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by smoothshaver
Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD July 28th to Aug 3rd
Replies: 264
Views: 28797

Happy Birthday, Rich.

Today's shave:
AOS unscented soap
Rooney 2/1 super
Gillette Aristocrat, undated, notched bar
Feather blade
Thayer's witch hazel, no alcohol
AOS unscented A/S balm
by smoothshaver
Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: POTD: What pen/pencil are you using today?
Replies: 151
Views: 25579

Today was time for some letter writing, so I got out my trusty Parker "21" and a Frontier with a Fine nib, two generous writers, both filled with Visconti blue. The Frontier fairly gushed ink onto the page; I think I should give the ink a try in the XF nib Frontier. I've also been trying a Pelikan G...
by smoothshaver
Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Top Ten Things John McCain and I are Older Than
Replies: 21
Views: 2981

Alaska??? McCain was born before it became a state, but I doubt any of us are older than Alaska! And does anyone know when the "carving" began on Mt. Rushmore? I'm curious; I know it was during the Depression, but don't recall the date. (I learned that in school.) BTW, I'm older than Fusions, Atras,...
by smoothshaver
Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB Charles Trywhitt aftershave balm PLEASE!!!!! someboby
Replies: 6
Views: 693

This is really a long shot; I believe Tyrwhitt discontinued this balm (and the shave cream) a good two years ago.
by smoothshaver
Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Found a store in Houston
Replies: 9
Views: 1074

mattbramanti wrote:Yeah, it's only about a block from Dromgoole's.
Thanks, mattbramanti.
by smoothshaver
Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: kids names
Replies: 50
Views: 4854

RJ wrote:I think the rules should include checking the initials for embarassing new words. For instance, Francias Anthony Gillespie might find himself the butt of a few jokes.
I've read that Sir Arthur Sullivan - of Gilbert and Sullivan - eschewed his middle name (Seymour) for that very reason.
by smoothshaver
Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Good cream for a newbie?
Replies: 18
Views: 2298

If you're willing to opt for a tube you might also try (in addition to the previous suggestions) the Art of Shaving creams. Excellent product, and probably available locally.
by smoothshaver
Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Found a store in Houston
Replies: 9
Views: 1074

Is that near Dromgoole's?
If so I could (conceivably) tend to two AD's in one trip when/if I get to Houston again.
by smoothshaver
Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: POTD: What pen/pencil are you using today?
Replies: 151
Views: 25579

While it IS a c/c filler, I don't ever use carts. I'm using the converter - bottled only here! :wink: But is it a piston converter? :mrgreen: When I saw the Franklin-Christoph I thought, "I bet that's one of those unostentatious pens that simply fits his hand perfectly and writes wonderfully." I gu...
by smoothshaver
Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: lets all pull for THE POSSUM
Replies: 40
Views: 4156

Hi Possum. Glad to hear your recovery is progressing. And that you're back shaving and posting.
by smoothshaver
Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: POTD: What pen/pencil are you using today?
Replies: 151
Views: 25579

Do you know if any of the "long-short" pens comes with a wider nib? I like the concept, but Japanese fine nibs are too narrow for my taste. Sorry for the delay in answering, Ed. There are wider nibs out there, but given Japanese writing and the complexity of the characters, they were produced in mu...
by smoothshaver
Thu Jul 17, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: need some advice
Replies: 17
Views: 1871

I think the thing here is managing expectations. Changing from the Predator Multi-Slice XL to the Invader Lightspeed Vibro Ultra or whatever other cartridge horror you choose is a piece of cake, precisely because none of them require that you know how to shave ... just that you know how to drag the...
by smoothshaver
Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Retirement
Replies: 36
Views: 3901

Congratulations, Oscar, and best wishes.
Thank you for your service.
by smoothshaver
Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DE shaving and blood thinners . . .
Replies: 37
Views: 5365

Great news, Bryce! Welcome back.
by smoothshaver
Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: POTD: What pen/pencil are you using today?
Replies: 151
Views: 25579

Wow! A blast from the past! Back when I used wooden pencils regularly the Black Warrior was my favorite. I'm amazed/surprised to see them mentioned. I didn't know they were still made. Another beautiful pen, Southpaw. :) Do you know if any of the "long-short" pens comes with a wider nib? I like the ...
by smoothshaver
Sun Jun 22, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DE shaving and blood thinners . . .
Replies: 37
Views: 5365

Best of luck with your bypass. Best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery.
by smoothshaver
Sun Jun 22, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: POTD: What pen/pencil are you using today?
Replies: 151
Views: 25579

Today's pens are a blue carbonesque VP filled with Waterman Florida blue and a Parker Frontier (XF nib) filled with PR American blue. The XF is a bit finer than I'd like, so I'm trying to find an ink that gives a bit more flow. I also figure PR drying time is less of an issue with a finer nib than ...
by smoothshaver
Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: POTD: What pen/pencil are you using today?
Replies: 151
Views: 25579

Ed, Visconti blue is an excellent, reliable, vibrant blue. The v-bottle (fancy glass bottle) is elegant and classy, yet very practical as the ink well allows you to use up much of the ink. It is a bit tip-prone, but leaving the bottle in the nice box it comes in solves this quite easily. I highly r...
by smoothshaver
Sat May 24, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: OLD NEWBIE CHECKS IN !!!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1970

Welcome Charlie!
I'm another guy who wandered away from using DEs and then found his way back years later. I, too, was surprised by long-forgotten muscle memory.

You'll find lots of good advice here.
by smoothshaver
Fri May 16, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: POTD: What pen/pencil are you using today?
Replies: 151
Views: 25579

Wow, there are some nice pens and great photos here. I could almost stop visiting pen sites! :lol: I'm using a Pilot VP LE with Visconti blue. Michael, I saw you use Visconti blue in your Conklin. How do you like it? My pen was filled with it just to give it a try; I'm thinking I may "need" another ...