Like everything else we do, it’s all in the details. Sometimes people just don’t know, and therefore lack, the advantage needed to be at the top of their game. When you visit your barber, you feel clean-cut and fresh by the time you leave, but you want to make sure you look as sharp as you feel. Straight razors give that upper hand.
Sharp lines always make the cut look more manicured and fit custom to you. When your lines are just cut in with clippers it leaves stubble. Stubble, if not on your face, is shabby. The homeless look, as popular as it may be, only works if it’s done correctly. Granted this has to be done regularly, and you want a barber that knows what he’s doing. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want a set of inexperienced, shaky hands coming anywhere near me with a razor blade.
I’ve found that haircuts every three weeks usually allows me to look pretty fresh. Any more than that, I’ve found, to be unnecessary. There are quite a few things these razors can be used for depending on the style of your choice. Neck line is obviously mandatory, but also hard parts, and front edges, if your cut and the amount of hair you have permits. This is one of those things that after you get it, you won’t go back. It’s the finishing touch. The cherry on the cake, if you will.