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by brothers
Wed May 08, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: May 6 - May 12, 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 324

Re: SOTD: May 6 - May 12, 2019

There was a change in my lineup this morning. Instead of the usual SilkSmoke synthetic, I used the Made-Rite Finest.

Soap: Alpine Frost by Strop Shoppe
Brush: Made-Rite Finest badger brush
Razor: General
Blade: Kai Captain Original
Aftershave: Superior 70
by brothers
Tue May 07, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: 600 Tons of Obsolescence - Awesome
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: 600 Tons of Obsolescence - Awesome

Jack, thanks for this link. I love to see the old iron horses when I get an opportunity.
by brothers
Tue May 07, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: May 6 - May 12, 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 324

Re: SOTD: May 6 - May 12, 2019

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by brothers
Mon May 06, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Fountain Pens
Replies: 16
Views: 295

Re: Fountain Pens

Jay, that's remarkable! Congratulations on having such a precious artifact. Not to mention having your own everyday pen just like the other one.
by brothers
Mon May 06, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Nascar 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 847

Re: Nascar 2019

Good news to report. Martin Truex Jr. won the last 2 races. He won last weekend at Talladega, and today's race (rained out yesterday) at Dover. This makes me very happy. He drives for the Joe Gibbs organization. A few years ago I watched his driving skills and decided he is one of the best drivers o...
by brothers
Mon May 06, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: May 6 - May 12, 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 324

Re: SOTD: May 6 - May 12, 2019

Alpine Frost soap
SilkSmoke synthetic brush
General razor
Kai Captain Original blade
Superior 70 aftershave splash
by brothers
Sun May 05, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 29 - May 5, 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 257

Re: SOTD: April 29 - May 5, 2019

Saturday, May 4th: Alpine Frost by Strop Shoppe; SilkSmoke synthetic; General razor; Kai Captain Original blade; Superior 70 aftershave splash.
Sunday, May 5th: same as yesterday
by brothers
Sat May 04, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Green Masters' Jacket procedure
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Green Masters' Jacket procedure

It's quite a fair rule. I wonder why all organizations don't have the same setup. You get one trophy and if you win another event, whether it's Olympics, pro sports including golf, stock car racing, horse racing (today's the Kentucky Derby by the way - Maximum Security won but a challenge was lodged...
by brothers
Sat May 04, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Amazing NBA finals game
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Amazing NBA finals game

Yesterday's second round NBA playoff game between Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers lasted through a record Four (4) overtimes. This is the first time this has ever happened. Blazers won.
by brothers
Sat May 04, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Green Masters' Jacket procedure
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Green Masters' Jacket procedure

I'm probably the only one who didn't know this! I thought the winner gets a new Green Jacket every time he or she wins the Masters'. Not true. Once you have won, you get your jacket and if you win again, you don't get another one. Following a win, the winner gets possession of the jacket for one yea...
by brothers
Fri May 03, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Friday's shave
Replies: 5
Views: 1224

Re: Friday's shave

Friday's shave - 03May2019: Alpine Frost shaving soap by Strop Shoppe, SilkSmoke synthetic brush, General razor by Colonial, Kai Captain Original blade, Superior 70 aftershave splash.
by brothers
Thu May 02, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Safety Razor of the Day
Replies: 1840
Views: 89070

Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Yesterday's new blade starting off the month of May was the Kai Captain Original
by brothers
Thu May 02, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Shaving soap or cream of the day
Replies: 2130
Views: 102944

Re: Shaving soap or cream of the day

Alpine Frost from Strop Shoppe
by brothers
Thu May 02, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Fountain Pens
Replies: 16
Views: 295

Re: Fountain Pens

It is always enjoyable for me to read these shared experiences, even though my fountain pen related interest was short-lived. I was in 5th grade and at that time the dime stores had a special department filled with fountain pens and ink, etc. As a 12/13 year old student my allowance at that time was...
by brothers
Thu May 02, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Alpine Frost by Strop Shoppe
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Alpine Frost by Strop Shoppe

I admit it's comforting in a way to see the butters, etc., have been added. Especially when the soap seems to be pretty good. I think it's an unsophisticated way to reassure users they're getting some good "stuff".
by brothers
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Alpine Frost by Strop Shoppe
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Alpine Frost by Strop Shoppe

I continue to be impressed by this soap. I see that the ingredients list is fairly simple: "stearic acid, tallow, glycerin, ricinus commuris (castor ) seed oil, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, theobromo cacao (cocoa) seed butter, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), fragrance, menthol".
by brothers
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Safety Razor of the Day
Replies: 1840
Views: 89070

Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Today's shave marked the final time I'll be using the same Schick Proline blade which was placed in use on April 1st. I believe it was shave # 27.
by brothers
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Safety Razor of the Day
Replies: 1840
Views: 89070

Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Basil, I've come to the conclusion that my General is as good as I'm ever going to get. When I hit that sweet spot, my search ended. I've been trying out some of my favorite old straight razors just for fun, and I made a decision that I'm never going to compare any other razor's performance to the G...
by brothers
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Alpine Frost by Strop Shoppe
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Alpine Frost by Strop Shoppe

Too bad the proprietor of Strop Shoppe (Norman, OK) had to shut down the operation a couple of years ago. I have no idea who it was, and even though it was only about 30 miles from my home, I didn't buy any SS soaps until just about the same time it closed business. I have 4 tubs of Strop Shoppe, an...
by brothers
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: NEW: Martin de Candre Shaving Soap in Wooden Bowl
Replies: 13
Views: 328

Re: NEW: Martin de Candre Shaving Soap in Wooden Bowl

Clive you're one of the lucky ones. If you like it, that's what matters! I'm not repulsed by MdC's scent, just not my cup of tea. 8)