Search found 257 matches

by slackskin
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Dishwashing Machine Trick
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Dishwashing Machine Trick

Our water is extremely hard here. You could mine it with a pick and shovel. We use FINISH brand liquid. In the dishwasher, pou it in the dishwasher's rinse-aid compartment, and a couple tablespoons lasts our household of 2 people about a month. Bonus tip - we use it in the shower, one part finish an...
by slackskin
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Favorite hotel
Replies: 35
Views: 2370

Re: Favorite hotel

So many wonderful hotels. Let me call out one US and one international. The Monteleone Hotel in New Orleans is probably the most hospitable hotel I have ever stayed in. The staff at all levels speaks of it as being "my hotel" as if they owned it. Serious southern hospitality. The revolving Carousel ...
by slackskin
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Current AOS Unscented -- any good?
Replies: 2
Views: 468

Current AOS Unscented -- any good?

HI guys -

I have a need for unscented soap because of my wife's COPD. Because I really like Art Of Shaving unscented cream, I am wondering about their soap (current non-tallow formula). Does anyone use it? How difficult is it to lather? What about the performance? I would love to hear your opinions.
by slackskin
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Some thoughts about razors and blades
Replies: 14
Views: 988

Re: Some thoughts about razors and blades

Basil - I would be curious to know your prep routine. I understand the idea that prep is important, but it seems to me that a lot of what I read (regarding prep) is just too fussy, too fastidious, and wastes too much time. So what is your prep routine, and how long does it take?
by slackskin
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: AOS Eucalyptus Cream?
Replies: 4
Views: 758

Re: AOS Eucalyptus Cream?

As posted above, I sent an email to AOS Customer Service. They did reply, saying that it was a legitimate AOS product but available only in certain AOS Stores. They asked for my contact info so they could refer me to the closes store that carries their Eucalyptus cream. I will update this when I hea...
by slackskin
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: AOS Eucalyptus Cream?
Replies: 4
Views: 758

Re: AOS Eucalyptus Cream?

Because of Rick's comment, I did a little more work. I can find it on the website of Nieman Marcus and of Dillards. Amazon seems not to carry it, but does make references to other online sellers who do. Since the employees at my local AOS store seem normally clueless, I wrote to AOS Customer Service...
by slackskin
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: AOS Eucalyptus Cream?
Replies: 4
Views: 758

AOS Eucalyptus Cream?

Hi guys -

I've heard that Art of Shaving has a eucalyptus cream, but can't find it.

Can anyone confirm whether it exists, and how to get it?

Thanks
by slackskin
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Acrylic Stand
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Re: Acrylic Stand

Looks great. It seems intended to hold both brush and razor. Easy to keep clean and shipshape. Good Score!
by slackskin
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review - The Art of Shaving
Replies: 5
Views: 1058

Re: Review - The Art of Shaving

Gee - I think your store is out of line. I did check the TAOS official webstore just now, and unscented cream is $25 while the scented varieties are $30. In all cases, significantly less than the $40 in the picture shown in the original post. Yes, TAOS is expensive but their creams are top shelf and...
by slackskin
Thu May 04, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: A New Lease on Creams
Replies: 7
Views: 842

Re: A New Lease on Creams

What about using reportedly super slick glycerin soaps like Imperial Barber and Kell's (neither of which I have tried). Would that have results similar to slippery creams?
by slackskin
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Against the grain
Replies: 29
Views: 2645

Re: Against the grain

You Go, Pete!!
by slackskin
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: First pair of boots
Replies: 10
Views: 1090

Re: First pair of boots

Allen Edmonds makes quality boots in several styles, although pricey. Check out their factory seconds at www.shoebank.com My philosophy is that after you have had a pair of shoes or boots for a while, there will probably be some scuffs or irregularities anyway, so why not save up front? AE offers fr...
by slackskin
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Obits
Replies: 10
Views: 1215

Re: Obits

Don Rickles a few days ago. Not a musician, of course, but a show biz celebrity.
by slackskin
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Shipping costs - Conus to Hawaii
Replies: 13
Views: 1647

Re: Shipping costs - Conus to Hawaii

To change the subject a bit, what happens when you use a Flat Rate Box, is the coat to ship to HI the same as within the 48 contiguous states? I think it is, but not sure.
by slackskin
Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Another $300 razor, with a surprising blade
Replies: 51
Views: 9091

Re: Another $300 razor, with a surprising blade

Hey, I've got no problem with conspicuous consumption, vapid, self indulgent people can make for amusing companions. Still, I don't have a line of folks watching me shave so who cares? I agree. Just because one "can" afford it, doesn't mean one "should" afford it. Personally, I would rather send my...
by slackskin
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: WSJ: Gillette "cutting" prices of razors
Replies: 10
Views: 1086

Re: WSJ: Gillette "cutting" prices of razors

For those who do not subscribe to the WSJ, the article can also be found at

http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2017 ... azors.html
by slackskin
Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Polsilver Super Iridium problems?
Replies: 9
Views: 1082

Re: Polsilver Super Iridium problems?

Great News from OP -- Captnp. I have heard reports of counterfeit blades being sold by less-than-reliable sellers. Not sure if that is OP's situation, but glad it is resolved.
by slackskin
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: looking for creams to try
Replies: 9
Views: 1070

Re: looking for creams to try

Do you like the smell of a grove of Eucalyptus trees? If so, I suggest D R Harris Eucalyptus cream.

Do you enjoy the smell of a lumberyard? If so, I suggest Taylor of Old Bond Street's Cedarwood cream.
by slackskin
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: AoS soaps reformulated?
Replies: 4
Views: 595

Re: AoS soaps reformulated?

Thanks to all for the feedback. To cut to the chase (ahem, pardon the joke), it seems to have been just a rumor without foundation.
by slackskin
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: AoS soaps reformulated?
Replies: 4
Views: 595

AoS soaps reformulated?

I've heard a rumor that the Art Of Shaving hard soaps (which used to be tallow based but have since been reformulated to veggie based that was a poor performer) have again been reformulated, with the current version being much improved. Can anyone confirm this?