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Shaving Kits

We have broken out our men's shaving kit options into straight razor kits, safety razor kits, shaving product kits, travel kits, and mustache/beard/ hair kits. Browse and shop the shaving kit that's right for you!

  • Proraso Travel Shaving Kit-West Coast Shaving
    $15.00

    Proraso Travel Shaving Kit

    7 Reviews

    A set of shaving essentials from Proraso Includes pre & post cream, shaving cream, aftershave balm, & boar brush All items travel-sized fo...

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  • Genuine Ogallala Bay Rum Bonanza Pack-West Coast Shaving
    $17.95

    Genuine Ogallala Bay Rum Bonanza Pack

    14 reviews

    If you love Bay Rum (and we don't know of anyone who doesn't) then this gift set is perfect for you. You can try something different each day and d...

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  • Omega Shaving Cream and Brush with Stand Kit-West Coast Shaving
    $15.00

    Omega Shaving Cream and Brush with Stand Kit

    8 reviews

    Classic shaving kit Cream, brush, and stand Founded in 1931, Omega has been producing exceptional brushes for cosmetic, industry, and shaving use...

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  • WCS 5oz Soap Set, Pear-Brrr Shoppe-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $36.96
    Current price $29.57

    WCS 5oz Soap Set, Pear-Brrr Shoppe

    3 Reviews

    A COOLING FRUIT BARBERSHOP SCENT Our new soaps and splashes are top shelf. When we set out to create our next generation shaving soaps and creams, ...

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  • WCS 5oz Soap Set, Fougere-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $36.96
    Current price $29.57

    WCS 5oz Soap Set, Fougere

    1 review

    AN HERBACEOUS FOREST SCENT Our new soaps and splashes are top shelf. When we set out to create our next generation shaving soaps and creams, we wan...

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  • WCS 5oz Soap Set, Oriental-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $36.96
    Current price $29.57

    WCS 5oz Soap Set, Oriental

    A SPICED - ROSE WOODS SCENT Our new soaps and splashes are top shelf. When we set out to create our next generation shaving soaps and creams, we wa...

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  • WCS 5oz Soap Set, Cologne-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $36.96
    Current price $29.57

    WCS 5oz Soap Set, Cologne

    1 review

    A DARK, MOSSY, FLORAL SCENT Our new soaps and splashes are top shelf. When we set out to create our next generation shaving soaps and creams, we wa...

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  • Oleo Soapworks Set, Empire-West Coast Shaving
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    $29.00

    Oleo Soapworks Set, Empire

    Artisan grooming set Includes shaving soap and aftershave splash Scented with a deep masculine aroma with notes of bergomot, elemi, pepper, gerani...

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  • WCS 5oz Soap Set, Chypre-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $36.96
    Current price $29.57

    WCS 5oz Soap Set, Chypre

    A CITRUS RESIN SCENT Our new soaps and splashes are top shelf. When we set out to create our next generation shaving soaps and creams, we wanted ph...

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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.