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by Rufus
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: SilkSmoke synthetic brush
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Re: SilkSmoke synthetic brush

Aesthetically the knot looks very nice. I don’t know why most manufacturers of synthetic knots think they have “jazz-up” their knots with different coloured fibres; it just makes them shreak “plastic”. I’ll be interested in how this knot performs.
by Rufus
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Kitchen knives
Replies: 49
Views: 3698

Re: Kitchen knives

I switched to a 15° chefs choice....blissful :D :D https://www.amazon.com/ChefsChoice-Professional-Sharpener-100-percent-EdgeSelect/dp/B0018RSEMU clive Me too. A great piece of kit. Although I have, and know how to use, a wet stone, I much prefer this. Call me lazy, but it works very well.
by Rufus
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: New Rooney Finests
Replies: 15
Views: 321

Re: New Rooney Finests

Lovely. The beehive and Emillion are particular favourites of mine. Where on earth did you get them? I know you’ll have to kill me if you tell me, but... :-k I had posted "Want to Buy" ads on some of the forums each month for the last couple years, just reminding folks that I was looking. Another c...
by Rufus
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Does anyone wear briefs anymore...
Replies: 9
Views: 248

Re: Does anyone wear briefs anymore...

Or just hang loose! :mrgreen:
by Rufus
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: New Rooney Finests
Replies: 15
Views: 321

Re: New Rooney Finests

Lovely. The beehive and Emillion are particular favourites of mine. Where on earth did you get them? I know you’ll have to kill me if you tell me, but... :-k
by Rufus
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Does anyone wear briefs anymore...
Replies: 9
Views: 248

Re: Does anyone wear briefs anymore...

Most assuredly! I wear only Jockey Y Fronts, 100% cotton, and white. I’ve worn them for years and have no inclination to try anything else. I do, however, wear one size larger than my trouser size, i.e. 36 vs 34, to avoid any binding.
by Rufus
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Next up in the rotation following the Rex tuxedo synthetic
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: Next up in the rotation following the Rex tuxedo synthetic

No question in my mind, your Dad’s refurbished brush. Not only is it a sentimental favourite, but it’s not synthetic. :mrgreen:
by Rufus
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Forum Feedback
Topic: New Look?
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: New Look?

When I first logged in this morning I thought I’d been directed to a bogus site as I wasn't aware that a ‘new look’ was in the works. Good job.
by Rufus
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: January 1, 2018 - January 7, 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 484

Re: SOTD: January 1, 2018 - January 7, 2018

Brush: Simpson Polo 8, 2-band super
Razor: Mach 3 cartridge fitted to a Trumper handle in faux ivory
Shaving cream: Trumper Sandalwood
Aftershave splash: British Sterling
Scuttle: Moss original
by Rufus
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Tuxedo knot reset in vintage Rex brush handle
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: Tuxedo knot reset in vintage Rex brush handle

Nice job; looks very nice. The problem I had with my one and only DIY knot replacement was getting the residue of the the glue out of the knot hole. I had little difficulty steaming the knot out of the handle, but I didn’t have the right tools to grind out the residue. Fortunately, I have a friend w...
by Rufus
Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Soccer/Futbol
Replies: 22
Views: 1785

Re: Soccer/Futbol

I’m with you Gareth: I much prefer Rugby Union over Association Football, not to mention American Football...ugh!
by Rufus
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Bread Machine Panettone
Replies: 38
Views: 4386

Re: Bread Machine Panettone

It is that time of year again, and I have just had two slices of Dr. Moss's fine bread machine Panattone. Even WITHOUT a large family gathering, it's worth the effort (and considering it's made in bread machine, there's not much of that either). And best of all, it's fresh and much tastier than any...
by Rufus
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: For Marmite lovers only
Replies: 23
Views: 734

Re: For Marmite lovers only

Chris, I’d forgotten about Twiglets. As for changing the intensity of the flavour, I bought a squeeze bottle of Marmite a couple of years ago and its taste was definitely not as robust as that in the glass bottle. As concerns the regular Marmite, it is easier to spread, but I haven’t noticed a diffe...
by Rufus
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: For Marmite lovers only
Replies: 23
Views: 734

Re: For Marmite lovers only

Years ago when I heard or learned about Marmite I looked for it locally (here in Florida, USA) and couldn't find it. I had since forgotten about it until seeing this thread. But now, in the Internet age, I just checked and found it can be ordered on Amazon. Hmmmmm. I will have to give it a try next...
by Rufus
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: For Marmite lovers only
Replies: 23
Views: 734

Re: For Marmite lovers only

fallingwickets wrote:toast, marmite, cottage cheese.....lifes giant luxuries!

clive
\:D/
Clive, I didn’t know that you are a Marmiteiste. =D>
by Rufus
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: For Marmite lovers only
Replies: 23
Views: 734

Re: For Marmite lovers only

drmoss_ca wrote:Mmmmm...Marmite! Very few people understand that ambrosia is sticky and brown.

C.
=D> \:D/ O:)
by Rufus
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: For Marmite lovers only
Replies: 23
Views: 734

For Marmite lovers only

Ingredients - 350 gm dried spaghetti - 50 gm unsalted butter - 1 tsp Marmite Method - Cook spaghetti - Melt butter in a small saucepan and add the Marmite and 1 tablespoon of pasta water. Mix thoroughly. - Pour over drained spaghetti - Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan It’s quite delicious...if ...
by Rufus
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Favorite hotel
Replies: 35
Views: 2347

Re: Favorite hotel

Montreal is one of my favourite cities. I attended McGill University, which is right downtown and lived a half a block up Peel St. from Sherbrooke for four years. As this was right in the heart of Montreal’s bar, restaurant and club scenes, I’m surprised that I actually graduated. After graduation I...
by Rufus
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Favorite hotel
Replies: 35
Views: 2347

Re: Favorite hotel

. "Bon Jour, y'all" . The Quebec language police would have your guts for garters if they heard you utter that. They are currently trying to ban shop assistants, baristas, etc. from greeting people with “Bonjour-Hi”. I kid you not: The Parti Québécois recently put a motion forward in the Quebec Nat...
by Rufus
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Favorite hotel
Replies: 35
Views: 2347

Re: Favorite hotel

I thought I’d revive this thread. Previously I listed a few of my favourite hotels, but one that I didn’t is the Mena House Hotel in Giza, Egypt. In the later 1970’s I travelled to Egypt frequently on business. When in Cairo I’d always stay at the Mena House, which is in Giza close to the base of th...