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by bjrn
Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:48 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Badger hair source.
Replies: 25
Views: 4440

I find 2 and 4 sounding highly unlikely. I've also heard:
5. Farm them, and kill them.
by bjrn
Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wet shavers group on last.fm
Replies: 5
Views: 1339

Just a quick update. We have enough members to have the site generate weekly charts of our combined listening habits! And I guess the music played in the member radio (which you can listen to in your browser by the way) will be generated from our weekly charts.
by bjrn
Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:24 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: itunes
Replies: 7
Views: 854

I have no idea what you like, I could plug some artists, but I wouldn't know if you liked any of them. You could try filling out your three favourite artists at Gnoosic and check out the artists it recommends.
by bjrn
Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:09 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wet shavers group on last.fm
Replies: 5
Views: 1339

Wet shavers group on last.fm

Hi everyone! I don't know how many here use Last.fm, but perhaps there are a few. I started a group on last.fm for us traditional wet shavers. I was curious if we'll have any common tastes or if our tastes will be all over the place (I'm suspecting it'll be the latter). Anyway, for anyone interested...
by bjrn
Sat Dec 08, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: 2007 Shavemac Custom Group buy
Replies: 105
Views: 15606

Does everyone this the extra 8mm to 10mm of loft height would mean this brush will be too "floppy?" What sort of difference does the extra height make in terms of functionality? I've never once heard any Shavemac brush being touted as "floppy" -- do some think this particular one will be too floppy...
by bjrn
Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: As good as silver-tip?
Replies: 15
Views: 2275

The Muhle is definitely not in my top of synthetic brushes. I think it works up lather pretty well, but those tips are horrid. I found the Taylor of Old Bond Street synthetic brush an excellent brush though, and the Men-U isn't bad either. Still, this Jack Black broush would need to be vastly superi...
by bjrn
Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:16 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: As good as silver-tip?
Replies: 15
Views: 2275

Re: As good as silver-tip?

Julius_Rodman wrote:no.
"No" in which respect? Have you tried the brush?
by bjrn
Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:05 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: As good as silver-tip?
Replies: 15
Views: 2275

Definitely the most expensive synthetic I've ever seen. If anyone owns one of these and could take more pictures I'd love to see them (to see if it looks a lot like one of the other synthetics out there). Brushes don't need to absorb copious amounts of water to be effective, the Men-U Premier works ...
by bjrn
Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:28 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Frilly girly razor
Replies: 21
Views: 2618

There's also eShave and Whish. Neither sell DE razors, but both have brushes and cream marketed as products for women. Might be worth checking out.
by bjrn
Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:00 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: The Scent Of Which Legends Are Made
Replies: 26
Views: 5524

Wow. I would have thought a lot more of the celebrities would get bespoke scents.
by bjrn
Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:55 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Looking for a Boar's Hair Recommendation
Replies: 39
Views: 6598

"Natural bristle" usually just means boar hair. In fact, I don't think I've ever seen a vendor use the term to mean anything other than boar.
by bjrn
Sat Sep 08, 2007 5:48 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Any experience with EverReady vintage brushes?
Replies: 11
Views: 2379

Re: Any experience with EverReady vintage brushes?

The seller says it's an EverReady. From the pic, it might be a decent thing, but my experience with EverReady is that they only made cheesy boar brushes. Mostly boar brushes, but a quick ebay search showed that they've made at least one model with badger hair , and they made a model with nylon hair...
by bjrn
Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:35 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Lowend brush report
Replies: 15
Views: 2092

Does anyone know anything about this range of synthetics? Their copy certainly reads well... I haven't used it, but have heard that this is one of the better synthetic brushes out there. Bit out of the low-end though. Synthetics seem to be split into two groups. One with brushes around the $10 mark...
by bjrn
Sun Aug 12, 2007 7:21 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Samples for Sale
Replies: 12
Views: 1780

Ah, thanks for clarifying, bleedingface.
by bjrn
Sun Aug 12, 2007 4:10 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Lip Balms...
Replies: 15
Views: 3314

Anyone tried the Swedish "Försvarets Hudsalva" (a dark green plastic tube with white cap and white text)? I've heard that it's pretty popular in the US, at the moment. Just curious to hear if anyone has used it, and what they think of it. :) I've used this quite a bit and like it. Not for anyone al...
by bjrn
Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:31 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Samples for Sale
Replies: 12
Views: 1780

... what?
by bjrn
Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: All manner of questions about shaving brushes.
Replies: 10
Views: 1730

Oh, yes, the shape. If you are planning on making your own brush, I'd opt for a fan-type shape as it would undoubtedly be easier to get right. I'm sure the main difference in fan vs bulb is in personal preference. And, again going back to the synthetic brushes I have, the Omega Syntex (I omitted tha...
by bjrn
Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:07 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: All manner of questions about shaving brushes.
Replies: 10
Views: 1730

Re: All manner of questions about shaving brushes.

While I'm not one of them, I've read a few threads about people making their own brushes, although it seems to be limited to handles and getting a brush head from Blankity-Blanks or similar. As for materials used in synthetic brushes, most seem to go with something nylon-like at least. As for the on...
by bjrn
Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:43 am
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Shaving at the Movies PICS
Replies: 147
Views: 84068

And yet another J&W pic, a ceramic scuttle with a (barely visible) brush resting in it.

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by bjrn
Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Shaving at the Movies PICS
Replies: 147
Views: 84068

Another pic from Jeeves & Wooster. Soap (or cream perhaps), a brush, and a scuttle-like thing, but with an open top (Jeeves dunks the brush in the water through the top of the thing).
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