Enter to win a "Deluxe Skincare Pack" from Edwin Jagger!

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Shop for Edwin Jagger at West Coast Shaving***This contest is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Brandon, who shared his experience with wet shaving below.***

February 26, 2015 2:51 PM Wet shaving has been my number one choice for a little over a year now. I enjoy the moment of shaving now where it use to be a chore it now is something to look forward to. When you are able to attain that baby face smoothness without the irritation it is worth every penny spent on the equipment to get that feeling. Wait, what?! You actually save money and the environment by doing DE wet shaving over those "the best a man can get" disposable razors?! I am sold on the shave, the experience and the lifestyle. I am now desiring to take it to the next level and attain a straight razor to master the art that was performed by my Grandfathers. When my boys are ready to start their shaving journey you can bet they will be learning the art of wet shaving from the beginning. Thanks to West Coast Shaving for keep prices fair and offering such a great selection so that I may attain a great shave every day and have a moment just for me before hitting the daily grind. Happy wet shaving gentlemen! Cheers! 

Let's face it, life is busy. And the first thing to slide on your huge to do list is usually the extra time and effort you put into your grooming regimen.

We all know that when we slow down enough to take the time to really take care of ourselves, we feel much better about the person we are presenting to the world. Putting in that extra effort by using the best products and grooming tools really does positively affect how you feel about yourself...and how others see you, too!

That is why we are so pleased to announce our newest contest in collaboration with Edwin Jagger, makers of exquisitely designed shaving brushes and razors, as well as luxurious creams, soaps, and aftershaves. They also happen to be one of the most recommended brands we carry at West Coast Shaving. Our customers just love their products!

We are giving away a "Deluxe Skincare Pack" to one lucky winner!

This prize will consist of 6 Hydrating Pre Shave Lotions (75ml)2 Sandalwood shaving cream tubes2 Aloe Vera shaving cream tubes1 Limes & Pomegranate shaving cream tube1 Cooling menthol shaving cream tube (75ml each), plus one Moisturising Aftershave Lotion (100ml) in each of the 3 fragrances available (Aloe VeraSandalwood, and Limes & Pomegranate).

To be entered to win this amazing prize, all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post below telling us why you love wet shaving and/or what makes you slow down and take the time to put some effort into your shaving routine.

Contest runs until midnight PST on February 28, 2015. We will choose one winner. I hope it's you!


And if you don't want to wait to see if you are the contest winner, why not pick up a few of our favorite Edwin Jagger products to tide you over:



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Komillas February 19, 2015 5:35 PM
I started wet shaving a few months ago looking for a better shave with less irritation. I got to that point a week after I started using my DE, and the shaves have only been getting better ever since. Thanks WSC!

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FJMay February 19, 2015 7:04 PM
I enjoy wet shaving for the different razors, brushes, shave creams, soaps, and aftershaves that can make it different almost every day. I have smelled scents I absolutely know I wouldn't have, had it not been for wet shaving. It helps me to slow down and makes me feel "old-fashioned", as well as allowing me to experience scents and shaving supplies with great craftsmanship from different parts of the world.

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TioMarco February 19, 2015 7:23 PM
Wet Shaving! How do I love thee? Let me count the ways! But first, a little history.... Way, way, back, when I first started shaving as a young adolescent, I used a double edged razor like my older brother, my old man, Uncle Dick, and all the other men related to me. I don't think I thought much about it. Later, during my hippie days, it was beard city. But, all things must pass. The years go by... marriage, responsibility, work....then, the Army. Definitely a daily shave! Those two blade throwaways began to appear. As the years went by, the blades in these cheapie throwaways multiplied, but nothing about the shaving experience was getting better. Think of it! Decades of American Men, Zombie Shavers, mindlessy scraping these things across our faces! But then...a small light shines, showing the way, a better way, a pleasurable way, to shave! Men have begun to rediscover the old ways, the better ways of their fathers, their brothers, and their own youth! And that's where we are today! As Arlo Guthrie once said, "It's a movement." And it's about taking the time to enjoy the small pleasures and the tactile sensations to be enjoyed when using the quality accoutrements of a really good shave.</p><p>That's what I like. A good shave feels really good, and is a nice time to reflect and get ready for the day. My son-in-law snagged my old classic razor, so I use a high quality new double edged. I enjoy that quiet time in the morning, and always fell better when I'm done. Happy Shaving! TioMarco

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February 19, 2015 10:33 PM
Sign me up! Not to take the via negativa, but I started wet shaving because of how much I hated electric shaving. It makes it enjoyable. Using an aggressive razor slows me down-- by necessity!

