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by John Rose
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: October 21 - October 27, 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 24

Re: SOTD: October 21 - October 27, 2019

SOTN is a " Blue Monday " special: rasor - RasoRock Hawk blade - KAI Captain Titan Mild (14) soap - Wilkinson Sword soap and and Nivea Moisturizing Shaving Cream. brush - APShaveCo 24 mm SynBad in a " Blue Lagoon " handle post - warm water rinse, "Pure & Natural" Alum stick, cold water rinse AS - Fl...
by John Rose
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Col Conk Soap -- a plreasant surprise
Replies: 4
Views: 32

Re: Col Conk Soap -- a plreasant surprise

slackskin wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:00 pm
... today was my first use of a Col Conk shaving soap. I rubbed the puck on my face as if a stick. The results, for me, were as good as any other plain glycerin-based shaving soap -- of which I have tried several. ...
Which scent was it?
by John Rose
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: October 14 - October 20, 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 222

Re: SOTD: October 14 - October 20, 2019

Friday SOTN

razor - '46 Aristocrat
blade - Astra SP (3)
soap - The Body Shop Maca Root & Aloe
brush - Simpson Wee Scot
post - warm water rinse, "Pure & Natural" Alum stick, cold water rinse
AS - Brut
music - none, tonight.
by John Rose
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: October 14 - October 20, 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 222

Re: SOTD: October 14 - October 20, 2019

Saturday SOTN razor - RazoRock Hawk blade - KAI Captain Titan Mild (13) soap - B+M Seville + 5 drops of glycerin brush - Stag B1183 boar post - warm water rinse, "Pure & Natural" Alum stick, cold water rinse AS - Old Spice Classic music - streaming North Sea Surf Radio The brush is one of my Salvat...
by John Rose
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: October 14 - October 20, 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 222

Re: SOTD: October 14 - October 20, 2019

SOTN Thursday razor - Schick Type E3 blade - Schick injector soap - Saponificio Varesino Stella Alpina + 4 drops of glycerin brush - APShaveCo 24 mm SynBad post - warm water rinse, "Pure & Natural" Alum stick, cold water rinse AS - Mennen Skin Bracer music - streaming North Sea Surf Radio SOTN Frida...
by John Rose
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: What Bath soap/Body Wah do you use?
Replies: 14
Views: 4888

Re: What Bath soap/Body Wah do you use?

One thing about bar soaps is that they typically don't have a lot of plastic packaging that goes into landfill.
Mostly cardboard, and some kind of paper-like material.
by John Rose
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Gym headphones
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: Gym headphones

Compatibility with the gym equipment (a plain-old-vanilla analog audio stereo jack) is not an issue. My concern would be the pairing process. Could wireless earbuds be paired to the transmitter mentioned? Normally, when you pair with a phone or tablet, you use that device’s screen to select the buds...
by John Rose
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: when is a blade dull?
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: when is a blade dull?

John, try using less pressure. When you think you have too little use even less. The razor should just lightly caress the skin. If it's being pushed inward more than a microscopic amount you're using too much pressure. With even the sharpest of blades you should see no significant blood, maybe a we...
by John Rose
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: October 14 - October 20, 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 222

Re: SOTD: October 14 - October 20, 2019

Tuesday SOTN razor - Canadian Pre-War Fat-handle Tech blade - Astra SS (30 - and done) soap - Proraso Red + 4 drops of glycerin brush - Stirling 2-Band Synthetic post - warm water rinse, "Pure & Natural" Alum stick, cold water rinse AS - Proraso Red music - streaming Radio Caprice Darkwave Wednesda...
by John Rose
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Fountain Pens
Replies: 21
Views: 1174

Re: Fountain Pens

... with MOnteverde USA Napa Burgundy for all my daily use ... Ooh, that's pretty nice. https://cdn-ak.f.st-hatena.com/images/fotolife/h/happyinkdays/20180304/20180304084304.jpg Reds and purples are a refreshing change from blues, black, or even greens. I'm enjoying the Diamine Red Dragon in the Me...
by John Rose
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Gym headphones
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: Gym headphones

