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by jww
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tornadoes in Canada's National Capital Region
Replies: 6
Views: 113

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: 6
Views: 113

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: 259

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: 259

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: 16
Views: 4305

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: 208

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: 5
Views: 297

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.
by jww
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Libraries
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Libraries

With the amount of public domain ebooks (most all classics, e.g.) available for free, I have not borrowed from a public library in at least 5 years. A few weeks ago I went in to take out a book or two, and was informed by the librarian on duty that since I didn't have a card any more I couldn't borr...
by jww
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: New hat and trip to Buckaroo Hatters
Replies: 10
Views: 367

Re: New hat and trip to Buckaroo Hatters

A man can never have enough hats ...... This is a very nice one, Sam. You need to add a flat cap or two to your list -- although unless you are in cooler climbs, they can be a bit warm-ish. I was in a Barbour outlet the other day and had to really constrain myself to not buy one of their fabulous wa...
by jww
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Do I need a boar brush?
Replies: 11
Views: 873

Re: Do I need a boar brush?

Of course, my default answer to the "Do I need" questions is almost always a knee-jerk reactive and emphatic "YES".

I have 7 brushes, 2 of which are boar. My Semogue 1305, while incredibly tired and very battle-scarred, it's a great latherer with soaps.
by jww
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Greetings from Bulgaria
Replies: 10
Views: 884

Re: Greetings from Bulgaria

Welcome to SMF ... looking forward to the discussion.
by jww
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What does DR Harris Arlington smell like?
Replies: 16
Views: 4305

Re: What does DR Harris Arlington smell like?

I find it to be a light citrus-y based scent. I used to always have a stick in my kit bag for travel before my dive into simplification. I still have a half wooden bowl and about 2/3 of a stick. A very nice scent - in fact, I haven't tried a DR Harris soap that I haven't liked. Lavender, Almond and ...
by jww
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: How did you discover wetshaving?
Replies: 21
Views: 2380

Re: How did you discover wetshaving?

I recall posting something about this a very long time ago on SMF. For me it all started with my beloved Shick injector adjustable when I was 16 (1975). Kept with that model until I was a young father at 26 and switched to a Remington foil electric which I can't for the life of me remember the model...
by jww
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Ear muffs (sound reduction)
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: Ear muffs (sound reduction)

Ear plugs for me. My hearing loss isn't as bad as Chris describes, but I do have hearing aids and wouldn't be able to function in the mainstream of life without them. Nice to not wear them on occasion like when I am doing odd-jobs or flitting around out in the yard. Never when I cycle. I don't wear ...
by jww
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Back to a two-pass shave
Replies: 10
Views: 1165

Re: Back to a two-pass shave

Two and single passes both work fine for me. Days when I am at my client site are single pass days, two pass days when I have skipped a day because I am working from home or not working at all. I recently got back into shaving most Saturdays as well (I have always shaved on Sundays with us being wee...
by jww
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Schick Injector Type L Variations
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Schick Injector Type L Variations

Mine was the adjustable model -- following after my father's advise and example. He used a Shick almost all my growing up years. Really loved that razor - it was a great one to start my shaving life with.
by jww
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Return to Simplicity
Replies: 19
Views: 657

Re: Return to Simplicity

When I had a travelling job a few years ago, everything was TSA/CBSA approved for in-cabin, which meant DR Harris, Palmolive or Tabac soap sticks and a fresh Bic sensitive disposable, which still is my go-to DE substitute. This is probably what contributed mostly to my return to simplicity - as I ca...
by jww
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Return to Simplicity
Replies: 19
Views: 657

Re: Return to Simplicity

My father suffered seriously from tremors his last couple of years and had to resort to an electric shaver which my mother wielded for him. Not looking forward to that day -- not sure what it was he had, but my mother keeps telling me it's hereditary ..... :(
by jww
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: That's not a big brush, THIS is a big brush.
Replies: 13
Views: 628

Re: That's not a big brush, THIS is a big brush.

My C&E Super Badger -- which is a Edwin Jagger clearly branded item - is also huge, showing similar proportions to my Wee Scot 9 - a wonderful little latherer in its own right. :D
by jww
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Return to Simplicity
Replies: 19
Views: 657

Return to Simplicity

I have been part of this enjoyable practice of wet shaving with vintage tools for quite some time now, and was recently musing on how my routine has become simplified over the years. When I first started with SMF, I picked up any soap and cream I could get ahold of. I used multiple razors with many ...