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by Rufust445
Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Italian Barber Acquatico shaving soap
Replies: 6
Views: 2438

Re: Italian Barber Acquatico shaving soap

I ordered some because it's one of the few IT recipes with some tallow in it, also the mild fragrance. It's nice, but in these warm summer months I've really been enjoying a tub of Proraso green, latest forumula, that came in the same order.
by Rufust445
Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: NOS Colgate Barber Soap
Replies: 24
Views: 4196

Re: NOS Colgate Barber Soap

Where can I get one Well Greg, that's exactly what I said too. The top two most likely sources, as you probably already know, are the shaving forums and ebay. It might require a lot of patience, or we might get lucky right off the bat. The Colgate Cup Soap and vintage Williams are still there on eB...
by Rufust445
Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: June 27, 2016 - July 3, 2016
Replies: 26
Views: 4192

Re: SOTD: June 27, 2016 - July 3, 2016

Plissoft 24mm brush
Proraso green, latest formula, in the tub
Schick Krona razor
Lord Super Chrome blade
Target witch hazel
by Rufust445
Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Question for you old farts and retirees?
Replies: 39
Views: 10081

Re: Question for you old farts and retirees?

When I was working, used cheap disposables, and tried to squeeze shaving in to a busy schedule any time I could Since retirement I've had time to polish my DE skills and get closer shaves that last longer. Can't stand the way my beard gets beyond 48 hours, so I wind up shaving about five times a week.
by Rufust445
Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: BIC 1 Sensitive single blade disposables
Replies: 79
Views: 13052

Re: BIC 1 Sensitive single blade disposables

Inexpensive, effective, and readily available. I recommend for newbies not able to make the dive into vintage razors and blades as a great jumping off point. Love Bic Sensitives. I've said it before and will say it again -- best doggone TSA-approved travel razor by miles. Have you tried the Gillett...
by Rufust445
Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Platinum-Plus blade from Brazil
Replies: 82
Views: 16703

Re: Gillette Platinum-Plus blade from Brazil

Damn Walgreen's raised the price a buck!! Now $6.99 for nine blades!! :x But they've lowered the price of their "Studio 35" Israeli Personnas to $5.49 for ten! That's still more than what I can get the same Israeli Personnas on a Kroger card for, $2.39, and the Kroger store is closer than Walgreens...
by Rufust445
Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: June 6, 2016 - June 12, 2016
Replies: 32
Views: 4065

Re: SOTD: June 6, 2016 - June 12, 2016

Proraso Green in tub loaded on to: Razorock Plissoft 24mm brush Schick Krona razor Lord Super Chrome blade Target witch hazel Don't post to SOTD unless it's something new (to me) & different. The Lord Super Chrome is a marginal blade, but for me the Krona razor can make such blades usable. The Prora...
by Rufust445
Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Platinum-Plus blade from Brazil
Replies: 82
Views: 16703

Re: Gillette Platinum-Plus blade from Brazil

I'm not sure how long the BPP blades hold their edge but they deliver a remarkably close and smooth shave. It's a pleasure to use them. Finally found some at a Walgreens several miles from here, but not at the closest one, within bicycling distance. Looks like a nice blade, but I have some Shark SS...
by Rufust445
Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Platinum-Plus blade from Brazil
Replies: 82
Views: 16703

Re: Gillette Platinum-Plus blade from Brazil

Isn't that an EJ razor they're showing in the pics? Or could it be the knockoff they plan to sell at AoS stores?
Perhaps a re-badged EJ razor?
by Rufust445
Mon May 16, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: May 16, 2016 - May 22, 2016
Replies: 28
Views: 4665

Re: SOTD: May 16, 2016 - May 22, 2016

Monday:

Semogue 1250 brush
Vermont Country Store Apothecary soap w. stub of LEA Nueva Formula stick, laced w. KMF fragrance free
DE89 head on Stirling Bulldog-style handle
Shark SS blade
Target witch hazel
by Rufust445
Sat May 14, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Are we there yet?
Replies: 12
Views: 2190

Re: Are we there yet?

