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post #16 of 21
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and as for blades, if anyone's still looking, wilkinson swords are better than derbys imo

feather is nice but not for everyone
post #17 of 21

Can someone recommend a good moisturizing after shave balm? I have a stiff beard and tender, sensitive, dry skin.  I tend to dislike heavier balms.

 

I currently use Foamy (sensitive) and Pivot plus razors, but I am going to order the Taylor of Old Bond Street Avocado Creme mentioned above and a brush and either a DE razor (doubtful) or the Pro Fusion Power razor.

 

Cheers,

post #18 of 21
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I like art of shaving after shave lotion. Not heavy, not oily. FWIW, I have been using shave soap, brush and a DE razor for about nine months and I would never go back to canned creme and a cartridge razor.
post #19 of 21
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so after six years (to the month) of using an incredibly basic gillette double-edge, i decided it was time to upgrade.

after much agonizing thought funneled into eagle-like impulsive action, the dust cleared to reveal this lil fella in the mail:

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a bit loud? certainly, but it suits the owner

looking forward to the first shave!

just want to say that this $150 razor is pure and utter rubbish compared to the less-than-$1 gilette razor I bought in India and have been using for a decade

sure, the chatsworth has nice chrome, but it's too safe - too weak. the muhle angle isn't anywhere near aggressive enough for the peculiar vicissitudes of my own facial hair, whereas the cheap gilette razor is pure naked cutting truth, with wilkinson or feather. the only ways in which the chatsworth is superior to the sub-$1 razor are (1) weight, which matters somewhat, and (2) aesthetics, which do not

that is the god honest truth. I am speaking REAL truth to power right here, take it or leave it or do whatever else
post #20 of 21
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just want to say that this $150 razor is pure and utter rubbish compared to the less-than-$1 gilette razor I bought in India and have been using for a decade

sure, the chatsworth has nice chrome, but it's too safe - too weak. the muhle angle isn't anywhere near aggressive enough for the peculiar vicissitudes of my own facial hair, whereas the cheap gilette razor is pure naked cutting truth, with wilkinson or feather. the only ways in which the chatsworth is superior to the sub-$1 razor are (1) weight, which matters somewhat, and (2) aesthetics, which do not

that is the god honest truth. I am speaking REAL truth to power right here, take it or leave it or do whatever else

The "god honest truth" and the "real truth"...

 

what is the difference between the two?

post #21 of 21

yes,i think so,I love the shaving soap sticks for travel, and the tubs for at home,thank you

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