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by ChemErik
Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: shave soap and airport security
Replies: 8
Views: 1839

I like soaps better and this is just a good excuse to use them when traveling.
by ChemErik
Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Fedoras
Replies: 36
Views: 6394

None of my 3 fedora's are quite that nice. - A Dark brown Pendleton crush-able safari brim which is nice for daily wear in cooler months or travel. - A no-name natural color straw fedora which is great in the summertime. Picked it up for way less than it's worth. - A cheap browns and greys plaid fed...
by ChemErik
Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: thinking of shaving my head
Replies: 16
Views: 4122

First, I recommend shaving your head in spring. Wear a hat most days and let your scalp adjust to getting sun slowly. Then on shaving your head. I use a DE, though the headblade is also very popular. Whatever you do, I recommend using a razor you're already comfortable using. I don't think it's diff...
by ChemErik
Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Head Shavers?
Replies: 13
Views: 2984

I'm in the minority who likes a DE on my head. A mild razor is definitely my choice - Tech, Weishi, and Gillette Adjustables set low are my favorites. One pass ATG where I don't have much hair left; 2 passes on the rest of my head. I lather with whatever I'm using on my face that day.
by ChemErik
Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Anyone try Rainbow,Silver Star,RACER DE Blade?
Replies: 12
Views: 2974

I really like the Silver Star blades - they're the sharpest of the bunch. Ranbow and Racers are both good but not exceptional IMHO. Obviously some of it is personal preference. I haven't purcahase many LORD blades as my favorites aren't sold by the vendors I order from most frequently and I have oth...
by ChemErik
Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: anybody used these blades ??
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

I've seen a couple Weishi razors being sold under the Timor name, so you at least have a connection. Haven't tried them though.
by ChemErik
Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Help me pick a first brush please
Replies: 21
Views: 2754

While I certainly don't want to turn you away from an Omega boar, you might see if your local Target has the Shea Moisture Shave brush. Great start for under $10 and the handle is better made than the Tweezerman.
by ChemErik
Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: NOS Gillette Super Stainless
Replies: 11
Views: 2721

Rufust445 wrote:If they were made to the same spec as the Gillette Super Stainless sold here in the same era (a.k.a. The Spoiler) they'd be worth a try.
Absolutely! The US Super Stainless blades are excellent IMHO.
by ChemErik
Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Brush Politics
Replies: 30
Views: 3575

KAV wrote:Only if started by residents of that mile high city in the state with unimaginative borders. :lol:
I don't start political discussions here!

Wait, did you mean another resident of this fine city?
by ChemErik
Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Would like to know you
Replies: 30
Views: 3688

Re: Would like to know you

I do prefer fewer items of quality. I also like items made to last. I do the majority of my writing with a fountain pen, but it's fairly new to me. I do a little woodworking and would like to do more. I don't own or ride a motorcycle, but if I did it would be an American bike. My shoe preferences ar...
by ChemErik
Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Leftover MWF
Replies: 13
Views: 1811

I take all my leftover bits from various soaps and smash them in a tin for use when traveling. The traveling Frankensoap works quite well, though not as good as MWF alone.
by ChemErik
Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mortar minus pestle = best lather ever
Replies: 17
Views: 5219

drumana wrote:Would the rough surface of the mortar effect your shave brush in any negative way (ruin the tips or anything)?
The linked thread above has a post claim this happened. Another post give the solution of sanding the inside of the mortar.
by ChemErik
Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: GILLETTE ARISTOCRAT/PRESIDENT GIVE ME THE SKINNY
Replies: 13
Views: 4154

I find the Aristocrat I still have and President I traded away both shave similar to a Red-Tip Super Speed, except the heavier handle as noted above. I traded the President because I found the President and Aristocrat to shave identically and could get more trade value for the President.
by ChemErik
Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Your approach to choosing soaps and creams
Replies: 27
Views: 3067

How about #4: Buy 4-6 soaps/cream and try them all for a period of time. Keep 1-2 favorites and buy more to create a new rotation. Repeat until you don't have any soaps/creams you're willing to give up to try something new.

So far, I have 2 I absolutely must keep: MWF and the Speick Shave Stick.
by ChemErik
Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: How long does one puck of shave soap last?
Replies: 34
Views: 7973

The replies so far have focused on triple milled pucks, which last a very long time. Shaving both my head and face, I'd estimate 9 months for a puck of MWF. What hasn't been addressed is softer soaps. Most glycerin pucks, such as the Van Der Hagen varieties found in most US discount and grocery stor...
by ChemErik
Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: I never thought there was anything better than Cella, but...
Replies: 13
Views: 3225

I've used a sample of P.160 and found it an excellent shave soap and my favorite of the Italian soaps. Yet, I'm going to MWF more than anything else lately and don't want to stop (not as loyal as Wendell - yet). Because of this, I don't think I'd use the P.160 fast enough to justify the big 1 kg siz...
by ChemErik
Thu May 27, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Interesting (edit: unpleasant) surprise at WalMart
Replies: 17
Views: 3635

One of the other forums has a thread going on this line of products. The cream seems to be universally disliked, but the brush (which is pure badger) seems to be great value. It looks like something perfect for a newbie.
by ChemErik
Tue May 18, 2010 6:53 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: BUTT PASTE FOR YOUR FACE....
Replies: 17
Views: 7651

This reminds me a bit of Udder Balm; which is basically Vasoline with some low-grade anti-botics. Farmers in the midwest and plains of the USA have been using it for generations for all kinds of skin issues even though it's designed for animal use. I used it to fix up diaper rash on my daughter when...
by ChemErik
Thu May 13, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Proraso: Meh(?)
Replies: 34
Views: 4354

Re: Proraso: Meh(?)

you get what you pay for with creams and soaps. Proraso is okay and cheap. had to laugh when someone on the board stated that Proraso is 99% as good as Trumper and T&H and Harris the other day... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ------------ Kent While true 80% of the time, you can find a few real bargains ...
by ChemErik
Thu May 13, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Shampoo bars
Replies: 4
Views: 1777

Best thing I've found for psoriasis is a shaved head. Not that everyone will accept that solution, but it works great for me.