Father's Day Contest - Win a Gift Pack of Shaving Products!

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Spoil Him A Little Gift Set

Thank you for participating in our Father's Day contest! Contest is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Mr. Fawson, who commented: 

My Father, though he is a tough cowboy, taught me how to be a kind gentleman. I vividly remember my mother telling me about when they were dating. She told me how she never had to worry about being on guard and "keeping the man in check," because he was ALWAYS respectful of her as a Lady. He has also shown his gentlemanly behavior anytime he is out and about. He always speaks kindly to others regardless of status. He truly has taught me how to be a kind gentleman. If nothing else, I want to make sure this quality is known.

We love the men in our lives who taught us 

  • how to tell terrible jokes (or tell jokes terribly) 
  • how to wear socks with sandals 
  • how not to ask for directions 
  • how to work hard 
  • how to shave those first, wimpy whiskers 

Father’s Day is around the corner. And it's time to remember those wise and wacky, hard-working and fun-loving, self-sacrificing and candy-stealing, authoritative and adventurous men who taught us by word and deed to be men ourselves. Whether your dad took you to the museum or the ballpark or the fishing hole, you probably learned a thing or two along the way. 

TO ENTER: sometime between Thursday, June 4 and Sunday, June 14, leave a comment on this blog post and tell us something valuable that you learned from your father figure. 

We will enter you in a random drawing (no purchase necessary) to receive a special West Coast Shaving Gift set, hand-picked just for Father's Day. So, go ahead toot his horn! Dad-by-birth, dad-by-choice, grandfather, uncle - tell us what life lesson he taught you. 

Of course, you could keep the winnings for yourself. . . , but he taught you better than that! Offer it to the man who gives so much to you. A gift set like this is sure to please even the man who has everything. 

And since you are so magnanimous in your praise of others, check out a little something for yourself (you know you deserve it). And if you find yourself passing these links along to your wife and kids, well, that is simply a public service, of course. 

  • Start His Wet Shaving Set - this kit has it all: Merkur DE razor and a sample pack of blades, Vulfix badger brush, Omega chrome stand, and Speick classic shaving cream & aftershave.
  • Spoil Him a Little Set -  Pull out all the stops with this marvelous, wet-shaving kit: Edwin Jagger DE razor (with a sample pack of blades) and best badger brush, chrome stand, and Geo F Trumper Extract of Limes shaving cream and matching skin food.

So, walk down memory lane and perhaps you’ll discover those jokes were pretty funny, getting lost had a charm of its own, and working hard has served you well. (But, ain’t nobody pulling off socks and sandals!)

Contest ends at midnight PST on June 14th to give you plenty of time to gift this to a special dad in your life, if you win! So go ahead and comment away. We hope you win! 

Please note: only one entry per person.


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larry Stanfield June 4, 2015 7:28 PM
I'm sixty eight years old, so my father has been gone from me for many years. I always remember him as working very hard and being very frugal, having grown up during the depression. He instilled in us children a sense of responsibility , and the knowledge that anything worth while in life required some work and diligence to acquire . I used to really enjoy some of our talks while watching him shave and feel a connection to those times today when I use a good brush with shaving soap and a double edge razor.

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Greg Wallwey June 4, 2015 7:54 PM
My father fought me the most important thing ever. How to be a great Dad. He fought me to drive a car. How to be a great husband too.

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Roger June 4, 2015 9:06 PM
My dad taught me lots of things in my 40 some years of life,but the one thing that has stuck with me the most is a memory from my teen years.It was when my grandfather suffered a major heart attack and was in a coma in the hospital.I remember my dad lathering up my grand fathers face and carefully shaving his fathers face,grandpaw wouldn't want to be looking scruffy while he was in the hospital.I think of that moment often,especially while I am preparing for my shave routine.So I guess my dad taught me mostly how to be a grateful and respecting son

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Brew June 5, 2015 12:09 AM
What a great contest! Having just lost my Dad to Cancer, I've thought a lot about what he taught me. He drilled me to do things right - from changing brakes on the car, to mowing and edging the lawn just right. By right - he meant 'His Way'. Towards the end of his life, I'd come over to trim his roses, take care of his garden, cook for him - and I always did it in the way he'd want it to be done if he could do it himself. Those lessons of how to do things right stuck with me.

