Whether you're an old pro at wetshaving or new to the game, the Merkur Heavy Classic Safety Razor ($49) will have you shaving more closely than ever before in no time. Handcrafted and double-edged, the Merkur's chunky body provides extra weight, letting you apply less pressure, resulting in a more comfortable, smoother shave.
Sure, there are cheaper shaving sets you could buy, but practically none that look this good. The Olive Wood Shaving Set ($200) is handmade in Germany, with olive wood handles, plated metal accents, silver-tipped badger hair in the brush, Gillette Mach 3 blades in the razor, and an included, minimalist stand.
Get a clean, close, and refreshing shave with Proraso Shaving Cream ($11). Made with eucalyptus oil, menthol, and glycerin, Proraso promises to soften even the heaviest of beards, leaving you with a smooth shave and well-moisturized, nourished skin.
Shaving oil or shaving cream? Get the best of both worlds with the Eyre BioBotanics Absolute Shaving System ($39). The organic, 100% natural shaving solution combines both Lemon Myrtle Shaving Oil and Kunzea Shaving Cream in a dual-chambered can, letting you prepare your skin for the shave with the oil, then lather on the rich cream to get a smooth, close, comfortable shave.
Get more power and longer life with less charging from the Wahl Lithium Ion Trimmer ($40). As the world's first groomer with a Lithium Ion battery, the new Wahl offers a one hour charging time, more than two hours of run time, and more than twice the torque of a normal NiMH/NiCad trimmer, and includes a charging base, trimmer blade, detailer, dual shaver, and clipper blade.
With a rugged rubber non-slip grip and ground steel, diamond-sharpened trimming blades, the Conair 2-In-1 Custom Styler ($30) is most definitely manly enough for your weekly buzz. The 24-piece grooming set includes blades for both head and facial hair trimming, along with a variety of attachments and extras, including 9 attachment combs, 3 jaw-line combs, a 5-position attachment comb, mustache comb, styling comb, barber scissors, barber cape, storage pouch, cleaning brush, and oil. But our favorite features is the turbo button that gives you an extra 15% power boost when making your way through thicker hair.
This two-sided trimmer sports a rotating head for nose and ear hair, and a reciprocating head for sideburns and facial hair. Powered by two 7200 RPM motors, the Ace Dual Action Trimmer ($30) has enough horsepower for even the hairiest of heads. It also features a diamond textured grip and ergonomic design for better control.
Add a touch of class to your shaving routine with C.O. Bigelow Razors ($49-$79). Featuring handles made from imitation ivory or ebony, these blades recall the days of main street barber shops, but balance the old-timey looks with advanced, replaceable Gillette Mach 3 blades. It's the best of both worlds.
Get a close shave while saving some wildlife with the Anthony Logistics For Men Whisker Lifter ($80). Performing like a silver-tipped badger brush, this oversized brush features soft, man-made bristles that help soften and lift beard hair to give you a barbershop-like shave. The brush boasts an anti-bacterial coating on the bristles, sports a high-gloss black handle, and comes with a matching stand.
As a result of the additional moisture, steam, and warmth, shaving in the shower provides many benefits, like a closer shave, smoother skin, and less mess. But you'll need a high-quality, fogless mirror in order to get the job done right. The ACE Fogless Shower Mirror ($24) uses a "water reservoir" to equalize the temperature of the mirror and eliminate fog, draining itself of water afterwards to prevent mildew. The acrylic mirror attaches to the shower wall with strong suction cups, and provides a flexible holder for your razor.
Does that two-o'clock shadow betray the fact that you're using a sub-par electric razor? The Emjoi RotoShave Rechargeable Electric Razor ($120) might be able to help. It combines the kind of close shave you thought you could only get from a razor blade with the advantages of a portable electric shaver. Nine rotating blades moving at 270 strokes per second glide over your skin, while a patented safety guard protects your face from nicks and cuts while preventing irritation. The RotoShave has two speed settings to accommodate light or heavy beards, and charges in its travel-friendly dock in under an hour.
Hair trimming is an important, even critical part of male grooming. To help us master this delicate art form, we need the right gear. The Braun BodyCruzer Body Groomer ($60) combines their most advanced, completely water-proof electric trimmer with Gillette's Fusion razor to create the ultimate in multi-purpose shaving technology. Trim and shave longer hairs in just one stroke with the powered electric precision trimmer, using an attachable comb to control hair length. Or use the Fusion blade and enjoy an incredibly close, comfortable shave as you completely remove hair from any body area. Just be careful, there are some things you don't want to remove.