Hello everyone and welcome to my first product review. If you are wondering why I chose a shaving mug for my first product review, I don't blame you, but give me a chance to explain. Earlier this week I received my first order of Fine Accoutrements shaving products. I was immediately impressed with the quality of the aftershaves. I will save a complete review for later, but I will say this: for the price, you cannot beat these aftershaves. The scents are incredible.
I was also impressed with the quality of the shave brushes I ordered. I only ordered the badger brushes, but I must say that for the price, they are top notch. And then I opened the case of shaving mugs, and I must say that I was initially very underwhelmed.
Before I begin, I intentionally did not use the Fine Accoutrements shaving brush for this review. I used a brush from my collection that I am very familiar with. This way I knew I would only be testing the bowl, not the brush.
The same thing with the lather. I always make what is called uberlather, which is a combination of shaving soap, shaving cream and glycerin. For this review, I used a very familiar shaving soap and shaving cream so that I would be testing the bowl, not the lather.
I also love the way Fine incorporated a brush rest into the handle. This too is nothing new, but this brush rest actually works. I used the largest brush in my collection for this test, and it held it with no problem. And the handle fits very comfortably into your hand.
Although this picture does not do justice, this is how your lather should look. It should look like pie meringue prior to being baked. I will do an upcoming post describing how to make uberlather.
Although I was initially very underwhelmed by the looks of this mug, it has quickly become my favorite. Fine Accoutrements has done a very Fine job of making a very Fine shaving mug.
Until next time, Cheers.