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by joe mcclaine
Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Ok, fall and winter scent time
Replies: 47
Views: 6693

Re: Ok, fall and winter scent time

Luckily for us Brits, there is a source for the old 'grey caps' at very reasonable prices - well, for Creed anyway! What source is that? There used to be a place in Queensway but they're not there any more; where's the place you're thinking of? A flagon of Orange Spice and one of Baie de Genievre a...
by joe mcclaine
Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: New shaving soap from Penhaligons
Replies: 27
Views: 4040

Re: New shaving soap from Penhaligons

Bugsy wrote:I bought the fragrance home from my last visit to London in June, and must say I love it. I'm in for trying the soap.
That's the spirit.

Take one for the team.
by joe mcclaine
Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:25 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Etiquette and the modern day
Replies: 37
Views: 3580

Re: Etiquette and the modern day

Well the Royal Air Force taught me hats off indoors, so that's what a I do. I don't wear a hat except when in uniform anyway, but it's a shame to see basic manners like this go the way of the dinosaur. Ah, I remember old and bold drill Sergeants shouting "There's no woodpeckers inside!!!" if they s...
by joe mcclaine
Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:20 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Ok, fall and winter scent time
Replies: 47
Views: 6693

Re: Ok, fall and winter scent time

creed orange spice YES! he exclaimed with finallity! Sounds good. Gotta try this one. The only Creed I own and a perfect fragrance. Like Kouros but fresher (actually, closer to fraicheur). Although I have no point of reference this is what I think 'Barbershop' smells like. Wife adores it, which is ...
by joe mcclaine
Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Urban Beardsman
Replies: 15
Views: 1765

Re: Urban Beardsman

Two words.

Nickelson Wooster.
by joe mcclaine
Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Urban Beardsman
Replies: 15
Views: 1765

Re: Urban Beardsman

Still working on mine.

Fad or not, you should see how hard I'm trying to care.

:D
by joe mcclaine
Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: New shaving soap from Penhaligons
Replies: 27
Views: 4040

Re: New shaving soap from Penhaligons

Very difficult for me to get excited about this. Their reputation with regards to their soaps is shot to pieces.

They would be better off launching creams in tubs with Sartorial fragrance. Some of the others too, come to that.
by joe mcclaine
Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:57 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Noxzema - it's been too long, my friend
Replies: 28
Views: 4691

Re: Noxzema - it's been too long, my friend

Tell us more about this Noxzema, Gary. Is it readily available? I used to love the Noxzema in the white can. It's passing was the single most reason I got out of cartridges and back into traditional shaving. Pretty much the same with me. Googling fragrance reviews and looking for anywhere selling N...
by joe mcclaine
Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Embrace the beard
Replies: 16
Views: 1587

Re: Embrace the beard

brothers wrote:I've always been in favor of "letting your freak flag fly!" How's it looking so far? :D
It's nowhere near as full as my old handlebar tache. Scary how white it is too.
by joe mcclaine
Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: My 14-year-old son's first shave!
Replies: 14
Views: 2219

Re: My 14-year-old son's first shave!

I have given my boys (21 & 13) all the information they need.

They will find their own way, no doubt.

Just as they will in love, money, politics, religion ... etc.
by joe mcclaine
Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Embrace the beard
Replies: 16
Views: 1587

Re: Embrace the beard

Been shaving for nearly 30 years now, either because it was the law (military) or because it was the 'done thing'. Now I've stuck two fingers up to all that cobblers and truly am embracing my beard. Not touched it for a few weeks and am thoroughly enjoying the new me. Aiming for at least 3 months gr...
by joe mcclaine
Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Trumpers / Harris / Taylors hair lotions & beards
Replies: 26
Views: 2397

Re: Trumpers / Harris / Taylors hair lotions & beards

As the spiffing chaps over at lumberjacks.com/forum don't discuss things like "what's the best rose scent" or "what would Oscar Wilde shave with" I thought this forum would be the best bet for girly advice. As it is, split ends are basically hairs that have split down their length, thus halving thei...
by joe mcclaine
Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Trumpers / Harris / Taylors hair lotions & beards
Replies: 26
Views: 2397

Re: Trumpers / Harris / Taylors hair lotions & beards

The tweezers thing isn't a regular happening in our gaff.

It's more like flicking someone with a towel.

You don't ask for it ... they just ambush you.
by joe mcclaine
Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trumpers / Harris / Taylors hair lotions & beards
Replies: 26
Views: 2397

Re: Trumpers / Harris / Taylors hair lotions & beards

Sam wrote:Not to be gross or uncouth, but try plucking nose hairs!
Now you're talking.

Must be connected directly to my tear ducts.
by joe mcclaine
Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trumpers / Harris / Taylors hair lotions & beards
Replies: 26
Views: 2397

Re: Trumpers / Harris / Taylors hair lotions & beards

Never oiled my beard when I had one (circa 1983). I used to like the feel of it after washing - it became softer. Eventually it had to go as I had two spots of trichotillomania where I absent-mindedly plucked the hairs out. No doubt I enjoyed the endorphins. Chris Blimey. I must admit when I've let...
by joe mcclaine
Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Trumpers / Harris / Taylors hair lotions & beards
Replies: 26
Views: 2397

Re: Trumpers / Harris / Taylors hair lotions & beards

Squire wrote:So, does anyone sell a beard conditioner?
There are products out there marketed 'for beards' but my guess is these will just be 'normal' shampoo.

I don't really want to go down the regular shampoo / conditioner route as I reckon that might be a bit harsh on my beautiful face.
by joe mcclaine
Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Trumpers / Harris / Taylors hair lotions & beards
Replies: 26
Views: 2397

Re: Trumpers / Harris / Taylors hair lotions & beards

Squire wrote:Leaving the face brillo comments aside Vinny, why would you oil a beard?
Daily face-washing (with soap & water) will dry the beard out which leaves it more prone to split ends and breaking.
by joe mcclaine
Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Trumpers / Harris / Taylors hair lotions & beards
Replies: 26
Views: 2397

Trumpers / Harris / Taylors hair lotions & beards

I know this might be anathema to the general spirit of this board but here goes. I'm growing a beard - a great big bushy white Santa Claus one with any luck. I know I can grow a decent tache so thought 'why not?' Now before you all run away screaming I thought I'd ask for combined knowledge of the b...
by joe mcclaine
Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:12 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Grey Flannel
Replies: 9
Views: 1176

Re: Grey Flannel

Got sent a sample a few months ago from a poster on Basenotes.

It's nice enough, but a little to safe for me. I would always take the 'beefier' Fahrenheit all day long.
by joe mcclaine
Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Brylcream, A Little Dab Will Do Ya
Replies: 34
Views: 10976

Re: Brylcream, A Little Dab Will Do Ya

I used to wear Brylcream in the 80's until my hair decided to go AWOL.

My son (13) swears by it now, and not the modern versions of it, I'm talking about the original cream in the red pot.

Surprised how much it smells like Eau De Cologne ... 4711, Acqua Di Parma Colonia etc.