Word of the Week: Shaving Mug

About a month ago I told you what a mustache mug was. This week I’m here to tell you what a shaving mug is, and the difference between the two.

A shaving mug is simply a mug you fill with water in order to clean the soap from your brush.

It may sound like these two types of mugs are worlds apart, but they look very similar and are often confused for the other.

Side view of a shaving mug.

The difference is that mustache mugs will ALWAYS have the “shelf” with the hole that protects the mustache when drinking hot liquids. A shaving mug will NEVER have this.

This is a mustache mug, with the distinctive hole that you would drink from.

Sometimes a shaving mug looks like a regular mug that you could drink from. The more you deal in these items, the easier it will be to distinguish if one is a shaving mug or not.

This is a shaving mug, with the three holes that would allow your brush to drain water into the cup below.

However, some of them will have a dead giveaway: a “shelf” of their own. Now, before you get up in arms and storm out of here, just listen. The shelf on this one looks vastly different from the shelf on the mustache mug. Shaving mugs will have three small holes on their shelf so that when you lay your brush on it, it will drain into the body of the cup below.

Easy, right!?


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