The wife is out of town this week. She usuallly trims my hair, so yesterday I thought I would treat myself to a trip to the barber shop. Now I have not been to a barber in many years, but it was just how I remembered them. Old magazines, the smell of barbicide and clubman, ect. On the price list I saw that a hot lather shave was offered. Visions of an expertly weilded straight razor giving a perfect shave were foremost in my mind. The trim went uneventfully, than it was time for the good stuff. After a hot towel, heated goo from a can was smeared on my face, and the shaving commenced with A MACH 3! A single with the grain pass later, and I left with the worst shave I have had since I went back to DE wetshaving.
I walked out of the baarber shop with lots of stuble. I did not ask the barber to do anything else, because I just decided to go home and shave myself properly. I have asked around, and have the location of a barber that does straight razor shaves. I think I might stop by there this afternoon and see if I can get the traditional barber shave.