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by Hoos
Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: What bath soap are you using right now?
Replies: 546
Views: 109519

Re: What bath soap are you using right now?

I do a motley mixture of things with bath soap/washes. I've given up wearing scent, most of the time, and instead do some olfalchemy in the shower (just mixed right on the wash cloth/sponge/scrunchy thing). It still provides a nice scent but without a strong announcement. Moulton Brown's Recharge ac...
by Hoos
Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Strongly Scented Products?
Replies: 17
Views: 1698

Re: Strongly Scented Products?

I don't care too much about strongly scented during the shave. But if it's strong and long-lasting, that's a big deal. Castle Forbes is strongly scented? Hmm. Is that a new development? I'm still working on tubs of CF cream (cedarwood and limes) I bought a couple of years ago. Sure, you get a nosefu...
by Hoos
Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trumpers / Harris / Taylors hair lotions & beards
Replies: 26
Views: 2717

Re: Trumpers / Harris / Taylors hair lotions & beards

Leaving the face brillo comments aside Vinny, why would you oil a beard? So it won't squeak! :) While no one I know with a beard has ever mentioned using oil on it, several of them have mentioned using conditioner to keep it from being tangled or too rough. A few guys do use mustache wax on their m...
by Hoos
Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: July 15 thru July 21, 2013
Replies: 100
Views: 7482

Re: SOTD: July 15 thru July 21, 2013

1921 Gillette Tuckaway Feather blade Simpson Case C1 brush Castle Forbes Cedarwood & Sandalwood shaving cream Pretty good shave. Went a bit too far in technique correction, so I did get a shave. Just a kind of stubbly shave. So, I've learned: different double-edged razors can benefit from changing o...
by Hoos
Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: July 15 thru July 21, 2013
Replies: 100
Views: 7482

Re: SOTD: July 15 thru July 21, 2013

1921 Gillette Tuckaway Feather blade Simpson Case C1 brush Castle Forbes Cedarwood & Sandalwood shaving cream Great shave. Decided on a slight switch to the technique and held the razor so that the blade was angled more away from the skin. A patchy, uneven shave was expected and, instead, got a very...
by Hoos
Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: July 15 thru July 21, 2013
Replies: 100
Views: 7482

Re: SOTD: July 15 thru July 21, 2013

1921 Gillette Tuckaway Feather blade Simpson Case C1 brush Mama Bears' Lime EO shaving soap :| The Tuckaway shaved well on the face. In order to avoid the dreaded "third day redneck", I tried the J-hook on the neck, as that tends to be a more mild approach. Well, it was more mild. And I ended up wit...
by Hoos
Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: July 15 thru July 21, 2013
Replies: 100
Views: 7482

Re: SOTD: July 15 thru July 21, 2013

1921 Gillette Tuckaway Feather blade Simpson Case C1 brush Vintage Old Spice shaving soap It has been a while since I've used any Gillettes from the early 1920s because they've always been too aggressive for me (good dose of neck burn by day three). This was day two of using the Tuckaway, and it did...
by Hoos
Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: July 01 thru July 07, 2013
Replies: 121
Views: 9252

Re: SOTD: July 01 thru July 07, 2013

British Gillette #66
Feather Blade
Simpson Case C1 brush
Vintage Old Spice shave soap
D.R. Harris Pink aftershave

Excellent shave.
by Hoos
Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Facial Moisturizers and SPF
Replies: 7
Views: 3289

Re: Facial Moisturizers and SPF

For the past five or so years, I've been using Neutrogena's Oil-Free moisturizer with SPF (several options). It's light, non-greasy, and unscented. As the SPF goes up, it does have a heavier feel when applying. But I don't notice any difference in how it feels after applying. The only problem I've h...
by Hoos
Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Collectors Corner (no chatter please)
Replies: 136
Views: 177201

Re: Collectors Corner (no chatter please)

A rare(ish) one.

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by Hoos
Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: June 10 thru June 16, 2013
Replies: 107
Views: 9173

Re: SOTD: June 10 thru June 16, 2013

British Gillette #66
Feather blade
Simpson Case C1 Brush
Castle Forbes' Cedar & Sandalwood shaving cream
by Hoos
Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: June 03 thru June 09, 2013
Replies: 121
Views: 8507

Re: SOTD: June 03 thru June 09, 2013

Thanks, Tim.

I'm hoping to participate more regularly here. Life kind of happened the past year or so. :lol:
by Hoos
Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: June 03 thru June 09, 2013
Replies: 121
Views: 8507

Re: SOTD: June 03 thru June 09, 2013

British Gillette #66
Feather blade
Simpson Case C1 Brush
Old Spice shave soap
by Hoos
Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: June 03 thru June 09, 2013
Replies: 121
Views: 8507

Re: SOTD: June 03 thru June 09, 2013

June 6:

Gillette British #66
Feather Blade
Simpson Case C1 brush
Castle Forbes Cedarwood and Sandalwood cream
by Hoos
Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: New site
Replies: 30
Views: 3507

Re: New site

Wow. A guys disappears for a week or two and you go and slap a new coat of paint on the ol' girl! :D

Nice job. It looks nice, but not overdone.
by Hoos
Wed May 08, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: 20% OFF on "Before Gillette" book !
Replies: 7
Views: 965

Robert, Glad to see you are here. I really appreciate your work. Your Compendium has been indispensable and is a tremendous help. As my shaving routine and collecting has expanded to single-edges, Before Gillette has become a handy reference. Thanks for all your hard work and for sharing it with us.
by Hoos
Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: 20% OFF on "Before Gillette" book !
Replies: 7
Views: 965

I'm about half-way through it. It's an interesting read (particularly if you're a patent buff). Waits does a nice job of bringing this little bit of history to life (some of the family details add some meat to what could be a dry subject). One caveat: lulu.com (or Waits - not sure if its the author'...
by Hoos
Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD - February 25,2013 - March 3,2013
Replies: 99
Views: 8744

1921 Gillette New Standard
Feather blade
T&H 1805 shave cream

Excellent shave.
by Hoos
Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Aristocrat Safety Razor
Replies: 2
Views: 867

There is a lot of plating loss, scratches, and some rust spots. If you're looking for an Aristocrat to shave with, ask the seller how well it operates (open and closes smoothly), whether the butterfly doors close tightly, and whether the doors are warped or out of alignment. If it's in solid operati...
by Hoos
Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Open Comb Double Edge Razor
Replies: 11
Views: 1902

I like the open-comb DE if I haven't shaved in a few days. Specifically, the "old type" Gillettes made before 1921. They are more aggressive, but with proper prep and taking your time, not a big deal. The open comb just seems a bit better at getting more of the whisker, when it's longer. In terms of...