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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!

  • WCS Starter Kit-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $65.98
    Current price $52.78

    WCS Starter Kit

    4 reviews

    Curated starter kit from West Coast Shaving 4 items: razor, brush (variations due to inventory), soap (seasonal variations), & blades Great t...

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  • Proraso Set, Menthol and Eucalyptus-KT-PRO-001-West Coast Shaving
    $37.00

    Proraso Set, Menthol and Eucalyptus

    14 reviews

    A set of 3- shaving essentials from Proraso Includes pre & post cream, shaving cream, and aftershave balm Menthol & Eucalyptus is the ori...

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  • Proraso Vintage Toccasana Tin: Sensitive Shaving Kit-KT-PRO-005-West Coast Shaving
    $32.00

    Proraso Vintage Toccasana Tin: Sensitive Shaving Kit

    7 reviews

    Shaving Kit with 3 full size Proraso items White line for sensitive skin Packaged in a vintage black & white tin Proraso has been at the hea...

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  • Proraso Vintage Prima Dopo Tin: Nourish Shaving Kit-KT-PRO-006-West Coast Shaving
    $32.00

    Proraso Vintage Prima Dopo Tin: Nourish Shaving Kit

    7 reviews

    Shaving Kit with 3 full size Proraso items nourishing shea butter & sandalwood Packaged in a vintage tin with throw-back advertising Proraso ...

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  • Taylor's Set, Mr. Taylor-KT-TAY-005-West Coast Shaving
    $41.98

    Taylor's Set, Mr. Taylor

    5 reviews

    A set of Mr Taylor scented products 3 items: aftershave balm, shaving cream, and bath soap Scented with lavender, bergamot, geranium, cedar, moss,...

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  • Ogallala Set, Bay Rum and Sandalwood-KT-OGA-004-West Coast Shaving
    $34.98

    Ogallala Set, Bay Rum and Sandalwood

    2 reviews

    A great set of complete grooming products from Ogallala Bay Rum Includes Ogallala Bay Rum Shaving Soap, Aftershave, Stick Deodorant, & Bath S...

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  • Taylor's Set, Sandalwood-West Coast Shaving
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    $59.98

    Taylor's Set, Sandalwood

    4 Reviews

    An elegant and masculine grooming set with Taylor Of Old Bond Street 3 items: pre-shave, shaving cream, and aftershave lotion Scented with Taylor'...

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  • Proraso Vintage Gino Tin: Refresh Shaving Kit-KT-PRO-004-West Coast Shaving
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    $32.00

    Proraso Vintage Gino Tin: Refresh Shaving Kit

    6 reviews

    Shaving Kit with 3 full size Proraso items Classic, green line with eucalyptus & menthol Packaged in a vintage tin with 50s Proraso spokesman,...

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  • Taylor's Set, Eton College-KT-TAY-003-West Coast Shaving
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    $47.98

    Taylor's Set, Eton College

    8 reviews

    A set of Eton College scented products 3 Items: shaving cream, aftershave lotion, and bath soap Scented with dominant citrus notes on a base of pa...

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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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  • Barrister and Mann Beaudelaire Shaving Soap & Aftershave Balm Set-West Coast Shaving
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    $33.99

    Barrister and Mann Beaudelaire Shaving Soap & Aftershave Balm Set

    West Coast Shaving Exclusive Shaving Soap & Aftershave With skin-nourishing ingredients Scented with fougere notes and Mousse de Saxe Have y...

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  • Barrister and Mann Beaudelaire Shaving Soap & Aftershave Splash Set-West Coast Shaving
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    $41.98

    Barrister and Mann Beaudelaire Shaving Soap & Aftershave Splash Set

    5 reviews

    West Coast Shaving Exclusive Shaving Soap and After Shave Splash With skin-nourishing ingredients Scented with fougere notes and Mousse de Saxe H...

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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.