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by tryAgain
Fri May 21, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Took the plunge
Replies: 433
Views: 84770

I'm quite looking forward to hearing about your experiences. I'm currently determined to finish out my Valobra menthol. (Which I'm enjoying, by the way...not meaning to imply that I'm suffering through it.) But I'm very much looking forward to using the Fat again. And next time I start it, it'll be ...
by tryAgain
Thu May 13, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Proraso: Meh(?)
Replies: 34
Views: 4354

Personally, I always love using Proraso, and I'll always have some around. Without trying to state any objective "better or worse" evaluation, I can say that I enjoy Proraso as much as any of my other favorites (MWF, Valobra, Palmolive stick, Trumpers creams, La Toja, ...) They're all different. For...
by tryAgain
Sun May 09, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Some shaving creams, soap and brushes for sale! SOLD!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 734

RE: Some shaving creams, soap and brushes for sale!

Rudy,
I'd be interested in the La Toja/Trumpers creams and the Semogue brush.
I can pay via PayPal.
I'm located in California. If you let me know the shipping costs and PayPal address, I can send payment.

Thanks,
Bruce
by tryAgain
Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: That was the month that was...
Replies: 24
Views: 3505

Wow...it's April already! I used Cella until the end of March. So that was a three month stretch of monogamy. I actually would have been fine sticking with it, but there were so many discussions of Cella versus Valobra that I wanted to switch and see what I thought. I've been using Valobra (menthol ...
by tryAgain
Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My Dad...dipping his toe in
Replies: 2
Views: 589

My Dad...dipping his toe in

Several weeks ago, my Dad mentioned that he was having trouble getting his neck shaved with his electric. He used to used a Remington that had a beard trimmer. (I used that same model for years...a gift from my Dad.) It had a beard trimmer that could be used to chop down the long whiskers that somet...
by tryAgain
Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: 13640-Omega No.40 Boar Brush
Replies: 8
Views: 1869

Well, after several days with the 31025, I can say it does feel slightly larger, slightly floppier, and slightly softer. It's very nice, but I have always felt it was a little too large, and that impression is unchanged. I've been getting the 13640 wet every morning, even though I'm only using the 3...
by tryAgain
Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: 13640-Omega No.40 Boar Brush
Replies: 8
Views: 1869

I have a confession to make...I've never used one of the other Omegas. Someday, I'll try the 49 or something like it, but I fear they'll be just too big for my taste. It does seem that my life as a wetshaver is incomplete until I've owned one of those, however. At any rate, during use, the 13640 doe...
by tryAgain
Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: 13640-Omega No.40 Boar Brush
Replies: 8
Views: 1869

I hope this works... Note the 13640 was used this morning, and the other two are totally dry after weeks of neglect. Also, these are cell phone pics (wife has the camera). I hope that's adequate. Since Paul posted the pretty picture of the details of the brush, I'll just post the ones that show it r...
by tryAgain
Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: 13640-Omega No.40 Boar Brush
Replies: 8
Views: 1869

Sure. I was thinking I should have done that. I've been wanting to figure out how to post pictures anyway.

I'll try to post some with the new Omega along with the Vulfix and the 31025 for reference.
by tryAgain
Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: 13640-Omega No.40 Boar Brush
Replies: 8
Views: 1869

13640-Omega No.40 Boar Brush

A few months ago, I started looking to get backups of some of my gear. I had tried several boar brushes over the year, and had settled on the Vulfix 18 as my favorite, though I did feel it could be just a little bigger. I contacted Paul at Connaught Shaving, and he suggested I might like the Omega 1...
by tryAgain
Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: That was the month that was...
Replies: 24
Views: 3505

Well, I'm approaching 2 months of almost exclusive use of Cella, and, I must say, it has surprised me so far. I had thought that this would be a product that would "just work" on my first try. I had read reports of easy, thick, cushioning lather. Almost the opposite of the common perception of MWF a...
by tryAgain
Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Cella Crema Sapone - The best shaves I've ever had.
Replies: 67
Views: 11626

Well, I'm no shave expert, but I've used both (I've used the Menthol version of the Valobra soft soap, not the almond if that matters). The Valobra was one of my favorites last Spring. The scent was disappointing, and initially off-putting (smells like putty to me). But the performance was excellent...
by tryAgain
Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Vintage Blades and Connaught Shaving
Replies: 2
Views: 997

Vintage Blades and Connaught Shaving

Folks, Just wanted to give my thumbs up to these vendors. I'm a recent first time customer of Jim at Vintage Blades. based on positive comments by others, I decided to look there for my new Merkur 34C and 1904. I received them the other day, and they look perfect. My old 34C had started making suspi...
by tryAgain
Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: That was the month that was...
Replies: 24
Views: 3505

Wow, I really like the Crystal blades! For a few months, I had been using up a package of red Personnas and a few Indian green 7 o'clocks. The reds have never been too good to me, pretty rough and lots of tugging. No nicks or razor burn, in fact the resultant shave is just fine, but the experience i...
by tryAgain
Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Grabbing the boar
Replies: 7
Views: 1606

In addition to the above vendors (with whom I've had nothing but good experience), Paul at Connaught Shaving also had a terrific selection of boar brushes and great service. I've never tried to compare all their offerings so I don't know how much overlap there is. Personally, I love the Omega and Vu...
by tryAgain
Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Un-satisfactory shave
Replies: 16
Views: 1920

I hate it when that happens. I can usually catch it and will myself to slow down before it all goes south, but...sometimes I guess I'm too wound up, and I just keep rushing. The end result is usually functional, but the experience is poor, and it's a forever lost opportunity to slow down, focus and ...
by tryAgain
Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: That was the month that was...
Replies: 24
Views: 3505

Well, that went better than expected! I kept with MWF until Christmas day (two months), with only the previously mentioned break for a few days of La Toja cream. I was thinking I might receive a tub of Cella for Christmas, and I did. Part of me has been really looking forward to trying out the Cella...
by tryAgain
Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: That was the month that was...
Replies: 24
Views: 3505

Hah!
Looking back at my post, it does read like it was written by a fatty.
I didn't even notice I was becoming one!

Is there a special outfit I get to wear?

(Trying to imagine what a fatty party would look like.)

Bruce
by tryAgain
Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: That was the month that was...
Replies: 24
Views: 3505

Owen, thanks for that. I should be thankful that I have a long way to go on my puck. I've always wondered how long one would last. I had my fling with La Toja last week (4 days of use). I was really looking forward to it based on my memory of the first couple times I tried it. I have to say, while I...
by tryAgain
Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: How long does an average tub of SC last you?
Replies: 27
Views: 3207

The only tub I've finished was the original Trumpers coconut that my wife got me with my first brush (over ten years ago). I just finished that last year! I've been curious about the question you ask, though, and for much the same reason. I want to get satisfaction over the fact that my purchases ar...