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by paddy
Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:43 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: February 20 thru February 26 2012
Replies: 152
Views: 13019

Wednesday 22nd February

Gillette 1950s Superspeed razor

Gillette Bleue Extra blade (shave #3)

Somerset Simpson Harvard 3 Best

Taylor Lavender cream

Thayer's Aloe Lemon splash

Trumper Limes EDT
by paddy
Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:57 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: February 20 thru February 26 2012
Replies: 152
Views: 13019

Gillette 1950s superspeed

Gillette Bleue extra blade (shave #2)

Rooney Emillion silvertip

Taylor Lavender cream

TGR ASB

Lorenzo Villoresi Acqua di Colonia
by paddy
Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: February 20 thru February 26 2012
Replies: 152
Views: 13019

Gillette 1050s superspeed razor

Gillette Bleue Extra blade (shave #1)

Somerset Simpson Harvard 5 Best

Proraso Red cream

Proraso Liquid Cream ASB
by paddy
Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:33 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: February 13 thru February 19, 2012
Replies: 148
Views: 14201

Friday 17th February

Gillette 1950s Superspeed razor

Gillette Platinum Plus blade (shave #5)

Somerset Simpson Harvard 5 best

Trumper Coconut Oil cream

TGR ASB

Chanel Antaeus EDT
by paddy
Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: D.R. Harris - New Range & Royal Warrant
Replies: 74
Views: 12421

No, suppliers with or without a warrant always charge for their goods and services. I am not aware of any way in which the Royal Family benefit from this. Gareth my first post deleted here in 6 years! i shall choose my words carefully here then..... well even if the companies with the royal warrant...
by paddy
Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: D.R. Harris - New Range & Royal Warrant
Replies: 74
Views: 12421

No, suppliers with or without a warrant always charge for their goods and services.

I am not aware of any way in which the Royal Family benefit from this.
Edited by Gareth.
by paddy
Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Moderated by Sam
Replies: 1
Views: 612

I purchased it from Razor Emporium about 6 weeks ago, and have given it a fair trial, but is too mild for me.
wow! you must like a pretty agressive razor. the red tip is the most agressive superspeed of that era, followed by the silver and then the blue tip.
by paddy
Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Your shaving constants
Replies: 34
Views: 3626

at the start of the week i choose a razor and blade and stick to using that for my shaves that week. i just couldn't be bothered taking the blade out and transferring it into a new razor everyday. for the next week i'll change either the type of blade or the razor or both. everything else changes on...
by paddy
Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: February 13 thru February 19, 2012
Replies: 148
Views: 14201

Gillette 1950s superspeed razor Gillette Platinum Plus blade (shave #2) Somerset Simpson Keyhole 3 Best T&H Ultimate Comfort SC Alum TGR ASB Floris No.89 EDT it is a rare day indeed when i decide to use an alum block post shave. i like the feeling it gives at the time but it seems to lead to irritat...
by paddy
Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: D.R. Harris - New Range & Royal Warrant
Replies: 74
Views: 12421

I think this is a fair assessment. Here TV commercials regularly feature Prince Charlie announcing to the world that he is, in fact, a PC; the Queen entreating the nations youth to 'Just Do It', and of course the minor gentry hawking everything from aftershave to 4-door family cars to an adoring, o...
by paddy
Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: D.R. Harris - New Range & Royal Warrant
Replies: 74
Views: 12421

i'm sure they might get something out of it. free cornflakes maybe? they get everything else handed to them for free, so why should this be any different.

in any event, what the royal family get out of it and if so how much wasn't the point i was making. see above.
by paddy
Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: D.R. Harris - New Range & Royal Warrant
Replies: 74
Views: 12421

So that means that Corn Flakes are a simple but high-quality product ... or, the Royals are a bunch of greedy corporate schills. I presume you fall on the more crass side of the equation? my reference to kellogs cornflakes is my way of demonstrating to those that do not have the first clue about ro...
by paddy
Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:35 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: February 13 thru February 19, 2012
Replies: 148
Views: 14201

Gillette 50s Superspeed

Gillette Platinum Plus Blade (shave #1)

Somerset Simpson Chubby 2 Best

T&H Ultimate Comfort SC

TGR ASB

Creed Bois du Portugal EDT


For the record I never fail to get anything other than a superlative shave with T&H Ultimate Comfort shave cream.
by paddy
Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:47 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Vintage Butterscotch Kent V7- Kent V16 ..
Replies: 21
Views: 4758

yes i figured that out about a second after i posted. but thanks anyway. i was distracted by the magnificance of the pictures.
by paddy
Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Is there anybody out there?
Replies: 24
Views: 2242

:lol: brilliant!
by paddy
Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: D.R. Harris - New Range & Royal Warrant
Replies: 74
Views: 12421

You Brits can tell me if I'm wrong, but I understand that the premise of the Royal Warrant is that the royals have the money to buy the very best, and the education to discern quality.
hummm, well to give you an example, kelloggs cornflakes has the royal warrant on it.....
by paddy
Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:36 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Vintage Butterscotch Kent V7- Kent V16 ..
Replies: 21
Views: 4758

blimey. what size is the knot?!
by paddy
Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: D.R. Harris - New Range & Royal Warrant
Replies: 74
Views: 12421

i know that mark from vulfix / simpson was also at this fair. sounds like it was a reasonably significant week in the business calendar.
by paddy
Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: February 06 thru February 12, 2012
Replies: 158
Views: 13530

Gentlemen: It's a soft morning in Wisconsin with snowflakes dancing a sassy mazurka. The shave took an hour today, because I spent half the time daydreaming. Razor: Edwin Jagger DE89BA11 Barley Blade: Personna "Red Pack" on its third and final tour Brush: Semogue 830 boar Soap: Klar Pre-shave: Cast...
by paddy
Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:37 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Coates is no more?
Replies: 45
Views: 4071

If you look at B&B, or the British forum, nobody really rates Trumpers etc. There was a thread about the 'worst' soaps available on B&B recently, and Trumpers was second after Williams Mug soap. And then look at the praise and popularity the Italian soft soaps receive, or the German tallow based ha...