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by EL Alamein
Sat Nov 11, 2006 6:25 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: castle forbes sandlewood shave cream
Replies: 13
Views: 1662

bernards66 wrote:Chris, I have every confidence in your ability to slick it past your wife somehow, as I'm quite sure you've had lots of practice ( chuckle ).
Regards,
Gordon
:wink:
by EL Alamein
Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:26 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Scents for different events
Replies: 5
Views: 1034

Well, like the others and you have said it's a personal thing. I'd like to relate some thoughts though that you may find helpful. Some people associate scents with events and an example of this is someone here had mentioned that Trumpers Eucris screams Tuxedo or Black Tie event. I can see that. But ...
by EL Alamein
Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:16 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: castle forbes sandlewood shave cream
Replies: 13
Views: 1662

It will be sporting to get this past the wife unnoticed.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:12 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Washing before shaving when using a cream
Replies: 44
Views: 6945

I agree with the sentiment expressed here that it's a highly individual thing whether or not someone washes their face prior to shaving. I have tried both methods over the years many times and I have always come back to washing my face prior to shaving. No matter what type of razor no matter the tec...
by EL Alamein
Fri Nov 10, 2006 7:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's in your dopp kit?
Replies: 13
Views: 2426

Um, lemme see here: T&H Turnback (Ebony), small toothpaste, a cake of shaving soap in a ziplock container or a tube of cream depending on my mood at the time, toothbrush, comb, tube of Groom & Clean, Royal Briar Cologne, a small aftershave lotion, an alum stick, contact lens case and small contact s...
by EL Alamein
Thu Nov 09, 2006 8:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Consumer Reports Electric Shaver Tests
Replies: 17
Views: 2123

When I was 12 (yes I was that young when I started shaving) my mother gave me a Ronco foil shaver for Christmas. I used it for about a month or two then bought a Braun thinking that the Ronco was just a cheapie. Nope. They both did a terrible job so it was on to try something else. I think it was at...
by EL Alamein
Thu Nov 09, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: How close are Taylors colognes to the creams?
Replies: 10
Views: 1545

Well, I stopped in Black Cat tonight before my rendevous and they were very nice to let me sniff all I wanted. I liked the Mr. Sydney very much as it smelled a lot like Mr. Taylor to me, which I like very much. I'll be back that way tomorrow night so I might just have to pick me some up. ;-)

Chris
by EL Alamein
Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:57 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Pre de Provence, Provence Sante, Cade Shaving Soaps
Replies: 22
Views: 4703

Thanks, Fellas. I've succumbed and decided to answer my own question. I have the Cade soap already as it's available not far from my work and the other two are on their way. I'll share my thoughts on them after I've had the chance to compare. The Cade soap though is very good in my opinion. I've bee...
by EL Alamein
Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:48 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: How close are Taylors colognes to the creams?
Replies: 10
Views: 1545

I hear you. I didn't get to go in either as I was late to meeting with friends. Though I was tempted as we wound up close by at the Top of the Bellvue.

Tomorrow's another chance though as I will be at the Union League with friends.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Tue Nov 07, 2006 7:06 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Shave Soaps
Replies: 68
Views: 12836

tryphon wrote:
EL Alamein wrote:Why not post a pic for the heck of it. I'd be interested to see it myself.

Thanks,
Chris
Here it is!
Image
Thank you, Sir. Very fine looking stuff, indeed!
by EL Alamein
Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:26 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Shave Soaps
Replies: 68
Views: 12836

Why not post a pic for the heck of it. I'd be interested to see it myself.

Thanks,
Chris
by EL Alamein
Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: L'Occitane Cleansing Milk...Dave's an idiot...
Replies: 9
Views: 1375

Dave, you picked it up in the KOP mall?
by EL Alamein
Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:08 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Pre de Provence, Provence Sante, Cade Shaving Soaps
Replies: 22
Views: 4703

Pre de Provence, Provence Sante, Cade Shaving Soaps

Are these shaving soaps all pretty much the same soap scented differently? Is any one better than the others?

Chris
by EL Alamein
Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:42 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: How close are Taylors colognes to the creams?
Replies: 10
Views: 1545

The question has me curious myself. I'll be down there tomorrow night so I may stop in and check it out.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:13 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: How close are Taylors colognes to the creams?
Replies: 10
Views: 1545

Dave, just head downtown to Black Cat Cigar and give it a whiff, they have it. It should be sufficient to make the determination. Hope that helps.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sun Oct 29, 2006 8:00 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Pinaud Clubman
Replies: 18
Views: 3272

This is good stuff. Funny, I just had it on yesterday. Well, years ago I read in somewhere (and I can't remember) that this stuff actually has a psychological effect on some women. The effect being that it subconciously reminds them of their father and thus puts her at ease with the wearer thus allo...
by EL Alamein
Sat Oct 28, 2006 8:51 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Read this and tell me what you think.
Replies: 104
Views: 14901

I read the initial Post by Nathan. What is interesting is that if you look at the damage wrought by electrics on the skin at the microscopic level you'd definitely stay away from them. When I was a teenager and started shaving with a straight razor a buddy of mine had this book with microscopic pict...
by EL Alamein
Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: A/S splash to go with Almond cream
Replies: 2
Views: 676

I cannot speak from experience but once someone suggested that the Conk Amber aftershave went well with almond creams. And despite it's low cost the Conk Amber was a great aftershave. Hopefully someone else can add to this or confirm. Good luck finding what you seek.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:05 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: why are the high end creams better than plain old edge gel
Replies: 38
Views: 5200

Better lather. You cannot thicken or thin edge gel to suite your skin's needs but you can do this with a high end cream or soap. Better lubricity. The lubricity of high end creams is superior because there's more of it. Edge etc is mostly air. More lubricity and more control means better treatment o...
by EL Alamein
Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Does anyone else's hair grow S-N on the neck??
Replies: 9
Views: 827

The stubble on my throat is the complete opposite of yours, mine grows N to S. I also agree that probably every guy is different so you'll get a lot of people with different techniques to accomodate different beards. Just do what is right for you, don't be afraid to experiment and adopt what works. ...