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by harper
Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gillette Pivot Ball Razor - Stop The Insanity Already
Replies: 92
Views: 14829

Re: Gillette Pivot Ball Razor - Stop The Insanity Already

Ron, I didn't know they still made English Leather. I think that product in one form or another has been around as long as mankind. I remember getting it when I was really young .. say about 15 or so ... and I thought it was terrific. Now, like the old Old Spice, I wouldn't get near it although I mi...
by harper
Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gillette Pivot Ball Razor - Stop The Insanity Already
Replies: 92
Views: 14829

Re: Gillette Pivot Ball Razor - Stop The Insanity Already

Gary, or as in my case the one I began using at the gym 30 years ago. It turned out to be unscented aerosol Right Guard and I continue to use it because it is unscented.
by harper
Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gillette Pivot Ball Razor - Stop The Insanity Already
Replies: 92
Views: 14829

Re: Gillette Pivot Ball Razor - Stop The Insanity Already

Porter: I never did any work in the male toiletries field so your guess is as good as mine. I do remember that in the 70's lime and lemon were popular and Gillette made shave cream and shampoos that carried those scents. I remember that because Gillette in Canada was charged by some guy for false ad...
by harper
Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Gillette Pivot Ball Razor - Stop The Insanity Already
Replies: 92
Views: 14829

Re: Gillette Pivot Ball Razor - Stop The Insanity Already

95%, Squire, etc. Most likely Gillette is not interested in the quality shave cream, etc. market from a profit standpoint because it is probably very tiny in comparison to the market it already succeeds in. When I was doing work for Gillette the toiletries operations were doing very well and I assum...
by harper
Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Gillette Pivot Ball Razor - Stop The Insanity Already
Replies: 92
Views: 14829

Re: Gillette Pivot Ball Razor - Stop The Insanity Already

Gary, one other comment to your excellent comment: when I DE shave I use Derby blades. They are reportedly not as good or high-tech, high-end or as fashionable as other blades ... and I have tried several of the highly-touted brands ... but they are my choice because they work best for me. I have no...
by harper
Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Gillette Pivot Ball Razor - Stop The Insanity Already
Replies: 92
Views: 14829

Re: Gillette Pivot Ball Razor - Stop The Insanity Already

Gary: Nothing really to think about except economics. Indians by and large cannot afford to pay the prices of cartridges so Gillette saw an opportunity and filled a hole by bringing out the Guard. Many shavers in North America and much of Europe can and do pay the prices charged for cartridge razors...
by harper
Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Gillette Pivot Ball Razor - Stop The Insanity Already
Replies: 92
Views: 14829

Re: Gillette Pivot Ball Razor - Stop The Insanity Already

Porter: Value is what people are willing to pay for something. Is Chelsea Clinton worth $75,000 a speech? No, not on the surface but things can sometimes be worth far more than they appear. A client of mine once was holding a public event and wanted to put itself on the North American stage. I recom...
by harper
Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Gillette Pivot Ball Razor - Stop The Insanity Already
Replies: 92
Views: 14829

Re: Gillette Pivot Ball Razor - Stop The Insanity Already

Brutus, an elegant response and in the theoretical world nobody can cavil with it. I had heard the statement before (same with less is more, which was not coined by Mies) but did not know the author. I thank you for it and also avoiding debating because we could then go on to the immense engineering...
by harper
Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gillette Pivot Ball Razor - Stop The Insanity Already
Replies: 92
Views: 14829

Re: Gillette Pivot Ball Razor - Stop The Insanity Already

Brutus: why is simplicity the greatest form of sophistication? If you are referring to shaving, a rock is simpler than the simplest razor but rocks were apparently used in the stone age(s) and I don't think they are very sophisticated. Also, if it were true then King C. would never have brought his ...
by harper
Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Gillette cartridge razor
Replies: 31
Views: 4751

Re: New Gillette cartridge razor

Gordon, well, to start, I haven't chatted with you face to face and that is my loss I'm sure. I met Moss at the Frankfurt Auto Show when I was doing some work for Mercedes. Mercedes was introducing their new S-class (this was years ago) with a new transmission they said would change gears as fast as...
by harper
Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Gillette cartridge razor
Replies: 31
Views: 4751

Re: New Gillette cartridge razor

Stirling Moss once told me face to face that "having anything but an automatic in a city car is silly" and surely anyone who won the Mille Miglia in a stick-shift Mercedes should know the benefits of one type of transmission over another. I'm sure I drove well over a million miles with stick shift t...
by harper
Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: New Gillette cartridge razor
Replies: 31
Views: 4751

Re: New Gillette cartridge razor

Squire, I couldn't let the opportunity pass. I am weak that way.

cheers

Bob
by harper
Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Gillette cartridge razor
Replies: 31
Views: 4751

Re: New Gillette cartridge razor

Aahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Gordon, it's all in technique; just like learning how to get a great shave using a DE.
cheers

Bob
by harper
Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Gillette cartridge razor
Replies: 31
Views: 4751

Re: New Gillette cartridge razor

Brutus. Definitely. My father, who was in WW1 (yes 1) told me how for years a lot of men thought only "sissies" used safety razors and real men used straights ... also drank their whiskey (he preferred Old Fitzgerald, a sour mash) straight down the hatch without a chaser. He didn't drink much (a dri...
by harper
Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Gillette cartridge razor
Replies: 31
Views: 4751

Re: New Gillette cartridge razor

Oh, by the way, I read in somebody's post that there is somebody posting on another forum under the name AsHarper (something). It ain't me. I don't know what he or she says so I hope you don't get me confused with him. I am also not related to the Prime Minister of Canada or I.W. Harper whiskey.
by harper
Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Gillette cartridge razor
Replies: 31
Views: 4751

New Gillette cartridge razor

A few housekeeping comments before I get into the subject: First, I have not done any work for Gillette for a couple of decades so I have no particular axe to grind; Second, I am partial to cartridge razors, Gillette's products by and large; I do use a DE but it is not my preferred razor simply beca...
by harper
Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Unknown Razor cartridges
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

Re: Unknown Razor cartridges

Sorry, but I have no idea who manufactured this cartridge and it could be for an Atra razor but a lot of twin blade cartridges have been and still are being made for various razors by all sorts of companies. I was not involved with the intro of the Atra razor so my knowledge of the product is no bet...
by harper
Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Golden Age for Razors?
Replies: 19
Views: 2120

Re: Golden Age for Razors?

Just a note here but Blue Blades were different from Super Blue Blades which were amazingly sharp ... according to Gillette at the time ... sharper than any other carbon or stainless DE blade. The Super Blues came out in late 1958 or 59 and the difference in the quality of a shave was immediately ap...
by harper
Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: One of my better ideas
Replies: 35
Views: 17225

Re: One of my better ideas

Gordon, et al, just for the hell of it I showered and then shaved this morning. I could see or feel no difference except trying to keep a towel around my waist was pretty much a losing battle. I used the same Futur razor set at 2.5 with the same Derby blade I used yesterday (second shave with the bl...
by harper
Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: One of my better ideas
Replies: 35
Views: 17225

Re: One of my better ideas

Gordon, I am a creature of habit I guess and that is not necessarily a bad thing. I shave before I shower because that's the way I like to do it. I shave every morning unless I am sick and even when I was in hospital for an extended time as soon as I felt better I had my wife bring me an electric ra...