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by EL Alamein
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Proraso at Wegman's
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Proraso at Wegman's

Took long enough . . . ;)

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Proraso at Wegman's
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Proraso at Wegman's

A local supermarket in the suburbs of Philadelphia is selling Proraso products - the pre/post shave, the cream, and the aftershave. You could have knocked me over with a feather when I saw them.

Anyway, just passing it on for anyone in the area.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Longevity of ARKO Shave Stick
Replies: 14
Views: 3159

Re: Longevity of ARKO Shave Stick

Murry and Jarmo, great input and great observations. I'm left with the question of what causes a tallow soap to loose it's goodness. For the record the Taylor's isn't tallow based but postassium stearate based. I don't know if that makes a difference or not. Is water itself the culprit? I don't imag...
by EL Alamein
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Longevity of ARKO Shave Stick
Replies: 14
Views: 3159

Re: Longevity of ARKO Shave Stick

I can't believe I missed this post that's years old now. But I've also experienced this phenomena of soap going non-latherable. I've seen it with Yardley when one gets to the dregs of the bowl. I've also seen it with my beloved Taylor's lavender, but to a much lesser degree. I've always chalked it u...
by EL Alamein
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My Purchase of the Decade
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: My Purchase of the Decade

I'm still working on it. :)

Chris
by EL Alamein
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Duff Pastry?
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Re: Duff Pastry?

Never heard of it but it looks delicious.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Colonial Drug...The Cabinet of Curiosities
Replies: 13
Views: 326

Re: Colonial Drug...The Cabinet of Curiosities

Great post, Buzz, thanks.

Good to hear from you and hope you're doing well.

As an aside, and not to hijack the thread, thank you for advocating of Peet's coffee. I am enjoying their offerings.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What do you want for Christmas?
Replies: 14
Views: 402

Re: What do you want for Christmas?

Clive, it can be used either way. It's exactly a seasoning method as you're polymerizing the pan. I've read it's just like seasoning cast iron. After it's done you can wipe out the pan and re-use or wash it and re-season. I like to re-season it as it's very easy and sometimes with scrambled eggs it'...
by EL Alamein
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What do you want for Christmas?
Replies: 14
Views: 402

Re: What do you want for Christmas?

All Clad cookware. D3 to be specific. Chris, i was thinking of you the other day when ups rolled up with a 12" d3 pan. Rumour on the www is that its the beez neez so of course i had to get one. What was a surprise is the weight....very light. A few months ago i treated myself to a carbon steel pan ...
by EL Alamein
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: KFC Fire Log
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: KFC Fire Log

Personally I'd like a cigar or pipe scented log.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What do you want for Christmas?
Replies: 14
Views: 402

Re: What do you want for Christmas?

All Clad cookware. D3 to be specific.

Otherwise I really don't want or need anything.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: An Interesting Razor: C-Mon Wedge
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: An Interesting Razor: C-Mon Wedge

Great history and beautiful blade!

Chris
by EL Alamein
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Bath Soap Slivers
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: Bath Soap Slivers

Maybe it's the soaps we're using? Just supermarket fair but I've been successful doing it to the likes of the old formula Musgo Real bath soaps as well.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Bath Soap Slivers
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: Bath Soap Slivers

In our house the sliver is used until it's malleable when wet and slapped on the next cake of soap.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: First film in months
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: First film in months

Beautiful shots!

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Conditioniong a strop
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: Conditioniong a strop

Wow, I'd be terrified the goo gone would introduce something irritating.

It's tough to get away from those old Juchten strops they are just so excellent. Good on you though and I'm mighty curious how you get on with the Miller strop after the goo gone.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: An Interesting Razor: Wostenholm Frameback
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: An Interesting Razor: Wostenholm Frameback

Beautiful blade!

Chris
by EL Alamein
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for a wet shaving blog site
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Re: Looking for a wet shaving blog site

Gary, glad to see SRP back up and running. Thanks for posting this.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Carrot Soup
Replies: 3
Views: 512

Re: Carrot Soup

Gosh that looks tasty.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Why the bias against pastes?
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: Why the bias against pastes?

Arthur Boon. About 16 to 20 years ago he had one of the first well-known websites about straight razor shaving and maintenance. He declared pastes were to be avoided as they degraded the edge (paraphrasing from memory). His site has long since been taken down but archived on some straight razor enth...