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by joe mcclaine
Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:43 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Off the Beaten Path
Replies: 18
Views: 3143

Histoires De Perfums are worth looking at.

1740 - Leather & Immortelle
114 - Amber
1969 - Rhubarb & Lipstick
by joe mcclaine
Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: November with a "Mo"
Replies: 12
Views: 1842

Here's what I usually look like:

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by joe mcclaine
Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: November with a "Mo"
Replies: 12
Views: 1842

Brilliant cause. This year I have shaved off my fantastically outrageous handlebar so that I don't steal the thunder of the 20 or so blokes at work (and on a UK-based shaving forum) who are participating in Movember. Once they have shaved theirs off on 1st December my normal face-furniture will be r...
by joe mcclaine
Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:58 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Boots stick
Replies: 5
Views: 990

Re: Boots stick

Hi gents. I received a Boots stick among other things from a friend in the UK. I like the scent of the Boots, but won't use the stick until tomorrow. Surely I can't be the first to use it. How'd you like it? It's not bad. A nice woody scent which matches the Boots "Freshwood" aftershave ... smells ...
by joe mcclaine
Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Feather Nanka Gel
Replies: 3
Views: 1273

The aftershave gel (Kanwa?) is a much better product to spend your hard-earned on.
by joe mcclaine
Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cartridge razor
Replies: 31
Views: 7984

It's expensive and has four more blades than hobby shavers would like but the Gillette Fusion ProGlide is simply the very best cartridge razor available.

The Hydro by Wilkinson Sword (Schick?) is a close second but only if you use their shaving gel ... something to do with the moisturising strip.
by joe mcclaine
Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Rap
Replies: 40
Views: 6433

Have a listen to Professor Elemental and Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer.

Yes it's rap . . . but NOT as you know it.

VERY English, and very tongue-in-cheek. I'm sure some of you will love it.

We call it CHAP HOP http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chap_hop
by joe mcclaine
Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: likes, dislikes
Replies: 11
Views: 1764

I like the fact that it isn't as 'fussy' as other forums.

Just basic, simple.

Simple is good.
by joe mcclaine
Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:53 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Floris Lavender ... For Gordon
Replies: 1
Views: 1312

Floris Lavender ... For Gordon

I remember discussing Floris Lavender and that it was only available in the Highgrove range.

Well I got the Summer Sale catalogue today and saw Lavender in there so checked on-line and there it is.

http://www.florislondon.com/gbp/floris- ... ender.html
by joe mcclaine
Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Sticks ver Creams?
Replies: 20
Views: 2586

a-cut-above wrote:Has anyone had experience with the Wilkinson stick (the blue one)?
The blue one?

Yes.

It is every bit as good as Speick and Valobra sticks.

More of a waxy soapy smell than the 'fatty' smell of Valobra or the 'spicyness' of Speick.
by joe mcclaine
Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: DR Harris Windsor
Replies: 41
Views: 10348

Squire wrote:When my mentor in law took the bar exam in the 1930's his Father gave him one as a lucky coin and when I took the bar exam in the 70's he passed it on to me.
Is a mentor-in-law a mentor that you're related to by marriage, by any chance?
by joe mcclaine
Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Sticks ver Creams?
Replies: 20
Views: 2586

I have never applied the soap from a stick to my face.

Always ... stick to brush and then brush to face.

Oh, and Palmolive really is the best value shaving product in the entire history of shaving, by a country mile.

At less than $0.75 a stick it's a 'no-brainer' surely?
by joe mcclaine
Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:03 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: If You could settle on just one soap, Which one?
Replies: 49
Views: 5293

You should have asked me last week.

Today?

Tomorrow?

Who knows?
by joe mcclaine
Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:30 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Euro 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1347

Generally, Premier League footballers are vacuous idiots motivated by money and status symbols and I'm glad I stopped being a walking wallet for them 20 years ago. Playing for your country should be the ultimate reward for any player but as there's no cash incentive, the international stage means le...
by joe mcclaine
Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Euro 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1347

This isn't about a team being beaten by better squads - although that certainly is the case - to me it's about a system gone to the dogs. Club ball in England has become the focus, while national competitions have taken a back seat. I have followed England all over Europe and spent more money than ...
by joe mcclaine
Fri May 25, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Creed Irish Green Tweed
Replies: 32
Views: 13854

Try Davidoff Cool Water before thinking about buying Creed Green Irish Tweed. To 90% of the population they smell the same. There will be a number of people out there who will be able to tell you what they think are the minor differences between them and there are a handful who will try to convince ...
by joe mcclaine
Tue May 15, 2012 4:02 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: The King's Ginger
Replies: 10
Views: 1226

SWMBO and I are heading over to England next week for our annual "dust-up" with the family. I'm going to be on the look out for a bottle of The King's Ginger. Of course I'll be re-stocking with TOBS and Trumpers whilst in St Peter Port, Guernsey...no VAT :D It has become more popular since appearin...
by joe mcclaine
Sat May 05, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: The King's Ginger
Replies: 10
Views: 1226

I discovered this a few years ago and now I always get a bottle in winter from Berry Bros. & Rudd on St James' St.

Absolutely brilliant stuff and ideal for cold, snowy nights (indoors or out).
by joe mcclaine
Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Call To Arms
Replies: 28
Views: 4616

With the greatest respect, if DEs were/are better to shave with than cartridges then cartridges wouldn't have got a look in.

If something no work, people no buy. Simples!
by joe mcclaine
Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: $24,000 bottle of Floris
Replies: 8
Views: 1048

$24,000 bottle of Floris

Just had the Summer 2012 Floris catalogue delivered.

Six antique bottles, adorned with a real diamond and filled with 60ml of the recently re-released perfume 'Royal Arms' are for sale for the price of £15,000 !!!

Don't all rush at once.