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by TRBeck
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD June 29 - July 5
Replies: 24
Views: 847

Re: SOTD June 29 - July 5

Semogue 830 boar bristle
Tim's Soap - Sandalwood
Rockwell 6S DE - plate #5
Personna Med Prep day 1
Lucky Tiger splash & tonic
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by TRBeck
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD June 29 - July 5
Replies: 24
Views: 847

Re: SOTD June 29 - July 5

Semogue 1800 bristle
Speick hard shave stick
Rockwell 6S on plate 5
US Personna Med Prep
Lucky Tiger aftershave
Eau de Rochas Homme
by TRBeck
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1239
Views: 150657

Re: What are you reading?

Rereading Nobody Knows My Name by James Baldwin, an excellent collection of essays.

Reading Who Ate the First Oyster? for some light fun pop history.

Reading Zora Neale Hurston's short stories in search of some to use with my students.
by TRBeck
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD June 29 - July 5
Replies: 24
Views: 847

Re: SOTD June 29 - July 5

Semogue 1470 boar bristle
Valobra hard shave "stuck"
Rockwell 6S DE on plate 5
Personna Medical Prep #5
Lucky Tiger Splash & Tonic
Guerlain Homme Boisee
by TRBeck
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Face masks
Replies: 47
Views: 2388

Re: Face masks

I'm sorry you feel so persecuted, Gary. This thread had run its course before the Hong Kong analogy, so if you're "puzzled by the hysterics," you're either being obtuse or you just want to post things to blow off steam without a response. That's what social media is for. This is a forum where others...
by TRBeck
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Face masks
Replies: 47
Views: 2388

Re: Face masks

Bryan, I'm with you, but sticking it to the evil big government seems preferable to concern for others in me-first America. Covid-19 is real, masks actually help protect those around you, and not wearing one is no great demonstration of liberty but rather a perfect embodiment of me-first ideology. ...
by TRBeck
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: A Hairy Situation!
Replies: 29
Views: 1939

Re: A Hairy Situation!

I don't really have a preference based on hair description; what moves me is the feel on the face. A thin brush with a loose knot is too soft on the face - it's a painter, and it surprises me how well some of them make lather (A bit like Dr Johnson: " It is not done well; but you are surprised to f...
by TRBeck
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD June 22 - June 28
Replies: 25
Views: 1148

Re: SOTD June 22 - June 29

Semogue Torga C5 boar
Homemade lav-orange
Rockwell 6S on plate 5
Voskhod blade shave 1
Lucky Tiger aftershave

The blade sucks. I got a 5-pack free with something. Not impressed.
by TRBeck
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD June 15 - June 21
Replies: 29
Views: 1287

Re: SOTD June 15 - June 21

Semogue Torga C5 boar
Homemade "ivory" soap
Rockwell w/Silver Blue
Lucky Tiger aftershave
YSL Live Jazz EDT spray
by TRBeck
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD June 15 - June 21
Replies: 29
Views: 1287

Re: SOTD June 15 - June 21

Semogue 1250 brush
Tim's Blue Cypress*
Rockwell 6S plate 5
Silver Blue shave 6
Lucky Tiger splash
Guerlain Vetiver edt
by TRBeck
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD June 15 - June 21
Replies: 29
Views: 1287

Re: SOTD June 15 - June 21

Torga brush
Speick soap
Rockwell 6S
Silver Blue
Thayer's a/s

The Torga is growing on me.
by TRBeck
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD June 15 - June 21
Replies: 29
Views: 1287

Re: SOTD June 15 - June 21

Semogue C5 Torga boar
Valobra hard soap stick
Rockwell 6S on plate 5
Gillette Silver Blue #4
Lucky Tiger aftershave
CdG Vettiveru edc spray

New boar - day 2 - so the lather was a bit thin for pass 2. Will see how it develops as the brush breaks in.
by TRBeck
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: A Hairy Situation!
Replies: 29
Views: 1939

Re: A Hairy Situation!

Chris, they all look wonderful. The Harris brushes are shaped like some of the early 2000s Rooney supers, handle-wise. T&H had some rebranded Rooney Supers in that day, too, and up until about 2012-2013 IIRC. Excellent brushes, those T&H and Rooney examples I have used. I sold a Rooney 1/2 rebranded...
by TRBeck
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Synthetic v. Badger - soap/cream consumption
Replies: 3
Views: 582

Re: Synthetic v. Badger - soap/cream consumption

Like Gary, I find badger chews through soaps more quickly than synthetics. Boars moreso than badgers. I don't worry about it much as I will never run out of soap. I prefer the experience of making lather to the sometimes magical way it appears with a synthetic brush, so I've gravitated back to natur...
by TRBeck
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Guns
Replies: 42
Views: 2190

Re: Guns

I can certainly understand owning firearms for personal protection, hunting, and/or sport. I married into a family of firearms enthusiasts and have learned over time to appreciate and enjoy it. I also understand and appreciate a reluctance to engage in combat. I don't understand the degree to which ...
by TRBeck
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Guns
Replies: 42
Views: 2190

Re: Guns

Gary, I'm sorry you felt confronted. You were the only person who has mentioned planning for "armed combat," which is what I was responding to.
by TRBeck
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Guns
Replies: 42
Views: 2190

Re: Guns

Not offended. Just don't understand what armed conflict you think you're going to get into. Lots of posts in this thread about protests and such, so perhaps I incorrectly assumed that's the direction you were headed with your post as well. As an aside, LA's budget for police is 1.5 billion dollars, ...
by TRBeck
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD June 1 - Jun 7, 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 1429

Re: SOTD June 1 - Jun 7, 2020

Muhle synthetic
Homemade fern soap
Rockwell plate 5
Silver Blue
Lucky Tiger
Monsieur de Givenchy
by TRBeck
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Guns
Replies: 42
Views: 2190

Re: Guns

There's no imminent threat to your safety. This isn't 1968. It surely isn't 1861.

Geez. And wearing a mask is living in fear.
by TRBeck
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD June 1 - Jun 7, 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 1429

Re: SOTD June 1 - Jun 7, 2020

Shavemac Finest 23/48
Blue cypress shave soap
Rockwell 6S on plate #5
Silver Blue blade day 6
Lucky Tiger Aftershave
YSL Live Jazz edt spray