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Hello from England

Postby KerryPB » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:31 pm

Evening all,

I'm Kerry and totally owe my love of wet shaving to my best mate (thanks Gareth) who wasn't kidding when he said "take the plunge and dive in. Careful though, it's a bit like Alice in Wonderland and falling down the rabbit hole". Mm hmm, he was right :D . For me it's the plethora of options available to us that make it such a brilliant ritual / hobby / habit.

As I've gotten older and become a father I've found that life has become so much busier (my children are 5 and under, I've a rather demanding feline called Loki, I work full time in the security industry and, along with my wife Sarah, am working doubly hard in establishing / growing our artisan soap company, Phoenix and Beau).

What on earth did I do with my spare time during my 20's?!

My every other daily shave is a moment to myself where I can find singular focus (razors tend to do that to a man.. Smile) and get to close the bathroom door, put some music on (to name a few: Zeppelin, Hendrix, Bowie, Howling Wolf Johnson, Johnny Cash..) and take care of my appearance. Grooming to me is an awareness. An awareness of wanting to look after my skin, my appearance and wanting to take some pride in it. I guess like most of us my shave always leaves me feeling refreshed and, albeit momentarily, takes some time from my face :) .

As I creep inexorably closer to 40 this is most welcome.. :D
Equipment wise I'm currently enjoying the ludicrously ferocious Feather professional supers on a brute of a Mongoose. For me it demands complete respect but oh my, the shave it provides!

Thanks for reading and happy shaving!

Kerry.
Owner, Chief Soap Maker & Conjurer of Scents at Phoenix and Beau.
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Re: Hello from England

Postby CMur12 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:52 pm

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

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Re: Hello from England

Postby KerryPB » Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:51 am

Thanks Murray :)
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Re: Hello from England

Postby drmoss_ca » Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:59 am

Welcome, Kerry.

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Re: Hello from England

Postby ShadowsDad » Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:37 am

Welcome to the forum! Yup, sounds like you're a traditional blade shaver!
Brian

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Or find it here: Italian Barber, West Coast Shaving, Barclay Crocker, The Old Town Shaving Company at Stats, Maggard Razors; Leavitt & Peirce, Harvard Square
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Re: Hello from England

Postby Squire » Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:46 pm

Hey Kerry, welcome aboard.
Regards,
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Re: Hello from England

Postby brothers » Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:34 pm

Hi Kerry, thanks for becoming a member of SMF. I wish you every success with your business pursuit!
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Re: Hello from England

Postby pausted » Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:24 am

Welcome, Kerry. I'm looking forward to your participation in the forum.
Best regards,

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