It took years for my facial hair to come in. Growing up, I considered shaving as the ultimate rite of passage for guys. Once you could shave, you were a man – and you got all of the rewards that came with manhood. Instead, I was a post-pubescent teenager with nothing to show except peach fuzz and a face full of pimples.
It wasn’t until my freshman year of college that shaving became part of my weekly routine and – boy – I was so darn excited! Since then, I’ve become a self-dubbed expert when it comes to razors, creams, after-shaves, and balms; I’ve literally tried them all … well, maybe not all, but plenty!
I started using products from The Art of Shaving a few years back after discovering their soft-as-cotton unscented shaving cream. As someone with incredibly sensitive skin, it’s easy for me to write off products that don’t cater to my needs but I’ve always found The Art of Shaving’s catalog to hit the checkmarks on my list.
Recently, The Art of Shaving released a much-anticipated collection of sport-inspired razors called The Morris Park Collection. I got a chance to attend the launch event and see the inspiration behind the collection: vintage sports cars, New York City, and a touch of old-school Mad Men style for the modern guy.
After test-driving the collection, I can say (with confidence) that this is a razor I’ll want to keep around. It doesn’t hurt that they’re fun to look at and use. I’ll never say no to a sporty addition to my everyday arsenal.
Scout Sixteen is a lifestyle blog from Justin Livingston. Justin grew up in Mississippi but relocated to New York City in 2008. On Scout Sixteen, Justin shares his passion in fashion, travel, food and drink, and mental wellness.