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by Quarterstick
Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: the 99.9% shave ... when was your last?
Replies: 12
Views: 1927

I have had a few so far that I think fit this category. On average I am observing better day to day results, but there are definitely a few standouts.
by Quarterstick
Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Brand fidelity to the extreme?
Replies: 34
Views: 3698

I am too new to wet shaving to consider this legitimately. When it comes to soaps/creams, the handful I have tried are very good to great when I contrast them to the various aerosol gels I used not that long ago. I am pretty cautious with switching up other wetware as some the products induce drynes...
by Quarterstick
Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: We are the other 1%
Replies: 49
Views: 7355

On the point of marketing, as Harper has said several times we are not the target audience. There is a slim chance any of our kind would have even been in one of the focus groups. If we had, our comments would have been placed under the heading "Outlier" and thus pretty much ignored. As far as styli...
by Quarterstick
Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: any IPA fans?
Replies: 76
Views: 7633

Had a new IPA from a brewery I have never heard of, Central Waters Brewing Company’s Glacial Trail IPA. I am pretty happy with a broad range within style, not to picky. This one knocked my socks off though! Well balanced and very flavorful. I will be getting more and definitely trying their other of...
by Quarterstick
Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Any Belgian beer recommendations?
Replies: 40
Views: 4186

These are especially enjoyable at their location in Traverse City, sitting outside and enjoying the view of the bay. Probably not so much outside this time of year up there though.
by Quarterstick
Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Think I Finally Cracked the Code...
Replies: 15
Views: 1792

Good show Wendell! This is timely as I have just gotten back on the wagon after having fallen off from a previous and mighty successful weight loss. I do not try to do anything too dramatic as I know it would be an exercise in frustration for me. Slow and steady, don't eat so much and cut back on al...
by Quarterstick
Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Estate sale finds
Replies: 22
Views: 3935

I have no personal experience, but I have read several times that this is an excellent source for replating.

http://www.reliableelectroplating.com/
by Quarterstick
Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: We are the other 1%
Replies: 49
Views: 7355

Based on what I have heard and read the production of smaller scale, higher quality products has been on the rise for some time and shown great success even during the economic down turn. One factor that has been attributed to the success of "craft" products is the internet's ability to provided a b...
by Quarterstick
Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Any Belgian beer recommendations?
Replies: 40
Views: 4186

Trader Joe's brings out a annual belgian ale for Christmas. This year wasexcelent and I squirreled 3 bottles away. they claim it will mature for up to 2 years safely. I've never been disappointed in the vintages. These excellent beers are made by Unibroue for Trader Joe. they are good right away an...
by Quarterstick
Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: We are the other 1%
Replies: 49
Views: 7355

Conversely I've never seen a TV ad for a Cobra Classic, but I want one. SMF probably has imbedded subliminal ads flying all around. That is a You really most need a outrageous Cobra Classic accusation . :lol: I used to wear ball caps backwards. In my younger days I thought it looked good, it functi...
by Quarterstick
Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Best SE for a newbie?
Replies: 19
Views: 2009

Just something that I was reminded of as I was reading the new posts. With the Featherweight I can apply too much pressure which leads to irritation. This was especially true when I first started using it or when I pick it up after a hiatus. I guess since I am more used to my DE I have a slight expe...
by Quarterstick
Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Best SE for a newbie?
Replies: 19
Views: 2009

It can get very confusing very fast because we have so many options and there are so many different factors that can influence an individual’s experience. Unfortunately, there is no perfect answer. It really comes down to trying a razor out. Start somewhere; buy one razor you think you will have a r...
by Quarterstick
Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Shaving Over Razor Bumps - turned in to a viscous cycle
Replies: 24
Views: 12642

I have been at this just under a year so I am definitely not a sage. Based on my experience I agree with the above that is it is predominately technique still. Given the neck is harder to flatten out so to speak than other parts of the face, it is too easy to get too much pressure going on part of t...
by Quarterstick
Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: USE this website
Replies: 15
Views: 2556

I know at least a few of those are references to Jessica by Squire. :wink:
by Quarterstick
Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie Hello from Canada!
Replies: 24
Views: 3929

Welcome! And yes, the saving money thing is a bit of a misrepresentation, but I prefer to think of it as shifting funds to a more worthwhile endevor.
by Quarterstick
Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Took the plunge
Replies: 433
Views: 84476

Gillette Super Thins are made in Thailand. Here are the links to Squires reviews of the two currently produced Astras. Astra Superior Stainless: http://www.shavemyface.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=48593 Astra Superior Platinum: http://www.shavemyface.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28111 Finally, the nationa...
by Quarterstick
Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Art o Shaving
Replies: 14
Views: 2129

In my opinion, the Art of Shaving is not really set up to cater to the hard core wet shaver. It seems to be marketed more toward a lifestyle image, which you can get a feel for from their website. Having said that, there are certainly some products which I think are worthwhile. I think the soap is p...
by Quarterstick
Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Any Belgian beer recommendations?
Replies: 40
Views: 4186

Unibroue is definitely Belgian inspired, but I am not sure the Blonde de Chambly is like any of the Chimays. I have not had a bad one yet, but my favorite is Maudite. Also brewed outside of Belgium, but excellent are the beers of Brewery Ommegang. Some of their beers should be avialable at Whole foo...
by Quarterstick
Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: any IPA fans?
Replies: 76
Views: 7633

Tonight I tried Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA. I really like rye in beer and this was fantastic. It is seasonal, so get is while you can.
by Quarterstick
Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What music are you listening to lately?
Replies: 80
Views: 6490

... Leonard Cohen, whose newest album "Old Ideas" is a work of genius in my opinion. (It's on loan to my son at the moment.) I was very pleased to see he put out a new album. Don't own it, but what I heard was fantastic. Thank you all for some leads on things I have not heard. I always enjoy new to...