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by Gweezemeister
Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Proraso Sandalwood cream is here in Montreal - woo-hooooo!
Replies: 3
Views: 1401

Wendell,

You probably are already fully aware they're in Ottawa. Went to a Shopper's Drugmart close to Bank Street and (Laurier???) just last week and picked up a reformulated white Proraso soap. They had the green reformulated but no sandalwood.

Good times indeed - even in the 613! :-)
Andy
by Gweezemeister
Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Proraso Sandalwood cream is here in Montreal - woo-hooooo!
Replies: 3
Views: 1401

You can also find the new reformulations at: Marché Milan (red cream) and Adonis (green cream) for under 7 dollars. I am still searching for the tub locally w/o success.

Andy
by Gweezemeister
Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Razors like the Tech's
Replies: 31
Views: 5351

I'd say that if you've found the tech as a good head you'll always be coming back to it. You might as well begin enjoying the journey of RAD. I started with Merkur 3 piece. Then the futur...then the comb..then the slant...the EJ...the Goodfella...the R41 (still feeling that one)...the Fatip...then l...
by Gweezemeister
Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Horse Hair Brush
Replies: 16
Views: 4190

Horse hair does produce a rich soap lather. They are making quite the comeback as of late.
Andy
by Gweezemeister
Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Soft boar brush?
Replies: 8
Views: 1816

I would recommend a Semogue 620. When broken in it becomes quite soft.
Andy
by Gweezemeister
Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Time For My Regular 3 Yearly Post.... Merkur Again & Der
Replies: 12
Views: 2051

Rico, I too find Derbys to being inconsistent. I actually began a quest to find replacements and while I can suggest some pretty nice blades (samplers experience only) but Astras are my other bulk purchase experience. You will like Astras. Mind you, I also am one who believes (as stated on this foru...
by Gweezemeister
Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: What's the Best Value for a DE Blade?
Replies: 25
Views: 6218

I concur on the Astras. They are quite good for me. Was sent Shark blades as well from a fellow shaver from the UK and they were surprisingly good.
Andy
by Gweezemeister
Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: The razors you like/use the most?
Replies: 170
Views: 28586

My overall favorite is the Gillette Tech if I am clean shaven. I find the Tech head particularly effective at shaving the hair under the nose and in the cleft area. If I am sporting a goatee then pretty much any razor will do. Note: On Ebay I am noticing many vintage Tech razors that haven't been us...
by Gweezemeister
Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: The Lord Tech review.
Replies: 6
Views: 4336

Always like to get into a conversation 3 years after the fact. Just bought both the Lord tech and the Premium from Amazon.ca. Both are pretty good. I especially like the Tech. One needs to be careful to ensure both sides of the blade are properly aligned but the shave (use Shark and Astras) is very ...
by Gweezemeister
Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Newbie not so new anymore, which razor next?
Replies: 13
Views: 2340

If open comb is your thing I would suggest a Fatip off of EBay. They (the Picccolo and Grande) can be had quite economically.
Andy
by Gweezemeister
Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Proraso Sandalwood shaving cream review
Replies: 24
Views: 7861

Will try to find the new green locally. Great review as always Jeff.
Andy
by Gweezemeister
Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:22 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Proraso Sandalwood shaving cream review
Replies: 24
Views: 7861

Jeff,

When you say readily available are you saying these NEW Proraso creams are now at the Pharmaprix/Shopper's Drug Mart? I have yet to see them.

Andy
by Gweezemeister
Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Merkur Heavy Classic Double-Edged Safety Razor 34c
Replies: 8
Views: 1739

Astra blades are exceptional for me.
by Gweezemeister
Sat May 19, 2012 5:54 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: May 14 thru May 20 2012
Replies: 133
Views: 9804

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Soap: Arko Stick
Brush: Semogue 720 (silvertip)
Razor: Fatip piccolo
Blade: Astra platinum

A/S: RazoRock alum block
A/S: Arko citrus aftershave cologne
by Gweezemeister
Fri May 18, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: May 14 thru May 20 2012
Replies: 133
Views: 9804

Friday:

Soap: Proraso Green
Brush:Shavemac Best Badger
Razor: Merkur Open Comb (long handle)
Blade: Personna
Post Shave:

RazoRock Alum
Arko Citrus AS Colgone
by Gweezemeister
Fri May 18, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Shampoo
Replies: 58
Views: 27113

I heard some bad reviews about the Body Shop shampoos so...I bought some anyway. I had a moment of regret but within days I began to actually like their line. I have a sensitive scalp and occasionally (especially in the summer) I am prone to getting the occasional folliculitis. Haven't seen any sinc...
by Gweezemeister
Sat May 12, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: So What Is It About Williams
Replies: 24
Views: 3323

For me at least this point is moot considering that an Arko stick at 1.00$ CAD (in my neck of the woods) is now officially cheaper than Williams.

Regards,
Andy
by Gweezemeister
Sat May 05, 2012 4:48 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB Muhle R89 Fatip FOUND!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1399

I just pulled the trigger on 2 brand new Fatip razors on ebay (UK) - 80$ CAD. Unless there's a bad surprise with customs/duties coming my way this appears to be a good deal.
Andy
by Gweezemeister
Fri May 04, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB Muhle R89 Fatip FOUND!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1399

Are Fatips that expensive still? Seems you can buy a Fatip Piccolo (new) for 40$ on ebay.
Andy
by Gweezemeister
Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Best Shaving stick fo travel?
Replies: 13
Views: 2639

Irisch Moos but like already mentioned it has a convenient container. I don't even apply the soap on my face first as most recommend. I follow the process as seen on youtube by Turkish and/or North African barbers. It works for me.
Andy