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post #2206 of 3516
What ever the price you pay the Feather leaves the Merkur in the dust.
post #2207 of 3516

Did anyone else happen to see Aus Member @thebrownman asking some hard questions about domestic violence on ABC's Q&A?

 

http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/qa-recap-steve-prices-hysterical-insult-prompts-a-mic-drop-from-van-badham-20160711-gq3jco.html

post #2208 of 3516
i bought an edwin jagger DE 6-7 years ago for $100ish from westcoastshaving - i'm constantly impressed by how well made it is, and i'm sure it'll outlive me. i have quite coarse facial hair, so i always use feathers and replace the blade after every second shave. up until semi-recently i also used different brushes (boar/badger), soaps etc but the OG gillette shaving cream works well enough for me now. a good razor and associated equipment/products are a good investment.
post #2209 of 3516
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Can anyone recommend a good crime show? I've already seen the following:

- Midsomer Murders
- Wallander
- Dalziel and Pascoe
- Vera
- The Bridge

 

London Spy

Spooks (not quite crime, but good)

Definitely The Wire

and speaking of Sopranos, the new HBO miniseries: The Night Of -- James Gandolfini was supposed to play the lead role. He was cast for it, but alas. The show credits him as an Executive Producer, posthumous. 

post #2210 of 3516
True Detective
Fargo
Luther
post #2211 of 3516
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

London Spy
Spooks (not quite crime, but good)
Definitely The Wire
and speaking of Sopranos, the new HBO miniseries: The Night Of -- James Gandolfini was supposed to play the lead role. He was cast for it, but alas. The show credits him as an Executive Producer, posthumous. 

whenis it on?
post #2212 of 3516
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

The Swedish Wallander is better than the English Wallander.
The Broken Shore - Peter Temple is superb. Not a series. A good film of perhaps THE Australian novel.
Jack Irish - especially the last series is great - very Melbourne - Peter Temple.
Rebus - Series 2 - 4?? with Ken Stott is fantastic - not so keen on first series with that other bloke

I came to these after I'd read all the books and they didn't disappoint. The Wallander books are also about ageing and illness - in modern society - and the Swedish series at least gives a nod to this aspect.

The episode of Midsomers where he visits the tailor for a jacket is great fun.

Moss can be a good series.

The original - pioneering multiple narratives - was NYPD Blues.

All of the above especially Jack Irish and disagree on the Wallander issue
post #2213 of 3516
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Originally Posted by crdb View Post
 

Wet shavers of down under, do you know where I could source a Merkur classic DE razor or equivalent without breaking the bank? Second hand is fine, Sydney shops or online are my only 2 options. Even better if you know a source of Cella, ProRaso or Godrej soap/cream as well...

 

You can pick up the Classic 33C for $49.95 brand new from Mens Biz (http://www.mensbiz.com.au/shop-by-brand/merkur-solingen/merkur-classic-double-edge-razor.html)

Pop into The Strand and see the guys in person.  Most of the Merkur DE's are on display and you can get some tactile feedback on what feels right in your hand.

 

I believe the Feather DE razors are on display too so at least you can compare.  

 

I bought my Merkur 38C from Mens Biz after looking for a long time on Gumtree, Ebay and the like, at the Futur, 38C and Feather AS-D2 (which will be my next purchase probably).

Depending on how much you have to work with, it actually works out cheaper to go with one of their kits as you get massive discounts.  I got this one: http://www.mensbiz.com.au/shaving/shave-kits/mens-biz-deluxe-wetshaving-kit.html and swapped out some of the items with help from the gents in store as I was starting from scratch.  Just depends on what you actually need but consider the packs.

 

In terms of Proraso, you can pick their products up at Mens Biz too and they tend to be fairly well priced, but I would keep an eye on Shaver Shop as they stock the range and do have specials which I have not seen anyone beat.  E.g. picked up a Old Taylor of Bond Street Shave Cream tub for $20 (normal retail is $35 +)

 

If you're lucky your local barber will have the Proraso products as well, as they are a staple and should not be charging an arm and leg but do some quick research on internet pricing (Mens Biz, Pure Man, Shaver Hut etc.) just to have something to compare to.

 

Good luck!

 

P.S.  Check out Badger and Blade at: http://www.badgerandblade.com/vb/forum.php (if you haven't already) for wet shave advice etc.


