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post #46 of 67
I use a parker shavette with shark blades. It takes a while to get comfortable, but I can fly through it now. It requires work to get it close, but once you do, it stays smoother much longer than a multi-cartridge.
post #47 of 67
In my opinion, straight razor is really close, but my barber told me it took him at least a year to master.
DE'd for me took me 10 minutes and is just as close if you take the time.
post #48 of 67

I have switched to SE. It does a really smooth shave, but so did my vibrating multiblade, and sometimes I do the finish on the neck with the multiblade. As for ingrown hairs, I've never had that problem.

 

But I have gone over to the SE side. Why? Well, it is not just about the result. I love the process of manly self-grooming, time to just myself and tinkering with a very simple task. It is all about aesthetics.

post #49 of 67
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I have only ever gotten it done professionally. So either they professionally suck, or straight razor shaves suck. Maybe both?

Is it possible it sucked because "professionals" don't use true straight razors, but shavette's? You're on here bashing straight razors when you have NOT ACTUALLY EVER USED ONE. The so called "straight razor" your professional was using was basically a DE blade in a shavette holder.


Edited by Dink - 5/17/13 at 4:46pm
post #50 of 67
Awesome first post! Welcome to Style Forum and enjoy your stay!

Nope, not a shavette, was a full straight edge. Why would you come on here and even make such an assumption? Seems ignorant, and insecure. Straight edge razors cut too close and therefore give in-grown hairs, and therefore, suck. Not rocket science, just logic and a little bit of high school physics.
post #51 of 67
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Awesome first post! Welcome to Style Forum and enjoy your stay!

Nope, not a shavette, was a full straight edge. Why would you come on here and even make such an assumption? Seems ignorant, and insecure. Straight edge razors cut too close and therefore give in-grown hairs, and therefore, suck. Not rocket science, just logic and a little bit of high school physics.

 

May I ask the name of this establishment at which you obtained this straight razor shave? I can't think of any state/local laws (in the Northeast at least) that would allow the use of an actual straight edge.

post #52 of 67
It is a health code violation to use true straight razor in every place I've come across in the US. In NYC shaving cream must be applied with the hand or a disposable brush.
Barbershop shaves are a waste of money as they try and sell you the idea you are getting a straight razor when, in fact, you are just getting a shave with a disposable blade.
post #53 of 67

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post #54 of 67
Art of Shaving and NY Shaving company were the places.
post #55 of 67
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Originally Posted by bullethead View Post

It is a health code violation to use true straight razor in every place I've come across in the US. In NYC shaving cream must be applied with the hand or a disposable brush.
Barbershop shaves are a waste of money as they try and sell you the idea you are getting a straight razor when, in fact, you are just getting a shave with a disposable blade.

which isn't really that big a deal. You can still get a very close shave and it actually requires more talent as the disposable blades are generally a bit sharper.

I shave with a Shavette every day and find it pretty damn good.
post #56 of 67
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Art of Shaving and NY Shaving company were the places.

Art of Shaving doesn't use real straight razors, they use shavette's with disposable blades.

post #57 of 67
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

which isn't really that big a deal. You can still get a very close shave and it actually requires more talent as the disposable blades are generally a bit sharper.

I shave with a Shavette every day and find it pretty damn good.

Out of curiosity, if you're using a shavette, why not just use a straight?
post #58 of 67
I don't see the difference. The angle is exactly the same. There is so restriction like with a safety razor.
post #59 of 67
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I don't see the difference. The angle is exactly the same. There is so restriction like with a safety razor.

The above statement has just closed the argument in my favor. I forgot that this forum is not a traditional wet shaving forum like Badger and Blade or Straight Razor Place. There is a difference. Goodbye.

post #60 of 67

People often use shavettes because sharpening or honing a straight can be difficult.

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