Gillette Slim Adjustable or Rex Ambassador for upgrade

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by McCrae, Aug 14, 2019 at 6:12 PM.

  1. McCrae

    McCrae Well-Known Member

    Hey Gents,

    I've been considering purchasing another razor. I've been doing some research and narrowed down my pickings to either the Gillette Slim Adjustable or Rex Ambassador. I just need a little help choosing between the two, price aside. Does anyone here own both razors and maybe favors one over the other? Why or why not?

    I'm a one razor type of guy, I don't really rotate between different razors like some users prefer. I've been using the Rockwell 6S exclusively for about a year now, just getting a bit bored of it ;), and thought it time for a change.
     
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  2. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Here's a thought...the Slim won't set you back much, so...BOTH!
     
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  3. McCrae

    McCrae Well-Known Member

    That's plan B. In case I can't choose :cool:
     
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  4. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    That's a really hard comparison. I don't own a slim but I have a Fatboy and a Black Beauty. I can tell you that on it's highest setting the Rex is capable of being more aggressive then any of the Gillette adjustables. It is also a very precisely made razor that exudes quality in every detail. It is however about 10x more expensive then a slim and I doubt anyone who owns both would say that it gives you a 10x better shave then the Slim(or the Fatboy or Black Beauty). I personally like the looks of the Rex better. And considering that all razors are just blade holders anyway, looks then become the deciding factor at least in my mind.
     
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  5. McCrae

    McCrae Well-Known Member

    That's an interesting way of putting it. I do tend to favor a more aggressive setting on the first couple of passes..
     
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  6. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    I would go with the Rex!
    No, the Slim!
    Both! Yeah, both is the answer.[​IMG]

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  7. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    Hrmmmm.... Neither.

    Write in vote for a Gillette New Improved 3 piece so you can put it on your favorite custom handle.
     
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  8. Weasel640

    Weasel640 Well-Known Member

    If the money it no object get the Rex. It's a more durable modern razor. If there is an issue with it the Razor Emporium will take care of you. If there is an issue with the Slim again Razor Emporium but will set you back for them to do it...
     
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  9. flash75

    flash75 New Member

    Hi,
    I have a Rockwell and first bought an additional gillette super Adjustable, later the Rex.
    The Gillette was sold.
    The Rex is by far the best though I rotate between the Rex and the Rockwell now, as the Rex made me improve technique. The Rockwell is very fool proof, the Rex requires a bit more attention but rewards you with a smooth and close shave.

    Go for the Rex.

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