Dollar Shave Club and Manscaped

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Dollar Shave Club and Manscaped

Post by CCoates23 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:23 pm

So...I've watched a lot of Youtubers rep these brands. Are they any good? I usually just buy an ordinary Gillette razor at my local grocery store, heck! I even have a Sweeney Todd style straight edge razor. My point is that I'm old school as F*CK and I'd love to know about these modern things. I'm not that old but I consider my self an old soul.

Just help me out with this okay? I already did my research but I want to know from you, lovely people of SMF!

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Re: Dollar Shave Club and Manscaped

Post by CMur12 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:48 pm

Welcome to SMF, CCoates23!

This is a forum of wetshavers who typically use more traditional shaving tools. In the past, we have had a minority of members who used cartridge razors, but we may not have any active members who use the newer tools that you reference. Hopefully, someone here will have some relevant experience to share.

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Re: Dollar Shave Club and Manscaped

Post by drmoss_ca » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:26 am

Welcome! Sadly I doubt you'll find anyone here would admit to using anything called 'Manscaped'! We prefer to shear a badger, make some soap, hone our straights and enjoy shaving bliss of a kind utterly unknown to the Manscaped. At the least, I hope you'll consider using a DE safety razor, but if you end up with DSC or Manscaped products, please feel free to review them here.

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Re: Dollar Shave Club and Manscaped

Post by brothers » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:05 pm

You should give those others a try to see how you like them. In answer to your question as to whether these are good, I say yes, their success proves they're pretty darn good at doing what they do.

You've seen the videos, so you know there are huge numbers of folks out there happily using these brands on a daily basis - in addition to your own use of the Gillette razors from the grocery store - which is just fine.

To each his/her own. Virtually everyone shaves, and there are a number of different styles and designs of currently manufactured razors being sold and used around the world. Razors are pretty durable, which means there are millions of old razors still in use after many years of service and many previous owners. Currently produced replacement blades are plentiful.

By the way, have you had occasion to use your straight razor?
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Re: Dollar Shave Club and Manscaped

Post by CMur12 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:01 pm

drmoss_ca wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:26 am
... Sadly I doubt you'll find anyone here would admit to using anything called 'Manscaped'! ...

Chris
Then there's that ... 8)

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Re: Dollar Shave Club and Manscaped

Post by brothers » Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:49 am

I don't get it! =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Dollar Shave Club and Manscaped

Post by CMur12 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:59 pm

Gary, I take it you don't know what "manscaping" is. It is the shaving off of pubic and/or other body hair.

Norelco makes an electric shaver specifically for this purpose (though it can also be accomplished via wetshave). They advertise that it can give you "an extra optical inch." :roll:

Beyond that, I offer no further explanation, but I'm pretty sure you get it now. 8)

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Re: Dollar Shave Club and Manscaped

Post by brothers » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:35 pm

Thanks Murray, that was way more than I would have guessed. :roll:
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Re: Dollar Shave Club and Manscaped

Post by drmoss_ca » Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:16 am

Gary has led a sheltered life. I'd refer you to Corey Greenberg's piece on shaveblog about it, but he seems to have dismantled the site.

I blame porn. Seriously, not joking. Ubiquitous porn available to youngsters (weren't the tattered magazines passed from one to another at school more fun?) has demonstrable effects on what they think people should look like, and what sex ought to be like. It appears to be giving them the wrong idea.
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Re: Dollar Shave Club and Manscaped

Post by Sam » Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:06 pm

Chris, I do not doubt for one minute that the ubiquity of information or what passes for information on the Internet is driving all sorts of people to wonder what is normal anymore. It seems that everyone on Facebook seems to be having more fun, taking more vacations, has more 'friends' and now, everyone shaves 'down there'.

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Re: Dollar Shave Club and Manscaped

Post by brothers » Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:32 pm

Well-stated, Sam. "the ubiquity of information or what passes for information on the Internet" is a complete waste of human interest and interaction.

A couple of years ago when I formerly and regrettably visited the popular social network, someone had posted a self-pitying sad song about how he or she used to have "hundreds" of friends, until suddenly for absolutely no reason at all (of course) nobody cared about some unidentified event that had occurred, leaving him or her only one "true" friend who had made an effort to console him or her on the social network. Boo-hoo, lost all of the hundreds of imaginary friends.

I, in my sometimes overly sarcastic way, pointed out that only a paranoid schizophrenic, a Hollywood celebrity, or a stuffed-shirt self-centered entertainer / intellectual / politician would imagine that vast legions of complete strangers around the world are either personal friends or, more likely, enemies, but in reality totally indifferent. Nobody gives a rip. If we are fortunate enough to have one true friend, we are rich indeed.
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