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Link Gift Guide – Men’s Shaving

Men, now that movember is over, you can have your faces back.

Ladies, now that movember is back, you might have to subtly convince your man to give you his face back. (Some guys have a pesky habit of wanting to keep that upper lip warmer a little too long…)

But would you look at that – Christmas is coming! Men, now’s a great chance to level-up with classic manly style. Ladies, find something for that hard to shop for man in your life.

And we’re here to help you… with Link’s holiday guide to wet shaving!



Leisureguys-Guide-to-Gourmet-Shaving-4th-editionLeisureguy’s Guide to Gourmet Shaving

Michael Ham quite literally wrote the book on shaving, and his sixth edition is a fantastic reference for
both novice and expert wetshaver alike. Ham dispenses sage advice as ‘Leisureguy’ in every shaving
forum that you can find on the internet, hence the odd title. Available from Amazon.





Omega Brand Boar Shaving Brush

shave brushSometimes the hardest part of getting into wetshaving is getting the brush. I’ve been an ardent pusher
for these shaving brushes, and they’re damn good. Pair it with a shaving cream or soap and a copy of
Michael Ham’s book, and you have a winning combination. Available either at Shoppers Drug Mart or
online at






ITEM 3Shaving Cream – Taylor of Old Bond Street

House of Knives carries some of the Taylor’s line. They’re all nearly bomb-proof in performance, and all
genuinely worth your money. Try the Grapefruit (A tough find) if you can – Light, slightly sweet and



Shaving Soap – Proraso

prorasoProraso is a ‘soft soap’, and is another popular choice for new shavers. Any of choices available in drug
stores (Shoppers, London Drugs) are good – Try the mint for a refreshing wake-up tingle as you shave.