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Topic # 150743 1-Aug-2014 16:12
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Hi everyone, 

Sorry to the mods if this is in the wrong place, but as a shaving enthusiast it's become apparent there are very few places you can go to see and feel the shaving product like badger brushes, or blade handles. 

So long story, there's a new store open in Riccarton mall called shavers+, there's an Aussie website - shavershop.com.au. 

I changed to double edged shaving many months ago and estimate I've saved hundreds of dollars from rolling into Gillette's pockets! 

Worth a look if you're in the Chch region. If you've got any questions there are awesome websites out there like badger and blade, or simply post below. 

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  Reply # 1100137 1-Aug-2014 16:30
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What's double edged shaving?

I bought some Gilette blades from Best Buy Blades a couple months ago. Took a few weeks to arrive but I saved around 30% off NZ retail. From memory they shipped from Singapore.




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  Reply # 1100144 1-Aug-2014 16:39
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Is their any place were we can go and get shaving done. ? 


I dont see any salon's here offering this service. 


Its quite common in some countries. 

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  Reply # 1100145 1-Aug-2014 16:39
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+1 For Double Edge razor. Spent around $100nzd on amazon getting myself all up and sorted (Razor, 100 Blades), Badger brush and alum block and have defiantly "made money" on not having to buy new Gillette blades.

Checkout for a good starter guide http://www.reddit.com/r/wicked_edge/wiki/de_kit and also http://www.reddit.com/r/wicked_edge

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  Reply # 1100147 1-Aug-2014 16:41
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sep11guy: Is their any place were we can go and get shaving done. ? 


I dont see any salon's here offering this service. 


Its quite common in some countries. 


My Barber does shaves and beard trims, it's not cheap though. Where are you located?







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  Reply # 1100148 1-Aug-2014 16:41
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Auckland



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  Reply # 1100150 1-Aug-2014 16:42
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The old style razor with only 1 blade, the razor either opens up barn door style, or completely unscrews to accept a blade.

I've got one of these.. which works really well. 

And use these blades..




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  Reply # 1100151 1-Aug-2014 16:42
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Double edge = safety razor

Much closer shave and cost effective. $20 worth of double edged razor blades will last at least a year.
I was looking into straight razor shaving but the hassle of maintaining the blade puts me off... 


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  Reply # 1100153 1-Aug-2014 16:43
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I got The Hubby™ into using a Dovo straight blade, and he is looking for a new brush. Do you know if they sell stuff online (edit: locally, I mean)? I make soap, and I've spent months perfecting proper shaving soap for him, but I'm struggling to find a decent brush under $100... (yeah, I'm cheap)




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  Reply # 1100157 1-Aug-2014 16:45
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sep11guy: Auckland


Well that's unfortunate for you as my barber is in the Wellington CBD. If you are ever down in Wellington or if anyone else wants to check the place out here is the website, Boar and Blade.







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  Reply # 1100159 1-Aug-2014 16:47
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Demeter: I got The Hubby™ into using a Dovo straight blade, and he is looking for a new brush. Do you know if they sell stuff online (edit: locally, I mean)? I make soap, and I've spent months perfecting proper shaving soap for him, but I'm struggling to find a decent brush under $100... (yeah, I'm cheap)


http://www.goodfella.com/silvertip-badger-brush/

Silver tip are the better ones. Softer and retains moisture better than the rest.

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  Reply # 1100163 1-Aug-2014 16:52
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tehgerbil: Hi everyone, 

So long story, there's a new store open in Riccarton mall called shavers+, there's an Aussie website - shavershop.com.au. 



I think they are in Queensgate Lower Hutt also, didn't go in, but definitely a new shop there... Upstairs near The Warehouse.

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  Reply # 1100165 1-Aug-2014 16:54
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killerteddy:
Demeter: I got The Hubby™ into using a Dovo straight blade, and he is looking for a new brush. Do you know if they sell stuff online (edit: locally, I mean)? I make soap, and I've spent months perfecting proper shaving soap for him, but I'm struggling to find a decent brush under $100... (yeah, I'm cheap)


http://www.goodfella.com/silvertip-badger-brush/

Silver tip are the better ones. Softer and retains moisture better than the rest.


Thanks for the rec! :)




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  Reply # 1100178 1-Aug-2014 17:05
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Dollar shave club sounds pretty good. See it advertised by alot of youtubers.

 

Apparently they're shipping to NZ soon

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  Reply # 1100246 1-Aug-2014 18:24
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rscole86:
tehgerbil: Hi everyone, 

So long story, there's a new store open in Riccarton mall called shavers+, there's an Aussie website - shavershop.com.au. 



I think they are in Queensgate Lower Hutt also, didn't go in, but definitely a new shop there... Upstairs near The Warehouse.


I saw that shop yesterday and thought that won't last long. I asked myself what percentage of the population buys new Razors per annum. I pick gone with in 12 months.




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  Reply # 1100251 1-Aug-2014 18:31
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I use hair clippers, I am never 100% clean shaven so nobody ever expects me to be clean shaven.  

Every couple of days run it with no guard.  I got sick of paying for blades.  I run in to work and shower there so shaving there is difficult.  I tried shaving in the evenings, but by morning I looked unshaven, so I thought why not embrace it.



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