Shaving like it’s 1918 – Forgotten tool
The wet shaving revival is an exciting step into the past. Modern shaving had become so efficient…and, well, boring! Actually, that might not be so accurate. Shaving had simply become a grooming chore. The ceremony involved with wet shaving had been forgotten. Men around the world are rediscovering the pleasure and skill required in grooming ourselves, or for the Barbers; grooming others. Putting such a sharp instrument to your jugular requires more skills and attention than the average neanderthal might have been able to produce. Shaving like it’s 1918 is the most fun the majority of us have had “shaving” in our whole lives.
This long intro is coming to fruition. Shaving like it’s 1918 might also require that we become aware of the tool set available to the 1918 man. Now-a-day’s shaving foam comes in a can, shaving soap in a bowl and shaving cream in a plastic tube. If you are using PRORASO shaving cream for example, that tube is made of metal. That is certainly what it would have been made out of in the early 20th century. Plastic was only in it’s infancy. So here you are working with a metal tube to squirt out that shaving cream and you are rolling it up like a Neanderthal. 1918 man had a solution that 2018 man has forgotten.
A more or less accidental search on eBay revealed the simplest of solutions to roll up a metal tube like a gentleman. A basic straight clamp with a large and flat end to act as a rolling lever. Brilliant! Slide it on at the end of your tube and roll as needed!
It was being sold on eBay for a whopping $1.25 including shipping. I bought two! Delivered to Canada in 4 weeks from China.
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Being a Gentleman is not about being pompous, pretentious or even being stylish. It’s about intelligence and acting with manner and grace. If you happen to have style on top it, bravo!
Head pomade Guy