Edited by Bravo Sierra - 7/12/16 at 6:19am
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Damn, when did Proraso become a luxury product? The last tube I picked up (in 2006, if I recall) cost me GBP 2.50 ($4 or so). 

 

I did not know that the Strand barber was Men's Biz. Would have saved me the shipping fee on the last order (100 packs of Feathers). Thanks for the heads up on the set.

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Gawd almighty wake up and there is snow all over the back yard and it's still coming down. Wind chill puts the temp at -7c

Best shave for money blades and I've used a few brands. Gillette Blue and Pol Silver Super Iridium made in Russia both even sharper than Feather blades.

Mensbiz discount code for July DY9F87
post #2216 of 3516

Hi all

 

Anyone know where there is a good selection of wool trousers in Melb?

 

Been looking online at Howard Yount and Epaulet but I would rather try on trousers before I buy them 

 

Thanks

post #2217 of 3516

http://www.mensbiz.com.au/shaving/shave-kits/mens-biz-deluxe-wetshaving-kit.html - that is quite steep for a 'starter kit'. I got into wet shaving as a broke student because it was cheaper than cartridges if you shave every day, and the electric ones didn't work well. You buy a massive stack of blades, change it every week or two, you buy your mega tube of Proraso that lasts you half a year, and your only real capital outlay is the razor and the brush. But $200+ for a starter kit?.. now wet shaving is in hipster territory and priced accordingly.

 

Plus, they're selling it with Trumper cream. I actually bought the Trumper sampler pack from Men's Biz with my last order (or got it free, I can't remember) and whilst the "skin food" was an acceptable after shave (as is virtually any moisturiser) the shaving cream was useless. It takes 5 minutes to get a lather up and it dries almost immediately, leaving you scraping away half your skin in the process. One of these "upgrades" that's not really an upgrade, like organic food or so called "quiet zone" seats that are actually closer to the rows allocated to toddlers.

post #2218 of 3516

Gentleman,

 

Could any of you advise if there's an active discussion thread dedicated to umbrellas?

 

I've not turned up any recent discussion in the threads I've identified so far.

 

Thank you.

post #2219 of 3516
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Did anyone else happen to see Aus Member @thebrownman
 asking some hard questions about domestic violence on ABC's Q&A?

http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/qa-recap-steve-prices-hysterical-insult-prompts-a-mic-drop-from-van-badham-20160711-gq3jco.html
Wow. Talk about kicking off a media shitstorm. Well done @thebrownman for raising awareness of your work.

Unfortunately I had given up on Q&A earlier. Steve Price was giving me the shits.

BTW I was in the CBD today stalking American Tailors waiting for their mid-year sales, when a young man at the 101 Collins St tramstop started chatting to me about my corduroy suit. It's an old 2nd-hand Canali suit I scored off eBay many moons ago. In any case the young man works at http://www.tomjames.com/ , who I've never heard of but apparently they are one of the biggest MTM/bespoke tailoring operations in the world. Based in the US, they own Holland and Sherry.

So there you go, you learn something new every day.

BTW does anyone know if the mid-year American Tailors sale has already been and gone? I'd love to pick up some C&J Cliffords on sale.
post #2220 of 3516
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by crdb View Post
 

http://www.mensbiz.com.au/shaving/shave-kits/mens-biz-deluxe-wetshaving-kit.html - that is quite steep for a 'starter kit'. I got into wet shaving as a broke student because it was cheaper than cartridges if you shave every day, and the electric ones didn't work well. You buy a massive stack of blades, change it every week or two, you buy your mega tube of Proraso that lasts you half a year, and your only real capital outlay is the razor and the brush. But $200+ for a starter kit?.. now wet shaving is in hipster territory and priced accordingly.

 

Plus, they're selling it with Trumper cream. I actually bought the Trumper sampler pack from Men's Biz with my last order (or got it free, I can't remember) and whilst the "skin food" was an acceptable after shave (as is virtually any moisturiser) the shaving cream was useless. It takes 5 minutes to get a lather up and it dries almost immediately, leaving you scraping away half your skin in the process. One of these "upgrades" that's not really an upgrade, like organic food or so called "quiet zone" seats that are actually closer to the rows allocated to toddlers.

You've linked their most expensive kit that is clearly labeled deluxe. It's designed for people who have a bit of money to spend. They sell cheaper kits, the standard at $129 and the cheapest at $89.

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