Blasphemy!

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Post by sgtrecon212 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:59 am

I found myself short of time on Thursday morning, and just couldn't get a real shave in. My supervisor's boss was coming in from home office that morning and I needed a quick touch-up. I managed to get by with a buzz cut using a Remington 3 head electric that I bought for my 17 yo son. It wasn't terrible and got me to "acceptable". Optimal, no.

It's been 15 years since I left the Army, and the same amount of time since I've even considered using an electric.

I won't be using an electric in the long term. I'm sure they work for some, but not for me. And, truthfully, I really missed my ritual.

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Post by M6Classic » Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:14 am

sgtrecon212 wrote:Remington 3 head electric that I bought for my 17 yo son.
Child abuse.

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Post by ShadowsDad » Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:18 am

:lol: Child abuse! :lol: That cracked me up!

I feel like a junkie in need of a fix if I go w/o a real shave. Or if I bowl lather instead of face lather. I won't do it anymore. Period.
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Post by jww » Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:23 pm

M6Classic wrote:
sgtrecon212 wrote:Remington 3 head electric that I bought for my 17 yo son.
Child abuse.

Buzz
+1

Brilliant.
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Post by TommyDawg » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:46 am

desparate times called for desparate measures, obviously. Live to fight another day. Lesson learned :)
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Re: Blasphemy!

Post by Raze R. Blade » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:17 pm

M6Classic wrote:
sgtrecon212 wrote:Remington 3 head electric that I bought for my 17 yo son.
Child abuse.

Buzz
What's wrong with the Remington? I have a quarter century old Remington Triple Foil 300, and it gives reasonably good shaves. Not as good as a safety razor with a good blade, badger brush and quality soap, but still an acceptably good and rather fast shave. That traditional wetshaving provides the best performance/value option around does not make electrics or cartridge razors any less effective than they were before.

One thing has always puzzled me, though. It seems that a lot of men switched from safety razors to electrics in the early 1960s. I wonder why that was the case... Some of the Remingtons from that time gave great shaves, but still not like a safety razor.

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Post by ShadowsDad » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:42 pm

Raze R., I lived it. It happened for the same reason blades dropped off. There was no one who knew how to shave with a blade anymore or at least around me, and it isn't intuitive. Around the same time the early cartridges started and gained a foothold because they were easy to use and get decent results with. Electrics were there and folks started to use them as well.

BTW, I never could tolerate the Remington type, but loved the Norelco triple headers, later known as Phillips.
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Post by M6Classic » Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:43 am

Raze R. Blade wrote:
M6Classic wrote:
sgtrecon212 wrote:Remington 3 head electric that I bought for my 17 yo son.
Child abuse.

Buzz
What's wrong with the Remington? I have a quarter century old Remington Triple Foil 300, and it gives reasonably good shaves. Not as good as a safety razor with a good blade, badger brush and quality soap, but still an acceptably good and rather fast shave. That traditional wetshaving provides the best performance/value option around does not make electrics or cartridge razors any less effective than they were before.

One thing has always puzzled me, though. It seems that a lot of men switched from safety razors to electrics in the early 1960s. I wonder why that was the case... Some of the Remingtons from that time gave great shaves, but still not like a safety razor.
Oh, I suspect there are electric razor sites where subscribers will celebrate the passing of a Remington to one's son. As far as I know, there's nothing wrong with Remingtons, its just that around these parts we...well, at least I...dedicate ourselves...at least myself...to the perpetuation of wet shaving. I gave my son a Chubby 3 and a pot of St. James's and a proper Merkur. If said son decides to use an electric razor I am sure that his sister will enjoy being my sole heir.

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Post by CMur12 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:20 pm

M6Classic wrote:
Raze R. Blade wrote:
M6Classic wrote: Child abuse.

Buzz
What's wrong with the Remington? I have a quarter century old Remington Triple Foil 300, and it gives reasonably good shaves. Not as good as a safety razor with a good blade, badger brush and quality soap, but still an acceptably good and rather fast shave. That traditional wetshaving provides the best performance/value option around does not make electrics or cartridge razors any less effective than they were before.

One thing has always puzzled me, though. It seems that a lot of men switched from safety razors to electrics in the early 1960s. I wonder why that was the case... Some of the Remingtons from that time gave great shaves, but still not like a safety razor.
Oh, I suspect there are electric razor sites where subscribers will celebrate the passing of a Remington to one's son. As far as I know, there's nothing wrong with Remingtons, its just that around these parts we...well, at least I...dedicate ourselves...at least myself...to the perpetuation of wet shaving. I gave my son a Chubby 3 and a pot of St. James's and a proper Merkur. If said son decides to use an electric razor I am sure that his sister will enjoy being my sole heir.
Buzz
:shock:


Not to worry, Buzz. Though I can't say I approve of the Merkur razor, any young man who fancies a Chubby 3 Manchurian as his brush of choice is certainly hard core in my book!

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Post by Squire » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:26 pm

My kid shaves with Bic and gel but insists on using Trumper's Lime aftershave so I'm making some progress.
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Post by Raze R. Blade » Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:49 am

CMur12 wrote: :shock:


Not to worry, Buzz. Though I can't say I approve of the Merkur razor, any young man who fancies a Chubby 3 Manchurian as his brush of choice is certainly hard core in my book!

- Murray
At first I thought you were joking about the "Chubby 3 Manchurian". It was rather surprise to find a Simfix brush with High Mountain Manchurian badger hair. Now what marketing wonk thought that one up? However grand the brush, he or she should be given a Nobel Prize for embellishment.

And all this time I thought it was the Western Lowland Bamboo Forest badger that had the best hair. Go figure.

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Post by M6Classic » Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:27 am

Raze R. Blade wrote:
CMur12 wrote: :shock:


Not to worry, Buzz. Though I can't say I approve of the Merkur razor, any young man who fancies a Chubby 3 Manchurian as his brush of choice is certainly hard core in my book!

- Murray
At first I thought you were joking about the "Chubby 3 Manchurian". It was rather surprise to find a Simfix brush with High Mountain Manchurian badger hair. Now what marketing wonk thought that one up? However grand the brush, he or she should be given a Nobel Prize for embellishment.

And all this time I thought it was the Western Lowland Bamboo Forest badger that had the best hair. Go figure.
I am so sorry Raze, but I lost track of how this thread became a discussion of the relative merits of different badger hairs. I must have misread something from the discussion. Embellishment? You might so insist, but I couldn't possibly comment...perhaps Gary Young would offer his observations on this matter. This is a vintage brush, about thirty years old. I know it pains Our Good Doctor to hear me repeat this, but it also has an elephant ivory handle.

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Post by slantman » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:13 am

Squire wrote:My kid shaves with Bic and gel but insists on using Trumper's Lime aftershave so I'm making some progress.
He is certainly getting there. Keep working on him :D

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Post by Racso_MS » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:15 pm

slantman wrote:
Squire wrote:My kid shaves with Bic and gel but insists on using Trumper's Lime aftershave so I'm making some progress.
He is certainly getting there. Keep working on him :D
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Post by harper » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:29 pm

I kept a Braun electric in my office for 20 years or more for those times when I was downtown and had to go out in the evening and needed to shave. It was perfect for that. I still keep an electric at home now that I am retired ... for the same reason ... but not the same Braun. An electric razor has its place and for me it was just what I needed. It doesn't shave a close as a DE or a cartridge razor but it did the job.

Unlike Squire, my 40 year old son just uses an old cartidge razor and hand soap. I have tried persuading him to change but he won't and he is both bigger and younger than I am.

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