A REAL MAN'S SHAVE - going old school and loving it!

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by Marc Bagwell, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. Marc Bagwell

    Marc Bagwell Well-Known Member

    Just thought I'd go old school today, used a fat boy, a brush, and a stick of Arko. What could be better than the sweet aroma of Arko shaving soap... uh, well, maybe not so sweet smelling but definitely an awesome shaving soap. For those who haven't used Arko, then you've got to try it. It's not going to rate up there with the best soaps, but it works great and it can be picked up for .95 per stick delivered to your door. I bought a 12 pack for just over eleven dollars from Amazon, and I think that's an awesome price. For those interested, here's a web site.
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2017
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  2. Primotenore

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    Arko definitely has its following. It gives a great shave, but to my nose, it smells like the pink, public restroom soap one had to grate into your hands. No thanks. :p
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  3. Marc Bagwell

    Marc Bagwell Well-Known Member

    It does smell like a urinal puck... :)
    You should save it for those times when you have a cold and can't smell... lol. There are videos on how to change the smell with oils. Haven't tried it, but maybe some day.
  4. Primotenore

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    Far too many better smelling soaps...there should be a video how to get rid of the smell. :happy102:
  5. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    No video required. Just practice abstinence! :D
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  6. Otto

    Otto Member

    Man you guys are tough on Arko. I don't mind it. The lather is thick though it dries quickly if you don't feed it enough water.

    To me it smells like a stronger version of plain Ivory white soap.

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  7. Maineac

    Maineac Member

    I dislike the smell of Arko as well. Have you ever wondered how wildly popular the soap would be if they put it out in pleasant scents?
    What is that company thinking?
  8. Segafan#1

    Segafan#1 Well-Known Member

    I love arko...anybody who disagrees don't like wet shaving. lol
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  9. Straight razor dandy

    Straight razor dandy Stuck cleaning the house himself PERMANENTLY

    Me too. I can't go for it. I like luxury shaves regardless of price. Give me mdc, barrister and mann, Stirling, etc.
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  10. Eeyore

    Eeyore Well-Known Member

    Do you want a real answer?
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  11. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Well-Known Member

    I LOVE ARKO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :happy108::happy093::smiley respect:

    Don't for get Mitchell's Wool Fat is also old school shaving soap and I LOVE MWF !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :happy108::happy093::smiley respect:
  12. Eeyore

    Eeyore Well-Known Member

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  13. Primotenore

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    Disagree...:) BTW, I love wet shaving.
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  14. '65 G-Slim

    '65 G-Slim Well-Known Member

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  15. Marc Bagwell

    Marc Bagwell Well-Known Member

    Absolutely! Imagine Arko in a pleasant sandlewood. They wouldn't be able to make enough Arko to keep up with the demand.
  16. Marc Bagwell

    Marc Bagwell Well-Known Member

    A real mans shaving soap. :)
  17. Marc Bagwell

    Marc Bagwell Well-Known Member

    What if Arko smelled like roasting coffee? Lol. You couldn't get enough!
  18. Segafan#1

    Segafan#1 Well-Known Member

    At least someone understands lol
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  19. Marc Bagwell

    Marc Bagwell Well-Known Member

    I'm happy enough as long as the soap is good and thick, and slick.
  20. Marc Bagwell

    Marc Bagwell Well-Known Member

    Yeah, and Arko is cheap. I was telling a guy who was still using can goo, and kept complaining that other shave soaps are too expensive. He only feels that way because he's never tried them. Anyway, I told him about Arko. Don't know if he'll give it a try but it's gotta be better than the can goo.
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