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by Gareth
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: News
Replies: 14
Views: 759

Re: News

Thanks Vince. A big improvement that will make posting images much easier.

Gareth
by Gareth
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Self Review
Replies: 12
Views: 691

Re: A Self Review

Ira, I use a blade 4 or 5 times then toss them. No point in my opinion taking it too far and risking a sub-par shave with the associated irritation. They’re cheap enough after all.

Gareth
by Gareth
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: New product - Castle Forbes 1445 shaving cream
Replies: 6
Views: 733

Re: New product - Castle Forbes 1445 shaving cream

Never used Castle Forbes, Gary, but am looking forward to reading your review nonetheless.

Gareth
by Gareth
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: A Blast From The Past
Replies: 5
Views: 634

Re: A Blast From The Past

Hi Chris, a really entertaining post and quite timely as for some reason I was thinking about this very cream only the other day. I never tried it actually, and I think CT stopped selling it around the time I started shaving with a brush. Was it available in the UK because I used to buy their shirts...
by Gareth
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Self Review
Replies: 12
Views: 691

Re: A Self Review

Interesting first post Ira and I couldn’t agree more with the advice you give. Learning to shave with a DE (and a straight too, I’m sure) IS quite a zen-like process. It takes patience and experience for sure. I particularly agree with your ‘short strokes’ advice, and that’s something I don’t think ...
by Gareth
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: And here we are ---
Replies: 30
Views: 3494

Re: And here we are ---

I second that, Murray. It’s nice to see a few familiar faces popping up again around here. Hopefully it will help increase the traffic again...

Gareth
by Gareth
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Merkur 23C Long Handle Razor
Replies: 1
Views: 338

Re: FS: Merkur 23C Long Handle Razor

Reduced to £17 ($23)

Gareth
by Gareth
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Forum Feedback
Topic: Home Page and Gallery
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Re: Home Page and Gallery

I say abandon and nuke it.

There’s a few old gems in there (DrP’s brush collection for example) that I still like to look at, but that’s it.

Thanks Vince.
by Gareth
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: News about Straight Razor Place forum
Replies: 10
Views: 1217

Re: News about Straight Razor Place forum

I don’t look beyond SMF but this is both hugely embarrassing on the part of the owner, and incredibly underhand on the part of the domain poacher.

I hope they get it sorted (if they can).

Gareth
by Gareth
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Withdrawn - NOS Coates Shaving Cream in Tub - Almond and Sandalwood
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Re: NOS Coates Shaving Cream in Tub - Almond and Sandalwood

Nice to see you Brett.

Wish these were tubs of Rose or Lavender!

Gareth
by Gareth
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Merkur 23C Long Handle Razor
Replies: 1
Views: 338

FS: Merkur 23C Long Handle Razor

Merkur 23c Long Handle razor for sale. Great, smooth razor. Good overall condition with some pitting to the handle. Will sell for £20, shipped worldwide. I will also consider trades for vintage Gillette razors or Coates shaving cream. Please PM me to discuss further. Gareth IMG_0169.JPG IMG_0168.JPG...
by Gareth
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Forum Feedback
Topic: New Look?
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: New Look?

Hi Clive, Vince SMF’s owner has been busy behind the scenes updating the software to the latest version. It’s a big improvement as you can see.

Gareth
by Gareth
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Why sandalwood?
Replies: 18
Views: 1957

Re: Why sandalwood?

Sandalwood as a scent is one of my favourites but unfortunately I’ve had to recently stop wearing it because, for no apparent reason, I’ve started getting very painful headaches. I sold the bottle in the end, it was from Trumper’s. It’s not the first time I’ve had it either - I seem to recall having...
by Gareth
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Coates Sandalwood
Replies: 24
Views: 2726

Re: Coates Sandalwood

Gary/Gene, I've been in touch with Andy in the last week or so and he still has plenty of stock of all scents in the Coate's tubes.

Gareth
by Gareth
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: New Year, New You?
Replies: 17
Views: 787

Re: New Year, New You?

Thanks again for everyone’s best wishes. I’m sure everything will work out well. Bryce - crochet and knitting are wonderful stress-relievers and can also be useful for easing arthritis and other mental health issues. The business I was made redundant from last month was actually a supplier of yarn f...
by Gareth
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Simpson Tulip 2 - $55 - REDUCED
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Re: FS: Simpson Tulip 2 - $55 - REDUCED

BUMP - reduced to $55.

Gareth
by Gareth
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Truefitt & Hill Rose/Lavender Shaving Creams
Replies: 11
Views: 659

Re: Truefitt & Hill Rose/Lavender Shaving Creams

DGB452, I’ve no doubt at all that it comes down to sales and sales alone. After all it’s pretty much the only sensible reason to decide to discontinue a product. These typical English classics may be popular amongst shavers like ourselves, but the wider public? Probably not so much. Most toiletry pr...
by Gareth
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: New Year, New You?
Replies: 17
Views: 787

Re: New Year, New You?

Thanks Basil, thanks Murray. It’s only a few days in and I’m already loving fatherhood. It’s a big change for sure, but it feels great.

Gareth
by Gareth
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: New Year, New You?
Replies: 17
Views: 787

Re: New Year, New You?

2018 is going to be a year of 'consolidation' for me having just become a father 5 days ago, being made redundant in early December and starting a new job in a very different industry in three weeks time. Because so much is going on right now, my personal goals for 2018 are simply to give everything...
by Gareth
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Truefitt & Hill Rose/Lavender Shaving Creams
Replies: 11
Views: 659

Re: Truefitt & Hill Rose/Lavender Shaving Creams

They have been discontinued, the Lavender hasn't been in stock for a while now, bought one of the last tubes left from T&H's shop almost a couple of years ago now. They are moving towards cologne scented shaving creams solely (Almond being the exception). Thanks for this information. It seems a sha...