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by Rufus
Tue May 01, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Shows I'm anticipating - new seasons coming soon???
Replies: 33
Views: 2769

Re: Shows I'm anticipating - new seasons coming soon???

The Crown
Endeavour
Civilizations
Doc Martin
Porridge
Upstart Crow
Maigret
Dr Blake
by Rufus
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Kitchen knives
Replies: 60
Views: 5606

Re: Kitchen knives

Hopefully it'll be a while before they decide straight razors and DE/SE blades are too sharp for the citizenry to have and use. It occurs to me that they seem to be treating their citizens as if they are little children who might accidentally pick up a carelessly laid knife or otherwise and hurt th...
by Rufus
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Spam?
Replies: 32
Views: 1742

Re: Spam?

I bought a tin of Spam this morning. I can hardly wait to tuck into it, but I have to do it on the sly as SWMBO detests the stuff. I’ve secreted it away, but if she found it she’d have my guts for garters (to put it politely).
by Rufus
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Sneakers from LLBean
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: Sneakers from LLBean

Good on you. I like LL Bean and I’ve been shopping there for 25 years without a hitch. In the winter I wear their lined chinos and jeans and all year round I wear their shirts. I particularly like their dress shirts as they come in exact collar and sleeve length size and in a tailored fit. Unfortuna...
by Rufus
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Spam?
Replies: 32
Views: 1742

Re: Spam?

Yes, it shrinks when it’s heated whereas other things shrink when they’re chilled. 8) I like Spam, but couldn’t eat it often. I have close friends who grew up in the outports of Newfoundland; they tell me that as kids the ‘poor’ kids brought lobster sandwiches to school for lunch whilst the ‘rich’ k...
by Rufus
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Faux horse synthetic and refurbished Semogue wooden handle
Replies: 6
Views: 487

Re: Faux horse synthetic and refurbished Semogue wooden handle

Very nice work on the handle. A handsome brush overall even though I’m not a fan of synthetic knots. Seeing that it started with a boar knot you’ve turned a pig’s ear into a silk purse. :mrgreen:
by Rufus
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tobacco Anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 529

Re: Tobacco Anyone?

I used to enjoy a good cigar, but gave it up nine years ago for health reasons. I still enjoy the smell of a freshly lit cigar. Every time I smell cigar smoke it reminds me of a line from Rudyard Kipling’s poem ‘The Betrothed’,

‘...And a woman is only a woman, but a good Cigar is a Smoke. ...’
by Rufus
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Redux
Replies: 23
Views: 1695

Re: Williams Redux

drmoss_ca wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:46 pm
Rather like the noxious (for me) Mitchell's Wool Fat.

Sad, but true.

C.
Good doctor, you are not alone. I’ve tried diligently to like MWF, but to no avail: I dislike its smell, the lather it makes and how it feels on my face. I hope Wendell isn’t listening in. :wink:
by Rufus
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: SilkSmoke synthetic brush
Replies: 17
Views: 1050

Re: SilkSmoke synthetic brush

Fantastic looker. How easily does it splay? Does it work well for lathering on the face with a circular motion?
by Rufus
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: For Marmite lovers only
Replies: 40
Views: 2165

Re: For Marmite lovers only

It's used in an almost microscopic layer. :) OK, maybe not quite that thin, but I exaggerate to make the point. It's not used like butter. A little goes a very long way. I wonder how a small amount would work in soup or gravy as a flavor enhancer? Good question, but in my opening post the recipe ca...
by Rufus
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: For Marmite lovers only
Replies: 40
Views: 2165

Re: For Marmite lovers only

Does Marmite need to be refrigerated? Searching around I get the impression the answer is no. This morning I reflexively put the just opened jar in the fridge. Glad that you like Marmite. I love the stuff, but have to use it in moderation or else it over powers my taste buds if it’s just on bread/c...
by Rufus
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Boots for heavy rain
Replies: 20
Views: 1006

Re: Boots for heavy rain

The Hunter short Wellies will definitely keep your feet dry, but they’re not very stylish unless you’re one of the huntin’, fishin’, shootin’ set. The Chelsea-style boots are passable unless there are puddles. As for a Bean boots, although I’ve been a loyal Bean customer for 25 years I’ve never foun...
by Rufus
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: SilkSmoke synthetic brush
Replies: 17
Views: 1050

Re: SilkSmoke synthetic brush

Aesthetically the knot looks very nice. I don’t know why most manufacturers of synthetic knots think they have to “jazz-up” their knots with different coloured fibres; it just makes them shriek “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: 60
Views: 5606

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: 814

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: 699

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: 814

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: 699

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: 374

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: 409

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.