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post #46 of 69
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I use both. A soap bowl lasts quite long and to add some variety I always have one or two cream tubes in use. Floris and D.R. Harris are very good quality and have a variety of fragrances. I would try ToOBS, but the sales assistants in their Jermyn Street store are so unfriendly that I rather stick to my two favourite brands.

Both very good, Arlington being my favorite DR Harris soap. I wish Floris made a soap using the Santal scent. Penhaligon's came out with their reformulated soaps and they've received great reviews. My favorites are Acqua Di Parma, Santa Maria Novella, Castle Forbes and vintage Penhaligon. I really want to try TOBS grapefruit and coconut this summer.

Can you get TOBS somewhere other than the TOBS store?
post #47 of 69
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Both very good, Arlington being my favorite DR Harris soap. I wish Floris made a soap using the Santal scent. Penhaligon's came out with their reformulated soaps and they've received great reviews. My favorites are Acqua Di Parma, Santa Maria Novella, Castle Forbes and vintage Penhaligon. I really want to try TOBS grapefruit and coconut this summer.

Can you get TOBS somewhere other than the TOBS store?

Amazon.com has TOBS. I've been using Geo F. Trumper until recently, but it's about twice the cost of TOBS and I don't think that it's twice as good. 

post #48 of 69
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Amazon.com has TOBS. I've been using Geo F. Trumper until recently, but it's about twice the cost of TOBS and I don't think that it's twice as good. 

Trumpers is not worth the price.

Since he was in London, I was asking him if there were other places to purchase TOBS other than their B&M store.

I prefer to buy my shave supplies from West Coast Shaving or Bull Goose, great service and pricing.
post #49 of 69
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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post

 Any recommendations on soap?

Taylor's of Old Bond Street. Stuff is wonderful. I prefer the sandalwood shaving cream.
http://www.tayloroldbondst.co.uk/acatalog/shaving-soaps-and-creams.html
post #50 of 69
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Does anyone have a good resource for someone that's interested in giving this a go?

http://int.classicshaving.com
post #51 of 69
@Cuttingboard I like Arlington and Santal is a favourite too. Yesterday, I bought a tube of D.R. Harris Windsor shaving cream.

It might be possible to buy ToOBS somewhere other than their store, but I am not that interested in their products. The fragrances are a bit too plain and the whole concept and presentation of the brand repels me, it always reminds me of Charles Tyrwhitt. Not something I want to make contact with every morning…

Earlier today I was walking past Truefitt & Hill in St James’s Street. Has anybody tried their products?
post #52 of 69
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Originally Posted by Bullitt View Post

@Cuttingboard I like Arlington and Santal is a favourite too. Yesterday, I bought a tube of D.R. Harris Windsor shaving cream.

It might be possible to buy ToOBS somewhere other than their store, but I am not that interested in their products. The fragrances are a bit too plain and the whole concept and presentation of the brand repels me, it always reminds me of Charles Tyrwhitt. Not something I want to make contact with every morning…

Earlier today I was walking past Truefitt & Hill in St James’s Street. Has anybody tried their products?

Yeah, TOBS presentation is less than desirable but their performance is good. I'm not a Tyrwhitt fan either.

Yes, T&H is good, if you like Arlington, give 1805 a try.
post #53 of 69
What I am currently using (the Dovo less so aside of side burns)

I also have few bars of original vintage Figaro P.160 that I use at times, and others italian soaps and creams as well different post shave creams and balms
post #54 of 69
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Originally Posted by marcodalondra View Post

What I am currently using (the Dovo less so aside of side burns)

I also have few bars of original vintage Figaro P.160 that I use at times, and others italian soaps and creams as well different post shave creams and balms

Very nice...I see you like Acqua Di Parma? Have you tried their shave cream? Its fantastic and is Santa Maria Novella before the current reformulation.
post #55 of 69
Yes, I tried Acqua Di Parma shaving soap -glycerine based (I still have some) but it is greatly overpriced. It is made by the same company that made the original Figaro P.160 but it is not as good as the P.160 (tallow base). The one I have has lost all the original almond scent but it lather beautifully




Edit: may I also suggest Cella & Vitos
post #56 of 69
^ Great packaging design!

@marcodalondra, I hope you are not storing your shaving brush like this all the time. If you do, do yourself a favour ang get a brush stand, that allows the bristles to hang down while drying. It will keep your shaving brush in shape and extend its life.
post #57 of 69
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Get a cheap one for the time being. Using one will give you a much better idea of what you'll want to look for when you get a proper one.

 

I had fully resolved to do this, before my current can of gel ran out.  It ran out this morning, as I was getting ready for an important meeting, so I had to send my wife to the drug store for a new can, since there wasn't time to get into shopping for anything.  I don't have a point, just an anecdote about an odd coincidence.  Don't worry, I won't be waiting to run out before I try some proper soap, or cream, with a brush.

post #58 of 69
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Originally Posted by Bullitt View Post

^ Great packaging design!

@marcodalondra, I hope you are not storing your shaving brush like this all the time. If you do, do yourself a favour ang get a brush stand, that allows the bristles to hang down while drying. It will keep your shaving brush in shape and extend its life.
I have other consumer brushes with stands, but that is an Omega 48 pro, to tall for available brush stands, the brush is quite old but is kept as new. The important think is to ensure the bristle dry, and I do that before putting it back into the jug. The razors are kept somewhere else , in sleeves, only there for the picture.
post #59 of 69
As starter brush I would suggest this:

http://m.ebay.com/itm/150974052501

And hard cream/soft soap
http://m.ebay.com/itm/281179217298?nav=SEARCH

And possibly a good shaving oil or pre-shave cream

Canned foam do not offer enough protection for a DE/straight razor IMHO
post #60 of 69
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Originally Posted by marcodalondra View Post

I have other consumer brushes with stands, but that is an Omega 48 pro, to tall for available brush stands, the brush is quite old but is kept as new. The important think is to ensure the bristle dry, and I do that before putting it back into the jug. The razors are kept somewhere else , in sleeves, only there for the picture.

I see, its a boar bristle brush.
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