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by bjrn
Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Upgrade from BodyShop to SR for face lathering?
Replies: 17
Views: 1940

I think the Body Shop brush is probably one of the most face-lathering unfriendly brushes around. At least in my opinion. It's extremely stiff (unless you've used it you have no idea), which means you can't mush the brush into your face all that well (which I like to do when face-lathering). Having ...
by bjrn
Sat Jun 07, 2008 4:38 am
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Shaving at the Movies PICS
Replies: 147
Views: 83462

A straight? In Futurama? Shocking but true!

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by bjrn
Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Shaving at the Movies PICS
Replies: 147
Views: 83462

A DE? In Futurama? Shocking but true!

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by bjrn
Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:47 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: synthetic brushes- better?
Replies: 26
Views: 3968

Depends on the brush, I think most of my synthetics have shed one or two hairs when they were new, but not after that.
by bjrn
Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:38 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: synthetic brushes- better?
Replies: 26
Views: 3968

The person who decided to use synthetic bristles in a shaving brush did not think, "This will shave better" - he had something else on his mind. Really? What was he thinking? Please tell us. It could have been a lot of things. Money, convenience, reducing the use of animal products, on and on. Besi...
by bjrn
Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:07 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: synthetic brushes- better?
Replies: 26
Views: 3968

notthesharpest wrote:The person who decided to use synthetic bristles in a shaving brush did not think, "This will shave better" - he had something else on his mind.
Really? What was he thinking? Please tell us.
by bjrn
Fri May 30, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: synthetic brushes- better?
Replies: 26
Views: 3968

Almost all shaving innovations for the last century have been about perceived 'convenience' ( and, of course, profits for the inventor/manufacturer ), not about an actual improvement in the shave itself. I could say the same about DE razors, but that doesn't stop the majority of the people on the f...
by bjrn
Sat May 24, 2008 8:20 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Taylor of Old Bond Street Imitation Badger not Synthetic
Replies: 5
Views: 2050

I sent them an email last night, and got a reply saying that when I asked them about the contents last year, the current batch didn't have any animal hair, but that since then they'd introduced boar into it. And that the new hair mix they are working on won't contain any animal hair. The email also ...
by bjrn
Fri May 23, 2008 4:23 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Taylor of Old Bond Street Imitation Badger not Synthetic
Replies: 5
Views: 2050

Huh. I've asked them as well. I sent them an email asking if there was any animal hair (for instance boar) in the imitation badger brush, and got this reply (the exchange was in July last year): Thank you for your email. With regards to your question, The imitation brushes are synthetic and not boar...
by bjrn
Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: UK get together
Replies: 5
Views: 1435

A little update. It looks like the get together will be Saturday 20th September, at a community centre in Birmingham. It's being organised by Makar over at SRP, so if you have any questions and/or suggestions your best option is probably contacting him.
by bjrn
Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:24 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: synthetic brushes
Replies: 9
Views: 1786

The Omega Sintex brushes are the cheap ones, they have completely white nylon bristles. The brush pictured is one of their high-end synthetic brushes. I think the Sintex isn't bad for the price (usually ~$10), although you get a flopmonster, it'll work just fine though. Omega's high-end synthetics a...
by bjrn
Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:06 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Is it essential to seal your shaving soap in a container?
Replies: 34
Views: 4169

I don't think so. The Provence Sante soap comes in a bowl without a lid, so I doubt it's harmful. I can imagine the scent of the soap might be weakened though.
by bjrn
Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: question for Simpson fans
Replies: 33
Views: 3915

marsos52 wrote:since i already have great soaps i dont think about that
Hehe. Then your post is entirely understandable. :)
by bjrn
Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:52 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: question for Simpson fans
Replies: 33
Views: 3915

probably the brush is the most expensive shaving item we buy and it is one of the keys of getting the best shave possible I disagree, an expensive brush is more about making it a little bit easier for yourself, and perhaps a bit more comfortable. You can get excellent lather with really cheap brush...
by bjrn
Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Shaving at the Movies PICS
Replies: 147
Views: 83462

From the movie Event Horizon:
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It might not be very clear from that one picture, but he's shaving with a straight at about a 160 degree angle, more stropping than shaving really. :)
by bjrn
Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: UK get together
Replies: 5
Views: 1435

Well, lets hope they make themselves known eventually ;)
by bjrn
Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: UK get together
Replies: 5
Views: 1435

UK get together

Ok, over at SRP we were talking about having a UK get together. And we thought it would be nice to invite you gents. There's a thread with some discussion about when and where to have it here . Looks like it'll take place near the end of august/beginning of september. The Location will be at Castle ...
by bjrn
Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wet shavers group on last.fm
Replies: 5
Views: 1335

And another little update. The joining policy has changed (because we were getting members who were just joining to be a part of as many groups as possible). To join now, just click the join button, and post in the "Shoutbox" on the group page saying something like "I'm a wet shaver, let me in!" (or...
by bjrn
Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:18 am
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Shaving at the Movies PICS
Replies: 147
Views: 83462

Yeah, it's an English kids show made by Aardman Animations who also made Wallace & Gromit (which you might have heard of). Each episode is perhaps five minutes or so, and its really well made.
by bjrn
Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Shaving at the Movies PICS
Replies: 147
Views: 83462

Surprised no one posted this one yet, from the intro bit to Shaun the Sheep : http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b267/bjrn/shaving/tv-movies/shaun1.jpg http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b267/bjrn/shaving/tv-movies/shaun2.jpg http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b267/bjrn/shaving/tv-movies/shaun3.jpg htt...