With the rise and rise of facial fuzz, the primitive value of a wet shave has been somewhat forgotten. But what goes up must come down, and we're anticipating an imminent resurgence in Chalamet-level smoothness. Even if you aren’t still smugly revelling in your 20s, a clean-shaven face is the essential canvas for a perfectly on-trend moustache.
So, in a bid to get ahead, we've hunted down a few of the best shaving kits for keeping your beard in check.
The new guard of shaving brands may be innovative, but there’s something to be said for a good old-fashioned shave kit. Designed for the marbliest of bathrooms, Floris London’s gold-plated shaving set is handmade in England and features an ethical-bristle brush, alongside a pleasingly weighty razor, equipped with Mach3 blade.
Floris London Three-Piece Gold-Plated And Briarwood Shaving Set, £492, mrporter.com
This year, shaving stalwarts Harry’s have teamed up with WANT Les Essentiels on the collaboration you didn’t know you wanted.
Exclusive to Mr. Porter, this slick set comprises a buckled pouch that will live on as a workweek accessory, and a trio of essential shaving heroes.
WANT Les Essentiels X Harry's Travel Shaving Kit, £145, mrporter.com
im电竞官网-Created by some of London's best barbers, you can be confident that Murdock's grooming set delivers a sharp shave. It comprises a pro-grade razor alongside the brand's own aloe vera-based shaving cream and calming post-shave balm.
Murdock London avenger Collection, £75, mankind.com
im电竞官网-Worth almost double the price tag, this gift set is a smart choice for gifting (yes, Father's Day is just around the corner).
im电竞官网-The contents are impressive too: it contains everything one needs to obtain the perfect shave, from the brand’s cult acid-powered cleanser to its cooling after-shave balm.
Anthony The Perfect Shave Kit, £52, mankind.com
In the business since 1945, Mühle has razor craftsmanship down to a fine art. A seamless blend of form and function, this lacquered resin and chrome stand holds an open-blade safety razor alongside a vegan-friendly, synthetic-bristle brush.
Mühle Purist Three-Piece Chrome And Resin Shaving Set, £167, Mrporter.com
im电竞官网-Does David Beckham use House 99’s extremely affordable shave products each morning? We may never know., but he did found the brand, so it seem likely.
What is certain, though, is that this is arguably the best-value shaving trio – face wash, foam and moisturiser – you’ll come across.
House 99 Smooth Shaver, £15, mankind.com
This might be a bring-your-own-razor kind of party, but everything on the skincare side of things is thoroughly taken care of. Alongside the badger-hair brush sits a face scrub, shave cream and moisturiser, all formulated with deep-hydrating natural ingredients.
Triumph & Disaster Stash Box, £120, mankind.com
If you're the kind of man who treats his bathroom sink like his own private art gallery, you'll want to add this lovely installation by Italy's grooming expert, Acqua di Parma, in collaboration with shaving don Barbiere. Crafted from stainless steel, it's the most luxurious way to ensure you don't get shaving cream gunk all over your razor.
Acqua di Parma Barbiere Shaving Brush And Razor, £470,