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Editorial: Autumn and armpits, an odorous life


It’s Friday, it’s the end of October, and even the most ardent fans of Summer will no doubt be aware that Autumn is in full effect. This is my favourite time of year for talking a walk in the woods. Not just the colours, but the sounds, the smells and the views. Good stuff. And it offers up some great…

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Shaving tips: Stop the bloodshed


Am I alone in having a vivid childhood recollection of my father, post shave, with his face dotted with small squares of toilet paper, held in place by dark spots of dried blood? Looking up from your morning cereal to encounter the visage of your dear dad looking like an extra in a truly low-budget splatter film? It’s probably the…

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The taboo of nasal hair and a solution


We tend to think that around the end of our teens we stop growing. We’ve reached our cruising altitude, our various bits and pieces have extended fully and from here on out it’s all downhill. We’ll shrink, we’ll develop a gut and a balding pate. On the plus side, while it may take 20 years to assemble us fully, most of…

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The Great Shaving Cream Investigation – Summary


An epic six rounds of one on one shaving cream combat has come to an end. 12 products, each claiming to be the ultimate, have been tried on the battleground that my face became. The left side versus the right side, stainless steel blades reducing stubble to rubble. At this point you will no doubt have read up on all…

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The Great Shaving Cream Investigation – Round 6


Welcome to round 6 of the Great Shaving Cream Investigation! This is the final regular round of the series, with just a single champion meets the underdog round to go. I’ll keep it brief, as I know you are quite desperate to know the outcome of this latest round. Am I right or am I right? To look back at…

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The Great Shaving Cream Investigation – Round 5


Welcome to round 5 of the Great Shaving Cream Investigation! As exclusively revealed in last weeks post (here), this is quite likely the second to last of the exciting rounds. I realise many of my readers will have started to eagerly look forward to the next installment, but we will at some point have to publish the final results, select the…

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That weekly Instagram collection again…


A briefer collection of Instagram images than usual this week. After a stumbling start, where I actually didn’t post anything for a couple of days at all, I got back in to my stride towards the end of the week. I aim for at least one image a day, sometimes two, and very rarely three. Lots of new posts in…

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So you’d like to maim yourself with your new safety razor?


From feedback received I understand I have taken on something of a responsibility with regards to shaving. My Great Investigation of shaving creams has clearly inspired gentlemen worldwide to return to the vintage-style razors of their fathers. With consequences. Sometimes both bloody and disfiguring. Possibly not maiming though, which may be small consolation when you’re standing there in front of the…

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The Great Shaving Cream Investigation – Round 4


Welcome to round 4 of the Great Shaving Cream Investigation! At this point you may well be wondering how many rounds there will be, and if the excitement can continue to escalate at such a fearsome rate. Well, dear shaving cream aficionados, I can exclusively reveal that there will be at least another 2 rounds after this one and I…

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The Great Shaving Cream Investigation – Round 3


Round 1 of the Great Shaving Cream Investigation saw Billy Jealousy soundly trounce Gentleman’s Tonic, with both seeing points lost for unsound ingredients. Round 2 saw Kiehl’s lose soundly to Body Shop, with Body shop going into the lead with no deductions and Kiehl’s getting maximum deductions for unsound ingredients. Which was ironic given how they profile themselves on using only…

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