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by kd7kip
Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Your all time Number 1 shaving tip!
Replies: 74
Views: 14670

Take ample time to lather your face well, then take some more time, then a bit more.

Honorable mention tip: Don't split a bottle of wine with your wife, then try to shave her legs. Bad, very bad idea.

-Scott
by kd7kip
Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:09 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Luggage, briefcases and other goods
Replies: 20
Views: 5962

Sam- May I suggest you look at the items avaialble at Custom Hide . They offer a variety of classic designs, all of which they will happily customize for your needs. I've been very pleased with the workmanship. Lifetime warranty. I have their Classic Briefcase in brown and it attracted a lot of atte...
by kd7kip
Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Hair Tonic??
Replies: 29
Views: 10224

Ah ha, not all! I went to my barber Bob, today, who - along with his colleague Arlo, have been cutting hair for 50+ years, each. Save the smell of old cigarettes and lucky tiger, these guys have changed little since 1960, and they both have a waiting list of appointments everyday. When, a couple of ...
by kd7kip
Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Musgo Real Lavender Shaving Cream - new product
Replies: 2
Views: 1281

Yes, thanks Gary.

I must say, the new offerings MR have really caught my imagination. I think a tubes of Lavender and Lime/Basil are in my future.

-Scott
by kd7kip
Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Hair Tonic??
Replies: 29
Views: 10224

95% wrote:I don't mean a hard shell of the sort that hair spray imparts (think Callista Gingrich), but a bit of it nonetheless.
OK, that requires a ROFLMFAO (I think I got that right)!

-Scott
by kd7kip
Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: RIP Ernest Borgnine
Replies: 8
Views: 1318

The thing I really liked about EB was that he was an excellent character actor. He wasn't a pretty boy. He wasn't all polished, and primped. He looked like a guy you'd work with, talk to at a tavern or flip-off on the freeway. He was such a common, easy going guy that I think people tended to undere...
by kd7kip
Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Czech & Speake Oxford & Cambridge Cologne
Replies: 5
Views: 1760

Czech & Speake Oxford & Cambridge Cologne

All right chaps, I need any available thoughts on Czech & Speake Oxford & Cambridge EDC. I've been wanting some for awhile, but after my wife soundly rejected my much beloved GFT Achoo Violets (what I call Ajaccio Violets), I'm hesitant to buy without vetting the matter thoroughly.

-Scott
by kd7kip
Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Hair Tonic??
Replies: 29
Views: 10224

Ah, hair tonic! Next to shaving tackle, these are my favourite. For common, work-a-day, wear, I use a dab o' Brylcreem. (A little dab, as that is enough to do ya.) Good hold, a bit of sheen, cheap. Despite all the God-given gifts I lack (talent, looks, intelligence, money, appeal to human-kind in ge...
by kd7kip
Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:48 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: What happens after the shave?
Replies: 20
Views: 6020

I've used alum off and on over the years (and I'd be using it now, had one of my children not dropped it on the floor, turning it to gravel). One thing I noted is that it does not play well with GFT Skin Food, as it seems to make it "curdle" a bit. Unlike most users, I don't rinse it off-- just rub ...
by kd7kip
Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thought I'd offer a quick "What-ho!"
Replies: 12
Views: 2287

Thought I'd offer a quick "What-ho!"

Greetings and happy shaves to you all gentlemen! I've been away from the forum for some years (I think I last posted around 2009). Those few who might remember me may recall I purposely disconnected from the Internet at home and it's been rather blissful. However, as my numerous children have aged, ...
by kd7kip
Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Re-purposing
Replies: 21
Views: 2698

I've used Eucris daily for almost four years, but always for its intended purpose of greasing the hair & scalp. Splendid stuff though I'm not sure I'm ready to grease my face, too.

-Scott
by kd7kip
Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: The Ape pokes the hornet's nest.
Replies: 28
Views: 3537

This amuses me. I am a manager with 18 direct reports, and at any given time I can have no more than three people off. I don't mind terribly the folks who request time off 11.5 months in advance, it's the people who pout when I deny their request and there are three people off already, whose names h...
by kd7kip
Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:21 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Sudden changes in attitude toward scents?
Replies: 16
Views: 1971

Scott- At last I've found a soulmate. Someone who appreciates how truly awful is the smell of Taylor's Avocado. The tragedy of it is that the stuff shaves so well. If I could disable my olfactory sense for half an hour, I'd use it every day. A great creme indeed, and I shaved with it for a couple o...
by kd7kip
Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:33 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Sudden changes in attitude toward scents?
Replies: 16
Views: 1971

I've had experiences in both directions: In the first instance, I got to where I could no longer use TOBS Avocado creme: the smell would remind me of carving pumpkins at Halloween! I have six kids, and each gets their own pumpkin. Because of the risk of the children using knives, I end up gutting an...
by kd7kip
Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: "Merkur Guys" and "Gillette Guys"
Replies: 46
Views: 7249

I have a 40s Super Speed that I would dearly love to use every day (rather than my Merkur Barberpole or HD) as I love its design and I am an old school kind of guy. They're beautiful razors. However, it simply is not aggressive enough a shaver for me. It never has given me a BBS shave, whatever blad...
by kd7kip
Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: September 13 thru September 19 2010
Replies: 180
Views: 18935

Shower after rousing workout:

Merkur 38C with Feather blade
SR-204 Brush
GFT Sandalwood Creme
GFT Alum Block
GFT Coral Skin Food
GFT Wild Fern
GFT Eucris Hair Dressing

-Scott
by kd7kip
Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Alum block, how to use it?
Replies: 3
Views: 761

I apply the Alum daily after applying a bit of warm water to my face-- generally there a little creme residue remaining-- and then pat dry. I don't rinse it off and have never suffered ill effect.

-Scott
by kd7kip
Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: The "isn't technology wonderful - NOT" thread
Replies: 25
Views: 3087

I agree. My WE-302 in 60+ years old (contemporary with my 40s Super Speed) and is very comfortable to hold and to listen on. I love the cool feel of bakelite, too...

-SR
by kd7kip
Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Feather All Stainless Razor
Replies: 67
Views: 13099

I purposely stayed away from SMF for a few months, just to avoid blowing more money on shaving gear. I come back and see this...

There goes the credit card.

-Scott
by kd7kip
Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: The "isn't technology wonderful - NOT" thread
Replies: 25
Views: 3087

CADFAEL, A few folks on EBAY restore the phones with modern plug in jacks. Yes, they work very well. The one problem that can happen is if your phone system no longer acceptes pulse dialing, only DTMF tones. Not insurmountable, you can buy a rather clever adapter (as well as old phones) here ... -S...