My name is Justin and I have been wet shaving for two weeks now with my Edwin Jagger DE89. I am a Mechanical Engineering & Computer Science student at the University of Delaware who came across the concept of wet shaving approximately 4 months ago when a friend of mine decided to start wet shaving to save money. I decided to make the switch a month ago after some research on how its done and such and now here I am waking up an hour earlier every morning to enjoy a refreshing shave.
I have always enjoyed cutting my own hair and have always become fascinated by the barber shop and its atmosphere. I think think wet shaving will fit right in with some of my hobbies, one of which is mountain biking (Cross Country & Freeride for those who care to chat about that).
I have been spending much of my time on the forum over the last week and felt it was time to write my first post and check-in with the many active members who seem so friendly and knowledgeable here on the forum.
I can already begin to tell you that since I got my first great shave with an Astra Super Platinum earlier in the week my Acquisition Disorder has kicked in. Prior to that, I had been changing up my blade angle and lathering techniques to work on the shave quality. I am still working through my 60 blade sampler pack.
As I am sure many of you feel when you head off to work, I feel a lot better about myself and presence when I show up in a collared shirt, freshly shaven with a CCS or DFS shave. I look forward to waking up early for class and doing the same thing once the semester starts but for now, I enjoy being the better looking and clean shaven intern working about the full time employees.
BTW, the reason I am saying hello from three states is because this summer I have had three homes. During the week, I live in Allentown, PA where I am employed at a large engineering company. On the weekends, I live at school in Newark, DE or in my hometown on Long Island.
Anyways, I figured I should include what is currently in my shave den and what is on the way as of today..
In the den:
-Escali 100% Pure Badger Brush
-EJ Traditional Shave Bowl
-Proraso Sensitive Skin Shave Soap
-Proraso Pre Shave Cream, Eucalyptus and Menthol
-Proraso After Shave Liquid Cream
-Proraso Shaving Cream
-Thayers Witch Hazel, Rose Petal
-Straight Vitamin E
-Aqua Velva After Shave Splash
-Afta After Shave Lotion
-60 blade sampler pack (also purchased some Feathers and Gillette 7 o' clock blades)
-Osma Styptic Pencil
-Clubman Syptic Pencil
On the way:
-Old Spice After Shave, Classic
-Old Spice After Shave, Smooth Blast
-Clubman Virgin Island Bay Rum
-Clubman After Shave, Original
-Clubman Pinaud Lilac Vegetal
-Clubman Pinaud Special Reserve
-Clubman Pinaud Talc
-Brut Splash On, Original
-Thayers Witch Hazel Astringent
Eventually, I plan to add a more aggressive razor to my rotation. I have chosen (subject to change) a Muhle R41. I plan to do some more research and work on my technique in the meantime..
If there are any people interested in engineering, computer science, mountain biking, and/or wet shaving , feel free to say Hello!