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by jww
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: How did you discover wetshaving?
Replies: 19
Views: 1906

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: 6
Views: 138

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: 975

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: 82

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: 297

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: 297

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: 244

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: 297

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 ...
by jww
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Le Tour 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: Le Tour 2018

Gary has the acronyms correct. Le Tour, as it is more commonly known in cycling circles, is still for me the ultimate in individual performance sports. Riding more than 3000km in three weeks requires super human dedication and some level of masochism. This year's tour was everything no one expected....
by jww
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Le Tour 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Le Tour 2018

The welshman raised in Manchester takes Yellow in an epic showdown of GC riders. Today's TT was possibly the best individual race in recent memory. Still not sure how that racecourse timing screwed up between Dumoulin and Froome, who rode like a man possessed today. Dumoulin matched the 4X Tour winn...
by jww
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette No 58
Replies: 17
Views: 535

Re: Gillette No 58

These are excellent razors - the Gillette slim adjustable was designed, I believe, after this razor. What's the date code?
by jww
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 993

Re: World Cup 2018

I restrict myself to english broadcasters only -- I find our north american footy announcers to sound too much like they are doing play-by-play for an NFL game - and it certainly isn't a fit for the beautiful game. Gutted at England's demise in the 2nd half against Croatia. Not to be "one of those f...
by jww
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: British Open golf tournament 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: British Open golf tournament 2018

Round 3 on Saturday was ridiculously good conditions for an Open Championship, especially considering that Carnuste is considered by some to be the toughest links course in the world. It may not have the allure of St. Andrews but that course usually takes golfers captive for the tournament. Not drop...
by jww
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Cookies
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Cookies

=P~ :shock:
by jww
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Praying for boys stranded in Thai cave. Rescue under way.
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Praying for boys stranded in Thai cave. Rescue under way.

brothers wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:25 am
This old world needs more miracles like this, for sure.
It has been fascinating to follow this story as it has unfolded. The fact that all were rescued with only a single fatality is indeed miraculous.
by jww
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: One of many favorite songs from the past
Replies: 31
Views: 4033

Re: One of many favorite songs from the past

brothers wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:32 am
Wendell, I should hope so! Here it is ---

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvFH_6DNRCY
Be still my beating heart. Sheer brilliance.
by jww
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Canada Day
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: Canada Day

Glad to read that they closed. I wish they did that here in the US too. I have one other wish about July 4th and that is it becomes part of a weekend. This year it fell on a wed, so of course tuesday is wasted because everyone is geared towards getting out early and thursday is shot because everyon...
by jww
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: One of many favorite songs from the past
Replies: 31
Views: 4033

Re: One of many favorite songs from the past

Claire De Lune by Claude Debussy.

That classic and old enough to qualify as one of many favourite songs from the past?
by jww
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: English Cream Buns
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: English Cream Buns

Oooh -- get in!!
by jww
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Canada Day
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: Canada Day

This year, it fell on Sunday -- oddly enough, the stores were open on the Sunday, but closed on the stat holiday replacement Monday. Weird, I know.