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by teamccloud
Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:57 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: fat and happy OR fit and depressed ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2355

I voted for fat and happy because, if you look at the body fat calculations, I am on the low end of being obese. I'm about 5'10" and 198 pounds and am happy. Do I wish I weighed about 175 or so? You bet. But I'd rather be where I am than down at that weight and depressed.
by teamccloud
Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:09 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Brushless
Replies: 8
Views: 1880

Re: Brushless

Just for kicks this week has been a brushless one. So far I've used: 1). Brave Soldier Brave Shave-Monday 2). MenScience Advanced Shave Formula-Tuesday 3). Molle-Wednesday The past 3 days have been some of the best shaves I have ever had. One nick, no irritation and a 12-14 hour smooth shave. Tomor...
by teamccloud
Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:51 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Great starter set
Replies: 3
Views: 1034

texasPI wrote:Here

There's others but I can't think of them right now.

EDIT: Guess the link won't work. Classicshaving has some under vulfix brushes. Scroll down.
Thanks! The link didn't work, but I was able to back into Classic Shaving and find two stands that are in my el cheapo price range.
by teamccloud
Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:22 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Great starter set
Replies: 3
Views: 1034

Where can I find a stand like that? All the ones I've seen are way too extravagant and expensive. I like the simplicity of it.
by teamccloud
Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:26 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Merkur Futur
Replies: 25
Views: 6114

From what I read here, and from my own experiences, the Futur appears to have a fan club who like to set it around 3 or 4 (as I do), and another group who prefer it at 1. (And yet another considerable group who like it to stay on the shelf) :) This makes me wonder: Do most of you who use adjustable...
by teamccloud
Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shave before eating tip?
Replies: 13
Views: 2301

Gatorade wrote:
teamccloud wrote:During the week, I get up around 5 a.m., shower and am putting the blade (in my case, blades for the time being) to face at about 5:15.
So you use 2 razors in both hands at the same time! Wow that is talent!
Especially at 5 a.m. :)
by teamccloud
Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ever go brushless?
Replies: 26
Views: 4298

When we're talking brushless, do we mean as in "Look, Mom, I'm not using a brush" or as in a shave cream or other product that is marketed as brushless? I used some samples of Trumpers and AOS a couple of years ago using just my hands to whip up whatever kind of lather I could. By far, the quality o...
by teamccloud
Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:47 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Proraso Shaving Brushes at Target
Replies: 12
Views: 2544

mantic wrote:I have a Proraso brush and it is actually a pretty decent brush for the money. Definitely a notch up from the little junky ones you might find in a drugstore or grocery store.

--Mark
How would you compare the Proraso brush to a $15 Col. Conk bristle?
by teamccloud
Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:44 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Aftershave recommendations please
Replies: 20
Views: 4933

I've been pleased with Nivea balm for sensitive skin and L'Oreal after shave. Both are nice and soothing. I do find that I need to do a final rinse with cold water to close my pores, but both the aftershaves feel very good after that.
by teamccloud
Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shave before eating tip?
Replies: 13
Views: 2301

I have heard that shaving on an empty stomach is better, but I can't remember why. I've also read that a first thing in the morning shave will not be as close because, after spending 8 hours supine, your face is a little engorged with blood when you wake up. Often not the only thing, but I digress....
by teamccloud
Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:32 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What you can luck into or find on the Net.
Replies: 7
Views: 1553

Re: What you can luck into or find on the Net.

Sorry to be the pedant, but don't Google for medical information! I'm glad that you lucked into the rebate deal, but health info on the web is notoriously suspect. Start at a reputable source like Medlineplus or check with your local library to see if they offer at-home access to resources like Cli...
by teamccloud
Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:42 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Christmas wish list?
Replies: 3
Views: 837

Me, I just want a simple Merkur HD.
by teamccloud
Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:26 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: First shave with the Fusion
Replies: 2
Views: 805

Tom -- I shaved with the Fusion for the first -- and last -- time on Saturday. I had the same issues that you did. It was extremely hard to maneuver the massive head around my face, and the pull was surprising. I only notice a pull like that on an M3 cartridge that should have been discarded a week ...
by teamccloud
Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:32 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Conk crack
Replies: 8
Views: 1945

Just a quick follow up:

I mailed my cracked Conk to the company, and last Wednesday a replacement arrived. Thanks to all who encouraged me to call Conk.
by teamccloud
Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: How do you use soaps?
Replies: 7
Views: 1939

you shouldnt build the lather on top of the cake of soap, you merely want to load the brush with a little bit of soap and then build the lather in a seperate bowl just as you do with cream or directly on your face. check out richard's video where he builds a lather up nice and quick Thanks for the ...
by teamccloud
Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:25 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Black Friday ads
Replies: 5
Views: 1083

Re: Black Friday ads

Are any of you crazy guys going shopping on Black Friday? If so, let me know, I'll give you my list. I'll be alseep. J I'm not, but two outlet centers in my area will be open at midnight Friday morning. It's sheer craziness, although my wife said there's something appealing about shopping in the mi...
by teamccloud
Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What do you really wear when you shave?
Replies: 61
Views: 7783

I just wear my pajama bottoms. Or in the summer, I wear a pair of knit sport shorts.
by teamccloud
Sat Nov 18, 2006 5:46 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Fusion test
Replies: 0
Views: 647

Fusion test

I got a free Fusion in the mail the other week and finally got around to using it today. I am an M3 user now and have not used a DE (yet -- I should be getting a Merkur HD for Christmas if all goes according to plan). Anyway, the Fusion: There are, of course, five blades. But they are very small and...
by teamccloud
Sat Nov 18, 2006 3:23 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: How do you use soaps?
Replies: 7
Views: 1939

How do you use soaps?

If I get a hard shaving soap, how does one go about using it? Maybe a better question is, what do you do post-shave with the bowl/mug and soap in it? Do you just leave the soap in there while you rinse it out? I was thinking about getting some Proraso last night at Target but went for the tube inste...
by teamccloud
Sat Nov 18, 2006 8:07 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Job interview question
Replies: 47
Views: 6984

Just a quick update: I met with seven people with whom I would be working directly, and then they sent me to another person who isn't part of the organization but is someone with whom the organization has regular contact for its business. I decided to send thank-you letters to all eight people. Over...