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by EL Alamein
Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:19 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Taylor's "Hair Wax For Gentlemen"
Replies: 4
Views: 1540

I tried this stuff a year or two back and did not care for it at all. It took forever to wash out and never really held my hair the way I like. I went pack to my Suave Groom & Clean.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Just my luck . .
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Just my luck . .

A few months ago I sold a lot of my travel stuff off on ebay. I had a nice Dovo straight razor case for travel etc. I was no longer traveling for business so I didn't see the need for it anymore and I had no intentions of switching jobs. So I go and switch jobs and guess what. It looks like I'm goin...
by EL Alamein
Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My cheap travel case
Replies: 19
Views: 4947

That's a cool idea Tony, and very inexpensive too. It will probably last a lifetime as well. I like stuff like that because it works and it's durable.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Thu Oct 05, 2006 6:48 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Is Taylors carried by any department stores?
Replies: 15
Views: 1957

Or Black Cat Cigars in Philadelphia. . . Whenever I'm at the Union League I always walk around the corner to Black Cat. The guy there is nice to talk to and he has a nice selection of cigars as well as being very helpful with the Taylors products. I was there not too long ago and got a whiff of the...
by EL Alamein
Thu Oct 05, 2006 6:39 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Naive question about straight-razor shaving
Replies: 49
Views: 4818

I use two passes on most of my face except my jaw line. I use three passes there. My passes are: with the grain, across the grain, then finally against the grain. This always produces a bbs result even when running my fingers against the grain afterward. Hope that helps.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Wed Oct 04, 2006 6:59 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Article: Scents of the Seventies return...
Replies: 3
Views: 1106

I did not read the article but I have a long shot theory as to why these things are making a slight comeback: I think there might be a lot of kids out there where no one in their family has worn the stuff for like two generations therefore the association with "old man cologne" is not present. So wh...
by EL Alamein
Wed Oct 04, 2006 6:45 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Spanish Leather
Replies: 12
Views: 2387

Hi Stephen, I find the Trumpers Spanish Leather to be very different to the T&H. To me the Trumpers has more of a leather smell. When I was a young boy my two older sisters (older by 14 and 15 years) were equestrians and they stored their saddle in our basement. If I close my eyes I can still se...
by EL Alamein
Wed Oct 04, 2006 6:35 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Trumper colognes
Replies: 26
Views: 5617

Re: Regarding GFT Sandlewood

How similar is GFT Sandlewood colonge to their Sandlewood shave cream. I find the cream to be a very pleasing scent. A real favorite, actually. So that if the cologne is, as I hope, very close in scent, I think I would enjoy wearing it a great deal. Assuming skin chemistry is with me.... Moses, I f...
by EL Alamein
Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Coate's
Replies: 21
Views: 2635

This stuff is very good. Once I thought Coates burnt the living daylights out of me but I was wrong, it was something entirely different. Once I realized what the problem was this stuff was absolutely fabulous on my skin. Too bad it is not widely available anymore. I fear it might not come back. Chris
by EL Alamein
Tue Oct 03, 2006 7:54 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: fear of Tabac
Replies: 13
Views: 2734

I love the cream even more than I love the soap. It does lather very well, and is very moisturizing. You can get as good a shave with this stuff as with any other cream yopu just have to use a tad more of it. As for the scent, well, Teutonic Fury reminds me a lot of English Leather cologne - one of ...
by EL Alamein
Sat Sep 30, 2006 8:46 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: GFT Wild Fern
Replies: 25
Views: 4359

Chris, Great story, thanks for sharing it. I don't know how far back all that happened, but there was a time when both Penhaligons and Victoria's Secret were owned by the same parent company, so, I suspect that that's how that VS 'Fern' scent came about. I have a similiar story. In high school ( 19...
by EL Alamein
Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:45 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: GFT Wild Fern
Replies: 25
Views: 4359

I love this stuff. This and the Penhaligon's English Fern are very nostalgic for me. When I was a teenager working at a bank the Willow Grove Mall someone from Victoria's secret came down to make a deposit. At that time they gave me a small sample of their version of this classic that was simply lab...
by EL Alamein
Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hey! I'm famous!
Replies: 7
Views: 1365

Mark,

Did you happen to notice that you're on there too? You're YouTube video is the topic for September 13th.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sat Sep 23, 2006 6:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Straight
Replies: 7
Views: 954

Definitely read Dr. Moss's book it is a great reference. But also go on over to SRP.com. You will have questions that the book cannot answer but the guys over there can answer them. A great place to get started out of the gate is Tony Miller's site: www.thewellshavedgentleman.com, he has everything ...
by EL Alamein
Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Hand Made in Wales
Replies: 16
Views: 3759

Gillette1904 wrote:I don't know exactly why, but I have serious trouble picturing a fragrance produced by monks as being something designed to really impress and ensnare the female of our species. :twisted:


Michael,

They are simply assisting people in the Biblical directive to go forth and multiply.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hard water - what to do to get a decent lather?
Replies: 17
Views: 1858

I have very hard water where I live now. I have solved the problem by using distilled water. Buy a gallon at your local supermarket for like a buck, use very little at first, like a tablespoon, then add as necessary. You will have to change your technique a bit such as you probably won't soak your b...
by EL Alamein
Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What After Shave Balm To Buy ???
Replies: 41
Views: 6802

Hi SuperJ, Well, IMHO the best balm that was ever made was the D.R. Harris Old formula aftershave milk. Too bad they changed it. Well, in the absense of that stuff I have turned to Castle Forbes balm which is ok and quickly absorbed into my skin. I can't use the Proraso stuff it burns me. The search...
by EL Alamein
Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:00 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Savon de Marseilles and other Olive oil soaps
Replies: 17
Views: 3254

Dr. Moss, I too have tried the SdM, from Frenchsoaps.com and have had no such stench. However, my experience is rather on par with Gordon's. It works very well to strip one's skin, at least on me. And alas after a while actually irritated my skin to the point where I have discontinued use. They look...
by EL Alamein
Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:49 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Olivia's shaving cream/soap
Replies: 22
Views: 8498

Gordon, Good review, I share the same sentiments regarding this soap. I have both the Olivia Crema and the Italian Crema. I prefer the Olivia because the Italian stuff burns me. I also agree with your assessment of the scent, it is a bit fruity. It reminds a little of marchiano cherries. Chris
by EL Alamein
Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What did you use when you where in HS?
Replies: 74
Views: 11528

Well, for me it was the early eighties and I was about 12 or 13. The beard started early and came in heavy and hard. Dad and Mom weren’t together anymore but he left behind an Atra and a Trac 2. I tried them both but that didn’t seem to get me close enough. I can still remember Mom telling me I was ...