Subscription box services are all the rage, and dozens of companies have popped up offering everything from complete outfits to fine cuts of meat delivered to your doorstep for a reasonable monthly fee.
Most of these services are designed for women, but a growing number are appearing for men. Shaving clubs are by far the most popular male-oriented offering, and companies like Harry’s and Dollar Shave Club have focused exclusively on offering disposable cartridge razors in an affordable way.
But while cartridge razors will always be around, there is a growing demand for old fashioned wet shaving with a weighty classic safety razor. Enter Wet Shave Club—a service designed for those who want a more classic shaving experience.
What’s in the Box?
Each box contains shaving soap, aftershave oil, alum matchsticks to close pores and heal razor burn, and of course, razor blades. But part of the fun of the service is that you never really know exactly what the box will contain, as new, high quality shaving products are chosen each month.
The variety of products in each box immediately sets Wet Shave Club apart from its competitors, who focus solely on providing disposable razor cartridges. Considering the high price of modern cartridge razors, the number of products you get for $29 is quite a good deal.
Now, I should clarify that I am not currently subscribed to Wet Shave Club (it wouldn’t make much sense with a beard), so I can’t speak to the speed and reliability of shipments or the kind of variety you will see each month. Still, Wet Shave Club was kind enough to send me a free sample starter box, and I was quite impressed. Inside the starter box are a few extras, including a safety razor, a brush, and a leather razor case. The safety razor was just as heavy and well made as my Merkur razor, and the leather case is very nice.
Should you subscribe?
Shaving is a highly personal activity. Some