Originally Posted by Man Of Lint
A- Oxford is far more durable than poplin or broadcloth, but not more durable than hemp.
Hemp is 160 times stronger than cotton. Oxford is incredibly wash-durable. Years...
Ok, so we're four weeks in, and I'm now at this stage:
1. I'm using a Merkur 34C with Feather blades. Tried derby (ok), Vidyut (crap), Gilette 7'oclock (good), Feather (best)
2. I can do two with-the grain passes with no nicks...
Top tip: Old-fashioned white Rioja is almost-criminally undervalued.
Try the Marques Murrieta Ygay white at about 10 years old, for example.
The new style white Rioja for early drinking is also pleasant.
Also some higher-quality stuff than I've seen from them in a while ('Diplomat' range).
I'm thinking about the beige suede brogues at the bottom of the linked page.