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Barbershop

Don't you love the nostalgia of a childhood scent? Does it bring you back to "that" moment? If "that" moment includes a striped pole, plate glass window, newspaper strewn leather chairs, the quiet snip of a scissors, and combs suspended in a jar of translucent liquid. 
  • Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Barbershop-West Coast Shaving
    $13.75

    Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Barbershop

    103 reviews

    Artisan shave soap from Stirling Tallow, glycerin, and lanolin create a thick, slick lather Scented with a traditional barbershop aroma Stirling...

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  • Barrister and Mann Excelsior Shaving Soap-Seville-West Coast Shaving
    from $15.99

    Barrister and Mann Excelsior Shaving Soap

    20 reviews

    A handcrafted, tallow-based shaving soap Loaded with tallow, glycerin, and Kokum Butter Scented with a traditional barbershop aroma for a great an...

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  • Barrister and Mann Reserve Shaving Soap-Waves-West Coast Shaving
    $17.99

    Barrister and Mann Reserve Shaving Soap

    8 reviews

    A handcrafted, tallow-based shaving soap Loaded with tallow, glycerin, & coconut oil Choose your scent from the drop down menu Barrister and ...

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  • Chiseled Face Shaving Soap
    $14.95

    Chiseled Face Shaving Soap

    57 reviews

    Artisan, tallow-based soap from Chiseled Face Loaded with moisturizing ingredients for a smooth gliding shave Choose your scent from the dropdown ...

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  • Moon Soaps Shaving Soap, Union-West Coast Shaving
    $20.00

    Moon Soaps Shaving Soap, Union

    12 reviews

    Tallow-based, lathering Shaving Soap Scented with lemon, sandalwood, oakmoss, amber musk, bay, & a touch of nutmeg This shaving soap has a mat...

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  • Fine Classic Shaving Soap in Bowl, American Blend-West Coast Shaving
    $24.00

    Fine Classic Shaving Soap in Bowl, American Blend

    11 reviews

    Traditional shaving soap Premium Tallow/Veggie Hybrid Base Scented with fern, oakmoss, patchouli, lavender, and geranium Retro, throwback, tradi...

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  • Zingari Man Tallow Shaving Soap, Wanderer-West Coast Shaving
    $21.00

    Zingari Man Tallow Shaving Soap, Wanderer

    4 reviews

    Traditional, lathering shaving soap Tallow-based Scented with a barbershop aroma: bergamot, citrus, oakmoss, basil, patchouli  Focusing on...

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  • Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Morir Sonando-West Coast Shaving
    $18.00

    Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Morir Sonando

    Shaving Soap with Duck Fat base Scented with creamy, dreamy orange Also available in a matching aftershave splash  Based out of Chicago, Vida is ...

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  • Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Animal Crackers-West Coast Shaving
    $18.00

    Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Animal Crackers

    The childhood scent of buttery Animal Crackers in our luxurious Canard Base A traditional hot process handmade shaving soap formulated especially ...

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  • Marting Soaps Shaving Soap, Legend-West Coast Shaving
    $20.00

    Marting Soaps Shaving Soap, Legend

    5 reviews

    Traditional Lathering shaving soap Tallow-based Scented with sandalwood, vanilla, citrus, black currant, pineapple, honeydew, muguet, water lily, ...

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  • Catie's Bubbles Shaving Soap, Tonsorial Parlour, 4oz-West Coast Shaving
    $14.00

    Catie's Bubbles Shaving Soap, Tonsorial Parlour, 4oz

    3 reviews

    Handcrafted, artisan shaving soap from Catie's Bubbles Vegetable and fruit-based with coconut oil and glycerin Scented with citrus, floral, and po...

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  • Moon Soaps Shaving Soap, Old School-West Coast Shaving
    $19.99

    Moon Soaps Shaving Soap, Old School

    6 reviews

    Tallow-based, traditional lathering shave soap Scented with an "old school" aroma of tobacco, vetiver, leather, woods, and vanilla This shaving s...

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  • Soap Commander Shaving Soap, Honor-West Coast Shaving
    $15.00

    Soap Commander Shaving Soap, Honor

    8 reviews

    Vegan-based artisan shaving soap Loaded with shea butter, coconut oil, & glycerin Scented with Soap Commander's take on traditional barbershop...

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  • Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Caoba-West Coast Shaving
    $18.00

    Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Caoba

    1 review

    Dark, warm, woody and masculine Scent notes: Bergamot, clove, cardamom, rose, incense, patchouli, amber, vanilla and mahogany A traditional hot p...

