Merchant & Rhoades – Chicago, Illinois. The Wet Shave Club helps you find a wet shave barber near you. Traditional Wet Shave Barbers will use a straight razor or a safety razor. You know you have found a quality wet shave barber when they break out the hot towels, and when they start whipping up a great lather with their shave soap and shave brush. So to find a wet shave barber near you, just check out our Wet Shave Barber Locator.Merchant & Rhoades. The company’s owners, the Merchant family, decided it was finally time to honor the store’s late founder, Kirk Merchant, by putting his name above the door. The new name consists of “Merchant”, the family name, and “Rhoades”, the maiden name of Kirk’s wife Patrice.