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by aih
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: January 15, 2018 - January 21, 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 107

Re: SOTD: January 15, 2018 - January 21, 2018

Gillette Mach 3 cartridge and handle
Bath soap
by aih
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: January 15, 2018 - January 21, 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 107

Re: SOTD: January 15, 2018 - January 21, 2018

Gillette Mach 3 cartridge and handle
Kent Infinity Silvertex brush
Speick soap stick
by aih
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: January 15, 2018 - January 21, 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 107

Re: SOTD: January 15, 2018 - January 21, 2018

Weber with Bulldog handle
Kai Stainless
MWF
WCS Tortoiseshell Torch, Pure Badger
Grand Bay
by aih
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: January 15, 2018 - January 21, 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 107

Re: SOTD: January 15, 2018 - January 21, 2018

Weber with Bulldog handle
Kai Stainless
MWF
WCS Tortoiseshell Torch, Pure Badger
Grand Bay
by aih
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Self Review
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: A Self Review

Correction: It is two types of Rapira, not two Kai.
by aih
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: January 8, 2018 - January 14, 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 221

Re: SOTD: January 8, 2018 - January 14, 2018

Weber with Bulldog handle
Kai Stainless
MWF
Omega HI-BRUSH synthetic
Grand Bay
by aih
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: January 8, 2018 - January 14, 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 221

Re: SOTD: January 8, 2018 - January 14, 2018

Gillette Mach 3 cartridge and handle
Bath Soap*

* no time to let a wet brush dry before packing
by aih
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: FYSA Dominica and Grand Bay
Replies: 0
Views: 53

FYSA Dominica and Grand Bay

I emailed California-Antilles Trading to ask about the future of Dominica Bay Rum, with between-the-lines intent of expressing my desire to use it again one day when it returns. There was a response! The news is that (according to the message I received) the Grand Bay they have is all there is and w...
by aih
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: January 8, 2018 - January 14, 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 221

Re: SOTD: January 8, 2018 - January 14, 2018

Gillette Mach 3 cartridge and handle
Kent Infinity Silvertex brush
Speick soap stick
by aih
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Self Review
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: A Self Review

I ordered DE Kai blades, the two that are on West Coast Shaving right now. As I said in conversation on another thread, I haven't tried that brand yet. Also ordered DE Feather blades, which I have used and like. Maybe for the cost of Feathers I might do two weeks. But life is short, and I'm overthin...
by aih
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Self Review
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: A Self Review

I've been using a blade for about a week and then loading a new blade, usually on a Sun-Sat or Mon-Sun interval. Traveling messes with that system, but in general my method was around 7 shaves on a blade and then new blade. That has worked for me with all the blade brands I've used so far. It's gett...
by aih
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Self Review
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: A Self Review

Yeah, I think in terms of pressure as well. And I always say no pressure. When I write or say it I'm always emphasizing just touching the razor to your skin, and it ends up I'm talking in terms of touch. This self-reflection has got me thinking of blades. Part of me doesn't want to throw away a blad...
by aih
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Synthetic Brushes and Optimal Size
Replies: 10
Views: 469

Re: Synthetic Brushes and Optimal Size

Thinking about what I was trying to write yesterday led me to pay attention this morning with the Kent Infinity. The difference for me is with the Badger brushes I can just touch the brush tips to my face and lather without having to mash the brush into my face. Just with that very little pressure t...
by aih
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: January 8, 2018 - January 14, 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 221

Re: SOTD: January 8, 2018 - January 14, 2018

Gillette Mach 3 cartridge and handle
Kent Infinity Silvertex brush
Speick soap stick
by aih
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Self Review
Replies: 9
Views: 139

A Self Review

Well, posting in SOTD makes one self -conscious. It does me anyway. So, I would tell a newbie that there are 3+ things to remember when starting to shave with a blade: Prep. Angle. And Touch. Plus Practice. To explain myself, Prep, of course, and at least in my mind, is really about softening whiske...
by aih
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Synthetic Brushes and Optimal Size
Replies: 10
Views: 469

Re: Synthetic Brushes and Optimal Size

Up front, I have no idea. My opinion is sort of along the lines of don't know much about art, but I know what I like. I haven't paid attention to specs. I love shaving brushes and I buy what looks pretty. I bought the Simpson Chubby for that reason. Stupid me. It is a nice brush and I could use it e...
by aih
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: January 8, 2018 - January 14, 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 221

Re: SOTD: January 8, 2018 - January 14, 2018

Gillette Mach 3 cartridge and handle* Kent Infinity Silvertex brush** Speick soap stick*** * This is my travel razor and I'm traveling ** Good brush for travel, and highly recommend it for that use; not crazy about it for use at home with MWF, however *** And of course, my travel soap, but this is s...
by aih
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: January 8, 2018 - January 14, 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 221

Re: SOTD: January 8, 2018 - January 14, 2018

Fatip razor (Piccolo handle) with Super-Max Stainless blade* Badger brush (WCS Tortoiseshell Torch Shaving Brush, Pure Badger) Mitchell's Wool Fat soap Bay Rum Aftershave (Grand Bay) * 7th shave with this blade; any shortcomings the last couple days have been mine, shave this morning pretty much as ...
by aih
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: January 1, 2018 - January 7, 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 292

Re: SOTD: January 1, 2018 - January 7, 2018

Fatip razor (Piccolo handle) with Super-Max Stainless blade* Badger brush (WCS Tortoiseshell Torch Shaving Brush, Pure Badger) Mitchell's Wool Fat soap Bay Rum Aftershave (Grand Bay) * 6th shave with this blade; no roughness on the neck like yesterday, probably me; not sure blade is cutting a clean ...
by aih
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: January 1, 2018 - January 7, 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 292

Re: SOTD: January 1, 2018 - January 7, 2018

Similar to yesterday: Fatip razor (Piccolo handle) with Super-Max Stainless blade* Badger brush (WCS Tortoiseshell Torch Shaving Brush, Pure Badger)** Mitchell's Wool Fat soap Bay Rum Aftershave (Grand Bay) * 5th shave with this blade; a little rough on the bottom of my neck, maybe me, maybe the bla...