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by EL Alamein
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Lockdown Razor Cut
Replies: 6
Views: 41

Re: The Lockdown Razor Cut

Looks like you did a pretty decent job as it looks very presentable. In fact it looks rather good even if it's just with a razor comb. I still have my father's razor comb (I'm sure I've mentioned this here) from when I was a kid in the 1970's. Still has the same blade he used in it - a stainless DE ...
by EL Alamein
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD November 23 - November 29
Replies: 17
Views: 391

Re: SOTD November 23 - November 29

So the UF beats crox on comfort?

Chris
by EL Alamein
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: What Did You Hone Today?
Replies: 80
Views: 3684

Re: What Did You Hone Today?

I am looking forward to this.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Why Do I Like Old Spice Fresh Limes Better Than Trumpers?
Replies: 7
Views: 5094

Re: Why Do I Like Old Spice Fresh Limes Better Than Trumpers?

Gary if it ain't broke don't fix it! :D

I see one can get this on Amazon but the reviews are hit or miss. I love limes but I'd be afraid to order this based on them. I'd like to try some one day.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD November 16 - November 22
Replies: 17
Views: 446

Re: SOTD November 16 - November 22

drmoss_ca wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:29 am Fancied a coticule-only shave today. My oldest Livi Damasteel 7/8 briarwood, Klar Kabinett Sandelholz, Simpson PJ3, Trumper Marlborough:


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Well, how did it go? Was the blade smooth and close?

Chris
by EL Alamein
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: re Fine Accoutrements tallow shaving soap
Replies: 15
Views: 398

Re: re Fine Accoutrements tallow shaving soap

Tim, thanks for the perspective. It sounds like the most probable scenario. Honestly, I'm not worried though as I hedged my bets long ago. I would be surprised if Tabac dropped it's shaving soap because the soap base purveyor went under. I imagine they sell enough that they would have a contingency ...
by EL Alamein
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 302
Views: 65835

Re: What's for supper?

Clive that looks scrumptious! I'm definitely going to try it.

Are you cooking the original or a variation? And if a variation, which one?

Chris
by EL Alamein
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 302
Views: 65835

Re: What's for supper?

Simple French Dip tonight.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: re Fine Accoutrements tallow shaving soap
Replies: 15
Views: 398

Re: re Fine Accoutrements tallow shaving soap

I feel a panic hoarding coming on . . .

Chris
by EL Alamein
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: re Fine Accoutrements tallow shaving soap
Replies: 15
Views: 398

Re: re Fine Accoutrements tallow shaving soap

Gary, wow that's disappointing. So you say it's the same base as Tabac but does that mean this firm that's closing also made Tabac? And if so, does that mean Tabac shaving soap is affected as well?

Chris
by EL Alamein
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Deodorant
Replies: 15
Views: 846

Re: Deodorant

Gary, I recall that as I got older antiperspirants irritated me. Why I don't know, but changing to a deodorant solved the issue. I know some folks have raised a health issue with antiperspirants but I am not knowledgeable about those and they were not a factor in my switch. If there are such issues ...
by EL Alamein
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Deodorant
Replies: 15
Views: 846

Re: Deodorant

Gene, good point. I agree as I do recall trying gel way back when and I didn't care for it but can't recall specifically why. As a follow up to my point about the Irish Spring deodorant apparently it's now discontinued again?? It was like they did a short run of it then caput. Oh well, I still like ...
by EL Alamein
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Badger brush - been out of the game a bit
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Re: Badger brush - been out of the game a bit

Sam, I recently bought one of these: https://www.ebay.com/itm/6-1-2-Dozen-NOS-Vintage-Century-USA-Pure-Badger-No-7090-Shaving-Brush-Lot/223335947437?hash=item33ffdc1cad:g:m5EAAOSwaSVcRSdh I bought from another vendor that was selling one at a time. Now only this vendor has them and he's selling a ha...
by EL Alamein
Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Deodorant
Replies: 15
Views: 846

Re: Deodorant

Gene, maybe. I always assumed it was a combination of my body's reaction with that particular deodorant, I never had it with anything else. I just remember being puzzled at the crust on the armpits of freshly washed shirts. Changing to something else resolved the problem. I can't remember what I swi...
by EL Alamein
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What do you want for Christmas?
Replies: 21
Views: 3035

Re: What do you want for Christmas?

I still want more All Clad. :D

Chris
by EL Alamein
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Shampoo that won't make my scalp itch
Replies: 15
Views: 7489

Re: Shampoo that won't make my scalp itch

I just started using Mane and Tail shampoo and conditioner. It was pretty cheap and didn't have a strong scent so I thought why not. Pretty good so far. I will say this, it makes my hair pretty darn soft. Other than that nothing special.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Deodorant
Replies: 15
Views: 846

Re: Deodorant

Gene, you are jarring a memory from many years ago when I tried Mitchum roll on deodorant. Seemed to work pretty good but it left a crust on my shirt arm pit that did not come out in the wash, very strange. Had to discontinue for that reason.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: H. Boker & Co
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: H. Boker & Co

drmoss_ca wrote: Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:04 am I wonder what happened to the original post, as I see mine was a reply to some question?
The ghost in the machine has struck again!

Chris
by EL Alamein
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: H. Boker & Co
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: H. Boker & Co

I have two of the modern offerings and they are top notch. So here's to keeping up the tradition.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Deodorant
Replies: 15
Views: 846

Re: Deodorant

Sam, I have no experience with the brands you mention here but I can definitely sympathize with your quest to find something. I use deodorants but, like you, used antiperspirants years ago (over twenty). I vastly prefer deodorants. I switch around these days but try to stick (no pun intended) to lig...