Dressed to the nines, chic, GQ, snazzy, swag, flawless, on fleek. Whatever your slang of choice, West Coast Shaving is all about making sure you have the tools to step out in style. So whether you need to rock a mohawk or groom a face fleece, we’ve got you covered. If you shave every day or just when the spirit moves, we can handle that. We’ve got scents, splashes, and soaps to improve your mood AND your look. But sometimes we need help with the intangibles –what do you wear on the first date, which shoes go with meeting the parents, or even if your watch says “hire me”. When you really want to be in the know, you go to the experts.
So we sat down for a little Q&A with Denny Balmaceda, fashion influencer, blogger, internet icon.
Photographer: Joan Michel / Photo Assistant: Joseph Rivera
Since 2007, Denny has been leading the charge in menswear styling. First through Facebook and then on to Instagram and other social media outlets, Denny has inspired 90k+ followers from around the globe. Leading with the idea that fashion is temporary and style is independent of that, he encourages men to see style as storytelling. Dress confidently.
- Razor: West Coast Shaving Natural Collection Razor 38WS, Rosewood & White Ash
- Brush: Simpson Chubby 2 Super Badger Shaving Brush CH2
- Shaving Soap: West Coast Shaving, Shaving Soap, Winter Spice
- Comb: Cowboy Comb, Black
- Shaving Bowl: Hand Thrown Lather Bowl, Black & Gold
Denny: Recently, I've worked with Joseph Abboud on a few collaborations like custom suits and traveling with the brand. I take pride on myself for being a content creator that prefers repeat partnerships over one-offs so it's been incredible to build a relationship with one of my favorite brands. I also got the chance to attend SXSW last March on behalf of Sperry, a brand I've worn and blogged about for a while. The brand put myself and other influencers in a house and we got to experience the event and help each other to create content.
WCS: At what point did you feel that you made a career being an influencer and why?
WCS: What do you use to shve your face and how often do you shave?
Day or night?
Denny: I've been growing my goatee since the day after my wedding. I usually shower at night and so that's when I'll shave or trim any stragglers.
The Lawyer Look
"The Edwin Jagger Faux Ivory Razor is a classic traditional razor, but elegant. The razor is slightly heavier to provide that extra smooth shave. The Simpson Commodore X1 Best Badger Brush is a perfect brush to use with the Stirling Sharp Dress Man Soap. The Commordore will help whip up the perfect lather and the Scent of the Sharp Dress Man is very masculine, but still impresses the ladies. Following up with the Speick Active Aftershave Splash provides a nice soothing feeling without much of a sting. The scent is not to overpowering, but has a scent of a true gentleman."
The Accountant Look:
"The Feather AS-D2 razor is an impressive piece of art and the quality of the shave is one of the best. The razor is milder, but with a Feather Razor Blade in the razor will provide one magical experience. The De Vinci 290 Silvertip is a very unique brush and lathers easily. Using the Truefitt & Hill Grafton Shaving Cream will give you that luxurious experience every gentleman is looking for. The scent has a unique spicy and woody fragrance with a hint of leather that will become a favorite of your routine. Followed with the Grafton Aftershave Splash will soothing the skin and the scent will last a little while to give you that unique scent. The Grafton will make you feel Dapper each time you use the shave cream and aftershave."