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by IanM
Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Email from D.R. Harris re: new sandalwood soap and cream
Replies: 18
Views: 2464

Re: Email from D.R. Harris re: new sandalwood soap and cream

Hi Everybody. I know, I know, I've not posted here for a VERY long time, but I spend most of my shaving forum time at The Shaving Room over here in the UK. Saw this thread and thought I'd post. After replying to an email from DR Harris, I was lucky enough to receive a sample of their Sandalwood shav...
by IanM
Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:56 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: blade choices for Muhle R41
Replies: 10
Views: 3248

The first blade that I tried in mine (I've since sold it) was an Astra, but I found that a bit too sharp. I then went to a Shark Super Chrome, and that seemed to be a nice balance of being sharp enough without being dangerous. I did once use a Feather in it, the word "once" telling it's own story. Ian
by IanM
Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shaving with a straight
Replies: 12
Views: 2191

I've noticed that chaps that make straight razor shaving look easy, often do not follow the advice given to the average new straight razor shaver.

Start on the sideburn/cheeks - Nope
Use short strokes - Nope

Ian
by IanM
Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Merkur Slant 37-C
Replies: 21
Views: 5559

I've used both the 37C and 39C version of the slant razors, and don't really find that they remove more hair than a "normal" DE razor on the WTG pass. The most effective razors that I have used for WTG beard removal are the Merkur Futur and the Muhle R41 (the 2011 version), the R41 is especially eff...
by IanM
Wed May 02, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What the Good Dr Ordered
Replies: 12
Views: 1484

Give the Tabac scent some time to "settle".

When I first used Tabac the scent was quite strong, and, I have to admit, a little off-putting.

After about a week, it seemed to get better.

Ian
by IanM
Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:47 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 23 thru April 29, 2012
Replies: 160
Views: 12095

Thursday Muhle R41 Astra SP Blade Semogue 2000 Brush Vitos Super Coconut Soap Clinique Post Shave Soother Having an R41 in your hand it a great way to get focused early in the morning. One pass WTG and touch up; all that is required with this razor. No fluid leakage to report Ian ------------------...
by IanM
Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Cutting down the trees
Replies: 18
Views: 1727

The problem with trees in public places is their inconvenient habit of getting damaged by wind, and then bits falling off them. I suspect that the local authority thinks "if this falls on anybody, we'll get sued" - as is the culture these days. So they simply chop them down. For the last 12 months I...
by IanM
Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: I'm still mixed up...
Replies: 15
Views: 1910

You have to take into consideration the time when scuttles were developed. It's likely that very few houses would have had hot water from a tap, so having something to carry both the soap and some hot water would have been useful. I have tried to use scuttles myself, but have found them surplus to r...
by IanM
Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:59 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Yoga anyone?
Replies: 22
Views: 1986

I watched an interview a week or so ago with a chap named Brad Friedel. Some of you across the pond may know of him, as he is from the USA. He's currently a goalkeeper for Tottenham Hotspur and is 41 years old. When asked how he keeps going, his answer was... Yoga. 41 and still playing Premiership F...
by IanM
Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone else done this?
Replies: 26
Views: 4444

I've not done that myself, but you're not the first person that I've heard of doi it, and I doubt you'll be the last.

Not long ago, over on TSR, we had a chap complain that he was having a hell of a job lathering his soap.

It transpired that he still had the shrink wrap on it!!

Ian
by IanM
Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:13 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Which Merkur Adjustable?
Replies: 21
Views: 4474

Progress.

Futur is good, but I prefer the Progress.

Ian
by IanM
Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Cobra Classic vs. Muhle R41 Toothcomb
Replies: 103
Views: 19910

Hi Chaps, I don't get in here much, these days, but I thought, having owned and used both of these razors, that I'd chip in. First of all, I have found the results from shaving with both razors as pretty similar. Using the same number of passes and the same soap/brush/AS, my face feels much the same...
by IanM
Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:24 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Slant HD (37c) vs. Sledgehammer (39c)
Replies: 8
Views: 1592

I've tried both. There wasn't much in it for me. The heads are identical, and given that your hand controls the pressure (or lack of) the extra weight didn't seem to make a difference.

I sold my 39C, bought and kept my 37C as it is just easier to manouvre.

Ian
by IanM
Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Fatboy Joy Refound
Replies: 7
Views: 1198

In the past, I have found that a product that I initially didn't get along with, can sometimes come good after not using it for a while. It's a very pleasant surprise when that happens.

Ian
by IanM
Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: More manly - is it Tabac or Cella?
Replies: 27
Views: 3849

Tabac smells like it should come with a chest wig and a medallion.

Cella smells like cakes.

Ian
by IanM
Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: liking "the fat"
Replies: 72
Views: 8334

My first cake of MWF is the only soap that I have completely used up in 3-and-a-bit years of wet shaving.

Ian
by IanM
Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:18 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: October 31 thru November 06, 2011
Replies: 173
Views: 14111

Tuesday Trumper Razor Astra SP Blade New Forest 2201 Brush Vitos Extra Super Coconut Shaving Soap Clinique Post Shave Soother First use of the Vitos. Very nice indeed, but I can't smell any coconut, just marzipan. Still no complaints, though. This is the last morning that my moustache area will be ...
by IanM
Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:58 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: October 17 thru October 23, 2011
Replies: 160
Views: 13897

Thursday

Merkur 37C Slant
Shark Super Chrome Blade
New Forest 2201 Brush
Tabac Shaving Soap
Clinique Post Shave Soother

Still here. Still shaving :)

Ian

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by IanM
Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:15 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: August 15 thru August 21, 2011
Replies: 175
Views: 16272

Thursday

Edwin Jagger DE 89 Razor
Gillette 7OC Sharp Edge Blade
New Forest 2201 Brush
Provence Santé Soap
Nivea asb
Penhaligons English Fern edt

Ian
by IanM
Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:40 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: July 18 thru July 24, 2011
Replies: 164
Views: 14245

Friday

Edwin Jagger DE89
Gillette Platinum 'Swede' Blade
New Forest 2201 Brush
Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap
Trumpers Limes a/s

Just a quick SoTD and a quick 'Hello!'.

Ian