Coate’s started business as brush-makers in London in 1847. The company amalgamated with shaving brush manufacturer A. Simpson & Co. in 1990, another well branded English company and one of which we recommend and stock here at the Valet. The Simpson shaving brush brand was sold off in 2008 and in 2010, as a separate company once again, Coate’s has relocated to Hungerford, Berkshire where the name remains synonymous with men’s high quality shaving and grooming products.
Coate’s Shaving Cream – 165ml
Coate’s claims approximately ‘one hundred great shaves’ from a 165ml pot and, trust me, I don’t think they are far off the mark. AUnlike some shaving creams, Coates shaving cream only requires a very small turn of the brush in order to build up a rich lather. This is rich and even in consistency and delivers a well coated face of cream. It holds well for the shave duration and doesn’t dry out, unlike some other creams.