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by fallingwickets
Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:54 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: What did I do wrong?.......new brush
Replies: 15
Views: 2085

Ditto on the Ravi sentiment
by fallingwickets
Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:02 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: What did I do wrong?.......new brush
Replies: 15
Views: 2085

I was going to comment too, but as a newbie felt it out of place to say anything :lol: :lol:
by fallingwickets
Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:19 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: What did I do wrong?.......new brush
Replies: 15
Views: 2085

I followed all the advice that you gentlemen gave me and today was a LOT better. I gave it a good shake after drowning it in the basin and used more pressure on the soap and in my lather bowl than I did yesterday. I got a really good lather going and the the shave was quite decent. Again, many thank...
by fallingwickets
Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:51 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Finally the Truth Can Be Revealed
Replies: 24
Views: 4764

You can have my '54 superspeed when you pry my cold, dead fingers from around it... ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Touching dead people is bad enough, but cold hands too? Out of the question :lol: I don't do ebay so I'm heading over to the trading section. Maybe someone has an extra o...
by fallingwickets
Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:03 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: eBay is nastier than I thought...
Replies: 35
Views: 5195

Peter Thiel is an absolute genius. When he sold PP to Ebay it was a horrific moment in time, to me anyway. I have refused to use either pp or ebay since the sale. Ebay unfortunately is so entrenched in the minds of the populace that I feel sorry for anyone like yourself who is trying to find somewhe...
by fallingwickets
Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:25 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Finally the Truth Can Be Revealed
Replies: 24
Views: 4764

I don't suppose there is a modern version of this razor is there? After reading all your raves gentlemen, i am quite:
A: jealous
B: Wondering what I just ordered a slant for when I should have tried to buy one of these SS razor's :(

Clive
by fallingwickets
Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:14 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tabac Soap
Replies: 29
Views: 4902

Gordon

Thanks for the tip about the tallow based soaps. Learning something new every day.....and they say you can't teach an old dog new tricks... :shock: :lol:

Clive
by fallingwickets
Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:47 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: What did I do wrong?.......new brush
Replies: 15
Views: 2085

The good news is you can do it again tommorow! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ :lol: Ala Forrest Gump, I'm standing in front of the mirror: Grow whiskers, grow! Gentlemen, Thank you all very much for the advice you have taken the time to share. I will surely flick more and pump more tomorrow. O...
by fallingwickets
Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:31 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: What did I do wrong?.......new brush
Replies: 15
Views: 2085

What did I do wrong?.......new brush

Got my new Kent and gave it its first run. I used the Tabac soap. Lots of bubbles, no real lather. I started off by soaking the brush in water, holding it upside down to let off the excess water then I twirled it around the soap bowl until there was a slight lather going and then moved onto latherin...
by fallingwickets
Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:13 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Recent brush experiences...
Replies: 9
Views: 1611

New brush......kent T12. It lost a lot of bristles first time out......and I was usuing a soap, not a cream, but I guess it just takes time getting used to.

Clive
by fallingwickets
Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:46 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Recent brush experiences...
Replies: 9
Views: 1611

Christian I'm going to take your advice which I assume stands for all new brushes. I just used a brand new Kent and it wasn't too pleasant. I couldn't get a decent lather going, the thing malted like a Newf in summer, and I was surprised by the size of it, given that I'm used to a small Floris. Hope...
by fallingwickets
Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:33 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tabac Soap
Replies: 29
Views: 4902

Well, the first shave with the tabac went really well. I really like the scent and the shave was more comfortable than with the usual taylors. Next experiment is T&H cream :lol:

Clive
by fallingwickets
Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:02 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Do all creams feel like Proraso?
Replies: 19
Views: 2525

I should have had this conversation yesterday since what is another item on an already long order list? I'll have to remember for next time :)

Clive

off Topic: It would be great if places like Classic Shaving had a wish list ala Amazon
by fallingwickets
Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:46 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Do all creams feel like Proraso?
Replies: 19
Views: 2525

You guys aren't trying to turn me into one of those scad people are you??? :lol:

Where do you recommend buying the Salter soaps/creams from?

Clive
by fallingwickets
Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:50 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tabac Soap
Replies: 29
Views: 4902

Well, I got my shipment from Imagination Perfumery
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I'm hoping mine comes today. New brush, new soap.......can't wait to shave :D
by fallingwickets
Tue Dec 12, 2006 7:05 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Do all creams feel like Proraso?
Replies: 19
Views: 2525

Scott

Thanks for your sharing your thoughts. I'm definitely going to keep it to use shaving my head. A new tube of T&H is on the way, but if it feels like prosaro in that I can't feel/hear the blade I'll be a permanent soap man.

Clive

:)
by fallingwickets
Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:15 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Slant + Feather = Tractor Face
Replies: 13
Views: 2210

Michael's post inspired me to buy the same......Merkur "Hefty Classic - Slant Bar and a stack of feather blades.

I've been ER free since I started about 2 months ago using the Merkur blades. Hopefully the tradition continues. Joe's detailed descriptions should certainly help :)

Clive
by fallingwickets
Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:53 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tub or Tube?
Replies: 18
Views: 2108

It doesn't have that strong, zesty lime that I was expecting
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Is the T&H better, because that's what I'm planning to buy?

TIA

Clive
by fallingwickets
Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:46 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tub or Tube?
Replies: 18
Views: 2108

Mike

Glad I haven't hit the order button yet. Your point about the first time makes really good sense. Tube it is then :?

Clive
by fallingwickets
Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:28 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tub or Tube?
Replies: 18
Views: 2108

If the tub is more economical, then tub it shall be.

Many thanks for taking the time to answer my question.

Clive