I think what you are looking for is most briefly described as a "bluetooth audio transmitter". Beware though, some are meant to be plugged into a USB port of a PC, in order to transmit to a bluetooth receiver (such as wireless headphones, and to supply power to the transmitter. That would be for dig...
by John Rose
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: October 14 - October 20, 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 222

Re: SOTD: October 14 - October 20, 2019

@oversaturn - That's a mighty cool little van you have there.
by John Rose
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: when is a blade dull?
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: when is a blade dull?

But in DE you'll know a blade is dull when it bites and draws blood. That's the opposite of my experience. My blades tend to draw more blood in the first 3, 4, or 5 shaves. After 15-20 shaves it's very rare. But it does require more passes or more pressure to do the same job. (Yes, more pressure is...
by John Rose
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Does witch hazel expire?
Replies: 8
Views: 14706

Re: Does witch hazel expire?

From https://www.humphreysusa.com/#faq : Q. How can Humphreys With Hazel be all natural if it contains alcohol? A. Unlike other astringent products that contain high levels of either synthetic alcohol or isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol), our products contain only natural alcohol derived from grai...
by John Rose
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Probably not the healthiest, but good
Replies: 23
Views: 3010

Re: Probably not the healthiest, but good

I never thought i would eat things like biscuits and gravy, but when i go down to SC im at the wafflehouse or similar nearly every morning doing just that :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: Yup. Culinary opinions can change. I used to think that the very idea of gravy on fries was gross, are you out o...
by John Rose
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Acquisitions thread
Replies: 161
Views: 43189

Re: Acquisitions thread

Nothing too exotic or expensive today. The problem with glycerine is that it's so thick that it's hard to dispense a few drops at a time. If you pour it from the original bottle a lot of it dribbles down the side of the bottle. A stand-alone dropper no longer reaches the level of the glycerine, plus...
by John Rose
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: October 14 - October 20, 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 222

Re: SOTD: October 14 - October 20, 2019

Monday SOTN razor - QShave Futur clone @6/6 blade - Astra SS (29) soap - Williams Mug + 4 drops of glycerin brush - A vintage boar, with "Anime Hair" post - warm water rinse, "Pure & Natural" Alum stick, cold water rinse AS - Reuzel music - streaming Gem Radio New Wave SOTD silver-Williams-Reuzel_03...
by John Rose
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: October 14 - October 20, 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 222

Re: SOTD: October 14 - October 20, 2019

That's a nice bit of set dressing there, with the artfully applied water drops.
Or are you going to tell me it's Photoshopped?
oversaturn wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:59 am
14.x.2019

Prebarba Proraso
Semogue Barrel Prototype
Acca Kappa 1869
Gillette Aristocrat #22
Derby Premium
Pre de Provence nº 63 ASB
[snip]
by John Rose
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: What Bath soap/Body Wah do you use?
Replies: 14
Views: 4888

Re: What Bath soap/Body Wah do you use?

I've settled on Caprina Fresh Goat's Milk Soap with Shea Butter. https://cf.shopee.ph/file/70eae642b223a5e83b840c6a44efc573_tn The "Original Formula" is nice, but I think the Shea Butter version is the best. The wife likes it too. I've even tried it as a shaving soap a few times, and am of the opini...
by John Rose
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: October 7 - October 13, 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 269

Re: SOTD: October 7 - October 13, 2019

Sunday SOTN razor - RazoRock Hawk blade - Astra SS (27) soap - Barrister+Mann Seville , and 5 drops of glycerin brush - Sterling 2-Band Synthetic post - warm water rinse, "Pure & Natural" Alum stick, cold water rinse AS - Brut music -streaming Radio Caprice Darkwave http://radcap.ru/stylegraf/darkwa...