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Travis February 20, 2015 1:35 PM
I love wet shaving because it takes me back to how I first started to shave. I found my grandfather’s comb toothed razor in my grandmother’s medicine chest, 30 years after he had passed away. I taught myself to use it and as I got older and marketed to, I started up the multi-bladed cartridge route, 2, 3 now 5 blades and going from soap to foam to gel. I realized I was spending a lot on these things that ended up in the trash. I found my old brush and started to use soap again. Finally, I got a new single edged razor.. It has been fun to take a trip around the world via my blade sampler pack. And it has been a revelation to begin each morning with a routine that demands my attention yet gives me the mental room to get my thoughts in order and plan my day.

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Josph Giese-Dinon February 20, 2015 2:37 PM
Wet shaving leaves my face feeling like a baby's bottom instead of being torn up by cartridges. After working all the time and always running around, stopping and just being alone with the brush, cream, and razor is therapy.

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JACKS HOBBY February 20, 2015 3:02 PM
Watched the videos and decided to go back to wet shaving. Haven't done it since I was in the army in 68. I like the quality time and shaving with the brush, bowl and razor is fun. Love trying all the different products and razors. Even trying straight razor shaving. As they say, try it you'll like it.

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Don Roberts February 20, 2015 6:31 PM
I'm not young, started shaving with a DE as a teenager, but lost my way to the various Gillette creations while still using shaving soap. I told myself I didn't have the time to really pay attention...because I had to go to

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scsuto February 20, 2015 6:38 PM
Why I love my DE razor. When I wake up I look forward to that close shave. It starts from getting my skin soft with hot water, lathering up my beaver brush with shave soap takes a moment, but it is so worth the time as the soap fill's the bathroom of the sent of a manly man. I choose a blade from the multi pack and put it in my Edwin Jagger razor and I am shaving. A couple of well placed strokes, a quick cool water rinse, splash of post shave balm and I am ready to face the world with the best shave ever. Steve

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G_Diddy February 20, 2015 11:54 PM
Why wet shave? Because I have copper wire for a beard! What makes me slow down? Feather blades.

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Downing February 21, 2015 10:01 PM
Hmmm. Where to start. I'm in my late 50's and can remember playing with my dad's DE razor, probably a Gillette, when I was um, too young to be playing with razors. But by the time I was ready to shave, the Trac II was all the rage with animated commercials showing how the first blade pulled the hair follicle up and the second sliced it off. (Why didn't the first blade just slice it off? Dunno.) So that's what I got and used for darn nearly 30 years. Shaving quickly became a chore, and to save time and effort I started shaving in the shower, no mirror, just feel, just to get it over with. But then Trac II cartridges, 10 to a pack even though there was room for 12, started getting harder to find because of all the three blades! wait, four blades! no, five blades! look, a pivoting head! plastic nonsense, and I thought, there just has to be a better way. So first I went in the complete wrong direction, joined a certain shave club with funny commercials, and got even an crappier cartridge plastic razor. I was disgusted and cancelled my membership within the first week. Then I started thinking about my dad's razor. It was metal. It had a single blade, albeit with two sides. It was, it was, well it was a man's man's razor. Where could I possibly find a razor like that? Hmm. How about the internet? So I googled something like "men's metal razor with one blade with two sides." I almost fell out of my chair as up popped all manner of DE razors and websites. I was stunned to find that there were people out there like me who wanted to shave like a man with a real razor. And they were using real shaving cream that didn't come from a can. Eureka! I began to read everything I could about wet shaving. It wasn't long before I found Badger & Blade and learned that not only were there people like me, but they were even more like me than me! I mean, these people are into it. I was in awe and still am. B&B led me to West Coast Shaving, and I've never looked back.

