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by michiganlover
Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Creed Irish Green Tweed
Replies: 32
Views: 14167

I picked up a decent sized decant of GIT recently, and having worn it twice so far, I am far from impressed. I love Aspen, and Cool Water, and have been wearing both for about six months. I actually prefer the Aspen, and the Cool Water to the GIT. GIT smells the least complex of the three. For the p...
by michiganlover
Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:46 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Wrisley's vs. Yardley vs. Croydon
Replies: 27
Views: 3526

John, is there are forthcoming review of the Vintage Williams? I am anxious to see how you think it compares against Yardley. :P :P
by michiganlover
Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:35 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Anyone use Avon Black Suede or Black Suede Leather?
Replies: 4
Views: 1644

I have the cologne version of both. I think they smell great!!

I don't get the Clubman like notes from Black Seude, if anything it reminds me of Stetson.

If you want a cologne that smells like Clubman, then Avon Wild Country, and Dana's Canoe are pretty dang close!!
by michiganlover
Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Shaving Factory Double Edge Safety Razor By: Derby
Replies: 5
Views: 3119

This is the Shaving Factory/ Derby/ Ming Shi twist to open razor. It's been on the market for quite some time, and reviews can be readily found. I have owned a couple: I consider it to be better constructed than the similar Weishi, and about as aggressive as a typical Superspeed; way more useful tha...
by michiganlover
Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Feather All Stainless DE
Replies: 19
Views: 3291

brucered wrote:
timthepenman wrote:in both cases, YES! You will be a happy camper
pretty sure the OP sold the feather already :cry:
The O.P. sold the razor after a mere 2 shaves with it. :shock: :shock:

So much for toughing it out. :roll: :roll:
by michiganlover
Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Queen Charlotte Hard Soap
Replies: 69
Views: 10022

I have been working on a puck of QCS Green Irish Tweed Shaving Soap for about the last month. Makes a nice thick lather, and gives a great shave. I think it's significantly better than the QCS Shaving Cream/Soap (soft soap) which I had several samples of. I could get a decent lather from that, but n...
by michiganlover
Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:48 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: looks as though we need a poll
Replies: 27
Views: 3177

I voted bowl, but technically I lather on the puck most frequently for soaps, and lather in the bowl for creams.
by michiganlover
Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: gillette vector
Replies: 13
Views: 2738

The Schick version looks promising, but that's just based on looking at some photos. I saw a lot of them on eBay. I purchased one of the Omega Schick handles about a month, or so ago. It's mostly plastic, and doesn't weigh as much as I would like. It does look pretty slick though, and does perfectl...
by michiganlover
Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:41 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: I am a guinea pig for the Dorco Pace6!
Replies: 31
Views: 5799

ScottB wrote:Six blades? I knew it.

Did you go ATG? Just curious.

Scott
The Dorco Pace 6 is not new. It's been on the market for about 3 years. In the US, it is mostly available branded under the in house label.
by michiganlover
Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: My Review of the New Van Der Hagen Luxury Line
Replies: 22
Views: 9114

My VDH kit, and 3 extra pucks of the scented soap showed up yesterday. Took it for a spin this morning. As mentioned above, the brush was of better quality than I was expecting. The brush shed a few hairs, but was well within the realm of normal for a new brush. The brush is also larger than I was e...
by michiganlover
Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Godrej Shaving Round Soap
Replies: 24
Views: 5022

I really like the Godrej Shaving Round.

Generates a nice thick lather, and despite the small size of the puck, will likely still last about a month of everyday usage; I lathered on the puck for about two weeks straight, and the puck is still just slightly less than half used up.
by michiganlover
Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: 1st Shave w/Cobra Classic
Replies: 20
Views: 5261

Re: 1st Shave w/Cobra Classic

Thanks for the info, John. I have neither used the Cobra nor the "No Sharpen" Feather razors. So my conclusion was completely based on the stats on webpages from Classicshaving and westcoastshaving. Hopefully, I will be able to buy and use one of the above mentioned razors in the near future, SWMBO...
by michiganlover
Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: 1st Shave w/Cobra Classic
Replies: 20
Views: 5261

Re: 1st Shave w/Cobra Classic

I agree that ProGuard blades may not work with the Cobra, but my guess is that the Feather Light blades should work alright as they have the same blade thickness as the Professional blades - 0.254mm (source: Classicshaving). Only one way to find out; have to get SWMBO on board though. ClassicShavin...
by michiganlover
Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: 1st Shave w/Cobra Classic
Replies: 20
Views: 5261

Re: 1st Shave w/Cobra Classic

(still toying with the idea of a Pils and/or a Feather Stainless). For completeness, you should include them, and the Muhle/Edwin Jagger razors as well. :D I just purchased a Feather All Stainless this week, and I love that the design full covers up the blade tabs. Having sliced my ear lobe open mo...
by michiganlover
Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:35 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Trac II v. Guard
Replies: 34
Views: 6907

Pauldog wrote:This is odd... my Indian contact is in Bangalore, and he told me that lately he can no longer find any Guard razors in the local stores.
One would have to think this is because it is extremely popular, and thus sold out. I Can't imagine Gillette giving up this quickly. :lol: :lol:
by michiganlover
Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Ikon Razors
Replies: 36
Views: 12126

function wrote:Greg makes a pretty razor, and I couldn't be happier for the guy that he has improved his product to the point where it is getting such positive reviews.
That PILS like razor pictured above does look pretty awesome. :P
by michiganlover
Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Ikon Razors
Replies: 36
Views: 12126

That said, banning someone is one thing, not allowing his product to even be discussed is something entirely different. Imagine if someone from Merkur was unable to take criticism or had multiple accounts? Maybe a few days in the penalty box but I doubt they'd scrub or remove every word written abo...
by michiganlover
Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sign of the Times?
Replies: 23
Views: 3228

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80v5Wueed10 Driving the Barbasol truck.....check Can of Barbasol as a gift.....Huh?? Shaving......check Shaving with a DE.....check Hot Wife....check Hot Wife in my shirt.....check Candle light dinner....check Pancakes for dinner...........WTF?? Sure, after driving my...
by michiganlover
Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:36 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: top shelf boar
Replies: 43
Views: 6143

Do you have any proof, or can you cite any sources, for your claim that badgers are trapped and skinned while alive, for the sole purpose of using their hairs to make shaving brushes, and not in any way part of the normal food chain? +1 It's my understanding that badger is eaten quite frequently in...
by michiganlover
Sat Jan 01, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: blue birds
Replies: 5
Views: 1274

gil3591 wrote:ok, never mind. i just tried one and i'm not impressed. kinda like a derby but my face doesn't feel all that great! :roll:
It's long been suspected that Bluebirds are made at the Derby factory, and maybe simply Derby's in different packaging.