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by slackskin
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: New Hearing Aids - 4 Years On
Replies: 18
Views: 1770

Re: New Hearing Aids - 4 Years On

For you US military veterans out there, the VA now gives ANY vet hearing aids and supplies FREE for life.

See https://www.prosthetics.va.gov/psas/Hearing_Aids.asp

Note - the veteran need not have a "service-connected disability" as was once required.
by slackskin
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Art Of Shaving Sandalwood Cream for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: Art Of Shaving Sandalwood Cream for sale

I prefer unscented products due to my wife's breathing difficulties but sometimes use scented if very mild. How potent is the scent?
by slackskin
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Intensity of Scent - Castle Forbes and Truefitt & Hill CREAMS
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Intensity of Scent - Castle Forbes and Truefitt & Hill CREAMS

Due to respiratory issues, I need to use products that are unscented or scented very weakly. Which creams from Castle Forbes and Truefitt & Hill do you consider the least potently scented? Thanks in advance for your feedback.
by slackskin
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dovo/Merkur misfortune
Replies: 7
Views: 1388

Re: Dovo/Merkur misfortune

I'm wondering whether the bankruptcy laws in Germany are similar to the US. In the US, bankruptcy does not always mean the company will cease to exist. Chapter 11 BK in the US (so named for Chapter 7 in the US bankruptcy code) is technically called "reorganization," the purpose of which is to give t...
by slackskin
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTT : brand new tub of Harris Almond tub for Harris Lavender
Replies: 2
Views: 826

Re: WTT : brand new tub of Harris Almond tub for Harris Lavender

I don't have cream to trade but do have a brand new puck of Harris Windsor. Interested?
by slackskin
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Mobile Barber Shop
Replies: 2
Views: 1517

Re: Mobile Barber Shop

This is a great concept! I needed a haircut BEFORE the lockdown and am now beginning to look like Mike the Mountain Man. We are in a retirement community of 800, and I bet that a mobile barber shop would do really well here. It may be a viable business plan because rent (probably a barber's biggest ...
by slackskin
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shaving schedule
Replies: 14
Views: 1640

Re: Shaving schedule

I must be the outlier here. At age 74, maybe I'e been brainwashed. If I don't shave every morning, I look scuzzy and feel as if I don't matter. Shaving, grooming, and dressing makes me feel good about myself. I don't mean getting "dressed up," just something upscale from PJs or sweats. I'm fine with...
by slackskin
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: OneBlade Core $8 [SOLD]
Replies: 0
Views: 1936

OneBlade Core $8 [SOLD]

I am offering a OneBlade Core razor with stand and 9 blades for the cost of shipping $8 via Priority Mail to any US address (foreign higher). First come, first served. Please PM me if interested.

Slackskin, I moved this to the Selling and Trading forum.

- Murray, Moderator
by slackskin
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Lather While Traveling
Replies: 10
Views: 2153

Re: Lather While Traveling

When travelling, I carry a loose puck of Harris, no wood bowl. Being a hard puck, triple milled, TSA doesn't care about it. I rub it on a wet face like a stick. Much cheaper that way.
by slackskin
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Face lathering and brush loading (soap)
Replies: 24
Views: 9199

Re: Face lathering and brush loading (soap)

This morning I did as Gary recommended -- dry brush on soaked puck. Used a Fine Clsssic synthetic brush and Cyril Salter hard puck (similar to DRHarris). Worked well, probably would have been better if puck soaked longer. Will try again tomorrow
by slackskin
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Face lathering and brush loading (soap)
Replies: 24
Views: 9199

Re: Face lathering and brush loading (soap)

Gary - Do you still load the completely dry brush as outlined previously in this thread?
by slackskin
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: FTC blocks sale of Harry's to Edgewell (parent company of Schick)
Replies: 7
Views: 1587

Re: FTC blocks sale of Harry's to Edgewell (parent company of Schick)

Maybe Harry's will have to stay as an independent operating company, rather than being started for the purpose of selling their company and making a ton of money. "What? We have to keep doing this?"
by slackskin
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?
Replies: 25
Views: 3466

Re: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?

@JarmoP - The one from Amazon also come with the case.
by slackskin
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Proraso at Wegman's
Replies: 3
Views: 1391

Re: Proraso at Wegman's

With a "Feather" huh? I see what you did there!!
by slackskin
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "new" Arko sticks, new order in ingredients
Replies: 9
Views: 1898

Re: "new" Arko sticks, new order in ingredients

Will the new ones be as strongly scented as the old ones?
by slackskin
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How did Robin Hood shave?
Replies: 4
Views: 1511

Re: How did Robin Hood shave?

How did Robin Hood shave? Carefully, of course!
by slackskin
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Col Conk Soap -- a plreasant surprise
Replies: 8
Views: 2349

Re: Col Conk Soap -- a plreasant surprise

@ John Rose - you asked which scent. I prefer muted-to-none (long story) so used Almond, which provided a negligible scent as desired.
by slackskin
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Col Conk Soap -- a plreasant surprise
Replies: 8
Views: 2349

Col Conk Soap -- a plreasant surprise

I am a long time wet shaver and today was my first use of a Col Conk shaving soap. I rubbed the puck on my face as if a stick. The results, for me, were as good as any other plain glycerin-based shaving soap -- of which I have tried several. Given the very affordable price point, I was pleasantly su...