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Reggie February 22, 2015 4:47 AM
Simply love west coast shaving !!

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J.B. February 22, 2015 1:35 PM
I have wet shaved all of my adult life, and recently just returned to using a DE razor, with good soaps and conditioners. Life moves too quickly, and it's all too easy to let the race overcome you. Poor quality disposables, coupled with lousy foams are just one way to be ground down by a routine. Whipping up a good lather, smelling morning coffee, a quality aftershave.... All of these have returned my morning shave back into a pleasant part of my day. I only wish I could shave three times a day. I would certainly be more relaxed.

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Dan82 February 24, 2015 2:52 PM
I can now shave everyday without the irritation I use to get. It's great!

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jonathan m February 24, 2015 6:35 PM
I started wet shaving at first to get better results and less irritation than I did with cartridge blades and canned foam. But once I started adding it to my morning routine, I was able to appreciate the nuances that come with taking your time and really enjoying a good shave. Shaving went from something I loathed to something I actually looked forward to. I also enjoy the history of shaving that goes back hundreds of years, and being able to shave with a razor that my father and grandfather once shaved with.

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SRC February 24, 2015 6:58 PM
I started with a DE in October last year and never looked back. Aside from just the cost alone, the shave is just so much better. My skin is not all torn up or irritated. I look forward to trying new creams and blades to see what works best. Thanks

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Mark B February 24, 2015 7:01 PM
I started wet shaving 3 years ago, initially to save money. HA HA...I've spent MORE money that I could've imagined, and I love every bit of it. This form of shaving has taken a mundane act and turned it into something to look forward to, a hobby if you will. Different cream, soap, razor blade, brush, aftershave every time. Try this combo, try that combo. Not to mention becoming a tub sniffer...ya know....walk into the bathroom and get a good whiff of a favorite cream or soap for no apparent reason :) Never did that with canned goo. My first wet shave product order was from WCS and have made several since. Love WCS and wet shaving!

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ScottyB February 24, 2015 8:23 PM
Pure and simple... its old school. Lathering up your own lather is manly. I love the scent variety. Almost no variety with the canned stuff. Also once you have a razor, it is so much cheaper than cartridge razors. So... the scents and the savings. :)

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Bruce Digre February 24, 2015 10:41 PM
I enjoy wet shaving because I'm forced to slow down and enjoy the act of shaving. I must get into a relaxed state of mind or pay with some nicking. Closest shave possible.Nice and smooth.

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NathanH February 25, 2015 1:21 AM
I love to wet shave for the BBS face I get from it and for the pampering I get when I lather up a great smelling soap to brush on and finally for the tradition of it.

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Mystical Ninja February 25, 2015 7:09 AM
Wet shaving is a timeless honor. I will admit, when I first started it was for economics, but I quickly realized that I stepped into a world lost to most people. Wet shaving became this treasure trove of amazing discoveries and the quest to find the "Holy Grail" of shaving products, razors, blades, and brushes. It almost becomes an obsession to find the "one". Albeit there are thousands of products to choose from, and where you choose to start is all about what you think a product might be like. This contest is an opportunity to increase your knowledge into different shaving experiences and keeping the treasure hunt alive in the quest to find new or even better products for your shaving experience. And keeping this classic way alive, and allowing others to discover this lost art.

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antonio neves sr February 25, 2015 7:11 AM
i got tired of paying for over priced razors and saw some vids on wet shaving and havnt looked back since started wet shaving bought all my stuff from west coast shaving great products

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Frank Catania February 25, 2015 9:15 AM
When I stared shaving, a double edge safety razor, a brush and a tube of shave cream were pretty common. I used them for years and never gave it a second thought. But in time, aerosol cans of shave cream became about the only type stocked in stores. And then Gillette stopped making anything but cartridge razors. And so I changed how I shaved with much of the rest of the country. But a year ago, I found that there was a movement back to wet shaving and everything I needed was not available online. It didn't take long to get back to enjoying a close comfortable shave once again with a brush, quality shaving cream and a good blade. Thanks WCS for helping support the return of wet shaving!

