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by joe mcclaine
Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Did anyone receive any "new" shaving items for Chr
Replies: 15
Views: 1995

Nothing from Santa ... but round this time of year I always treat myself so last week I got 120ml Histoires De Parfums 1740 Marquis De Sade and next week I'll be getting 100ml Le Labo Patchouli 24 and/or 200ml Chanel Cuir De Russie.
by joe mcclaine
Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: If you... conitinues yet again but last time
Replies: 12
Views: 2089

As you're in UK ...

Superdrug Forest Fresh
Boots Freshwood
Brut

Yes, seriously.
by joe mcclaine
Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: If you...
Replies: 21
Views: 2170

Soap:
Palmolive
Valobra
Speick
... all in stick form

Cream:
Palmolive
by joe mcclaine
Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:09 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Proraso Blue shaving cream - very, very nice scent
Replies: 47
Views: 8481

I've always enjoyed your UK/Euro soap and cream reviews on this forum (and others). You have championed their cause and bought them to the attention of a large number of shavers who might never have even heard of them otherwise.

Keep up the good work chap!
by joe mcclaine
Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Another noob
Replies: 19
Views: 1844

Welcome Don,

You're on the roller coaster now so just make sure you're strapped in and have secured all valuables.

Some of us hop on for the odd 'once round, and no more' and some just keep flashing by screaming "weeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! Faster!!!"

It's all good though.

Enjoy.
by joe mcclaine
Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:46 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Connaught shaving
Replies: 11
Views: 1916

There can't be a British DE shaver who hasn't gone to Paul for their stuff at least once.

The original, and still the best.
by joe mcclaine
Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: DE vs. Hydro
Replies: 73
Views: 10232

brothers wrote:I should use it. I might like it. 8)
It's a slippery slope.
by joe mcclaine
Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: My Next Phone
Replies: 60
Views: 3683

Let's just get one thing clear: The fact a smartphone is a "phone" is somewhere down the list, in fact making calls has become so secondary that cell providers are giving minutes away and charging mostly for data. What it is foremost for me: Mobile internet platform, mobile computing platform, text...
by joe mcclaine
Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: DE vs. Hydro
Replies: 73
Views: 10232

alcx77 wrote:Currently trying to see how long a fusion cart lasts - only problem it it takes too long! :lol:
Yep.

I change mine once a month and that covers daily face shaves and twice-a-week head shaves ... but I reckon it'd still keep going for longer than that.

Fair dues, I only ever do one pass ATG.
by joe mcclaine
Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:53 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: DE vs. Hydro
Replies: 73
Views: 10232

The thought of trying the Fusion ProGlide fills me with more dread than when I first approached the DE, but I suppose I'll have to try it, just because. Using the ProGlide is a completely different experience to using the original Fusion. Chalk and cheese. I could only use the 'old' Fusion on my he...
by joe mcclaine
Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Palmolive European Stick (secret?)
Replies: 43
Views: 5500

I have about 200 of these little gems stockpiled.

Well, at £0.49 a stick ... that's $0.80 ... it'd be rude not to.

I suppose to us Brits it's like Williams is to US shavers ... 'cept Palmolive actually works.

:)
by joe mcclaine
Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Experimenting with scents
Replies: 7
Views: 1667

Leather you say? That just happens to be my all-time favourite 'note'. My favourite Leathers at the moment are Chanel Cuir De Russie, Histoires De Parfums 1740 and Le Labo Patchouli 24 (it's not patchouli ... it's leather). All of these are outrageously expensive, I mean seriously ... but their pric...
by joe mcclaine
Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:18 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: DE vs. Hydro
Replies: 73
Views: 10232

ShadowsDad wrote:I far prefer shaving every day, being clean shaven every day, and enjoying it.
Your conditions, and the use of cartridge razors are not mutually exclusive for most blokes.

But, as you say, YMMV ... or "Horses For Courses" as they say round 'ere.
by joe mcclaine
Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: DE vs. Hydro
Replies: 73
Views: 10232

The Hydro and Fusion ProGlide are (in my experience) the very best shaving tools ever created ... with the ProGlide just pipping the Hydro because of the lube in the Hydro. Pretty much killed my interest in DEs on the spot. So much so that I finally sold my last remaining DE and blades last week. Th...
by joe mcclaine
Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Christmas Movies
Replies: 25
Views: 2694

Elf
Muppets Christmas Carol
Christmas Carol (original)
It's a Wonderful Life
Home Alone

Elf is the one we can watch over and over.
by joe mcclaine
Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Christmas Music
Replies: 20
Views: 2034

As I was a kid in England in the 70's I can't get through Yule without hearing this at least once a day!

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by joe mcclaine
Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:15 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: At Last An American Brand I Can Trust
Replies: 26
Views: 2764

Nice when you can buy stuff made in your own country.

I like Susnpel. They are made about 7 miles from my house. The new Sea Island cotton briefs at £85 ($140?) are a little luxury ... but I say you're in your pants a long time so you might as well be comfortable.
by joe mcclaine
Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: November with a "Mo"
Replies: 12
Views: 1841

I don't think Movember is too concerned about raising money, to be honest.

I think it's much more about raising awareness.
by joe mcclaine
Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:39 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: My Favorite Cologne
Replies: 10
Views: 2732

My younger brother used to wear that and Cacharel.

I wore Aramis 900 and Antaeus.

Our older brother wore Kouros.

Even in our early teens we knew what smelled nice.
by joe mcclaine
Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Straight shave in "Skyfall"
Replies: 20
Views: 5137

Personally I own several straight razors but only a couple of Aston Martins.* (*While the straight razors are full size, the Aston Martins are 1/32 scale and run on a slot car track - including a DB5 with an ejector seat). I think I might have posted this before, but a colleague of mine has a frien...