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Muhle R89 Review

Posted by Alexander Shave Rave on

The Muhle R89 has made a name for itself as one of the most user friendly razors out there. In the last few months it has become our greatest selling razor and I decided to spend a week with one to find out why.

Muhle has always made great products and the Muhle R41 Grande has always been a person favourite of mine. There's something about the weight and feel of Muhle products that always leaves you satisfied. 

When holding the R89, the first thing you notice is its weight. For the price, this is a heavy razor and this is a good thing. Having a good balance is a big part of the shaving experience as it reduces the effort required by the user. It isn't the heaviest... but compared to other notable razors in the price bracket. It does stand out. 

Being closed comb, I often recommend this razor to beginners as it is a lot more forgiving. Putting my face on the line for my lovely customers, I was very aggressive (maybe even reckless) when using it to test its limits. To my surprise, I only cut myself once! And that was when I was really pushing the limits. Provided you don't do anything odd with this razor, you'll probably manage to avoid most learning curve cuts.

For the shave's I used two different creams to get a more rounded experience. The Bluebeards Shaving Cream, and the Muhle Aloe Vera Shaving Cream (my personal fav).

Hopefully this gives you some guidance in choosing wether or not the Muhle R89 is the right razor for you. 


You can check out the Muhle R89 here.






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A Guide To Making the Modern Man Cave

Posted by Alexander Shave Rave on

As a sophisticated man of the world, you need to a space that reflects that. Designing a man cave is about more than just beer and sports, you want it to have some class as well. Here are some easy ways to elevate your man cave from college dorm to swanky bachelor pad.

Pick Your Colours

There is something decidedly masculine about deep, rich burgundy. Maybe it's our primal instinct reminding us of a big, juicy raw steak, or maybe it's a nod to a fine glass of merlot. Either way, there is one thing it is not great for, and that’s the walls of your man cave. Stick to the neutrals fellas; earthy browns are great, as are light greys. The rule is simple, stay clear of any colour that’s going to take away from the other decorative elements in your space.  

Dress up Your Walls

Exposed brick or unfinished wood also make for great feature walls. If your home doesn't have either of these, you can easily install or expose them (as the case may be) yourself. Be sure to brag to your buddies every time they come over about how you sweated and toiled over that wall for days, even if it only took a couple of hours.

Get the Lighting Right

Learn how to install a dimmer; or if your DIY skills aren’t up to the challenge, get your local sparky in. Whether you’re watching your favourite action movie in the dark, catching up with the boys in the bright light or want to set the scene for your next poker night, you’re half way there with the right lighting. Also, as painful as shopping for lamps might be, they do add to the cave-like atmosphere and prevent you from having to get up of the couch every time you want to change the lighting.

Add an Ensuite

We believe that every self-respecting man cave should have a bathroom at hand. Show yourself as much love and care as you put into your man cave, give yourself the royal treatment with our collection of luxury shaving products at Shave Rave. Your face will thank you.

For more tips on creating the ideal Man Cave check out Bupa Home Insurance’s latest article, ‘A Guide to Making the Modern Man Cave’. We were stoked to be included in the round-up of Australia’s leading man brands and retailers that can help you achieve your ideal space.



(Photo Courtesy of Jack White Photography)


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Launch Day

Posted by Alexander Bainbridge on

Today we officially launch Shave Rave. Have a look around. We hope you enjoy the store and the products we have to offer. We intend on being extremely competitive on price and service. 


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Welcome to Shave Rave

Posted by Alexander Bainbridge on

Welcome to Shave Rave! A new and exciting store offering mens luxury grooming supplies for affordable prices. 

Stay tuned for more news and great offers!

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