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by fatcity
Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Check out my latest project!
Replies: 22
Views: 2850

Great stuff! But, were the collection to expand - you best get to smoking more rocky patels!

Good excuse to give the mrs.
by fatcity
Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "Nancy Boy"
Replies: 45
Views: 4810

John Wayne wore a toupee.
by fatcity
Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "Nancy Boy"
Replies: 45
Views: 4810

This seems somewhat humorous, as I had always figured the Nancy Boy name was a play, and a poke at, the "metrosexual" men's hygiene scene. Never tried any of their stuff, but if it is a good product - then a good product is a good product. Seems absurd to attach things to a product rather than to th...
by fatcity
Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: DE Shaving Noob
Replies: 23
Views: 2121

Get the Vision.

You're keen on it; and until you buy it, nothing else will satisfy that itch
by fatcity
Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: DE Shaving Noob
Replies: 23
Views: 2121

I recommend the HD as well. Top notch razor, you won't be disappointed. Too many options (adjustable) give too many chances for error. And don't worry, if you hang around here long enough you will accumulate all of the razors in your list, plus some. You might also check out some of the vintage Gill...
by fatcity
Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: One pass shave
Replies: 68
Views: 8110

For me, one pass on a work day is mostly a time savor. However, I find doing multiple passes on a regular basis dries my face out too much. Best to save the multi-pass for the ladies on the weekend.
by fatcity
Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Merkur Slant--clicking sound?
Replies: 5
Views: 783

Mine clicks as well. As I am tightening the head down on a new blade.

It threw me off at first, as my HD doesn't do this. Haven't given it much thought though.
by fatcity
Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: One pass shave
Replies: 68
Views: 8110

...Well, I've changed my tune a bit since this last post. Lately I've been doing a one pass shave with layered strokes. Kind of a 1.5 pass shave because I go with and against the grain - some spots, where I can, I go directly across the grain - but all done after only one lathering. This seems to w...
by fatcity
Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: confessions of a newbie
Replies: 13
Views: 1551

Re: confessions of a newbie

gil3591 wrote:any item with a number next to it reflects how many of these items i bought sold and then repurchased.
Ha! Best part period. I have done that more than I would like to admit.
by fatcity
Fri May 29, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: TSA approved shaving items
Replies: 11
Views: 1869

I have been through the gates of hell, and passed (for the most part). DE razor - OK. Blade in the DE - not OK. Cigarette case - OK Cigarette case with lighter - only OK because it is 60 years old and the lighter doesn't work. So, take your DE through, but buy blades when you get to your destination...
by fatcity
Fri May 22, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What do you wear when you shave?
Replies: 68
Views: 7075

Ha, you have all pushed me over the edge. I bought a fez in Turkey and it was lost at the airport. Now I must find another... simply for shaving purposes.

Modern Drunkard had a great fez, but it doesn't seem for sale anymore.
by fatcity
Thu May 07, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: job/life advice
Replies: 26
Views: 2253

Whatever you decide, Don't Go To Law School!!! The world doesn't need any more lawyers. Actually, all kidding aside, if you have the dough and you are wanting to be an entrepreneur, a law school education will develop your analytic mind better than an MBA. But if you are looking at working for someo...
by fatcity
Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Bic blades newbie question??
Replies: 20
Views: 2505

Buy more Bic's, if that is what does the trick for you.

However, I would recommend: buy many, buy often. (to steal a Chicago phrase)

Acquire and sample, when it comes to blades. They are cheap. And there is no reason to limit yourself. Play the field.
by fatcity
Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Soap burning my lips
Replies: 3
Views: 786

Don't put shave soap on your lips.

But seriously, the EJ soaps seem somewhat harsh - I bought the EJ sandalwood a month ago and it was extremely drying. I gave up on it after one shave.
by fatcity
Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: FS Derby, Astra, Perma-Sharp, Shark Wilkinson DE Razor Blade
Replies: 39
Views: 7027

Got my Shark blades today. Many Thanks!
by fatcity
Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Job Advice (and a vent)
Replies: 17
Views: 2371

Hopefully your parents will do the right thing and tell you you cannot move back in. I would, in general, intend to agree with you, mfs. However, with our lovely recession and the excessive cost of school; a few months with pater familias is not that absurd. Though, even the slightest amount of dig...
by fatcity
Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Job Advice (and a vent)
Replies: 17
Views: 2371

Take a look at the foreign service office. They may have less demanding standards (in regards to the asthma), and you can be posted to an embassy in any number of interesting places around the world.

http://careers.state.gov/officer/employment.html
by fatcity
Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Introductory Cologne for Teenager?
Replies: 27
Views: 4174

English Leather! English Leather!
by fatcity
Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Another question about razor burn...
Replies: 15
Views: 2140

Use Soap!

Creams did not do it for me, and once using a decent blade and a soap - irritation free!
by fatcity
Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Truefitt & Hill hard shave soap
Replies: 61
Views: 6172

T&H is quite a good soap, in my opinion. I recently bought mine off of TBoner (and now I see as to why he sold it - see his previous post). It is different than other lavenders (the only comparison I have is the Castle Forbes cream). And, as I find the case with T&H scents, the scent is not necessar...