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#1 23-07-2013, 15:36:44 PM
Why do hipsters have to use expensive equipment to shave their faces? What is with all these upscale shaving stores opening in malls? News flash shaving with a high dollar straight razor, a lathering brush and various lotions makes you a massive pussy and is no different from using the cheap razors from Cvs that you throw away after 2 uses. Why do hipsters also constantly brag about using these items to shave with? Someone fill me in





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#2 23-07-2013, 15:38:36 PM
I shave with a broken bottle and motor oil


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#3 23-07-2013, 15:42:19 PM
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Why do hipsters have to use expensive equipment to shave their faces? What is with all these upscale shaving stores opening in malls? News flash shaving with a high dollar straight razor, a lathering brush and various lotions makes you a massive pussy and is no different from using the cheap razors from Cvs that you throw away after 2 uses. Why do hipsters also constantly brag about using these items to shave with? Someone fill me in

I made a post about this somewhere else but I'll just post again here.  I switched to a double edge razor a few months ago and I have seen a huge increase in the quality of my shaves as well as my skin condition.  Cheap razors gave me bad shaves, in that they weren't close and my skin was torn up afterwards.  Since I have bought a better razor, better blades and better products I haven't been terrified of shaving and ruining my skin.  Additionally, it's quite a bit cheaper in the long run unless you are one of those guys who becomes addicted and then buys 10 different razors.

The mall stores are complete poo poo though, the Art of Shaving stores in particular just rebrand much cheaper products.


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#4 23-07-2013, 15:42:42 PM
I use lemon lime cream that Mexicans use and the cheapest disposable razors possible but the malls around here all have some gay "art of shaving " store now which led me to make this thread





#5 23-07-2013, 15:43:20 PM
Some of us don't want beards you hairy fetch.


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#6 23-07-2013, 15:46:13 PM
You only get a bad shave if you try to shave like 5 days growth with a cheap razor . If you shave every day right after getting out of the shower cheap poo poo works just fine





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#7 23-07-2013, 15:46:51 PM
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#8 23-07-2013, 15:51:28 PM
I'm currently using these 3-blade disposable razors (Gillette) and they're pretty good, an improvement over the 2-bladed ones


#9 23-07-2013, 16:27:54 PM
Actually if you crunch the numbers there is no way using a high end straight razor, replacement blades, and high end shaving creams and lotions is cheaper in the long run than using cheap disposables. That is just a marketing gimmick.





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#10 23-07-2013, 16:47:59 PM
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Razor: $30, lifetime
Blades: $20/100pk, ~5 shaves each, so if you shave 3 times per week that's about 3 years worth
Soap: $4, 6 months
Brush: $8

Optional:
Aftershave: $10 (a year maybe? 6 months? I am not sure)
Alum block: $5, 6 months
Liquid styptic: $5, lifetime-ish

So let's say year 1 you have spent ~$90 up front for a years supply of stuff.  After year 2 you have bought two more soap things and some more optional stuff, let's say another $25.  Same thing in year 3, let's add another $25 and maybe you're finally running down on blades.  After 3 years you have spent about $150 on shaving.  You can cut this down a lot more: Amazon sells a good razor for about $3, you can get blades for about $8/100pk and you don't need aftershave either.  If you buy the absolute cheapest razors it's like $5/month?  That's $180 over the 3 years for just the razors, and then a few more bucks for your $1 can of Barbasol.

Anyway there are a lot of variables but it's easy to save money on double edge shaving, and it is a fact that the shaves are much better in the end.  The day after I shave feels like as much stubble as immediately after shaving with disposable razors.


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#11 23-07-2013, 16:51:11 PM
Alum block and liquid stypic? wtf is that? I long for the days when men were men.





#12 23-07-2013, 18:16:19 PM
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It's ghastly to think you're just hot hip, Diceman.

I can't believe it.




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#14 23-07-2013, 20:16:09 PM
Who fetching cares - do whatever whenever with whatever and get that face nice and clean unless you want a beard then in that case don't do that thing.


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#15 23-07-2013, 21:58:22 PM
cirus: shaving hipster



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