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Post by Bezdomny » Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:22 am

Hi, I am new to the forum, but am very happy that this exists. I have a blog (10 years old) on barbers and have been travelling the world visiting different ones, I hope this forum can educate me about what makes a barber reputable. I am also happy to hear from any barbers out there who might want to shave me.. I am not looking for freebies! Anywhere in the world is fine, I'll get there eventually.


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Post by Squire » Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:28 am

Welcome aboard Bez, would certainly like to hear about some of your adventures.
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Post by jww » Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:31 am

Welcome to SMF. Post often, ask questions and we will respond. Your blog looks most interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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Post by Squire » Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:32 am

Respond, extend, elaborate, then respond some more.
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Post by brothers » Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:04 am

I visited the blog. Sounds promising. As you may have observed, many of our members have posted about barbershop shaves. I'm sure you can offer us some personal experiences that will be of great interest. Thanks for stopping by SMF. Looking forward to your regular participation.
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Post by JRTASTER » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:52 am

Welcome. Hope you enjoy your time here!
Enjoying wet shaving, again.
jr/John

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Post by ShadowsDad » Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:31 pm

Interesting site!

Welcome to the forum.
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Post by CMur12 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:39 pm

Welcome to SMF, Bezdomny!

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Post by Bezdomny » Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:34 pm

Thank you all so much for the warm welcome. I only wish my beard grew faster to get shaved more often....not really... okay sometimes

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Post by brothers » Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:27 pm

Can you share some of your traveling barber shave experiences with us? I suspect you have a few.
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Post by Bezdomny » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:00 am

Hi Gary, I think if you want to make a barber pilgrimage, some of the best are in Turkey, they are famous around the world, but nothing like getting a full treatment from a traditional Turkish barber, also in Bosnia, Sarajevo there are real artists with the razor. They are hypnotizing!
In India it's quite strange since there is no standard, every barber does it his own way; I wouldn't be surprised if you found one who lathered you AFTER the shave, this is how strange they can be, but altogether great barbers. In Turkey and India a full treatment, like several hours of grooming will cost you really nothing, not so much because their economies are weak; more because shaving is a daily thing and in those countries it's still common to go to a barber a few times a week, get your shoes shined, get a watch repaired, get your shoes cobbled... all these professions still exist!
I suspect they will come back elsewhere because people are realizing the consumerist cloud has past and it's better to buy expensive handmade shoes (that can be repaired) once instead of buying mass-produced shoes several times and have them fall apart. If you do the math, the expensive ones are actually cheaper in the long run.
Back to shaving, I see a rebirth in barbershops all over. Some of them are "vintage" and hipstery, others traditional, but if you consider the cost of home shaving equipment and compare that with getting a weekly shave form a barber and add the value of having someone else groom you I think you'll see why barbershops have been around since ancient times and will be around for much longer.

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Post by Squire » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:11 am

Yes, I believe they will.
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