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John David Rott February 25, 2015 2:24 PM
I was turned on to West Coast Shaving by a customer. He lives out in LA, and drives to West Coast Shaving in Chino Hills for his supplies. I used to shave because I had to. Now I shave because I want to. The whole ritual with the shaving soap, mug, brush and razor is very enjoyable. The quality of the shave is top notch, and my skin has never felt better. The icing on the cake is that after the initial investment in shaving equipment, the recurring costs are a fraction of what they are when using disposable blades. Thanks, West Coast Shaving!

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Andreab February 25, 2015 8:18 PM
I got my husband his first safety razor (an Edwin jagger), plus a brush, shave cream, etc. for Christmas, and now it is all he will use. No more razor burn on his neck and his skin is so much smoother. Cheaper than the cartridge razors, better shave, healthier skin, and I think he looks sexy, so it's a win-win! I just "discovered" West Coast Shaving while trying to find where he can get some products that were recommended to him, and Im impressed with the selection and found just what I was looking for, so Im placing an order for him now. Happy shaving, guys!

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dathulstrup February 26, 2015 1:03 AM
Shaving with a DE razor is a time honored ritual for me. Like using a fountain pen to do the Times crosswords, it feels right. It's a tradition that goes back to my newly wed days. I learned to shave before bedtime instead of the morning. You can probably figure out my reason for doing this, if not, then don't bother to read anymore! Most evenings it was well worth my effort! Marital bliss!! Even when presented with the occasional "I'm too tired "night occured I still was fresh faced enough to skip the morning shave and usually did anyway! I remember those days with fondness and still wet shave each night. It is a comforting process, taking the time to wind down after the day, a little de-stress time before hitting the hay. And hey, after 40 years ya never know, this guy just might get lucky again one of these nights!

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Detail Man February 26, 2015 12:49 PM
Well, it started around 2007 or 2008. Gas was above $4 a gallon, I needed some shaving gear and I thought WalMart should be cheap, right? Well all of the 'good stuff' like Gillette Fusion and Mach 3 were 3 to 4 dollars a pop. Everything! 4 dollars, 4 dollars!! I decided to get an electric. I had one before when I was much younger. A Panasonic wet/dry shaver. Worked well for about 3 years. It could be used in the shower! Went to Fry's and they had the latest, greatest Pany for $99. I thought "I'll be saving $ right away!" I don't know if it was the foil design or the cutting angle of the cutting blocks inside but this razor gave me some nasty, nasty razor bumps on my neck. It probably cut too close. So, I wondered if guys still shaved the 'old fashioned way?' With those way out of style, antique even, single blade razors? The internet is a wonderful thing! I quickly found books, blogs, message boards, and many webshops! My god, its a community and whole cottage industry! I got some very cheap gear and began to try things out. I think my first kit consisted of a Treat razor, some Derby blades(they were horrible!) an Omega Bambino and some C.O. Biglow shave cream that I got from my local Bath and Bodyworks. My first couple of DE shaves took me about 45 minutes! Lots of nicks and razor burn(didn't realize the Derby's were just too mild to cut my facial hair at the time)! I eventually got a Merkur HD and some other blades. Eureka! A little progress. My shaves were starting to come in at around 30 minutes! And then I still contemplated at whether this method was for me... But I stuck it out, connected with the community and my shave quality and execution time steadily improved. I acquired some of the shaving gear acquisition disorders so my original reason (saving $, lol) was nullified. But early on I learned without sticking with a consistent setup of razor, blade, brush, cream etc., it's difficult to build good technique. But along the way, sometimes other things in

