Today, I thought I’d introduce you all to the world of traditional wet shaving.

Having experienced little joy with multi-blade cartridge razors and aerosol gels, I recently decided to try delving into the lost art of the traditional wet shave. Was it worth it? I’ll get back to you on that one in a few weeks …

In the meantime, why not try the process out for yourself. Here are Mantic59’s excellent set of video tutorials on the topic:

Interested in learning more? Why not view Mantic59’s Shaving Journal or watch some more excellent videos on his YouTube Channel.

Here are a few websites where you can find more information on the process as well as buying your shaving supplies:

About The Author

Johnathan Bell is the founder, owner and main author of Guy Style Guide, a website dedicated to everyday male fashion, style and grooming. The primary mission? To guide clueless men through the tricky mindfield that is the growing world of male couture. Find him on , Twitter and Tumblr.

7 Responses

  1. Matthew

    Another great place to buy ‘traditional shaving’ products from is ‘The Traditional Shaving Company’! It would be great if you could add this store to your list.


    • Johnathan

      Oh my! How on earth could I have missed you out!? Must have been having an off day at the time!

      Consider yourselves added 🙂

  2. Straight Razor

    Wet shaving is a chore to most people. If you use a straight razor it’s more of an art form you should be keen to perfect. There’s nothing more manly than lathering up some shaving soap and going at it cleanly with an old school razor!

  3. Pink Laptops

    I can’t agree more. I just bought a DE razor from Merkur and have been getting amazing results. A close shave every time and 0 irritation, which is important to me as even looking at my face makes it go red..