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by Rufus
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pre shave oil
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Pre shave oil

I find it adds no value. Good old soap and warm water is the best pre-shave prep in my book.
by Rufus
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Brush of the day
Replies: 957
Views: 58595

Re: Brush of the day

My new Fendrihan Classic Silvertip shaving brush. I’ve used it 3 times now and I’m impressed. Although it cost just CAD$69 it is much more dense and firm than I expected. The knot measures 22X49 and is bulb-shaped. The badger has very soft tips and just the right amount of backbone for me, ie, not t...
by Rufus
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: A question for Johnny Cash
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: A question for Johnny Cash

jww wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:23 pm
But does it matter with such a classic song???? :wink:
Precisely. It doesn’t matter; if you have to, chalk it up to artistic licence.
by Rufus
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Brush of the day
Replies: 957
Views: 58595

Re: Brush of the day

I decided to try my Muhle STF brush this morning; i usually only use a synthetic when travelling. I didn’t like it: just too springy which meant I had to mash the brush on my face to lather in a circular motion, which is my preferred way of lathering.
by Rufus
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: July 1st- It’s Canada Day, up Canada way
Replies: 7
Views: 202

Re: July 1st- It’s Canada Day, up Canada way

Clive, Second Cup Coffee Co. are still around, but on a much diminished basis, it seem s to me. I like their coffee, but I prefer Starbucks’s dark roast. In the town in which I live there are just two Second Cups, but 18 Starbucks. I’d have to say that Second Cup is hanging on by their finger nails....
by Rufus
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: July 1st- It’s Canada Day, up Canada way
Replies: 7
Views: 202

July 1st- It’s Canada Day, up Canada way

Enjoy the day chaps. It’s the 152nd anniversary of Confederation, except for Newfoundland & Labrador, which joined Confederation in 1949. Have a “double-double” on me. :D
by Rufus
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Has anyone ordered Connaught Shaving and Shaving.ie lately?.
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Has anyone ordered Connaught Shaving and Shaving.ie lately?.

I’ve bought several items from Shaving.ie and found them to be reliable and prompt.
by Rufus
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bath & Hand Towels
Replies: 3
Views: 1858

Re: Bath & Hand Towels

We’ve had great success with Turkish towels.
by Rufus
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Endeavour
Replies: 23
Views: 3423

Re: Endeavour

We love Endeavour, even the furry caterpillar, and Morse. The two characters have been integrated brilliantly. As well, in Endeavour they have captured the times very well; brings back memories of my misspent youth. Endeavour and Morse are the finest television series I’ve watched.
by Rufus
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Amazing NBA finals game
Replies: 27
Views: 1054

Re: Amazing NBA finals game

Stunning outcome which shows what perseverance can do. Now we just have to see if our hockey team can pull their collective fingers out and start being the Maple Leafs instead of the Maple Laughs; however, being a follower of the Habs I’m biased.
by Rufus
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Small rotation of favorite brushes
Replies: 11
Views: 2800

Re: Small rotation of favorite brushes

I’m on my fourth synthetic brush and none has come close to matching my quality badgers and quality boars in overall performance and face feel. I use a synthetic, currently an AP Shave Co. Synbad, for travel mainly because it dries very quickly and is relatively inexpensive. So far the Synbad is the...
by Rufus
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Speaking of having random memories ---
Replies: 4
Views: 638

Re: Speaking of having random memories ---

I used to be a pipe smoker and two of my favourite tobaccos were Baby’s Bottom and Three Nuns. The slogans for each were: Baby’s Bottom - Nothing smoother than baby’s bottom. Three Nuns - None nicer. Where I grew up soccer/football was very popular with a certain segment of the population. The star ...
by Rufus
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Big Boy #4014 UP #844 Double header
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Big Boy #4014 UP #844 Double header

I love steam locomotives. I went to a boarding school about 400 miles from home and got there on a train powered by a steam locomotive. I took 6 such trips a year back and forth for 6 years, making 36 trips in all. It took 2 nights to get there and they were a lot of fun. I have to say, however, tha...
by Rufus
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Amazing NBA finals game
Replies: 27
Views: 1054

Re: Amazing NBA finals game

I’m completely gobsmacked by the Raptor’s performance. I’m happy for the team and for Toronto, but not being a supporter of professional sport as it stands today, I’m not emotional about it.
by Rufus
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: 2019-100yrs since my family started the business
Replies: 14
Views: 1085

Re: 2019-100yrs since my family started the business

If you have the skill and knowledge not to mention the financial wherewithal, why not? I assume there are no non-compete agreements with our Manx chums. I’d consider buying one provided the knot was no bigger than 24 mm and not overly dense or firm: ideally something like the Colonel with a best kno...
by Rufus
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Project House
Replies: 18
Views: 609

Re: Project House

A quick post to say that the vinegar works! Whatever i sprayed died (hopefully a fast painless death!!) I bought this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VVMTM14/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 clive Roundup now has a weed and grass control spray based on acetic acid. It expresse...
by Rufus
Thu May 30, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Weedeater
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: Weedeater

Regarding edging the lawn along the sidewalk, you have to develop your technique, but that’s not unique to battery powered weed eaters. I have a corded edger with a steel blade that I use at the beginning of the season to set the edge and trench, after that I use the weed eater to maintain it. As fa...
by Rufus
Thu May 30, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: What is it about brushes?
Replies: 19
Views: 898

Re: What is it about brushes?

Tim, that doesn’t sound encouraging, but it is early days. I’ll hold of on a purchase and wait for your further assessment.
by Rufus
Wed May 29, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: What is it about brushes?
Replies: 19
Views: 898

Re: What is it about brushes?

Buzz, Plisson is beyond my price range, although I certainly understand its appeal. But I have been sampling through a bunch of potential keepers lately, and it does seem I may be close to being a non-collector (over 3 brushes makes one a collector as I recall). I am looking at keeping one syntheti...
by Rufus
Wed May 29, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Weedeater
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: Weedeater

I have a RYOBI cordless weed eater powered by a 40V lithium ion battery. The 40V battery has a longer run time, about 1 hour, than a regular lithium ion battery and is fully re-charged in about 2 hours. I bought it last summer when my B&D corded weedeater crapped out and I’m happy with it. It is qui...