What's in the box?

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Re: What's in the box?

Post by fallingwickets » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:35 am

on the subject of 70's, maybe a gordon missive did the trick, but i bought a bottle of taylors 74 and havent used anything else since then. total, TOTAL chick magnate :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: What's in the box?

Post by brothers » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:16 pm

It has become very clear to me that I simply have too many brushes and razors, not to mention blades. It's embarrassing.
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Re: What's in the box?

Post by brothers » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:03 pm

I am going to have to expand the nightmare by dividing the surplus stuff into catagories: Soap/Cream box; Razor box; Blade box; Brush box; Fragrances box. This will become my first step toward simplicification of the whole hoard. It's sickening . . . .
It just occurred to me that I could either PIF the stuff, or maybe just sell the whole box kind of like we used to see "mystery" boxes. Time will tell. Selling stuff piecemeal is an enormous hassle. I don't even know what I have.
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Re: What's in the box?

Post by EL Alamein » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:58 pm

Gary, good on you!

I hope you reach a point where I perceive you want to go and that is to have only what you use and have plenty of it.

For my self, I can't create a box. I have many things I like to use and just use them when the spirit moves me. I've pretty much sold off the things I can't use but still have many I use sparingly. There's a great bit of nostalgia wrapped up in them so they'll outlast me.

I have plenty of the things that that I use daily so I'm happy.

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Re: What's in the box?

Post by brothers » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:22 pm

Yes sir, Chris. That's the heart of it. I've found what works best for me (most recently the brush) and am happy sticking to those handful. Meanwhile I'm burdened by the little mound of the hardware stuff that's left over. None of it is considered a profitable investment. I'd call it surplus of no use to me. Soaps and creams that I love to use are by nature going to go away through getting used up. Surplus razors, blades and brushes and other related objects (other than the few I keep for my own use, and as you point out because of nostalgia) should be "catch and release" materials.
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Re: What's in the box?

Post by brothers » Mon May 21, 2018 8:35 pm

Current box contents 05-21-18

1 x TOBS Jermyn St. shaving cream
1 x TOBS Luxury Lime shaving soap new in box
2 x Penhaligons Sartorial shaving soap in bowl new in box
1 x Myrsol shaving cream soap 1000g new
5 x Myrsol shaving cream soap 150g
1 x Gron Lycka shaving soap 200g new
1 x Phoenix & Beau Star Noir soap new
1 x Penhaligons Blenheim Bouquet EdT
1 x Penhaligons English Fern aftershave
1 x Penhaligons Sartorial EdT
1 x Domenico Caraceni 1913 shaving cream
1 x Eufros (Jabonman) unscented soap
1 x MensSoapCo Himalaya soap
1 x AOS Lemon shaving cream 5 oz. tub. Lightly used.
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Re: What's in the box?

Post by fallingwickets » Tue May 22, 2018 4:35 am

I really need new stuff for my 'box' :roll: :roll: :D and so i stocked up on some cyril soaps...you know just in case it gets discontinued or the recipe changes in the next several decades!

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Re: What's in the box?

Post by TRBeck » Tue May 22, 2018 7:25 am

Clive, I bought a couple of the Salter cakes as well. I love that scent and want a usable soap with it. I also don't need more stuff in the box, especially since I have a couple of kilos of unsoaped stearic acid and a bucket of tallow in the fridge...I am weak. :roll: :lol:
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Re: What's in the box?

Post by brothers » Tue May 22, 2018 11:45 am

This box is the only one that I'm able to list the stuff jammed in there. The boxes for razors, blades, brushes, and related scattered stuff are somewhere in the clouds. I think I may have to incorporate and establish separate divisions for identifying and cataloging all of it similar to the Smithsonian. Then I could hire an army of curators and docents to operate the caverns and catacombs of long buried shave mummies.
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Re: What's in the box?

Post by fallingwickets » Wed May 23, 2018 4:19 am

I think I may have to incorporate and establish separate divisions for identifying and cataloging all of it similar to the Smithsonian.
Can't wait to read the job offer posted in the help wanted sections :D

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Re: What's in the box?

Post by brothers » Wed May 23, 2018 5:17 pm

Clive, do I have a volunteer? :D
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Re: What's in the box?

Post by fallingwickets » Thu May 24, 2018 5:34 am

definitely not....ive got my own issues here :D :D
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Re: What's in the box?

Post by brothers » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:29 am

In the past few weeks the box has gone from this:

Current box contents 05-21-18

1 x TOBS Jermyn St. shaving cream
1 x TOBS Luxury Lime shaving soap new in box
2 x Penhaligons Sartorial shaving soap in bowl new in box
1 x Myrsol shaving cream soap 1000g new
5 x Myrsol shaving cream soap 150g
1 x Gron Lycka shaving soap 200g new
1 x Phoenix & Beau Star Noir soap new
1 x Penhaligons Blenheim Bouquet EdT
1 x Penhaligons English Fern aftershave
1 x Penhaligons Sartorial EdT
1 x Domenico Caraceni 1913 shaving cream
1 x Eufros (Jabonman) unscented soap
1 x MensSoapCo Himalaya soap
1 x AOS Lemon shaving cream 5 oz. tub. Lightly used.


To this, as of 02Sept2018:

Current box contents 09-02-18

1 x Eufros unscented soap
1 x MensSoapCo Himalaya soap
Gary

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Re: What's in the box?

Post by brothers » Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:20 pm

Rapidly heading toward empty -

03Sept2018

Men's Soap Co. Himalaya glycerin soap
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Re: What's in the box?

Post by brothers » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:53 am

Current box contents 09-05-18

1 x MensSoapCo Himalaya glycerin shaving soap
14 x boar shaving brushes
9 x badger shaving brushes
7 x synthetic shaving brushes
2 x horse shaving brushes
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Re: What's in the box?

Post by brothers » Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:27 pm

Digging deep into the shaving archives -

Current box contents 8Oct18

14 x boar shaving brushes
9 x badger shaving brushes
7 x synthetic shaving brushes
2 x horse shaving brushes
5 x Tabac soap stick refills
4 x Strop Shoppe shaving soaps
3 x AOS tallow shaving soaps
1 x AOS Sandalwood shaving cream tub
1 x TOBS Sandalwood shaving soap in wooden bowl
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Re: What's in the box?

Post by brothers » Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:01 pm

Current box contents 12-8-18

14 x boar shaving brushes
9 x badger shaving brushes
7 x synthetic shaving brushes
2 x horse shaving brushes
10 x Tabac stick refills – new
5 x AOS tallow Sandalwood shaving soap – new (discontinued)
5 x Strop Shoppe tallow shaving soap, various scents – new (discontinued)
2 x Mike’s Lime shaving soap bars - new
Gary

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