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by yasuo200365
Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:50 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Lipitor - any thoughts?
Replies: 23
Views: 4501

Keep up the exercise & good diet. Statins have been around a long time and it is pretty much universally agreed within medical circles that they are beneficial - take them as they're preventative medicine. As to the green tea etc sure do that as well if you wish (belt & braces) but not instead of. M...
by yasuo200365
Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: One year ago today
Replies: 23
Views: 3304

Well done Mr Espo ..., time to update that photo.

Regards
John
by yasuo200365
Mon Oct 08, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Newbie on a budget
Replies: 15
Views: 3002

Dave, That Palmolive is good stuff & so are those Tesco blades...., here's a tip, if you live near a TKMaxx then keep an eye out as they often sell Taylors of Bond Street shaving creams at half or less RRP. Ebay can be a good place to buy 'no-name' un-used badger hair shaving brushes - don't buy any...
by yasuo200365
Sun Oct 07, 2007 2:33 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Newbie Not satisfied
Replies: 11
Views: 2759

Lots of good advice above. IMO the two most important things to get right for a smooth shave is the 'wetness' of the foam and 'stretching' your skin as you go ..., i.e. pull some funny faces and use your other hand to stretch the skin on your face. I've dug-out my old instruction sheet - and with a ...
by yasuo200365
Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Free Speech in forums
Replies: 17
Views: 2675

Lyrt wrote:Freedom of speech being unheard of in Europe
Is it now :roll:

Regards
John
by yasuo200365
Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:32 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Beatles in 1958
Replies: 5
Views: 1267

Ringo looks rough!

Regards
John :lol:
by yasuo200365
Sat Sep 29, 2007 5:25 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Automatic watch winder
Replies: 4
Views: 1256

I have a rotation of four mechanical watches - only one of which is an automatic. For that one I too have looked to get a watch winder, but I've found them either outrageously expensive, bulky or just plain 'tacky' - sometimes all three. Winders are neither good nor bad for a watch - and anyway in r...
by yasuo200365
Sat Sep 29, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Open Comb Razor
Replies: 24
Views: 4825

The NEW's are great - probably Gillette best range of razors..., the earlier New Improved razors aren't bad either and shimming 'Old Style' combs does improve the shave no-end. Unfortunately you can't buy a really good modern comb - the Merkur & Muhle-Pinsel look the part, but they're based on Gille...
by yasuo200365
Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:28 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Open Comb or Slant?
Replies: 6
Views: 1351

I would look at something other than the razor - I would review your lathering - too much cream possibly and not a wet enough foam.

Also you don't need a slant to cut in the same way.

Regards
John
by yasuo200365
Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Merkur 38C Corrosion
Replies: 9
Views: 2278

Bob,

I was thinking about buying one - but you've just put me off - my Wife thanks you.

Regards
John
by yasuo200365
Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Feather vs Merkur Blades
Replies: 25
Views: 50658

For the last few months I've been using a lot of Merkur blades ..., I'm clearing the last of my stock ..., when I'm finished I won't be buying any more as IMO they're pretty mediocre and definitely expensive.

Tesco & Swedes are much nicer.

Regards
John
by yasuo200365
Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:47 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Breakfast in Texas
Replies: 10
Views: 1646

It finishes early ..., it doesn't show him pulling the gun concealed in his sock & taking two out. :lol:
by yasuo200365
Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Wilkinson Sword Classic DE
Replies: 47
Views: 11335

I think that Indian "Gillette" is the same one as that sold in the UK by Boots ..., although I've never bought one as it looks to be cheap & nasty.
by yasuo200365
Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:20 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Wilkinson Sword Classic DE
Replies: 47
Views: 11335

That razor has been available in the UK for at least 20 years - it has a heavy handle but the real spoiler is the cap as it is plastic. If the cap were metal die-cast then Wilkinson would have a razor worth buying...., at the moment it is a bit of a novelty bought by those who don't know any better....
by yasuo200365
Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Another random question
Replies: 9
Views: 1506

Re: Another random question

CK wrote:Is it bad to take a blade which has been used for 2 days and switch it to another razor to use for a couple of days?
Ooh that's Bad :twisted: Keep that up & you will rot in hell :evil: You're bad, wicked & twisted, you're evil you are :evil: :evil:


Regards
John :wink:
by yasuo200365
Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: New Question on "the Gillette New"
Replies: 21
Views: 4548

paero123 wrote:Gentlemen, please check out this auction -
It's missing a tooth!
by yasuo200365
Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: New Question on "the Gillette New"
Replies: 21
Views: 4548

Just to make it clear to everybody the "New Improved" pre-dates the "NEW".
by yasuo200365
Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:42 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: In search of a Fountain Pen
Replies: 30
Views: 4373

My father gave me his Parker 51 & it has become one of my most treasured possesions - my brother is the Fountain Pen geek and he pointed out that it is a bit of a classic in pen circles. I'd recommend you buy a good clean example or reconditioned Parker 51 - it will hold it's value. I have two Mont ...
by yasuo200365
Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:05 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: New Question on "the Gillette New"
Replies: 21
Views: 4548

I agree with Seamus - An open-comb as good as the NEW Belmont (it has the diamond pattern) is most definately for using & not just the display case.

Regards
John
by yasuo200365
Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:13 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: New Question on "the Gillette New"
Replies: 21
Views: 4548

I'm afraid you're out of luck Chris.

Regards
John