Hi all, I have been mostly lurking for the past few days (Though I made one post to participate in a Newbie PIF).
I am seriously thinking (Ok for the most part decided) to make the switch to wet shaving). I am 39 and have been shaving since my teens. When I was a teenager and in College, I shaved with a cheap electric... when I started working, I switched to disposable blades so I would be presentable for an office job I had for a while. I then went back to school and gave up shaving with the disposable because frankly I use to bleed a lot and my skin was very irritated... since finishing school, I have been taking advantage of the fact that grooming standards are not that high in the Computer Industry and been shaving with rather pricey electrics for the last 10-15 years. I usually only shave 3-4 times a week with the electric because it still can irritate my skin. I have only shaved with a blade once in the last decade or so (Not even on the day of my wedding) and that left my neck covered with little weepers (If I understand the turn correctly)... it was a 3 or 4 blade disposable.
Anyway, my main electric is dieing and I was researching razors when I ran into wet shaving. I was intrigued.. both because of the reports of better skin and better shaves and because it less wasteful than either using cartridges or electric razors (Though frankly, at the cost of cartridge blades these days, electric is definitely a cheaper alternative).
This site is a really great resource, and I think most of my questions about a start up kit and basic technique have been answered (for now) by researching the forums and the reviews. I figure I will probably get a Merkur Hefty or Barber Pole razor. That being said, I like the idea of a butterfly razor. As a result, I am kind of curious about ClassicShaving's "Vintage razors. Does anyone have any experience with them? Are they aggressive or easy? Are they simply rebranding of another company's razors? Of so, whose so I can do some research on them.
Anyway, thanks in advance.