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by ScottS
Thu May 05, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: feather artist club RG... yay or nay??
Replies: 22
Views: 16917

Long time no see, guys! The Feather w/ the super pro blades was my daily shave for about two years, then I moved on to straights for a goodly while, then I had a broken collarbone repaired, and moved back to the Feather to avoid the strop. Somewhere in there, when I broke the collarbone, maybe, I ha...
by ScottS
Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Trumpers Sandalwood shave cream
Replies: 18
Views: 2629

This is good news. Maybe Creighton's is over its growing pains.
by ScottS
Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:36 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Coworker gift
Replies: 1
Views: 463

Coworker gift

I need to get a gift for a female coworker. Last year an assortment of Claus Porto soaps (the big ones) went over fairly nicely.

If I go for a Kent ST14 hair brush this year, is the quality apparent, or will this look and feel like a drugstore hairbrush?

Thanks
by ScottS
Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Kent and MWF questions
Replies: 13
Views: 2729

GA, You don't want the Kent wooden bowl, trust me. It's poor quality and not worth having. Just get the soap, and put it in something else. Regards, Gordon Ditto. This is why they're selling them so inexpensively on the ebay store though. For me, since my soap dishes barely get wet, the cheap Kent ...
by ScottS
Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Kent and MWF questions
Replies: 13
Views: 2729

Kent brushes is gbkent on ebay.
by ScottS
Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: williams soap
Replies: 57
Views: 7539

Been using Williams daily since Monday, and don't feel compelled to stop yet.
by ScottS
Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: Forum Feedback
Topic: Here is the spam
Replies: 12
Views: 7678

I'd wager someone is hacking the pHp. This is commonly done to increase search engine hits at the spamming site.
by ScottS
Sun Nov 16, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Cabelas discount
Replies: 4
Views: 1186

I think Cabela's has no equal for size availability. Not that I need them, but the hiker pants I just bought (love these, by the way-- no Velcro on the many pockets, which I hate, and available with toasty warm linings) for $30 come in waist sizes up to 52" (at the same price!!), and stuff to 5XL se...
by ScottS
Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Ballpoint vs. Roller ball
Replies: 50
Views: 6070

fallingwickets wrote:Is there a $1 gel ink option?

thanks

Clive
Just a quick search shows a $2.50 (well, 2 for $5) Parker refill--

http://www.swisherpens.com/catalog/acce ... refill.htm
by ScottS
Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Musk fragrances
Replies: 16
Views: 2905

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"What makes the muskrat guard his musk...
Courage"
by ScottS
Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Basenotes.net...
Replies: 39
Views: 6158

dannymac wrote: But I mean every internet forum has it's obsessive people. Owning 50 or 100 safety razors and having twice that many soaps, and several thousand blades could fall into that category,
Bingo! OCD comes in many flavors!!
by ScottS
Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Taking control, so here's the plan.
Replies: 11
Views: 1844

Honestly, I've never been attracted to artisan products. People talk about how nice they shave, and how good they smell, but I've never been tempted to try them. They might be the best products in the world, for I know, but I've never had the urge to delve into that area. Obviously, given this, I ha...
by ScottS
Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Back to basics
Replies: 0
Views: 592

Back to basics

I have a working theory that people fall in love with products they happen to be using when all the stars align from them, and their skill catches up with their method. This doesn't mean that the products we swear by are that much better than the old standbys. For example, I've been shaving with str...
by ScottS
Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:59 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Cabelas discount
Replies: 4
Views: 1186

LL Bean is a fine shop, and the man was a fine shoemaker/salesman. I still use them for Wading Boots, as I don't feel guilty returning them if I don't like them after trying them out. That's what their warranty is all about. Cabelas runs less expensive, with less fancy detail on their house label st...
by ScottS
Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Ballpoint vs. Roller ball
Replies: 50
Views: 6070

Ballpoints have very sticky ink, and I never liked rollerball. The gel inks seem to have fixed things up for me, though. Big fan
by ScottS
Sat Nov 15, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Cabelas discount
Replies: 4
Views: 1186

Cabelas discount

Cabelas is having a $30 off orders larger than $150, if anyone is interested. This offer expires Monday. Just click on the promotion, and they'll email you the cabela's bucks codes.
by ScottS
Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Question on Creams for Str8s
Replies: 8
Views: 2067

Scott, From what I've seen here, and at SRP, that seems often to be the case. My theory is that traditional straights not being as sharp as DE blades, the open razor shaver often does not WANT quite as much cushion. For example, you'll note that the most vocal advocate of those Valobra shave sticks...
by ScottS
Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Musgo Real
Replies: 17
Views: 3088

There was a Dr. Moss method of using facial soap to wash your face and then not rinsing it all off, and lathering cream on top of it, and the Musgo facial soap would probably be good for that [I'm guessing - I don't have it.] But there is no such thing as a Musgo shaving soap, and usually uberlathe...
by ScottS
Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Basenotes.net...
Replies: 39
Views: 6158

About three years ago basenotes was a very interesting and knowledgable site. But today it's dumbed down dreadfully. Here's a topic from last year: 'What to wear when you're feeling unwell' jeez... Everyone's got their schticks. I bet it wouldn't take too long to find "Shaving with a cold" threads ...