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the wet shave

Today, most guys use a multi-blade cartridge razor and a can of drugstore shaving cream. But the traditional "wet shave" is making a strong comeback. This is the barber shop, old school method which involves a badger hair brush, a tub of European shave cream and a double-edge safety razor. Learn more



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Kiehl's
You'll find Kiehl's products stocked in the bathrooms of hip and exclusive venues like The Standard Hotel, Nobu...even Air Force One. Kiehl's unisex skincare line gained a super-serious cult following with celebs, fashionistas and trendsetters in the 1990s and it's still going strong. This pedigreed brand traces back to the landmark Kiehl's apothecary, which opened in New York's East Village in 1851 and is still open today. It's now owned by L'Oreal.

SkinStore.com SkinStore.com
The free shipping and free samples with any size order makes skincare superstore a great place to start browsing. Carries popular men's brands like The Art of Shaving, Anthony Logistics, Jack Black. Other brands to try: Brave Soldier, aMENity, Molton Brown, Menscience and Maxwell's Apothecary.
Free shipping and free samples with all domestic orders.
Shipping: USA & International


Barneys
Can't miss selection. Carries all the cult favorites - Kiehl's, Malin + Goetz, Sharp's, etc.


MenEssentials
The extensive customer reviews posted at this grooming superstore provide advice worth noting. Before you drop $36 on a face lotion, it helps to know that another user found that it "leaves a funky chemical after smell that lingers all day." Carries high-end brands like Baxter of California, MenScience, Anthony Logistics, Sharp's, Jack Black and The Art of Shaving.
Free shipping on $60 orders in 48 states & Canada. Free samples when available with every order.


Details for Men
This men's grooming superstore carries brands with buzz -- Anthony Logistics, John Allan's, The Art of Shaving, Nickel, Jack Black and others.
Free shipping on $75 orders and your choice of 3 free samples with every order.





John Allan's - High-end NYC men's barber/salon with its own product line. Sold at places like Barneys.

The Art of Shaving - Madison Avenue and Manhattan-based "barber spa" chain that the NY Times calls "synonymous with masculine style."

Anthony Logistics - Well-regarded brand sold everywhere high-end - Nordstrom, Saks, Barneys etc.

Billy Jealousy - Dallas-based hipster brand.

Malin + Goetz - Ever since the cult-favorite brand Kiehl's went global after it was purchased by L'Oreal in 2000, the brand's under-the-radar appeal took a bit of a hit. Enter Matthew Malin, a Kiehl's alumnus who has started up his own NYC apothecary in Chelsea. Like Kiehl's this is a unisex skincare line with good buzz. Pricier than Kiehl's.

Nickel - The chrome and blue packaging of Philippe Dumont's Nickel skincare line reflects the techno-submarine feel and cobalt-lighting of his guys-only spas. Selected as one of Forbes' top 10 Super Spas of 2006. Pronounced nee-kel.

Sharp's - Another cult favorite. Free shipping on orders over $45.

Baxter of California - Says GQ's style editor, "the design is smart and masculine; the quality is excellent."

ZIRH - Very popular upscale men's line that targets the 25-35 year old crowd. Free shipping on $100 orders. Free samples with every order.