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by mantic
Tue Jul 13, 2004 6:40 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Bet your brush doesn't plug into the wall.....
Replies: 13
Views: 4713

Johnnie-- I agree with Vince; a decent shaving brush and some good creams or soaps will make a night-and-day difference. If you live in a halfway decent sized city, you can probably find an inexpensive boar brush (~$5-10) and a cake of Williams shaving soap (~$1). Just using those two things will gi...
by mantic
Mon Jul 12, 2004 11:27 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Bet your brush doesn't plug into the wall.....
Replies: 13
Views: 4713

Ohhhhhh...a latherizer...humina humina. I almost bought one before I got my first badger brush. I still think about getting one, because although the brush gives me a reasonable experience, there's nothing like getting consistant, hot lather with a minimum of fuss. ...mmmmmm....

--Mark
by mantic
Mon Jul 12, 2004 11:24 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Brush vs. Face
Replies: 1
Views: 1705

Brush vs. Face

Gents-- I've recently been contemplating the choice of shaving brush. While badger obviously the way to go generally, does the quality of badger seem to lend itself to certain beard types? I have one of those tough, dark beards like Homer Simpson--almost a permanent five-o'-clock shadow. My first br...
by mantic
Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:38 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Taylors "Finicky" with Water?
Replies: 1
Views: 1470

Taylors "Finicky" with Water?

Gents-- I recently tried some samples of Taylor shaving creams (Shaving Shop and Avacado). I had a very difficult time getting the right conistancy--it was either too foamy/airly (too much water) or dried quickly (not enough water). The other high-end creams I've tried (Trumper and particularly True...
by mantic
Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Great Trade
Replies: 5
Views: 1129

A Great Trade

My wife and I visited her parents this weekend. We hadn't seen them in several months, and various birthdays, holidays, and anniversarys have gone by, so it ended up being partly a gift-fest. My father-in-law recently returned to wet shaving on the advice of his doctor, as his skin was very sensitiv...
by mantic
Fri Jul 09, 2004 11:46 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Hard Soap review: Williams Mug Soap
Replies: 10
Views: 3319

Re: Hard Soap review: Williams Mug Soap

. I have no access to the other classic drugstore types - Surrey, Colgate, or Burma. Speaking of these, I was wondering if anyone had tried them? Particuarly the Colgate. What does it smell like? I might pick up some Burma tomorrow at Eckerd..it's cheap anyways. I haven't seen Colgate in any drugst...
by mantic
Thu Jul 08, 2004 2:43 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Brush "Break-In" Period?
Replies: 5
Views: 3117

Paul-- Interestingly enough, I can't detect the infamous "wet dog" smell on my new super badger brush (but I admit my sense of smell is not very acute). And its pretty soft already, compared to the inexpensive pure badger I already had. In fact, I've been kind of taken aback the past couple of days...
by mantic
Thu Jul 08, 2004 2:24 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: M3 Power for a die-hard DE user
Replies: 5
Views: 2226

Chris-- I've been curious about the M3P for some time but I'm wondering if the better shave has to do with the vibration itself or the improved cartridge. If you get an opportunity to use an M3 or M3T cartridge in the M3P handle (or conversly, an MP3 cartridge in a standard M3 handle) I hope you pos...
by mantic
Thu Jul 08, 2004 11:58 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Brush "Break-In" Period?
Replies: 5
Views: 3117

Paul-- Interestingly enough, I can't detect the infamous "wet dog" smell on my new super badger brush (but I admit my sense of smell is not very acute). And its pretty soft already, compared to the inexpensive pure badger I already had. In fact, I've been kind of taken aback the past couple of days ...
by mantic
Thu Jul 08, 2004 11:46 am
Forum: Forum Feedback
Topic: Notification by email
Replies: 3
Views: 1616

Charles-- If you look at your profile settings you'll see an email notification selection (near the bottom of the page). You can also select notification by individual topic (checkbox at the bottom of the message compose window). Unfortunately in both cases the email you get only says you have a pos...
by mantic
Thu Jul 08, 2004 9:08 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Concord Shaving Brush?
Replies: 5
Views: 2937

Concord Shaving Brush?

Gents-- Anyone have experience with Concord shaving brushes? I came across three brushes in a small gift shop in the little town I live in; the sales woman in the store didn't know anything about them, other than she thought they were Italian-made. One was obviously boar, another was probably pure b...
by mantic
Wed Jul 07, 2004 6:52 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Brush "Break-In" Period?
Replies: 5
Views: 3117

Brush "Break-In" Period?

Gents--

What's the typical "break-in" period for a new (badger) brush?

--Mark
by mantic
Wed Jul 07, 2004 6:47 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: QED "Man Soap"
Replies: 0
Views: 1314

QED "Man Soap"

Gents-- I received my order from QED yesterday. Along with the items I ordered, a sample bar of the QED Man Soap (Pepperming) was included. I had a chance to try it this morning. It lathered very well (even with the hard water I have to put up with), cleaned well and rinsed off easily, and the peppe...
by mantic
Wed Jul 07, 2004 6:10 am
Forum: Forum Feedback
Topic: Breaking in the new forum.
Replies: 3
Views: 1641

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