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by Gene
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: History of Witch Hazel
Replies: 6
Views: 3887

Re: History of Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel - I was going to start a thread about this myself. Many long-time posters here at SMF will remember the threads about witch hazel - some of the newer folks might not. At one time we discussed it quite a bit. I was shopping at our local grocery store last month - and they had a large end ...
by Gene
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: A tribute to the 2006 SMF brush
Replies: 9
Views: 466

Re: A tribute to the 2006 SMF brush

Dr, Moss - You have a PM
by Gene
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: SOLD: Vintage Wilkinson 'Light Brigade' DE Razor Blades - Reduced Again
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: Vintage Wilkinson 'Light Brigade' DE Razor Blades

But health issues mean that I only have 8-10 more years of wet shaving, so I need to decrease my stock somewhat. A sad message embedded there - sorry to read this. I hate that our members are going through anything.I think I bought a few LB's from you a year or so ago - they are nice blades, no dou...
by Gene
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Ghosts are REAL!
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Ghosts are REAL!

Welcome back, Greg! Missed your charm and wit!
by Gene
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Anyone know what happened to Squire?
Replies: 7
Views: 642

Re: Anyone know what happened to Squire?

There are some great names in that thread, Gary - thanks for sharing it.
by Gene
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Has anyone ordered Connaught Shaving and Shaving.ie lately?.
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Re: Has anyone ordered Connaught Shaving and Shaving.ie lately?.

My few dealings with Connaught have gone perfectly.
by Gene
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Rooney Finest Family
Replies: 4
Views: 495

Re: Rooney Finest Family

WOW - 28 beauties!!
by Gene
Thu May 30, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: English Fern tallow soap by Penhaligon's
Replies: 18
Views: 1135

Re: English Fern tallow soap by Penhaligon's

Gary - that sounds amazing. I love that scent. I had a puck of the reformulated stuff, gifted from a friend, and it was pretty good.

Can't wait to hear how it performs.
by Gene
Thu May 16, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Zoysia
Replies: 12
Views: 775

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: 893

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: 2556

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: 19
Views: 3042

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: 19
Views: 3042

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: 19
Views: 3042

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: 1266

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: 1066

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: 11
Views: 1641

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: 2505

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: 2534

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: 15
Views: 1403

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 ...