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Old 01-28-12, 07:47 PM   #26
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Got a shave a few years ago in a high end barber shop with a straight razor. Was terrified the entire time the guy was going to slit my throat. No joke.
I noticed you're in Houston...you wouldn't be referring to Kirby's Barbershop, would you? I've been thinking about going there for a shave myself.
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Old 01-28-12, 09:34 PM   #27
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thanks for the headsup!
You got it.

Here are the sample packs.

Trumper

Truefitt & Hill

I got both of these a couple years ago (the second one from the top for T&H). I still haven't used them all, there's so much, but a lot of good scents. I ended up loving the West Indian Limes aftershave lotion, it sort of smells like lemon Pez, I haven't used much of it, but it's high quality. The colognes are pretty awesome as well.

My favorite shaving cream is Mr. Taylor, and most of the Taylor stuff you can also find on Amazon.

And finally, Mantic59's youtube channel is a great resource for advice on shaving techniques and products in general. When I first got into traditional shaving I would check his channel, and even joined a forum dedicated to shaving, etc. Now I have cooled off significantly, but the resources are still good. I need to stop and take the time and enjoy the shave, these days I just rush and do it for work even with these better products. My only "major" purchase of last year was an Old Spice shaving mug like the one below. I'd been wanting something like that for a while!

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Old 01-28-12, 10:33 PM   #28
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These guys are pricey but i like them. www.theartofshaving.com
I use the unscented pre-shave and shave cream, very happy with them.
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Old 01-28-12, 10:49 PM   #29
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Re: Old fashioned Shavers unite!

I've surprisingly gone from the electric shaver to the old-school shavers. Electric shavers are just a pain in the ass and whatever the marketing, I've found by trial-and-nics, that a manual shaving device is better.
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Old 02-01-12, 12:44 PM   #30
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Old 04-29-12, 07:46 PM   #31
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Bringing this back to the forefront.
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Old 04-29-12, 10:12 PM   #32
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Re: Old fashioned Shavers unite!

I used to shave against the grain for a real nice, smooth face. Now I just use a little hair trimmers, without a tip, and it gets it moderately close. Very fast and I never have to worry about that initial 'stubble' feeling.
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Old 04-29-12, 10:29 PM   #33
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Re: Old fashioned Shavers unite!

I switched to a safety razor a few weeks ago, partly inspired by this thread. It took some getting used to, but I feel like I'm finally getting the hang of it.
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Old 04-30-12, 04:53 AM   #34
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Funny that this thread is in the front page. I've been looking for a place to buy a safety razor for the past few days. I just checked online and...

http://www.theshaveshed.com.au/index...352cc6e0560349

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Old 04-30-12, 06:25 AM   #35
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electric because I just don't care.

I prefer the 'liceless bum' look.
Pretty much this for me as well.
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Old 08-04-12, 10:17 AM   #36
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Re: Old fashioned Shavers unite!

Well I remember reading this thread awhile back. My kid just turned 16 and wanted an electric shaver. I went out and got him one. I had never tried one before. Gave it a shot and really hated going over certain spots over and over again.

So I remembered this thread and am about to order these:

Edwin Jagger De89bl


Omega Shaving Brush Pure


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Old 08-04-12, 02:26 PM   #37
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I have that razor, and it is great, but the handle IS a bit short. If he's got big hands, you may want to choose something else.
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Old 08-06-12, 12:43 AM   #38
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I have that razor, and it is great, but the handle IS a bit short. If he's got big hands, you may want to choose something else.
It's for me, he wanted the electric shaver. I have average hands. My fingers aren't long at all. Hmm that sounded strange.

What would be comparable to that with a longer handle?

Merkur 180?
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Old 08-06-12, 04:30 AM   #39
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It's for me, he wanted the electric shaver. I have average hands. My fingers aren't long at all. Hmm that sounded strange.

What would be comparable to that with a longer handle?

Merkur 180?
http://www.amazon.com/Parker-99R-Han...s=safety+razor
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Old 08-06-12, 11:15 AM   #40
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Re: Old fashioned Shavers unite!

Been a safety razor user for years and for Christmas my friend got me a slant blade.

Personally I dont' think I could go back to a normal straight safety, that Slant gives you a great cut although I'm a little more prone to bloodloss

If you're enjoying the straight safety I say move on over for some fun.
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Old 08-06-12, 11:26 AM   #41
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Over the Merkur 180? I thought the Merkurs were at a higher level than Parker?
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Old 08-06-12, 11:50 AM   #42
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Re: Old fashioned Shavers unite!

