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by Big Ren
Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Gramps
Replies: 55
Views: 8766

I remember when Gramps was a fixture on the forum in the early days. When I first encountered him, I remained convinced he was using a picture of the character actor, Wilfred Brimley, as an avatar. Older members chuckled at this, because many of them had also made the same mistake. I was only convin...
by Big Ren
Sat May 02, 2009 10:05 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Creed in the summer heat?
Replies: 28
Views: 3218

Jani,

On the rare occasion when I wear cologne in the summer, it's Millesime Imperial. I've sampled Virgin Island water also, but I am unfamiliar with the rest of the ones you listed. I hope you share your impressions of all of these.



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by Big Ren
Sat May 02, 2009 5:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Back on the oil and why it works for me. Purists look away..
Replies: 22
Views: 3057

Re: Back on the oil and why it works for me. Purists look aw

StGeorge wrote:This is always a contentious issue......
There's no arguing with success.



Ren
by Big Ren
Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Intro (Ohio/Ontario barbers services/supplies) UPDATED!
Replies: 20
Views: 3340

zeeshan66 wrote:The Barber's Chair is a lot closer to me so I’ll probably try them out first!
Question: Do I need to book ahead of time for a hot later shave?
While they probably take walk-ins, it's probably best to make an appointment ahead of time.



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by Big Ren
Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Must-Have Redux, Part Four
Replies: 39
Views: 4088

Zach wrote:Brushes: Omega 10048 and 31064
I must confess I feel a touch disappointed and saddened that the illustrious Omega Capodimonte did not make the final cut.


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by Big Ren
Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Favorite alcohol-based aftershave
Replies: 18
Views: 2462

Thayer's Witch Hazel with Aloe and Proraso Dopobarba Splash. I am skeptical either of these will help with ingrowns.


Ren
by Big Ren
Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Recent Experiment
Replies: 9
Views: 1655

The often blanket denunciation of cartridge razors and canned shaving products on this and other shaving boards is a bit overdramatized IMO. Yes, for many here, the double edge razor, shaving brush and mug, represent the Way, the Truth and the Light, but let's not lose sight of the fact that hundred...
by Big Ren
Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:28 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Trumper's...Which scent?
Replies: 16
Views: 2187

Tim,

Yes, I should have specified that I was referring only to the creams. The soaps are different animals altogether as far as scent is concerned.


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by Big Ren
Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:17 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Trumper's...Which scent?
Replies: 16
Views: 2187

To my nose, the Coconut smells like cheap suntan lotion and the Almond like amaretto liqueur. I don't much care for Sandalwood in general, so that leaves Limes, which has a great subtle scent and is one of Trumper's classic shaving creams. All of this is personal preference.


Ren
by Big Ren
Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
Replies: 44
Views: 4586

Thanks for the encouragement guys. I'm just going to have to sit down one day and go through the manual and learn the basics at the very least. I've seen some pretty sharp pics taken with the TZ5 so at least I know my camera is half decent.



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by Big Ren
Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
Replies: 44
Views: 4586

LOL, :lol: :lol: :lol:



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by Big Ren
Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
Replies: 44
Views: 4586

And Ren, I have a TZ5 and not a whit of ability, and I get OK shots. Give it another try, I encourage you! The problem is that I started pushing buttons willy-nilly and now I don't know how to get back to the default settings. I don't have much patience for reading the manual, assuming I can still ...
by Big Ren
Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Intro (Ohio/Ontario barbers services/supplies) UPDATED!
Replies: 20
Views: 3340

Welcome Zee, The Truefitt & Hill location Chris mentions is probably the nicest barbershop in Toronto, but that won't necessarily guarantee you'll get a competent shave from one of the barbers there. Other locations you might consider are the Terminal Barbershop at Bay/Dundas (near TBBS and Tobacco ...
by Big Ren
Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
Replies: 44
Views: 4586

I bought a Panasonic Lumix TZ5 thinking it would be an idiot-proof point and shoot camera that would deliver Rustybladesque pictures. I am living proof that it is not the camera that counts but the man behind it.


Ren
by Big Ren
Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Men's Sock Garters
Replies: 21
Views: 3633

Rufus, You're welcome. I've found the all cotton socks wear out much too quickly, so I've gone to a blend that has more synthetic content. These are quite comfortable and are not like the synthetic socks of yore. Simcan is reasonably priced at about $8-10/ pair. If you're interested in sock garters,...
by Big Ren
Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The 9 Levels of Shaving
Replies: 41
Views: 5679

tonyespo wrote:I would think nothing less for you Ren. Is your 11 with a badger or a boar brush?

Tony
I'd rather not say, for fear of stirring up some of our friends to such a sudden flood of mutiny.


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by Big Ren
Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The 9 Levels of Shaving
Replies: 41
Views: 5679

Pauldog wrote:We need to make the scale go to 11, so let's have some suggestions...
My shaves go to eleven.

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by Big Ren
Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Men's Sock Garters
Replies: 21
Views: 3633

Thanks, Ren. Are they available in a variety of colors and where can I find them? Danny Danny, Diabetic socks come in a variety of colours, fabrics and lengths - all at varying price points. I've tried several brands, but my favourite is a Canadian maker, Simcan , which I buy locally. I'm sure you ...
by Big Ren
Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:38 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Men's Sock Garters
Replies: 21
Views: 3633

Danny, I tried sock garters many years ago but found them too troublesome for daily use. For the days when you don't want to bother with sock garters, you might consider wearing diabetic socks. These are designed without the top elastic band of conventional socks, but have elastic thread woven throu...
by Big Ren
Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: What is the most classic scent in shaving?
Replies: 25
Views: 3007

This is yet another one of those questions for which there is no definitive answer, but if I were to hazard a guess, I'd go with almond, which seems to be common among many of the old British and Italian firms.


Ren