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by mantic
Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Best Rover, Best Rover...We Call Bruce Over!
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

I got one a few weeks ago myself (in fact I will have a review of it on my website this Wednesday). I've never bought into the Simpson's "mystique" (this is my first full-sized Simpson's brush) but this brush is challenging my prejudice. Smaller than most of my other brushes but much more densely-pa...
by mantic
Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:13 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Anticipatory Anxiety
Replies: 9
Views: 883

Squire wrote:Or you could show one of your videos with before and after commentary from you. Shaving folk seem to like visuals.
Say, now that's an interesting idea! I will have to check with the venues to see if I can get a big-screen display I can attach my laptop to!
by mantic
Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:01 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Anticipatory Anxiety
Replies: 9
Views: 883

Anticipatory Anxiety

Gents-- As you may know I will be speaking about shaving at events in Chicago (along with Lynn Abrams from SRP and Geo from Shavenation) and Milwaukee next week. I'm becoming a nervous wreck about it: not so much from the presentation itself (I'm confident enough in my own shavegeekery to speak inte...
by mantic
Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Share your amusing phrase
Replies: 41
Views: 3229

Squire wrote:And, Mr. Churchill, "If you were my husband I would put poison in your drink".

To which he replied, "Madam, If you were my wife I would drink it."
My 2nd favorite Churchill quote. :lol:
by mantic
Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:32 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Share your amusing phrase
Replies: 41
Views: 3229

Its better to be looking at it than looking for it. (It can apply to soooo many things 8) ) And I always like the conversation attributed to Winston Churchill: Bessie Braddock: “Sir, you are drunk.” Churchill: “Yes, Madam, I am quite drunk. But you are quite ugly. And in the morning, I shall be unde...
by mantic
Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lost Texan here
Replies: 27
Views: 2666

Howdy!
by mantic
Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Anyone Else Use Brushless Shaving Creams?
Replies: 28
Views: 5028

Hey, what about Cremo, where's the love? Yeah, Cremo Cream is very good. The new T&H "Authentic No. 10" cream and gel is excellent. Sharps Kid Glove is great if you can find it. For mass-market brands, I find King Of Shaves Alphagel acceptable. I just tried "The Village Barber" shave oil this morni...
by mantic
Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Favorite Adjustable Razors
Replies: 18
Views: 2173

Progress: Will be pried from my cold, dead fingers.
Vision: Gives me a great shave but rediculously over-engineered and fragile at the same time.
Futur: I can't hold it steadily enough because of its handle to get a consistant shave.
Fat Boy: Not for me.
by mantic
Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: 10,000 Youtube Subscribers!
Replies: 16
Views: 1420

SmallTank wrote:Mantic..I hear you have been using a str8 razor nowadays..now is the progress?
Slowly, but coming along!
by mantic
Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:21 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: 10,000 Youtube Subscribers!
Replies: 16
Views: 1420

10,000 Youtube Subscribers!

Coincidentally with the release of my latest video , my Youtube channel just cracked the 10,000 subscriber mark! According to Social Blade that's roughly the 8000th (or so) most popular channel. Considering there are tens of millions of Youtube channels, that's not too shabby. Do not tell me there i...
by mantic
Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: "Massaging" Vs. "Painting" Lather Applic
Replies: 49
Views: 6068

Wow, based on the responses so far I clearly need to do more research. :shock:

--Mark
by mantic
Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:58 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: JayB
Replies: 33
Views: 3633

I've dedicated my latest video to Justin.
by mantic
Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: "Massaging" Vs. "Painting" Lather Applic
Replies: 49
Views: 6068

"Massaging" Vs. "Painting" Lather Applic

THIS thread motivated me to do some research about lather application and whether "painting" or "massaging" created the best lather with a shaving brush. After messing with it on and off for the past couple of months I have come to a tentative theory: shaving brushes with short lofts or very dense ...
by mantic
Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:11 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Truefitt and Hill Authentic No. 10 Shaving Cream?
Replies: 13
Views: 4594

No. 10 has just made it across the pond: I'll ask Todd Fisher (T&H NA CEO - I have a working relationship with him) about the lack of info and no discount policy. Its targeted as an "entry level" product, that much I know. I assume they're ramping up US distribution. Anyway, I just bought some of th...
by mantic
Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: $100,000 Razor
Replies: 24
Views: 3115

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by mantic
Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Any of you guys on Twitter?
Replies: 24
Views: 2238

@mantic59
by mantic
Fri May 27, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Vermont Country Store Shave Soap
Replies: 15
Views: 2589

Ha, GMTA! My wife just showed me the dead-tree catalog from VMC last night. I was going to "take one for the team" by ordering some!

--Mark
by mantic
Tue May 24, 2011 7:10 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Initial thoughts on Shavemac D01 Two Band Extreme Flattop
Replies: 20
Views: 4540

I just took a look at the Shavemac site and Bernd doesn't have this brush listed under their D01 line. Any idea how old the brush is?
by mantic
Fri May 20, 2011 6:19 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: The Barbershop Shave -A lost art
Replies: 25
Views: 5897

This is a timely thread for me since I just got back from Las Vegas, where I got a "spa" shave at the Wynn. Why yes, as a matter of fact I *did* make a video about it: Advice From A Barber (caution, its a long video). Some observations relevant to this thread: the resort's most experienced barber ha...
by mantic
Sun May 01, 2011 5:29 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Aftershave Balm/Splash Primer
Replies: 14
Views: 5240

Baloosh wrote:Why the hate for the Pinaud Bay Rum splash? :cry:
No hate at all! I actually like the stuff for what it is. But I wanted to concentrate on the kinds of after-the-shave products that help heal the skin.