Let’s be serious for a minute. Does anybody truly need a luxury razor? From a purely performance perspective, no. Of course they don’t. But what is life if we can’t enjoy nice things? For us, we simply can’t deny the allure of handling a perfectly crafted piece of equipment – especially when it comes to razors. It’s all about the experience. So whether it’s their designs features or accompanying accessories, here’s what we think are the best luxury razors money can buy.
Best Luxury Safety Razors
We understand some men find safety razors more trouble (and danger) than they’re worth. But we think a safety razor can a thing a beauty and can really add some joy to an otherwise fairly mundane routine. There’s undoubtedly a certain romance to a safety razor, so revel in the craftsmanship and with these luxury safety razors…
Perfect for first time double-edge razor users, the Feather AS-D2 is a high-end double edge safety razor that guarantees a close shave while also being incredibly gentle on the skin. With the AS-D2, you’ll find that the majority of the weight is in the head rather than the handle, making it an extremely well-balanced razor which provides feedback. Additionally, the razor handle is also engraved, making it easy to handle during a wet shave.
Pils Safety Razor (£174.76)
Pils is a premium German shaving company which has a reputation the world over. And their hand-built Safety Razor is simply one of the best on the market. Made of solid stainless steel, the razor exudes shaving craftsmanship with the heavy and robust handle sitting snugly in the palm and providing some much needed grip for a precise shave. The head of the razor is also made completely of stainless steel, which as well as giving it stability, also makes it extremely durable. Thanks to its robustness, the Pils Safety Razor is especially suited for strong beard growth.
Having been carefully crafting shaving accessories since 1805, Truefitt & Hill have a reputation in the UK like no-one else. And we love their Sheffield style razor with Double Edge fixing. Made in its namesake city, the specially weighted and ergonomically hand-crafted razor handles are designed to assist in giving you the smoothest, safest shave possible. Finished in polished stainless steel, the design is simple and ergonomic. For us, it oozes class.
Best Luxury Cartridge Wet Razors
But if you want to elevate your standard cartridge wet razor, there are still plenty of options out there for you if it’s luxury you’re after. Ideal for men always on the go, all of the luxury wet razors on our list use Gillette Fusion blades, so cartridges are readily available…
Established in 1854 by Jeremiah Taylor on London’s fashionable Bond Street, Taylor of Old Bond Street are one of the oldest and most respected barbershops in the world. So it should come as no surprise that we absolutely love their range of luxury razors. Our favourite, however, is the finely crafted Fusion Razor, made from birch wood and chrome. Sophisticated and stylish, this razor will look the part in any bathroom or vanity kit.
They may not produce masses of shaving equipment, but Acqua di Parma and their ‘Collezione Barbiere’ range still deserve recognition. A contemporary and unmistakeably Italian revisiting of the traditional art of shaving, the collection’s Razor and Stand is a modern masterpiece. The wenge wood and burnished brass handle combine Italian craftsmanship and ergonomic design, with the innovative arched shape providing a balanced distribution of weight at the base of the handle to guarantee a firm, steady grip for a safe and close shave.
Bolin Webb is one of the most talked about luxury shaving brands in the country these days and we love their award-winning X1 Razor. Engineered and made in England, the razor raises the bar for innovative grooming design, combining distinctive handle ergonomics and shaving precision. The razor is constructed with premium carbon fibre from Reverie – the leading supplier of carbon fibre to luxury sports cars in the UK. The panel is hand laid, cut, cured and carefully trimmed to size before being hand sprayed with five layers of acrylic clear coat for durability. Paired with the brand’s innovative magnetic gravity stand, the Bolin Webb X1 Carbon Fibre Razor might well be the pinnacle of luxury contemporary shaving.