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by RazorRamone
Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie Hello from Canada!
Replies: 24
Views: 4010

Bennay, To make things even more confusing, try ordering shipped via Canada Post or UPS. (Never use UPS when bringing items in Canada. Their "brokerage fees" are often as much as the worth of the product.) For us here in BC, it is usually faster and cheaper to order out of the US West Coast through ...
by RazorRamone
Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie Hello from Canada!
Replies: 24
Views: 4010

Welcome!

I am further West and have no problems getting any shaving product thanks to the interweb.

FYI - Vancouver has one of the best markets for shaving gear & colognes in Canada. That's not saying much... but better than being in Moose Jaw.

Cheers,

RR
by RazorRamone
Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What music are you listening to lately?
Replies: 80
Views: 6878

Any fellow Tragically Hip fans? Always evolving. Admittedly, I prefer their older "rock" music, though do appreciate their softer eclectic music too. I could easily pick 20 songs but here is a decent cross section: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGRNEJiD3PY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-WBZMRFFkU...
by RazorRamone
Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Does anyone enjoy a Manhattan?
Replies: 15
Views: 1395

This has been a good recipe for me:

CLASSIC MANHATTAN

- - 2 ounces rye whisky, preferably Alberta Springs
- - 1 ounce red vermouth
- - 3 to 4 dashes of Angostura bitters
- - 1 to 2 maraschino cherries

Cheers,

RR
by RazorRamone
Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: It matches my shaving brush
Replies: 37
Views: 3971

This is a priceless thread. David Carradine... Hahaha!! [quote="KAV"]First car in High School- MGA coupe- drove it through 'the old pass road' between Simi Valley and San Fernando @ 2A.M. ran some wild eyed hippie off the road passing Sphan Ranch. It was Charlie. Second car-Jowet Jupiter bought and ...
by RazorRamone
Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What music are you listening to lately?
Replies: 80
Views: 6878

For you Adele fans, here is an especially amazing live radio performance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fmCoUjOMXU
by RazorRamone
Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What music are you listening to lately?
Replies: 80
Views: 6878

Re: What music are you listening to lately?

RSP1202: Thanks. I did not know...
by RazorRamone
Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What music are you listening to lately?
Replies: 80
Views: 6878

What music are you listening to lately?

I have been following The Black Keys - a throwback rock duo that introduced me to Junior Kimbrough's style of blues music. I have been listening to The Black Keys' Chulahoma (The Songs of Junior Kimbrough) and I have played a track nearly every day for the past 2 weeks. Ironically (or perhaps predic...
by RazorRamone
Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: GFT - Soap Reformulation - Again
Replies: 13
Views: 1496

Good point... I don't know.

Anybody?
by RazorRamone
Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: GFT - Soap Reformulation - Again
Replies: 13
Views: 1496

GFT - Soap Reformulation - Again

I read speculation that GFT is coming out with a new re-formulated shaving soap. Apparently, several of their soaps have not been available for some time. In addition, there have been unpackaged runs of Trumper's soap on EBay. I had little success with their shaving soaps. Given all the praise of th...
by RazorRamone
Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Which GFT soap?
Replies: 54
Views: 5255

I wish I could get Trumper shaving soaps to perform at high quality levels. I don't care for the scents either.
by RazorRamone
Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Pen's English Fern
Replies: 24
Views: 4641

I wonder with all this regulatory BS going on if it might encourage additional artisan perfumers to create all natural classic men's fragrances? Perhaps demand will get to where we at SMF no longer rave about familiar classic colognes, but artisan companies offering low volume/high quality natural s...
by RazorRamone
Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Czech & Speake #88 shaving soap
Replies: 17
Views: 2390

I don't like the Valobra/AoS clay scent as well.

If I recall correctly, Ralph Lauren's Safari shaving soap was a Valobra product too. I really wanted to like this soap as it performed well and I could detect the Safari fragrance, but the clay notes were too earthy for me.
by RazorRamone
Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Woods of Windsor Shave Soap -WOW
Replies: 39
Views: 6595

=D> =D> =D>

Slow claps from me...
by RazorRamone
Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: vintage soaps
Replies: 14
Views: 1339

Go with Squire's comments. By now, I have tried most common vintage shaving soaps - with the exception of Royal Fern. (Not so common...) Even though I own a good supply of Yardley shaving soap, I am not sure it is worth the prices I paid for it. IMO, many current top quality soaps such as Harris, MW...
by RazorRamone
Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Finally!! Update - Tallow Soap Project
Replies: 16
Views: 1563

Hi Chris: My Chemist has partnered with a soap manufacturer with a strong press.

Thanks for the insights. I need all the help I can get.
by RazorRamone
Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Finally!! Update - Tallow Soap Project
Replies: 16
Views: 1563

Thanks for all the well wishes. I am testing the sample soap all this week. Although the soap initially lathers really well, there appears to be tweaks required in terms of cushion and lather stability. If there's one thing I do know, a properly developed product usually takes time. That said, I am ...
by RazorRamone
Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Finally!! Update - Tallow Soap Project
Replies: 16
Views: 1563

Finally!! Update - Tallow Soap Project

For those of you that remember, I have been trying to get my triple milled shaving soap project off the ground for nearly two years. Without getting into all the details, trying to get this soap made through contract manufacturers has been very challenging. After nearly giving up, I decided to work ...
by RazorRamone
Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: PdN New York - Reformulated?
Replies: 7
Views: 1451

It's funny how when one experiences top calibre quality; everything else pales in comparison. Over the years of trying well reviewed classic fragrances, I have witnessed poor reformulations time after time. Floris 89 and PdN New York's new formulas particularly irk me. Unfortunately, many people don...
by RazorRamone
Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Who wears a newsboy?
Replies: 44
Views: 3756

[quote="JayTrek"]This discussion almost has me interested in a newsboy hat. That being said...I am like Gary. I like the ears covered in cold weather. So I have a trusty The North Face skull cap that serves the purpose just fine.[/quote] Being born and raised in cold Canadian winters, I will never g...