How old are you? A demographic poll

Feel free to post anything unrelated to wet shaving or men's grooming (I.e. cars, watches, pens, leather goods. You know, the finer things of life).

How old are you?

Poll ended at Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:52 am

15-20
2
2%
21-30
11
9%
31-40
31
24%
41-50
33
26%
51-60
34
27%
61-70
13
10%
70+
2
2%
I'm a vampire
1
1%
 
Total votes: 127

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Chaps
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Post by Chaps » Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:00 pm

I'm in the 41-50 spot now, but come NOV, I'll move to the 51-60.

Danny
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Squire
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Post by Squire » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:30 pm

A better thread might be what did our predecessor females use as a grooming tool.
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Post by Straight Arrow » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:09 am

I'm 54. I remember JFK's assassination, John Glenn's earth orbit, and The Beatles on Ed Sullivan. I also remember my Dad shaving with a Gold Tech which is now in my razor collection.
Rich

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Post by desertbadger » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:12 am

GA Russell wrote:I wonder what percentage of North American traditional wetshavers are old enough to remember a father using a safety razor or perhaps (like me) a grandfather using a straight.
Hi, Gene! I remember my dad using a DE, then switched to a Schick Injector and my 2 of my uncles (moms side) using STR8's.
BTW, I just turned 58 in June.

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David
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Post by jww » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:46 am

51 and aging perfectly, according to my wife. :wink:
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Post by 95% » Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:11 am

67. My body's old but it ain't impaired.

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Post by Blue As A Jewel » Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:32 am

I'm a 49 year old vampire... I didn't see a catagory for that...
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Post by Dale » Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:32 am

I vaguely recall my Dad using a DE, but it seems he mostly used an electric. He gave me my great-grandfather's straight and strop which I have never used. Oh, I am 59.
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Post by reggiano » Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:47 am

I'm 51, my oldest son is off to college in 2 weeks, the other going into 10th grade. I remember shaving with my dad's adjustable (sans blade) as a kid.

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Post by m3m0ryleak » Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:33 am

Myself, on the cusp of 60 but shhh!, don't tell anyone.

The result of this survey shows that the preponderance of respondents are in their fifties. Quite the contrast when compared to a survey taken at that "other forum" where the under 30 crowd leads the poll. I appreciate the level of experience and resulting maturity shown here.
Tony

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Post by paddy » Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:37 am

i'm 33, going on 34.

i've been wetshaving since i was around 13. using cartridges and foam / gel. got into 'proper' wetshaving i.e. with a DE, brush and soap/cream in when i was around 27 or so.
Remember: this is all just wasted time and lives talking nonsense to strangers about pieces of metal, hair and chemical compounds.

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Post by Tye » Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:52 am

46 next Thursday.

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Post by i_shaved_something » Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:13 pm

old enough to shave 8)
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Post by siouxsie » Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:15 pm

I'm pleased this has caught on. Some of you with 15-20 year old kids need to get them on board!
~Scott

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Post by siouxsie » Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:16 pm

Blue As A Jewel wrote:I'm a 49 year old vampire... I didn't see a catagory for that...
I just assumed most vampires would be at least a century old. Never assume... Too much True Blood and too many Anne Rice novels. 8)
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Post by a-cut-above » Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:30 pm

The A1 is the Super Speed of my birth year. OK, 1955 so I am 55. I remember my Dad having a Super Speed in a plastic case with a clear top and red base in the cabinet over the sink but he shaved with an electric. A lot of men of his generation were obsessed with being "modern", almost as a matter of pride. There was a bottle of Old Spice as well. That was used daily.
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Post by bernards66 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:01 pm

Okay Chris, I can get into that. Heard The Door's "The End" before it was even released, hung out at Max's Kansas City bumping into Nico, Candy Darling and that crowd, saw the Ramones live at Hilly's before anyone outside the City had ever heard of them and was in front of my apt. a block away when they busted Sid Vicious....ah!...those were the days!...cough...wheez....

I'm 62 ( I was going to lie, but what the hell....I don't really believe it anyway ). By the time I was around both my father and my grandfather shaved with electrics. Perhaps one of the first overt signs of rebellion was when I bought that new Gillette long handled adjustable in 1964 and taught myself how to use it.
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Post by siouxsie » Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:26 pm

bernards66 wrote:Okay Chris, I can get into that. Heard The Door's "The End" before it was even released, hung out at Max's Kansas City bumping into Nico, Candy Darling and that crowd, saw the Ramones live at Hilly's before anyone outside the City had ever heard of them and was in front of my apt. a block away when they busted Sid Vicious....ah!...those were the days!...cough...wheez....

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Gordon

See this is why we need time machines so I can go back before I was born and do things like this. Don't need the future, just come back to present if you want.

Saw a mediocre documentary recently about the Velvets(mediocre doc, not band), as I recently and finally decided to get into some of the influences of my favorite band, and one of the funniest things was that Lou didn't tell Doug who Candy was until more than a year or so after he'd sung "Candy Says" and they'd put it on record. Thought that was quite funny. Doug probably would have sung it differently so it's a good thing maybe.
~Scott

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Post by rgc » Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:30 am

I am 40 but have the body of a 60 year old and the mind of a toddler. At least that's how I feel.

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Post by Cigar Dan » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:21 am

47. I was born right at the junction between the baby boom and generation X. I have distinct memories of my dad shaving with a Super Speed--which may partially explain my fondness for the venerable SS.
Danny

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