Saturday, November 26, 2011



Please check out our new section "Deal of the Day".

Here you will find products on special for yourself or to give as gifts.

Also take a look at the "What's New" section to stay up to date with new arrivals.

Back in Stock:
Gold Dachs (aka "Rivivage") European classic shaving soap from Germany

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Whisker Pattern

When we talk to men about getting a more comfortable shave many have never considered their whisker pattern into the equation. Have you? What's your pattern?

Check out our article about how the direction of growth, aka grain, can affect your shave... Shaving - Whisker Pattern

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Trumpers Shaving Products Update:

Correspondence today from Geo. F. Trumper in England suggests it will still be a while before we can update our "out of stock" for Limes Shaving Cream in the screw top tub and the tube. This is due to sourcing issues at this time for raw materials of the following products:

~ Limes Shaving Cream (Screw Thread Bowl and Tube)
~ Sandalwood Shaving Soap (Wooden Bowl and Refill)
~ Coconut Shaving Soap (Wooden Bowl and Refill)

Trumpers doesn't expect these products to be available again until December... They suggest customers look at the GFT fragrance as an alternative to the Extract of Limes as it fits firmly into the subtle tangy citrus & woody group.

While we are currently out of the Limes Shaving Cream, Em's Place Inc. is fully stocked with the Wooden Bowl and Refill soap items.

Check out our current Trumper Products

Thursday, July 28, 2011

This week Merkur-DOVO representative, Ms. Rothstein from Solingen, Germany, visited us on her annual trip to the US.

As always, we had a good time visiting and here are some updates:

Straight razors - factory edge versus professionally honed edge: Customers shopping around for DOVO straight razors may notice some web sites offer what they call "professionally honed" razors either in addition to, or instead of, the DOVO factory edge. Because of this, DOVO is making it clear to merchants/vendors, and hence to the public, that any straight razors that are honed by someone that is not authorized by them voids the warranty. Therefore, a customer needs to be sure the company they purchase a professionally honed straight razor from is willing and able to accept the warranty responsibilities.

DOVO states that their razors are "shave ready" from the factory. This of course does not preclude the need for stropping before use. The use and care of a straight razor is an art as much as it is a function needing education and skills for use. While there is an initial investment of time and funds to get started, straight razors save money on blade replacement costs, can last generations when properly cared for and may give some of the closest shaves possible.

Timeline for products: The good news for merchants is the production time for DOVO straight razors has decreased from 6-9 months to 3-5 months. They now have more skilled workers that have moved up the apprenticeship ranks and have increased the number of grinders.

In regard to Merkur double edge razors and related products the shipping time to merchants has increased to about a three month backlog. According to Ms. Rothstein, worldwide demand has been growing with the US and Canada as the largest markets.

Gold plated items: Going forward the only remaining Merkur razors that will be available in gold plating are the 34G (heavy duty regular length handle) and the Futur double edge razors. Consistency issues in color tone variations due to product quantity for gold plating is part of the consideration for this decision. Therefore, once the stock of the other gold models are gone there will be no replacements.

Other discontinued products: In addition to the gold items talked about above, the Merkur chrome double edge travel razor will now only come in the leather pouch - the plastic one will no longer be available. The DOVO Renaissance straight razor blade will now come with a Spanish Oak handle. The DOVO red and black Bismarck straight blade will now come with an Ebony Wood handle with the Solingen logo laser etched with an antique gold wash.

Packaging: Merkur is going to be updating their packaging for safety razors based on an orange and blue-gray color scheme. This change will happen gradually and not to every item at once.... so you will start to notice those changes later in the year and into next.

Ms. Rothstein returned to Germany today. The factory is on holiday until August 15th.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

News Updates and Summer Greetings:-)

A) It's Official! The US Patent and Trademark Office has registered our logo... We decided to use a stylized "M" with the word Em's for several reasons: Because a) We have been selling online since 1997, and "Em's" brand/font is recognized as being associated with the Em's Place, Inc. brand of quality and naturally based wet shaving products, b) When addressing "Em" personally, it sounds like the letter "M", and c) Since the business specializes in Men's wet shaving products the letter further goes to the "M"ale body care segment...

B) Check out the social networking area of our web site in the upper right corner We have added a Google +1 button viewable in most web browsers. Please take a moment to share our site with your friends and also give us a Google +1 click. What is +1 - Google says, The +1 button is shorthand for "this is pretty cool" or "you should check this out" and you can read more about it here

C) We have added a Master Polls page where all of the currently running polls are compiled on one page When visiting our web site please take a moment to answer a poll when you see one or have not already done so. They are random, so will change when the page is refreshed or you travel to another page on the site that has a poll.

Have a great summer!

Monday, April 25, 2011

YEAH, spring and better weather is upon us...

A few new things to talk about. Please take a look at our newest Wet Shaving Essential Concepts video narrated by Mark Herro (aka @mantic59). We have also made some updates to, especially in the Sale, What's New and categories - check it out.

Also, ShaveInfo now has a new look on the home page... and we have a poll asking "What is your favorite Em's scent' on several of our web properties so if you use our products please talk a moment to respond:-)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Hope everyone is having a great start to the new year:-) We
are getting organized after the holidays and have added a "What's New"
category on ShavePlace, check it out!

Also, take a look at our latest Video called "Inferior
Shaves?" Watch on ShaveInfo or YouTube ...