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by Dapper Dad
Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Merkur Slant 37-C
Replies: 21
Views: 5664

Gil, Ian, and Marc - The Futur is on my radar as well and I appreciate you it that you brought it up for discussion. The big 3 for me were the Slant, Futur, and Cobra. I'm looking at it as an aggressive progression which may peak with a straight razor after the Cobra. I'm looking for a variety of "e...
by Dapper Dad
Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Merkur Slant 37-C
Replies: 21
Views: 5664

warning, if you try a slant, your chatsworth might be effectively retired :D +1 Eric, the slant is truly an amazing razor especially for those with the so called tough beards. Pair it with a feather and have a truly amazing shave Wow! High praise and the proverbial nail in the coffin. At the Slant'...
by Dapper Dad
Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Merkur Slant 37-C
Replies: 21
Views: 5664

Merkur Slant 37-C

I'm looking for a razor that offers a different experience from my Chatsworth. No problems with the Chatsworth, just looking for variety. I have the dreaded thick beard/sensitive skin combination. I shave daily which, thanks to SMF, is a good thing. My current impression of the Slant is that it is a...
by Dapper Dad
Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: What happens after the shave?
Replies: 20
Views: 5657

1+ AGREED WITH DAVID ( desertbadger) marc Does David know that you're watching him in the mirror? :shock: To the OP, I have recently become a fan of Witch Hazel as well. It's just a nice soothing finish to the shave. You can pick up a large bottle at any drugstore for about $3. Sometimes I put on a...
by Dapper Dad
Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Have Chatsworth Will Travel
Replies: 21
Views: 3179

......The other option I would consider is a cheaper DE that wouldn't bother me if inspected/confiscated. The razor you have is too nice to have something happen to it. Good idea. Lord, Weishii, Parker, and probably others make inexpensive DE's that wouldn't cause any anxiety if confiscated, lost, ...
by Dapper Dad
Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Omega 20106 project
Replies: 13
Views: 3365

Gary, clearly this brush is unfinished....you have to name it!
by Dapper Dad
Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD - 16 July thro 22 July, 2012
Replies: 104
Views: 8937

Lately my day has begun at 4:30 AM so to save some time I treated myself to an evening shave. It was blissful. Drink: 12 year old Bourbon (fit the experience well, just 2 fingers) Razor: Chatsworth w/feather blade Brush: Kent BK4 Soap: TABAC Finish: Witch Hazel A/S: Trumper's Skin Food w/Limes
by Dapper Dad
Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Chubby 3
Replies: 18
Views: 3192

I'm already drawing up the adoption papers for your unwanted Tulip 3. I'm starting a Simpson rescue shelter that will find good homes for neglected brushes that have been relegated to "head duty".

Please use our confidential drop off off at your earliest convenience, no questions will be asked. 8)
by Dapper Dad
Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Have Chatsworth Will Travel
Replies: 21
Views: 3179

Appreciate the good advice gentlemen. I'll leave the Chatsworth at home and take a different razor. I never would have thought to break it down to avoid hassle.

Who would have thought that YMMV would apply to airports?
by Dapper Dad
Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Have Chatsworth Will Travel
Replies: 21
Views: 3179

Have Chatsworth Will Travel

I'm hoping to get some feedback regarding carry on luggage. I'm traveling light to Seattle soon and want to make sure that my prize razor will not get confiscated. Obviously there will be NO BLADES in my carry on (I mailed those to my destination before hand). Does anyone have any recent experience ...
by Dapper Dad
Tue May 22, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Today's Eclipse
Replies: 6
Views: 930

It was quite an experience. Especially because once upon a time I was falling in love, now I'm only falling apart. There's nothing I can say....


:wink:
by Dapper Dad
Tue May 08, 2012 4:57 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: QCS Vostok shaving cream - warning, bone-chilling cold! loll
Replies: 9
Views: 3780

Love the quality and scent of the Vostok. I wish QCS would come out with an aftershave line to match their soaps. Hint, Hint!
by Dapper Dad
Tue May 01, 2012 7:18 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Are super badger brushes better to lather hard soaps with...
Replies: 29
Views: 7883

Oh good, an opportunity to pile on Wendell!

I LOVE my BK4. It pairs beautifully with MWF. I will say that I enjoy using my boar brush with the harder QC soap. The BK4 will do the job too though.

"All BK4 and no Boar makes Jack a dull boy."
by Dapper Dad
Tue May 01, 2012 6:42 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Scotch---I love it!
Replies: 126
Views: 17599

I've had one bottle of The Black Grouse and I think it's a good value. At my liquor store it sold for less than their cheapest single malt, and did pack more wallup than The Famous Grouse or Dewars, for instance. I do like peat, otherwise what's the point of drinking Scotch? Originally from bourbon...
by Dapper Dad
Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Scotch---I love it!
Replies: 126
Views: 17599

Squire wrote:That happens with Grouse Mike, it is a flighted bird after all, difficult to keep in a bottle.
They just came out with a "Black Grouse." It's more smokey and peatey than the original. I want to explore the smokier side of Scotch and it is serving as a good introduction.
by Dapper Dad
Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Just Joined SMF - Looking Forward to Being Here
Replies: 24
Views: 3113

Welcome Rockford!

The secret handshake is tricky at first, but now I almost never cut myself. :shock:
by Dapper Dad
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Waterheaters - tankless or not
Replies: 32
Views: 2541

Bosch makes some gas tankless units that don't require an electrical connection (520HN; 520PN; and 330PN), but they are old-tech (i.e. non-condensing). My company used to carry the Bosch Aquastar line about 10 years ago but had so many quality issues that we dropped them. They later popped up at th...
by Dapper Dad
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Waterheaters - tankless or not
Replies: 32
Views: 2541

Oh, I thought the Federal Govt rebates were still there...did they end at the end of the 2011? Is there an instantaneous that does NOT need a power vent in case of power outages? Yes, the "up to $1500" rebate is done. I don't know of any heaters that don't require a power source. Water powered sump...
by Dapper Dad
Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Waterheaters - tankless or not
Replies: 32
Views: 2541

I just can't help myself.....

If you're looking for a good plumbing contractor in Memphis I would call Max Dignowity 909-283-7662. Low overhead, fair pricing, quality work. He may be a better option for you compared to HD.
by Dapper Dad
Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Waterheaters - tankless or not
Replies: 32
Views: 2541

LOL, a brief journey. Most of America agrees with you. I sold a ton of these when the federal rebate was around. This year more people are choosing the tank style (myself included) after crunching the numbers. If you are buying a tank style water heater I find that the "super efficient energy star e...