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by hoffo
Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Back from hiatus and seeking pro hone/sharpen
Replies: 6
Views: 3673

Hi,
Thanks for your help! I'll shoot 'em a message and see if he can help me out. I've been busy with work and haven't been able to really get on that yet.

I'll let you know -
Take care and thanks again for your help!
Scott
by hoffo
Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Back from hiatus and seeking pro hone/sharpen
Replies: 6
Views: 3673

Back from hiatus and seeking pro hone/sharpen

Hi all, Been absent for a while after a "world tour" on Uncle Sam's dime and another "involuntary vacation". Back for a while and looking to start using my straights again. I have a handful of old and new straights I'd like to have a pro look at and hone / sharpen for me - I'd definitely compensate ...
by hoffo
Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: March 21 thru March 27, 2011
Replies: 160
Views: 22269

Friday, 26 March 2011

Razor - Slim Adjustable (set to 3)
Blade - Shark
Brush - Altesse
Soap - Proraso
Toner - Thayers alcohol-free witch hazel
A/S - Proraso splash

Great shave. Fare thee well, Shark blade. I've got an appointment with a closer shaving 7 O'Clock Yellow Monday!
by hoffo
Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Proraso splash vs. balm - your experiences
Replies: 8
Views: 4467

Still having a positive experience with the splash. I have a mostly full bottle of the balm just sorta collecting dust now... maybe I'll try it again some time in the future.
by hoffo
Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: March 21 thru March 27, 2011
Replies: 160
Views: 22269

Thursday, 24 March 2011 Razor - Slim Adjustable (set to 3) Blade - Shark Brush - Altesse Soap - Classic Shaving Fresh Lime Toner - Thayers alcohol-free witch hazel A/S - TOBS Victorian Lime Ahhh Victorian Lime - perfect for walking around downtown San Diego scoping out old Victorian-era buildings! :)
by hoffo
Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: March 21 thru March 27, 2011
Replies: 160
Views: 22269

Tuesday, 22 March 2011 Razor - Slim Adjustable (set to 3) Blade - Shark Brush - Altesse Soap - Col Conk Bay Rum Toner - Thayers alcohol-free witch hazel A/S - Pinaud Bay Rum Feel the burn - know it... love it! Decent shave with the Shark. The Col Conk Bay Rum's lather seems to dry out very quickly f...
by hoffo
Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: March 21 thru March 27, 2011
Replies: 160
Views: 22269

Monday, 21 March 2011

Razor - Slim Adjustable (set to 3)
Blade - Shark
Brush - Altesse
Soap - Proraso white
Toner - Thayers alcohol-free witch hazel
A/S - Proraso splash

Decent shave from the Shark - not bad but not great either.
by hoffo
Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: March 14 thru March 20, 2011
Replies: 165
Views: 21833

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Razor - Slim Adjustable (set to 3)
Blade - Bolzano
Brush - Altesse
Soap - Proraso white
Toner - Thayers alcohol-free witch hazel
A/S - Proraso splash

Continued excellent results courtesy of the Bolzano and SA combo!
by hoffo
Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: March 14 thru March 20, 2011
Replies: 165
Views: 21833

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Razor - Slim Adjustable (set to 3)
Blade - Bolzano
Brush - Altesse
Soap - Classic Shaving fresh lime
Toner - Thayers alcohol-free witch hazel
A/S - Royall Mandarin

The Bolzano continues to impress me! BBS - no nicks or weepers.
by hoffo
Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: March 14 thru March 20, 2011
Replies: 165
Views: 21833

Monday, 14 March 2011

Razor - Slim Adjustable (set to 3)
Blade - Bolzano
Brush - Altesse
Soap - MWF
Toner - Thayer's alcohol-free witch hazel
A/S - TOBS Victorian lime

WOW! These Bolzanos are great! Definitely BBS shave this morning. Thanks to The Fat and company, a delightful shaving experience.
by hoffo
Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: March 7 thru March 13 2011
Replies: 164
Views: 19621

Friday, 11 March 2011 Razor - Slim Adjustable (set to 3) Blade - 7 O'Clock yellow Brush - Altesse Soap - Proraso white Toner - Thayers alcohol-free witch hazel A/S - Proraso splash Loving the Proraso splash aftershave! Smells great! No nicks or weepers. As always, the 7 O'Clock yellow really came th...
by hoffo
Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: March 7 thru March 13 2011
Replies: 164
Views: 19621

Wednesday, 9 March 2011 Razor - Slim Adjustable (set to 3) Blade - 7 O'Clock yellow Brush - Altesse Soap - Classic Shaving fresh lime Toner - Thayers alcohol-free witch hazel A/S - Royall Mandarin One minor weeper but the cool water rinse took care of that. Nothing much - I attribute it to moving a ...
by hoffo
Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:51 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: March 7 thru March 13 2011
Replies: 164
Views: 19621

Monday, 7 March 2011 Razor - Slim Adjustable (set to 3) Blade - 7 O'Clock yellow Brush - Altesse Soap - Proraso white Toner - Thayers alcohol-free witch hazel A/S - Proraso splash I've found my "bread and butter" combo - the SA with 7 O'Clock yellows is amazing. Couple that with the Proraso and I'm ...
by hoffo
Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Thumbs up for Witch Hazel!
Replies: 36
Views: 6972

CMur12 wrote:The Thayer's Toners have no alcohol, but they have propylene glycol (not all that bad) and methylparaben (under suspicion).
I have the "regular" scent alcohol-free toner and it says that it's paraben-free... ingredient list doesn't mention methylparaben.
by hoffo
Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Proraso splash vs. balm - your experiences
Replies: 8
Views: 4467

Proraso splash vs. balm - your experiences

Hi, I was using Proraso after shave balm. My girlfriend told me that by the time I got home, the scent had turned to something sharp and metallic. I couldn't tell any different, and had no redness or irritation from using it. I just tried the Proraso splash and "Voila!" - the smell didn't "change". ...
by hoffo
Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: Feb 28 thru March 06, 2011
Replies: 173
Views: 22625

Friday, 4 March 2011 Razor - Slim Adjustable (set to 3) Blade - Merkur Brush - Altesse Soap - Proraso white Toner - Thayers alcohol-free witch hazel A/S - Proraso splash Success! Proraso splash works for me - my skin doesn't react the way it does with the balm. Win! Smooth shave, excellent results. ...
by hoffo
Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Thumbs up for Witch Hazel!
Replies: 36
Views: 6972

I use the Thayers alcohol-free toners and can't recommend it enough!

Even the generic CVS-brand stuff works for me - I don't see it as an industrial scent, more of a "burned wood" or "smoky" scent.
by hoffo
Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Hello from California
Replies: 14
Views: 4499

Welcome aboard!

Where are you in California? I'm in the San Diego area.
by hoffo
Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: Feb 28 thru March 06, 2011
Replies: 173
Views: 22625

Thursday, 3 March 2011 Razor - Slim Adjustable (set to 3) Blade - Merkur Brush - Altesse Soap - Proraso (white tub) Toner - Thayers alcohol-free witch hazel A/S - Proraso splash Very smooth shave - no nicks or weepers. Hoping to get a better result from the splash A/S - for some reason, my skin seem...
by hoffo
Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: Feb 28 thru March 06, 2011
Replies: 173
Views: 22625

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Razor - Slim Adjustable (set to 3)
Blade - Merkur
Brush - Altesse
Soap - Classic Shaving Fresh Lime
Toner - Thayers alcohol-free witch hazel
A/S - Royall Mandarin

Great shave! No nicks or weepers. Loving the Mandarin!