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by Bargepole
Fri Oct 20, 2006 5:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bum shave
Replies: 19
Views: 3236

Actually, I never shave my bum. And after the care I took to make sure nobody cracked that one. Hang on. Delete "cracked". It's an open invitation. And delete "open". Anyway. Nice package from QED today. Rig: QED Mocha Java shave stick; Rooney #2 Finest; new GOLD Progress; new Swede. Result: perfec...
by Bargepole
Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bum shave
Replies: 19
Views: 3236

...the moment irritation starts, you are dealing with a face and beard that is quite different from what you've grown used to.... Yes indeed. But this wasn't a question of irritation; everything felt fine until it was all over, and then... bummer. Sometimes you get landings like that, too. Everythi...
by Bargepole
Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:03 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Does it matter where you buy colognes?
Replies: 24
Views: 3732

Michael, $10 it was. My "day" was somewhat before yours, I think. Wine prices have been shooting up astonomically for many years. Ken Mine was about $140, in France, in 1987. They must have been loading the price. Or alternatively you're a sprightly 107 year old with superior negotiating skills... 8)
by Bargepole
Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:49 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Which Company First Put "Cream" In A Can?
Replies: 16
Views: 5542

AROUND 100 A.D. - In ROME, shaving the male face starts to become old hat, thanks to EMPEROR HADRIAN (76-138 A.D.), who is now reviving the desire for beards. Actually, Hadrian grows a beard to hide the lousy complexion he has on his face. Slightly more interesting reason than that. Hadrian was an ...
by Bargepole
Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bum shave
Replies: 19
Views: 3236

Bum shave

(Or, for monoglot British readers, "bad shave". Why? What did you think I meant? Not.... NO. That's HORRIBLE.) Okay, chaps. Do you ever find it Just. Doesn't. Work.? Today, for example. After almost 40 years of shaving, 99% with brush and cream, 75% with DE, I still occasionally get an irretrievably...
by Bargepole
Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:48 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Does it matter where you buy colognes?
Replies: 24
Views: 3732

I had a couple of bottles of La Tache back in the day as well. When I was a "poor" law student many years ago, I bought a bottle for $10. Ken $10? :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: A rich friend bought mine. We shared it. Another friend was going to buy me a bottle for finishing my la...
by Bargepole
Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:40 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Off-topic topic
Replies: 19
Views: 2519

Hold on. This has gone off-topic. It's full of shaving-brush stuff but it has been MOVED TO SHAVING BRUSHES. If this undisciplined, reprehensible on-topic posting continues, I'm off. Anyway, you're all wrong. It was Robert Louis Stevenson and the correct answer was "15lbs/sq.in. with automatic tunin...
by Bargepole
Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:45 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Off-topic topic
Replies: 19
Views: 2519

Off-topic topic

I have a tendency to yank threads off topic, so I thought I would begin one which was off-topic from the outset. This is that topic. (Except, of course, it isn't. If it were, it would be not be talking about off-topic threads.) Tell you what, though, chaps. I get my new Plisson #16 HMW tomorrow. ---...
by Bargepole
Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:43 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Review of the Gillette Fusion Razor
Replies: 12
Views: 2371

I believe those folks are called "chavs" in your part of the world. Not quite. Chavs have too much money and too much energy, artificial tans and a terrifying sillage of Burberry "Brit" or Cool Water from the duty-free shop in order to find a breeding partner. The lot I'm talking about don't need t...
by Bargepole
Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Does it matter where you buy colognes?
Replies: 24
Views: 3732

Barge, ...Every source I have seen indicates that "millesime" can be used to apply to any vintage of wine See, e.g., Serena Sutcliffe, The Oxford Companion to Wine, 2d edition (1999) and Frank Schoonmaker, Encyclopedia of Wine, 1st edition (1964). C.f. Petit Robert 1 (1985), which merely refers to ...
by Bargepole
Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:22 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: New to wet shaving; suggestions?
Replies: 33
Views: 2807

Rob_TN wrote:How does the USPS drop a Zip code?
Skill. Skill, and decades of practice. 8)
by Bargepole
Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:20 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Review of the Gillette Fusion Razor
Replies: 12
Views: 2371

Well I sprung for one last week (the buzzing one; either the vibrations do nothing, or they momentarily lift the blade from your face, so either way I'm damned if I can see what good they do) and used it once. Three things: (1) The thing is as ugly as it gets. Remember when the PC companies tried to...
by Bargepole
Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:35 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: eBay is strange
Replies: 18
Views: 2068

It really is about perceived value. I paid $99 for a mint-in-box 1960s Aristocrat yesterday: not a great classic, not a 'collectible', but a good razor - I have one and use it often -- as a present for a friend. I think it's worth it; less than what I'd pay here for a new Vision, which he'd probably...
by Bargepole
Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:27 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Beating SBAD one day at a time...
Replies: 6
Views: 997

Verb. sap.:

If you stand in Piccadilly Circus long enough, you will meet everyone you know, passing through.

If you stand in Oxford long enough, you will be appointed Master.

If you stand in Cambridge long enough, someone will explain how you should really be standing.
by Bargepole
Sun Oct 15, 2006 5:21 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Slant Bar: The Road to Damascus
Replies: 19
Views: 4001

Mike R wrote:
Bargepole wrote:Guys, guys -- what if you hate the book?
Well . . . we know that if we flame you you'll probably see it. :)

Mike
Not looking. Not looking. Can't see a thing. Not listening either la-la-la-tum-ti-tim hummmmmmmm... 8)
by Bargepole
Sun Oct 15, 2006 4:46 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Post your Shave Cream/Soap inventory!
Replies: 77
Views: 11063

Slightly off-topic.

...My wife handed it to me open at the George F. Trumper page, and asked me to circle anything I might want. I was tempted simply to circle the entire two page spread. Instead I circled one of each flavour, in a cream or a soap. A friend of mine and I, years ago, were going through the Innovations ...
by Bargepole
Sun Oct 15, 2006 4:38 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Beating SBAD one day at a time...
Replies: 6
Views: 997

Beating SBAD one day at a time...

...but for HOW LONG? See, my new Plisson horn High Mountain #16 is in town, brought over by an American friend. Her flight got in at 12.15 yesterday. It's now 00:30 and I am still at home. I probably won't get to see it -- NO! NO! I mean see HER! How can I put seeing a shaving brush above seeing an ...
by Bargepole
Sat Oct 14, 2006 2:51 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Where do you get DE blades?
Replies: 15
Views: 2375

It's an American with the "r" pronounced like people from Chicago think that strangulated upper-class people from England pronounce their 'r's. I first encountered it in a marvellous, savage, funny book: "Tony", Patrick Dennis (1966). It's not actually true. The English upper-classes don't pronounce...
by Bargepole
Sat Oct 14, 2006 2:43 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: What are your must own Colognes?
Replies: 28
Views: 7442

I forgot...

... Caron Nuit de Noël
Eau Lente
L T Piver Cuir de Russie

Oh dear.

---\Michael
by Bargepole
Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:08 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Barber shop smell-which product best gives this
Replies: 19
Views: 5421

Even later to the thread. England? Trumper's Skye or Eucris; Bay Rum. Probably Skye most of all, for fresh clean just-groomed.