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by DEF
Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: February 15, 2016 - February 21, 2016
Replies: 43
Views: 6372

Re: SOTD: February 15, 2016 - February 21, 2016

Saturday

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With Feather blade. Can't believe I forgot to face the bowtie.
by DEF
Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: February 1, 2016 - February 7, 2016
Replies: 50
Views: 7042

Re: SOTD: February 1, 2016 - February 7, 2016

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Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016
Taylor Rose cream
Simpson's '57 Super custom, a.k.a. "Douglas"
Merkur HD w/ Super Iridium
Nivea ASB
Lauren Safari EDT
by DEF
Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What I learned in 7 years away from the shaving forums
Replies: 28
Views: 6902

Re: What I learned in 7 years away from the shaving forums

The most important thing I learned is that it's much cheaper to be afflicted with shaving acquisition disorders than with guitar and amplifier acquisition disorders. Most days now, I'm using the Dollar Shave Club 4-blade cart and Kiss My Face Moisture Shave brushless. But on the weekends, I'll break...
by DEF
Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: December 1, 2014 - December 7, 2014
Replies: 97
Views: 10846

Re: SOTD: December 1, 2014 - December 7, 2014

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

Merkur HD w/ Gillette 7 o'Clock SharpEdge (Yellow)
Omega boar
Trumper Almond Soap
Trumper Skin Food
Alpa Fougere Cologne
by DEF
Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:55 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD November 17, 2014 - November 23, 2014
Replies: 104
Views: 11103

Re: SOTD November 17, 2014 - November 23, 2014

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Van der Hagen TTO w/ Feather
Omega boar
Trumper Rose Soap
Trumper Skin Food
Alpa Fougere Cologne

To my nose, the Alpa Fougere is a dry, crisp Trumper Spanish Leather with some slight booziness around the edges. Very old school.
by DEF
Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD November 17, 2014 - November 23, 2014
Replies: 104
Views: 11103

Re: SOTD November 17, 2014 - November 23, 2014

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Merkur 34C "HD" w/ Feather
Taylor Shaving Shop cream, brushless
Aramis Tuscany EDT

Somewhat rushed today, but good results regardless.
by DEF
Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD November 17, 2014 - November 23, 2014
Replies: 104
Views: 11103

Re: SOTD November 17, 2014 - November 23, 2014

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Van der Hagen TTO w/ Feather
Omega boar
Glycerin soap mash-up (QED + Em's)
Trumper Skin Food
Taylor Shaving Shop Cologne
by DEF
Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Traded: Musgo Original Cream for Another
Replies: 0
Views: 448

Traded: Musgo Original Cream for Another

TRADED. THANKS!

I have an unopened tube of Musgo Real cream, original variety, that I'd like to trade for another new, non-lanolin tube cream -- e.g. Palmolive, Old Spice, La Toja, Ingram, etc. I find that lanolin doesn't agree with my skin. Please PM if interested. Thanks.
by DEF
Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: The Two Sides of His Brain Apparently Weren't Communicating
Replies: 10
Views: 1411

Re: The Two Sides of His Brain Apparently Weren't Communicat

Of course, if this guy has Asperger's, he might be socially impaired, which would make us all ableists for criticizing his shirt.
by DEF
Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Van der Hagen TTO Razor Review
Replies: 7
Views: 3638

Re: Van der Hagen TTO Razor Review

I haven't come across any adjustable current-production TTOs, but my recommended pathway for a beginner would be to try the VdH, then add a Merkur 34C for a more aggressive fixed-head option, then perhaps try the Merkur Progress for an adjustable (but non-TTO) razor. I have those three, and I couldn...
by DEF
Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Van der Hagen TTO Razor Review
Replies: 7
Views: 3638

Van der Hagen TTO Razor Review

Van der Hagen TTO Razor - Mild, comfortable shaver - Ideal for new DE shavers - Good overall quality, though somewhat light - Classic TTO styling - Excellent value Thanks to member BeatlesFan for alerting me to this razor. I am returning to DE shaving after some time away, and I'm getting reacquain...
by DEF
Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Current Production TTOs
Replies: 14
Views: 2707

Re: Current Production TTOs

The Van der Hagen TTO is not quite as hefty as the old Super Speeds, but the mechanics are the same, and it's a great little razor for the money. It's very mild, but a capable shaver. For what it is, which is a bid to convert cartridge shavers into DE users, it is perfect -- comfortable, accessible,...
by DEF
Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:51 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD November 10, 2014 - November 16, 2014
Replies: 99
Views: 13168

Re: SOTD November 10, 2014 - November 16, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

Van der Hagen TTO w/ Feather
Omega boar
Proraso cream
Trumper Skin Food (Sandalwood)

The TTO was even smoother with the Feather. It's a mild shaver, but very comfortable and easy to use.
by DEF
Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:59 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD November 10, 2014 - November 16, 2014
Replies: 99
Views: 13168

Re: SOTD November 10, 2014 - November 16, 2014

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Van der Hagen TTO w/ Gillette 7 o'Clock SharpEdge (Yellow)
Omega boar
Trumper Rose Soap
Trumper Skin Food
Trumper Spanish Leather Cologne

The VdH is a mild but capable razor. It's maneuverable and somewhat light for its style. Very good knurling. Excellent value.
by DEF
Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD November 10, 2014 - November 16, 2014
Replies: 99
Views: 13168

Re: SOTD November 10, 2014 - November 16, 2014

Wednesday, 11/12/14 Van der Hagen TTO w/ Gillette 7 o'Clock SharpEdge Omega boar Nancy Boy Signature Cream Woods of Windsor EDT I had shaved last night, so I didn't get a full trial of the VdH razor. It seems to be very mild, however, which isn't necessarily bad. I'll stick with it for a few days a...
by DEF
Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:20 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Current Production TTOs
Replies: 14
Views: 2707

Re: Current Production TTOs

From what little I've seen online, the VdH is the same as the Micro Touch One. I can't confirm that, however. I'm not so gung-ho this time around that I'll put up with an eBay bidding war and wind up paying $70 for a vintage DE with plate wear. A decent new TTO for $17 will scratch that itch just fi...
by DEF
Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Current Production TTOs
Replies: 14
Views: 2707

Re: Current Production TTOs

Thanks for the intel, BeatlesFan. The VdH TTO was in stock at WalMart, so I grabbed one. For $17, it seems perfectly legit. I had already done an evening shave, so I'll need to wait to try it out. I'll report back.
by DEF
Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Current Production TTOs
Replies: 14
Views: 2707

Current Production TTOs

Are there any current production TTO razors that stand up to the old Gillette standards? Thanks for your thoughts.
by DEF
Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:15 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD November 10, 2014 - November 16, 2014
Replies: 99
Views: 13168

Re: SOTD November 10, 2014 - November 16, 2014

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Merkur HD w/ Feather
Simpson's 57 Super "Douglas" LE
Taylor Shaving Shop Cream
Taylor Shaving Shop Cologne