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by RJ
Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: SOAP BOWL I
Replies: 3
Views: 991

SOAP BOWL I

In anticipation of the NFL Playoffs and Super Bowl XLIV, why not do a head to head matchup of soaps? For the Playoffs: 1. MWF v. Tabac 2. Pre de Provence v. Insitut Karite 3. Favorite Trumpers Soap v. Favorite Harris Soap v. Favorite Taylors Soap 4. Favorite Floris Soap v. Favorite Penhaligons Soap ...
by RJ
Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:25 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The Good The Bad and The UGLY!
Replies: 30
Views: 4037

Well, I guess it is hit or miss with a barbershop shave. And the more we hone our own skills, the less impressive they are. A straight razor shave at the AOS store in Vegas (Mandalay Bay) actually brought me into wet shaving and this forum shortly thereafter. At that time, I was hacking myself with ...
by RJ
Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The Good The Bad and The UGLY!
Replies: 30
Views: 4037

I actually left the worst part of the story out, because I was embarrassed I couldn't stop it before it happened. The "barber", after hacking away at me, started "cleaning up" his mess with an electric shaver! There, I said it! I stopped him and asked politley to let it go before he reached my finic...
by RJ
Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The Good The Bad and The UGLY!
Replies: 30
Views: 4037

The Good The Bad and The UGLY!

In reverse order The UGLY: A straight razor shave I got at a local barbershop. I saw the sign out front and thought, "what the heck!" I was actually pretty excited in anticipation as I had walked by the place like three or four times before I actually decided to give it a try. The guy put some pre-s...
by RJ
Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hobby comparison cost
Replies: 39
Views: 3944

Wet Shaving expenses seem to have tapered off for me. I bought a Merkur HD and a mid grade Omega Brush. Then when I decided I liked it I bought a Lined Chatsworth and a Polo Simpson. I tried several different aftershaves, colognes, and soaps but now stick to basically one soap, one aftershave splash...
by RJ
Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Talc, who uses it?
Replies: 51
Views: 8319

Although it appears to be a less popular purpose, I will use some talc on my neck if I am going to wear a tie for a long period of time - and if I remember to apply it. Especially when it is hot. I have found that a sweaty neck has led to irritation and even ingrown hairs. The talc seems to have pre...
by RJ
Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Favorite Pairings
Replies: 16
Views: 2154

I have to agree with Gordon that my favorite scent combination is lavendar (I have TOBS) and English Fern. Especially for this time of year. Unfortunately, I think the lavendar cream bothers my skin so I don't get to enjoy this combo as much as I'd like.
by RJ
Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:00 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Men's vs. women's fragrances
Replies: 38
Views: 4435

This was a cologne for men to wear. You didn't like it, but the woman did. Makes sense then, that it would be a cologne for men to wear, right? To attract women. I think your illustration proves the point that some colognes are for attracting men, some for attracting women. Which ones you want to we...
by RJ
Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rough shaves as of late
Replies: 18
Views: 2266

I think you are right about haste. But then, once there is irritation, no matter how slow and deliberate I go, it may get worse. I also think going too slow effects the way my razor cuts the hair, so there is a balance. Really slow can mean more passes which can cause more irritation. I can basicall...
by RJ
Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rough shaves as of late
Replies: 18
Views: 2266

I don't mean to hijack the thread, but I have been experiencing the exact same problem and was about to post a thread on it. I use Derby blades, simpson brush, mama bear soap and usually a Lined Chatsworth razor, but if things get too crazy, I will switch back to the Merkur HD which is slightly less...
by RJ
Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shuttle launch
Replies: 7
Views: 1082

I didn't know you guys could see it outside Florida. I live about 100 miles or so from the space station and it was pretty incredible in the sunset. Probably the best one I have ever seen. Caught it totally by chance, but when you see it going up, there is no mistaking it for anything else.
by RJ
Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Not So Popular...
Replies: 71
Views: 7787

There is a soap called Mitchell's Woolfat that is pretty good. No one every really talks about it around here.
by RJ
Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Time Between Shaves
Replies: 11
Views: 1557

I agree but with a warning. If you have hair that grows curly or flat against your neck, waiting an extra day or so can allow the hair to grow back into your skin and cause irritation and bumps. These can really only be cured by dislodging the hair first. For me I can go about 2 days at the absolute...
by RJ
Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:15 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Best Pre-Shave soap/gel?
Replies: 16
Views: 2925

I have found that Bigalo makes a rose cold cream for removing dirt and so forth that is/was? sold at Bath and Body. I will apply this without water to my face before my shower, let it sit for a minute or so, then jump in the shower. After my shower, my face has that same great, slightly heavey and m...
by RJ
Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:12 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: taylor scents
Replies: 19
Views: 2229

My last taylors purchase included Rose, Almond, Lavendar and Avacado. I had previously tried Sandlewood. The rose was perfect consistency, as was the sandlewood and lavendar. The avacado and almond were both very watery. I like the rose smell probably the best, with lavendar a close second. The Lave...
by RJ
Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Glycerin Shave Soaps
Replies: 31
Views: 3256

For what its worth, I get a better shave from mama bear lather than I do from AOS Soap, C&E Soap or TOBS Cream or trumpers cream. In other words, better than anything else I have tried. I have to caution that what I mean is that my skin feels the best and looks the best after a mama bear shave. It f...
by RJ
Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: If DE and SE shaving is supposed to be better then why is it
Replies: 73
Views: 7397

I agree with Murray on this one. The Cartridge is faster and easier to use. For many, that means better. Its all in how you frame the question. To me, (now that I have learned about the DE), better means more enjoyable day in - day out, with less tendancy to shred my skin or cause ingrowns. For me, ...
by RJ
Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Need a watch/brand recommendation
Replies: 39
Views: 4393

Here's a watch by Orvis that is pretty stylish.


http://www.orvis.com/store/productchoic ... t_id=12729
by RJ
Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Cologne Swap Opportunities
Replies: 7
Views: 1494

PM sent
by RJ
Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: What Scents do you own?
Replies: 44
Views: 7675

Trumpers Spanish Leather and Eucris
Penhaligons Englsih Fern
TOBS Victorian Limes, Sandlewood
Paco Rabanne
Tiffany
Ogalaga Bay Rum
C&E Sienna
Eternity (Now over 10 years old)