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by Rufust445
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wet shaving WSJ
Replies: 6
Views: 616

Re: Wet shaving WSJ

You get just enough to tantalize after which you hit the paywall. I get a daily e-mail full of such teaser articles, but this one came through loud and clear. https://www.wsj.com/articles/men-pick-up-grandpas-razor-for-a-close-shavetoo-close-11569177023?mod=djemwhatsnews Wow! Mantic59 has hit the b...
by Rufust445
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: gillette takes a hit
Replies: 11
Views: 1418

Re: gillette takes a hit

https://nypost.com/2019/07/30/nonshavers-rivals-bleeding-gillette-as-pg-takes-8b-writedown/ no mention of wet shaving as an alternative (lazy reporters!!) or that due to high costs men shave more often before tossing the blade. clive When I was younger, working, and pressed for time, I'd shave in t...
by Rufust445
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: New Gillette Razor - guess how many blades?
Replies: 13
Views: 3393

Re: New Gillette Razor - guess how many blades?

The marketing weenies at Gillette/P&G went as far as they could go with these time honored
word to live by in America:

"If more is better, then too much is just right."
by Rufust445
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Indian Green Box Gillette 7 O'clocks, a Review
Replies: 11
Views: 16174

Re: Indian Green Box Gillette 7 O'clocks, a Review

At the risk of reviving such an old thread about a blade that doesn't get much attention, I just received 10 cartons of 10 from India, for $8.10. I'll have to go with Squire's statement on these: "I like the yellow box Russians slightly more but the differences are slight and perhaps not even notice...
by Rufust445
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Veterans Day 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1287

Re: Veterans Day 2018

Stumbled on this thread a bit late, but I consider myself fortunate to have met three people who
were combat pilots in WWII: P-40 in North Africa, B-24 in Italy, and a former neighbor flew
dive bombers in the South Pacific. Nothing like talking to people who were actually there.
by Rufust445
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: I’m looking for very mild safety razors for sensitive skin. HELP!
Replies: 29
Views: 4911

Re: I’m looking for very mild safety razors for sensitive skin. HELP!

Razorock Baby Smooth? but out of stock right now. I’m always want to try so bad but has been out of stock like more 5 Months. I have a number of the vintage razors mentioned in this thread, but I've lately between rotating between the Razorock DE1 (Baili 171) and the Dorco PL602 and see no changes ...
by Rufust445
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Derby Blades, A Review
Replies: 103
Views: 62036

Re: Derby Blades, A Review

After years of trying vintage Gillettes, Schick Krona, and Lords, I've settled on two current design razors that work better for me: Dorco PL602 and Razorock DE1 (a.k.a Baili 171). After getting good results with Treet Blue Special/Black Beauties in the DE1, I noticed a pack of Derby Extras sitting ...
by Rufust445
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Rogue Industries Wallets
Replies: 10
Views: 2013

Re: Rogue Industries Wallets

John, I thought that they quit issuing credit cards with RFID. I have an "enhanced" driver's license that has it, but it has a special foil-lined pouch to prevent RF signal escape. My problem is that wallets with top-loading pockets cause my credit cards to crack and break. I want an old-style bill...
by Rufust445
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Tulip etc
Replies: 26
Views: 7594

Re: Tulip etc

drmoss_ca wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:45 pm
We need more faces, so we might use more of our brushes. I'd be willing to shave ~3 faces a day. How about you?

C.
I've had to deal with some two-faced people over the years, and IMHO, they're to be avoided if possible.
by Rufust445
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: December 4, 2017 - December 10, 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2643

Re: SOTD: December 4, 2017 - December 10, 2017

Plissoft 24mm synthetic brush
RazoRock Al Sapone soap
Stirling bulldog style handle
Razorock Old Style head
Treet Blue Special/Black Beauty blade
Kroger witch hazel
by Rufust445
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tabac inspired
Replies: 19
Views: 5148

Re: Tabac inspired

I still have about 1½ sticks of Irisch Moos left. Great fragrance, but maybe too much of it. Can't use it for more than two shaves in a row without feeling irritation from it. As we head into the dry winter months, I've found the best lather for me is from an LEA soap stick, "con glicerina y lanolin...
by Rufust445
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette 7 O'clock Review
Replies: 109
Views: 60415

Re: Gillette 7 O'clock Review

When this thread started years ago, I had gone through one pack of these blades in a Gillette adjustable razor. I found them a bit too sharp for me given my technique at the time, and not so smooth as, some vintage NOS blades, and a newly discovered favorite, the Shark SS. Also the four thick wax sp...
by Rufust445
Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Dorco - $15 off
Replies: 7
Views: 2322

Re: Dorco - $15 off

Dorco USA won't even admit they make, let alone sell, the PL602 razor

Yet I had a DFS+ with one today.
by Rufust445
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Is Plisson still in the hunt?
Replies: 11
Views: 4342

Re: Is Plisson still in the hunt?

Could be Plisson has lost market share to online sites like Italian Barber, Maggard's, etc. Reminds me of a statement I read nearly 20 years ago that the World Wide Web is deflationary, as people can find the best price on something in a matter of minutes. That said, my two most recent online purcha...
by Rufust445
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The Real Shave CO.
Replies: 1
Views: 1231

Re: The Real Shave CO.

The local Rite Aid store used to carry Real Shaving Co. cream in 150 ml. tubes, and it was a bargain when on sale for $3.99. The stuff disappeared from Rite Aid shelves at the end of 2014, and in early 2015 it was announced that Creightons had sold the brand to another company. I managed to get two ...
by Rufust445
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Horse hair brush
Replies: 18
Views: 4312

Re: Horse hair brush

Earlier this year the local Target store was showing the Cremo horse hair brush by Vie-Long. This gave me a chance to examine one up close, and it had a nice feel, no smell that I could tell, but was a bit pricey compared to what I could get a larger Vie-Long for online. In view of the stories about...
by Rufust445
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: End cap issue - SuperSpeed/Slim/FB
Replies: 2
Views: 1378

Re: End cap issue - SuperSpeed/Slim/FB

You're a braver iman than I, Gunga-Din.
by Rufust445
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Thater vs Savile
Replies: 6
Views: 2547

Re: Thater vs Savile

Vincev wrote:... since spending money on a Thater or Savile will not change my shaving experience.

Vince
Always refreshing to see a sign of common sense on these boards.
by Rufust445
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Artisan Makers Making only Italian Style Soft-Soaps
Replies: 10
Views: 2018

Re: Artisan Makers Making only Italian Style Soft-Soaps

I suspect both artisan makers and larger manufacturers do more soft soaps for the same reason: cost. An artison can pour a measured amount of hot liquid mix into a retail container and allow it to cool. A white tub of Proraso I used this summer had the same look when I first opened it as a fresh tub...
by Rufust445
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Safety razors, that are NOT made of zamak/pot metal?
Replies: 12
Views: 4056

Re: Safety razors, that are NOT made of zamak/pot metal?

As they used to say on Monty Python: "And now for something completely different.": http://sharpologist.com/2016/01/dorco-pl-602.html All plastic, two piece that I've been using for the past two weeks. Not sure when I'll go to another razor. That said, I've preferred the feel and glide of a chrome p...