After reading a bit on this forum, and taking the leap into shaving with a DE razor for the first time I feel it is time to introduce myself properly.
My name is Alexander and I am a student living in Copenhagen, Denmark. I am very much looking forward to making your aquaintance and, in time, being able to contribute to this wonderful forum.
I have just finished my second shave with my new Edwin Jagger DE87 razor and I must say that I am pleasantly surprised. My first shave was, admittedly, a bit harsh but the second was significantly smoother - not as the proverbial baby's behind but still quite a bit better than my previous shaver, the Wilkinson Sword Quattro.
The best part is the ritual of the shave, though. Taking the time to prepare properly and taking the act of shaving seriously has so far been the most significant change. I cannot wait until I have acquired a bit more skill.
I am enclosing a photo of my shaving kit - it is modest and contain several second-hand items, but it is a pleasure to use and I suspect it will give me a decent start.
Contents of the photo:
Edwin Jagger DE87 Ebony
Enamel tray and mug
Portland General Store Tobacco shaving soap
Body Shop synthetic brush (I'm having a pure badger brush flown in)
Body Shop Maca Root pre-shave oil
Prada Aftershave Balm
L'Oreal Hydra Energetic eye care
Wilkinson Sword, Timor and Astra Razor Blades