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New guy here

Postby PerfectlyInsane » Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:03 am

Hello to all,
I'm new to the DE wet shaving thing. I've always shaved with Schick cartridge razors(Tracer, Quattro, etc) and the canned shaving cream. My gf recently bought me a shaving kit from Trader Joe's that just had a brush and shaving cream. I tried it and although it didn't make a good lather the cream seemed better than the canned stuff. That got me started looking into wet shaving. I recently picked up a Merkur HD 34c, Perfecto Badger Brush, Taylor of old Bond street cream, and a sampler pack of razors. I've only shaved with the new stuff a couple of times and had a few issues but I think it will just take time to get my technique down. Thank you for having me hopefully I can learn some stuff from the forum.
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Re: New guy here

Postby ShadowsDad » Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:21 pm

Welcome to the forum PI!

There's lots of information already here and you have access to it all. Be sure to check out the University section.
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Re: New guy here

Postby CMur12 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:10 pm

Welcome, PerfectlyInsane!

It sounds like you're off to a good start. As Brian said, check back through the threads in the ShaveMyFace University and note the Useful Video thread at the top of the SMF University page. Also, feel free to ask specific questions.

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Re: New guy here

Postby PerfectlyInsane » Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:09 pm

Thanks guys, I'm enjoying this new adventure so far.
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Re: New guy here

Postby brothers » Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:30 pm

Yes sir, welcome to SMF. Looking forward to reading about your ongoing experiences.
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Re: New guy here

Postby Squire » Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:24 pm

Welcome aboard PI, we're a congenial bunch who appreciate some of the simple things in life.
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Re: New guy here

Postby jww » Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:58 am

Squire wrote:Welcome aboard PI, we're a congenial bunch who appreciate some of the simple things in life.

+1

Some of us are more congenial then others ....... :wink:

Welcome to SMF. Post often!
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Re: New guy here

Postby Chaps » Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:25 pm

Welcome to the club. Like others have said, sounds like you have a good start. You won't find a better group of gentleman (and at times, ladies) than right here.
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Re: New guy here

Postby mustang_john » Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:24 pm

Wellcome Sir!!!

Not been on for a while, missed you post. I've enjoyed my journey into DE shaving, i am sure you will too.

All the best,

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Re: New guy here

Postby Mr.Max » Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:51 pm

Hello PI!
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Re: New guy here

Postby BiffBuff » Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:54 pm

For me, the hardest part of switching from multi-blades to DE was un-learning all the bad habits regarding pressure and angle -- the Merkur 34C is a wonderful razor that will simply take a while to become comfortable with.

Try using the Merkur to do the easiest parts of your beard (for me, the cheeks) then finish up with your multi-blade for the rest. Add a little more territory each shave for the DE razor and, before you know it, your Merkur will feel like second nature.
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Re: New guy here

Postby foxmiluroa » Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:20 am

i'm also newbie and think this will be good adventure
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Re: New guy here

Postby CMur12 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:46 pm

Welcome to SMF, foxmiluroa!

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Re: New guy here

Postby Squire » Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:55 pm

Hey fox, welcome aboard, join the conversation.
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Re: New guy here

Postby Drakhtul » Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:21 pm

I am also new. Hello everyone :)
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Re: New guy here

Postby CMur12 » Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:11 pm

Welcome to SMF, Drakhtul! Glad to have you join our little community.

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Re: New guy here

Postby ShadowsDad » Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:21 am

Welcome to the forum Drak' ! You should, but there's no rule saying that you should, introduce yourself in a thread all your own. You'll get a better response.
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Re: New guy here

Postby fallingwickets » Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:24 am

welcome Drakhtu. look forward to seeing you around in the forums

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Re: New guy here

Postby TheMonk » Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:51 pm

Welcome to SMF!
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