Scientists have concluded that 90% of men shave at least once a day.
That works out at a colossal twenty thousand shaves, or five months in front of the mirror, in a lifetime.
Yet how many men have ever been given any advice or shown how best to shave? Here to fill that gaping hole is an indispensable guide to the ultimate shave.
Shaving shouldn't be a chore, but a pleasure, and "Sharp Practice" will tell you how. Rich in the (sometimes strange) history of shaving, full of anecdotes and packed with tips and advice, "Sharp Practice" will revolutionise your morning ritual. Here you will find advice on avoiding common mistakes, preventing rashes and cuts, what aftershave to use and how to handle a cut-throat razor, as well as everyday tips and the ultimate luxury shave. You will also learn about Che Guevara's beard, Ivan the Terrible's idea of fun, Alexander the Great and the severed head, and how cavemen invented the razor.
Super-stylish, funny and practical, this is a must-have for all well-groomed men everywhere, and the perfect present for any young man beginning to shave for the first time.
Table of contents
Chapter 1: The Cut-throat Razor
Chapter 2: The Safety Razor
Chapter 3: The Electric Razor
Chapter 4: Preparation
Chapter 5: The Shave
Chapter 6: Mopping Up
Chapter 7: Stropping and Honing the Cut-throat Razor
Chapter 8: Headshaving
Chapter 9: Common Shaving Problems
Chapter 10: Moustaches and Beards
Chapter 11: Why I Wrote This Book