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by Gene
Thu May 16, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Zoysia
Replies: 9
Views: 138

Re: Zoysia

Interested, too.

Fescue is popular in Georgia (well North GA, anyway). Had it as a yard in a couple of our places when we were in Atlanta. It likes cooler weather, and would never survive a Central Texas summer.

I wasn't aware you could plant zoysia from seed. Keep us posted!
by Gene
Sat May 04, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Fountain Pens
Replies: 16
Views: 297

Re: Fountain Pens

I have a modest collection of pens - and love all of them (although some more than others). The Safari is a model I have long lusted after - they are so affordable I really should try one - especially now that my airplane days are behind me. I like a thinner line of ink myself - so a Fine or even Ex...
by Gene
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Home Roasting Coffee Beans
Replies: 19
Views: 1925

Re: Home Roasting Coffee Beans

Oh my - another rabbit hole.

What about the grind? I got a small hand operated burr grinder or Christmas - would that be enough to do the job for a full pot?
by Gene
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Mug Shaving Soap is still horrible
Replies: 15
Views: 2164

Re: Williams Mug Shaving Soap is still horrible

I might (maybe) buy a puck on Amazon, assuming I can find a single bar. Most vendors are offering it in a multi-pack deal. Like I said - I, too, like the scent - and I REALLY like how my face feels after I use it. If nothing else good comes from it I will drag it into the shower and bathe with it. I...
by Gene
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Mug Shaving Soap is still horrible
Replies: 15
Views: 2164

Re: Williams Mug Shaving Soap is still horrible

Though I do like the mild verbena smell of Williams. Verbena? Interesting - I thought it was citronella, or something like that. It also occurs to me that living in the Austin area with a water softener might make the water decent enough to get lather. Last time I tried Williams was 5+ years ago, w...
by Gene
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Mug Shaving Soap is still horrible
Replies: 15
Views: 2164

Re: Williams Mug Shaving Soap is still horrible

That's why they say friends don't let friends shave with Williams. I cant get a great lather with it with it, only a fair lather, but I sort of like the scent, and I for sure like how my face feels after I finish. No other cream or soap leaves my face feeling the way Williams does. If it performed a...
by Gene
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: 150 years? Really???
Replies: 8
Views: 723

Re: 150 years? Really???

I got some bacon flavored toothpaste as a gag gift for Christmas this year.

Never tried it, though.
by Gene
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Selling more brushes
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: Selling more brushes

Best of luck - hope it draws a lot of bids!
by Gene
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: TSA question re shaving gear
Replies: 10
Views: 1019

Re: TSA question re shaving gear

Gary - you have a PM
by Gene
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Schick Proline P-30 (Artist Club size) blades
Replies: 20
Views: 1473

Re: Schick Proline P-30 (Artist Club size) blades

Morning Gary ... Good news! I was wondering how things were going. Thanks.
by Gene
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Mince Pies etc
Replies: 19
Views: 1941

Re: Mince Pies etc

Gary - that used to be something you could do. If you still can that would, indeed, be best. Many years ago, when I first started flying as part of my work - when you registered for the frequent flyer programs for the various airlines there was a box for meal choice. Kosher was one of the choices. T...
by Gene
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Gillette Scores an own goal
Replies: 13
Views: 867

Re: Gillette Scores an own goal

Let's face it - we seem to be bombarded with the notion that men are not much more than buffoons. How many articles have been published in recent years denigrating men? How many TV shows depict men as dolts barely able to have any kind of rational thought? We hear a lot about the "war on women" but ...
by Gene
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Black boots - necessary, dispensable or something in between
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Re: Black boots - necessary, dispensable or something in between

Sam, with khaki I refer brown or tan footwear.

With denim I can see either color working.

But that's me.
by Gene
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Schick Proline P-30 (Artist Club size) blades
Replies: 20
Views: 1473

Re: Schick Proline P-30 (Artist Club size) blades

Fingers crossed that they are good!!
by Gene
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Schick Proline P-30 (Artist Club size) blades
Replies: 20
Views: 1473

Re: Schick Proline P-30 (Artist Club size) blades

Gary, may I assume these are for your General? I am very interested in your take on them - I have been tempted to buy some as well. On a separate, but related note - is the General available in silver, but NOT the more expensive stainless steel? I have the black aluminum, curious if they did a silve...
by Gene
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Marseille/Aleppo/Castille soaps, Yardley, Mitchells Wool Fat
Replies: 8
Views: 1030

Re: Marseille/Aleppo/Castille soaps, Yardley, Mitchells Wool Fat

I used the Kirk's for a while while we were still in Georgia. I liked it, never really noticed that it dried my skin, though. I remember that someone mentioned Kirk's being good for the body, but poor for the face (really old SMF thread). Up until a few weeks ago I was using MWF bar soap. Very nice ...
by Gene
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Mitchell's Wool Fat and Hard Water
Replies: 13
Views: 1941

Re: Mitchell's Wool Fat and Hard Water

I dealt with Paul several times a few years ago - he is an excellent vendor.
by Gene
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What made you smile today?
Replies: 15
Views: 1580

Re: What made you smile today?

Gary, it's fine with me. I don't think I smiled yesterday until pretty late in the evening. I could use some happy news.
by Gene
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)
Replies: 22
Views: 3422

Re: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)

Is this only available in lavender? I notice they have several different scents in the cream (including rose!), but not for the soap.

Also - I note that he offers two sizes - 100 and 70, both seems to be tallow-based. Am I missing something?
by Gene
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: SOLD: NOS Personna 74 Tungsten DE Blades - Last Ones
Replies: 5
Views: 1008

Re: FS: NOS Personna 74 Tungsten DE Blades - Last Ones

churchilllafemme wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:10 am
OK, 5 are hardly worth shipping, so let's make it 10 left for $29.
PM sent.