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LORIE PAINTER June 5, 2015 2:42 AM
My Dad taught me how NOT to stick a fish hook in my finger, lol, we were fishing at night once when I was little, of course he had to take any fish I caught off, re bait my hook and cast the line. He was putting a worm on my hook when his pole began to wiggle, not great at mulit-tasking he grabbed for his pole with my hook still in his hand and he let out a yell with a word I would not learn the meaning of until much later in life ;). I stood in amazement of my dad removing the hook from his hand and at that moment I realized my Dad was the bravest man on the planet! For My Dad, may he rest in peace, without the worry of fish hooks ;)

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Nicholas H. Suddarth June 5, 2015 10:53 AM
I learned a love of the outdoors with my dad. Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Rock Climbing are all skills that I learned from him. It was awesome that he was able to be a leader in my Boy Scout Troop growing up. So any time I conqueor a mountain, or reel in a fish. I will be reminded of what he taught me and what I get to pass on to my 3 sons.

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Alanna Wong June 5, 2015 1:55 PM
This is such a great contest! I have learned so many valuable lessons from my dad! My favorite lesson I have learned from him is time=love! Even though my dad has worked his whole life to provide for me, my mom and my sister, he always has time for us and spends a lot of it with us!!! <3 That is the most valuable lesson I've learned from him. He's taught me this by his actions and giving us unconditional time and love! <3

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SaucheyR June 6, 2015 2:43 PM
My dad taught me how to hide the good cookies from the kids, how to pinch my nose while blowing out to sound exactly like an elephant, how to set up a bucket over the door to spill water on my unsuspecting brother, and how to do some pretty awesome card tricks. He also taught be how to put others before myself and how to listen when people are speaking. Nobody has ever been as good a listener as my dad - but I try!

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Winton June 6, 2015 8:35 PM
My Dad died a few years ago. I am slowly becoming like him. He used a DE razor all his life, and I just started recently. The most surprising thing about him is that he never complained. He walked on crutches since he was a youth. The only complain I ever heard from him was when we had to leave an event early. He simply showed his hands that were blistered from walking. "I can't continue."

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heather June 7, 2015 10:21 PM
I didn't have a dad,but my grandpaw was a big male role model for me.He taught me to always be the best i could.Not to let life knock me down.He taught me alot of great things.He my hero

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Josph Giese-Dinon June 8, 2015 11:04 AM
My dad taught me and still teaches me today what respect means. Just a little respect goes a long way in life. At the end of the day I know my word still means something because of the value of which my dad made it to be.

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Nathan Miller June 10, 2015 2:02 AM
The lesson I most retain from my dad I learned after disappointing him badly once. "I love you, you're my son. But I don't really like you right now."

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Joseph Houghtaling June 10, 2015 10:09 AM
Dad taught me to be honest.

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Justin M June 10, 2015 10:12 AM
I learned to shave in the early 1990's when cartridge razors were very popular. My father always used a DE razor, but he did not teach me to shave with one, probably knowing that as a young teen I lacked the patience to master the skill. Twenty years later, I picked up a DE razor, a brush and some decent soap and began the study of wet shaving. After taking up the "family business," I am much closer to my father now than I was back then, and our bond is deepened through our mutual respect of the morning ritual that prepares us to practice our profession.

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Tyler G June 10, 2015 10:17 AM
I lost my dad about two months ago. As prepared as I thought I was, losing my dad was an extremely difficult time. He was definitely not perfect but he was always there for me when I needed him most. He taught me how to fish, how to throw a curveball, and how to get back up after something knocks you down. Most importantly, he taught me how to be a father, through both his successes and failures.

