Once upon a time, all men shaved the same way - with a straight edge safety razor or ‘cut throat’ men's safety razor. There are many more options on the market now, men are provided with a choice of shaving styles, meaning you can find the ideal safety razor that suits your individual needs.

Arguably, the easiest option is that of multi-blade or cartridge razors. Whilst this is the shaving style you’re most likely to see advertised on TV, here at The Modern Man, we favour brands that are that little bit different as we believe their innovations help deliver optimum performance. We also have a popular range of exquisite handles, which have been designed to fit some of the most widely-used cartridges. They provide a touch of class to this swift style of shaving.

We have found that more and more men are now going back to double edge or ‘DE’ shaving. It’s little wonder, because in the right hands these heavy-duty razors offer stunningly close results, giving the shaver total control over the blade. DE razors use classic, disposable razor blades, which work out far cheaper than cartridge blades. Not only that, but with a wide choice of blade, this gives the modern man more choice over what he uses, which allows him to find a blade suited to his skin type. Featuring both Single and Double Edge Safety Razors, straight or cut throat razors/shavettes for that close wet shave, and disposable refills, there's something to suit every man's needs.

A growing trend is replaceable blade cut throat razors, such as the Dovo Shavette, which combine the easy maintenance of DE shaving with the truly authentic experience of straight shaving. Styled after straight razors, cut throats use disposable razor blades, giving the same close control whilst eliminating the potential hassle of sharpening a straight-edge. This style of shaving marries the best of both worlds, for the man who knows quality when he sees it.

Our straight-edge razors have an everlasting popularity amongst the most committed shavers. These razors are for those who understand shaving to be an experience, rather than a chore. It has a strict reliance upon the shaver’s skill, control and precision. It is an elegant style of shaving, for the sophisticated gent.

We also stock a wide variety of skincare products related to shaving, such as shave creams. Check out our shave cream category, as well as shaving soap, aftershaves for the best post shave experience, shave gel , shave oil, shaving brushes and many more shaving accessories. For the man who isn't as steady handed, check out our section on Alum Blocks and Styptic Pencils that prevent razor burn, razor bumps and irritation, as well as helping to stop bleeding.

Some of our bestselling razor-related products include the following:

Dovo Polishes Steel Shavette Razor Straight Razor - Maintaining the classic design of straight razors with renewed safety. Blades can be changed for a consistent and affordable close shave with the stainless steel quality of Dovo's German factory.

The Shave Factory Leather Strop with Handle - Encourages your razor's sharpness for the optimal shaving experience possible. Made of 100% pure cowhide, allowing for even the dullest razors to live up to their true shaving potential.

Proraso Old Style Shavette Razor - With attractively crafted genuine wooden handle, this shavette is an extremely fine example of a well-made traditional shaving tool. No stropping required.

The Bluebeards Revenge Cut-Throat - Traditional straight razor shaving at its smoothest, this cut-throat razor has been designed for a supreme shaving experience.

For our friends with facial hair, we haven't forgotten about you and have a huge beard care selection, including beard oil, beard balm beard tools and many many more. Shop full range today here at The Modern Man.