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An alternative to shaving every day

Postby brothers » Wed May 17, 2017 6:26 am

Since I don't have to dress up and report to my job any more, I enjoy my leisure in the morning very much. All my life I have looked forward to my morning shave, and even when I didn't shave for one reason or other, I usually find time to grab a luxurious shave later in the day, just because. Over the past several months, it has been much easier to just skip shaving all together. Maybe tomorrow! I still love to shave, don't get me wrong, but now that I've found my best razor/blade/brush/soap/cream combo (thanks to SMF, etc.) there's just as much satisfaction shaving off a two/three day beard as it is to do it every day. Literally nobody other than me even knows or cares if I shave or not.
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Re: An alternative to shaving every day

Postby Rufus » Wed May 17, 2017 3:38 pm

Although I've been retired for several years I still shave every day. I enjoy shaving and like the way I feel afterwards: clean and invigorated. Occasionally I have to miss a day of shaving, but I don't like it because I feel slightly grubby and in some cases, slothful. Perhaps it's a case of old habits die hard, but it's more like wearing polished shoes, a laundered shirt and clean underwear, I don't feel good without them.
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Re: An alternative to shaving every day

Postby CMur12 » Wed May 17, 2017 4:18 pm

I haven't shaved every day for many years, as my skin never tolerated it. Since I've worn a beard since 1972, my shaven neck in the shadow of the beard doesn't readily show a little growth. That being said, since I retired three years ago I have continued to shave on the same schedule as before.

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Re: An alternative to shaving every day

Postby EL Alamein » Wed May 17, 2017 6:16 pm

Gary, good on you. It's a sign of status that you've reached this point. Enjoy it.

I hope to get there in the next thirty years.

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Re: An alternative to shaving every day

Postby ShadowsDad » Wed May 17, 2017 8:43 pm

Gary, I pretty much could have penned your words.

When I "go out" even if it's just grocery shopping with the wife I'm clean shaven, other than that not so much. Since a shave for me lasts about 24 hours or more before shadow is seen many times I can shave once and get a 2fer.
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Re: An alternative to shaving every day

Postby Tinman » Fri May 19, 2017 9:07 am

Back in the 70s I tried growing a beard (had recently got out of the Army and returned to college). After about 4 weeks it still felt uncomfortable and I have been a daily shaver ever since. For some reason I do not like the feel of stubble on my face. I even pack a disposable razor and tiny can of shaving cream in my carry-on for international flights so I can be clean shaven when I leave the airport. I do have some sense of the Gary's point as I wait about 30 mins in the AM (when I'm not traveling, I work from home) so that my morning beard is just that little bit more exposed for a good shave.
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Re: An alternative to shaving every day

Postby Squire » Thu May 25, 2017 8:15 am

If I don't shave in the morning it will be because I died in my sleep.
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Re: An alternative to shaving every day

Postby brothers » Thu May 25, 2017 4:18 pm

I bet you're still shaving twice a day?
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Re: An alternative to shaving every day

Postby Squire » Sat May 27, 2017 10:09 am

Yep.
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Re: An alternative to shaving every day

Postby mlb549 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:20 am

I have been a daily wet shaver for over 50 years, both head and face. I have never used a aerosol can of junk, disposable razor, or cartridge razor. I tried an electric on my head several years ago, twice- one time too many, don't even know where it is now. I grew up watching my granddad and my dad wet shaving and thought that was good enough for them, it's good enough for me. I still have some of their razors and mugs, and use them occasionally. I cannot even reason not shaving everyday. I shaved everyday while in Vietnam for 25 months!! It's just a routine I never tire of----the new norm around these parts of having a few days growth as being stylish and considered attractive by females does not concern me. YMMV is the nature of our society, sometimes you are "in" and sometimes you are "out". That is what makes this forum great!
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Re: An alternative to shaving every day

Postby Ouchmychin » Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:52 pm

Since my hospital stay I have not had the shaving enthusiasm I had before my illness. I shave every day or so and don't bother with the DE or SE razors in my collection to get close. I prefer a BIC Sensitive disposable and a brushless cream or gel. Super easy and good enough for an elderly gent who can't drive any more and mostly is housebound except for dial-a -ride trips to Dr's etc. Things happen at 86 but life us still great when those you love reciprocate.
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Re: An alternative to shaving every day

Postby brothers » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:01 pm

Pete, it's good to hear from you! It's clear you have a kind and loving family around you. It's not the tools one uses to shave with, it's the fact that you feel good about being clean shaven, and that is what helps you keep a positive attitude and feel good about yourself all day long. Take care of yourself brother, and here's hoping you have a smooth and successful recovery. All the best to you, friend ---
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Re: An alternative to shaving every day

Postby Ouchmychin » Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:28 pm

Thanks Gary, and the same to you and all the members of SMF.
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Re: An alternative to shaving every day

Postby Squire » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:30 pm

Ouchmychin wrote:Since my hospital stay I have not had the shaving enthusiasm I had before my illness. I shave every day or so and don't bother with the DE or SE razors in my collection to get close. I prefer a BIC Sensitive disposable and a brushless cream or gel. Super easy and good enough for an elderly gent who can't drive any more and mostly is housebound except for dial-a -ride trips to Dr's etc. Things happen at 86 but life us still great when those you love reciprocate.


Good to hear from you man, hang in there.
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