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by iancevans
Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: For Me Its Brushless Creams
Replies: 26
Views: 3697

I thought that was you over on CKtG, Ron! Still working on my knife-sharpening in the hopes that I'll one day be able to hone a str8 properly. Once my gyutos pass the hanging hair test, it will be time.

Thanks for the welcome back and tips; I'll try not to be a stranger!
by iancevans
Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: For Me Its Brushless Creams
Replies: 26
Views: 3697

I can't remember if I ever bothered to post on this, but I eventually found (maybe a year ago?) that a can of Barbasol gave me a substantially better shave than anything I ever got with a cream or brush (and I tried and used up a lot of stuff over a four year period). Now I use Proraso in a can and ...
by iancevans
Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: October 08 thru October 14, 2012
Replies: 128
Views: 12190

Tuesday morning:

Feather SS w/Yellow Gillette 7o'clock
Barbasol
Trumper's Spanish Leather

Underwhelmed by the 7o'clock blade. Am I really becoming a Feather blade user?

Not Spanish Leather time in Tucson, but it's cool enough in the mornings that I can pretend. *sigh*
by iancevans
Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: October 01 thru October 07, 2012
Replies: 139
Views: 12940

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I think I could get used to this.
by iancevans
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: October 01 thru October 07, 2012
Replies: 139
Views: 12940

Wednesday morning: Feather SS razor Feather blade Barbasol Taylor's no. 74 Victorian Limes First shave with the Feather razor -- wow! Great, comfortable shave, even with the Feather blade (which I still don't really like, but I'll probably finish the pack that came with the razor). (I know the Barba...
by iancevans
Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: February 13 thru February 19, 2012
Replies: 148
Views: 14670

First shave with my new Dovo 6/8 from SRD. She's sharp! 1 pass + touch-up under chin with my Injector (haven't used a straight in awhile!). Gentlemen's Refinery pre-shave oil sample AOS Lavender Cream Oil of Olay w/spf lotion TOBS Victorian Limes http://www.shavemyface.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13...
by iancevans
Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Improving shave little red marks
Replies: 28
Views: 9836

I had forgotten that you have a similar issue, Murray. Yes, I haven't been around here much lately. I've sort of gone into hiding to get my dissertation into shape and am now applying for academic jobs (which are, as one might imagine, few in number at the moment). Hopefully, things will settle down...
by iancevans
Wed Oct 19, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Improving shave little red marks
Replies: 28
Views: 9836

A suggestion from an outlier. I have extremely sensitive skin (and I've been at this long enough to know) that cannot tolerate any vigorous shave brush action. I use the brush in a bowl to make lather, then apply it paint brush style, not using the brush to really massage the lather in or scrub the ...
by iancevans
Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB: Schick Injector L, M, or N
Replies: 3
Views: 1233

WTB: Schick Injector L, M, or N

Hi fellows, long time no see. I've been a bit bored (and slightly dissatisfied) lately with my Schick Krona and was reminiscing about my old E-type Injector. I loved that thing, but it was ultimately too aggressive for my face. So I'm looking to buy one of the later models, which I've never used but...
by iancevans
Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Cartridge vs. DE - After First Brush/Soap Wetshave
Replies: 38
Views: 11383

Woah, Feather blades? It's no wonder you're having trouble. Very few can use those day-in, day-out, without serious adverse skin-effects. Try a mild blade like Crystals or Derbys. As for creams, the Taylor's are nice (and the price is right for experimenting). But I think the Nancy Boy cream is even...
by iancevans
Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2 Years, Nearly 3000 posts...I may have a problem
Replies: 22
Views: 2946

Well, here's to another 3000... in the name of Science!
by iancevans
Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:11 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: February 22nd through February 28th
Replies: 233
Views: 24711

Tabac + Fitjar SP superlather
Kent BK4
Fatboy with Crystal
Rosehip seed oil

I've been neglecting my soaps lately, so I started using them with my unscented Fitjar cream. Very nice!

(Biding my time until I can buy more Nancy Boy.)
by iancevans
Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Looking for TTO close to Superspeed
Replies: 11
Views: 2294

There's always the Gillette adjustables. I love my FatBoy.
by iancevans
Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Proaso-like, or other cooling-effect shaving creams?
Replies: 33
Views: 5219

One other worth mentioning is Nancy Boy in their "Signature" scent. Plenty of mint action, but not over the top.

My favorite cream by a good measure.
by iancevans
Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Shaving problems, please help!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 6341

If you want to try the real deal, I've got a brush, razor, pack of blades, and cream I can send your way: Omega 10066 boar Gillette SuperSpeed (60s version) Red IPs Taylor's Rose cream That's a top-shelf kit, but I don't use any of the above stuff anymore. I bet with that, the help of this board, an...
by iancevans
Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Vintage Blades creams?
Replies: 15
Views: 2914

This is a bit off-topic, but I'm just curious about your shea issue, Tim. Have you concluded that the stuff bothers you just from your experience with Fitjar creams? I've found that four of their scented creams are quite irritating on my face, but their unscented Shea Pleasure causes me no troubles....
by iancevans
Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Another look at superlather
Replies: 17
Views: 2523

Interestingly, I find that lather from Coate's cream is about as slippery as many triple-milled soaps, but still offers more cushion than, say, Taylor's. Fantastic stuff; ignorance would have been bliss :wink: Maybe I'll try a mix of Fitjar Shea Pleasure cream and Trumper's Rose soap when I get home...
by iancevans
Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: December 21 thru December 27 2009
Replies: 245
Views: 24358

Kent BK4
Coate's Almond
Krona + Crystal
Fitjar a/s cream
Trumper's Spanish Leather

Glorious.
by iancevans
Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Simpsons Wee Scot
Replies: 19
Views: 7318

Brush Burn is something that all badger brushes give me when I face lather--especially with a shave stick as there's no lather on the brush before it hits my face. Might I suggest bowl lathering with your Wee Scott? This ought to prevent Brush Burn and should also you help get the lather right. Didn...
by iancevans
Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: bk4 arrives
Replies: 44
Views: 5602

For what it's worth, I can confirm that my BK4 (ordered in June) is as Gordon describes.