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by Bob
Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: So I took the LSAT today
Replies: 13
Views: 1681

Wait until you take the bar exam.

Just kidding. Go decompress.
by Bob
Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Caswell-Massey Sandalwood
Replies: 5
Views: 871

Ditto on the Tricorn vs. Sandalwood. I've used Tricorn for decades and still enjoy it. I've sampled the Sandalwood a couple of times, but was never moved to purchase it. Of course, the best thing to do is make a side-by-side comparison at a store that carries C-M products for, as we all know, scent ...
by Bob
Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: What makes a good starter razor?
Replies: 21
Views: 3398

I'm with Dominic. How about a nice Gillette Tech? Sure, it doesn't have the twist-to-open feature, but it gives a very mild shave. They're generally cheaper than some of the other antique razors, too. At least, they were the last time I priced them. If you use the Search function, you'll find severa...
by Bob
Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Adjustable/Non-adjustable equivelancy?
Replies: 13
Views: 1585

Richard, I can't really tell you what setting is closest to a Merkur. I can tell you that a setting of 3 or 4 on my adjustable feels pretty close to my 1950 SuperSpeeds. 5 definitely seems more aggressive than the SuperSpeeds, while 2 or 3 approximates my Tech.

Any other opinions out there?
by Bob
Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: First DE shave - writing this from the ER
Replies: 3
Views: 1143

Sound advice from both Wendell and Chris. You should stop at one or perhaps two passes until your technique is a bit better. Any more than that, and you'll just be asking for trouble. Don't be too concerned if you shave and your face isn't smooth to the touch, either. So long as you can leave the ba...
by Bob
Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Lime creams
Replies: 33
Views: 4652

Michael, my two lime favorites are Castle Forbes and Coates. As Gordon mentioned, the Coates is no longer made. So, it's Castle Forbes for me from now on. The CF cream has an intense lime smell (stronger than the Trumper limes cream) and, luckily for me, does not cause my skin any problems. As Chris...
by Bob
Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Next purchase at Knox Cigar - Lavendar something?
Replies: 29
Views: 3597

I thought that Knox Cigar was out of the shave business. Do they still carry the products in the bricks 'n mortar store?
by Bob
Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Penhaligon's Prices
Replies: 38
Views: 4774

Doug, I'll second Gordon's comment on the Arlington. The scents really are not similar. And, your intuition on Arlington's "legs" is correct: it does not last. I apply it quite liberally, and the scent is gone by lunchtime. English Fern, even in the A/S strength, lasted much longer on me.
by Bob
Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:36 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: "Diamond Edge" blades - Gillette in the package?
Replies: 5
Views: 1229

Captain Yo! Welcome back. You've been missed.

I've never tried the 7 O'clock blades, but they get good reviews from many members.

Again, welcome back.
by Bob
Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What will Hillary do now?
Replies: 36
Views: 5050

Gentlemen, while this is a "hot" topic, and the Gentlemen's Parlor is for non-shaving topics, I think we should table this discussion.

Very little good will come of this. No one's opinions will be changed. Hard feelings may develop. It really isn't worth it.
by Bob
Fri May 30, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Swedes, a Review
Replies: 67
Views: 23924

Interesting observations. I just received a new shipment of Gillette Swedes, since my old stash finally ran out. I've been using one of my "new" Swedes all week, and I can detect no difference between these blades and the Swedes I bought about two years ago. I still get the same excellent results.
by Bob
Thu May 22, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: A note on the Taylors creams
Replies: 26
Views: 3810

I love the scent of Taylor's lavender. My pot (which is the "new" stuff even though it's almost two years old) is almost finished. I'll buy another pot with confidence, because I've gotten good results with every pot of Taylor's I've purchased, even if the consistency is a little, uh, inconsistent. ...
by Bob
Sun May 18, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Face tight after shaving
Replies: 7
Views: 1158

I suppose it could be your aftershave, Dan. What about the rest of your rig? What kind of cream or soap, and other products are you using?
by Bob
Sat May 17, 2008 9:21 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Caswell-Massey Lavenders
Replies: 1
Views: 576

I think they pitch the lavender water for use on your linens, Craig. At least, that's my recollection. No reason you couldn't try it as a aftershave or something, though, I suppose.
by Bob
Sat May 17, 2008 9:07 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Summer/Office cologne recommendations?
Replies: 59
Views: 8282

Sam wrote:I have a new one, Tauer's L'Air du Desert Morocain. Smells resinous, and like a bedouin tent in summer.
OK, Sam, have you actually smelled a bedouin tent in the summer?
by Bob
Wed May 14, 2008 10:23 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Looking for a "Cool" cologne
Replies: 20
Views: 3610

Trumper's Skye?
by Bob
Mon May 12, 2008 7:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: In praise of our Search function
Replies: 24
Views: 2765

Bump. And, I agree with Jason: oldtimers, like myself, should remember to use the Search function as well. This brings up an interesting issue. Some folks hate it when guys resurrect an old thread. To me, it seems natural to add comments to an old thread, since that helps consolidate the topic in on...
by Bob
Mon May 12, 2008 7:41 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Castle Forbes Lime Shave Cream
Replies: 11
Views: 1677

My experience is somewhat similar to Richie's. My pot of CF cream was slightly yellowed when I received it, and I thought it was a bit dehydrated. I added some water and let it sit, and all has been fine. When I buy my next pot of CF cream (which probably won't be for awhile, since I have a pot of C...
by Bob
Sun May 11, 2008 9:07 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: US Citizen Test
Replies: 33
Views: 4002

Your Score is 30
Perfect score! Maybe you should run for President!
Well, I am eligible under the Constitution. If elected, I will banish canned creams and multi-blade cartridges.

A badger brush in every mug!
by Bob
Sun May 11, 2008 7:56 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Hello - I'm not back !
Replies: 2
Views: 689

Is the end of the project in sight, Will. You sound pretty tired.

Anyway, hope to see more of you on the forum. Take care.