Search found 2815 matches

by EL Alamein
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Ancient North American cultures
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Ancient North American cultures

Gary, I suspect a lot of what folks conjecture about what ancient civilizations did is just that. But in the end we really don't know.

I do notice, to your point, these folks aren't around living that supposed way anymore. Who knows why, maybe a failed experiment etc.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Learning to shave
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Learning to shave

Wonderful! This is a great picture. Your son looks magnificent and you look gleaming.

I hope you guys enjoy many happy memories together and many more good times to come.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Changed my hair dressing
Replies: 19
Views: 8283

Re: Changed my hair dressing

Clive, a good recommendation. It is very much like the Yardley lavender hair cream ingredients wise ( an old product, not the brilliantine) that I have. Although the hair cream is good I did try it recently to alleviate the dry hair it's too greasy and doesn't let the hair dry to a more natural stat...
by EL Alamein
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Vetiver
Replies: 30
Views: 4945

Re: Vetiver

Gary, hope you enjoy.

Been enjoying the scent of vetiver myself this Summer.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Changed my hair dressing
Replies: 19
Views: 8283

Re: Changed my hair dressing

Not much anymore for me except the Beau Kreml from time to time when the hair gets dried out.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Vintage Hammam - first impression
Replies: 25
Views: 4117

Re: Vintage Hammam - first impression

Late to this but that bottle in the first post has juice that resembles my juice very closely. My bottle is an old sprayer though so not vintage but I suspect it being one of the first reproductions intended to be very close to the original. Who knows though. In short, I like my juice. Very rosey an...
by EL Alamein
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Short Soft Water Report
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Short Soft Water Report

Got away this weekend with the wife and kids to a water park resort. Much needed time away for the family and we enjoyed it immensely. While there we noticed rather quickly that the water was soft. Needless to say the shaves were wonderful with little effort at generating lather. Very slick and very...
by EL Alamein
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Ranch Dressing DYI in no time
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: Ranch Dressing DYI in no time

Gosh that looks delicious, Brian I am going to have try that for sure.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Ranch Dressing DYI in no time
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: Ranch Dressing DYI in no time

Gary, sounds delicious. And it actually follows the original Hidden Valley Ranch recipe I've read about in the past. Supposedly the Hidden Valley was a house dressing for the actual Hidden Valley Ranch. It was composed by the owner as such. He actually made it using just what you used - dry ingredie...
by EL Alamein
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Harris soap reformulation
Replies: 13
Views: 1574

Re: Harris soap reformulation

Looks like Harris got rid of the Almond oil?

Chris
by EL Alamein
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Anyone know what happened to Squire?
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Anyone know what happened to Squire?

Nope but he did have health issues from posts here. Hoping he's OK and will return one day.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Musgo Real soap
Replies: 24
Views: 1090

Re: Musgo Real soap

Let the hoarding begin! :)

Chris
by EL Alamein
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Acquisitions thread
Replies: 153
Views: 40487

Re: Acquisitions thread

Beautiful brush. It reminds me of a Simpsons.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Musgo Real soap
Replies: 24
Views: 1090

Re: Musgo Real soap

This is good news.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Musgo Real soap
Replies: 24
Views: 1090

Re: Musgo Real soap

brothers wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:45 pm
Maybe this experience with this soap is an example of the effectiveness of customer complaints being persuasive when a company prematurely releases a product that is obviously defective.
Gary, I think you hit the nail on the head.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Gokumyo 20k
Replies: 17
Views: 602

Re: Gokumyo 20k

A few years back I bought two new razors at the same time, a Dovo and a TI. Neither was shave ready sharp, as I perceived and expected. I soon got rid of these disappointments. Looking back over the years, I think they were probably ready in the context of straight razor shaves, while I was expecti...
by EL Alamein
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Musgo Real soap
Replies: 24
Views: 1090

Re: Musgo Real soap

Tim, thanks for the review. I have always loved Musgo Real's scent but the cream would irritate me if I used it more than a shave or two. I still use those very old tubes now and then for a shave and it does smell wonderful. I even have a few tubes of the oldest formulation and they are wonderful sm...
by EL Alamein
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Starting over with an open blade
Replies: 47
Views: 1665

Re: Starting over with an open blade

Tim, excellent report on the touch-up. A long ways down the road when you've mastered it all you can keep a blade going forever with a good touch-up routine.

The hones can be used to fix a damaged edge or for experimentation.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Thu May 30, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Gokumyo 20k
Replies: 17
Views: 602

Re: Gokumyo 20k

Personally, I never use mine anymore. The reason is due to rounding of the edge from stropping. I may be mis-remembering but I think all edges wind up rounded to a degree from stropping etc. I seem to recall this from the Science of Sharp blog but I may be wrong. My thoughts are if the blade winds u...
by EL Alamein
Thu May 30, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Starting over with an open blade
Replies: 47
Views: 1665

Re: Starting over with an open blade

I've come back to the one pass shave recently like the good Doctor. I'm pleased with it and have gotten so good at it that it's nearly as close as a two pass.

As I age my skin has gotten more sensitive and the one pass is doing me fine for now.

You gotta do what you gotta do.

Chris