Adding More Brushes:

Well it's time to add some new brushes to my collection. These 2 brushes that you see are the ONLY ones that I have at the moment. This decision came about after I bought my dad a synthetic and smaller version of my Omega 10049 Boar hair brush and it was one of the softest brushes I've ever seen in wet shaving. I've had an old cheap William's shave brush that didn't last but a week and I've also tried the Van Der Hagen brush that comes with that little shave kit you can buy at various retailers around the country. The stand is the ONLY thing left out of that entire kit which was too bad because that was a really nice apothecary shave mug too. That brush only lasted 2 weeks and that was after I attempted to use the hot glue gun to fix it which turned out to be a bad idea. So I upgraded to Edwin Jagger's brushes which turned out to be a expensive mistake. I think I spent around $50 dollars for one of their synthetic knots and I also tried their $25 dollar brushes as well. Not good was a huge understatement at that time. The reason I say this is because it was well over a year ago and synthetic brush makers have stepped up their game since then. I've also noticed that the artisan brush market really took off over the past year as well which I'm also considering and is currently a favorite choice at the moment. So far Omega has been a really awesome brush line and a lot of people really seem to love them especially their synthetics. I really can't afford a Savile Row badger brush at the moment plus I've still got to get a few more honing stones just yet, so I really don't know when I'll be getting a new brush. Plus after I finish buying my honing stones, I'll be taking a break from buying any more shaving gear or soaps for a while. The main reason is because I want to start saving up my money for some much needed outdoor equipment:

Ike & The 207:

Tonight's shave felt extremely good. Tonight I decided to go with a Skin Bracer  themed shave so I went with Strike Gold Shave  and the...