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by Bill_K
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Gillette Scores an own goal
Replies: 13
Views: 218

Re: Gillette Scores an own goal

The point of Gillette's advertisement is laudable; however, the execution was botched. Instead of emphasizing that as men we can stand up for what's right, it gives the impression that we are collectively engaging in (or condoning) bullying and misogynistic behavior. Gillette could have made this an...
by Bill_K
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Gillette Scores an own goal
Replies: 13
Views: 218

Re: Gillette Scores an own goal

I had no idea that I was such a misogynistic bully. Thanks Gillette, I'll remember that when I buy shaving and grooming supplies. :x

Evidently the girls that beat up my daughter years ago are just "girls being girls" so that doesn't count. /s
by Bill_K
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Fatboy F-1 Restored (video)
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Gillette Fatboy F-1 Restored (video)

Wow - that's really nice work, Omar! How long did it take you, start to finish?
by Bill_K
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Review - AP Shave Co Brushes
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Review - AP Shave Co Brushes

How well do the natural badger brushes compare to the SynBad knots? Well, never mind: it looks like I can do my own comparison. My lovely bride gave me a gift certificate to one of the local barber shops as a Christmas stocking stuffer. Minutes ago, I went in looking for the Rockwell razors they ha...
by Bill_K
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Review - AP Shave Co Brushes
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Review - AP Shave Co Brushes

How well do the natural badger brushes compare to the SynBad knots? I realize there are several grades of badger but I'm wondering if they're so similar in performance and feel that I should get a 'natural' so that I can enjoy the benefits of heat retention and splay.
by Bill_K
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Review - AP Shave Co Brushes
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Review - AP Shave Co Brushes

...I have several synthetic shave brushes and I'm always interested to hear what else is out there, though I buy much less new shave equipment these days than I once did... Yeah, I've slowed down on the purchase of blades, brushes, and soaps. But aftershaves and colognes, well, they're another matt...
by Bill_K
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Review - AP Shave Co Brushes
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Review - AP Shave Co Brushes

IMG_0463.jpg From left to right: Semogue 1305, Tuxedo with Emerald Green handle, SynBad with Blue Lagoon handle, Cashmere with Jet Black handle, and SynBad with Ruby Red handle. I’ve had the pleasure of using AP Shave Co.’s[1] synthetic brushes for a few months now, so I think that it’s time I subm...
by Bill_K
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Canadian Beard & Blade is closing
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Canadian Beard & Blade is closing

I have no affiliation with Canadian Beard & Blade (https://www.beardandblade.ca/) but I have purchased soaps and aftershaves from them. List members may be interested to know that their remaining inventory is on sale for 45% off (with the exception of straight razors and B&M products). The stock is ...
by Bill_K
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Occam's Razor
Replies: 22
Views: 732

Re: Occam's Razor

Gary, can you supply a picture of, or link to, the razor? Googling (or DuckDuckGo-ing) yields only the philosophical Occam's Razor. Thanks!
by Bill_K
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ear Wax - A Novella
Replies: 47
Views: 11552

Re: Ear Wax - A Novella

For the past few months my left ear has been almost completely blocked. I tried Debrox and I tried Hydrogen peroxide to no avail. What a remarkable coincidence: I just got back from my Doctor's office, where he irrigated both of my ears to clear the occlusions. Prior to that, my hearing had degrade...
by Bill_K
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: good sipping whiskey?
Replies: 151
Views: 19677

Re: good sipping whiskey?

...The rest of Canada remains slightly embarrassed by Alberta and just how like American Republicans they are, but they do make some good rye... Actually, more than a few of us Albertans are embarrassed by a segment of our population. Thread content: I'm not a whiskey fan - I prefer a good sipping ...
by Bill_K
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shaving Shelf - Inspired by B-2 Spirit
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: Shaving Shelf - Inspired by B-2 Spirit

That is cool - nice work!
by Bill_K
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New blade bad shave
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: New blade bad shave

Welcome, Robert! I'm new to straight razor shaving as well (two months' worth of weekends). My first SR experiences left me looking like I tried shaving with a chain saw; rinsing my face with water stung, so imagine the stimulation that resulted when I applied the aftershave. :lol: I'll leave it to ...
by Bill_K
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The state of the current English Shaving soaps
Replies: 28
Views: 3270

Re: The state of the current English Shaving soaps

Olle, please let us know how you get on with the Trumpers soaps. I purchased a puck of Eucris some time ago, and while the scent was fantastic its lathering capabilities left something to be desired. (OK, a *lot* to be desired.) I used up the puck in the shower. I did get a bottle of Eucris EDT just...
by Bill_K
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Straight Razor Designs is defunct
Replies: 8
Views: 461

Re: Straight Razor Designs is defunct

I wish Lynn all the best in his retirement. His straight razor video[1], along with The Art of the Straight Razor Shave, have helped me immensely.

Bill

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDq-2ZRVYXA
by Bill_K
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Razorine shavette type razor - uses an unbroken double edge blade
Replies: 5
Views: 468

Re: Razorine shavette type razor - uses an unbroken double edge blade

That's an odd-looking design; the handle seems like it'd be awkward to hold onto, especially if your hands are wet. I did find a review here: https://shavenation.com/products/razori ... -or-chrome

Did you buy it? If so, let us know how well it works.

Bill
by Bill_K
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: good sipping whiskey?
Replies: 151
Views: 19677

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Yes, I know it's not whiskey, but have you tried a good rum? A friend gave me a bottle of 12YO El Dorado and I was really impressed, so much so that I bought the 15YO thinking it would be better. It was not; I wound up paying more money for an inferior drink. Anyway, the 12YO gets rating of 7.8 on h...
by Bill_K
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Anyone use a Genco razor?
Replies: 10
Views: 1080

November update: Anyone use a Genco razor?

I now have 6 or 7 weekends' worth of experience with my Genco. Since I've begun this journey I've seen my straight-razor shaves go from "amusingly bad" to "not altogether awful", and post-shave irritation is essentially zero. The cheeks and jaw line turn out great, but the neck from about the level ...
by Bill_K
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Greeting gents !
Replies: 12
Views: 940

Re: Greeting gents !

I need to show the picture to my wife. "See, Hon, at least I'm not as bad as THIS GUY!" :lol:

Welcome to the forum!

Bill

edit: cleaned up the grammar
by Bill_K
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Manchurian White badger by Elite Razor
Replies: 8
Views: 1139

Re: Manchurian White badger by Elite Razor

Badger?

Gary, I thought you were a sworn synthetic brush user.