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by Ken
Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Room For Cream?
Replies: 15
Views: 2233

Bah! You think you got troubles? I'm a tea drinker and have you ever noticed what you're served if you order 'hot tea' in almost any restaurant, even expensive ones? How true! A few years ago my wife and I had dinner at Le Bernardin, one of New York's finest (and most expensive) restaurants. At the...
by Ken
Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: March 21 thru March 27, 2011
Replies: 160
Views: 22205

Monday

Trumper's Limes shaving soap
Simpson T3
Gillette HD Rocket with Super+Platinum blade
D.R. Harris Arlington Aftershave Milk (older version)
Trumper's Spanish Leather

Ken
by Ken
Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Suggestions for unscented soaps
Replies: 14
Views: 2458

Yes, AOS. Their shaving soap is excellent and it is available unscented. AOS also supplies unscented shaving cream, aftershave gel, and aftershave balm.

Ken
by Ken
Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: March 14 thru March 20, 2011
Replies: 165
Views: 21729

Friday D.R. Harris Arlington shaving cream Vulfix 2236 Gillette HD Rocket with Super+Platinum blade D.R. Harris Pink A/S St. Johns Lime The St. Johns is either the aftershave or cologne. I don't know which. When I ordered the St. Johns Lime aftershave balm, I asked for samples of the regular aftersh...
by Ken
Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: No. 89 Redux...and Redux Again
Replies: 64
Views: 10187

Yes, the days when Floris (and Penhaligon's for that matter) had separate distributors in the U.S. and also shops on Madison Avenue are gone. There is a place in Houston, Britishislesonline.com, that sells both Floris and Penhaligon's, but they probably get their merchandise from London's.

Ken
by Ken
Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: March 7 thru March 13 2011
Replies: 164
Views: 19556

Sunday

D.R. Harris Arlington shaving cream
Rooney 1M brush
Gillette HD Rocket with Gillette 7 O'Clock Yellow
D.R. Harris Pink A/S
Diptyque Philosykos

Ken
by Ken
Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: St. John's West Indian Lime After Shave Balm
Replies: 3
Views: 1729

St. John's West Indian Lime After Shave Balm

A number of years ago I used St. John's WEst Indian Lime After Shave Balm, but had forgotten about it. A recent posting led me to order it again and I used for the first time this morning. My question is this: The ingredients list has sd alcohol 40 as the first ingredient followed by water, fragranc...
by Ken
Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: March 7 thru March 13 2011
Replies: 164
Views: 19556

Thursday

AOS Unscented shaving cream
C & E EJ Best Badger brush
Merkur Vision with Schick Plus Platinum (vintage) blade
St. John's West Indian Lime After Shave balm

Ken
by Ken
Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: Feb 28 thru March 06, 2011
Replies: 173
Views: 22557

Sunday

Trumper's Rose shaving soap
Simpson T3 brush (pre-V)
Merkur Vision with Schick Plus Platinum blade
D.R. Harris Pink aftershave
Floris 89 (earlier version)

Ken
by Ken
Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: Feb 21 thru Feb 27, 2011
Replies: 170
Views: 20457

Sunday

(an all AOS, no fragrance day)

AOS unscented shaving cream
AOS Size 4 "silvertip" brush
Merkur Vision with Iridium
AOS unscented after-shave gel
No fragrance (as befits the theme)

Ken
by Ken
Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Penhaligon's question.....shaker tops vs. mister/spritzers
Replies: 17
Views: 3244

ShopLondons.com has the 500 ml size for $360! Yes, times and prices have changed.

Ken
by Ken
Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: A very special brush
Replies: 40
Views: 6161

[Gordon wrote: It has come to my attention that a certain 'threeputtingfool' has listed an authentic Simpson CH3 Manchurian for sale on eBay. The 'Manchurian' brushes were only available briefly and only through Charles Roberts at Enchante. They were special order numbers that he convinced David Car...
by Ken
Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: Feb 14 thru Feb 20, 2011
Replies: 185
Views: 20663

Tuesday

Trumper's Rose shaving soap
Shavemac XXL brush (pre-2005)
Merkur Vision with Feather blade
D.R. Harris Pink A/S
Taylor's No. 74 Victorian Lime

Ken
by Ken
Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: February 7 thru February 13 2011
Replies: 177
Views: 20718

Sunday

D.R. Harris Arlington shaving cream
Shavemac XXL (pre '05) brush
Merkur Vision with Feather blade
D.R. Harris Pink A/S
Trumper's Silvester

Ken
by Ken
Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: Jan 31 thru Feb 06, 2011
Replies: 204
Views: 22049

Sunday

Trumper's Limes shaving cream
Simpson Chubby 3 Manchurian
50s Gillette SS with Gillette New Super Silver blade (vintage UK)
AOS Lemon after-shave gel
Floris Vetiver

Ken
by Ken
Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: Jan 31 thru Feb 06, 2011
Replies: 204
Views: 22049

Saturday

Trumper's Rose shaving soap
Simpson T3
50s Gillette SS with Gillette New Super Silver blade (vintage UK)
D.R. Harris Pink A/S
Hammam Bouquet

Ken
by Ken
Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Current Trumper's formulation
Replies: 11
Views: 1951

I would agree that fragrance can possibly affect performance (for example, I have long felt that Trumper's Violet can be affected by the large amount of coloring in the cream), but creams are subject to significant variation from sample to sample, as a result of storage, shipping, manufacturing batc...
by Ken
Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Super Silver Vintage Blades
Replies: 2
Views: 1521

Gillette Super Silver Vintage Blades

I recently purchased a number of Gillette Super Silver vintage blades. The seller indicated that they were similar to older Gillette platinums but distributed only in the UK and Canada. The blades are individually wrapped. The front of the wrapper says "Gillette Super Silver" and "Platinum Hardened ...
by Ken
Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: Jan 24 thru Jan 30, 2011
Replies: 184
Views: 20065

Trumper's Limes shaving soap
Rooney 1M super
Gillette 50s SS with Swede
AOS Lemon after-shave gel
Lords

Ken
by Ken
Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: How many shaves do you get out of a feather blade
Replies: 50
Views: 8776

Mustang, This is a Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV) issue for just about anyone on this forum. Now for me, if I keep the razor about 1/4 inch off my face while shaving with a Feather, I can go maybe a week. I'm having difficulty visualizing this. If the blade is 1/4 inch away from your face, what are y...