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by northadams
Wed May 24, 2006 2:49 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Is this a "Manchurian?"
Replies: 118
Views: 16137

Hugo, I just threw that out there for some of those who may be interested in a description. My go to is the Tulip 4 because of the great handle no matter the hair. Nathan (I think) is a CH2 & HMW 16 type. Just some observations.

Max
by northadams
Wed May 24, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: DR Harris ingredients
Replies: 6
Views: 1247

DR Harris ingredients

I had a delivery today and noticed that there is the added final ingredient 'Benzaldehyde' in a tube of the Harris Almond? Trumpers coconut does not list it. Maybe an EU thing.

Max
by northadams
Wed May 24, 2006 1:15 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Is this a "Manchurian?"
Replies: 118
Views: 16137

The CH2 from the TGS photo on page two of this thread arrived. As Nathan discovered with Emily a good photo and discussion with the vendors we all know can get one (hopefully) as close to the ideal brush one desires whatever type of hair your after. A nice development for those of us who live in the...
by northadams
Tue May 23, 2006 4:27 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: In Praise of Fidelity
Replies: 102
Views: 19026

I pm'd Gordon awhile back about rediscovering the non or lightly colored English creams. The Cube, Martin de Candre and other 'exotic' creatures have gone off to some of the relatives. Maybe that gold Aristocrat every once in a while but sticking with the late 60's black long handle seems to garner ...
by northadams
Fri May 12, 2006 4:00 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Is this a "Manchurian?"
Replies: 118
Views: 16137

K, Not much to add here but that is exactly what my T4 Super looks like. For a time reference I received mine from TGS I think in mid January. Nice score indeed.

Max
by northadams
Fri May 12, 2006 3:55 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: SOTD Monday, May 8.- Sunday, May 14.!!
Replies: 78
Views: 10953

Friday:

Gillette Aristocrat w/ my final Feather blade
Simpson Tulip 4
Trumpers Coconut (it's in the news)
DaVinci Hydrosol
QED Pepperment a/s

Max
by northadams
Fri May 12, 2006 3:49 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Trumpers Coconut Oil Shaving Cream
Replies: 14
Views: 2662

A while ago a few of us were concerned with the discoloration of some of the more expensive shaving brush hairs due to the darker creams. I originally fell in love with the DR Harris lavender but was eventually turned off by that heavily colored cream. After experimenting a bit I am getting back 'in...
by northadams
Thu May 11, 2006 3:32 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Any recommendations for sun screen?
Replies: 16
Views: 3521

My mistake. Dana Point it is. One of the internet retailers I ordered from was based on Long Island.

Max
by northadams
Wed May 10, 2006 3:41 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Any recommendations for sun screen?
Replies: 16
Views: 3521

Chris has a winner again (although that Martin De Candre shaving soap was a bit pricey!!) This stuff is not. If any of you enjoy the CAR A/S then you will understand price wise vs size wise. Large it is not but the wife and I have applied it to both us and the little one's with no dent yet after thr...
by northadams
Tue May 09, 2006 7:11 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Simpsons Manchurian
Replies: 4
Views: 1386

Khari, Some of us get excited about this sort of thing but your everyday life and complexion won't be hurt if you forget this 'so-called' Manchurian grade. Like those top end Plisson brushes from France there is a unique type of hair at the upper end of the price level that is interesting to some la...
by northadams
Tue May 09, 2006 3:37 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: SOTD Monday, May 8.- Sunday, May 14.!!
Replies: 78
Views: 10953

Tuesday:

Plisson HMW 16
Gillette black LH & Gillette 'Swede'
Trumpers Limes cream (a long awaited reunion again)
Harris A/S Milk

Max
by northadams
Mon May 08, 2006 11:29 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: I was going to purchase a new brush but.....
Replies: 3
Views: 1073

English, your BK4 sounds like a winner made to last. Wait until Simpsons relaunches that website promoting Manchurians in all different shapes and sizes & of course very modest prices as well.

Max
by northadams
Fri May 05, 2006 3:57 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Any recommendations for sun screen?
Replies: 16
Views: 3521

An important topic and some interesting products. The sunforgettable seems like a useful item for those on the go during the work week as well. Chris, just to follow up on Nathan's question judging the size of the tube how long do they last with daily application this time of year?

Max
by northadams
Thu May 04, 2006 2:43 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Long Handle Advice
Replies: 19
Views: 3314

Peter, We tried to get the English Shaving Company up in Sheffield to make one of these as an adjustable. They could not do it with that Merkur head. Seems like a nice family retailer though who were interested in the request.

Max
by northadams
Thu May 04, 2006 2:39 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Long Handle Advice
Replies: 19
Views: 3314

Red Bob, At 6'5 with large hands the long black handle John mentioned works great for me and they still come pretty cheap compared to some others out there. Richard too knows the firm closing (final turn) that the late 60's black handle offers.

Max
by northadams
Thu May 04, 2006 3:51 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: SOTD Monday, May 1-Sunday, May 7
Replies: 107
Views: 16249

Thursday:

Simpson Tulip 4
Gillette Aristocrat & Scandinavian blade
Trumpers Coconut
Harris Milk of course

Max
by northadams
Wed May 03, 2006 2:27 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: 1958 Gillette TV Special
Replies: 9
Views: 1987

Two red tips with a third 54-56 on the way. I love them now as much as that long handled 69 black Gillette and that silly new gold Aristocrat purchase I made which is just sitting in the box. Pretty to look at though I guess.

Max
by northadams
Wed May 03, 2006 2:10 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Coates creams - where to buy?
Replies: 17
Views: 2671

I heading towards a Rooney from TGS at some point but am holding off until the (fresh) new Coates arrives. Robert hinted in an email a couple of weeks ago it may be soon. You may want to wait a bit for a new Creighton formulation if indeed Simpsons still uses them.

Max
by northadams
Tue May 02, 2006 3:58 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: SOTD Monday, May 1-Sunday, May 7
Replies: 107
Views: 16249

Tues:

CH2 Super
Gillette 56 red tip & the Swede
Harris Lavender soap
Harris a/s milk

Max
by northadams
Mon May 01, 2006 8:22 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: '54 Superspeed
Replies: 30
Views: 4976

I have been down visiting the family in Bermuda this week mixing the 40's and the two new 54 & 56 Superspeeds. The 40's, IMO, are a great starter razor but they do remind me of my lanky niece & reedy nephew. Get some steak into those kids for sure. The 56 red tip version is the best I have used (a $...