After eight years of practice and still refining technique, I can say I'm past the discovery stage. That is except for going through "discovery" while being deposed by an ambulance chaser a few years ago. I did, however, find a new combo this past week that made for a nice quickie touch-up: Travel-s...
by Rufust445
Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 4, 2016 - April 10, 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 5491

Re: SOTD: April 4, 2016 - April 10, 2016

Wednesday: Bestshave Nr. 7 boar brush Godrej Rich Lather cream, face lathered Bic Sensitive disposable razor Target witch hazel Normally I let things slide on Wednesdays, but a meeting this afternoon prompted a quick touch-up. Though the Bestshave Nr. 7 feels softer than my Semogue 1250 when dry, du...
by Rufust445
Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette, what are the true innovations
Replies: 16
Views: 2059

Re: Gillette, what are the true innovations

Try the Gillette Guard made in India. Far better IMO: http://www.italianbarber.com/products/gillette-guard-cartridge-razor-with-5-cartridge-blades The per blade cost of the Guard is about $1.20, or twice what the Brazilian Gillette DE blades go for at Walgreens. And, that's 1200% more than the 10¢ ...
by Rufust445
Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: March 28, 2016 - April 3, 2016
Replies: 44
Views: 5772

Re: SOTD: March 28, 2016 - April 3, 2016

Thursday:

Semogue 1250 brush
Vermont Country Store Apothecary soap w. LEA Nueva Formula stick stub, laced w. KMF fragrance free.
Krona razor
Treet Durasharp carbon blade
Target witch hazel
by Rufust445
Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette, what are the true innovations
Replies: 16
Views: 2059

Re: Gillette, what are the true innovations

...In recent times Gillette has perfected the plastic disposable too... Bic in France invented the modern disposable in 1971. Gillette didn't have one (Good News) until 1976, five years later. And after eight years of practice w. a DE, the Bic Sensitive single blade is still the best disposable I'v...
by Rufust445
Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: March 28, 2016 - April 3, 2016
Replies: 44
Views: 5772

Re: SOTD: March 28, 2016 - April 3, 2016

Tuesday:

Stirling soap 22mm brush
Real Shaving Co. Moisturising cream, face lathered
Lord L.125 (L6) razor head on L5 ("Tech") handle
Personna Lab blade
Target witch hazel
by Rufust445
Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: March 28, 2016 - April 3, 2016
Replies: 44
Views: 5772

Re: SOTD: March 28, 2016 - April 3, 2016

Semogue 1250 brush
Vermont Country Store Apothecary soap w. stub of LEA Nueva Formula stick, laced w. KMF fragrance free
DE 89 head on Stirling Bulldog style handle (plated brass)
Shark SS blade, latest version, w. red & yellow wrapper, and revised graphics stamped on the blade
Target witch hazel
by Rufust445
Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The benefit of in-person shopping
Replies: 18
Views: 3046

Re: The benefit of in-person shopping

A few years ago I tried a 10-pack of Gillette Bleue Extras from eBay. A woman in England found a whole palette of them sitting in a warehouse. Nice blade, at least as good as the Spoilers I went through, also from eBay. The price back then was at the upper end of my price range, well below what vint...
by Rufust445
Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: what is elegant shaving?
Replies: 21
Views: 3296

Re: what is elegant shaving?

mustang_john wrote:This is too deep for me ;)
Or getting too deep, maybe?

I had quite the elegant shave today with a $10 Razorock brush, a $12 Lord razor, $4 Real Shaving Co. cream, a 12¢ Shark SS blade, and a splash of witch hazel from a $2.49 pint by Tar-zhay (a.k.a. Target).
by Rufust445
Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nouveau parmis vous
Replies: 10
Views: 2472

Re: Nouveau parmis vous

Bienvenue.

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