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by ChrisW
Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:25 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Swiss Pitralon aftershave
Replies: 11
Views: 4627

Where did you guys get it from? And it's very soothing against irritation you say? Is it light and fast-absorbing?
by ChrisW
Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: questions about trumper crown stopper bottles
Replies: 4
Views: 1739

questions about trumper crown stopper bottles

My current aftershave comes in a cheap plastic bottle, and I've been wanting to decant it into something more classy-looking, for the counter. I like the looks of the Trumper 'crown stopper' style bottles. But is the top able to removed, allowing refilling? And will it leak if inverted upside down, ...
by ChrisW
Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:50 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: I wonder when aftershave balms first appeared?
Replies: 4
Views: 1486

I wonder when aftershave balms first appeared?

It seems like all 'old-school' aftershaves were alcohol-based (Skin Food being the exception, I think). Does anyone know when the first moisturizing aftershave balms started appearing?
by ChrisW
Mon May 04, 2009 1:09 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Mergress Merkur Progress Upgrade and Complete Razors
Replies: 157
Views: 92491

How much for the above modification? I like the extra length. My previous Progress busted, so Merkur sent me a new one- except it doesn't go below '2' :? .
by ChrisW
Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Bacon
Replies: 162
Views: 22642

You want the Ulster Fry - bacon and soda-bread and potatoe-bread fried in fat with eggs, mushrooms, blackpudding, sausages fried in bacon fat washed down with big cup of tea. A full cardiac work-out on a plate. That'll definitely get me through the day... http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/th...
by ChrisW
Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FS: Harris Aftershave Milk (old formula)
Replies: 6
Views: 934

lol "Rather than try to make a huge profit, im going to sell 3 of the bottles for 25 bucks"
by ChrisW
Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Golden age of shaving?
Replies: 44
Views: 4000

Perhaps its the timeframe when most men used DEs and Injectors and brushes, but before the introduction of canned foam? Lots of quality stuff is available now via the internet, but only used by a small number of hobbyists. Not exactly my idea of a sweeping 'Age'.
by ChrisW
Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: James Bond topic (revised)
Replies: 76
Views: 15862

If anyone is curious as to what Fleming's favorite wristwatch was, the current issue of Watch Time says it was his Rolex Explorer I, and that this is likely the Rolex that Fleming constantly referenced in the Bond novels.
by ChrisW
Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTT or WTB: Harris Old Formulation Milk
Replies: 10
Views: 1128

I really don't see what's so special about that A/S...
by ChrisW
Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Journals/Notebooks?
Replies: 40
Views: 5223

I like Paper Blanks mini journals, especially this faux leather one-

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by ChrisW
Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: twining's green tea- thumbs down
Replies: 14
Views: 1628

twining's green tea- thumbs down

Having enjoyed jasmine-flavored tea before, I noticed Twining's Jasmine Green Tea on the grocery shelf. "Ooh, a royal warrant, it must be good" . After drinking through half the box, I'm thoroughly dissapointed. Not only do I not detect a single hint of jasmine flavor or aroma, it gives me stomach u...
by ChrisW
Mon May 19, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Hangover cures
Replies: 54
Views: 7196

A friend of mine is a pharmacist, and she told me the hangover cure of choice for her hard drinking Russian pharmacist co-workers - a drop of ammonia in a glass of water, chugged down. She told me she tried it once and it worked like a charm. Interesting about the ammonia. I read somewhere that D.R...
by ChrisW
Mon May 19, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Hangover cures
Replies: 54
Views: 7196

I usually just take a couple of apsirins, and swallow them down with a single gulp of water. I've found that drinking more water with the pills makes it slower for the painkillers to digest. I know they say that lots of liquids are good, but my stomach usually can't hold down lots of liquid when wak...
by ChrisW
Sat May 17, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Schick Blades
Replies: 16
Views: 2997

Re: Schick Blades

Four single pass BBS shaves with a vintage Schick from the 80s I suppose...yellow package silver and black dispenser...saw of pick of the package somewhere on this board. Shouldn't be playing with these old things though since I have so many others to try from Giovanni's small sampler. BBS shaves w...
by ChrisW
Thu May 15, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Dogs vs. Porcupine
Replies: 3
Views: 1012

The bull terrier looks like it tried to wrestle the damn thing...
by ChrisW
Sun May 11, 2008 12:48 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Final verdict of the Injector?
Replies: 16
Views: 1897

Final verdict of the Injector?

I've been interested in the Injector razors as of late, but can't be quite sure what to make of them. The new Schick blades seem to be commonly considered as sub-par. At this stage in my wetshaving life, I have no use for anything that's sub-par. And then there's the Injector/Feather combination. Sh...
by ChrisW
Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shaving oil? Anyone try it?
Replies: 15
Views: 2470

Good, I was just about to ask about pacific shave oil. Apparently, it can be used by itself. You said it doesn't gunk up a DE razor? That's a problem I had using King of Shaves oil with my HD. What kind of consistent shaves do you get with it? How's the irritation and/or bumps?
by ChrisW
Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Some Rambling about AOS
Replies: 19
Views: 3018

But he always knew that the big bucks were in proprietary products, and that there was a large market out there of status driven guys with money, who had no knowledge of shaving nor awareness of the top shelf traditional products, and that such products had never really been 'marketed' in the US. "...
by ChrisW
Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My shaves are best every other day
Replies: 24
Views: 2941

My shaves are best every other day

I don't know why, but when I wait 2-3 days in between shaves, the stubble just melts off like hot butter when I finally shave. Just a single with-the-grain pass is needed, and my skin is left glowing. It's almost uncanny. Does anyone else experience this? I suspect it's because longer hairs are soft...
by ChrisW
Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:32 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FT: merker LH (closed)
Replies: 10
Views: 1742

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