The straight razor is intimidating. Powerful. If shaving were a sport, it would be the chosen blade of the big leagues.
It’s also a luxurious experience. A labored process. There is good reason why we let the professionals—the barbers—wield the blade, while we relax with our eyes closed on their throne.
Now you can give yourself this close of a shave at home, too—if you’re patient enough to learn the process, and confident enough to wield such a top-shelf blade. You may need a few attempts before doing it perfectly.
How To Shave With A Straight Razor
You've already picked a beard style and trimmed your beard to an even length. Now comes the most important part. Shaving the cheeks and neckline. Neglecting either or shaving it in the wrong place is the biggest way to ruin all your hard work. The Art of Manliness answers all your questions about how to shave with one.