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by Rufus
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 247
Views: 39061

Re: What's for supper?

brothers wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:26 pm
Corned beef and cabbage! Yummy! I've been craving this for a long time and I enjoyed it very much.
One of my favourites, especially with boiled potatoes.
by Rufus
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 247
Views: 39061

Re: What's for supper?

Pancakes and sausages last night for Shrove Tuesday.
by Rufus
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: New Rooney Finests
Replies: 8
Views: 485

Re: New Rooney Finests

Thanks, those certainly are handsome brushes. Have you had any issues with the Finest knot? I have a 2/1 Finest and the centre of the knot is starting to hollow out. When I examine the centre of the knot I see that the hairs are breaking about halfway down their shafts. I don’t think I’m a particula...
by Rufus
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: New Rooney Finests
Replies: 8
Views: 485

Re: New Rooney Finests

When you say “new”, do you mean Lee Sabini is producing Rooney Finest again? Or, are they new to you?
by Rufus
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 247
Views: 39061

Re: What's for supper?

Last night we had pot roast with 🥕 and 🥔. Very yummy and satisfying.
by Rufus
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Music
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Music

I like listening to the radio, at home and in the car. Whilst shaving I sometimes listen to a music station 1950s-1970s rock) and sometimes to current affairs, depending on my mood. When driving I listen to music in the main; usually it’s jazz.
by Rufus
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Semogue Caravela Mistura in Taj Resin
Replies: 20
Views: 805

Re: Semogue Caravela Mistura in Taj Resin

On my first encounter with Semogue brushes I looked askance at the metal ring. One day I decided to take a punt on their SOC boar with a cherry wood handle. When I received the brush my first impression was that the metal ring didn’t look half bad. I also figured out that it was more than a metal ri...
by Rufus
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Semogue Caravela Mistura in Taj Resin
Replies: 20
Views: 805

Re: Semogue Caravela Mistura in Taj Resin

Bryan, how does this blended brush perform in comparison to a synthetic? Sorry Gary, but I’m not a convert to synthetics. Currently I use an AP Shave Co. Synbad for a travel brush only. I like it better than the Muhle STF and STF v2, but none of these synthetics are a match for the Semogue mixed. I...
by Rufus
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Semogue Caravela Mistura in Taj Resin
Replies: 20
Views: 805

Re: Semogue Caravela Mistura in Taj Resin

brothers wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:40 pm
I like the looks of the Semogue resin handle.
And, it’s not just a pretty face. Every time I use mine I am amazed by how good it feels in the hand and on the face and how well it lathers. A hidden gem that will withstand the test of time.
by Rufus
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Croissants
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: Croissants

Our local Italian bakery makes such good croissants that it seems pointless even to attempt to make them at home. I like mine with strawberry jam and a double shot of espresso; good grief, I’m making myself hungry. :D
by Rufus
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Semogue Caravela Mistura in Taj Resin
Replies: 20
Views: 805

Re: Semogue Caravela Mistura in Taj Resin

I bought one of these brushes when the first came out. From my very first shave with it I loved it. My favourite knots are the shavemac and Thater 3-band sivertips, but I find the Semogue mixed has an excellent xcellent face feel with a little bit more backbone than the silvertips without being too ...
by Rufus
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: TSA question re shaving gear
Replies: 10
Views: 718

Re: TSA question re shaving gear

For the purpose of carry-on all liquids, creams and gels have to be carried in the prescribed re-sealable clear plastic bag and each must not exceed 100 ml/ 3 oz. Disposable razors and cartridges are permissible, but DE & SE blades and cut-throat razors aren’t. You should check the TSA website.
by Rufus
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Experimental Pudding
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Re: Experimental Pudding

I haven’t had steamed pudding with Golden Syrup in years. We used to get it once a week at boarding school and I loved it; highlight of my culinary week. Good doctor, you’ve re-kindled my interest.
by Rufus
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: My Beloved Semogue 1305
Replies: 10
Views: 841

Re: My Beloved Semogue 1305

I’ve not tried either the 1305 or 830 boars, thus I can’t say how they compare with the Premium Boar. I came across an old thread on TSN comparing several grades of Semogue boar, but it didn’t cover the Premium Boar. It could be like buying a pig in a poke...pun intended… O:)
by Rufus
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Cologne/Aftershave of the Day
Replies: 1783
Views: 80229

Re: Cologne/Aftershave of the Day

AV Musk
by Rufus
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: My Beloved Semogue 1305
Replies: 10
Views: 841

Re: My Beloved Semogue 1305

Good to hear from you Wendell. Fendrihan carries the Semogue Owners Club Premium Boar with the Taj resin handle. It’s a gorgeous brush and the Premium Boar knot is outstanding. I don’t think you can beat it.
by Rufus
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Cologne/Aftershave of the Day
Replies: 1783
Views: 80229

Re: Cologne/Aftershave of the Day

Marks & Spencer Harvard Aftershave
by Rufus
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Gillette Scores an own goal
Replies: 13
Views: 602

Re: Gillette Scores an own goal

Murray, I'll try to explain why it's so insulting to many of us. It's because it portrays all men as stereotypical a-holes. It portrays behavior that most men abhor, but it blames each and every one of us. Then it shows 2 children rough housing on the lawn, both are laughing, and one of the men bre...
by Rufus
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Gillette Scores an own goal
Replies: 13
Views: 602

Re: Gillette Scores an own goal

Ye gods and little fishes; what will be next? Fortunately I have only 3 Mach3 cartridges left, so I’ll be able to switch brands soon enough if P&G/ Gillette doesn’t recant or I have a gene transplant. Unfortunately the ad is attracting a lot of attention, which is exactly what it wants.
by Rufus
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Acquisitions thread
Replies: 144
Views: 35717

Re: Acquisitions thread

Very nice indeed. I have a small Moss Scuttle and wouldn’t be without it.