Distance to the Mirror

Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by COMPNOR, Apr 9, 2018.


    COMPNOR Well-Known Member

    Curious, but how close to the mirror do you get when you shave? Do you have a set distance, or vary it up? I normally stand about a foot or so away (the depth of the sink or so), but tonight I decided to get right up in it for some detailing work around the lip. I got a better view of what I need to slice off.
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  2. John Beeman

    John Beeman Well-Known Member

    If I get too close I need my reading glasses or bifocals.
    I need to stay at a distance where I can focus.
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  3. SFTrooper

    SFTrooper Active Member

    I normally just maintain the depth of the sink and counter while shaving, but I do sometimes lean in for a closer look after my second pass to get a closer look if I have any remaining stubble.
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  4. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Close enough to see what the heck I am doing! :D
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  5. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    I have to keep my distance when I use my SRs. Otherwise I’m up close to really see what I’m doing.
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  6. cmorris357

    cmorris357 catching flies.........

    I have one of these mounted next to my vanity mirror.
    I use it when I'm shaving with a straight razor to keep a close eye on what I'm doing. When I use a DE, I use the vanity mirror and slightly lean in to about a foot or so.
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  7. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I suppose I am about an arm's length from the mirror. It is just a guide for me. I am thinking that I could shave without a mirror if I needed to.
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  8. SharptoothC

    SharptoothC I bite..........

    I'm pretty blind without glasses, so I get pretty up close and personal.

    Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
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  9. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    I got old glasses that my eyes decided they didn't want to work with.
  10. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    I agree with the length of the sink and counter. I only lean in to show the camera the shave when making a video.
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  11. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    Kitchen sink set on an interior wall with a mirror where a window should be. I don't lean in so about two feet away.
  12. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    I’m nowhere near it. Funny how little it helps, when shaving your legs. ;)
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  13. Bookworm

    Bookworm Well-Known Member

    I agree with @Sara-s. When shaving your armpits it doesn't help, and in the shower, you can't wear your glasses anyway.
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  14. Redrock

    Redrock Well-Known Member

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