So it’s official. I’m a member of the Dollar Shave Club.
The Freemasons wouldn’t have me. The Illuminati said “Illumi-nopey!” Even the Friar’s Club and the Shriners told me I didn’t meet their high standards.
But the Dollar Shave Club took me in. So here’s my review. But first, here’s my shave box:
I know. You were hoping to get an inside look at my toiletries, you weirdoes.
I’ve been interested in this for awhile, mostly because of the company’s funny, in-your-face commercials, like this one:
I have to admit, I’m not a daily shaver. That’s mostly due to laziness. There’s a little bit of protest thrown in. Long ago men were able to let their facial hair fly. We were able to have all kinds of elaborate beards, mustaches and so on. But now women don’t like that so we have to bow to our XX chromosome overlords. Now we have to rely solely on our personalities to be interesting. Thanks ladies. Thanks a lot.
The premise is a) store bought blades are expensive and b) you’ll forget to buy them (I usually don’t get a new set of cartridges until my razor starts growing a foot.
That’s true with most things in life. You need X product. You never remember it when you’re at the store so you make due with it until it’s falling apart or gross or whatever and then you remember to get a new one.
Internet entrepreneurs will probably help us out with that one day. And it’ll be great. Until Skynet takes over.
On the site, dollarshaveclub.com, there are a varieties of options. They’ll give you a free handle. You can get a twin razor blade sent to you once a month for a buck, hence the name of the club.
Or you get go fancier and a little pricier. I went with “the Executive” – six blades, a little more expensive. I’m not sure if I just wanted to treat myself or maybe I just wanted to feel like a Fortune 500 CEO. (Sigh, I didn’t, but that’s besides the point.
It gave a pretty decent shave. I didn’t detect much difference between that and the Gillette razors I usually use. So now the razors will come once a month, 4 to a pack, change it every week.
Mostly, it’s just a fun little thing to look forward to.
They also have some bathroom products. I tried “Dr. Carver’s Shave Butter.” It’s basically a shave gel. It lubes up your face and gets the job done, but its mostly clear so it confused the hell out of me. I realize that means I have a low attention span but still, I prefer the foam because then I know where I have shaved and what still needs to be shaved.
I’m a busy, important man with a blog that caters to 3.5 readers. I don’t have time to remember what parts of my face I need to shave.
Would I recommend it? Yes. There are all kinds of Internet gift box companies. Give yourself a little monthly present to look forward to.
Will I keep up with it? Not sure. As I said, I’m not a daily shaver and often I wait until I’m as furry as the Yeti. When Video Game Rack Fighter starts beating the snot out of me with a broom because she thinks I’m the Yeti, then I know its time to shave.
At least she said she thought I was the Yeti. Hmmm…suspicious.