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Dewey June 10, 2015 10:19 AM
My father taught me to save money, get an education and always have a sense of humor.

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CE Galfand June 10, 2015 10:55 AM
The wisdom from my father often came during meals, but also during his morning shave. He used a double edge razor and would give me a bit of shaving cream and we'd both lather up. I used a butter knife - which at age 50 I still have. Best advice? Walk around as if you have a note in each pocket - one saying "I am but dust and ashes" and the other saying "for me was the world created." Between the two you will have the confidence to achieve and the humility necessary to accompany it.

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Don Roberts June 10, 2015 11:16 AM
My Dad died when I was 21. A long time ago. We spent many hours on fishing trips. I didn't realize it then but what he really taught me was that is the trip and not the fishing that is important. When I am on a lake now in my pontoon boat casting my fly rod and not having much success I lean back and realize he would say "relax and enjoy the surroundings"

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Louis Miller June 10, 2015 11:50 AM
My father was a drunk and seemed dirty and overweight. I learned from him to take care of my health. I don't want to die in a vacant lot at age 38.

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sanman June 10, 2015 11:51 AM
My father taught me to be responsible, accountable and to have a strong work ethic. Nothing is free, be the example self reliance, assist and help others who don't have my skills, be kind, respectful and compassionate. Be proud of our country, it is a gift to live, work and prosper here.

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Victor Perlman June 10, 2015 11:53 AM
My father was the smartest man I ever met. When I was little, I asked him how he got to be so smart. He said, "I keep my mouth shut and my eyes and ears wide open."

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Richard Ferguson June 10, 2015 11:54 AM
My Dad knew, and taught me, all the Burma Shave jingles.

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Robert McElmoyle June 10, 2015 11:54 AM
My father taught me the most important thing when I was about 11 he said "No matter what happened just try to leave the world a little better than you found it."

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CTGopher June 10, 2015 11:56 AM
My father taught me how to treat a woman. Displays of affection are not a privilege, words of love are not optional, and the only time you raise your hand it had better be to hold her like you'll never see her again.

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AlbertMiller June 10, 2015 11:57 AM
My father taught me how to just be happy. No matter what happens, be happy. It helps keep yourself happy, your wife happy, and your family happy.

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tjhansel June 10, 2015 11:57 AM
My Dad and I didn't have a great relationship, but my Grandfather was an amazing man who taught me a lot. I got into wet shaving as a way to feel closer to him by copying his shave routine. It has been an excellent decision for many reasons. I am a dad now and although my boys have a long time before they start to shave, I can't wait to show them such a classic technique.

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tjhansel June 10, 2015 11:58 AM
My Dad and I didn't have a great relationship, but my Grandfather was an amazing man who taught me a lot. I got into wet shaving as a way to feel closer to him by copying his shave routine. It has been an excellent decision for many reasons. I am a dad now and although my boys have a long time before they start to shave, I can't wait to show them such a classic technique.

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SDFlyer June 10, 2015 11:58 AM
My father taught me how to work hard and what it really meant to sacrifice to better family overall. He taught me loyalty but most importantly he taught me how to be a man through actions. He also taught me how to shave.

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Mystical Ninja June 10, 2015 11:59 AM
My father always taught me to value what you have. Take pride in fixing broken things yourself, and not just buying new, because it works now. Spend a little extra to buy quality and not spend less just to replace that item years down the road to save money (I.e hand tools.) He taught me the importance of financial well being, and how money works, he showed me how to save and invest and plan for life in the future not just now. He also showed me how to be a man, how to be the father I am now, and how a man should treat his wife. My Dad taught me how to live.

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Timothy Ryan June 10, 2015 12:00 PM
I'm having my first son in a month. I'm already looking forward to teaching him how to shave properly. I don't remember my father showing me and I wish he had. Already told my wife we are getting him one of those toy shave sets in a few years. Love your website by the way!!!!

