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by insomniac
Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: N.O.S. Tallow AOS Sandalwood soap available
Replies: 12
Views: 1957

Re: N.O.S. Tallow AOS Sandalwood soap available

Thank you for this, Gary. Three pucks new in shrink-wrap arrived yesterday. Now to decide if I want three more.
by insomniac
Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: **** Post Positive Member Trade Feedback Here ****
Replies: 1089
Views: 228721

Re: **** Post Positive Member Trade Feedback Here ****

EL Alamein (Chris) was a pleasure to dealing with - thank you, kind sir!
by insomniac
Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The Ghost of P160
Replies: 9
Views: 1398

Re: The Ghost of P160

I know there are ardent fans out there for each brand of the almond scented Italian shave soaps but I find them almost interchangeable both in scent and use. I wouldn't want to see any of them go away of course and if one is brought back then so much the better. I agree with this - I've tried a few...
by insomniac
Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: HD Rocket, '94 Slim Twist
Replies: 0
Views: 429

FS: HD Rocket, '94 Slim Twist

Pricing includes CONUS shipping; feel free to ask me for rates to outside the US. (1) Vie-Long Beehive in Horse-Badger I never really fell in love with this brush and it's time for it to find a good home. I bought this lightly used and only used it a half-dozen times myself if that. $35 shipped- SOL...
by insomniac
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Giant aftershave lot
Replies: 4
Views: 1406

rickboone wrote:And, should you part it out, I'd be interested in knowing what you'd want for everything NOT in plastic bottles.
$50 for the lot, shipped.
by insomniac
Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Giant aftershave lot
Replies: 4
Views: 1406

Giant aftershave lot

I have a fine selection of aftershaves available for you gents. Since I wear cologne, I generally wear only unscented or lightly scented aftershave nowadays. http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo89/steve_in_washington/SAM_08351024x751_zpsc44afc74.jpg 1) Osage Rub, a legendary mentholated aftershave ...
by insomniac
Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Brush+cream kits, Arden Sandalwood cologne
Replies: 0
Views: 567

FS: Brush+cream kits, Arden Sandalwood cologne

Prices are shipped CONUS. Please PM me if you are outside CONUS for a quote. First, two sets for newbies. Set #1 is a Tweezerman brush with a 99% tube of The Real Shaving Company Moisturizing. This was my go-to brush for my first six months of wetshaving, it's been cleaned and sanitized. TRSC cream ...
by insomniac
Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: PIF
Replies: 9
Views: 1156

Generous PIF! Col. Conk is a good starter soap, easy to lather.
by insomniac
Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB: #77, case for #66
Replies: 0
Views: 473

WTB: #77, case for #66

Looking for a few things:

First, a #77 (the English razor.) Cased would be preferred. It doesn't have to be mint.

Second, my #66 needs a case. Since the razor isn't mint, the case doesn't need to be either :)
by insomniac
Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Shaving Soaps Relisted - SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Is that vintage Colgate?
by insomniac
Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: D.R. Harris - New Range & Royal Warrant
Replies: 74
Views: 12847

Re: What will Windsor be like?

Which will it be -- a cream or a soap, or maybe both? I assume if a soap, it will be tallow based. What will the scent be like? Strong or mild? Inquiring minds want to know. On their Facebook page, they've said the initial release will be "eau de toilette, deodorant stick, and shave cream." And a b...
by insomniac
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Other Brands of Scrubby Brushes Besides Simpson?
Replies: 21
Views: 8573

The Rooney Finest, though no longer made, is true to its name.
by insomniac
Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Coates is no more?
Replies: 45
Views: 4212

My point above, being that if one is going to do it, and post about it on SMF and others, one is going to get some plain language advice, from a hopefully sophisticated consumer viewpoint. Doing that then simply going against the consensus seems - less than prudent? I would agree. I had heard excel...
by insomniac
Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Coates is no more?
Replies: 45
Views: 4212

Gareth wrote:I must say, however, that your assertion that "nobody really rates Trumpers etc" is frankly absurd. Paddy is entirely correct; they remain highly rated and respected along with other european brands.
Has the opinion on Eucris soap changed for the better?
by insomniac
Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Coates is no more?
Replies: 45
Views: 4212

I would hesitate to say that all English soaps have a poor reputation - Like I said, the Coates cream was nice enough (somewhat alarming # of 'reactions' to it notwithstanding) - what I was hinting at was the loss of the mystique of the London firms stuff. Yes, Trumpers creams are nice, but so are ...
by insomniac
Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Coates is no more?
Replies: 45
Views: 4212

Gareth, When I started perusing the forums in say, 2007, British creams and soaps were widely regarded as being the best available. Buying the Coates brand before then would have been a shrewd investment. Now, it seems to me consumers are more turned off by the 'traditional' marketing. If you look ...
by insomniac
Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Some New Somersets
Replies: 26
Views: 6372

The shape of that first brush is unique. It looks kind of triangular?
by insomniac
Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Market shift
Replies: 34
Views: 6377

Newcomers:
Thater brushes
M&F brushes
Gillette 7 O'clock blades, non-yellow division (Black, Blue, Russian/Indian Green)
SE razors
Indian creams (Old Spice, Godrej, Dettol, etc.)

Oldtimers:
Kent brushes reputation
by insomniac
Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Vintage Simpsons Polo 8 found
Replies: 10
Views: 2125

I've yet to come across old brushes in antique/junk shops over here. I've asked a house clearance contact to look out for shaving items but nothing has turned up so far. There must be large numbers of old brushes out there somewhere. Will look forward to pics of the restored brush. Really? This ant...
by insomniac
Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Vintage Simpsons Polo 8 found
Replies: 10
Views: 2125

churchilllafemme wrote:You could have it knotted with the new Manchurian hair at Vulfix.
What is the hair like? Soft, scritchy...?