I've been using this for a while. Probably 6 years or so now. Great set -- the picture shows the Merker Vision razor. I actually replaced it with the Futur model since it wasn't as heavy. The Vision is a beast.

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Old 08-06-12, 11:56 AM   #43
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Over the Merkur 180? I thought the Merkurs were at a higher level than Parker?
honestly, I've never owned a Merkur... so I dunno if the reputation is warranted.
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Old 09-04-12, 04:51 PM   #44
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I bought a Edwin Jagger De89bl a couple of weeks ago. I haven't used it yet, but I am using up my Gillette razors first.

I wonder if Dollar Shave Club is any good? Its not too bad for the monthly price.



http://www.dollarshaveclub.com/

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Old 10-13-12, 12:35 PM   #45
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Ok, after reading this thread I decided to try a double edge razor. I got the Merkur 180. Previously I have been using Mach 3's. Recently I switch from foam shaving cream to the shaving soap. I find you get a much better shave using the soaps than the foams.

I tried the Merkur with the soap. It does a fairly decent job on the face but not on the jawline or the neck. Maybe with practice, it will get better. But is there really and difference between the different model razors? The Merkur's, Parker's etc. all take the exact same double edge razor. So isn't the quality of the shave going to always be limited to the brand of replacement double edge razors you buy?
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Old 10-14-12, 09:39 PM   #46
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Ok, after reading this thread I decided to try a double edge razor. I got the Merkur 180. Previously I have been using Mach 3's. Recently I switch from foam shaving cream to the shaving soap. I find you get a much better shave using the soaps than the foams.

I tried the Merkur with the soap. It does a fairly decent job on the face but not on the jawline or the neck. Maybe with practice, it will get better. But is there really and difference between the different model razors? The Merkur's, Parker's etc. all take the exact same double edge razor. So isn't the quality of the shave going to always be limited to the brand of replacement double edge razors you buy?

*I think* the differences are in design, razor weight, and features like adjusting razor blade height for more or less aggressive shaves(how it's done on a particular model). From what i've read in comments from Hardcore razor shavers...and man, you have no idea how hardcore they can get...having a nice heavy razor for this type of shaving is apparently important to many. I've noticed the more expensive ones have a nice weight to them.
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Old 10-15-12, 08:10 AM   #47
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Ok, after reading this thread I decided to try a double edge razor. I got the Merkur 180. Previously I have been using Mach 3's. Recently I switch from foam shaving cream to the shaving soap. I find you get a much better shave using the soaps than the foams.

I tried the Merkur with the soap. It does a fairly decent job on the face but not on the jawline or the neck. Maybe with practice, it will get better.
Or perhaps there's a reason safety razors took a back seat to the newer razors. In my experience, safety razors are good if you have a lot of time to spend shaving. If that's how you want to spend your time, more power to you.

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But is there really and difference between the different model razors? The Merkur's, Parker's etc. all take the exact same double edge razor. So isn't the quality of the shave going to always be limited to the brand of replacement double edge razors you buy?
I think the differences are overblown. They're chunks of metal, not technological gadgets. In my opinion, their best use is to allow your young son to pretend to be like daddy (blade removed, of course).
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Old 10-15-12, 03:50 PM   #48
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I think the differences are overblown. They're chunks of metal, not technological gadgets. In my opinion, their best use is to allow your young son to pretend to be like daddy (blade removed, of course).
Maybe..

But I'm telling you, go look at some Hardcore Old Fashioned shaving forums. For some of these Men taking time to shave this way is like a warrior preparing for battle. For others it's their time to meditate while shaving. None of the quick couple scrapes with a cheap razor and off to work shit for them.
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Old 10-15-12, 08:14 PM   #49
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I've been contemplating the switch for awhile, but my question to you users; Do you get good results shaving everyday with a safety razor? My shit grows back quick, so I basically have to shave everyday or I have a five o'clock shadow by 10 am if I didn't shave in the morning. Right now I get a smooth shave lathering up my badger blade with Proraso and shaving with the Gillette. First pass i go with the grain, then I lather up again and go against the grain. I just figure doing this with a safety razor would tear up my face more than usual. Any thoughts?
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Old 10-18-12, 06:50 AM   #50
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Goodness me. I have been using cream for a while, and it is great especially since I add shaving oil under it. However when this cream ran out I'm going to switch to brush and shaving soap.

I still use disposable blades, however. Boy, what a bad decision. Even a great aftershave can't stop me from skin irritation (although it does helps a lot)

Haven't found the right safety razor yet though, so I have to cope with that for a while.
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