Stubble is, like, so yesterday. Nowadays, it’s all about big beards or jutting jaws, with a growing trend towards the latter. Leading the charge for cleaner chins is Murdock, the engagingly old-school group of barbers with shops in Soho, Covent Garden and Shoreditch. We asked Matthew Jessop, the go-to man at their Soho branch – down in the basement of Liberty – how to get serious about shaving.
Matthew is right, obviously, to point out: ‘The ultimate shave is still a professional one with a cut-throat, since a barber can dictate the angle of the blade, and it’s a full 45-minute service.’ But he’s full of handy tips on how to make sure you’re doing it properly at home. ‘Preparation is key,’ he says. ‘Even using the most advanced razor blade, you still need to prep the skin.’ Here are his six simple stages to sort your stubble.