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by Rufus
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Day travel bag
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: Day travel bag

I use a few options depending what I need to be doing. LLBean small adventure duffel (we actually have one each in medium and large as well) - great for when you need to add stuff to your bag as you roam around the market, town, etc. Custom made 16" british school satchel in leather from Zatchels U...
by Rufus
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Libraries
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Libraries

I’m ashamed to say that I haven’t been to my local library for a very long time. I don’t read as many books as OP does, just one a month (usually history or biography), so I buy the book I want to read; it’s not an e-book, however. Ironically, my wife’s first job was as a librarian for the Hampshire...
by Rufus
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Probably not the healthiest, but good
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Re: Probably not the healthiest, but good

At boarding school there’d be a jug of custard on each dining table at dinner time. One could only guess when it was made, but by the thickness of the skin on the top it wasn’t fresh. I don’t mind custard,but I wouldn’t go out of my way to get it. My wife has a tin of Birds Custard Powder on hand at...
by Rufus
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Probably not the healthiest, but good
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Re: Probably not the healthiest, but good

Love a good bread and butter pudding and an old fashion sherry trifle.
by Rufus
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Shampoo that won't make my scalp itch
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: Shampoo that won't make my scalp itch

I’ve used Head and Shoulders for years with no ill-effects.
by Rufus
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Here, fishy, fishy....
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: Here, fishy, fishy....

Bryan, as far as grilling/frying/baking/broiling, assuming everything is hot and ready to go, 7 minutes per inch of thickness no matter the fish, but one eyes and signs prevail. If it flakes it's done. Go beyond that and it's getting overdone. With salmon if the fat denatures (you'll see it weep) t...
by Rufus
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Vintage Simpson 12 Pure Badger - Horn handle
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Vintage Simpson 12 Pure Badger - Horn handle

Very nice find. Are you going to use it? I’ve a Somerset-era Duke 2 Pure, not as old as yours, which is in my regular brush rotation. I quite like the feel of the pure badger.
by Rufus
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any thoughts on the use of shaving oils with a DE razor
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Re: Any thoughts on the use of shaving oils with a DE razor

Whatever works for you makes the most sense. But not for me.
by Rufus
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Here, fishy, fishy....
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: Here, fishy, fishy....

I would really like to learn how to cook fish properly, be it in a pie or frying pan. I can make some rather good salmon cakes and fish/seafood stew, but other than that I struggle.
by Rufus
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58
Replies: 12
Views: 476

Re: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58

Can't sing and play at the same time Don’t be so hard on yourself, Sam. I’ve come across many people who can’t walk and chew gum at the same time. :mrgreen: Back on topic: I applaud you for your perseverance; keep it up. I’m 71 and have never been able to learn to play a musical,instrument. In my y...
by Rufus
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What does DR Harris Arlington smell like?
Replies: 16
Views: 4226

Re: What does DR Harris Arlington smell like?

Arlington is by far my favourite aftershave; i’ve Not tried their shaving cream or soap, however. As Wendell said, it has a light, citrusy scent, which I find very refreshing and just the thing to finish my morining shave with all year round.
by Rufus
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: One of many favorite songs from the past
Replies: 33
Views: 4381

Re: One of many favorite songs from the past

For pure, unadulterated nostalgia I listen to Edith Piaf, particularly her rendition in of “La Vie En Rose”.
by Rufus
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Duffle Bags
Replies: 38
Views: 3510

Re: Duffle Bags

A bag from Red Oxx of Billings, Montana, might just do it. Extremely well made and made in America. Visit their website.
by Rufus
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Day travel bag
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: Day travel bag

Red Oxx in Billings, Montana makes a wide variety of bags and travel accessories. They’re not cheap, but they are very well made (almost over-engineered) and made in the USA. I think the Gator Compact Everyday Carry-on Bag could be what you’re looking for, but visit their website to see what they ha...
by Rufus
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: New hat and trip to Buckaroo Hatters
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: New hat and trip to Buckaroo Hatters

Sam wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:10 pm
Bryan, 100% beaver felt
Very traditional and classy.
by Rufus
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: New hat and trip to Buckaroo Hatters
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: New hat and trip to Buckaroo Hatters

I agree with Wendell, you do need a flat cap, Sam. I have half a dozen to take me through Autumn, winter and spring. A flat cap is the only hat I enjoy wearing for an extended period of time.
by Rufus
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: New hat and trip to Buckaroo Hatters
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: New hat and trip to Buckaroo Hatters

Very nice hat, what’s it made of? As Clive has pointed out, you need to stand closer to your razor. :P
by Rufus
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Do I need a boar brush?
Replies: 11
Views: 808

Re: Do I need a boar brush?

You don’t need one, but you should try one. A boar is different to a badger, but I’ve found boar to be surprisingly nice. Be aware, however, that unlike a badger boar does have a break-in period before performing at its best. My 3 boars comprise a Thater, a Semogue Owners Club and an Omega B&B Essen...
by Rufus
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Ear muffs (sound reduction)
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: Ear muffs (sound reduction)

Ear plugs for me. My hearing loss isn't as bad as Chris describes, but I do have hearing aids and wouldn't be able to function in the mainstream of life without them. Nice to not wear them on occasion like when I am doing odd-jobs or flitting around out in the yard. Never when I cycle. I don't wear...
by Rufus
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: New fragrance from Trumper!!
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Re: New fragrance from Trumper!!

I can’t understand GFT’s description let alone relate to it. Strikes me as gobbledegook. I like GFT products in general, but I won’t be rushing out to buy Paisley.