It only makes sense that one of the most expensive shaving kits we've ever seen was designed by the same guy who designed one of the most expensive cars we've ever laid eyes on: the Rolls-Royce Phantom. The TwinLuxe Chrome Edition Shave Set ($800-$1,600) is a good match for the Phantom driver, featuring a devastatingly simple design with an integrated razor that packs Gillette Fusion blades, and a holder for the included dry TwinLuxe Shave Brush, all adorned in perfectly-polished chrome, solid white alumina ceramic, or a highly wear-resistant PVD coating. And if you're needing some skin and shaving creams, gels, and other products, they've got 'em, with bottles designed by the same Phantom vet.
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It might look a little odd, with its oversized head, but it's that head that helps the Panasonic Vortex Arc Shaver ($180) deliver a consistently close shave. Capable of wet or dry operation, the Arc features an ultra-thin foil, Nanotech blades that cut hairs off at their bases, Multi-Arc floating blades for uniform, even pressure on hard-to-shave spots like the chin, a blue LCD status display, a pop-up trimmer, and a fully automatic cleaning and charging system to ensure it's ready to go when you need it.
Finally decide to get rid of your 5 o'clock shadow once and for all? Ensure it stays gone with the Philips Norelco SensoTouch 3D Shaver ($240). This flagship shaver features three dynamic cutting elements mounted on a GyroFlex 3D platform, allowing it to conform to the curves and angles of your face, while the AquaTec seal lets you shave wet or dry. Other features include an automatic travel lock and carrying case, a zinc liquid metal frame, and a touch control display that lets you know when it's time to charge up.
You'd think that after all these years, someone would have figured out how to make a better nail clipper. And now they have. The Klhip ($50) is the result of reverse engineering the standard clipper, featuring a design that has you applying pressure directly above the blade, leading to smoother nails and no clippings on the floor. Made in the USA from surgical stainless steel and finished in an attractive satin, the Klhip may well be cure for that nasty nail biting habit.
Do you really need another excuse to splash booze on your face? If the answer's yes, check out Kyoku Sake Infused Shave Cream ($35). Apparently, sake "softens and intensely moisturizes the skin" — which would have only served as more incentive to down a bottle of Wakatake Daiginjo — and this mixture also includes silicone micro particles to help your blade glide across your burly, wind-hardened skin.
If you haven't noticed, we dig black around here. So it's no surprise that we're enchanted by the Baxter 45th Anniversary Razor ($345). Produced in a limited run, this commemorative cut throat razor features a handmade, blackened Hart Steel blade, a special black Horse Butt Leather sleeve from Makr Carry Goods, and a black handle to round out the darkness, which is broken up only by the 14k gold inlay "45" on the spine. Good for serious groomers and deranged, black-obsessed killers alike.
Prefer a permanent five o'clock shadow to a perfectly clean face? Then the Philips Norelco Stubble Trimmer ($35) may be right up your alley. Sporting nine length settings, this precise powerhouse can trim as close as 1mm, and does so comfortably thanks to a flexing guide comb and self-sharpening, hardened Inox steel blades. Just remember that it's for facial use only, lest you end up with an itchier downstairs than your buddy who picked up crabs on his last trip to Panama.
Remember that Fusion Chrome Power Shaving Set we told you about a while back? Well, now the set's optional, as is the "power." The Art of Shaving Fusion Chrome Razors ($100-$150) include the Fusion Chrome Power, the Fusion Chrome ProGlide Power, and the Fusion Chrome Manual, all featuring a perfectly balanced, nicely weighted and handcrafted polished chrome handle, as well as Gillette's smooth-gliding five-bladed Fusion shaving system. A great marriage of lasting elegance and disposable convenience, without the decidedly sporty blue and orange color scheme.
First came the BodyGroom, then the Professional BodyGrooming System, and now the Philips Norelco Bodygroom Pro ($70). This third-generation electric groomer offers a shaving head that moves from front-to-back and side-to-side, rounded blades and combs to prevent scratching, five length selections, and, of course, water-resistance for wet or dry use. Next up? The BodyGroom Pro XL, for dudes with really big, really hairy balls.
Thankfully abstaining from adding yet another edge to its multi-blade face, the new Gillette Fusion ProGlide ($11) improves on its predecessor in other ways. The blades that are there have been re-engineered to offer thinner, finer edges, and join a new blade stabilizer, streamlined comfort guard, a larger Lubrastrip, an enhanced precision trimmer, a larger, more comfortable handle, and, exclusively on the Power model ($13), a new microcomb that helps guide hairs to the blade, all resulting in a closer, more comfortable shave.
Keep your facial hair in check throughout the day with the Kent Mustache & Beard Comb ($9). Saw cut and handmade in England, this diminutive comb -- just over 3 inches in length -- is small enough to keep in your pocket for mid-day grooming, and is gentle enough to use on both the face and scalp.
Join the wet shaving crowd with the Baxter Safety Razor ($60). With a classic polished design, textured grip, and double edge blade, the Baxter is a nice way to get into the world of wet shaving, and comes complete in a black gift box with a pack of starter blades and an instructional card.