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by LouisIII
Tue May 08, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Skipping the brush
Replies: 11
Views: 3583

I'm a minimalist at heart so brush-less creams should appeal to me. They just don't. I find they work well enough but a tallow based stick like tabac or Wilkinson Sword will give a superior lather and experience without much more effort/ time.
by LouisIII
Sun May 06, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: source for blanks ?
Replies: 1
Views: 887

m,
Might be a good idea to pm some of the artisans who do 'em regularly.
by LouisIII
Sun May 06, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Shaving sticks: What Am I Missing?
Replies: 9
Views: 1147

Greg,
Are you sloshing your sticks about in water like a wee lad with a rubber duckie?:D I apply the end of my soap sticks to my face then the mess is made by, and stays on, the brush...no worries.
by LouisIII
Sun May 06, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Antique Simpson
Replies: 21
Views: 3543

No bids btw. The optimistic starting price scares punters off sometimes.
by LouisIII
Fri May 04, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 30 thru May 06, 2012
Replies: 144
Views: 12057

Muhle R41 (2009)
Gillette Yellow
Semogue 620
Tabac soap
Tabac aftershave

Another set-up that could repeat itself for months with no complaints :)
by LouisIII
Thu May 03, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 30 thru May 06, 2012
Replies: 144
Views: 12057

Muhle R41 (2009) Gillette Yellow 7 O'Clock Semogue 620* Speick soap smushed into bowl Another new brush, and another winner from Semogue. The 620 has backbone aplenty - feels a bit like my old Duke 2 - not much like other boars I've used. And the tips are fine already - had read this brush described...
by LouisIII
Tue May 01, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 30 thru May 06, 2012
Replies: 144
Views: 12057

Muhle R41 (2009)
Gillette Yellow 7 O'Clock
Thater Silvertip
Speick stick mushed into bowl
Trumpers Corral Skin Food

The Speick and the Corral Skin Food are the same colour, thats enough co-ordination for me :)
by LouisIII
Tue May 01, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: TTO daily care
Replies: 20
Views: 3028

Lets not forget every time you open a razor to remove or clean a blade, you're putting mileage on it. The screw thread or tto mechanism wearing out on a razor will likely render it unusable before rust will. Maybe I'm just trying to justify my laziness.
by LouisIII
Tue May 01, 2012 7:37 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Lowest cost blades
Replies: 13
Views: 2248

The least expensive blades I've seen are 'Laser' branded blades for £0.30/ 10 - they will make you re-think all blades being the same :)
by LouisIII
Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 30 thru May 06, 2012
Replies: 144
Views: 12057

Muhle R41 (2009)
Gillette Yellow 7 O'Clock
Semogue Owners Club boar
Speick stick, smushed into a wooden Trumpers bowl

Speick is superb as both a stick and a 'puck' - would love this to be offered in a 120gramme porcelain bowl, Tabac-like. :)
by LouisIII
Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Antique Simpson
Replies: 21
Views: 3543

It may be rare, but its a small novelty item imo...£99 is pushing it, nevermind 250.
by LouisIII
Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 23 thru April 29, 2012
Replies: 160
Views: 12265

Friday: Razor - Gillette Bulldog (Old Type) Blade - Blue Persona (4) Brush - ecotools Bamboo Synthetic Make-up Brush (30mm/39mm) (see image) Lather - Vintage Williams A/S - Thayer's Witch Hazel Frag - Duncan EdT by Anglia Perfumery http://s17.postimage.org/4fybd9zzf/ecotoolsbrush.jpg Mike, This pos...
by LouisIII
Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 23 thru April 29, 2012
Replies: 160
Views: 12265

Muhle R41 (2009) Gillete 7 O'Clock Yellow Shavemac* Tabac soap Tabac balm** *Second use, enjoyed it more this time, but at 42mm its a bit dense/stiff for me, will likely sell soon. **If you like balms, or aftershave splashes, or Tabac, you will love this. With 22% alcohol content its a bit of a hybr...
by LouisIII
Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette 7 O'clock Blades - Yellow or Blue
Replies: 33
Views: 5451

Didn't vote as I don't believe I've had the pleasure of trying the blues...but the yellows are my most favouritest of the couple of dozen blade brands I've tried.
by LouisIII
Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 23 thru April 29, 2012
Replies: 160
Views: 12265

Muhle R41 (2009 'vintage')
Gillette 7 O'Clock
Semogue Owners Club boar
Cella
Balm

Be keeping this, but rotating cella and tabac soaps for a while.
by LouisIII
Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 23 thru April 29, 2012
Replies: 160
Views: 12265

Muhle R41 (2009)
Gillette 7 O'Clock
Semogue Owners Club Boar
Tabac soap
Tabac a/s

Sometimes you hit upon a sotd and think 'why use anything else?'
ps, had a small bout of brush acquisition lately - can't say enough good things about this one.
by LouisIII
Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Penhaligon's Lords
Replies: 9
Views: 1227

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by LouisIII
Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: 4711 Original Eau Du Cologne
Replies: 27
Views: 4704

Re: 4711 Original Eau Du Cologne

celar36 wrote:Somebody used? Any opinions about smell?

Thanks
4711 turns up periodically in TK MAXX - very inexpensive, and there's usually a tester bottle to have a sniff of. I had a wee sample of it - wish liked it more, the history and mystique of its quite appealing.
by LouisIII
Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Call To Arms
Replies: 28
Views: 4609

My evidence is based on the fact that I speak to dozens of shavers every week (being in the business). A lot of my customers have tried a DE razor and still use (or prefer) a cartridge. Believe me, I have nothing to gain by presenting this fact because I make money selling DE razors and blades... I...
by LouisIII
Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 23 thru April 29, 2012
Replies: 160
Views: 12265

Muhle R41 (2009)
Shavemac (custom)*
Cella
Tabac aftershave

This 'silvertip' brush is very tough and scratchy, reminds me of a dense Simpson best brush. Not my cup of tea at all.