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post #16 of 31
Thread Starter 
so what electric brand you were using?
post #17 of 31
When I first learned to shave I used my dads electric razor, but eventually changed to a gilette mach 3 because I couldn't get a good shave with an electric one. It was like a $20 one though so it may have just been shit. Then I found SF and became a shaving snob and bought a DE and im never changing back.
post #18 of 31
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what is DE? I know Philips and Braun but DE? is it the country code where it was made...
post #19 of 31
are we speaking of real razors? I got 2 from Dovo, one from Wade & Butcher and a big one(8/8) from Zwilling. When I travel I use an electric shaver from Braun, series 7. I don't want to show up at the airport with a razor in my luggage.
post #20 of 31
Using a razor definitely gives me a closer shave. But my skin gets ruined if I do it everyday. So I use an electric during the week and shave with a razor once during the weekend. One day of rest also.
post #21 of 31
I use a panasonic electric...it was some fancy expensive thing (with a auto-cleaning stand and all) that I got a crazy deal on and it definitely was an improvement over my old low-end braun model.

I have since tossed the cleaning stand since I now shave in the shower--it is waterproof so I just open it up and hold it under the showerhead when I am done and it stays clean. Unfortunately, it is past time to replace the blades and foils again and for how much they cost...I am considering just buying a new razor

Doing it this way works great for me in the morning...I don't need a mirror, just put some bar soap on my face and shave away (just feel with my other hand to see if I have missed anything) so I can do it just fine in my foggy shower--I don't think I could ever pull this off with a razor
post #22 of 31
Thread Starter 
you think that Panasonic is better than Braun? any others have used both?
post #23 of 31
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Originally Posted by jeromestyle View Post

what is DE? I know Philips and Braun but DE? is it the country code where it was made...

A 'DE' is a double-edge safety razor. Personally, I use a vintage Gillete 'Fat-Boy', which is a DE.
post #24 of 31
my nice panasonic was better than my cheap braun...I can't say whether or not it is nicer than a nice braun.

I had a roommate with the nice braun at the time and I liked mine better in terms of shape and features....but since neither model is still available for sale, the comparison is useless.
post #25 of 31
Thread Starter 
ic, thanks
post #26 of 31
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

I have this best electric shaver and I am 100% satisfied.


How did you choose this, checking out Amazon reviews or consumer reports?

post #27 of 31
I have tried a few different electric razors over the years because I hoped they would be fast and efficient. They all left something to be desired and I now shave with a DE razor and enjoy the experience.
post #28 of 31
THere are 2 problems with using an electric shaver:

1. You need to constantly wash and sanitize the electric razor hair guard that touches your skin to prevent any bacteria buildup that is harmful to your skin.

2. Your skin is all scratched up after you use an electric shaver because of non existant lubrication between e.r. and skin.


Wet shaving for the win!
post #29 of 31
cant do either, lol, damn neck burn. Looks like a damn rash on my neck.

Electric razor is never close or complete - might be cause I used $100 ones?

A DE is NICE. Super closer, super cheap. But its a process to do properly, big time investment. I have an issue with not taking my time and it almost always costs me on the backend when I have to break out the styptic and bump fighter
post #30 of 31
I use a good Braun electric during the week and it gives me a better shave than the barber I go to who uses a straight razor. That said, I DE wet shave on weekends because it's a luxury. The electric doesn't compare.
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