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by jww
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: My Beloved Semogue 1305
Replies: 3
Views: 26

My Beloved Semogue 1305

Well - today after many years of wonderful service, my 1305 fell apart. The knot has split in two and fell out of the handle. I'll need to replace some day, probable in the not too distant future. Will I invest in another 1305? Possibly not (pun unintended). Any suggestions on other Semogues? Perhap...
by jww
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1123
Views: 117895

Re: What are you reading?

Death in Holy Orders - check Winter Solstice - check Mistletoe Murders, a Collection of Short Stories - check I picked up a small selection of Observer books in November on our trip to North Yorkshire -- and am perusing the Cathedrals volume at the moment. My current nightly "serious reading" is Mur...
by jww
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: New boots wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: New boots wanted

My wife and I both purchased a pair of Rieker boots while on our last trip to North Yorkshire last month. Mine are an ankle height tan leather with brogue detailing and wool lined. Couldn't really pass them up at £65.
by jww
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Great smelling shampoo
Replies: 5
Views: 676

Re: Great smelling shampoo

I have a supply of the previous version of The Body Shop's Ginger Shampoo for normal hair. This product has morphed to a scalp care product (perhaps helpful for those who are becoming more follically challenged??) and they now sell a Green Tea based product as their normal hair shampoo. Whatever the...
by jww
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: MLB 2018 World Champion Series
Replies: 1
Views: 378

Re: MLB 2018 World Champion Series

I thought the Astros would be more up for the challenge but to be fair, with Altuve off the field and relegated to DH, Bregman making phenomenal plays in the field but having such a quiet bat, and then Verlander's three bad pitches which he paid for, how could this end any other way. To be fair, I a...
by jww
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What made you smile today?
Replies: 14
Views: 904

Re: What made you smile today?

My wife and I did an aerobics class this morning together -- and I smile when I get to tease her about how pumped up I am getting ....... ah, life's little pleasures.
by jww
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1123
Views: 117895

Re: What are you reading?

Picked up an Observer book on Old English Churches and have been enjoying that immensely. Also nearly finished Sense and Sensibility, which I think is my favourite Austin novel --- besides Emma ---- OK, so they are both pretty even in my eyes. Getting ready to pick up either PD James Death in Holy O...
by jww
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Titanic
Replies: 20
Views: 1240

Re: Titanic

One of these years, we will make our way over to Ireland during one of our trips to the UK and check out the https://titanicbelfast.com/
exhibit.

I have heard some incredible things about it.
by jww
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58
Replies: 25
Views: 2135

Re: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58

I stumbled upon this great piece on YouTube entitled Mark Knopfler on Guitars - incredible what this man can do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG__SwkV3wg
by jww
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Fall/Winter Soap Scents?
Replies: 6
Views: 751

Re: Fall/Winter Soap Scents?

Um, er .... MWF??

Anything sandalwood for me, and I particularly find Tabac an excellent fall and winter soap.
by jww
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58
Replies: 25
Views: 2135

Re: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58

Getting ready for the Apollo, Sam??? 8)
by jww
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The state of the current English Shaving soaps
Replies: 28
Views: 3322

Re: The state of the current English Shaving soaps

The Mühle certainly looks identical in size and shape to the EJ puck I have. Mine is a few years old and still smells as good and lathers as well as the first day I broke open the box. EJ Sea Buckthorn is the only shaving soap I’ve truly come to terms with, but then I’m a dyed in the wool (never co...
by jww
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tornadoes in Canada's National Capital Region
Replies: 8
Views: 743

Re: Tornadoes in Canada's National Capital Region

It is now reported that 6 tornadoes touched down in fact! 3 were in the Gatineau hills in what was termed "wooded areas" which is code for nowhere near housing or hydro. And everyone is glad for that -- another 3 in populated or industrial areas could have been beyond catastrophic. Monday volunteer...
by jww
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tornadoes in Canada's National Capital Region
Replies: 8
Views: 743

Re: Tornadoes in Canada's National Capital Region

We have full services. Our end of town was missed entirely. Safety services have requested that everyone stay off the roads tomorrow to lighten the load on the infrastructure. Those without power who are reliant on the main station that went down in the south-west end, will be at least a week withou...
by jww
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tornadoes in Canada's National Capital Region
Replies: 8
Views: 743

Tornadoes in Canada's National Capital Region

The past 24 hours have been quite interesting here in Ottawa. While we had to travel to Montreal for the day, I dreaded the drive home knowing we were potentially driving straight into the teeth of something very ugly and very unpredictable. Luckily for all our family in the area, none of us were in...
by jww
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Day travel bag
Replies: 6
Views: 811

Re: Day travel bag

Wendell, if Tilley Endurables made bags similar to the Bean ones how would you decide? :mrgreen: Am I correct in thinking you are asking which bag would I recommend????? All of them -- the small duffel is just an excellent go-to all-purpose haul-all / drag about bag. It really depends on what you a...
by jww
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Day travel bag
Replies: 6
Views: 811

Re: Day travel bag

I use a few options depending what I need to be doing. LLBean small adventure duffel (we actually have one each in medium and large as well) - great for when you need to add stuff to your bag as you roam around the market, town, etc. Custom made 16" british school satchel in leather from Zatchels UK...
by jww
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What does DR Harris Arlington smell like?
Replies: 17
Views: 5225

Re: What does DR Harris Arlington smell like?

slackskin wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:24 pm
Then again, we must remember that Wendell IS an anglophile. :D
O:)

We need a brit emoji!!
by jww
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: SEMOGUE OWNER'S CLUB BOAR BRUSH
Replies: 2
Views: 761

Re: SEMOGUE OWNER'S CLUB BOAR BRUSH

Great review. Thanks! I really like the Semogue 1305 boar already. I don't buy much in the way of shaving supplies anymore, but you have me tempted with this brush. - Murray +1 My 1305 may be loosing much of it's lacquer coating on the handle, and shedding a few bristles here and there, but boy-oh-...
by jww
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Shampoo that won't make my scalp itch
Replies: 10
Views: 1578

Re: Shampoo that won't make my scalp itch

Itchy scalp is a common Dove shampoo side affect. I have used The Body Shop Ginger scalp care shampoo for the past several years. It's excellent and has never caused me any itchiness or other side effects.

Best of luck finding a product that works for you.