HELP: Old School Wet Shavers!

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    HELP: Old School Wet Shavers!

    Hi i'm new to this forum but have been living in HK for a few years now.
    I've looked around but can't seem to find any wet shaving supplies besides soap (Crabtree & Evelyn)...

    I'm looking specifically for a badger hair brush if anyone knows where stocks them.
    A shop that sells DE Safety Razors and/or blades would also be good.

    Thanks,
    Martin


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    I bought my husband some shaving stuff from Strawberrynet. That included a badger hair shave brush.

    Discount Men's Skin Care Products - StrawberryNet (Hong Kong)

    The brand I bought was eShave but they also have Art of Shaving stuff.


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    Ok thanks, i'll keep that in mind. However for me, ordering online is a last resort.
    I prefer to actually see the product and compare with others before making the decision to buy it.


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    You may want to look at the basement of Landmark. Not sure if Joyce Grooming has what you need but I think i saw them selling wet shaving stuff

    some previous discussion...

    http://hongkong.geoexpat.com/forum/32/thread183241.html

    Last edited by blueagles; 07-06-2012 at 08:08 PM. Reason: added link

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    Both Gentleman's Tonic and the Mandarin Barber will have some stuff.


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    Thanks guys, seems like the basement level at the Landmark has what i'm looking for.


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    Well here's what i've discovered on my own -

    Shaving Soaps: You can buy TABAC, which is the best traditional shaving soap and it comes in a bowl. I ordered mine online which was a big mistake cause of shipping fees (it only costs $240 in all the shops i've seen it at).
    Shaving Creams: Bigger selection than shaving soaps, you can get TABAC shaving cream, Taylor of Old Bond Street, and a couple of others (some brushless creams too).
    Aftershave: Again you can find TABAC aftershave lotion in Hong Kong quite easily, there are other brands like Old Spice, Brut, and many other good quality ones around.
    Shaving Brushes: Proper badger hair brushes can be found in Hong Kong but I've only seen a decent selection in one store.
    Razors and Blades: Almost impossible to find good quality/reputable razors and blades, so far I haven't found any in Hong Kong....


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    You can get a decent range of supplies at Fanda in Central.
    The basement of the landmark has some good stuff too, but way overpriced.
    I bought all my stuff from shaving.ie


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob2020:
    You can get a decent range of supplies at Fanda in Central.
    The basement of the landmark has some good stuff too, but way overpriced.
    I bought all my stuff from shaving.ie
    Yeah Fanda pharmacy is by far the best in town for shaving supplies. There's a branch in Central and another in Tsim Sha Tsui (more brushes here). Another shop further up Nathan Road towards Jordan (1 min away from Fanda) and on the same side of the road has a similar range as well.