAVE BOWL WITH HANDLE
DETAILS: Porcelain shave bowl with knob-like handle. A sophisticated home for your wet shaving soap.
Measures 4 inches in diameter.
Hand made in Sheffield, England.
EDWIN JAGGER - PLAZA BEST BADGER SHAVE BRUSH IN IVORY
DETAILS: Classic shaving brush with silky smooth ivory handle and best badger hair bristles.
Made in Sheffield, England.
All Edwin Jagger shaving brushes are filled with the highest quality, hand graded badger hair from the badger species Meles Meles (a sustainable source).
Badger hair has been used for more than two centuries to make the finest shaving brushes. Rather than repelling it the hair absorbs water, and, when combined with a good quality shaving cream or soap, produces a rich shaving lather.
EDWIN JAGGER - DOUBLE EDGE SAFETY RAZOR RIBBED CHROME
DETAILS: Shaving with the double edge safety razor is a pleasure. Balanced ribbed chrome handle, gives a reassuring weight and feel for a satisfying close shave. Using disposable blades they are a cost-efficient and elegant shaving method that has stood the test of time.
Razor blades not included.
Handmade in Sheffield, England