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by Seamaster
Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Vetiver
Replies: 18
Views: 3013

Bargepole wrote:There are loads of others, of course, but these I think are the leaders of the pack. Hope this helps.
Fabulous post, Bargepole, many thanks.
by Seamaster
Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:01 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: The new James Bond ... and his safety razor
Replies: 17
Views: 3406

The new James Bond ... and his safety razor

I was amused, reading the new James Bond novel Carte Blanche by Jeffery Deaver, that Bond uses a safety razor: He shaved with a a heavy, double-bladed safety razor, its handle of light buffalo horn. He used this fine accessory not because it was greener to the environment than the plastic disposable...
by Seamaster
Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:57 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Vetiver
Replies: 18
Views: 3013

Some excellent tips there, chaps, thanks.
by Seamaster
Tue May 31, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Vetiver
Replies: 18
Views: 3013

Vetiver

Just re-reading Alan Clark's diaries on Kindle, and a reference is made to Vetiver which has hitherto passed me by as a classic men's scent — anyone got any recommendations?
by Seamaster
Sat May 28, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Finally, my iPhone has arrived!
Replies: 61
Views: 5627

Apple taking the strategic decision to make the iPod Windows-compatible ("Hell froze over", as the ads said) was genius. In effect, the iPod became a Trojan Horse into the Windows user base. The rest is history. Business schools will be teaching it for years.
by Seamaster
Sat May 28, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Scents For Funerals
Replies: 14
Views: 1717

jww wrote:The number of scent sensitive people in the general population has increased substantially over the past 2 decades...
Pure self-indulgence. Like "nut allergies". There was none of that carry-on before they stabbed Maggie in the back.
by Seamaster
Thu May 26, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Thoughts on eBook readers
Replies: 431
Views: 42935

Interesting how everyone is locking into the cloud thing. Apple will reportedly be releasing a version of iTunes along with the iPhone 5 which will feature "cloud" storage. So here is some inside skinny on this cloud thing. In IBM (where we coined the cloud concept) we used to sell this concept as ...
by Seamaster
Wed May 25, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Thoughts on eBook readers
Replies: 431
Views: 42935

I dont get ereaders when you can have an ipad for a *few* bucks more... I have both. The iPad is a great portable computer, but it's a lousy e-reader. The Kindle is a great e-reader, but it's a lousy portable computer. I don't see them as competitive devices in any way. For what it's worth, if I ha...
by Seamaster
Sun May 08, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: English Royalty
Replies: 73
Views: 7418

First time I've seen this thread, so I'll chuck in my tuppence worth.

For as long as HMQ and the rest continue to allow UK plc to relieve tourists of far more money than they cost, they can keep crowned and carry on.

In any case, what's the alternative? President Blair? No thanks.
by Seamaster
Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Any TDI owners here?
Replies: 23
Views: 2801

Diesel's strictly for taxis, trucks and tractors. All that belching soot and rattling. Filthy fuel. Pump your own and you stink for days. Even the sums don't add up in its favour anymore (in the UK at any rate). Hybrids, FTW.
by Seamaster
Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:06 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: questions
Replies: 20
Views: 7250

brian I think bbs originated as a phrase used by guys who wanted to brag about how close they could shave. The first concern is a comfortable shave and the rest follows with practice which you get to do every day. This has always been my mantra. A comfortable shave is much more important than a clo...
by Seamaster
Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Starting to formulate my dependency on Merkur Slant
Replies: 12
Views: 2250

I can relate. I started on my DE adventure two or three years ago and rapidly accumulated a selection of four or five of the most popular razors in current production. Right now, I could happily bin them all and survive with just the Slant. It's been my go-to of choice for at least the last six mont...
by Seamaster
Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Red Faced
Replies: 16
Views: 4662

I don't think one should ever feel ashamed of being well-groomed.
by Seamaster
Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1266
Views: 156193

I'm revisiting all the Fleming Bonds in chronological order on my Kindle. I'm about half way through — I haven't read them since I was a teenager and I'm thoroughly enjoying them.
by Seamaster
Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Bay Rum
Replies: 24
Views: 4828

DR Harris's is a good one, IMO, but pricey. I prefer a mentholated aftershave, so usually reach for Superior 70 which is cheaper (but impossible to source in Europe; I'm obliged to a fellow member on here in the USA who hooked me up with my last consignment).
by Seamaster
Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Cheers in Cairo!
Replies: 17
Views: 2352

Good news, of course, but the hypocrisy of "the West" once again celebrating the deposing of a dictator they propped up for years is not lost on my Egyptian friends.
by Seamaster
Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:59 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Thoughts on eBook readers
Replies: 431
Views: 42935

jww wrote:eInk rules. Not sure about the technology for watches though.
Seiko are taking a punt on it.

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by Seamaster
Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:21 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: any one like wallets????????
Replies: 55
Views: 7321

I purchased an All-ett a couple years ago and it was one of the worst purchases I made. They didn't have the leather one at the time (I still see the interior is sail-cloth) so I bought the original. The embarrassment of pulling that thing out of your pocket at a restaurent and it crinkling loudly ...
by Seamaster
Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:49 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: any one like wallets????????
Replies: 55
Views: 7321

I'm a fan of wallets that are thin and will fit in my pocket. That generally rules out rivets of any sort, clips, change pouches, and tri-folds. And it still has to be made of leather. Then let me introduce you to the wallet that changed my life: http://www.all-ett.com/productdetails.asp?prodid=10&...
by Seamaster
Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: For Marmite aficionados
Replies: 46
Views: 4124

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