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    Posted: November 21 2013 at 10:45
With a good shoeshine and a well knotted tie and you are ready. Seasick Steve here saying ain't gonna happen.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jim Garten Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2013 at 10:50
You do realise Seasick Steve's image is manufactured don't you

On stage:



Without makeup:


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^not really a fan and have never heard his music
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^^ ... even I can recognise a picture of AC Grayling when I see one LOL


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Post Options Post Options   Quote timothy leary Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2013 at 10:59
looks the part of philosopher
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jim Garten Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2013 at 11:07
Actually, I think it looks like Robert Fripp in a wig

Aaaaanyway; back to this fascinating topic -

Any more shaving advice needed? Personal grooming anecdotes to be shared? Newly aquired razors to be gloated over??

Please??

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Pogonotomia...........sounds like a disease.... I am done now........carry on
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Pogonotomy eh?

I like that word

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Post Options Post Options   Quote *frinspar* Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2013 at 14:41
Originally posted by timothy leary

Pogonotomia...........sounds like a disease.... I am done now........carry on


Welp, now I'll have that stuck in my head for the rest of the day to the tune of "Onomatopoeia" by Spock's Beard. LOL

I wouldn't mind one day going in for the full service barber shop shave with hot towel, straight razor pulled across the strop and all, but as it goes, I just use whatever razors my wife picks up at CVS that add to her Extra Care Bucks total. lol Although I do ask that she limit her search to no more than 3 blades. Anything more just sounds like evil overkill that a face shouldn't be put through.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jim Garten Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 22 2013 at 02:38
Single blade, mate - that's the key; I defy anyone to get a better shave with a cartridge razor.

Also, over here, average pack of cartridges about 12 ($15ish...?) or 100 razor blades about a tenner, so at about 3/4 shaves per blade = about a year's shaving for 10.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jim Garten Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 23 2013 at 07:37
God I'm so good to you guys - here I am about to share a couple of pictures of my latest aquisition (you lucky people!!)



As is obvious from the photos this is a pre war Gillette Open-Comb; that's pre first world war & my first experience of open comb.

Don't you all feel so privileged to share in this thread?

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^So this is at least a century old. Quite surprising; I wouldn't believe this at first sight.

Anyway, shaving tools must have improved a bit since this happened (it was 125 years ago today):

Vince just lost his ear. Remarkable detail: he has a beard on most of his self portraits.

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^oops
Originally posted by sleeper

I like my beard.
Me too.  I mean mine, not yours of course. LOL  Not that there's anything wrong with yours as far as I know.


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shaving razors cold and it stings.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 23 2013 at 21:54
Got my beard back now. Took just under 2 months to get it big and full again.
No shaving for this progger...not for a long while.
The beard gives me powers.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 23 2013 at 22:00
Originally posted by Jim Garten

OK all, I'm curious -

For some, shaving is a pain in the butt, but over the last 6 months or so, for me at least it's gone from being a chore, to a ritual to a pleasure... all because I've gone 'old-school' (and no, I'm not talking straight razors here - they scare the out of me), courtesy of sites such as Badger & Blade, The Shaving Room and The English Shaving Company.

These are sites which extoll the virtues of a good shaving brush, proper soaps (not gels!) and that most important of items, the razor itself.

So, without googling:

Do you know your Cart, from your SE from your DE from your straight?

Proraso, Trumper, Jagger, C&E, Erasmic or other?

Hard puck, stick or cream?

Do you know what an alum block is, what it's for & how to use it?

Merkur Futur, Jagger DE89, Feather Popular or a vintage Slim?

Which of the above is mildest?

Could the above be construed as a trick question?

For the edge, Feather (black or yellow), Derby Extra, Iridium Super, RuiKe WeiFeng or some other?

AS, EDT, Cologne, moisturiser, skin food or none of these?

If you give enough of a damn even to answer all of the above, chances are, like me, you are one of the rising number of people turning away from cheapo throw away razors to well manufactured quality pieces which may just last the rest of your life - as an example, 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

Therefore, this razor was manufactured in the period I was born (possibly even the month), so like me, is nearly 50 years old; loaded with a Derby Extra gives damn near a BBS if I use Geo.Trumper eucris, applied with my best silver tip badger (I can still only guarantee a BBS with my trusty M3 cart mounted on an EJ nickel plated handle, but I'm still learning)

If you've got this far & understand all of the above, or even better, can list your own old-school requisites of choice, or even even better are actually a member of TSR or B&B, then huzzah!

I am genuinely interested, although my wife Vicky would say obsessed... I've only got 4 razors, 2 brushes & 7 shaving soaps!



So far...


Wow. You really know what you are doing. Gonna make the ladies happy I guess. Also, heating the face with the barbers shave blade (single) works best for me. Gotta pretty thick carpet on my face at the moment, but that is how it shall be for a while. So tired of shaving, but this thread is really interesting actually. Got some nifty hardware there. :)
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^So this is at least a century old. Quite surprising; I wouldn't believe this at first sight.

Anyway, shaving tools must have improved a bit since this happened (it was 125 years ago today):

Vince just lost his ear. Remarkable detail: he has a beard on most of his self portraits.


The closest I can guess at its true age is at least 104 years old - for those who care, it has a Gillette 'old type' head - these were replaced by the Gillette New around 1910.

The one I aquired will need to be treated with extreme respect - it's about 2 stages down from using a straight razor - if I'm not careful, I will do a Van Gough

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jim Garten Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 24 2013 at 04:33
Originally posted by progbethyname

...this thread is really interesting actually. Got some nifty hardware there


Thanks - the shaving rotation now includes 9 DE razors, from 1910 - current production.

It's not an obsession, honest!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 24 2013 at 07:27
Originally posted by Jim Garten

Originally posted by progbethyname

...this thread is really interesting actually. Got some nifty hardware there


Thanks - the shaving rotation now includes 9 DE razors, from 1910 - current production.

It's not an obsession, honest!
 
Uh,,,,sounds a bit obsessive to me.
 
 
I use BIC double edged disposable razors and never have a problem with a close shave nor any nicks.
At any rate I like that 1 or 2 day growth look that many actors and others cultivate...looks manly...and sexy.
Wink
 


Edited by dr wu23 - December 24 2013 at 16:36
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Originally posted by Jim Garten

Originally posted by someone_else

^So this is at least a century old. Quite surprising; I wouldn't believe this at first sight.

Anyway, shaving tools must have improved a bit since this happened (it was 125 years ago today):

Vince just lost his ear. Remarkable detail: he has a beard on most of his self portraits.


The closest I can guess at its true age is at least 104 years old - for those who care, it has a Gillette 'old type' head - these were replaced by the Gillette New around 1910.

The one I aquired will need to be treated with extreme respect - it's about 2 stages down from using a straight razor - if I'm not careful, I will do a Van Gough


   Merry Christmas, Jim. I hope your stalking is filled with many many razors from the old country.
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