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by jww
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review - The Art of Shaving
Replies: 5
Views: 1557

Re: Review - The Art of Shaving

I just finished a full tub of Ocean Kelp cream and was very impressed with the product. It's the only North American lathering product I have used since C&E discontinued their sweet almond oil (which still sits in my craw - it was that good). AOS scents are very strong - so they can be a bit offensi...
by jww
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tilley hat - LTM5 Airflo
Replies: 3
Views: 882

Re: Tilley hat - LTM5 Airflo

My T4 is definitely crushable, my LTM5 Airflow much less so. I simply take much better care of it. The only hats I have more of than Tilleys are flat caps. :D
by jww
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Edwin Jagger Soaps
Replies: 6
Views: 1142

Re: Edwin Jagger Soaps

I have some Sea buckthorn and indeed it is solid mid-range soap. It isn't DHR or certainly not MWF -- but it is solid and the scent is outstanding.
by jww
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Blade longevity?
Replies: 25
Views: 5277

Re: Blade longevity?

SE blades last a very very long time for me as well. I loose count after about 20.

DE blades get me about 4 or 5 shaves.
by jww
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: If I get a Tilley hat
Replies: 5
Views: 913

Re: If I get a Tilley hat

I own two winter TIlleys - an original winter wool and a new (last year at 50% off) softshell. I have noticed that their sizing has changed a bit. Medium hats have grown a bit in size, while small has not .... so in-betweener heads like mine aren't quite the fit they used to be. Nevertheless, still ...
by jww
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Shows I'm anticipating - new seasons coming soon???
Replies: 33
Views: 2791

Re: Shows I'm anticipating - new seasons coming soon???

Doc Martin final season on ITV now "back home".

Endeavor coming this spring, I believe.
by jww
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: The Colonial General Razor
Replies: 30
Views: 4749

Re: The Colonial General Razor

Sounds like the same results I get from my vintage techs with a new blade.
by jww
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review - Palmolive Shaving Cream
Replies: 6
Views: 1122

Re: Review - Palmolive Shaving Cream

Palmolive are by far the best budget shave products going - be it stick or classic cream, you can't beat the quality of the product. The price is just plain ridiculous -- my bags always have half a dozen sticks and a few tubes in them when we come home from our trips to the UK. So inexpensive --- th...
by jww
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Fun Hobby coming to an end for this year...
Replies: 6
Views: 1182

Re: Fun Hobby coming to an end for this year...

Nothing like a roots-based school sports following. Well done Jason ..... send us some links to recordings ...... :D
by jww
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Happy Canada Day
Replies: 7
Views: 1061

Re: Happy Canada Day

Our youngest grandchild was born last Canada Day, so we have been quite chuffed that the entire country decided to throw such a big bash for his 1st birthday.
by jww
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Shaving soap or cream of the day
Replies: 1880
Views: 69219

Re: Shaving soap or cream of the day

It's been quite warm, so I have turned to my go-to hot weather lather -- Proraso - for the past couple of days, however, today I moved to my diminishing supply of P160. Nice but perhaps not as nice as I remember .... it's been at least 8 months since I last used it. More and more I find myself going...
by jww
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1105
Views: 107176

Re: What are you reading?

That's the book on which the musical was based. It is -- but the musical as good as it is, takes significant liberties with history. You mean the founding fathers didn't actually speak in rap lyrics? :lol: Nope. I do admit that Chernow takes quite a sympathetic view of Hamilton -- and when I read b...
by jww
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Kent brush
Replies: 37
Views: 3510

Re: Kent brush

I'm sure you were given full permission to create a sublime shave environment hahahahaahah My wife actually encouraged the shaving mirror after we saw a similar one in our contractor's recently reno'd bathroom. I have been able to move all my brushes into the new cabinet which has much more shelf s...
by jww
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Things to know about brushes
Replies: 14
Views: 1708

Re: Things to know about brushes

Naturally soft water here, no water softener required. No soap scum either. In the past I would wash my brushes but I never saw any difference so I stopped doing it and haven't done it in years. +1 - we were surprised how soft the water is in Ottawa when we first moved here 31 years ago. I haven't ...
by jww
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Just in - Tilley Hats business for sale?
Replies: 36
Views: 4192

Re: Just in - Tilley Hats business for sale?

Rufus wrote:I still wear my Tilley hat I purchased 30 years ago; I think it is one of the original sailing hat styles. No real signs of wear yet; it's quite heavy-duty.
The best hats ever -- period .... bar none .... and all that.
by jww
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: History of Shavemyface.com
Replies: 26
Views: 5669

Re: History of Shavemyface.com

Good to see back Wendell and that all is well. I was going to start a thread, "Find Wendell". =D> :lol: You'd have had to look here recently ........ https://www.lenordik.com/en/ That's quite some place, Wendell. SWMBO is really into spas and she would love it; I, the old curmudgeon, however, am no...
by jww
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Learning from a box ...
Replies: 9
Views: 1375

Re: Learning from a box ...

Drool
by jww
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Considering leaving DE shaving community
Replies: 12
Views: 1666

Re: Considering leaving DE shaving community

You may want to consider going with Bic Sensitive disposables. They are actually quite good for two or three shaves, and relatively gentle when compared to traditional DE razors and even most cartridges. Single blade, and easy to maneuver but very light so pressure becomes something you need to pay ...
by jww
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: History of Shavemyface.com
Replies: 26
Views: 5669

Re: History of Shavemyface.com

Rufus wrote:Good to see back Wendell and that all is well. I was going to start a thread, "Find Wendell". =D>
:lol:

You'd have had to look here recently ........ https://www.lenordik.com/en/
by jww
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Art of Shaving (AOS) Rose Absolute Shaving Cream
Replies: 36
Views: 7117

Re: Art of Shaving (AOS) Rose Absolute Shaving Cream

I have only a bit of rose left in an old Trumpers tube pre-reformulation. It's actually still fine, believe it or not. My favourite AOS cream is their Ocean Kelp which is a nice summer use product.