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post #46 of 67
Trumpers Violet is great. I love their Rose as well. Once I run out of the plethora of creams and soaps I have (probably about 2 years worth), I think I am going to only restock 1 tub of Trumpers Rose or Violet and 1 tub of Taylors Avocado. Or I could just be cheap and get KMF...which is just as good as GFT and Taylors IMO!
post #47 of 67
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Originally Posted by javyn
(...) KMF and Proraso are my shave champions.

edit: don't buy KMF on my advice anyone, then tell me how it sucks because you applied it without a brush. I don't want to hear it.

Bought Proraso green the other day, tried it sans brush, great stuff. I might have to buy a brush now. Thanks for the heads up.
post #48 of 67
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Originally Posted by Thomas
Bought Proraso green the other day, tried it sans brush, great stuff. I might have to buy a brush now. Thanks for the heads up.

If worse comes to worse, just buy a cheap $5 boar-hair Burma Shave brush at your local Rite-Aid/Walgreens, etc. Any brush is better than no brush......

Either way, Proraso is excellent. If you though the lather was good with your hands, wait until you try it with a brush......lather explosion.
post #49 of 67
and there's always the proraso brush in the spa section of target... [btw england, i tried derby blades that i got through letter-k; i can see why you like them so much!]
post #50 of 67
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Originally Posted by denimdestroyedmylife
and there's always the proraso brush in the spa section of target...

[btw england, i tried derby blades that i got through letter-k; i can see why you like them so much!]

Yeah, they are sweet. I am still perplexed at where the hell the ones I sent you ended up. You would have thought they would at least have been sent back to me by now. ah well.......I just sent CMF some.
post #51 of 67
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Originally Posted by denimdestroyedmylife
and there's always the proraso brush in the spa section of target...

[btw england, i tried derby blades that i got through letter-k; i can see why you like them so much!]
Proroso shaving cream/soap and the pre/post shave cream are excellent. I picked up one of the proraso brushes at Target when stocking up on shave cream. As Pete Townshend once said of Roger Dalty's guitar playing: "I swear it sucks."
post #52 of 67
I had been using the Kiehl's ones for the past couple of years, but just recently switched over to the Aesop Morroccan Neroli Shaving Serum, and it is pure Heaven! The smell is wonderful, and the shave is soooooo smooth. Magnificent!
post #53 of 67
Awesome Thomas

If you would rather start out with a good quality badger brush instead of a drugstore boar...I can't recommend Shavemac.com highly enough.

I now have 3 brushes from him, and love them all. Excellent service too!
post #54 of 67
Javyn...

I wish you had warned me. After careful deliberation, I've ordered a brush from Shavemac - I'll have it around two weeks.
Now I want another, to keep the first one from getting lonely.
Now I hear about people who have cabinets packed to the gills with their shaving soaps!
Now I read about people who have more brushes than teeth, and I'm seriously appalled that I got into this crowd!

What have you done to me?!? The wait is killing me!

Thanks again, all of you.

T
post #55 of 67
I use Taylor's of Old Bond Street pre- shaving treatment oil. Then I use their Sandalwood scented soap using their Badger brushes then proceed to shave. I was instructed by Leonard , the Great grandson of the Taylor's founder not to shave against the growth. I sometimes use the La Toja ( from Spain ) shaving soap as well. They're both excellent products.
post #56 of 67
I saw a consumer report show one day a few years back, and have followed it's advice ever since.

They tested some common shaving gels and foams for ease of shave, skin conditioning, and how close a shave it helped achieve.

After all was said and done, they found the best results were reached from following the advice of shaving experts (old barbers?), and mixing a gel with a foam. Foam stands the hair up better, giving you a closer shave, but gel lubricates better, making for a smoother motion and a silky feel to the skin.

I use Barbasol beard buster mixed with some Gillette gel for sensitive skin. Then I throw on some unscented Nivea lotion. Back when I was wearing Montblanc cologne, I used their lotion.
post #57 of 67
I'm interested in the badger brush game, but can't spend the resources on it right now, so I just bought two different Kiss My Face Moisture Shaves. Looking to replace that useless Gillette and Edge foam gel crap.
post #58 of 67
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Originally Posted by denimdestroyedmylife View Post
and there's always the proraso brush in the spa section of target...

[btw england, i tried derby blades that i got through letter-k; i can see why you like them so much!]

No, those are worse than the $5 brush you'll get at Walgreen's.
post #59 of 67
A good brush, like a good pen, is your friend.
post #60 of 67
And thus, I don't want to buy one until I can buy a decent one.
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