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by brothers
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Checking out some Taylor's soap and creams
Replies: 7
Views: 799

Re: Checking out some Taylor's soap and creams

After a few days of the Taylor's Sandalwood soap, I've learned that while it does lather and doesn't disappear, the lather's not plentiful. It's more a watery slurry. I think this is a soap that would be preferred by those who don't want a thick rich voluminous lather. I place it 2 notches below Tab...
by brothers
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Mince Pies etc
Replies: 19
Views: 666

Re: Mince Pies etc

Ah, well, obviously it's been a long time since I flew anywhere. :D
by brothers
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Face lathering and brush loading (soap)
Replies: 17
Views: 1932

Re: Face lathering and brush loading (soap)

Since I posted back in the summer I have reduced my loading time to just a few seconds, not 20. The water that sits on the soap is of sufficient volume to help the brush raise a bunch of soapsuds that will turn into a nice lather as I work the brush on my face. I should point out the fact that I don...
by brothers
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Checking out some Taylor's soap and creams
Replies: 7
Views: 799

Re: Checking out some Taylor's soap and creams

I can't vouch for the age of this one. It was used when I picked it up on a shaving forum probably 5 years ago for a low price, and then ignored it until now. I sometimes wonder if the recipe has been reformulated after this one was new.
by brothers
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Wade & Butcher back in business
Replies: 11
Views: 2768

Re: Wade & Butcher back in business

The reality is that no matter how much time one takes and what the brand is called, if the razor is crappy there's not much point. I personally prefer a lot less talk and a lot more action!
by brothers
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Fatboy F-1 Restored (video)
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Re: Gillette Fatboy F-1 Restored (video)

Omar, thanks for the informative video. Well done!
by brothers
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Review - AP Shave Co Brushes
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Review - AP Shave Co Brushes

How well do the natural badger brushes compare to the SynBad knots? Well, never mind: it looks like I can do my own comparison. My lovely bride gave me a gift certificate to one of the local barber shops as a Christmas stocking stuffer. Minutes ago, I went in looking for the Rockwell razors they ha...
by brothers
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Mince Pies etc
Replies: 19
Views: 666

Re: Mince Pies etc

Pauldog wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:52 am
Rufus wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:10 am
my roommate suggested I order from the kosher menu if I wanted decent food.

That's supposed to work on airplanes, too.
I'll try to keep that in mind next time I fly.
by brothers
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Gillette Scores an own goal
Replies: 13
Views: 178

Re: Gillette Scores an own goal

Sounds like a hypothetical statement given to a college class as an assignment for a term paper or something. I don't know any males of any age who will live or have lived their personal lives based on a shaving cream commercial. Somebody's obviously lost their minds.
by brothers
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: San Diego beach
Replies: 2
Views: 65

San Diego beach

I took this picture on our recent visit to San Diego at Thanksgiving. It was a tiny bit cool. There were a few wet-suited surfers enjoying the Pacific.
by brothers
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Checking out some Taylor's soap and creams
Replies: 7
Views: 799

Re: Checking out some Taylor's soap and creams

It took a while, but I'm now focused on my aged wooden bowl of Taylor's Sandalwood soap for the next few days. Very good stuff! The performance and fragrance are admirable, and it's slick! Looking forward to the next few shaves.
by brothers
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Wade & Butcher back in business
Replies: 11
Views: 2768

Re: Wade & Butcher back in business

This is incredible --- just within the last week, these folks posted in one of the internet shaving forums that they're still working hard on the new enterprise! No reason for alarm, don't give up, there are lots of good things to come to those who remain patient! Incredible is the only word I can t...
by brothers
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Shaving soap or cream of the day
Replies: 2076
Views: 89184

Re: Shaving soap or cream of the day

Taylor Sandalwood soap
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by brothers
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Shaving soap or cream of the day
Replies: 2076
Views: 89184

Re: Shaving soap or cream of the day

Taylor's Sandalwood shaving soap
by brothers
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Review - AP Shave Co Brushes
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Review - AP Shave Co Brushes

Bill K, thanks for the thoughtful and informative synthetic brush reviews. I have all of the same brush heads, except for the Cashmere. In my hands, the favorites so far are the SilkSmoke and the Tuxedo. The SilkSmoke does have soul in my experience, and I love using it for soaps and creams alike. I...
by brothers
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Vetiver
Replies: 26
Views: 3027

Re: Vetiver

I have just completed several days using Salter's French Vetiver shaving cream, and I love it. Performance and scent are top shelf, and it's residual property is slick, just as I like it!
by brothers
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Allergic reaction from Tweex soap?
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: Allergic reaction from Tweex soap?

I hate to recommend this, but it sounds like you might be better off using a shave oil or a brushless shave cream instead of soap. Psoriasis loves oil and grease, and gets extremely itchy when dried by soaps or detergents. Concoctions like Edge gel might also work as they have very little detergent...
by brothers
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Future wet shaver?
Replies: 5
Views: 991

Re: Future wet shaver?

Thunderbolt, how's the new shaving adventure coming along? I am hoping you have been able to get started without too much trouble.
by brothers
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What made you smile today?
Replies: 14
Views: 868

Re: What made you smile today?

I've finished a project ahead of schedule at work. I've been working quite a lot for the last 6 weeks (on top of the already pretty demanding job I've been doing for the last 2 years) and my girlfriend and I didn't really have the time to enjoy being together, or to go out and do interesting things...
by brothers
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: New blade bad shave
Replies: 17
Views: 485

Re: New blade bad shave

:!: my name is Robert and im pretty new to straight razor shaving my face. I have been shaking with a shavette that I got from Sally's beauty supply and I beat a really nice shade out of it. Recently I got a Dovo full hollow 5/8 straight razor, along with dinne col conk bay rum shave some and a str...