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    Posted: May 10 2013 at 10:51
Originally posted by Jim Garten

I also remember the word 'Trumper' coming up at the first prog-curry, but whether that was to do with Lee shaving or something else, I'm not sure
I think we both know the answer to that. Wink
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Ever since i needed to shave, i have, every day. I use disposable razors, which is kind of lazy, but who cares.
    I could never have a full beard because i have sleep apnea and wear a mask strapped to my face while i sleep, and a beard would make that problematic.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jim Garten Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2013 at 11:02
Originally posted by chopper

Originally posted by Jim Garten

I also remember the word 'Trumper' coming up at the first prog-curry, but whether that was to do with Lee shaving or something else, I'm not sure

I think we both know the answer to that. Wink


Ah - where's Lee when you need him?

He'd understand...

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Originally posted by Jim Garten

 my current razor of choice on those occasions when I can really spend the time (bearing in mind, using one of these means you have to re-learn the art) to use it properly is this:

A Gillette Slim Adjustable, date coded as I3

I = 1963
3 = 3rd quarter
 

So 50 years of technological and engineering progress did not achieve any improvement on something so fundamental that half of the Earth's population needs? (and some of the other half Wink). What a shame Angry

For me shaving is a pain, I don't feel comfortable with a stubble of more than 2 or 3 days at maximum, it itches, I scratch and my face skin gets red like a ripe tormato. I can't bear electric shavers either, only wet. I use gel and Gillette Mach 3 (not the Plus, I don't like that slimy stuff bands), a rather old device but it does the job and the blades last reasonably.

Well I guess that having the period is a pain too, probably even more, each gender got its share of routine burden.


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I do electric all the way around my face and head. Faster, cheaper, no nicks and cuts.
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Originally posted by Gerinski



Originally posted by Jim Garten

 my current razor of choice on those occasions when I can really spend the time (bearing in mind, using one of these means you have to re-learn the art) to use it properly is this:

A Gillette Slim Adjustable, date coded as I3

I = 1963
3 = 3rd quarter
 
I use gel and Gillette Mach 3


So do I, a lot of the time... (not the gel though... Bleaugh!) It's a great razor if you need a good result in a fairly short time.

The reason I'm getting into DE is I want to be able to get an even better result, even if it takes longer to do.

I see it as learning a new skill (ok, ok, I'm a sad git )... Think of it as the difference between using a cheap digital camera (which will give you an almost guaranteed acceptable result) and going back to an older, completely manual film camera. You'll get just as good a result, possibly better, but the hardware forces you to take your time and think about what you're doing.

Somebody please post in support

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Oh sure I understand it, I'm a motorbike rider and I like cars (although I can't afford owning any, I settle with my company-given decent but rather boring car), and although I own a modern sports bike, I reckon that riding a classic motorbike (which I have had the chance to do a few times) has a very special charm, even if of course performance itself can't be compared. Unfortunately with oldtimer cars I have had very few chances to drive one, but I love them (my current screensaver is a collection of oldtimer cars pics) and I have had the chance to drive a couple of them and it's also a great feeling (my favourite oldtimer drive being a beautiful Karmann-VW Ghia owned by a friend).
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Tried a double edge razor a few times. To be honest, I'll take the not-quite-as-close shave of my handy dandy electric razor over the insane amount of razor bumps I get with any razor, double-edge or Gillette. A yes I did use different kinds of cream, after shave balms, and going with the grain. It's really just not worth it. 

I'm actually just biding my time until my cheeks fill out and I can have a consistent stubble. I think I look better with it and so do most people who take notice. I might be waiting a few more years at this pace. Genetics, man.


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When I was a lad a family friend gave me a Merkur--  it was a fabulous piece of craftsmanship but like many a poor soul with a beard that is nail-like in toughness, it didn't really do the trick for me.   This is probably when I took the easy way out and just started buying disposables.   There have been advances and are some good if expensive throwaways, but I suspect Jim is right; a real high quality razor beats all.

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I never liked the tug & pull from an electric and I find wet shaving a lot more comfortable. I use a Gillette 5 blade with a heavy handle as I like the weight in my hand. I use gel as it provides the most comfort and ease of use.

Anyone shave more than their chin?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote infocat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2013 at 20:35
How's this for weird...  I've never used anything other than an electric razor.  And therefore, I think, I've never had what I'd consider a "clean shave".  My dad got me an electric for a birthday (16? 17?), so I never learned to use a "wet razor" (or whatever; I've never even heard that term!).  Now I'm just too nervous to try it!  I've had a beard since age 22 (and I've never been without a mustache since it first grew!), much because I hate to shave.  Plus I can imagine all of the comments I'd get if I shaved one or both off!  Even if complementary, they'd make me uncomfortable.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jim Garten Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 13 2013 at 02:10
Originally posted by Atavachron

When I was a lad a family friend gave me a Merkur--  it was a fabulous piece of craftsmanship but like many a poor soul with a beard that is nail-like in toughness, it didn't really do the trick for me.


That will probably have been the blades you used... If you still have it, try again with Feather Blacks & a good soap; no beard will withstand that...

...alternatively, if you still have it & don't want it....


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^ Oh I wish I did--  misplaced it years ago.   And yes, as I recall the blades had buffers on the edge.

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Buffers on the edge?

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Buffers on the edge.
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Sounds like the current Yes line up.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 13 2013 at 08:19
Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad


Anyone shave more than their chin?
Dead Let's not go there.
 
Mind you, my ears could do with a shave now.
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Great. Now I've got Homer in my skull singing 'I'm shaaaving my shoulders'
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I gave up on shaving facial hair a long time ago.  Too damned itchy as my hair is fairly curly.  I keep the beard neat most of the time.  I also cut my own head hair.  I've been using a set of Wahl clippers for many years now.  This is funny though, my nose hairs are a nuisance, I've got a special set of trimmers for those when they get out of order. Headbanger
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