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by Gareth
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: van der hagan shave set
Replies: 14
Views: 2831

Re: van der hagan shave set

I really like the Simpson Special - I use mine when travelling as it fits perfectly into one of the Simpson travel tubes. A great brush for someone just starting out and not too pricey either.

I would echo Brian's comments - don't be shy with the amount of soap you load on the brush.

Gareth
by Gareth
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Don't leave home without it....
Replies: 7
Views: 1220

Re: Don't leave home without it....

No Gareth, I suspect it's that they flew under the radar -- literally. If the person managing the console didn't know what they were looking at, they likely will simply ignore it. Oddly enough, my Bose SoundDock Mini and my usb speaker bar often got hauled out to be looked at by clearance staff whe...
by Gareth
Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Is SMF losing its vigour?
Replies: 139
Views: 28840

Re: Is SMF losing its vigour?

We may have said nearly all that we know, but few bother to go back and read ancient posts ( pace , Gary), so sometimes it must be said again. We have become a company of friends, who may not need or want to discuss the minutiae of shaving to the exclusion of all else, but we still like to keep con...
by Gareth
Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Watches, watches, watches (caution: modem burner)
Replies: 133
Views: 19981

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

A question for the watch fans. Is losing approx. 20 seconds per day a normal occurrence with an automatic? Clive, in my opinion, no, this isn't normal. 20 seconds a week ? maybe.... I had a Datejust like this not long ago and in the end I sent it for servicing. I've since replaced it with a Submari...
by Gareth
Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: How Do I Handle the End of A Shaving Stick
Replies: 16
Views: 2330

Re: How Do I Handle the End of A Shaving Stick

For what most of them cost, I do the same as others have done and throw them when they start to get that messy.

Gareth
by Gareth
Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Current state of hard soaps
Replies: 20
Views: 3987

Re: Current state of hard soaps

Dan, this is the main reason why I stopped using soaps almost entirely several years back - you just couldn't rely on the replacement puck being up to scratch. As I start to get back into this again, I will watch this thread with interest. I'm planning to stop by Trumper's and Harris' next month whe...
by Gareth
Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: What bath soap are you using right now?
Replies: 540
Views: 107691

Re: What bath soap are you using right now?

We are toying with another trip this fall, and yes, Costco will be on the itinerary for some more IL. Can't beat that stuff. Especially at Costco box prices. Wendell, I too like Imperial Lather but my biggest annoyance is the soap scum it leaves in the bath/shower - it always seems much worse than ...
by Gareth
Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette "Reintros" DE Blades
Replies: 36
Views: 4351

Re: Gillette "Reintros" DE Blades

It would be nice to see some of these on the shelves in the UK! Our 'off the rack' selection is very poor here.

Gareth
by Gareth
Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Don't leave home without it....
Replies: 7
Views: 1220

Re: Don't leave home without it....

Now that I am no longer traveling for work, my stash of Bic sensitives hasn't gone down at all. My issue has always been flying with DE blades when I was traveling with one bag that I would take onto the plane myself. TSA and CATSA are not in favour. Not at all .... I have some personal experience....
by Gareth
Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Don't leave home without it....
Replies: 7
Views: 1220

Don't leave home without it....

Recently my traveling has steadily increased and so I'm away from home more often. I rarely forget to pack something but in the past 7 days I have twice forgotten to pack my DE razor. The result has invariably been blue air upon realisation and then a quick dash to a pharmacy/supermarket to pick som...
by Gareth
Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Do you wash new blades?
Replies: 7
Views: 1478

Re: Do you wash new blades?

Hi Arief, welcome to SMF.

I never wash the blade myself, though I do somewhat instinctively place the head of the razor in warm water anyway to warm it through. Any oil on the surface won't be harmful to you.

Gareth
by Gareth
Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Downton Abbey's final season USA begins on Jan. 4
Replies: 20
Views: 3324

Re: Downton Abbey's final season USA begins on Jan. 4

Seen it - all I will say is it is left very open-ended so I'm not assuming this is really it.

This has to be one of the very rare occasions when the UK is actually ahead of The USA/Canada on something...

Gareth
by Gareth
Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Buying a 'pre-honed' straight razor
Replies: 6
Views: 4072

Re: Buying a 'pre-honed' straight razor

Thanks Christian.

Any other advice on materials I'd need to get started? I'm assuming leather/canvas strop?

Gareth
by Gareth
Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Buying a 'pre-honed' straight razor
Replies: 6
Views: 4072

Buying a 'pre-honed' straight razor

Can anyone advise or recommend good places to buy 'pre-honed' straight razors, new or old (I'm UK based if it matters).

Just been doing some reading of Chris' fantastic guide and fancy a new challenge.

Gareth
by Gareth
Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: DR Harris Cream and Soap Lot - SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 819

FS: DR Harris Cream and Soap Lot - SOLD

For sale is a lot of 3 Harris shaving creams and 2 Harris soap sticks. They are to varying degrees partially used: Rose Cream: Approx 60% remaining Almond Cream: Approx 60% remaining Lavender Cream: Approx 60% remaining Almond Soap Stick: See photo Lavender Soap Stick: See photo $60 Shipped. Great w...
by Gareth
Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: SOLD Trumper Cream Lot
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Re: Trumper Cream Lot

Reduced to $50 Shipped
by Gareth
Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:56 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: SOLD Trumper Cream Lot
Replies: 4
Views: 986

SOLD Trumper Cream Lot

For sale is a lot of 4 Trumper shaving creams. They are to varying degrees partially used: Violet: Approx 90% remaining Rose: Approx 40% remaining Limes: Approx 60% remaining Coconut: Approx 70% remaining $60 Shipped. Great way to try all these scents at a reduced price. Please PM me to buy. Gareth ...
by Gareth
Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: SOLD Coate's Shaving Cream Tubes - All Scents
Replies: 11
Views: 1792

Re: Coate's Shaving Cream Tubes - All Scents

All Sold. Thanks everyone.
by Gareth
Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: SOLD Coate's Shaving Cream Tubes - All Scents
Replies: 11
Views: 1792

Re: Coate's Shaving Cream Tubes - All Scents

Last reduction to $2 plus cost of shipping.