Carwin's Shave Shop - Oklahoma City
I wanted to post a thread dealing specifically with my visit to Carwin's Shave Shop in Oklahoma City and give some real details. My thanks to the author of the original thread mentioning this store.
The lady who helped us, Lisa, was very enthused about the topic and is interested in passing information and recommendations to the owner, a gentleman who apparently intends to open his own independent traditional shave salon and store in the future. Right now, the store is located in Winterhouse Interiors, on the north side of NorthPark Mall on May Ave.
I knew I'd be posting about my visit, so I wrote down what I saw, sort of an inventory, while I was there.
There was a complete line of Crabtree and Evelyn, including cream, lotions, shaving soaps and brushes.
There was a thorough selection of Jack Black products.
Caswell Masey was well represented with scents and soaps.
There were some very expensive Concord brushes
There was line of men's care products called Anthony Logistics
There a few Dr. Hunter washes.
There was a skincare line called Nickel.
There were Col. Conk Soaps and mugs, as well as a strop set.
There were Dovo straights.
The DE Safety razors were Merkurs, just a few. I bought a chrome Merkur HD, 42 bucks.
The razor blades were Merkur and Dovo.
I made a few recommendations to Lisa that she wrote down for the owner. First, carry more razor blades, specifically Derby, Crystal, Feather and Red Personna. She wrote those down.
I invited the owner to visit this forum and jump on in.
I mentioned Trumper's products, Mitchell's wool fat, Tabac, Speik, Ogallala and D.R. Harris' full line, JM Frazer and Proraso, but by then Lisa was nodding and asking if I'd like a job! She was nice, one of the main interior decorators for the main store.
And I hope he gets in a much wider selection of Merkur safety razors, as well as more brushes like Simpson and Tweezerman.
If you are in the Oklahoma City area, stop by and see these folks. They are doing the one thing you so rarely see in brick and mortar specialty shops - they are really trying, and they are asking questions.
Brushless or lather, boys, which ever you've the notion,
fifty cents for shaving cream, a dollar for the lotion; "Old Spice is quality," said the Captain to the Bosun, "so look for the bottle with the ship that sails the ocean!"