MEET James O'Brien

James O’Brien is a sweater enthusiast. He shaves three times a week and prefers the Gillette Fusion razor with Baxter’s shaving cream.

What made you start your business?

I moved to Nashville with a band and, while traveling for shows, our drummer told me about the concept of sharpening disposable razor blades on denim. As you can imagine, I was super skeptical, but, after a few weeks of trying it out, I was blown away. My blades were as sharp as new about a month later.  I used my own jeans for about a year or so and, after ruining a few pairs of jeans, I decided that it was time to make a product out of the concept. So, with Casey's help, we tested a bunch of denims and looked into the best ways to effectively strop disposable razors on denim.  Honestly, we were sick of paying outrageous premiums for razors and even sicker of throwing them out after too few uses. So the Strop was born, and so was ShaveFace.

What is the best advice given to you yet?

Never deep fat fry in the nude.

What wedding trends do you see coming for the Fall?

Let's see... I'm calling community tables, bare industrial bulbs, live music, gluten free wedding cakes, whiskey cocktails, and succulent boutonnieres.

What are you favorite accounts to follow on social media right now?

Uncrate, This Wild Idea and National Geographic.

What is the coolest thing you have done so far as a business owner?

We're about to head out on our Shaving The States road trip. We're going to visit all of our sources and manufacturers and show our supporters what it means to be "Made In America". We're hitting 7 cities in 10 days. And Cadillac has been kind enough to lend us a car for the trip... so there's no doubt that it'll be a great ride.  We can't wait.

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(n.) 1. Made of denim and leather, it keeps your disposable razor cartridges sharp for 3-5x longer. Space saving and travels easily. 2. A tool originally used for straight razors only. Now works on all disposable razor blade cartridges. 3. The manliest thing you will ever own.