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by DavidB
Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Taylor Lavender Soaps - Cased Gillette Knack razor
Replies: 7
Views: 1007

PM sent about the Taylor soap in a bowl.

Dave
by DavidB
Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Cushion - Soaps vs. Creams
Replies: 21
Views: 2953

for me there are two cushion extremes. the new proraso gives me the least cushion of anything i have used. mwf has so much cushion i can sit on it! almost :lol: I got a tub of the new Proraso a few weeks ago and have shaved with it maybe half a dozen times. Almost no cushion, at least how I've been...
by DavidB
Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Cushion - Soaps vs. Creams
Replies: 21
Views: 2953

Cushion - Soaps vs. Creams

Having been mostly a creams guy (Taylor, Trumper, T&H) for the last few years, I've been trying a few soaps (Cade, Dr. Dittmar, Taylor lavender, Trumper violet). From a cushion perspective, do these soaps offer a little less cushion than high-end creams? So far that's my impression. Maybe it's my te...
by DavidB
Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: De Vergulde Hand shave soap
Replies: 8
Views: 1327

Thanks, sounds like a good choice. I want to try Dittmar's and two pucks cost $22 (single puck offering is out of stock), so to get free shipping I figured I'd find something for $10 or less. DVH fits the bill.

Dave
by DavidB
Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: De Vergulde Hand shave soap
Replies: 8
Views: 1327

Thanks John. There are two versions at Royal shave. Did you get the basic one or theExtra Fresh?

I hear Dittmar has either no scent or a basic soapy scent, which is fine, though I likes scents.

Dave
by DavidB
Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: De Vergulde Hand shave soap
Replies: 8
Views: 1327

I've got my eye on Dr. Dittmar soap from Royal Shave. Now I'm intrigued by the other soaps I see there, including this one. What's the scent? Is it tallow based?

Dave
by DavidB
Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB: Dittmar Shaving Soap
Replies: 0
Views: 537

WTB: Dittmar Shaving Soap

I'd like to try Dittmar shaving soap, but don't want to buy the two pack (the single puck option on the RoyalShave site is out of stock). Does anyone have a single puck they'd like to part with? It could be used.

Dave
by DavidB
Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Frank synthetic vs. Body Shop synthetic
Replies: 2
Views: 1326

Thanks, Mike. Looks like the Frank brush is the way to go. Yes, I can trim off the hot glue, or most of it (it's glooped up into the bristles some). And with the knot out of the handle, I could shoot some hot glue into the hollow handle to give it a bit more heft.

Dave
by DavidB
Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Frank synthetic vs. Body Shop synthetic
Replies: 2
Views: 1326

Frank synthetic vs. Body Shop synthetic

I just got a Frank 21mm synthetic brush. During the first test lathering, the knot fell out. Turns out it was glued in with hot glue. The knot by itself lathered well and felt great. If I can't get it replaced, I may use the knot in a small brush restore. Unfortunately, the hot glue was sloppily app...
by DavidB
Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: SOLD: Ever-Ready brush with Whipped Dog knot
Replies: 2
Views: 885

The brush has been sold.

Dave
by DavidB
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Lathering Trumper soaps
Replies: 34
Views: 5713

Lathering Trumper soaps

I just got a puck of Trumper Violet. Love the scent... more subtle than the cream, which is just right. I've had no problem lathering with it, but the lather doesn't seem to perform quite as wonderfully as Trumper cream. Seems not quite as rich. Is this a matter of spending more time with it, or is ...
by DavidB
Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: SOLD: Ever-Ready brush with Whipped Dog knot
Replies: 2
Views: 885

Price reduced to $25, shipping included.

Dave
by DavidB
Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Musgo Real Lime Basil Shaving Cream - new product
Replies: 4
Views: 2072

Sounds intriguing. Do these new creams contain lanolin? I recall the original MR cream did.

Dave
by DavidB
Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1265
Views: 157965

Just finished The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best Kept Secret , by Kent Hartman. Great book about the first-call LA session musicians who played on countless hits in the '60s and '70s. Just started In the Garden of Beasts , by Erik Larson, which is about American ambassador t...
by DavidB
Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: SOLD: Ever-Ready brush with Whipped Dog knot
Replies: 2
Views: 885

SOLD: Ever-Ready brush with Whipped Dog knot

I'm selling a restored Ever-Ready brush with a 20mm Whipped Dog silvertip knot set at 50mm. The overall height of the brush is 4-9/16 inches. The hollow handle is filled with epoxy, so it has some good heft. You'll note that the cream colored section has some slight discoloration (see pics). This is...
by DavidB
Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Cream Suggestion
Replies: 15
Views: 2033

Taylor Almond is a top performer and considerably more affordable than, say, Trumper Almond.

What other scents appeal to you? Not shave cream scents, but scents in general? Do any colognes appeal to you?

Dave
by DavidB
Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Your all time Number 1 shaving tip!
Replies: 74
Views: 14719

Prep. Take your time and soften your beard, it makes all the difference in the world. This is mine as well. Many guys I know slap the lather on and immediately start shaving. Then they complain about razor burn and how their skin is so sensitive. I tell them if they do nothing else differently, get...
by DavidB
Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Omega vs. Proraso soap
Replies: 5
Views: 1054

Omega vs. Proraso soap

As I recall, Omega and Proraso shaving soaps are supposed to be identical except for the packaging. I just picked up a tub of Omega soap in a redesigned tub, and to me, it doesn't smell exactly like Proraso soap, though I'm basing this on a tub of Proraso I had years ago. Seems more subtle. Plus the...
by DavidB
Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Best oil to restore a wooden shaving bowl
Replies: 3
Views: 848

Thanks so much. Good idea.

Dave
by DavidB
Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:35 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: De-scenting a Trumpers soap tub
Replies: 5
Views: 822

Thanks, all!

Dave