The History of Wet Shaving: Taylor of Old Bond Street
Keeping it in the Family
First and foremost, Taylor of Old Bond Street is a family business. Passed down over the course of 4 generations,
the company keeps the operation small and immensely attentive, offering discerning wet shavers what they call the
“Taylor Tradition” – products with pure, natural ingredients and a product range that “includes the luxurious and the
Taylor of Old Bond Street was founded on September 1st, 1854 by Jeremiah Taylor, the great grandfather of
today’s Chairman, Leonard Taylor. The business began as a hairdressing salon on Bond Street, and soon enough Taylor of
Old Bond Street gained a reputation amongst the British gentry for superior hair and scalp treatments extracted from
Jeremiah’s son, Ivan, later took over the business, using his expertise in chemistry to develop many new treatments.
In 1930, Ivan’s son, Sidney, expanded the business, opening up a second location on Jermyn Street. And today, Sidney’s
son, Leonard, continues to be at the forefront of Taylor of Old Bond Street, creating hair, skin, and beard products
that epitomize classic British style.
A Commitment to Quality and Style
Taylor of Old Bond Street’s philosophy of balancing natural, high-quality ingredients with refined elegance has been a
hit with wet shavers since its inception. Whether you’re lathering up their perennially popular Sandalwood Shaving Soap or applying their Bay Rum
Aftershave Lotion, you always feel like a gentleman.
Taylor of Old Bond Street products are reliable and add a touch of understated elegance to your shave den.
Today you can visit Taylor of Old Bond Street at 74 Jermyn Street, located in the heart of London’s fashionable West
End. Stop in for a relaxing barbershop shave or simply admire the dizzying array of shaving soaps, brushes, razors, and
every wet shaving implement you could imagine.
Find out more about Taylor of Old Bond Street on
their website, and shop Taylor of
Old Bond Street at Royal Shave.