DE Shaving Sacrilege – infidelity in a dump hotel

Dear DE Shavers,

I want to share something with you which I’ve been keeping secret for far too long now. I’ve been carrying this deep dark secret around inside, and believe me it’s been no small burden on me personally or emotionally. Until now nobody has known about this, or almost nobody has known about it, except for me. Read more

Getting gouged or finding value- what do YOU prefer?

A man shouldn’t even call himself a man unless he can, at the very least, be honest with himself. Do you agree with me so far? Look, you don’t have to agree with me. Don’t agree with me, that’s fine. As I’ve said elsewhere on this website, I’ve made a total mess of my own life, I’ve made every possible mistake in the book, in fact in my profound stupidity I’ve somehow managed to figure out ways of making new mistakes which weren’t even in the book in the first place. I’m a complete and total idiot. Read more

Shaving Sticks

Dear Reader,

The last time I posted an article on this website (“Don’t call it Badger and Blade, call it Sissies and Stiffs“) was on October 31st, 2011. Do you realize that that’s almost three full years ago? I hope that the last three years of your life have been pleasant. If on the whole these last three years have been unpleasant, then I hope you’ve at least learned something- about yourself, about life, your career, something.

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Don’t call it Badger and Blade, call it Sissies and Stiffs

Dear Visitor to Baby Butt Smooth dot com, This Sunday morning I suffered a most terrible shock. About a week or two ago, I became a member of the world famous DE shaving forum, “Badger and Blade.” This is the website which serious DE shavers from all over the world visit in order to discuss important matters relating to DE shaving. Being fairly new to the international DE shaving community, I was somewhat timid about coming out as a member. I didn’t know how I should introduce myself, or what I should say. I certainly craved acceptance, but exactly how was I going to go about earning the respect of my fellow members in the Badger and Blade community? I wasn’t sure… Read more

Manly Man or Gentleman

Dear Reader/Shaver,

The fact that you shave- that does not make you a “man.” Unfortunately, some businesses out there, in order to push product, try playing on that tired old theme, that shaving “makes you a man- a REAL man!” Another thing: the fact that you shave with expensive high end shaving equipment- that does not make you a “gentleman.” Please allow me to present my case…
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Merkur 37C Slant Bar Razor and Feather Blades

Dear Visitor to Baby Butt Smooth dot com,

Once again I find that the very best and most appropriate way for me to impart my thoughts, feelings and ideas on DE shaving, is to share with you some correspondence between myself and a good DE shaving friend named Oliver. Oliver is the individual who deserves the credit for waking me up to Feather razor blades from Japan. He’s also the one who, as you will see below, deserves the credit for inspiring me to take the next step in DE shaving- the Merkur 37C Slantbar DE razor. I’m not there yet but I’m on my way, and I have Oliver to thank for this…

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The Axis Powers of DE Shaving

As mentioned in my Introduction to DE Shaving, I began my DE shaving adventure with a Merkur 34C, a big box of Derby blades, and a hard stick soap whose brand name was Viabra. I then sought out and spoke with an extremely knowledgeable guy in London who told me to try Proraso CREAM; I’ve been using it ever since, in place of the hard stick soap…
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DE Shaving and Mad Men

I don’t know, there must be some kind of a connection here, no? You couldn’t picture Donald Draper using some cheap jive plastic disposable multi-blade cartridge, could you? Of course not. Don obviously was a man that used a good old heavy metal double edge razor, which he loaded up with stainless steel double edge razor blades…
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DE Shaving Bowls and Skuttles- Just Say No

I want to beg men everywhere who are involved in DE shaving to please consider the following simple fact: if/when you buy yourself, and use, a fancy, expensive and mysterious looking shaving bowl, or an ancient looking shaving skuttle like the kind Charles Dickens used when nobody had sinks with running water- then this is what will happen. Your wife, girlfriend, female companion, male lover, partner- will then be able to go on wasting money on clothing and shoes and there won’t be a thing you can say to stop them…
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DE Shaving- My Own Story

When a man doesn’t shave, it is often interpreted as signifying one of two things: either he’s cool, and beard growth is part of his cool look- or else he’s having a hard time- he’s down and out, unemployed, addicted to drugs, alcoholic, God knows what, something questionable…
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