DE Shaver Goes Straight: tkocloser's Journal
WHY LEARN STRAIGHTS?
I love my Feather Stainless Steel DE with Feather blades. L-O-V-E. The Feather Stainless Steel DE is the only DE I have used for a year and it is so grand that I have no RAD urges for more DEs. So why learn straights with the steep learning curve, additional expense, etc? The answer is because straights are there and not using them makes me feel restless and incomplete. Straights are the final frontier. Only after mastering straights will I feel that I am embracing all that shaving has to offer. In the spirit of full transparency, I also think that straight razors are elegant, gorgeous pieces. Shaving is my only real indulgence. It’s (kind of) practical. And I just wanna. SWMBO is supportive so I’m gonna.
Many B&B vets say the learning curve is ~100 shaves for straight razors. Also, fellow B&B’er Noahinpictures put up a journal that was very interesting in helping document his journey into straights. After writing Noah a thank you note for his comprehensive journal, he recommended that I stop researching, contact Whipped Dog, and get into the Sight Unseen Deal. SWMBO approved, and a week or so later my package from Larry @ Whipped Dog has arrived! Thanks for the push Noah! Advice well taken! Noah also recommended that I start a journal myself if I take the plunge. Out of respect for the community, I will happily oblige although I may not have the detail his journal has (we have a girl under two and a boy due in July). So my journal may be briefer due to family obligations, work, etc. Also, I have no plans to abandon my Feather DE. I recently picked up 200 Feather blades! Off to the races with straights!
"I may not be a smart man, but I know what love is." Forrest Gump