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by EL Alamein
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What Did You Sharpen Today?
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: What Did You Sharpen Today?

Nothing today but recently my two newly acquired Bokers in the last few months. Nice blades that take an edge easy and provide an excellent shave.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Marseille/Aleppo/Castille soaps, Yardley, Mitchells Wool Fat
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: Marseille/Aleppo/Castille soaps, Yardley, Mitchells Wool Fat

About twelve years ago I tried the Savon de Marseilles soap and found out it really dried my skin. I think it has a lot of glycerin in it also which my skin did not like. Used it to shampoo as well and it wound up making my hair like straw after a while. Went back to the Yardley and tried Mitchells,...
by EL Alamein
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Cats, and the Killing Thereof
Replies: 12
Views: 324

Re: Cats, and the Killing Thereof

Excellent post! And very nostalgic. When I read the headline I about gulped a mouthful of my cigar smoke but reading on slightly I knew what I was in for and it was excellent. I also was able to exhale by that point. :) That no name TI was pushed by he who shall not be named. I had one and they were...
by EL Alamein
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Simpler still
Replies: 17
Views: 401

Re: Simpler still

This is a very interesting thread. Lather preference is a very personal thing and I, myself, have tweaked my lathering technique over the years many times. I like face lathering and I like a nice thick protective lather yet as a straight user I need slickness to go along with a thick lather to make ...
by EL Alamein
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Thanksgiving
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: Thanksgiving

A day late but Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Chris
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: 204

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: 284

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: 899

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: 899

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: 899

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: 899

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: 899

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: 899

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: 899

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: 848

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: 848

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: 639

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: 1203

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: 349

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: 1203

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 ...