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Hello from Texas

Postby pausted » Wed May 07, 2014 9:07 am

Hello All,
After lurking for a long time I finally registered and look forward to participating in the conversation. I find SMF to be a very congenial and informative place.

My shaving history is much like many others, I suspect. As a young man I began shaving with a DE Gillette and did so for years. Then I moved on to twin blade cartridges and Gillette Foamy or Barbasol. When the blade count got up to three I stayed there and never did move on to the modern multi bladed contraptions. About six or seven years ago I returned to wet shaving and now get more enjoyable and much better shaves. SMF and other forums are responsible for my return to the DE razor and high quality soaps and creams. For that, I thank all of you.

Best regards,
Basil
Best regards,

Basil
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Re: Hello from Texas

Postby ShadowsDad » Wed May 07, 2014 9:42 am

Welcome! I'm glad you decided to join in.

I'd wager your story is the most common one. I know it's mine give or take a few minor details.
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Re: Hello from Texas

Postby CMur12 » Wed May 07, 2014 10:07 am

Welcome, Basil. Glad to add your voice to the community.

I'm guessing that you, Brian, and I are all roughly the same age. When I started shaving, the choice was between a Gillette DE and a Schick Injector. I started with the latter, moving on later to a Gillette DE, twin-blade, and even electric. Along the way, I also used a brush and shaving soap or cream.

I look forward to reading your posts.

- Murray
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Re: Hello from Texas

Postby jww » Wed May 07, 2014 10:10 am

+1 re our collective history.

Welcome to SMF --- looking forward to hearing from you often.
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Re: Hello from Texas

Postby brothers » Wed May 07, 2014 10:41 am

Hi Basil. Welcome to the SMF. We are certainly looking forward to your participation and contributions.
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Re: Hello from Texas

Postby pausted » Wed May 07, 2014 11:45 am

Thank you , gentlemen. I hope to be an active participant and hope to add some meaningful comments.

Basil
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Re: Hello from Texas

Postby Squire » Wed May 07, 2014 1:38 pm

Hey Basil, welcome aboard. All comments, meaningful or otherwise, are welcome as we are not very judgmental around here.
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Re: Hello from Texas

Postby JRTASTER » Wed May 07, 2014 2:39 pm

Basil,
Welcome to SMF.
Congenial and non-judgmental seems to sum up SMF very well!
Been shaving for over 50 years and still find so much here to intrigue and
educate me. Hope you will enjoy your time here and contribute often.
Enjoying wet shaving, again.
jr/John
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Re: Hello from Texas

Postby malocchio » Wed May 07, 2014 6:34 pm

Welcome to the forum Basil..have fun !
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Re: Hello from Texas

Postby NiceRack » Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:01 am

Welcome Basil, Im new to the forum as well. You're from the RGV? I was born and raised in McAllen, so I know the Valley...what town are you from?
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Re: Hello from Texas

Postby TheMonk » Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:09 am

Welcome to SMF, Basil! Enjoy the ride.
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Re: Hello from Texas

Postby pausted » Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:12 pm

Thanks fellas, I've been here for a few months and really enjoying it.
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Re: Hello from Texas

Postby pausted » Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:13 pm

NiceRack wrote:Welcome Basil, Im new to the forum as well. You're from the RGV? I was born and raised in McAllen, so I know the Valley...what town are you from?


NiceRack, I live in McAllen. Been here since 1983.
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Re: Hello from Texas

Postby pausted » Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:17 pm

TheMonk wrote:Welcome to SMF, Basil! Enjoy the ride.


TheMonk, I noticed that you tried a sample of J. Peterman 1903. I have been using it lately and think its a very good cream. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts about the cream.
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