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post #121 of 184
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post
. . . I'd grip it with my fingertips and let the weight of the head do the work.

That's what she said.


Seriously, though, it works great. Handle isn't too short, has a nice heft to it. Shaves well.
post #122 of 184
Fair enough. I'll give the long handle a shot and see how I go.

lefty
post #123 of 184
Shave after shower with Castle Forbes Shaving Cream, Lime. Fusion Power. The Castle Forbes is expensive but works better than anything else tried. Mostly compared with Trumper and Truefitt branded stuff. One tub lasts me almost 2 years. It is a great company. Owner developed the products as a result of not being satisfied of what was available. He did tons of research & experimenting to get the results, excellent products. Need to start using an aftershave. Might try a Merkur at some point.
post #124 of 184


10 times better than all that expensive stuff.
post #125 of 184
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Originally Posted by PocketCircle View Post


10 times better than all that expensive stuff.

Proraso for C.O. Bigelow at Bath & Body Works

$10 for a huge tube. menthol and eucalyptus. lathers up thick and slick with or without a brush.

and a merkur hd with red pack israeli personna blades from west coast shaving. $0.12 a blade. not too shabby.
post #126 of 184
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post
Wait - what? What are you going with?

FWIW - I was in London last week and considered stopping in at Trumper's (on Jermyn), Truefitt, and Harris (on St. James), but they had all closed by the time I toodled to their neck of the woods, and it wasn't THAT big a priority. Also walked right by Penhaligon's and didn't stop. ...What is wrong with me?


I would be curious to see if they had any English Fern pucks left...everyone seems to be out
post #127 of 184
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I would be curious to see if they had any English Fern pucks left...everyone seems to be out

shaving foam taken from ritz carlton bathrooms. I shave once a week cuz i'm in my early twenties, and the free toiletries have been lasting me ages.

Should i buy a electric razor like Braun 360? I know it doesn't give as clean a shave as a trad. razor, but what else is different? does the stubble grow back quicker and thicker using a trad. razor?
post #128 of 184
The electric razor kept me clean in high school and even into college. I recommend it if you don't shave so often; it just really sucks when you go to Target or Walmart to get replacement blades and realize you have to shell out $30. Probably works out to be the same cost as cartridges, but you can handle $5 at a time, can't you?

I went with Norelco brand shavers. You can get a good quality shaver for less than $100, even as low as $40. Forget the badger fur stuff; it's antiquated.
post #129 of 184
Any recommendations for a complete set? I saw a merkur set that looked cool with the brush but it was sold out. I also some some rooney sets with what looked like horn handles that looked nicer than the merkurs.
post #130 of 184
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Originally Posted by haganah View Post
Any recommendations for a complete set? I saw a merkur set that looked cool with the brush but it was sold out. I also some some rooney sets with what looked like horn handles that looked nicer than the merkurs.
I got my razor and brush separately from knife center, but I got a double edge razor and then later got a best badger brush from QED. I assume you mean a cartridge razor and brush set since you mentioned horn handles since all the double edge razors and brushes tend to be made by different companies. Either way, check out www.badgerandblade.com for more opinions. They have really good reviews.
post #131 of 184
"Quadrant."

"North/south line."

"Refreshing the manifold."

"Free form reduction model."

This guy makes me want to go back to my Trac II.

http://www.shaving101.com/index.php/...to-finish.html

lefty
post #132 of 184
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"Quadrant."

"North/south line."

"Refreshing the manifold."

"Free form reduction model."

This guy makes me want to go back to my Trac II.

http://www.shaving101.com/index.php/...to-finish.html

lefty

I knew it was "Method Shaving" before I clicked the link. And no, I've not tried it: too complicated and too much stuff to buy, and I'm not at all certain that - after all that - my results will be any better. No thanx.
post #133 of 184
I got through most of it. The guy is a pitchman and pissed me off the more I watched.

My guess is that if I kept adding lubricant to my face and took any razor to it for 300 strokes or so, it would end up pretty smooth.

lefty
post #134 of 184
So I shave with an electric gilette fusion and edge gel. My face is always smooth and nice right after the shave, but about a day later it gets red among around all my hairs and I usually break out. Any idea why this is? My (bad) solution has been to simply just not shave very often, but this is obviously less than ideal.
post #135 of 184
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I got through most of it. The guy is a pitchman and pissed me off the more I watched.

My guess is that if I kept adding lubricant to my face and took any razor to it for 300 strokes or so, it would end up pretty smooth.

lefty



Yeah, my patience wears thin with shaving after around five minutes.
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