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by SteveK
Wed May 04, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: AoS Old formula soap
Replies: 3
Views: 1443

AoS Old formula soap

For anyone interested, the Apothecary store in the Palazzo-Venetian shopping mall in Las Vegas had four tallow formula Art of Shaving soap + bowls on the shelf ($54 each) as of Sunday 5/1/16. Clearly, they don't move a lot of these. However if anyone feels the urge, there are three left. I thought a...
by SteveK
Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: how come...
Replies: 28
Views: 3047

Re: how come...

If I choose a condo in Montreal, do I still get citizenship?

Steve
by SteveK
Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Further Evidence of the Death of Civilization
Replies: 32
Views: 4793

Re: Further Evidence of the Death of Civilization

If this is what the end looks like, we’ll be just fine. Has anyone actually used this brush, or just assume it’s inferior to badger a priori ? I’ve been using the L’Occitane version for several weeks now. It sits next to a Simpsons Chubby 2, Polo 8 (both Super), and size 12 Plisson EW, all 2-band. O...
by SteveK
Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: AoS soaps, no tallow
Replies: 20
Views: 2062

Re: AoS soaps, no tallow

I purchased the new AoS Lavender sans tallow a while back (curiosity you know). While I never particularly cared for the clay undertones in the scent of the tallow version, it was an excellent soap. I hold no special reverence for tallow-based soaps (MdC is my personal favorite), I was therefore agn...
by SteveK
Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Non shave soap; fda.... FYI
Replies: 17
Views: 1300

Re: Non shave soap; fda.... FYI

Really?! So who thinks they won't be able to "prove" this? Which one is going to say "oh, you caught us, we've been lying. Never mind." Right. Actually, it will be rather difficult to prove these “antibacterial” soaps are more effective than regular soaps. Assuming the primary end point of the stud...
by SteveK
Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Recommendations sought for stereo system
Replies: 17
Views: 2836

Re: Recommendations sought for stereo system

You might consider holding on to that Marantz receiver. It’s not that there aren’t impressive sound systems available today in the “audiophile” equipment range (where the sky is the limit in cost), it’s just that you would be surprised how well a 1970’s receiver compares to the equipment sold at you...
by SteveK
Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Problem with some shaving creams getting hard . . .
Replies: 17
Views: 2825

Re: Problem with some shaving creams getting hard . . .

Interestingly, I’ve found that the creams in glass jars tend not to dehydrate vs. the plastic pots. I have several used Crabtree & Evelyn jars, an unused Sweet Almond Oil, and a used Penhaligon’s Blenheim Bouquet. All are well over five years old and all are still soft.

Steve
by SteveK
Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Need help!!!
Replies: 36
Views: 3299

Re: Need help!!!

Was about to offer the likely diagnosis, but Dr. Moss beat me to the punch. The sine qua non of shingles is that the lesions stop at the midline, as the viral shedding follows the distribution of the affected nerve. In this case, it's the ophthalmic branch of the trigeminal nerve (V1) as Dr. Moss ha...
by SteveK
Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Revisiting a Merkur Vision About A Decade Later
Replies: 13
Views: 2981

I’ve been using the Vision as my daily razor for at least the past 3-4 years (with rare use of either my Executive or #58 just for the sake of variety). The Vision is definitely peculiar compared to the Gillette’s. I too find that you can barely tell its cutting. I only use Feather blades, and open ...
by SteveK
Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Thank you Canada
Replies: 11
Views: 1517

Since we’re waxing nostalgic over Canadian rock bands:

Mashmakhan
Mahogany Rush
The Wackers

(recalled from my ill-spent youth in many, many bars about Montreal).


Steve
by SteveK
Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Aramis Brush Refurb
Replies: 11
Views: 2587

Those brushes were available in the 1980s (I had one).

Steve
by SteveK
Sat May 26, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: How would you respond to thia student?
Replies: 22
Views: 2704

"I direct your attention to the word “required” in the syllabus. In contradistinction to much that has occurred in education of late, suffice it to say that in this case, the word "required" is imbued with Webster’s original meaning. There is no contextualization, relativism, or alternative narrativ...
by SteveK
Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What's the best value shaving cream/soap?
Replies: 36
Views: 6240

I was going to mention MdC, but refrained out of fear of ridicule. Now that others have opened that door……….. I have been running a similar experiment, to see if a jar actually lasts one year as advertised. I have used it seven days a week for nine months. With about a third remaining, it will easil...
by SteveK
Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Question:
Replies: 39
Views: 5934

I would suggest another order, eliminate “stimulates hair and exfoliates” since as previously mentioned the brush does neither, and add a new category to think about (actually, a category we discuss incessantly regarding brushes, but this is the proper name for it). 1. Produces lather: While the soa...
by SteveK
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Penhaligon's Castile
Replies: 23
Views: 2778

The creams I've had in the typical plastic pots all seem to dry out over time. In contrast, I have both a C & E Sweet Almond Oil and a Pens Blenheim Bouquet cream that are at least 4-5 years old in glass jars (the Pens with the beautiful silver plated lid). both appear to be as fresh as the day they...
by SteveK
Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Android owners
Replies: 21
Views: 2989

Well, there are those of us who really don’t care about “too easy to use” or “just works.” I understand the lure of the Apple universe, but some of us are condemned to tinker. Never met a device/machine that I could just leave alone. To each his own I suppose. Considering a “modified” Nook can prett...
by SteveK
Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Android owners
Replies: 21
Views: 2989

A little off topic, but Cyanogenmod can also be rooted onto the Barnes & Noble Color Nook. If you purchase a refurbished one right from B&N, you have a full Android Tablet for about $179. The screen resolution is the same as an iPod, albeit in a 7.5” format (which as a consolation is more convenient...
by SteveK
Wed May 18, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: American Yardley English Lavender Soap
Replies: 14
Views: 5312

We should be very thankful indeed that the Yardley English Lavender is available at all. Who cares if it’s the U.S. version? Compared to the typical drek sold in the supermarkets, it’s a steal. Best price I’ve found is at Bed Bath, and Beyond. It’s a regular stock item as a four-pack, selling for (I...
by SteveK
Tue May 10, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Vintage Feather Stainless and, Hello from NY!
Replies: 17
Views: 2482

Am I mistaken, or is the handle on the vintage Feather posted on eBay rather reminiscent of the Gillette #58?

Steve
by SteveK
Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Martin de Candre shave soap
Replies: 8
Views: 2666

I too took the plunge back in the Fall. I mitigated the undeniably absurd shipping cost by ordering 2 jars. I have used it almost exclusively since then, and find it to be the best soap (cream?) I’ve ever encountered, bar none (until of course, I find the next best one). The cost, even with the craz...