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post #16141 of 48617
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

I only buy razors, soap and aftershave balm. The soap lasts for 6 months and the razors are stupidly cheap... I think I paid something like 13$ delivered for 50? I shave probably 3 times a week and usually use each blade for 4-6 shaves before replacing... So yeah they also last forever. Excluding the initial cost of a razor it's a year's worth of shaves for $30-40 or so.... I do think there is a significant saving to be had if you're smart about it. Last time I checked cartridges for the gillete mach 68 or whatever the latest one is were $25 for 4...
With those 5 blade razors etc, I feel like once one blade passes over your skin, it takes most of the lubricant from the shaving soap or cream with it, so the rest of the blades are essentially passing over unprotected skin...

+1

I moved to shaving with a DE razor (Merkur) about three years ago, about the same time I discovered SF biggrin.gif. I derive a certain pleasure from the ritual of shaving with a brush, soap and DE and using things that are built to last. Marginal cost of shaving has plummeted in terms of $ and environmental impact (eliminates aerosol cans, plastic packaging etc) . Top Tip: get one of those money tins from a $2 shop to put your used blades in. When its full (5+ years from now) it can go in the recycling bin...
post #16142 of 48617
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Originally Posted by Smudge View Post

Top Tip: get one of those money tins from a $2 shop to put your used blades in. When its full (5+ years from now) it can go in the recycling bin...

Many of the DE razo blade five packs (the ones the come in the white plastic boxes) have a wee slot on the back to slide the used blade into - safely out of harms way.

I agree, there is a lot of waste packaging with those multi-blade cartrides - not to mention the construction of the blades themselves. .
post #16143 of 48617
I am still waiting for some guy to start selling the diamond edged (not Diamond Edge) safety razors that doesn't need to be replaced for a very long time. Of course, its highly unlikely to come out to the market. Because there's no money in a one-off purchase for the companies.
post #16144 of 48617

Newbie question:

 

Would the Loake Aldwych (or any black oxford shoe for that matter) be too formal for a tieless outfit like this:

 

Jacket

700



Pants

700



White shirt, no tie, black belt.

I know most people here will say wear a suit for a job interview no matter the position, but I feel that may be over the top for some of the positions I am applying for. Particularly if I start applying for blue-collar work.

post #16145 of 48617
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Originally Posted by Selvaggio View Post

Many of the DE razo blade five packs (the ones the come in the white plastic boxes) have a wee slot on the back to slide the used blade into - safely out of harms way.
I agree, there is a lot of waste packaging with those multi-blade cartrides - not to mention the construction of the blades themselves. .

Agree that most DE blades come in those plastic packs with the slot at the back but having tried a number of different brands, I've settled on using the Personna Reds which come in little cardboard packs of 5 (like a mini deck of cards) hence the need to find a creative way of disposing blades.

As an aside, if anyone thinks SF members are obsessive about clothes/shoes, check out: http://badgerandblade.com/ for an insight into the world of DE shavers wow.gif
Personally, I prefer to lurk here satisfied.gif
post #16146 of 48617
Bonobos wants to charge me $91USD shipping for a pair of $55 shorts. What a fucking joke.
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Bloody hell! That's crazy considering Endless.com ships stuff over extremely fast for about USD10 or so.

 

Are they planning to hand deliver it to you or something?

post #16148 of 48617
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

I shave probably 3 times a week and .......

huh?

Designer stubble??

I often shave twice a day...
post #16149 of 48617
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

Bonobos wants to charge me $91USD shipping for a pair of $55 shorts. What a fucking joke.

Some USA places/people on ebay are a bit strange - I think (vague memory) theres a sweet point in USA where PRIORITY or something internally in USA is cheaper for small items - they then mistakenly take this thinking to O/S shipments.

I've had stuff shipped priority or something similar that cost $85 and I didn't want priority -- and I had to sign - which because I wasn't home meant an hour and a half - trip across town to a bloody courier depot to pick up - I've been caught before - now everything is lowest/slowest to ship (and its often the same time anyway) , no insurance, no sign, and leave on verandah ...

That said all international post charges seem to have leapt upward recently;y - I thinks theres been a review of the intnl agreement - I forget what its called.

Should ask some USA ppl - the USA postage scene is hard to understand - maybe on the new ebay thread.
post #16150 of 48617
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Originally Posted by maplefuturist View Post

Newbie question:

Would the Loake Aldwych (or any black oxford shoe for that matter) be too formal for a tieless outfit like this:

Jacket

Pants

White shirt, no tie, black belt.


I know most people here will say wear a suit for a job interview no matter the position, but I feel that may be over the top for some of the positions I am applying for. Particularly if I start applying for blue-collar work.

I think you are on the right track.

You might even consider buying a good suit cheap at an op shop.

Or buy stuff that you'll get versatile wear out of for casual etc.

If you have clean shoes you'll have more than most people interviewing you - even at "fancy" jobs .

Depending on your taste - a nice pair of black desert boots might do you for a lot of things.

The "interview" stuff on SF is very orientated to USA norms and a certain middle class professional assumptions that don't necessarily apply here.

More later.

You might think - chinos, Desert Boots or brogues, blue button down shirt (tie or no tie ok)

Do you need a jacket in Perth?
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post #16152 of 48617
Why, why, why do I waste my time wandering through Myer and DJ men's departments every few months. Short memory.. facepalm.gif
post #16153 of 48617
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

huh?
Designer stubble??
I often shave twice a day...

Yes but without the designer part... I'm just lazy and like the extra sleep every second morning...
post #16154 of 48617
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

You might even consider buying a good suit cheap at an op shop.

Do you need a jacket in Perth?


Are there any good cheap suit options in retail stores here if I do decide to get something more formal? I will keep an eye on op shops. What about places like Myer, DJs? Could I get a charcoal suit under $500?
 

It feels more like spring or autumn here at the moment though I'd prefer a jacket of some kind. Looks more put together, especially if I have to put on a tie.

post #16155 of 48617
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Originally Posted by maplefuturist View Post


Are there any good cheap suit options in retail stores here if I do decide to get something more formal? I will keep an eye on op shops. What about places like Myer, DJs? Could I get a charcoal suit under $500

I gather that TM Lewin are opening a concession in Myers Perth soon (read somewhere 16th Aug), you could always go there, try on a suit for sizing and either buy in-store or order online (either way reasonable suit can be had for <$500 <$400).
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