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by mustang_john
Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: what is elegant shaving?
Replies: 21
Views: 2920

Re: what is elegant shaving?

This is too deep for me ;)
by mustang_john
Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What led you to this?
Replies: 15
Views: 2755

Re: What led you to this?

My dad died before i started shaving, and long before the internet. So i tried to wet shave with the multi blades of the time, late 1980s and the disposable type. I looked like a train crash each time, so gave up and went electric. Mostly using Phillishave, then getting pissed at the downward spiral...
by mustang_john
Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New guy here
Replies: 18
Views: 2866

Re: New guy here

Wellcome Sir!!!

Not been on for a while, missed you post. I've enjoyed my journey into DE shaving, i am sure you will too.

All the best,

John .
by mustang_john
Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Dad's old razor?
Replies: 16
Views: 2642

Re: Dad's old razor?

Quick update, been using the sticky for a week or so now and it's beginning to feel comfortable in my hands, was a little harsh at first. Also moved from the Palmolive to Arco for a change, so that probably didn't help matters either. But all in all, I reckon that was twenty five quid well spent :) ...
by mustang_john
Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Dad's old razor?
Replies: 16
Views: 2642

Re: Dad's old razor?

Hi guys, I finally managed to get my "new" sticky ultrasonically cleaned and then polished.
Took these photos today prior to its first use by me.
Wish me luck :)

http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/musta ... d%20Sticky


John.
by mustang_john
Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Expensive!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1330

Expensive!!!

Hi guys,

Just stumbled across this on the interweb, http://www.gizmag.com/zafirro-z2-sapphi ... ult-widget

Thoughts anyone?

John.
by mustang_john
Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Russian Green Box 7 O'clock Blades, a Review
Replies: 38
Views: 20601

Re: Russian Green Box 7 O'clock Blades, a Review

I use the Yellow 7 O'clock exclusively, bought 100 blades for £10 few months back and they should last me about 18 months at current rate of usage.
Can't fault them in any way, even when compared to Feathers, which I find blunt far quicker.

John.
by mustang_john
Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Dad's old razor?
Replies: 16
Views: 2642

Re: Dad's old razor?

Got a photobucket account already, so will use that.

Not shaved with it yet, going to get it cleaned in an ultrasonic bath first, and chuck my Timor DE in at same time. Then take some pics and then enjoy using.


John.
by mustang_john
Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Dad's old razor?
Replies: 16
Views: 2642

Re: Dad's old razor?

Hi guys, I been spending on fleabay :)

Only gone and got myself a "Sticky" :)

How do I post pics on here so I can show you all?

John.
by mustang_john
Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:25 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Blade longevity?
Replies: 25
Views: 6282

Re: Blade longevity?

Hmmm, probably is the lather, its texture is much more consistent these days.
by mustang_john
Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1113
Views: 113598

Re: What are you reading?

Just finished Ozzie Osborne's biography, what an amazing read, as the guys says himself, how is he still alive?

Very funny book, more than a little shocking at times, but very very funny.
by mustang_john
Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Blade longevity?
Replies: 25
Views: 6282

Blade longevity?

Hi guys, Just a quick one this! Over this last few months, I have noticed that my Gillette 7 O'clock blades seem to be lasting a lot longer than they did. I used to be lucky to get three shave per blade, but now seven or eight is not uncommon. The record being twelve shaves. I suspect this is all do...
by mustang_john
Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: In case you might have missed this ---
Replies: 48
Views: 13438

Re: In case you might have missed this ---

I don't know if, being a relative noob I am qualified to comment on that video. But I have to say, I found it rather odd shall we say! There aint no way I would ever attempt to shave at that speed, I just don't see the point of it to be honest. As for the shaving soap in a cloth, why? What is its ad...
by mustang_john
Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Stealth Whiskers !
Replies: 8
Views: 3039

Re: Stealth Whiskers !

Hmm, no idea what a wedge razor is to be fair.
This is what I use....

http://www.shaving-shack.com/timor-doub ... metal.html

As for giving up the BBS, if I don't do that, by midday my face is rubbing the crap out of my collars :(
by mustang_john
Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Stealth Whiskers !
Replies: 8
Views: 3039

Stealth Whiskers !

Hi guys, Ok, let me try to explain. When I shave along my jaw line and under my chin, I can hear the razor cutting the whiskers. But when it comes to getting the BBS finish, they seem to hide somehow. It's like they go into stealth mode ! As the razor goes ATG, for a few millimetres, it cuts the hai...
by mustang_john
Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Second Shave - Disaster
Replies: 26
Views: 3920

Re: Second Shave - Disaster

Well I tried a one pass shave yesterday and visually it looked quite presentable.
But the missus was not impressed, said it felt like a Porcupine :roll:
So, back to the normal routine it was tonight, I take my time, about 15 - 20 mins from start to finish, but it's MY time :)
by mustang_john
Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Struggling Newbie
Replies: 19
Views: 5580

Re: Struggling Newbie

Hope you persevere with it, it will all work out in the end, I was similar to you little over a year, and now I'd never think of going back to electric as I once used.
Keep at it fella :)
by mustang_john
Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Second Shave - Disaster
Replies: 26
Views: 3920

Re: Second Shave - Disaster

welcome to smf......i echo gary's comment......stick with one setup for a while and take it slowly......Im guessing you were aiming for a bbs shave? Not worth it!!! :D clive Hmm, been wondering that for some time, I just find it very hard to stop unless my face is as smooth as a Kashmir codpiece, a...
by mustang_john
Tue May 26, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Palmolive shaving soap & cream has been discontinued.
Replies: 51
Views: 6078

Re: Palmolive shaving soap & cream has been discontinued.

Squire wrote:Oh the demand is there just the lure of higher profits is elsewhere.
Glad its not just me that's cynical ;)
by mustang_john
Sun May 24, 2015 6:20 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Palmolive shaving soap & cream has been discontinued.
Replies: 51
Views: 6078

Re: Palmolive shaving soap & cream has been discontinued.

From the reply I got from them, they are just not going to make it any more due to lack of demand.