I decided I should probably write a little something on these SOTD pictures I've been posting rather than just slapping a pic and some links up. I don't think they will be long posts; just something to give a little context.
It's funny how things change as time goes by. I remember sitting with my wife going through the huge sample kit from Truefitt & Hill seeing which fragrances we liked best. Obviously scents are a personal choice, but I think it's only fair to make sure the person I spend almost every day with isn't offended by how a smell. Anyway, we settled on the 1805, although I'm considering trying the Grafton next. Well, I bought the shaving cream, aftershave and cologne. When they arrived I started using them almost immediately and didn't like them. I mostly didn't like the performance of the shaving cream. In fact, I think that was all I didn't like, but it affected my perception of the 1805 family, and by extension the Truefitt & Hill family. Of course, a poor craftsman blames his tools. The problem wasn't the shaving cream, it was me. My technique was awful. Looking back now, I can't believe my face didn't get more chewed up with all the pressure I was using. Regardless, the 1805 stayed in my cabinet unused for a long time. Recently, I decided to give it another go, and surprise, surprise my shave was fantastic! These are great products from a great company. Granted, they are on the pricier side, but you are paying for quality from one of the first names in men's grooming products. It's no wonder Truefitt & Hill is one of the preferred purveyors of products to the H.R.H., The Duke of Edinburgh.
Razor: Merkur Heavy Duty 34C (read our review here)
Brush: Semogue 1305 Boar Brush
Shaving Cream: Truefitt & Hill 1805 Shaving Cream
Aftershave: Truefitt & Hill 1805 Aftershave
Cologne Truefitt & Hill 1805 Cologne