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by sousy
Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:56 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: The "Good Old Days"
Replies: 30
Views: 4855

Phenomemal progress has been made in technology, but generally, I don't see any progress in the way people interact and live together (there are exceptions, like this forum). On the contrary, the opposite is happening. To me, the US has become Back to the Future II in many ways. That's probably the...
by sousy
Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:48 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Trumper's Pomade
Replies: 3
Views: 1555

Re: Trumper's Pomade

I have been using Trumper's Pomade for several days now and I must say that I really like it. It only takes a very little bit. The first day I used way too much and had very slick, heavy hair. This tub may last me the rest of my life! It really does only take a small amount rubbed between the palms...
by sousy
Fri Oct 06, 2006 10:13 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: induction kit for 1.8 8v
Replies: 11
Views: 2651

My face was wet, i made sure of it. In my taylors i even went overboard on the water after the first lather. As for the blade being tight..... i think it was, when i loosend it before i tossed it, i second guessed myself. I will give my face a few days to heal and try again. I was also using a gill...
by sousy
Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:12 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Something more moisturizing than Talor's rose
Replies: 16
Views: 3315

I believe that it has been stated somewhere here that all Taylor's creams are pretty much the same formulation with the exception of scent. That being said I find the same thing with the rose that you mention but find the Taylor's Lemon & Lime to be one of the best for moisturizing properties. Coul...
by sousy
Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:07 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: BEWARE-McDonalds Happy Meal "Bluetooth"
Replies: 12
Views: 2090

Someone was 'out-to-lunch' at McDonalds when they approved this prize. Yup - a radio toy would seem harmless enough... until you realize the type of stuff that is broadcast on radio these days. It's too bad - I remember as a kid being fascinated with being able to pull in all kinds of odd stations ...
by sousy
Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Rules/Words to live by...
Replies: 48
Views: 6823

Dr. Moss: Your post was fascinating. this part especially resounded: The Connection with 'Christian' Ethics (I use the inverted commas as such ethics belong to many who are not of that religion.) Can a man who is a good Christian be a gentleman - of course, but is a good Christian necessarily a gent...
by sousy
Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:05 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: 10 favorite films
Replies: 117
Views: 22530

A couple that I haven't seen in my scan: * The Outlaw Josey Wales - my favorite Clint Eastwood movie. * Radio Flyer - people are usually amazed when I list this movie as a 'favorite', but the content of this movie is absolutely astounding, particularly when you figure out the things that are going "...
by sousy
Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:44 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What happened to good manners?
Replies: 75
Views: 12028

IP Block, please?
by sousy
Thu Sep 21, 2006 2:11 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Streaming Radio Stations
Replies: 20
Views: 4171

Re: Streaming Radio Stations

Do you have any particularly stations you stream? I'm a big fan of my local public radio - I often stream them because my computer speakers are better than the portable radio I have in my office. http://www.woi.org Minnesota Public Radio has "The Current" (http://minnesota.publicradio.org/) and KCR...
by sousy
Thu Sep 21, 2006 2:06 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Trumper colognes
Replies: 26
Views: 5878

with the prices he charges, they are much less than stateside, and in the $45 to $55 range which, for 3.4 ounces, is cheaper than a lot of department store scents I agree with this - his prices on Trumper products beat any of the stateside vendors I know of. (Plus, he threw in those travel brochure...
by sousy
Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:40 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Trumper colognes
Replies: 26
Views: 5878

Sam wrote:I looked at the Gentlemens Shop. I went ahead and placed my order without deciding on one, as I was getting an order already and was gonna put it in a throwin.
So, to be less confused - you ordered Sandalwood and Marlborough?
by sousy
Thu Sep 21, 2006 10:45 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Taylor's "Hair Wax For Gentlemen"
Replies: 4
Views: 1685

Nice review. How easily does it rub into the hair? i'm used to products that have some "slip" and easily gets rubbed into the hair. I often find with Brylcreem even I have to dampen my hands a bit first. The same is true with the Taylor's wax. Rub it into your palms to 'warm it up' a little bit, th...
by sousy
Thu Sep 21, 2006 8:06 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Trumper colognes
Replies: 26
Views: 5878

Marlborough: Good fall and winter scent, maybe the 2nd longest lasting and also a stronger scent. May be soapy like Spanish leather can be, which might be bad, If it helps, the Gentleman's shop is offering 25% off on Marlborough. http://gentlemans-shop.co.uk/acatalog/trumper-marlborough-cologne.html
by sousy
Thu Sep 21, 2006 7:05 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Trumper colognes
Replies: 26
Views: 5878

Chad, tell me about the Sandalwood. That may be my first choice followed by Fern or Marlborough Sam I bought the Sandalwood following a sample, where I was a bit more careful. My impressions so far: Sandalwood goes on as a somewhat sweet-smelling cologne. Here's what is listed on basenotes as the "...
by sousy
Thu Sep 21, 2006 6:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: I think I would like to be a barber....
Replies: 12
Views: 3233

BTW, barber chairs are not cheap--they are quite expensive. The classic old type chairs go for about $6000 each. The newer ones, though not as nice are cheaper but still an expensive purchase. I believe they start around $1200. If you can find a "old" barber chair, you can refurbish them with the h...
by sousy
Thu Sep 21, 2006 6:41 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Taylor's "Hair Wax For Gentlemen"
Replies: 4
Views: 1685

Taylor's "Hair Wax For Gentlemen"

I've been using this pretty regularly for the past few weeks or so and thought it's time to write a few notes about the product: * The first thing you notice is the scent of the product: a very nice, coconut scent. * The second thing you notice comes from the main ingredient of the product: "petrola...
by sousy
Thu Sep 21, 2006 6:31 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Trumper colognes
Replies: 26
Views: 5878

Re: Trumper colognes

GFT If you want to avoid 'powder', I might not choose GFT - it does dry down into a somewhat powdery scent, and really doesn't "project" well, if that's a criteria. (OTOH, I've cracked into my first bottle of Trumper Sandalwood, and learned that you need to be a bit more careful with it than GFT - ...
by sousy
Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:49 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: new to the whole idea of wet shaving...
Replies: 14
Views: 2418

Re: new to the whole idea of wet shaving...

The article recommended a Vulfix Badger Hair Shaving Brush from classicshaving.com but there are so many different ones with the same price which leaves me confused. Also I have no idea how noticable of a difference it would be between Pure, Best, and Super hair. I was looking at the $54.99 super h...
by sousy
Thu Sep 07, 2006 6:58 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: shower filters - any suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 1276

Shower filter?

What are you trying to filter out?
by sousy
Sat Sep 02, 2006 11:56 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What about GIN fans?
Replies: 88
Views: 13130

Sure. Try it yourself. Shaking a drink mixes a lot of tiny ice crystals into the drink, from the ice fracturing from the shaking. These melt quite quickly, and the drink tastes (to me) diluted. Stirring (briefly) with large chunks of ice, cools without so much dilution. Hmm.. having some ties to Io...