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by EL Alamein
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Travelling with a Straight and Coping with Disparity
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Travelling with a Straight and Coping with Disparity

Agreed. I started out straight shaving when I was 12 or 13. I used the same razor until my late twenties. When we all started going to University I took that razor with me when I visited friends at their college etc. I never even considered a back up. Fast forward to today and I have a small plethor...
by EL Alamein
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Coffee

Ah, coffee, I love it. I wish I had the time to pursue what you have done.

Sounds wonderful and I hope to get there one day.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Titanic
Replies: 20
Views: 678

Re: Titanic

I brought this up at dinner tonight and daughter #2 who is twelve years old said it was just popular right now.

Who knows.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Titanic
Replies: 20
Views: 678

Re: Titanic

Clive, glad you enjoyed yourself.

On/off topic, has anyone noticed that the movie Titanic has been playing a lot? I have no idea why but I caught it playing a few times in the last week.

Anyone know why? I don't think it's anniversary or anything so I'm stumped.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Titanic
Replies: 20
Views: 678

Re: Titanic

fallingwickets wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:48 am
ill be playing it tomorrow enroute....i dont see why i should be the only one in my household to hear it :D :D
Hear, hear!

Chris
by EL Alamein
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Titanic
Replies: 20
Views: 678

Re: Titanic

fallingwickets wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:18 am
i laughed when i saw that video....my only regret is i watched the whole thing waiting for a different verse LOL

clive
Oh, Clive, I am so sorry!

Chris
by EL Alamein
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Titanic
Replies: 20
Views: 678

Re: Titanic

jthomas, thanks for the clarification.

Off topic - I couldn't help thinking of Clive's post today as we had a corporate luncheon and to my surprise they served tacos. I texted daughter #3 "It's raining tacos".

Chris
by EL Alamein
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Titanic
Replies: 20
Views: 678

Re: Titanic

many years ago here in Philadelphia totally off topic: Im coming to philly first thing sat morning to have tacos! :D :D :D http://southphillybarbacoa.com/ clive Clive, enjoy the tacos. We have taco night here in our home a few times a month and daughter number 3 always celebrates by playing and sin...
by EL Alamein
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Titanic
Replies: 20
Views: 678

Re: Titanic

Wow, are they selling that stuff as souvenirs? When the exhibit was at the Franklin Institute many years ago here in Philadelphia I went to it. I was very pleased with it and even got to touch one of the davits they had on display brought up from the sea floor. As far as I remember they did not sell...
by EL Alamein
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Stropping questions from a straight razor newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 694

Re: Stropping questions from a straight razor newbie

I can't say about that stuff as I've never used it. I use a crayon crox that was used by Mastro Livi. No one seems to carry it anymore which is astonishing to me as it is excellent (and, yeah, I'd use that crayon on balsa as well as leather). One crayon will last you a lifetime. Hopefully Dr. Moss w...
by EL Alamein
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Stropping questions from a straight razor newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 694

Re: Stropping questions from a straight razor newbie

+1 on what Dr. Moss posted.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: BB 1818 replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 539

Re: BB 1818 replacement

Expand the budget and buy the Floris Santal is my only recommendation.

1818 is quite unique and I've never smelled anything like it. If it's gone then it's gone.

Sometimes there is no alternative.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Playing with paddle strops again
Replies: 20
Views: 1023

Re: Playing with paddle strops again

A most excellent review!

Chris
by EL Alamein
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Sweet Almond Oil and Safari
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: Sweet Almond Oil and Safari

One of these days I'll get a cake of that Safari soap. It has slightly intrigued me for many years. As a much younger man I wore the scent, it was my Friday scent. I liked it and it always drew positive comments, but that was many years ago. Now I can't even stand to wear it, it's too obnoxious. My ...
by EL Alamein
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Playing with paddle strops again
Replies: 20
Views: 1023

Re: Playing with paddle strops again

I'll be looking forward to your results. Just to be clear on my end of what I've used. I use the green crox crayon from Livi. I don't know how it compares to other crox preparations so take it with a grain of salt. It's on a hanging strop, one of those reverse type of Russian leather strops and the ...
by EL Alamein
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Playing with paddle strops again
Replies: 20
Views: 1023

Re: Playing with paddle strops again

Yes, the strop with thick red felt under the leather. It came in a box with a brown wax-like paper that surrounded the whole of it. As far as red paste goes I remember a lot about it being used before the black crayon (you know, the two that came together in foil). I assume what's on the balsa side ...
by EL Alamein
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Playing with paddle strops again
Replies: 20
Views: 1023

Re: Playing with paddle strops again

We must be on the same wavelength at different times. About six months ago I broke out a paddle strop from Dovo that was pasted with red paste on one side and the red Jemico leather on the other. I've never used this strop before for various reasons. I bought it about 15 years ago when I was first m...
by EL Alamein
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Playing with paddle strops again
Replies: 20
Views: 1023

Re: Playing with paddle strops again

OK, understood.

Enjoy the journey.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Playing with paddle strops again
Replies: 20
Views: 1023

Re: Playing with paddle strops again

Interesting. Can't you just take the Jemico Red Russian hanging strop? I find this an excellent travel strop.

How long will the trip be? If it was at length I'd take two razors though I'd probably only need the one, but just in case.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Anyone use a Genco razor?
Replies: 10
Views: 733

Re: Anyone use a Genco razor?

Bill, enjoy!

Let us know how you like it once you've had a chance to shave with it.

Chris