There comes a time in about every guys life where they become set in their shaving. Sometimes it’s with an electric razor or sometimes it’s with a blade with 9 mini-blades. In any case, as technology advances, so do our methods. Very rarely do we go backwards in the process. However, going backwards can be the best thing ever. Case and point: 2 years ago I took up wetshaving. That’s right, one razor just like grandpa used to. Sure, to do it correctly, you need some good shaving cream, after shave balm and a badger hair brush. The problem is that this stuff isn’t exactly carried at Target. So in order to get it, you need to find it online or some specialty shop. Insert the Galleria in Edina. As I was Christmas shopping last week, I found that there are three superb stores that carry top notch stuff. Goodbye online shopping…..
Ampersand is a home decor-type store, but they also have a huge section of shaving products by Art of Shaving and Kiehls. On top of that, they also carry Molton Brown products.
Since when was there a L’occitane in the Galleria?? The only one I ever knew of was in the MOA. Anywho, they have some of the best aftershave balm out there–actually 3 very good kinds.
And then there’s Twill. From the outside looking in, it’s just a tailoring/suit/dress shirt shop. But in the back they carry Truefitt & Hill shaving products. Besides Geo F. Trumpers, this is the best brand out of London.
Since shaving products are easily available now, toss out those old disposables and take some time in good shaving. And remember: If your shaving cream comes out of a can like cheeze whiz, it’s probably not that good.