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by LouisIII
Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Is It Time to Hold on to Vintage DE's?
Replies: 24
Views: 2930

Believe it. Look at this. Crazy bidders paying so much for Tech and still 2 days to go.( I had the eye on it, was thinking max 40$ plus delivery) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-English-Gillette-Tech-Double-Edge-Safety-Razor-NOS-Blue-Blade-Orig-Case-/270951795423?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f...
by LouisIII
Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 16 thru April 22,
Replies: 149
Views: 11847

Muhle R41 (2009)
Semogue Owners Club Boar
Razorock Meghetto di Bologne

Its a superboar :shock:
by LouisIII
Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:06 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 16 thru April 22,
Replies: 149
Views: 11847

Muhle R41 (2009)
Semogue Owners Club boar
Razorock Mughetto di Bologne
Tabac aftershave splash
by LouisIII
Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: London Vendors for MWF
Replies: 9
Views: 2331

John Lewis' department stores, under the Kent brand. They have some other nice shaving stuff as well.
by LouisIII
Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Call To Arms
Replies: 28
Views: 4616

RR,
The canned stuff is fine by my skin, but of course I'd rather use a nice soap and brush - that bits the 'hobby' part for me. As for cartridges being ubiquitous because people like them...I'm sceptical about that. There's nothing else on the shelves.
by LouisIII
Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Call To Arms
Replies: 28
Views: 4616

I know lot of people that have used both DEs and Cartridge razors and prefer a cartridge razor. My Father inlaw (an ex-Italian barber) knows how to use a straight razor better than anyone else I know... the night before my wedding he gave me the best shave of my life with a straight, but he only us...
by LouisIII
Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 16 thru April 22,
Replies: 149
Views: 11847

Muhle R41 (2009) Semogue Owners Club Boar Razorock Mughetto di Bologne Brush has about 5-6 latherings on it, and isn't properly broken in yet. In a couple of weeks I expect this brush to be superb - it already is actually, but if the tips soften up a bit more it will become my standard noob recommen...
by LouisIII
Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 16 thru April 22,
Replies: 149
Views: 11847

Wednesday Muhle R41 Thater TOBS Mr. Taylor cream Nivea 'Replenishing' balm* *smells very funky and is a bit drying. The Nivea 'Sensitive' balm is much nicer. The Mr Taylor cream continues to provide very nice, predicable lather, but is almost gone. Will be replaced by a rotation of partially used tu...
by LouisIII
Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Barbershops?
Replies: 13
Views: 1864

Have not had one in like 10 years as all the barbers in my neck of WPa have quit doing shaves. Has to deal with sanitary rules set forth by the state. I looked into this a while back. Really the rules re. sanitation are similar to how they ever were. IMO the real reason is less men were asking for ...
by LouisIII
Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 16 thru April 22,
Replies: 149
Views: 11847

Muhle R41 (2009) Gillette 7 O'Clock Semogue Owners Club* TOBS Mr Taylors cream Brut 'eau de brut' *First use, seems really promising - the densest boar I've used and I'm optimistic about it joining my badger-only rotation. The build quality (couple of dings in the handle notwithstanding - suppose th...
by LouisIII
Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Looking for Input - Buying 2 or 3 New Soaps
Replies: 47
Views: 4391

Not sure about patchouli but Tabac is a strong spicy cologne scent that loses its potency dramatically after a few uses and a bit of airing out. Smell a new puck in store and you'll likely have a strong negative reaction and miss out on a great soap. At £3.99 for a 100 gramme refill stick its a wee ...
by LouisIII
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Looking for Input - Buying 2 or 3 New Soaps
Replies: 47
Views: 4391

Speick
Tabac
Arko
Wilkinson Sword stick

These are the soaps I've found to be best - all tallow heavy, in stick form, and relatively cheap to dirt cheap, depending where in the world you are.
by LouisIII
Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:29 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 16 thru April 22,
Replies: 149
Views: 11847

Muhle R41 (2009)
Gillette 7 O'Clock
Thater
TOBS Mr Taylor cream
by LouisIII
Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Looking for a Rose scent soap . . .
Replies: 15
Views: 1414

I believe Klar Kabinett is vegetable based soap not dissimilar to some much loved Italian soaps, and the scent is Rose-like. May be worth a look.
by LouisIII
Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: dr harris to the garbage???
Replies: 33
Views: 4019

I will be going to Dr. Harris shop in London next weekend.I am planning to buy arlington line and lavender maybe marlborough dont know yet. I never cant decide what is better soap or cream? Can I have opinions in this matter and also bit more about the scent how its work with skin? Thanks Guys Edit...
by LouisIII
Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:08 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Best Shaving stick fo travel?
Replies: 13
Views: 2867

My favourites are Speick, Arko, Tabac (chunky 100 gramme stick, maybe less ideal for travel) and Wilkinson Sword. Most are 50 grammes and will take up about the same amount of space - just pick your favourite. If you can get along with the Palmolive scent (I can't) it's the best choice for you; good...
by LouisIII
Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Truefitt & Hill Sandalwood Shaving Soap?
Replies: 32
Views: 4943

Squire wrote:Curiosity does not take me beyond $15 for a refill.
Similar, though I'd probably pay £18 for a puck if it was a tallow based soap.

btw the site describes puck as 300 grammes. Suppose its a typo or it actually comes with a bowl or something.
by LouisIII
Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Vitos soap recommendation :?:
Replies: 5
Views: 1121

The Green box is better for oilier skin and the red boxes are better for dryer skin (added Glycerin). One of the red boxes is scented with coconut oil. Both versions are a first class soap and in my opinion offer amazing value-for-money. Excellent, exactly what I was looking for. Thanks. ps RR your...
by LouisIII
Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Vitos soap recommendation :?:
Replies: 5
Views: 1121

LookingGlass wrote:PM sent
LG,
Sorry if that first post was a bit confused/confusing, am just looking for opinions of differences between Vitos soaps - not buying or selling any right now/here.
by LouisIII
Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Vitos soap recommendation :?:
Replies: 5
Views: 1121

Vitos soap recommendation :?:

I'll likely end up with a kilo of each, but would like some input on if fans can really split 'em - when they were first came out some commented the 'super' or extra' red boxed one was a bit better (there are now two - standard almond and coconut). So, which of the three are preferred...?

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