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by joe mcclaine
Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: MWF bath soap
Replies: 27
Views: 6982

Re: MWF bath soap

We're back to using our good old standby, Cussons Imperial Leather (3 bath bars for £1 when we're in England) Imperial Leather has been in the bathroom of every house I've ever lived in, be that living with my parents, grandparents or my own home. It's only £0.17 a bar if you know where to look! I'...
by joe mcclaine
Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:25 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Miniature War Gaming
Replies: 30
Views: 2613

Re: Miniature War Gaming

Well, I'm now about £500 deeper into this hobby and enjoying every minute. An added bonus is that my youngest (13) is also playing. We go along to a kids beginners' session every Sunday and I go and play with some adult beginners on Wednesdays as well as the pair of us battling most days. I've gone ...
by joe mcclaine
Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is Coate's still on the horizon?
Replies: 57
Views: 5093

Re: Is Coate's still on the horizon?

Finance might have been a contributing factor, but the re-launched Coate's cream was probably the worst shaving product I have ever used and bad reviews on ALL the shaving forums (irritation / burning) will not have helped matters. If the product had been outstanding then it would have sold and that...
by joe mcclaine
Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:15 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Best unscented aftershave lotion
Replies: 19
Views: 7272

Re: Best unscented aftershave lotion

I would say, Clinique Post Shave Healer or AoS unscented aftershave gel ( assuming that it's still made ). Also, you might consider D R Harris's Pink aftershave. True, it does have a scent, but not much of one and it fades almost immediately. It's what I always use, except on trips when I pack the ...
by joe mcclaine
Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:53 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: New Penhaligon's Scent coming
Replies: 35
Views: 3421

Re: New Penhaligon's Scent coming

If only we had a SMF member in the UK who could surreptitiously mail us colognes and after shaves. We could even pay him a gratuity for his services. Wink wink nod nod......... I always offered my services in the past (as many will attest), until someone accused me of not being quite on the level, ...
by joe mcclaine
Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:36 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: New Penhaligon's Scent coming
Replies: 35
Views: 3421

Re: New Penhaligon's Scent coming

Sounds like an instantly forgettable flowery-vanilla mess.
by joe mcclaine
Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:20 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Summer scsents - anyone got comments?
Replies: 22
Views: 2341

Re: Summer scsents - anyone got comments?

Big fan of Immortelle - Sables and HdP 1740 being top of my list.

When I want 'summer' Immortelle I reach for Nuit Etoille.
by joe mcclaine
Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: FYI... If you're near IKEA
Replies: 19
Views: 2930

Re: FYI... If you're near IKEA

I work less than 2 miles from an IKEA.

Would be rude not to pop in ... if it weren't my idea of Hell on Earth.

I've been in once (not by choice), and vowed to never EVER step foot in one as long as I've still got my strength and sanity.
by joe mcclaine
Sun May 26, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Cheese, Gromit, cheese!
Replies: 5
Views: 490

Re: Cheese, Gromit, cheese!

Nice one. Coming from the East Midlands (that's the combined area of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire) I have a particular fondness for a nice bit of Stilton. Most likely due to my paternal Grandad ... who would turn up at the pub by the river Trent on a Sunday lunchtime with a huge ch...
by joe mcclaine
Sat May 25, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Winston Churchill
Replies: 62
Views: 12667

Meh.

To each their own.
by joe mcclaine
Fri May 17, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Charles Roberts Method Shaving
Replies: 17
Views: 3574

Oh, there's a couple of old threads on the UK forum.

Not for the easily offended.

:lol:
by joe mcclaine
Fri May 17, 2013 4:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Charles Roberts Method Shaving
Replies: 17
Views: 3574

Now there's a fella who could complicate a game of snap.
by joe mcclaine
Fri May 17, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Thank You Sir Alex
Replies: 15
Views: 1463

DM is the right choice for now --- with the right mentoring from SAF, we could be in for a treat. I can only imagine the joy at OT should we win silverware the first year under the new manager ..... it would certainly validate SAF's and The Board's choice. I predict that will happen. Nothing whatso...
by joe mcclaine
Sun May 12, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet Cologne . . .
Replies: 25
Views: 6909

Can't really think of anything similar, let alone anything similar and better-priced (Blenheim is wildly overpriced, as, nowadays, is most of the English stuff). Unless you ring the outlets at Bicester or York and pick up the 500ml splash bottle for £80. That reminds me, must pick up another two bo...
by joe mcclaine
Sun May 12, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Thank You Sir Alex
Replies: 15
Views: 1463

As a Nottingham Forest fan who watched them as a boy under Brian Clough, SAF always seemed a bit 'meh' in comparison. Fergie should have gone years ago when it was clear the drink was addling his brain and making the Jockanese temper spill out at every opportunity. Fair dues, there are some who will...
by joe mcclaine
Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:35 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What's going on with Trumper's shave soaps?
Replies: 33
Views: 3217

The last D R Harris Almond refill I had was rather different to the others.

Had a very chemical-ish scent - nothing like the natural 'earthy' scent I was used to.

I haven't bought any since and won't be buying any in future.
by joe mcclaine
Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:10 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What's going on with Trumper's shave soaps?
Replies: 33
Views: 3217

Looks like the famous English brands are dropping the ball left, right and centre.
by joe mcclaine
Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Pinaud Clubman
Replies: 40
Views: 4366

The US shavers are so lucky to these things so readily available.

I'd love to be able to throw some bottles of Aqua Velva, Clubman and Lilac Vegetal in with my day-to-day shopping.
by joe mcclaine
Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Miniature War Gaming
Replies: 30
Views: 2613

Went to Warhammer World today with my youngest (13). Walked out with Dark Vengeance, the Warhammer 40k starter box. Cost £61.50 which I'm guessing isn't too far off $100. Just spent the best part of 2 hours putting all the models together and will be playing a few games tomorrow. This will be my thi...
by joe mcclaine
Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:43 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Sandalwood recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 3060

Taylor's is good.

Tam Dao is outstanding.

Geo F Trumper's is one of Morrissey's favourite colognes and that man really knows a thing or two about style.