The initial inspiration for The Shave Shoppe began in the 1950's when Arven opened up his first barbershop in a small town of Wyoming. Back in those days a guy would walk in for a haircut and a shave. There's nothing quite like the time honored traditional hot towel shave performed by a straight razor artist...a skilled barber.
Over time the barbershop shave started to fade as American lifestyles sped up along with developing innovations in the safety razor industry.
Arven was my grandfather who led the path for my father who followed in his footsteps and became a barber, as did I, making us three generations involved in the barbering trade. To honor Arven, we opened our own barbershop with an emphasis on tradition. We started to offer for sale to our customers the tools needed for a guy to get a great barbershop shave in the comfort of their own home.
This style of shaving is known as "wet shaving". I soon got my husband hooked on wet shaving due to the superior closeness of the shave, as well as the long term cost saving benefit. He enjoyed the heritage of this grooming ritual so much he wanted more guys to get involved. With his 30 years of retail management experience his natural direction was to bring more wet shaving tools and training available for sale on the internet.
Of course, we weren't the first ones to think of this. As we searched out what was offered online we soon became lost in a sea of shaving confusion! To be different, we decided to curate a limited collection of tools and products that are of excellent quality for the money and how to use our products in the most straight forward way. Simple as that!
The mission of The Shave Shoppe is to take away the confusion...educate and provide the best tools and products presented in the most concise and clear manner so that every man can get the best shave possible. Here at The Shave Shoppe we believe that every guy can become a gentleman!
Angela, Johnny & Chaplin: The Distinguished Gentleman.