How to Choose a Top Cream or Soap:

One question that I often get asked is how I choose my top brand or favorite soap and cream. The answer is really simple, but it's not an easy task to choose a particular favorite soap or cream and brand of soaps and creams. I basically look at multiple areas and simply pick the best one that performs in all of those areas. I look at costs in short term, long term and how much I get for that particular soap or cream. I look at how well the soap or cream performs in terms of ease of use, scent, and post shave feel. I also look at longevity which is how long does a particular soap or cream lasts and wether or not the it's worth the price I paid for it. I also look at how easy they are to obtain. Are they easy to get or do they stay sold out all of the time? That's how I choose my top brands and/or top soaps and creams. As far as top brand goes for artisan based soaps, Soap Commander wins hands down. Top artisan soap choice goes to Soap Commander's "Vision" because it out performed every soap I have. Other soaps actually surpassed it in certain areas, but fell significantly short in others such as either costs or availability and some lacked important qualities such as cushioning ability which is a must have for me. As far as creams goes TOBS wins hands down. While others have surpassed it in terms of price and ease use and post shave feel, they're often hard to obtain or have an outrageous price point for minimal performance along with a terrible post shave feel. That's why top brand of creams goes to TOBS which is short for Taylor of Old Bond Street. Those are my top choices.

Mountain Man & The German 37:

Today's shave was fantastic. After a nice hot shower, I went with Stirling Soaps  and their "Mountain Man"  scented soap whic...