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Robert Garcia June 10, 2015 12:01 PM
I am fortunate, my dad is still with us. 80 years old! He has given me so many lessons in my 60 years. I think the best is to be a man of integrity. But, also... * Say what you mean and mean what you say. * Be a gentleman * Be respectful * Give thanks for everything you have * Say "Please" and "Thank you"

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Rich1999 June 10, 2015 12:01 PM
My father taught me, by example, how to take care of my family and do my best to make them happy. Even though it is impossible to make them happy all the time, as fathers we have to try all the time.

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Ronald Verastek June 10, 2015 12:01 PM
One of many things my DAD taught me, was never start a fight, but if you get into one fight to win.

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Julio Fernandez June 10, 2015 12:01 PM
My father is 88 years old. I am 67. If I could only imitate one thing of him, it would be his never-give-up spirit. He got me out of my country when it became communist so that I didn't have to starve and know lack of freedom. He struggle not knowing English but he worked hard and eventually built a very successful accounting firm. At age 82 he had both knees replaced because he wanted to be able to walk fast like his sons. At age 15 I used his Schick Injector without him knowing anything. He told me "Once you shave, you will always have to shave" I've been shaving since. That old Schick Injector is part of my collection as well as my grandfather's shaving brush. If I win this it will be one way of telling him: thank you for teaching me to be a man, dad!

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Josh Smith June 10, 2015 12:01 PM
I learned so many things from my dad. I wouldn't be half the person I am today without the influence of my dad. My dad raised my brother and I as a single parent since around age 6. My dad taught me how to cook, fish, hunt, fix things and shave and so much more I'm sure I am not giving him credit for. Most importantly though, he taught me about respect, standards, morals and honesty. Those intangible things are what make a man.........not hunting, fishing or even shaving. I have two boys of my own now and I hope that I can be half as good of a father and man to my boys as my dad was to us. I would feel honored to be compared to my dad someday but those are big shoes to fill. Still to this day, when I need guidance or advice, I turn to my Dad.

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wired June 10, 2015 12:02 PM
I learned gentleness and humility from my dad. I learned how to be a good and decent man and father. He was a truly good man whom I miss.

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Julio Fernandez June 10, 2015 12:02 PM
My father is 88 years old. I am 67. If I could only imitate one thing of him, it would be his never-give-up spirit. He got me out of my country when it became communist so that I didn't have to starve and know lack of freedom. He struggle not knowing English but he worked hard and eventually built a very successful accounting firm. At age 82 he had both knees replaced because he wanted to be able to walk fast like his sons. At age 15 I used his Schick Injector without him knowing anything. He told me "Once you shave, you will always have to shave" I've been shaving since. That old Schick Injector is part of my collection as well as my grandfather's shaving brush. If I win this it will be one way of telling him: thank you for teaching me to be a man, dad!

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wired June 10, 2015 12:03 PM
I learned gentleness, and humility from my dad as well as how to be a good father. I really miss him.

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PB Honeycutt June 10, 2015 12:03 PM
In over thirty years, I don't think I have ever heard my father complain. No complaints about long hours at work, about his sons getting into trouble, or even about a cancer diagnosis and (successful) treatment. In all of these situations, he always responds with either a level-headed, deliberate response or a joke to lighten the mood (and many times both). He has taught me the important of equanimity and humor.

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Josh Smith June 10, 2015 12:04 PM
I learned so many things from my dad. I wouldn't be half the person I am today without the influence of my dad. My dad raised my brother and I as a single parent since around age 6. My dad taught me how to cook, fish, hunt, fix things and shave and so much more I'm sure I am not giving him credit for. Most importantly though, he taught me about respect, standards, morals and honesty. Those intangible things are what make a man.........not hunting, fishing or even shaving. I have two boys of my own now and I hope that I can be half as good of a father and man to my boys as my dad was to us. I would feel honored to be compared to my dad someday but those are big shoes to fill. Still to this day, when I need guidance or advice, I turn to my Dad.

