|Posted by Adrian Ainsworth on December 28, 2012 at 1:40 AM|
Why wet shave? Primarily a wet shave results in a closer shave compared to that of an electric razor. However it is also the very ritual of wet shaving that people enjoy. The preparation, the scents and the strong link to the past that is associated with using high quality wet shaving products can turn what is often viewed as a chore into something pleasurable and a rewarding ritual. Most men feel that their skin condition improves remarkably from the exfoliating nature of a wet shave and the moisturizing temperament of the products used.
A first-rate close shave is all about preparation and the right tools for the job. By following these pointers you will experience your ultimate shave:
Kent are the first choice for shaving products for the discerning gentleman.
G B Kent & Sons Ltd, manufacturers of brushes since the eighteenth century is one of the oldest established companies in Great Britain.
Kent Brushes (as they are now more commonly known) was founded in 1777 by William Kent in the reign of George III. Kent holds a pre-eminent place in the history of brush making, with an unbroken record of excellence in the quality of its production which has been recognised by the granting of Royal Warrants for nine reigns.
The Kent family continued to run the company for six generations until 1932 when the last of the three Kent brothers passed away. This is when Mr Eric L.H Cosby, owner of Cosby Brushes Ltd, entered into an association with G.B Kent & Sons. A new chapter was then opened in Kent's long history, and since that time the company has been under the creative and dynamic direction of the Cosby family.
Today, Mr Alan H.L Cosby, grandson to Eric Cosby is the Managing Director and Chairman, with his wife, son and one of his three daughters working for the business. The company headquarters moved from London to their existing factory in Apsley, Hertfordshire on the 6th February 1984, and remains there to this day.
The company continues to retain the craftsmanship and unprecedented quality that is Kent's reputation. Even in today's fast moving, mass-produced assembly, Kent are proud to still be manufacturing many of their original brushes by hand.
Nevertheless, Kent Brushes is committed to developing and enhancing its products with every step they take. Kent harness the latest hi-tech manufacturing processes, whilst building on the time-honoured traditional methods to create the world's finest example of each and every brush that leaves their factory.
The Royal Warrant is as old as the Monarchy and was created as a way of recognising the skills of small companies who produced products for the Royal Households. Besides specialist items such as crowns, jewellery and robes, ordinary household products were also required from kitchen utensils, furniture and brushes. Kent received their first warrant from George III and since then have received warrants continuously from monarchs up to the present day.
The accolade of supplying the Royal Household was, and remains, a sign of excellence, a recognition to be proud of and one that is unequalled anywhere in the world. This warrant gives Kent the right to display the royal coat of arms discreetly on their products, packaging, stationery and company vehicles.
A company's Royal Warrant is reviewed every five years and Kent brushes have held a warrant consistently for 9 reigns.
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