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  • Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Boyd-West Coast Shaving
    $18.00

    Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Boyd

    A classic clean scent from a famous bird in our bathtub that we all know and love in our luxurious Canard Base A traditional hot process handmade...

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  • K Shave Worx Shaving Soap, Shaping Up-West Coast Shaving
    $19.99

    K Shave Worx Shaving Soap, Shaping Up

    1 review

    Traditional Lathering Shaving Soap Tallow-based Scented with a spicy masculine fragrance Kevin & Kelly Daugherty are the "K" in K Shave Worx...

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  • Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Shepherd-West Coast Shaving
    $18.00

    Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Shepherd

    A spicy chypre for the fall. Reminiscent mens colognes from the 70s, this is a warm, spicy, woody fragrance Oriental in character, cool, deep, ri...

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  • Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Classic Clean-West Coast Shaving
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    $18.00

    Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Classic Clean

    1 review

    Lathering Shaving Soap With Duck Fat base scent notes: tobacco blossom, caramel, mandarin, rose, honey West Coast Shaving is pleased to carry ...

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  • Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Unscented-West Coast Shaving
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    $18.00

    Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Unscented

    Lathering Shaving Soap With Duck Fat base Unscented West Coast Shaving is pleased to carry this amazing line of shaving soaps, balms, and splash...

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  • WCS Shaving Soap, Gatsby V2-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $21.98
    Current price $17.58

    WCS Shaving Soap, Gatsby V2

    7 reviews

    Second Generation shaving soap Duck fat base Scented with a barbershop aroma with cologne-like notes. We're at it again! Testing, reviewing, expe...

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  • Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, No. 11-West Coast Shaving
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    $18.00

    Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, No. 11

    2 reviews

    Lathering Shaving Soap With Duck Fat base Barbershop scent inspired by Replica from Maison Margiela West Coast Shaving is pleased to carry this ...

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  • Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap Refill-West Coast Shaving
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    $13.00

    Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap Refill

    113 reviews

    Best selling soap from Mitchell's Wool Fat Exceptional lathering and protection Great for sensitive skin It was in the early 1930's that Bradfor...

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  • Noble Otter Barrbarr Shaving Soap-West Coast Shaving
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    $14.40

    Noble Otter Barrbarr Shaving Soap

    1 review

    Traditional shaving soap Tallow-based Scented with a classic barbershop aroma Noble Otter is a Cody Wick and his wife. They began making bath soa...

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  • Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Polar-West Coast Shaving
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    $18.00

    Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Polar

    Lathering Shaving Soap With Duck Fat base Mentholated West Coast Shaving is pleased to carry this amazing line of shaving soaps, balms, an...

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Is shaving soap better than shaving cream?

As you might expect, the answer is “it depends”. When you want to whip up a lather quickly, a shaving cream is often a good choice. However, a shaving soap has a base that allows for many more ingredients. So, if you are looking to get a good moisturizing, protective, long-lasting lather, then you will probably want to stick with shaving soaps. It might take a little longer to get a good lather, but the time spent is worth it.

Is shaving soap necessary to wet shaving?

Some sort of protection is vital to a wet shave. You will really do a number on your face if you attempt to take a blade to your skin without the benefit of some sort of lubrication. Many classic wet shavers will choose to lather up a shaving soap, but you could use a cream, gel, or even an oil. However, your results are definitely improved when you choose products that are designed for the specific purpose of shaving.

Can I shave with regular soap?

The short answer is yes. However, as stated above, your results with wet shaving are greatly enhanced when you use the products designed for it. Shaving soaps are formulated to create thick, rich (protective) lathers that stay on the face and loaded with ingredients to moisturize and nourish your skin post-shave. A regular soap might produce an airy, bubbly lather that doesn’t provide much protection and a post shave that leaves you dry and cracked.

Do you leave shaving soap in the mug or bowl?

Many artisans today are loading their soap into containers/tubs that are perfect for lathering. They are wide-mouthed and over-sized just for the purpose of lathering. If you are using a puck or refill, then there isn’t any reason why you couldn’t leave it in the bowl or mug. With any shaving soap, however, it is important to rinse off the excess lather and leave it out to dry as much as possible. This will increase its longevity and reduce waste if it sits wet.

Will shaving soap get too old to use?

Unlike a shaving cream, a shaving soap generally does not get too old to use. Like a bar of soap, shaving soap can last and last. Technically, the biggest thing happening over time is that more water evaporates from the soap (but that can actually improve the soap, this is what triple-milling does). However, the scent will gradually fade over time so you don’t want to hold onto your soap forever.