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by SirCur
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Mitchell's Wool Fat and Hard Water
Replies: 13
Views: 2269

Re: Mitchell's Wool Fat and Hard Water

Hi John, I have extremely hard water (well water) - which affects the performance of every soap (and deposits rust on brushes etc ...) In my experience, MWF is not affected by the hard water any more than other soaps. With Mitchell's, just don't add too much water and you should be fine ... ... cur
by SirCur
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: GFT Officer / Gentleman
Replies: 0
Views: 558

GFT Officer / Gentleman

Hi all,

Has anybody used this soap before?

Geo. F. Trumper Officer and Gentleman Shaving Soap

I've used and liked Trumper hard soaps - but have not tried this one as yet - any comments on the quality and scent?

... cur
by SirCur
Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Did you enjoy a cigar today?
Replies: 62
Views: 9259

Re: Did you enjoy a cigar today?

Gents, Looks like I missed this thread during the warmer weather when I smoke cigars. It's great here in Southern Ontario to sit in the late afternoon and enjoy a cigar and a beverage while the sun is going down. Since we can legally purchase Cuban cigars here in Canada, they tend to be the "go to" ...
by SirCur
Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:49 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: 5 Simpsons - ALL SOLD!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2170

Re: 5 Simpsons

ALL SOLD

Great brushes - hope you all enjoy them!!

... Steve
by SirCur
Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Importance: Lather vs. Blade
Replies: 18
Views: 2497

Re: Importance: Lather vs. Blade

I tried exactly ONE cake of Williams soap - one of the first I ever purchased (around 2000 I believe). Even compared to other, inexpensive soaps it was not great, but I finished it eventually. Agreed that a great lather is key, although certain blades work better for me and others don't. ... Steve
by SirCur
Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: 5 Simpsons - ALL SOLD!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2170

Re: 5 Simpsons

The PJ3 and T2 are both pre-Vulfix era brushes.

... Steve
by SirCur
Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Pewter Shave Mug
Replies: 1
Views: 630

Re: Pewter Shave Mug

Reduced to $35 shipped.
by SirCur
Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Straight Razor Beginner
Replies: 13
Views: 5005

Re: Straight Razor Beginner

I am trying to get into straight razor shaving. I was just wondering how long it has taken some people to finally get used to it and get good shaves from it. One month? Six months? A year? Hi Migs, Welcome!! If you have a truly "shave ready" razor, I don't think it will take long to get a good resu...
by SirCur
Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Pasted Strops
Replies: 6
Views: 2584

Re: Pasted Strops

Steve, I have both CrOx and diamond paddle strops and I hardly use them because I find that when my razors have reached the stage of needing them, honing is inevitable fairly soon anyway. What does prolong the life of a blade is the use of a latigo strop, not every time but after several shaves off...
by SirCur
Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:51 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Pasted Strops
Replies: 6
Views: 2584

Pasted Strops

Gents, I have a few straight razors and use them occasionally. Since I'm not a honing expert like some others here, I will typically just try to maintain the edges as long as possible. Lately, my Dovo Special was a bit rough on the face, so I got out the 4 sided, pasted strop. 8 laps on the 1.0 whit...
by SirCur
Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: 5 Simpsons - ALL SOLD!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2170

Re: 5 Simpsons

Eshan, T3 and Chubby are all gone.

PJ3 and T2 are still available.

... Steve
by SirCur
Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Minimal Travel Gear
Replies: 21
Views: 6855

Re: Minimal Travel Gear

Agreed on the comments about airport "security" - less convenience without really increasing the security of the plane. One time, they took a "knife" out of a Swiss Army card I had (got for a Christmas gift) <- the blade was about 1 inch long - chuckle - what a security threat!! I'll have to check o...
by SirCur
Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: razor burn....please help
Replies: 11
Views: 2145

Re: razor burn....please help

gil3591 wrote:menthol is an irritant. try using witch hazel. thayers rose witch hazel is nice!
Gil, agreed - witch hazel is very soothing and Thayers has a selection of them. It's great even if you don't have razor burn ...

... Steve
by SirCur
Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Minimal Travel Gear
Replies: 21
Views: 6855

Re: Minimal Travel Gear

Basil, Your Travel Gear is a bit minimalistic for me, I typically pack a dopp kit with: Rooney Travel brush Harris Soap stick Some kind of light, cream AS (Neutrogena ...) Gillette tech 2 blades 1 Cologne This is fine if you check your bag, however, it is obviously a problem to try to get through se...
by SirCur
Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: 5 Simpsons - ALL SOLD!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2170

Re: 5 Simpsons

TheMonk wrote:Very nice brushes, and great prices! GLWTS, Steve!
Thanks David,

Hope you are enjoying the Simpson's Astor brush!!

... Steve
by SirCur
Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: 5 Simpsons - ALL SOLD!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2170

Re: 5 Simpsons

churchilllafemme wrote:Beautiful classic brushes. I hope you find good homes for them.
Me too John - these are all really good and in good shape - I'm cutting back to essentials at the moment!

Rec'd a PM on the Eshan ...

... Steve
by SirCur
Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: 5 Simpsons - ALL SOLD!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2170

5 Simpsons - ALL SOLD!!

Gents, 5 Simpsons Brushes for sale! 1. Eshan version X2L - 2 band <-- SOLD - thanks Patrick Eshan.jpg Great backbone, perfect shape and really white tips. $85 shipped in NA 2. Somerset Chubby 2 Best <-- SOLD - thanks Jon Chubby2.jpg In perfect shape with sticker. $140 shipped in NA 3. Somerset PJ3 S...
by SirCur
Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Pewter Shave Mug
Replies: 1
Views: 630

Pewter Shave Mug

Hampshire Pewter shave mug, includes box and all original packaging.
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Nice size and in great shape, $40 shipped in NA.<--- now, $35 !

... Steve
by SirCur
Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Watches, watches, watches (caution: modem burner)
Replies: 133
Views: 19782

Re: Watches, watches, watches (caution: modem burner)

Mike,

Nice Seamaster!

Omega watches are very well made and historically significant (moonwatch).

Now, with the Rory Mcilroy endorsement, this brand will likely become even more popular.

... Steve
by SirCur
Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Creed Bois du Portugal
Replies: 1
Views: 663

Re: Creed Bois du Portugal

BUMP and price reduction ..