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by aih
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: January 8, 2018 - January 14, 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 3408

Re: SOTD: January 8, 2018 - January 14, 2018

Weber with Bulldog handle
Kai Stainless
MWF
Omega HI-BRUSH synthetic
Grand Bay
by aih
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: January 8, 2018 - January 14, 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 3408

Re: SOTD: January 8, 2018 - January 14, 2018

Gillette Mach 3 cartridge and handle
Bath Soap*

* no time to let a wet brush dry before packing
by aih
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: FYSA Dominica and Grand Bay
Replies: 5
Views: 4160

FYSA Dominica and Grand Bay

I emailed California-Antilles Trading to ask about the future of Dominica Bay Rum, with between-the-lines intent of expressing my desire to use it again one day when it returns. There was a response! The news is that (according to the message I received) the Grand Bay they have is all there is and w...
by aih
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: January 8, 2018 - January 14, 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 3408

Re: SOTD: January 8, 2018 - January 14, 2018

Gillette Mach 3 cartridge and handle
Kent Infinity Silvertex brush
Speick soap stick
by aih
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Self Review
Replies: 12
Views: 3197

Re: A Self Review

I ordered DE Kai blades, the two that are on West Coast Shaving right now. As I said in conversation on another thread, I haven't tried that brand yet. Also ordered DE Feather blades, which I have used and like. Maybe for the cost of Feathers I might do two weeks. But life is short, and I'm overthin...
by aih
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Self Review
Replies: 12
Views: 3197

Re: A Self Review

I've been using a blade for about a week and then loading a new blade, usually on a Sun-Sat or Mon-Sun interval. Traveling messes with that system, but in general my method was around 7 shaves on a blade and then new blade. That has worked for me with all the blade brands I've used so far. It's gett...
by aih
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Self Review
Replies: 12
Views: 3197

Re: A Self Review

Yeah, I think in terms of pressure as well. And I always say no pressure. When I write or say it I'm always emphasizing just touching the razor to your skin, and it ends up I'm talking in terms of touch. This self-reflection has got me thinking of blades. Part of me doesn't want to throw away a blad...
by aih
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Synthetic Brushes and Optimal Size
Replies: 10
Views: 4854

Re: Synthetic Brushes and Optimal Size

Thinking about what I was trying to write yesterday led me to pay attention this morning with the Kent Infinity. The difference for me is with the Badger brushes I can just touch the brush tips to my face and lather without having to mash the brush into my face. Just with that very little pressure t...
by aih
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: January 8, 2018 - January 14, 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 3408

Re: SOTD: January 8, 2018 - January 14, 2018

Gillette Mach 3 cartridge and handle
Kent Infinity Silvertex brush
Speick soap stick
by aih
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Self Review
Replies: 12
Views: 3197

A Self Review

Well, posting in SOTD makes one self -conscious. It does me anyway. So, I would tell a newbie that there are 3+ things to remember when starting to shave with a blade: Prep. Angle. And Touch. Plus Practice. To explain myself, Prep, of course, and at least in my mind, is really about softening whiske...
by aih
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Synthetic Brushes and Optimal Size
Replies: 10
Views: 4854

Re: Synthetic Brushes and Optimal Size

Up front, I have no idea. My opinion is sort of along the lines of don't know much about art, but I know what I like. I haven't paid attention to specs. I love shaving brushes and I buy what looks pretty. I bought the Simpson Chubby for that reason. Stupid me. It is a nice brush and I could use it e...
by aih
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: January 8, 2018 - January 14, 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 3408

Re: SOTD: January 8, 2018 - January 14, 2018

Gillette Mach 3 cartridge and handle* Kent Infinity Silvertex brush** Speick soap stick*** * This is my travel razor and I'm traveling ** Good brush for travel, and highly recommend it for that use; not crazy about it for use at home with MWF, however *** And of course, my travel soap, but this is s...
by aih
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: January 8, 2018 - January 14, 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 3408

Re: SOTD: January 8, 2018 - January 14, 2018

Fatip razor (Piccolo handle) with Super-Max Stainless blade* Badger brush (WCS Tortoiseshell Torch Shaving Brush, Pure Badger) Mitchell's Wool Fat soap Bay Rum Aftershave (Grand Bay) * 7th shave with this blade; any shortcomings the last couple days have been mine, shave this morning pretty much as ...
by aih
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: January 1, 2018 - January 7, 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 3660

Re: SOTD: January 1, 2018 - January 7, 2018

Fatip razor (Piccolo handle) with Super-Max Stainless blade* Badger brush (WCS Tortoiseshell Torch Shaving Brush, Pure Badger) Mitchell's Wool Fat soap Bay Rum Aftershave (Grand Bay) * 6th shave with this blade; no roughness on the neck like yesterday, probably me; not sure blade is cutting a clean ...
by aih
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: January 1, 2018 - January 7, 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 3660

Re: SOTD: January 1, 2018 - January 7, 2018

Similar to yesterday: Fatip razor (Piccolo handle) with Super-Max Stainless blade* Badger brush (WCS Tortoiseshell Torch Shaving Brush, Pure Badger)** Mitchell's Wool Fat soap Bay Rum Aftershave (Grand Bay) * 5th shave with this blade; a little rough on the bottom of my neck, maybe me, maybe the bla...
by aih
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: January 1, 2018 - January 7, 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 3660

Re: SOTD: January 1, 2018 - January 7, 2018

Pretty much a repeat of the other day:

Fatip razor (Piccolo handle) with Super-Max Stainless blade*
Badger brush (Simpson Chubby)
Mitchell's Wool Fat soap
Bay Rum Aftershave (Grand Bay)

* 4th shave with this blade
by aih
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Forum Feedback
Topic: list of watched/subscribed threads
Replies: 8
Views: 5519

Re: list of watched/subscribed threads

I found this thread searching, trying to figure out, "Is it me?"..... I'm not getting any subscription notifications, not to forums I've subscribed to, or threads I've subscribed to, or threads I've posted in. I've been through my User Control Panel settings backwards and forwards. It this just not ...
by aih
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: January 1, 2018 - January 7, 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 3660

Re: SOTD: January 1, 2018 - January 7, 2018

Almost a repeat of yesterday, except today used a Simpson Chubby brush (Chubby 1, Super Badger). I was going to use the WCS brush again, but then when thinking I would be posting about it here, I had to change it up a little. Today was actually the third shave on the Super-Max. Still ok. Same feel a...
by aih
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Tulip etc
Replies: 26
Views: 10241

Re: Tulip etc

perfect time to resurrect this thread, thank you gents: I had the good fortune to be able to buy a house in myrtle beach (of course the week i arrived has been the coldest in the towns history?, but it's me, so no wonder there :D :D ) and i brought some unused shaving gear so that i didnt have to s...
by aih
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: January 1, 2018 - January 7, 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 3660

Re: SOTD: January 1, 2018 - January 7, 2018

Typical (for me) two-pass shave, except today with several days of vacation growth. Fatip razor (Piccolo handle) with Super-Max Stainless blade* Badger brush (WCS Tortoiseshell Collection Shaving Brush, Seafoam, Silvertip)** Mitchell's Wool Fat soap Bay Rum Aftershave (Grand Bay) *Just started on th...