#1
Evening all,

I'm Kerry and totally owe my love of wet shaving to my best mate (thanks Gareth) who wasn't kidding when he said "take the plunge and dive in. Careful though, it's a bit like Alice in Wonderland and falling down the rabbit hole". Mm hmm, he was right  Big Grin. For me it's the plethora of options available to us that make it such a brilliant ritual / hobby / habit.

As I've gotten older and become a father I've found that life has become so much busier (my children are 5 and under, I've a rather demanding feline called Loki, I work full time in the security industry and, along with my wife Sarah, am working doubly hard in establishing / growing our artisan soap company, Phoenix and Beau).

What on earth did I do with my spare time during my 20's?!

My every other daily shave is a moment to myself where I can find singular focus (razors tend to do that to a man..   Smile) and get to close the bathroom door, put some music on (to name a few: Zeppelin, Hendrix, Bowie, Howling Wolf Johnson, Johnny Cash..) and take care of my appearance. Grooming to me is an awareness. An awareness of wanting to look after my skin, my appearance and wanting to take some pride in it. I guess like most of us my shave always leaves me feeling refreshed and, albeit momentarily, takes some time from my face  Smile.

As I creep inexorably closer to 40 this is most welcome..  Big Grin

Equipment wise I'm currently enjoying the ludicrously ferocious Feather professional supers on a brute of a Mongoose. For me it demands complete respect but oh my, the shave it provides!

Thanks for reading and happy shaving!


Kerry.
Owner, Chief Soap Maker & Conjurer of Scents at Phoenix and Beau

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#2
Welcome to DFS Kerry! I look forward to trying your soaps.

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#3

Administrator
Philadelphia, PA
thanks for signing up. I think I nudged you some. Tongue

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Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.
#4

Member
Detroit
Welcome to DFS!

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- Jeff
#5

Member
Surrey, UK
Welcome to DFS, Kerry. Good to have you here. Happy2

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David
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Vintage Razor Fan
Southwestern NY
Welcome to DFS!

I think you will find this to be a very unique and wonderful community!

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-Rob
#7

expert shaver
Port Saint Lucie
Welcome aboard

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Super Moderator
San Diego, Cal., USA
Welcome to DFS, Kerry. Please enjoy your stay as both a member and a merchant. Smile

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#9

That Bald Guy with the Big Beard
Bishop, CA
Welcome aboard! Excellent to see another vendor joining our ranks and I am looking forward to your contributions. There have been a LOT of positive comments made surrounding your products, so all indications point to you and your wife heading the right direction!

I'm right there with you on shaving. I use a straight razor on my head every night, and that zen-like focus that is required puts me in a very peaceful and focused state of existence that I relish every day. It definitely does my 43 year old mind some good!

Welcome to the best damn forum for wet shaving on the interwebs!
-Chris~Head Shaver~
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Chazz Reinhold HOF
Welcome to DFS. Love Spitfire!


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