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by JRTASTER
Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Questions about Aftershave Balm and Aftershave Slash/Cologne
Replies: 8
Views: 2079

Re: Questions about Aftershave Balm and Aftershave Slash/Col

To me, it makes more sense to use a clear liquid scented after shave first, letting it dry/evaporate, then applying my Clinique for Men Post Shave Soother (a light milky emulsion which soothes and lightly moisturizes). I get fragrance and a bit of skin treatment. The reverse would mean you are using...
by JRTASTER
Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My Dad
Replies: 15
Views: 2309

Re: My Dad

There will never be a generation to match your (and my) dad's!

The passing of one of its members is therefore a loss of a major treasure not only to his
family, but to the rest of us as well. We are all diminished and should all mourn, as I do with you.

JR
by JRTASTER
Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Back to Jolly 'Ole
Replies: 68
Views: 9241

Re: Back to Jolly 'Ole

Bryan and Wendell, good on you both and enjoy safe and wonderful trips.
Enviously,
John
by JRTASTER
Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Cartridge Razors - 5
Replies: 69
Views: 11469

Re: Cartridge Razors - 5

Dominic, Having reread your post twice, still can't figure out if you used the MR3 in the fixed or pivoting mode. (Though I inferred from your comments, like me, the pivoting option didn't seem to tempt you). In the fixed mode, and averaging 2 - 2 1/2 passes per shave, 7-8 face shaves seemed optimal...
by JRTASTER
Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I'm back II
Replies: 10
Views: 2485

Re: I'm back II

Absolutely, glad to have you back
by JRTASTER
Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: ACO....story of destruction
Replies: 3
Views: 1229

Re: ACO....story of destruction

Senseless!
by JRTASTER
Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: 5 Best-Value Ryes
Replies: 28
Views: 2897

Re: 5 Best-Value Ryes

Squire, as usual once you launch into a subject, your vast knowledge and experience can enlighten anyone. Thanks! For me, rye has always been a mixed drink kind of liquor and hence I rarely buy anything remotely expensive. My dad was a "boilermaker" kind of guy.... a big shot of rye followed by a be...
by JRTASTER
Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Hello from Porto, Portugal
Replies: 8
Views: 3680

Re: Hello from Porto, Portugal

I lurked a long time before joining; then lurked more before posting.'
Glad you're here; hope to hear more from you!
by JRTASTER
Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: an orgy of questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2367

Re: an orgy of questions

I am personally curious about the shaving habits of SMF members so I am tossing out a number of random questions off the top of my head. This is not a survey for anyone but I thought some of us might be interested in how SMF members answer them ... if members do respond. So, answer any of them you ...
by JRTASTER
Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: The Train with Burt Lancaster
Replies: 18
Views: 1832

Re: The Train with Burt Lancaster

Strangers on a Train is one of my favorites....Terror by Night with Rathbone and Bruce is another classic...and yes !...The Lady Vanishes !! Sorry, I must have missed your reference to T L Vanishes when I posted my reference to it. And Terror by Night is also a goodie. "The Flying Scotsman!" Tho' n...
by JRTASTER
Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Rain hats???
Replies: 80
Views: 13053

Re: Rain hats???

For me, the choice in a "rain hat" is my Akubra fur felt "Australian Slouch" hat. 3 1/4" brim, comes with chin strap for wind-driven rain. The felt has enormous ability to absorb rain water but must be allowed to dry naturally. You can wear it in any weather; it's naturally breathable, comes in 1/8t...
by JRTASTER
Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: The Train with Burt Lancaster
Replies: 18
Views: 1832

Re: The Train with Burt Lancaster

the original Hitchcock version of "The Lady Vanishes."
by JRTASTER
Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Crossing one off my bucket list - White water rafting
Replies: 14
Views: 1309

Re: Crossing one off my bucket list - White water rafting

Good for you, Sam. Maybe on another trip you'll meet a woman who might share more
of your "outdoor" interests. I've seen that happen!
All the best,
John
by JRTASTER
Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Alum Blocks?
Replies: 58
Views: 21901

Re: Alum Blocks?

I have had difficulty accepting that the alum block "lets me know" how "good" my shave was. If "good" is strictly restricted to how much irritation I managed to generate, yes the sting of alum will signal it. So will an application of an alcohol- based aftershave, which many of us use as part of our...
by JRTASTER
Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Hurricane Arthur has basically passed SE NC beaches ...
Replies: 13
Views: 1319

Re: Hurricane Arthur has basically passed SE NC beaches ...

SW of the Cape, in New Bedford, an historic whaling town, and Fall River, 7-8" of rain fell. Severe highway flooding, of course. The "Islands," Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, experienced wind gusts of 70 mph and reported significant wind damage. Our luck continued: 6 hours of steady heavy rain and...
by JRTASTER
Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Hurricane Arthur has basically passed SE NC beaches ...
Replies: 13
Views: 1319

Re: Hurricane Arthur has basically passed SE NC beaches ...

Here on Cape Cod we are still waiting for the storm to hit.
Right now, the proverbial calm before the storm.
Glad to hear you guys have so far seem to have survived the worst of it; hoping it will be
no worse for those yet to feel its effects!
Waiting is never any fun!
Good Luck!
by JRTASTER
Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trip to the Beauty Supply store
Replies: 4
Views: 1389

Re: Trip to the Beauty Supply store

Basil,
Can't speak to the Aspen A/S, but several gentlemen here are fans of the
Stephans Brushless cream. My barber carries it so maybe one day I'll try it.
by JRTASTER
Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Discovery re Feather MR3 Neo / Gillette Pivot Ball 5 blade
Replies: 5
Views: 1600

Re: Discovery re Feather MR3 Neo / Gillette Pivot Ball 5 bla

As posted elsewhere, my experience with the new Feather has been nothing if not exceptional.
by JRTASTER
Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Hello
Replies: 12
Views: 3632

Re: Hello

Welcome to our shaving world!
by JRTASTER
Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Gent's Forum to this day
Replies: 18
Views: 2952

Re: A Gent's Forum to this day

I owe a lot to the "core" members here and to many others who post on SMF. I am in the camp which is glad the artisans are around, but tends to the traditional in soap makers. Based solely on my limited experience with the artisans, none yet match the soaps on which I grew up. Perhaps that makes me ...