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by northadams
Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:19 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Simpson's
Replies: 6
Views: 1703

Hey Rich, Nice to see that hot weather break a bit for us northern types. Nothing, IMO matches a Tulip handle no matter the size. The T4 looks huge but I think it would compare to CH2 (or a bit less) in knot size and work load. Just a guess but the handle is what makes this brush for me. Rumors abou...
by northadams
Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:23 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Recent Acquisition
Replies: 25
Views: 4348

I am not an engineer or mathematician based in fact but I have a feeling that Trumpers is not all that put off by not selling Plisson brushes with their current British stock to choose from. I have a hunch from Peter's old posts that he is a Simpson type for sure although Steve has shown us some Pli...
by northadams
Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:12 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Finishing the shave with a DE?
Replies: 20
Views: 3645

DE or the highway. Sounds like a method shaving post. I enjoy my DE's and those wonderful Swedish blades (the Feathers seem to have faded after all the hooplah) but I think a small cartridge blade can help, at least under the top bit of the nose for those who want it. No big deal really. Where is th...
by northadams
Sun Jul 30, 2006 5:50 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Finishing the shave with a DE?
Replies: 20
Views: 3645

Late reply here but I will second the original Gillette Sensor for a final pass or touch up. The thin small size of the original Sensor cartridge is the best I have found for under the nose and the sideburns. Ian Matthews, who I hear is back with Trumpers, was (and may still be) a huge fan of the fi...
by northadams
Sat Jul 29, 2006 6:32 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Florena Cream
Replies: 79
Views: 10618

Chris, Sounds promising as I will be up in Montreal next week and will search it out. Let's just get that exchange rate back in proper order sometime soon! Travelling for work the last month with only a cell phone and no computer. I actually miss those days of the public phone, talking while not wal...
by northadams
Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:52 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Cella Crema da Barba
Replies: 65
Views: 11277

Yeah, Still using that Martin De Candre and I think these semi-soft soaps really do have their place in our community. Interesting about the size of this new item. The Europeans charge you indeed but their shaving soaps (and in this case cream) are quite substantial. The Italians seem to be on a run...
by northadams
Thu Jun 29, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: New creams versus old creams
Replies: 27
Views: 3915

Great work Doug indeed. Tweedie here all the way but will loosen up that Brooks Brothers button down when I use those Shaving Gallery creams.

Max
by northadams
Sun Jun 25, 2006 4:50 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Kent T12s
Replies: 20
Views: 3457

If any of you are thinking about a large brush with a softer feel, the look of Richard's new T reminds me of a Chubby 3 but with money left over for some Red Sox tickets.

Max
by northadams
Thu Jun 22, 2006 1:50 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: New Shaving Gallery Cream
Replies: 13
Views: 2207

Chris, I may be jumping the gun a bit but I was wondering if you have used and had any thoughts about Lauren's Tea Tree/Limes yet? We are beginning to get the heat up in the north and what gets better this time of year than a lime cream (or soap).

Max
by northadams
Wed Jun 21, 2006 5:52 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Trumpers Coconut and Almond
Replies: 21
Views: 2689

I know Gordon may want to sit me down for a session or two for saying this but with regard to brushes, DE's, or A/S my obsession at the moment is fresh cream. I know the whole three year shelf life mantra but I don't buy it. There is no greater feeling than walking into those established East Coast ...
by northadams
Tue Jun 13, 2006 3:10 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: New Shaving Gallery Cream
Replies: 13
Views: 2207

The Fisher King has done his homework again. Lauren said sometime before summer and here we are with 8 days of spring left. David Carter could learn a thing or two from this Trumper veteran. Looks to be another traditional cream without all that color. The other two creams in the line are wonderful ...
by northadams
Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: What do you like in a Handle? What floats your boat?
Replies: 18
Views: 2454

Well with the World Cup upon us I don't think your average sized football player would appreciate the handle of the Chubby 3. I think Simpsons really built this handle for the local Rugby teams of Gloucestershire, maybe NFL linemen or NBA players. It's like shaving with a newborn with badger hair on...
by northadams
Sun Jun 04, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Another way to apply lather.....
Replies: 6
Views: 2163

Peter, Thanks for the photos (again & again). I think you might get an itch for camera's as much as Super brushes and wallet's. Not quite a Moss Scuttle but maybe Sara will come up with something!

Max
by northadams
Fri Jun 02, 2006 4:26 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Zirh and Nancy Boy--are they superior to English traditional
Replies: 45
Views: 8034

I know some prefer the triple milled English soaps but Charles at QED has a wonderful Vanilla shaving stick as well as some other edible scents. Great for travel with a substantial lather from a shaving stick.

Max
by northadams
Sun May 28, 2006 7:29 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Zirh and Nancy Boy--are they superior to English traditional
Replies: 45
Views: 8034

Marty, My Northern friend again. A good point. It just seems that if one is 'tired' of some of those 'trad' scents around some of those essential oil creams coming out are a diversion. Just something new and fun. Genes, Sun & Tar will give some an early demise nothing more.

Max
by northadams
Sun May 28, 2006 6:22 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: First Brush for a first-timer
Replies: 16
Views: 3560

Mike, I will stay away from the brush family, some of us love those badgers as much as a nice Brooks Brothers cotton shirt we still wake up to in the morning (ask Gordon). I would stick to the creams for now at this point. If you later get into the straight razor type of shaving, a soap from Harris ...
by northadams
Sun May 28, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Shaving Gallery Aftershave?
Replies: 15
Views: 2555

Hey Gordon, No not yet. I am sure Chris will have the details!, but for now Lauren said some time back when the snow was falling to look towards spring. She did convey they were waiting until some more products were introduced. We will see. The thing that got me excited was hope of an EO based cream...
by northadams
Sun May 28, 2006 1:26 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Shaving Gallery Aftershave?
Replies: 15
Views: 2555

pp, I have not tried the gel but if I remember correctly it resembled a more natural skin food type a/s like Trumpers. The shaving creams come in some unusual scents and are costly for the volume but they are every bit as good as the Traditional English brands in a more 'natural' setting. A nice add...
by northadams
Wed May 24, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: DR Harris ingredients
Replies: 6
Views: 1244

My Northern friend, The Trumper and Harris (non color) creams have had for the most part identical ingredients on their boxes for some time. Just noticed something different. Beamish man myself.

Max
by northadams
Wed May 24, 2006 2:52 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: DR Harris ingredients
Replies: 6
Views: 1244

Put me in the rubber room today. Probably should have known that.

Max