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by NickNCut
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What soaps are still good?
Replies: 33
Views: 2999

Re: What soaps are still good?

The Old English soaps of yore from many a prominent maker are sundered. What you experienced a decade ago was the last breath of a dying culture IMHO. Its a shame as they were the best that's ever been IMHO. There are many excellent replacements in this thread for the makers that have caved. Try th...
by NickNCut
Mon May 29, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What soaps are still good?
Replies: 33
Views: 2999

Re: What soaps are still good?

Just wanted to post an update here, sorry as it has been a while but I was out of town. Gene had mentioned artisan soaps and I wasn't sure where to get them, but thought that would be a way I would like to go, I always try to buy local or small if there is an opportunity. I had been talking to Shado...
by NickNCut
Tue May 09, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What soaps are still good?
Replies: 33
Views: 2999

Re: What soaps are still good?

I can't speak for Trumpers but here is the Floris. I tried to be as scientific as possible. I soaked the brush for 5 minutes in 150 degree water or so (as hot as it gets in my house). I did 5 swirls on the cake of Floris and then did 10 swirls in one direction and 10 in the other for roughly 3-5 sec...
by NickNCut
Mon May 08, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What soaps are still good?
Replies: 33
Views: 2999

Re: What soaps are still good?

Thanks all. A lot of good suggestions. I have tried most of the traditional English soaps and was concerned they had changed as Floris had. Mitchell's Wool Fat is one that I have never tried. For Italian soaps, the only one have tried was Proraso when you could buy it at Target. That's sad that Trum...
by NickNCut
Sun May 07, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What soaps are still good?
Replies: 33
Views: 2999

What soaps are still good?

When I started wet shaving 15+ years ago I was always buying soaps and creams to the point that I ended up with so many I haven't bought anything in close to a decade. I started running low and asked my wife for Floris Elite for Christmas. It was the first soap I ever tried and hadn't used it in yea...
by NickNCut
Sat May 06, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: I am thinking about an open comb.
Replies: 18
Views: 1483

Re: I am thinking about an open comb.

I'm surprised that you had a bad experience with a Merkur Progress. I require a mild razor and I have tried a lot of razors over the years. I have a "Mergress," with the machined metal knob at the end of the handle, which I use at the mildest setting, and it is the best razor (for me) that I have f...
by NickNCut
Wed May 03, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: I am thinking about an open comb.
Replies: 18
Views: 1483

Re: I am thinking about an open comb.

Murray-That is one that is on the top of my list. I am trying to figure out any difference between them, gets kind of confusing. Brian-Piqued my interest I've know about Schick Injectors, but had no idea that SE's they were around long before DE's and how many other manufactures there are. BPman-I g...
by NickNCut
Wed May 03, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: I am thinking about an open comb.
Replies: 18
Views: 1483

Re: I am thinking about an open comb.

Thank you all for the replies and am so sorry for my delay in responding. I used to get emails when I got a response to a post, I'll have to check my settings and spam filters. I never got any emails so I didn't know there were any replies and then my daughter stole my computer for the last few days...
by NickNCut
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: I am thinking about an open comb.
Replies: 18
Views: 1483

I am thinking about an open comb.

I try not to repeat old questions but cannot find a good answer. I have been wet shaving for close to 15 years now and have used at least a dozen different razors and more blades than I can count. I have never used an open comb and want to try one. My question is where to start. My goto razor is a l...
by NickNCut
Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:47 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Any Belgian beer recommendations?
Replies: 40
Views: 3013

I will be very hard to find but if you ever stumble across Fantome, get it. The saison is amazing. There production is to Sam Adams what Sam Adams is to Budweiser.
by NickNCut
Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:18 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Need help, turn to the comfort of strangers
Replies: 38
Views: 3882

I want to thank you all for you help in a very difficult time for me, I think I came to the right place. Tuesday night I confronted her with the email, and she admitted she had "cheated in her heart". Nothing physical had taken place. I believe her on this for a number of reasons. I also asked her t...
by NickNCut
Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:18 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Need help, turn to the comfort of strangers
Replies: 38
Views: 3882

Thank you for your sound advice. I guess I knew the spying wasn't right, that is probably one of the reasons I post I posted here, I had to hear it from others. I really want information though, but I guess that is not the way to get it. She has just completed an out patient program for clinical dep...
by NickNCut
Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Need help, turn to the comfort of strangers
Replies: 38
Views: 3882

Need help, turn to the comfort of strangers

I just don't know what to do right now. And don't know where to turn so I come back to you guys for hopefully sound advice. I have been married for 8 years have 2 girls 6 and 8. I love my wife very much, I don't love everything about her but I do love her. Things have not been great between us but, ...
by NickNCut
Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Del Sol Shoreliner
Replies: 3
Views: 1163

Great cruiser, would not want to ride the hills in western PA, but would be great on the beach. Here is a photo for those as curious as me.
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by NickNCut
Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Basic Photo Editing Software for Vista
Replies: 14
Views: 1708

I'll give a +1 on the irfanview, I don't know about its edititing capabilities, but it can open nearly anything-- if you get a wierd file from somewhere.
by NickNCut
Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Kettlebells - How to get started?
Replies: 47
Views: 5796

I just wanted to start with good for you Doug and good luck. I was in the same boat as you 10 months ago. I am 41 and weighed 200 lbs New Years eve and decided that was going to be the most I ever weighed. I joined a gym and started eating much better now I weigh 155 went from a 36+ inch waist to a ...
by NickNCut
Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: New bicycle
Replies: 17
Views: 1777

That is a very good looking ride.

The only thing you might want to look into upgrading-is the seat. They have come a long way in the past 20 years. The new ones may look skinny and uncofortable, but they just support where needed and don't rub where not.
by NickNCut
Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Addressing our fathers as we get older?
Replies: 22
Views: 2552

Those of you who don't think children should address parents by their first name have to meet my daughter. She has autism and has addressed my wife and I as-Kelly and Eric since she was like 3. It was kind of funny/wierd having a toddler call her parents by their first names. I never would have drea...
by NickNCut
Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Gasoline quality: Is gas gas??
Replies: 21
Views: 2219

Sorry I did not click the links to see what the experts said, but I will share my real life experience. With cars I have found very little difference between gas. Some may give you slightly better MPG, less then 5 percent, but that is enough to make a difference these days. Although I do avoid "off"...
by NickNCut
Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Moms
Replies: 17
Views: 1857

Thank you.

I don't know what else to say other than thank you for your kind words, prayers and support. It really does mean a lot to me.

Eric