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by Gareth
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: The “Razor and Blades” Business Model
Replies: 5
Views: 2017

Re: The “Razor and Blades” Business Model

Chris, that’s why I ended up buying a b&w laser printer instead of yet another inkjet. I buy a new toner cartridge every 18 months or so for about £5 off Amazon which prints around 3000 A4 pages. The printer (a Brother) itself is at least 5 years old now and was cheap enough, but is still going stro...
by Gareth
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: General by Colonial - one year already and not looking back
Replies: 30
Views: 8802

Re: General by Colonial - one year already and not looking b

Fair enough Gary, looks like a good solution for you.

Gareth
by Gareth
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: General by Colonial - one year already and not looking back
Replies: 30
Views: 8802

Re: General by Colonial - one year already and not looking b

Interesting looking razor Gary and very minimalist- if Apple made razors, this would be it... My initial reaction is that it’s design for design’s sake - I can’t see what ‘problem’ it solves over a regular DE razor. You mention the longevity of the blades. Are they expensive in comparison to DE blad...
by Gareth
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: The “Razor and Blades” Business Model
Replies: 5
Views: 2017

The “Razor and Blades” Business Model

Interesting article about the history of Gillette’s DE razor and how the business model he created still stands to this day:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39132802

Gareth
by Gareth
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: The Pet Showcase
Replies: 32
Views: 5653

Re: The Pet Showcase

Gary, I agree that some pet-owners become rather overly attached to their furry friend. Our own dog is so completely domesticated, I do wonder from time to time how on Earth he would survive without us (or another human being) providing for his every need. I don’t think I’ll be rushing to Trumper’s ...
by Gareth
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Soccer/Futbol
Replies: 26
Views: 7775

Re: Soccer/Futbol

Gary, it’s a unique peculiarity of the English Premier League where a draw can sometimes be celebrated as if it were win. The British do, after all, love nothing more than an under-dog.

Gareth
by Gareth
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Soccer/Futbol
Replies: 26
Views: 7775

Re: Soccer/Futbol

The celebration was probably because they didn’t end up losing to Manchester United. Simple as that, I’d imagine.

It’s a game I’ve never truly understood the mass appeal of, partly for the reasons you mentioned, Gary. I prefer Rugby (Union) these days.

Gareth
by Gareth
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: pots and pans
Replies: 26
Views: 9728

Re: pots and pans

Brian, Circulon is definitely a brand rather than just a technology. Our local Costco has had a set in there for years that I’ve been meaning to pick up as a second, lighter-weight pan set.

Gareth
by Gareth
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: pots and pans
Replies: 26
Views: 9728

Re: pots and pans

We’ve used cast-iron almost exclusively for nearly 10 years, Le Creuset to be specific. They hold heat very well, are built like tanks and are well worth the investment.

I can also say with experience and confidence that I very rarely have an issue with food sticking to them.

Gareth
by Gareth
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: The Pet Showcase
Replies: 32
Views: 5653

Re: The Pet Showcase

Nice to see Trumper accommodating the needs of Man's Best Friend...

Gareth
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by Gareth
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Products/Gear Combinations
Replies: 10
Views: 4167

Re: Products/Gear Combinations

I agree Basil - I’ve never viewed shaving soaps or creams to be something that is somehow limited or in short supply...except the old vintage Coate’s of course. For many years now I have lathered soaps on the bowl itself. Once the brush is well loaded I then build the lather either in my hand or on ...
by Gareth
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 15
Views: 3612

Re: Introduction

Welcome Ira.

You’ll find a wealth of opinion, expertise and experience here so please feel free to get involved and search through our archives.

Gareth
by Gareth
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: For Marmite lovers only
Replies: 41
Views: 12000

Re: For Marmite lovers only

Brian, it’s not easy to come by but is very, very potent stuff.

Gareth
by Gareth
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: For Marmite lovers only
Replies: 41
Views: 12000

Re: For Marmite lovers only

Chris, I had forgotten all about Marmite flavoured Twiglets. They seem to have fallen out of favour as a snack here, and I only seem to come across them now at Christmas-time. As you said, they’re a perfect accompaniment to a G&T. Other ‘acquired tastes’ worth sampling are Vegemite and Gentleman’s R...
by Gareth
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: For Marmite lovers only
Replies: 41
Views: 12000

Re: For Marmite lovers only

fallingwickets wrote:
but it's now one of my favourites.
off topic, but nice to see you out and about gareth! :D

clive
Thanks Clive- good to be back amongst friends again.

Gareth
by Gareth
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tabac inspired
Replies: 19
Views: 6019

Re: Tabac inspired

Brutus, yes I find it to be quite readily available in their Carrerfour hyper-markets.

Actually there is usually quite a nice selection of traditional shaving products - various shaving creams, soaps, DE blades etc.

Gareth
by Gareth
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: For Marmite lovers only
Replies: 41
Views: 12000

Re: For Marmite lovers only

Toast with salted butter and Marmite, cut in to 'soldiers' with soft boiled eggs.

I didn't think Marmite and egg would go, but it's now one of my favourites.

Gareth
by Gareth
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tabac inspired
Replies: 19
Views: 6019

Re: Tabac inspired

I recently finished a small 30ml bottle of Tabac aftershave which I thoroughly enjoyed wearing. Quite "old fashioned" as described above, but very classic and suitable for most occasions I found. Here in the UK it's not terribly easy to find - I actually bought my bottle from a hyper-market in Abu D...
by Gareth
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Simpson Tulip 2 - $55 - REDUCED
Replies: 1
Views: 1877

FS: Simpson Tulip 2 - $55 - REDUCED

I would like to offer for sale a very well loved and used Tulip 2 in Super Badger. The brush is around 7 years old and was purchased from Pasteur's of New York. The brush handle is in a good condition but the knot has lost quite a lot of density, with shorter hairs in the centre. The brush actually ...
by Gareth
Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Watches, watches, watches (caution: modem burner)
Replies: 135
Views: 33657

Re: Watches, watches, watches (caution: modem burner)

Has anyone been tempted by Apple Watch? I am an avid and devoted Apple user but this is one product I haven't yet gone for. I just appreciate a quality, traditional timepiece too much. I also don't wear any other jewellery except for my watch and/or cuff links so appreciate it on this level also. Th...