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by franz
Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Le Coq Open Comb Extreme
Replies: 10
Views: 2871

Really interesting design. So what if it thirsts for blood?
by franz
Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Bidding a fond farewell!
Replies: 52
Views: 9457

Clive, it's not you, it's me.
by franz
Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Bidding a fond farewell!
Replies: 52
Views: 9457

Wow, what a bizarre thread-bump!
by franz
Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Arko's scent mellowing
Replies: 12
Views: 1875

My one and only Arko stick was left out in the open air for about a month -- it did take the edge off the citronella, but it was still a little potent for me.
by franz
Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Future leg-shaver
Replies: 22
Views: 1841

That's great news. Congratulations, Tim. =D>
by franz
Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Shaving once a week?
Replies: 21
Views: 11671

I prefer shaving every other day because of sensitive skin. My facial hair is a mix of light brown and blond, so we're not talking Fred Flintstone.... I doubt anyone's the wiser.
by franz
Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Emillion 2 Specs Wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 985

I don't have calipers, but my Emillion 2 (in 2-band) appears true to the stated measurements.

Let us know what you come up with!
by franz
Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Favourites as of January 2012
Replies: 50
Views: 3900

Ew, Arko! Just kidding. Your tastes are your tastes. I think anybody'd find something on your list to quibble with because we're all different. Scent = somewhat subjective. Performance = open to ranking/ objective analysis. Just as long as you don't mean that your analysis is objective, because, we...
by franz
Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: In the Fridge?
Replies: 15
Views: 2829

I keep a bottle of witch hazel in the fridge. I love the cold water rinse in the postshave routine and this is just a continuation of that, I guess.
by franz
Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Favourites as of January 2012
Replies: 50
Views: 3900

Ew, Arko!

Just kidding. Your tastes are your tastes. I think anybody'd find something on your list to quibble with because we're all different.
by franz
Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hard Water - Does it hamper your lather?
Replies: 11
Views: 1423

I went on vacation in a soft water area recently and it disturbed me how quickly and effortlessly the lather was generated. :lol: Over here in Colorado I have moderately hard water, right smack in the middle of that range, so I can't really complain. Lots of product, but no real lathering issues. I ...
by franz
Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Simpsons Gary Young Limited Edition M7
Replies: 80
Views: 17761

I think his name's Watterson, FYI.

Gary, I like the tortoiseshell ones a bit better too.
by franz
Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: any IPA fans?
Replies: 76
Views: 7653

Just had my first Canadian-beer-that-actually-tastes-like-real-beer. The Red Racer IPA. Not bad!
by franz
Sun Dec 25, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: A Very Merry Christmas!
Replies: 27
Views: 2503

Merry Christmas!
by franz
Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: For Those of You Not on Twitter ......
Replies: 13
Views: 1935

The writer and I talked on the phone for about an hour. I'm mildly annoyed that she hardly mentioned one of the main points I was trying to get across, that a lot of people just aren't happy with the shave they're getting. But, hey, any publicity is good publicity as they say. 8) Hey, your quote ha...
by franz
Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: For Those of You Not on Twitter ......
Replies: 13
Views: 1935

I enjoyed it. We shave geeks could find nits to pick in almost any article aimed at a mainstream audience, but I didn't cringe at all while reading it. Well, except for the argument about how men are now men, more manly than those sissies who came before, and that is why they (we) want to wetshave. ...
by franz
Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: RIP Christopher Hitchens
Replies: 30
Views: 3647

One can't help but think how he might have reacted to expressions like "rest in peace" and "he's in a better place now." :lol:

RIP, Hitch.
by franz
Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: iKon OSS is in the house!
Replies: 19
Views: 4631

I hope you enjoy it Ken!
by franz
Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Does aftershave actually help your face or just feel good?
Replies: 9
Views: 6801

I use a witch hazel splash, then follow with a balm after it dries. I think the alcohol-containing WH (I used to use an alcohol-free version) has done a better job of preventing the occasional infected hair follicle. Not scientific at all, that's my personal experience. If it stings, I know there wa...
by franz
Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Somerset Simpson Best Approximately
Replies: 21
Views: 4247

:lol:

Nice post Tim. I think we spec-nerds are too reductionist with our thinking. Something about judging a book by its cover...