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by Chap
Mon May 02, 2011 2:16 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: English Royalty
Replies: 73
Views: 6811

Late to the party but hey ho. I like them, both personally (as much as one can without meeting them) and as a concept. An apolitical head of state is a good idea, and our Queeny does a superb job. I think Charles will settle in and become less outspoken once crowned (I am certain he will take it up)...
by Chap
Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Bath/Shower Brush
Replies: 14
Views: 6310

Thermowood is reputed to not absorb water, and so will not swell or crack, Though I have never used one, so could not comment myself.
by Chap
Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: We have a remarkable new member at SMF...
Replies: 25
Views: 3644

Welcome, may your contributions be long and sustained!
by Chap
Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: A Mans Barber Shop
Replies: 8
Views: 3072

They certainly seem to have strayed into the realms of affectation.
by Chap
Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: For Marmite aficionados
Replies: 46
Views: 3563

For a board populated by people who crave refinement in their colognes and scented products, I am surprised to see Marmite garner such praise, the stuff tastes about as awful as it looks.
by Chap
Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Andrew's Pharmacy
Replies: 5
Views: 874

Yes, I would not be surprised if in a few of the other affluent areas of London there a few Chemists like this. Gordon, if you ever do get over here, there would be plenty of shops to keep the wife happy around there. Also, I'm sure many of the London members would you keep you well supplied with dr...
by Chap
Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Andrew's Pharmacy
Replies: 5
Views: 874

Andrew's Pharmacy

I recently discovered this place while ambulating down Sloane Street, right next to Pickett. I was quite surprised to find on my exit from unsuccessfully trying to buy gloves, several colossal sponges, nearly 2 foot across, caught my eye. Thus intrigued, I had a closer look, and saw they stock Rodge...
by Chap
Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: A question on decorum: fingernail cutting at work.
Replies: 22
Views: 2465

Unforgivable, do they're nails really grow so quickly they could not wait a few hours before they get home?
by Chap
Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Where to Get a Barber Shave in London, UK?
Replies: 22
Views: 2291

Trumper price list by the way.

http://www.trumpers.com/shop_detail.cfm
by Chap
Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Dovo Lead Quench
Replies: 4
Views: 1514

The narration in the video says molten lead quite clearly, do you think they were taking artistic license? Knowing only little bit about metallurgy, it is not immediately apparent to me why heating in lead would be superior to any other method of heating. Possibly Pb atoms could diffuse into surface...
by Chap
Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Where to Get a Barber Shave in London, UK?
Replies: 22
Views: 2291

Chap, Have you ever tried asking them to do at least two full passes? I think that T&H does, and in any case, it's your shave, you're paying quite a lot for it and at least you should get a fairly decent shave. Regards, Gordon They normally tell me that the skin on my neck is somewhat damaged, and ...
by Chap
Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where to Get a Barber Shave in London, UK?
Replies: 22
Views: 2291

I get shaves fairly regularly at Trumpers (Jermyn street branch, now just off Jermyn street). The service is excellent, the people very friendly, but the shave is somewhat lacking. Normally Skin food, hot towel, lather, shave, hot towel, skin food, cold towel, cologne. It's relaxing, and luxurious, ...
by Chap
Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: The Ape pokes the hornet's nest.
Replies: 28
Views: 2868

You have my support, if you are employed under equal terms, they cannot offload their work to you when it is inconvenient for them to do it.
by Chap
Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Trumper - "production difficulties"?
Replies: 16
Views: 2205

On the bright side, at least they are sticking to their guns and not just selling whatever rubbish they can get hold of in the mean time, as we have seen with several products in the past when they changed manufacture.
by Chap
Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Enforced Fidelity For Testing Pacific Shave Oil
Replies: 7
Views: 935

I would keep the same cream, same number of passes, same prep, same number of days between shaves. All these things could effect the wear on the razor. Storing your razor in the same place, using blades from the same run, should both be considered. Being a scientist, I am no doubt pedantic, but it p...
by Chap
Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Singing the Praises of Trumper Extract of Lime
Replies: 31
Views: 3920

A generous splash on the back of the neck is a great way scent to walk out the door with, nothing is fresher.

The large glass cologne bottle still has the vague phrase on the bottom of the label. They are right about a few drops in the bath, it really makes an impression in the humid atmosphere.
by Chap
Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: ~the ONE~
Replies: 81
Views: 10480

Trumper's Rose or Eucris soaps, probably Eucris after this morning's shave.
by Chap
Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:29 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Trumpers Eucris Hard Shaving Soap
Replies: 82
Views: 11461

After a couple more shaves with this soap, I noticed it has a softer consistency than other Trumper soaps I have tried, this prompted me to check the ingredients, where upon I found something a little out of the ordinary. Sodium Palmate Potassium Stearate Sodium Cocoate Sodium Stearate Aqua Potassiu...
by Chap
Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Trumpers Eucris Hard Shaving Soap
Replies: 82
Views: 11461

I shaved with this today. The scent is much stronger than one would expect of a soap, perhaps on the same level as the rose scented soap, or even stronger. The scent is true to the EdT. The performance is superb, as would be expected. If I ever manage to narrow down my soaps to just a small stable, ...
by Chap
Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet Cream: Opinions requested
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

The cream is unmistakeably the same as the cologne, I have the cream in the silver lidded jar, very handsome.