A Cut Above


Whether they’re smooth shaven or sporting well-shorn whiskers, gentlemen-—and their facial hair—will look their best with these high-end razors and shaving accessories.

By Emily L. Foley

There’s never been a time in history when the breadth of men’s facial hairstyles has been so broad. While some men may keep their faces clean-shaven, others use their faces as a canvas to express their true personalities. Whether he’s creating a carefully sculpted goatee or a sophisticated soul patch, every man needs tools and products he can rely on to provide him with precision, ease and perfectly primed skin. Here, find a selection of some of the best products available for creating the perfect shave.

Baxter of California Not.a.Replica

Blue Steel “Not a Replica” straight razor by Baxter of California, at Barneys New York (888-222-7639; barneys.com)


Compact Verona razor with hand-stitched leather pouch by Hommage, available online (866-557-0481; hommageshoponline.com)


Series 7-790 cordless shaver in noble metal/black by Braun, at The Art of Shaving

Art of Shaving Chrome Futura Safety Razor

Chrome Futura safety razor with straight comb and double-edge blade by Merkur, at The Art of Shaving (800-493-2212; theartofshaving.com)

CREED Shaving Soap - Green Irish Tweed


Green Irish Tweed shaving soap and bowl by CREED, at Neiman Marcus (888-888-4757; neimanmarcus.com)

acqua di parma Collezione Barbiere Razor & Stand

Collezione Barbiere razor and stand by Acqua di Parma, at Neiman Marcus (888-888-4757; neimanmarcus.com)

LAB Series RazorBurnRelief

Razor Burn Relief Ultra post-shave lotion by LAB Series, at Bloomingdale’s (800-777-0000; bloomingdales.com)

Jack Black PurePerformance

Pure Performance ultra-hygienic shave brush by Jack Black, at Nordstrom (888-282-6060; nordstrom.com)