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by p_man
Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:51 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Shave OIL ???
Replies: 18
Views: 2096

Try leaving a little hair conditioner on your beard while you're in the bath/shower to help soften it up. That definitely makes a difference for me. I've also had luck with a little bit of shave oil under a good soap or cream, but I do get along fine without. Agree with trying some of the name cream...
by p_man
Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Aggressiveness
Replies: 6
Views: 1218

I haven't used the HD, but I did use both the Futur and the Vision for a decent period and found that on the low end, the Vision was gentler. Not by much, but definitely easier on my face. At the other end of the spectrum, I couldn't use either open all the way, but I could go further open with the ...
by p_man
Wed Aug 02, 2006 5:31 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Taylor Shaving Gel
Replies: 6
Views: 1618

Taylor Shaving Gel

I just (or finally, depending on how long it's been available) noticed the Taylor's shaving gel at Classic Shaving, with both brush and brushless versions. Has anybody tried it? Or even seen it?

It seems like it might be at least useful for travel....

Dave C
by p_man
Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:45 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Investing, Stock Market & Finances
Replies: 32
Views: 6341

This I know a lot more about than shaving. Jeff and Rusty(blade) are exactly right - trying to beat the market is a mugs game. In fact, due to the laws of mathematics, the average investor MUST trail the market after costs. Look at it this way: before costs, there are two kinds of investors, those w...
by p_man
Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Do you guys use a shaving mirror? If so what are the benefit
Replies: 10
Views: 4266

Unlike apparently everybody else, I use one, a 5x mirror sucktion-cupped to the shower wall. I love it. My eyesight isn't awful, but it's bad enough that I can't see what I'm doing clearly enough for comfort using a mirror behind a sink without bending over, which stresses my back. But I also have t...
by p_man
Sat Jul 29, 2006 7:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Razor/Neck Dilemma
Replies: 14
Views: 2312

I have a similar growth pattern on my neck (all directions + very flat, although maybe everybody does?) and have found that this is an area where an adjustable really helps. Some have an easier time with more or less blade for those final passes, so that's something to play around with that Gillette...
by p_man
Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Product placement
Replies: 18
Views: 5895

I've always thought a sequence of Bond assembling a Vision would be pretty funny. Most people wouldn't know what it was until it was complete, and the pieces go together in such a way it would be easy to make the audience think it's something else entirely. You just have the actor make the "I'm conc...
by p_man
Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:00 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Saturday Night Live
Replies: 16
Views: 4652

Everything named so far is just comedy gold (well, maybe not Toonces....) I'd add Phil Hartman as Sinatra ("I got chunks of guys like you in my stool") Quary cereal (It's better because it's mined) Jewess Jeans Phil Hartman as Reagan, doing the doddering old man bit when there are tourists and then ...
by p_man
Mon Nov 14, 2005 4:46 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Favorite T.V. cop show
Replies: 24
Views: 5048

That are not running right now? Too many to pick. Hill Street Blues or Barney Miller , probably. Currently running? The Shield and The Wire , both of which would also be in the running for all-time best. The Shield has great writing and a real I-can't-believe-I-just-saw-that vibe. Plus, Michael Chik...
by p_man
Sun Nov 13, 2005 5:22 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Any stores that sell Merkurs?
Replies: 4
Views: 1204

Like Cliff said, it's a matter of where you are. I'd guess that T&H in Chicago sells them, since they sell the razors. In San Francisco, Grant's Tobacconist on Market sells them.

Dave C
by p_man
Sat Nov 12, 2005 10:09 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: ed
Replies: 10
Views: 2196

I've put in a lot of time in AE and Alden shoes, and like the Aldens more. In the styles I liked, the AE lasts were too small in the toe-box, something I realized only after screwing up my little toe on each foot and almost wearing through the leather from the inside. Also, my brown AEs tended to gr...
by p_man
Sat Nov 12, 2005 9:54 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Feather Blades in a "Type N" Injector?
Replies: 22
Views: 3797

Try to find one of the non-Schick plastic/metal injectors, which are often sold as house brands and maybe Personnal as well. (I got mine at Meijers in Bay City, MI.) The plastic part slides off easily, and the end of the metal housing opposite the injector key is totally open. You can push the stock...
by p_man
Thu Oct 27, 2005 7:07 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Your favorite novel
Replies: 30
Views: 4952

Javyn, I've always liked Goodbye to all That , but I've also been fascinated by WWI. There's just something about that massive human waste that moves me. That reminds me of another war autobiography: Spike Milligan's WWII memoirs: Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall Rommel? Gunner Who? Monty: His ...
by p_man
Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:09 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Your favorite novel
Replies: 30
Views: 4952

My (current) 5 favorite books, not in order: Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. Possibly the funniest book ever written, although now somewhat bittersweet in light of Katrina. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh Moby-Dick by H. Melville Sons and Lovers by DH Lawrence And for something a l...
by p_man
Wed Oct 26, 2005 1:24 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Using Cremo Cream as pre shave product
Replies: 4
Views: 2099

I've been using CC since The Blog That Dare Not Speak Its Name mentioned it, and now I find that I'm using it more and more often, around every other shave. I can just get a more comfortable, closer shave and softer skin afterwards with it than I can with anything else. (Next down the list for me ar...
by p_man
Sun Oct 23, 2005 3:26 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Let's Talk Guitars
Replies: 19
Views: 4103

Drooling over that Jag here. I played in a band with a guy who had one, loved it. I have a Guild D4 acoustic , a Rick 620 (one of the slightly small solid-bodies), and a Fender Precision bass, the version with Precision and Jazz pickups. I'm not much of a player, but I figured I'd be buying one of e...
by p_man
Sun Sep 25, 2005 6:11 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Using Feather Straights in a Schick Injector
Replies: 15
Views: 3968

For loading, if you can find one of the metal and plastic injectors rather than the all-metal, you can take it apart with ease and load it with your shortened Feather blades. I think the "Barber" brand has plastic, and I know you can get them at Meijer stores in the US mid-west (or at least the one ...
by p_man
Sat Sep 17, 2005 7:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Extreme Shaving
Replies: 7
Views: 1514

I knew somebody who shaved her cats regularly. Not a good look on a cat.

Dave C
by p_man
Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wetshavers with rosacea: what works best for you?
Replies: 28
Views: 7900

My guy had me use 50-50 Metrogel (well, the generic, which isn't a gel) and Westcort, a hydrocortisone cream.

Dave C
by p_man
Mon Sep 12, 2005 10:41 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Rooney Silver Tip Medium 24mm **PICS**
Replies: 72
Views: 19250

Here's what I want to know: why does that brush on eBay say "sterilized" and not "sterilised"? Did they make a batch with a typo? For the American market only?

Dave C