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Menogood June 10, 2015 12:05 PM
My dad taught me how to be a real man. He taught me how to tie my shoes, brush my teeth, eating, put on my pants correctly (not saging them like other "man"), mow the lawn, drive, shave, and most importently how to be a true husband and father. My dad taught me how to make a living even though he had to go overseas to make sure that his family was safe. I will never be a true man like my dad but I know he is proud of me. I love you dad.

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Steven Smith June 10, 2015 12:06 PM
My Father taught me how to wet shave and to put his tools back exactly where and how I found them. He made an attempt to teach me how to drive which in my opinion didn't go over very well. He showered me with his version of affection and tried to make me feel special. He also taught me his work ethic which is to work hard to be successful at all that you do, respect people, be honest and trustworthy, and never leave one job unless you have another. He continues to teach me the importance of a Father's role and involvement in his children's lives and the importance of God in one's life. He continues to encourage and inspire me even today. In summary, my Father has taught me to never give up.

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Steven Smith June 10, 2015 12:07 PM
My Father taught me how to wet shave and to put his tools back exactly where and how I found them. He made an attempt to teach me how to drive which in my opinion didn't go over very well. He showered me with his version of affection and tried to make me feel special. He also taught me his work ethic which is to work hard to be successful at all that you do, respect people, be honest and trustworthy, and never leave one job unless you have another. He continues to teach me the importance of a Father's role and involvement in his children's lives and the importance of God in one's life. He continues to encourage and inspire me even today. In summary, my Father has taught me to never give up.

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Deacon Frank June 10, 2015 12:09 PM
My dad is a truly honorable person. He has always worked hard for his family. Now that I have a family of my own, he has become a dear friend -- someone I can always turn to for sound advice and wisdom.

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Jeffm June 10, 2015 12:10 PM
My father taught me how to fix virtually everything. He would never pay another person to make any home or auto repairs. I have trouble letting others make repairs rather than do it myself. I prefer to just get in there and find the problem and get it done. He also taught me to always always always do my very best. Thanks dad!

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amacmillan June 10, 2015 12:10 PM
My dad has been gone for some time now. he once said "don't blame your tools". it is the skill of the man that builds great things. :)

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John Cole June 10, 2015 12:10 PM
My father taught me, among other things, the value of a good shave! I still remember how he would let me lather up and pretend shave with his old Gillette DE razor (minus the blade of course). He used that same razor every day of his life for 40+ years until one day he decided he didn't want to shave anymore! Even though he stopped shaving, he kept his razor and just recently gave it to me to keep. It's definitely a treasure that I'll keep and hopefully pass on to my sons.

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John Cole June 10, 2015 12:11 PM
My father taught me, among other things, the value of a good shave! I still remember how he would let me lather up and pretend shave with his old Gillette DE razor (minus the blade of course). He used that same razor every day of his life for 40+ years until one day he decided he didn't want to shave anymore! Even though he stopped shaving, he kept his razor and just recently gave it to me to keep. It's definitely a treasure that I'll keep and hopefully pass on to my sons.

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Monte Long June 10, 2015 12:13 PM
Dad taught me so many things, the most important of which was how to be a good man. I can never thank him enough for that!

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William Gilbert June 10, 2015 12:13 PM
When I was younger and wanted to have friends over my dad would recite this little saying to me. 1 boy whole boy 2 boys half a boy 3 boys no boy at all Meaning that if I didn't have any friends over, I would listen all the time. When I have 1 friend over, I would listen half the time. When I have 2 friends over, I wouldn't listen at all. This stuck with me for many year. I see it still at work in adults. When you have a person one on one, they tend to listen better than when you have more than one person. I hope you have enjoyed this share.

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