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Brandon Wilson February 26, 2015 2:51 PM
Wet shaving has been my number one choice for a little over a year now. I enjoy the moment of shaving now where it use to be a chore it now is something to look forward too. When you are able to attain that baby face smoothness without the irritation it is worth every penny spent on the equipment to get that feeling. Wait, what?! You actually save money and the environment by doing DE wet shaving over those "the best a man can get" disposable razors?! I am sold on the shave, the experience and the lifestyle. I am now desiring to take it to the next level and attain a straight razor to master the art that was performed by my Grandfathers. When my boys are ready to start their shaving journey you can bet they will be learning the art of wet shaving from the beginning. Thanks to West Coast Shaving for keep prices fair and offering such a great selection so that I may attain a great shave every day and have a moment just for me before hitting the daily grind. Happy wet shaving gentlemen! Cheers!

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brooks February 26, 2015 6:09 PM
My friend collects brushes and different wet shaving items. He says it is the best way! This would be awesome for him.

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brooks February 26, 2015 8:41 PM
Being a female, I personally have not tried this, but My friend collects wet shaving items. This would be great gift for him.

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Josh O'Bryan February 26, 2015 11:35 PM
I started wetshaving about 10 years ago when I was having a hard time with the normal cartridge razors. They all seemed to give me bad skin the day after the shave. My search began. All I was looking for was a way to get a better shave. Little did I know it would turn into a hobby of mine that I really enjoyed. I love the variety of scents of the creams and soaps. Lathering them up every morning and getting a great shave going. I like that I can enjoy the first part of the morning and start the day off right.

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JamesinPoland February 27, 2015 10:10 AM
Wet Shaving is manly. You get a super close shave and a nice clean smell. You have to pay attention. Feel like I accomplished something when finished. It's just awesome!

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nate8 February 27, 2015 12:49 PM
I love to wet shave for the BBS feeling it gives my face and the pampering I give it when I brush on some great smelling lather. Also for the tradition in it :)

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Brent DeWitt February 27, 2015 7:23 PM
Started wet shaving with a DE in the 70s after throwing away the electric my dad gave me when I went away to college. Like many folks, got seduced by the Dark Side of plastic cartridges and goop in a can. Finally came back a little over a year ago and my chore is now my hobby as well. Nothing starts a morning better than warm foam and sharp steel!

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Eric Triplett February 27, 2015 8:10 PM
I'm so lucky to have WCS so close by. I purchased my first DE from you guys and I was immediately hooked . Been a customer before they moved to their current location and have always enjoyed the great attention when I stop by. My supplies are low so I'll be stopping in again even if I don't win ??

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Lucas Abner February 27, 2015 10:42 PM
I have been wet shaving for 2 years now. I like to do what works the best not what is most convenient and prefer a quality product. Which would do you prefer some blue goop that oozed out of a can and a razor that is 95% plastic, or do you prefer a warm hand whipped lather on your face and the weight of a well crafted razor in your hand? Pretty easy question to answer right. I enjoy the ritual of it all. It's a great feeling when you have taken the time and do the job right and end up with a great shave. I'm so glad I made the switch to wet shaving and I am not going back.

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Chili Head February 28, 2015 12:54 PM
I just started wet shaving a little over a month ago. With the products ive purchased from westcoastshaving ive gotten better. I like the fair prices and quick shipping as well. This is the first store i look at when im searching for something new to try.

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Jon Williams February 28, 2015 3:40 PM
Why do I love wet shaving? I can say something about it that I can't say about electric shaving or shaving with a can of foam and a cartridge razor-I enjoy wet shaving! Shaving used to be a chore, something I felt like I had to do. Wet shaving changed that for me. It is enjoyable just looking at all the different products that you can use and deciding what to try next- the possibilities are just about endless! Years ago I stopped wet shaving because I just couldn't find any products near where I lived, then I found WCS by accident and I'm certainly glad I did. Anyone that shops at WCS can be thankful for such a great company that offers great service and top products at great prices!

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BMARTIN March 1, 2015 2:07 AM
Wet shaving is the best

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Don Hidalgo March 4, 2015 1:59 PM
I love it because it reminds me of my Abuelo.