Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.
I think Howard Yount has the best prices in linen or cotton-linen trousers I've found.
I used to, but eventually found I got just as good a shave from a gilette sensor excel, a razor with only 2 blades seems to be the sweet spot for me.
Anyway, here is todays fit
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Suit: Herringbone Sydney
Shirt: Cottonwork light blue poplin
Tie: Henry Carter printed silk 7 fold
Square: Henry Carter Irish linen
Shoes: Carmina brown captoe
I bought some from MJ Bale's 3 for 100 a while ago, they're pretty good. Got two whites and a grey. If you have one of the $20 off codes, I think it works with that deal too.
I use a safety razor everyday and will never go back. I use a Murkur 38C with Feather razors. The first time I used my safety razor, I came out of the bathroom and my wife laughed so hard - I had cut my face is multiple locations - but I would never go back
I think we have had this razor discussion before - strong sense of deja vu.
Anyway, I use a double sided razor. Works for me becasue you get a bit more control of how close your shave is. I used to use a modern multi-blade cartridge. They are dead easy to use and produce a very close shave (at a price). I think they are probably 'better' than double-sided razors in those respects.
But the close shave was a problem for me as I was ending up with ingrown stubble ("Macheting its way down to the bone" if I can paraphrase Basil Fawlty).
I use an adjustable Merkur and feather blades and have worked out what I need to do to get an acceptable shave without it being too close for comfort.
I agree with Jason. Gillette Sensor Excel is what I use on the odd occasions that I shave with a razor. Anything above two blades is such overkill IMHO.
I get a much closer and cleaner shave with my double edge razor than the multi-blade razor, plus I enjoy shaving every morning as I have stopped getting razor burn. After a couple more years I'll more on to the cut throat blades (I'm too scared now)
That's interesting, one of my mates has been complaining vociferously about in-grown hairs, and he's using a cartridge razor as well - says he doesn't go against the grain for fear of getting 'em. Might tell him to try a safety razor and a pre-shave oil to see if that helps him out.
I shave everyday (sometimes twice a day depending on the occasion) and go against the grain without razor burn. However, I only go against every second day as it saves time in the morning.
The first two weeks will feel like hell as you teach yourself how to shave correctly
I want to be badass enough to shave with a straight razor.
Want being the operative word.
Agree with this wholeheartedly. I use Astra blades and my Grandfather's old Wilkinson Sword razor - my skin can be a little tender if I shave daily but ingrown hairs and pimples are all but gone since I changed from the 5-bladed Gillette. Lathering on a proper soap/cream is also a great way to start the morning, beats 'dry' shaving in the shower or using the crappy aerosols by a long shot.
Oh yeah, me too - I've been using a Merkur 34C for the last couple years, but just with some shaving soap (Crabtree & Evelyn Sienna). Have expanded my 'shaving regimen' for the first time though, as I noted in a previous post, bought some pre-shave oil and aftershave balm (and some T&H 'ultimate comfort' shaving cream, rather than soap). I'm hoping it'll make the experience even more enjoyable.
But yes, I remember the first two weeks! I was very fortunate not to mince my face, as I was used to the pressure necessary for a cartridge razor, and to be fair, was probably using less 'beginner-friendly' blades. Thanks to putthison and a couple good youtube vids I was able to correct my technique fairly quickly. I'm about to switch out my Derby Extra blades for some Feathers. Wonder if I'll notice the difference...
Edit: Also I would have to recommend against the Crabtree & Evelyn shaving soaps. They don't tend to lather as nicely as the Taylor of Old Bond St cream I tried a few times, and are rather stupidly priced in Sydney.
Land's End have quite a few choices but, as it is the northern winter at present, some choices are limited and they seem to have sold out of the "tailored" option in quite a few colours/styles.
Still, could be worth having a look as their prices are very reasonable - there are a couple of nice styles here and here.
Feathers are much sharper than Derby's so do be cautious on your first shave with them. I have finer hair so feathers give me a fantastic close shave with minimal passes.
I actually think the pjohnson range at the moment is quite understated and muted compared to the giraffe prints last season. Im a big fan, they easily make the nicest knot of any of my tie collection - http://www.pjohnsonshop.com/collections/ties
i saw this on Tumblr today.. only for the brave or yakuza
kamisori . “japanese straight razors” .
wrought iron & aogami super steel .
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