Shaving Mug and Brush Sets Reviews

Many men opt either at the beginning, or after they have been shaving for a while, of getting a shaving mug and brush set. Many ladies also decide to buy one of these shaving sets for their husband or partner, as a nice quality gift or present. They do make a great and practical gift for any special occasion.

There are quite a few of these available on the market for men’s grooming. In my opinion they make a great gift for a partner, hubby, Dad and even Grandad especially for a special occasion like a birthday or Christmas. They are also something that will get used as long as the man is into wet shaving of any kind.

So if that is something that interests you, then you should enjoy this article. Here at the Shaving Emporium we guys have received quite a few of these, so we are well placed to offer you decent reviews on these shaving products. These sets come with a combination of products which is usually a choice of a mug, a brush, a razor and either a soap or a cream.

Some other men prefer just to get the items separate, but these sets make a nice starter kit as well. You can click on this link which will take you to what we believe are the best shaving brushes. You can also click on this shaving mug link, if you wish to look at these as a separate item.

Why A Shaving Mug & Brush Set?

They go together like ham and eggs, bread and butter and ice-cream and jelly. A shaving mug is the perfect item to create a nice creamy lather when used with a good quality shaving brush. Most of these shaving sets also come with a shaving soap, so as you have the complete kit to get started. I can tell you from a male point of view, that receiving one of these gifts, is something that we really enjoy.

There are many of these available, and I know a few guys who actually collect these. I am not one of those but I do understand how easily this could happen. They look great and can actually add a bit of character to a bathroom. Like many shaving products on the market, there are a lot to pick from, so we have put together a short list of the ones we liked the best.

Top 3 Shaving Mug & Brush Sets

We have put these in order of preference of the ones we thought we liked the best and were also the best value for money.

Shaving Factory Mug, Medium Size Shaving Brush & Arko Soap

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For under £13, we think this is a great starter kit, or simply a nice additive to have to any wet shaving collection. As you can see from the picture you get the three key items in this set which are:

  • A Shaving Factory medium sized shaving brush
  • A shaving soap from the Arko company, that comes in its own bowl type container
  • A Shaving Factory white mug

It is a pretty smart looking set and one that we think makes a pretty neat gift, especially for someone new to wet shaving. This does make an ideal starter set as it is not that expensive, but still gives the guy a nice introduction to traditional wet shaving.

This type of mug is perfectly shaped to allow a great lather to be obtained.

Progress Vulfix 404 Shaving Brush and Mug

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This one is about twice the price of the one above. So what you are getting with this shaving set is a much better quality of product. You get a:

  • Badger bristle shaving brush, a Grosvenor 404
  • Potter shaving mug with soap

I can tell you that any man who takes his wet shaving seriously will want to have this in their collection. This one is rated at 4.8 out of 5 stars by Amazon buyers, and that in itself is a strong indication of its quality. This one is also available in black. This one is a much higher quality set and that is of course reflected in the ratings it receives.

Kent Brushes Luxury Shaving Set

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Very few people will be able to afford the £140 that it costs to purchase this one. If they can however they certainly should. This would of course be a very high end product and you are paying for pure quality, should you decide to get this one.

  • Pure silver tip badger hair – the best there is
  • Kent black razor
  • High quality Patchouli soap

They sit under the bracket of “By Royal Demand” so that should give you a strong indication of the quality. Maybe some day I will own one of these myself, but until I do, it stays on my list of shaving products to get.

These would be our three favourite shaving sets but there are plenty more to pick from.

Simpsons Wee Scott Best Badger Shaving brush & Mug

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This is a highly traditional choice so will not be for everyone. It is however a very classical design so for men who like the older, I would even say Victorian or Edwardian time periods, then this one could be a very good choice. If you know anything about the Simpson’s company, then you will be aware that all of their products are high quality.

They are also just a little too expensive for most pockets as well. If you have the luxury to be available to afford them, then don’t hesitate as the quality is second to none.


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Male Grooming is more important now than ever. In today's modern society in the UK, men really do want to look their best, and spend a lot of time on their appearance. Here at the Shaving Emporium my team do all the research work, so as you don't have to waste your time searching, for the best health and grooming products.

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