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by Barry
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Your best concert experience
Replies: 27
Views: 3162

Re: Your best concert experience

Back around 1990-1991 when I was in college I went to one of the best concerts I'd ever experienced. Members of The Specials and The Beat (or the English Beat as they were known here in the USA) toured as The Special Beat. It was amazing and loads of fun. I actually just found a video of the group p...
by Barry
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: What bath soap are you using right now?
Replies: 548
Views: 116664

Re: What bath soap are you using right now?

Switched over to Aveeno unscented. I like it a lot.
by Barry
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1194
Views: 140188

Re: What are you reading?

Currently reading 3 books.

The Pioneers by David McCullough

Elevation by Stephen King (I'll finish that today, it's a short book and I put it down for a day or two).

How to Become a Federal Criminal : An Illustrated Handbook for the Aspiring Offender by Mike Chase
by Barry
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Day travel bag
Replies: 6
Views: 1647

Re: Day travel bag

I have a Kriega but it’s probably not your style. I don’t ride a motorcycle but I wanted a dry pack. I have the 100% waterproof
Version.

They also make the Kriega Urban EDC Messenger bag. I haven’t read much about that one but it looks cool to me.
by Barry
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Kitchen knives
Replies: 65
Views: 12738

Re: Kitchen knives

I sharpened two knives with the Trizor XV. The first knife was a Cuisinart chef's knife that I won for something or another at a grocery store. It's a very cheap knife and I used it for everything. I don't particularly like it primarily because of the the way it feels in my hand. I did my best to ge...
by Barry
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Kitchen knives
Replies: 65
Views: 12738

Re: Kitchen knives

Funny that this thread popped up. I'm actually headed out today to pick up a Trizor XV sharpener.

Looking forward to getting my knives back in good shape on my own.
by Barry
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: What bath soap are you using right now?
Replies: 548
Views: 116664

Re: What bath soap are you using right now?

Not a soap, but a body wash: Jack Black All Wash. It's less drying than some of the other brands of gel or gel-like body wash. Haven't had an issues with it and I like the scent.
by Barry
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: New Mattress Suggestions?
Replies: 7
Views: 1864

Re: New Mattress Suggestions?

I own a Sleep Number but it's not a particularly high end model. I'd have to look up to see what it is... probably a queen p6. I looked through my e-mails and noticed that the delivery was an issue.... drove me nuts. Around the time I purchased my bed I exchanged messages with a buddy of mine and ap...
by Barry
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Memories of barbershops when growing up.
Replies: 7
Views: 3217

Re: Memories of barbershops when growing up.

I'm in my mid-40's and remember a barbershop at a little strip mall near my childhood neighborhood. The owner's name was Ray... I googled around a bit and he still seems to own the shop. I remember going there in the mid-to-late 1970s. I don't remember too many details though. I do remember the str...
by Barry
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Memories of barbershops when growing up.
Replies: 7
Views: 3217

Re: Memories of barbershops when growing up.

I'm in my mid-40's and remember a barbershop at a little strip mall near my childhood neighborhood. The owner's name was Ray... I googled around a bit and he still seems to own the shop. I remember going there in the mid-to-late 1970s. I don't remember too many details though. I do remember the stro...
by Barry
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Worst scent ever
Replies: 60
Views: 17150

Re: Worst scent ever

I don't care for the Master Colognes....

I tried Master Topaz... no wonder it's $36.00 a gallon.

Draggon Noir #14 as well.

I'm surprised criminals don't use this stuff to mask odors odors when necessary.
by Barry
Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Breakfast
Replies: 31
Views: 7167

Re: Breakfast

Speaking of eggs I was just watching a YouTube video of Jacques Pepin preparing a traditional French omelette.

I’ll give it a go again.... maybe several knowing my luck.
by Barry
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Oribe Products
Replies: 1
Views: 3221

Oribe Products

I think most of their products are aimed at women. However, they have some of the best pomade, wax, fiber & grooming cream that I have ever tried. They're extremlely expensive for hair stying products but these are not cherry, cola or vanilla scented rockabilly pomade gels. A little goes a long way....
by Barry
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: What bath soap are you using right now?
Replies: 548
Views: 116664

Re: What bath soap are you using right now?

Unscented&Sensitive Skin Dove Soap. It comes in a green (I Think) and white box.
by Barry
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Really, really good Cornbread
Replies: 54
Views: 10429

Re: Really, really good Cornbread

Peter Reinhart's Bacon Cornbread is pretty amazing. However, it is probably the least healthy cornbread next to "crackling cornbread". I don't feel comfortable posting the recipe here but you can find it at Leite's Culinaria website or in Reinhart's book - The Bread Baker's Apprentice or on other we...
by Barry
Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Bed linen sprays
Replies: 8
Views: 2624

Re: Bed linen sprays

Sam,

I use Caldrea's "Pear Blossom Agave."

It's strong and can be diluted even though I don't think they intend that. I have the laundry detergent as well and I use that for linens but I need to run an extra rinse or dilute it as well.

They're about $10 for 16oz, I think.
by Barry
Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: 10 years
Replies: 17
Views: 3072

Re: 10 years

Congrats!

I've been a member for some time too. I rarely post but I do stop by a couple of times a week.
by Barry
Sat Mar 26, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Prospectors "Gold Rush" Pomade
Replies: 0
Views: 3537

Prospectors "Gold Rush" Pomade

I'm always on the lookout for different brands of water-type pomade. I've tried a number of brands and I'd say that many are quite similar in both texture and hold. I find the typical varieties of scent to be vanilla and/or coconut. Others are straight-up citrus or other fruit based (cherry, etc.). ...
by Barry
Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: What led you to this?
Replies: 15
Views: 3904

Re: What led you to this?

I used creams and soaps from time to time but never a DE and only a cartridge razor. I probably reverted back to canned goo from time to time as well.

In all honesty a "certain person" appeared on TV back in 2004 or 2005 and he renewed my interest in quality products.