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post #46 of 120
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Originally Posted by Oldboy
I just browsed through badgerandblade.com and was shocked to see that some people pay $150+ for a shaving brush!
I am sure some B&B guys would be shocked to see folks in the streetwear forum paying close to $800 for jeans! Anyway, my brush was $30-ish. It's worth a shot!
post #47 of 120
Im still loving my DE DDML, dont get discouraged just yet
post #48 of 120
Took me a good month of cutting the shit out of myself to get great at it, and now I LOVE my DE and would not trade it for an uber-expensive $3.00 a blade vibrating Gillette "Fusion".....I get an extremely close shave and bought a box of blades that will easily last me the next five years for around $10. Not to mention I don't get razor bumps anymore

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Trade sounds good. Of course, I have nothing to trade yet!

It sounds like you are sticking with it. It sounds like you didn't have a great start???

Have you tried Feathers??? I'm starting with a Merkur blade as it seems to be the standard bearer.


Will be PMing you soon, so prepare yourself!

PM me your address and I will mail you out a little pack of Derbys to try (free of course), I have a huge box of em' and basically got them for free myself. I have Merkurs too and have tried Feathers, but I think unless you have extremely course hair and thicker, less-sensitive skin these blades seem a tad "too" sharp (Merkurs less so than Feathers). I was cutting the crap out of myself with these and switched to Derbys.....same close shave, no cuts (then again I partially attribute this to perfecting my technique). What cream did you order? I would recommend becoming a member of B&B and ordering the cream sampler (6 creams) from Scotto......great deal, great price, and great variety!
post #49 of 120
if any of you guys want to test out DE shaving, PM me. In Vietnam they have these insanely cheap plastic DE's (the Gillette Superclick) that I dont mind picking up and mailing around. They give a really good shave (I think as good as my expensive-as-hell Merkur) and cost next to nothing. Nick M has one that I sent over and was pretty impressed with his smoothness (traded him for some shoe polishes ) maybe you guys live within radius of some other little creature comforts that I have to do without and we can trade. Ive also come across vintage Gillette (including adjustables, ex US military maybe, since I found them at the army market) for around $5, happy to pick those up for members too, but would charge those back to you at cost + shipping.
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post #51 of 120
I'm also loving my DE ... Am about 8 shaves in, and i don't need against the grain passes anymore, one with and one (or two) across and i get a very close shave. Merkurs weren't sharp enough for me, Feather's are perfect .. if you rubbed a pair of jeans against my face you'd get the 6-months-wear-without-washing look in about 6 minutes. I highly recommend proraso products - fairly cheap, great shaves. The pre/post cream is amazing... the small jar will last me a year.
post #52 of 120
alas, i would join you guys if i had enough facial hair to warrant a DE. oh well.
post #53 of 120
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Originally Posted by denimdestroyedmylife
I am sure some B&B guys would be shocked to see folks in the streetwear forum paying close to $800 for jeans!

Anyway, my brush was $30-ish. It's worth a shot!
There's a French company that has $900+ brushes.
post #54 of 120
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Originally Posted by mizanation
alas, i would join you guys if i had enough facial hair to warrant a DE. oh well.
bastard. *jealous*
post #55 of 120
Actually, my facial hair is scant. It actually grows naturally like V, plus goatee: I just hate shaving with an electric so much, I had to make some sort of change or else.
post #56 of 120
what's wrong with electric?
post #57 of 120
Nothing is wrong with electric per se. I just find it thoroughly unpleasant, irritating to my skin, harsh on the ears (the sound of the buzzing, I mean), bulky and messy; on top of that, I have to remember to charge it the day before as my particular model won't work whilst plugged in. Plus I'm a quasi-Luddite
post #58 of 120
I have 3 brushes from Shavemac. Together they cost me around $250. I consider it money well spent. Left to right - 23mm Pure grade, 23mm Finest grade, 24mm Silvertip
post #59 of 120
WOW! I suppose I can guess your answer, but does the lather using the silvertip justify the added cost? Oh, I've noticed you are a member at B & B; amazed at how nice folks are over there. The site is very newb-friendly, yet gets really technical, too.
post #60 of 120
Actually, no. I mean, obsessively needing to try a brush of every grade justifies the cost (pretty common once you get into this), but I think the Finest grade is a great medium. The bristles are still incredibly soft, yet firmer, where the Silvertip is a bit floppy. If I had to choose only 1 brush, it would be a Finest/Super. edit: Sorry you were asking about the quality of the lather...that should be the same for any badger brush.
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