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by LouisIII
Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Can this brush be saved?
Replies: 30
Views: 8201

I'm making a big presumption that "repairing" a badly shedding knot is probably considered a hare-brained crackpot idea that would only originate from someone like me. One would tend to think replacement is the most common-sense practical course of action. If it becomes evident that a replacement i...
by LouisIII
Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Can this brush be saved?
Replies: 30
Views: 8201

Gary,
I wish you well with this, but think you'd be better of sending it to Bernd (Mr. Shavemac) or one of the artisan handle makers. Even if you're really handy, these chaps have lot of experience taking brushes apart and putting them back together. Good luck.
by LouisIII
Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: **** Post Positive Member Trade Feedback Here ****
Replies: 1085
Views: 188642

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by LouisIII
Thu May 31, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: The razors you like/use the most?
Replies: 171
Views: 33021

Muhle R41 (circa 2009), every day of the year.

In the past I used a Merkur Slant daily for about a year, so I suppose they're my two favourites.
by LouisIII
Tue May 29, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Shedder?
Replies: 32
Views: 5404

Irreplaceable indeed :( Fingers crossed it magically stops Gary.
by LouisIII
Sun May 27, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTT (my) Lijun 2-band Finest brush for (your) puck of soap
Replies: 1
Views: 392

Traded!
Cheers SMF
by LouisIII
Sun May 27, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Moisturizing soap to replace Proraso
Replies: 6
Views: 2789

brothers wrote:Welcome sir! I'd suggest lathering your T&H 1805 with a badger brush and see how you like it.
big +1.

Then use it for a few weeks, everyday. You'll learn a lot :)
by LouisIII
Sun May 27, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTT (my) Lijun 2-band Finest brush for (your) puck of soap
Replies: 1
Views: 392

WTT (my) Lijun 2-band Finest brush for (your) puck of soap

Its this one I have: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?VISuperSize&item=221006079267 24mm knot. Handle the same quality as Shavemac or Simpsons. The knot, less so. Its very very densely packed. Wall of badger effect. The tips are pretty soft and tbh its not that dissimilar from a couple of 'two...
by LouisIII
Sun May 27, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: How would you respond to thia student?
Replies: 22
Views: 1958

The student may be inquiring about how much of the reading is available online. I have spent a lot of money on books only to later find all the stuff available for free download.
by LouisIII
Sat May 26, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Please tell me about Trumper Rose soap
Replies: 10
Views: 1383

Re: Please tell me about Trumper Rose soap

With all the reformulations, I admit to becoming a bit lost! My current tub of Trumper Rose soap is over half gone. Doubt that what I have is tallow; too new for that. When the time comes I hope to buy a refill puck. But I have read of reformulations and re-reformulations to the point that I do not...
by LouisIII
Sat May 26, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Other Brands of Scrubby Brushes Besides Simpson?
Replies: 21
Views: 8081

Fido, Urban Dictionary is a bit different to the OED :D From Dictionary.com scrub1    [skruhb] Show IPA verb, scrubbed, scrub·bing, noun verb (used with object) 1. to rub hard with a brush, cloth, etc., or against a rough surface in washing. 2. to subject to friction; rub. 3. to remove (dirt, grime,...
by LouisIII
Fri May 25, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Shampoo
Replies: 58
Views: 28794

None for me for almost a year. Used to shampoo my greasy hair every day as soon as I woke up. Made conscious effort to do less often. About 3/week with a very small amount of shampoo. Then I started washing my hair with Olive Oil soap. This was better. Soon after stopped using even that. Now just wa...
by LouisIII
Thu May 24, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Somerset Simpson 59
Replies: 4
Views: 1474

Very nice 'best' hair, isn't it?
by LouisIII
Fri May 18, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: London Vendors for MWF
Replies: 9
Views: 2165

Persius wrote:I went on a mission in London looking for Wool fat products, but found none. Tried John Lewis, and none of the staff had even heard of it. Likewise Selfridges. Quick & easy way is on-line at Connaught shaving. Top supplier, fast delivery.
Because its called Kent :lol:
by LouisIII
Wed May 16, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Razorock La Famiglia now available
Replies: 4
Views: 892

From which website? :)
by LouisIII
Wed May 09, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Which straight razor did you use today?
Replies: 512
Views: 68367

Oscar11 wrote:5/8 Dovo En Vogue
TOBS Lavender
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I like the 'soap in big bowl' :)

Any thoughts on the TOBS Lavender generally, lather, scent etc?

Cheers
by LouisIII
Wed May 09, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: last of the stash
Replies: 19
Views: 2438

Have vague memories of seeing this on the shelves of a supermarket somewhere recently. Perhaps in Barcelona... Places that stock it tend to have Williams/ Aqua Velva in the big glass bottles as well. SHould have bought some really :cry:
by LouisIII
Wed May 09, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: My brother-in-law can't take it!
Replies: 7
Views: 1245

I sympathise and have a mild aversion to menthol products generally - just a weird sensation :?
by LouisIII
Tue May 08, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tallow Soap Debunked?
Replies: 14
Views: 2355

Given that so many tallow soaps are excellent, I would suggest that the chemist's premise that they are all soaps and thus the same might be satisfactory from a chemist's point of view, but any soaper will tell you that performance varies according to the nature and proportions of lipids used for s...
by LouisIII
Tue May 08, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Gillette No. 24
Replies: 4
Views: 983

Zeth,
Is it a Tech head?

Cheers