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by brothers
Mon Feb 19, 2024 6:40 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD February 19 - February 25, 2024
Replies: 1
Views: 56

SOTD February 19 - February 25, 2024

It's Art of Shaving Peppermint shaving cream to start the week off.
I'm always looking forward to my Monday morning shave.
by brothers
Mon Feb 12, 2024 7:36 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: February 12 - February 18, 2024
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: SOTD: February 12 - February 18, 2024

This morning's soap of the day turned out to be surprisingly good. --- Fine's Green Vetiver --- the badger brush made a memorable lather. This is the only vetiver fragrance that I can tolerate. Of course, this fragrance of Fine's shaving soap has been discontinued for 4 or 5 years now.
by brothers
Thu Feb 08, 2024 9:48 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Simple Poem to make me smile
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Simple Poem to make me smile

Nothing philosophical, just some animals having fun and what happens when I clean up the kitchen --- 

Hey diddle diddle
The cat and the fiddle
The cow jumped over the moon
The little dog laughed to see such sport
And the dish ran away with the spoon
by brothers
Wed Feb 07, 2024 8:28 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review of the "new" Mitchell's Woolfat
Replies: 7
Views: 387

Re: Review of the "new" Mitchell's Woolfat

Before I posted about it yesterday, I also read the positive comments. I was slightly alarmed when the author enthusiastically wrote the last sentence that declared the new stuff is 10 (Ten???) times better than the old stuff. Really!!! :lol: Of course that was what prompted me to ask for other revi...
by brothers
Tue Feb 06, 2024 9:37 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review of the "new" Mitchell's Woolfat
Replies: 7
Views: 387

Review of the "new" Mitchell's Woolfat

I've been hoping Wendell (jww) would give us a rundown of his take of the recently reformulated Mitchell's, which has earned him the SMF moniker "Woolfat Evangelist"! Considering he's not checked in for about a year now, maybe he'll give us an update on his favorite soap. More importantly,...
by brothers
Tue Feb 06, 2024 9:08 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: February 5 - February 11, 2024
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: SOTD: February 5 - February 11, 2024

Murray, these Monday's just keep a'comin' don't they? :D Monday Morning was a good opportunity for me to re-evaluate my brush rotation, considering the somewhat used-up Zenith boar brush. It turned out that my treasured Rooney Finest is the long-overdue permanent replacement/upgrade to a world-class...
by brothers
Tue Jan 30, 2024 5:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fifteen years on this forum
Replies: 14
Views: 1871

Re: Fifteen years on this forum

Nate wrote: Mon Jan 29, 2024 11:08 am Murray, Lynn, and Gary! Great to see some familiar faces! I hope all is well with you guys, shaving and otherwise.

The Feather Artist Club format has really been a game changer for you eh Gary?
Yep! 8) Took a while, and they just work for me.
by brothers
Mon Jan 29, 2024 9:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fifteen years on this forum
Replies: 14
Views: 1871

Re: Fifteen years on this forum

It's good to see you again Nate! I also hit my 15th year a few months back.
by brothers
Mon Jan 29, 2024 9:48 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD January 29 - February 4, 2024
Replies: 8
Views: 385

SOTD January 29 - February 4, 2024

This morning's Joris soap did OK with the Zenith boar brush, but I should have remembered to reserve the boar brush for the shaving creams. It does much better with creams. It's been a good brush, but every time I use it, there are several detached hairs. That's normal, considering how long it's bee...
by brothers
Mon Jan 22, 2024 10:40 am
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Posting Photos on SMF updated
Replies: 4
Views: 4932

Re: Posting Photos on SMF updated

I think I need to post a photo this morning, just to see how well this feature works. I've attached several photos to learn how well they remain for viewing. 2010-07-08 09 26 26 (2).jpg 2014-05-26 15 19 29.png Beautiful Wade & Butcher restoration.jpg 1940 Cadillac Fleetwood grille.png 1949 P...
by brothers
Mon Jan 22, 2024 10:29 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD January 22 - January 28, 2024
Replies: 10
Views: 437

SOTD January 22 - January 28, 2024

On a cold gray winter Monday morning I needed a warm comfortable shave, and that's what happened when I used the Fine Snake Bite soap with the SilkSmoke synthetic brush. The lather was voluminous and tight. Yes, warm lather but a cooling soap, but that's OK. I hope everyone enjoys this morning's sha...
by brothers
Mon Jan 15, 2024 6:49 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD January 15 - January 21, 2024
Replies: 2
Views: 324

SOTD January 15 - January 21, 2024

Started the week with Truefitt & Hill 1805 shaving cream. One of my favorites.
by brothers
Sun Jan 14, 2024 7:02 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Straight razor vs DE razor...
Replies: 15
Views: 1220

Re: Straight razor vs DE razor...

Thanks for the obvious effort it must have taken you to find it and post it. I have read it and I agree with it (except one comment :wink: ). . . . straight razors win over safety razors in terms of their durability, quality and class. Probably shouldn't have included that statement. That's on the a...
by brothers
Sat Jan 13, 2024 10:22 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Straight razor vs DE razor...
Replies: 15
Views: 1220

Re: Straight razor vs DE razor...

I'll be looking forward to the article. I need to clarify my earlier post below. I'm only saying it's the labor and time spent creating and maintaining the edge that gets very boring and annoying. When it comes to taking up the beautifully sharp straight razor and shaving, there's nothing more fulfi...
by brothers
Thu Jan 11, 2024 4:43 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Tabac After Shave and Eau De Toilette
Replies: 30
Views: 6413

Re: Tabac After Shave and Eau De Toilette

Previously I was brainwashed and crying foul: "Stop the world --- Nothing's better than a shaving soap with tallow regardless of the brand". Translation: Several of the tallow-driven soap-makers were forced to toss the tallow and mix up something mediocre and weak, and several more just th...
by brothers
Wed Jan 10, 2024 8:49 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD January 8 - January 14, 2024
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: SOTD January 8 - January 14, 2024

I haven't tried their Sandlewood but there's a couple of shops here that carry some CM stuff. They never had the Ros so I got lucky when the CM website eventually had it in stock. I'll make a point of checking locally to see what's on the shelf.
by brothers
Tue Jan 09, 2024 10:04 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Aerospace grade magnesium shaving brush
Replies: 7
Views: 1036

Re: Aerospace grade magnesium shaving brush

I like the look of the stainless steel - copper brushes.
by brothers
Tue Jan 09, 2024 9:55 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Cream versus Soap?
Replies: 19
Views: 1944

Re: Cream versus Soap?

Dominico Caraceni 1913 cream made in Italy about 10 or 15 years ago. Fragrance is intoxicating and performance is unique and better than everything else due to the ingredients, resulting in an exorbitant price. Had to smuggle it past Mrs. brothers.
by brothers
Tue Jan 09, 2024 8:56 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD January 8 - January 14, 2024
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: SOTD January 8 - January 14, 2024

Wasn't supposed to shave until Wednesday as scheduled but I jumped the gun and enjoyed a remarkable brushless shave this morning with Caswell Massey ROS (rose) shaving cream. This is an outstanding product with or without a fragrance. The Rose is delightful. Top shelf as appropriate for the cream.
by brothers
Mon Jan 08, 2024 9:19 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Is SMF losing its vigour?
Replies: 162
Views: 72207

Re: Is SMF losing its vigour?

It's refreshing to be able to participate as a regular poster here at SMF. Regarding the absence of posting here, in my case, there was a substantial issue that dominated my full-time personal professional legal attention involving a 98-year-old disabled widow and various state and federal agencies....