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by Mr. Igg
Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: An embarrassment of riches
Replies: 30
Views: 4153

Gordon, you have been a prolific poster, and patient counselor to so many over the time on SMF, you are reaping the rewards well deserved. You have helped so many learn and enjoy the daily shave that your excess of riches is well deserved. Squire gets kudos here also for his learned postings. Well ...
by Mr. Igg
Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Real Shaving Company on sale @ RITE AID through Saturday
Replies: 4
Views: 1272

I'm late getting to this, but sale or no sale, this cream really is very (very, very) good. And since it's regular price is about $1 / ounce, the sale is only making an incredibly good deal even better. Truly, "best value" is the right label for this fine cream.
by Mr. Igg
Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Real Shaving Company on sale @ RITE AID through Saturday
Replies: 4
Views: 1272

I'm late getting to this, but sale or no sale, this cream really is very (very, very) good. And since it's regular price is about $1 / ounce, the sale is only making an incredibly good deal even better. Truly, "best value" is the right label for this fine cream.
by Mr. Igg
Fri May 29, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Extremely dry hands
Replies: 24
Views: 4682

corn huskers lotion. the name says it all +100 This is my go-to for dry, cracked, generally bad-off hands. It's a mirace worker for me. I'm not sure why other approaches fail. (My wife, with hard-to-argue, clearly visible results, would swear by the goop-in-gloves overnight tactic, so I'll +1 to th...
by Mr. Igg
Fri May 29, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: '53 Superspeed
Replies: 13
Views: 1324

Re: '53 Superspeed

rodb wrote:I almost never get lucky at garage sales, but I did today!
a 1953 Superspeed for $1!!

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What a steal! Enjoy!!
by Mr. Igg
Mon May 25, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: A Shout out to the Veterans...
Replies: 15
Views: 1646

USAF now.
by Mr. Igg
Mon May 18, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Best "silvertip" brush for the money
Replies: 18
Views: 3613

The term 'silvertip' has no real meaning, and none are "expensive for no reason". This is a question of personal preference only. I'll line up with Gordon, too. If forced to choose, I'd probably go with the Shavemac, especially since you prefer custom handles; however, Rooney is a (very, very) stro...
by Mr. Igg
Mon May 18, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Best Brush under $75
Replies: 52
Views: 5713

dchasef wrote:Which Rooney in my price range?
I'd choose the 3/1 (style 3, size 1) in Super, available from a few places, including this one:

http://www.vintagebladesllc.com/vshop/x ... hp?cat=156

It's right at your ceiling, but it really is a great brush.
by Mr. Igg
Mon May 18, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Best Brush under $75
Replies: 52
Views: 5713

If I were to narrow my search to 3 specific brands, what should they be? In you price range: Rooney Shavemac / QED (these are similar, from all reports) Kent Other brushes, like the more-expensive Simpson, are certainly well-respected brushes. It really comes down to your budget. I think you can ge...
by Mr. Igg
Mon May 18, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Best Brush under $75
Replies: 52
Views: 5713

A Kent BK4 will come in under $75 and over at Straight Razor Design and Vintage Blades I looked on their sites and did not see Kent brushes?? Also, why do the Kents seem to vary so much in cost when looking for them? Lastly, is the BK4 the bare minimum to get or is the BK2 acceptable? The VB & SRD ...
by Mr. Igg
Mon May 18, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Best Brush under $75
Replies: 52
Views: 5713

Lots of us had a Crabtree brush for $35 as a starter, I was one. You may want to take a look at Saville Row, maybe a Kent BK4 comes in around that, maybe a Shavemac or two (there is a thread about some sales on that). You may be able to pick up a used Rooney or Simpsons Best around that price or a ...
by Mr. Igg
Sun May 17, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Aloe Vera Gel
Replies: 21
Views: 2822

Quick update: I'm noticing a bit of dry skin after using this as my exclusive face moisturizer. I live somewhere with cooler, drier nights, so perhaps that's what's going on? I still love, love, love the way it makes my face feel, and the way it makes any traces of razor burn disappear; for that, I ...
by Mr. Igg
Sat May 16, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Aloe Vera Gel
Replies: 21
Views: 2822

I ended up diluting Jason's Aloe Gel at a ratio of roughly 1 part gel, 2 parts witch hazel. That took care of some tacky feel, and really, really worked well as an ASB. I think it just took pride of place in my lineup. I think I will give that a whirl. I'm really pleased at how well this works! Giv...
by Mr. Igg
Sat May 16, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Best (ie cheapest) place to find a kent brush
Replies: 1
Views: 523

Try http://www.auravita.com. It's the cheapest place I know for a BK4--which I know isn't what you want--but you should check their prices for the BK8 & BK12. Others might have some other good suggestions...?
by Mr. Igg
Sat May 16, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Rooney 3/1 Lather problems
Replies: 34
Views: 4538

When I got my 3/1 super last fall, I was ready to sell it within the first week! However, I stuck with it, and it continued to break in. It probably took a good month of use before it fully broke in. Over time it became a great brush, however it didn't start out that way. It is a dense brush and wi...
by Mr. Igg
Fri May 15, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Aloe Vera Gel
Replies: 21
Views: 2822

I ended up diluting Jason's Aloe Gel at a ratio of roughly 1 part gel, 2 parts witch hazel. That took care of some tacky feel, and really, really worked well as an ASB. I think it just took pride of place in my lineup.
by Mr. Igg
Thu May 14, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Aloe Vera Gel
Replies: 21
Views: 2822

I use the Jason's 98% aloe gel, or something like that. Works as well as Trumper skin food did for me. I just picked some up myself. I'll give it a whirl. Funny aside: the lady in front of me at the register was chatty as we waited in line. She mentioned she was a cosmetologist, and thought the Jas...
by Mr. Igg
Thu May 14, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: what going on with shavemac??
Replies: 14
Views: 2389

i_shaved_something wrote:
mhdousa wrote:
Kyle76 wrote:So, where are these great deals? :?:
vintage blades, straight razor designs, and west coast are all having sales right now. the first two are closeouts.
Some great prices on some nice brushes. I'd buy now, ask questions later :)
Sage advice here! :D
by Mr. Igg
Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Kiss My Face-Anyone Use This?
Replies: 20
Views: 3050

I think quite a lot of KMF! I don't use KMF frequently, only because my stash is sufficiently large that nothing gets used all that frequently; but, I have a pump around at all times and every time I do use it, I remind myself that I should do so more often. I've also used it very successfully in su...
by Mr. Igg
Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:16 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Razors, Injector and Blades, Proraso Red, etc - REDUCED
Replies: 3
Views: 803

PM Sent on 4 razors + Proraso Red.