Discussion in 'Shave School' started by Trigger, Oct 31, 2021.
Winner, winner…..chicken dinner! Outstanding Paul.
Today, I made a small order with Maggard's
I purchased Ted Pella Injector blades. Supposedly, they are rebranded Personna Injector blades. I got 20 blades 6 dollars. That's approximately 30 percent of the cost for approximately the same amount for Schick's Injector blades. I hope they will be good blades, but we shall see. I also bought another Maggard's Alum Block because I dropped my current one and it broke in pieces. I am still able to use them. Btw, the alum was 98 cents for the travel size of 95g because of the Black Friday Special I also purchased a large Clubhouse styptic.
fantastic set ups ,shaves and pics Gentlemen..
Nov 28 SOTD
Straight Razor Shave #316
Heritage Collection/ C-Mon Replica SHD Badger Brush
Stirling F&H SS and AS
Maggard's Alum Block
Dickinson's Witch Hazel
Beard Growth: 26.5 hrs
Today, it was Stirling's Frankincense and Myrrh to step up to the plate. I have been trying a little twist on blooming the soap that I learned from Doug Bear who is a shaving youtuber. He calls it foaming. Essentially, you fill the lid from the puck about half full. Tightly shut the tub or container upside down because it gets sloppy if you pour the water onto the soap from the lid. Shake until you don't here any sloshing sounds. Open the container and you have a foamy preshave. I have found that this method makes the scents pop. I finally got a better whiff of F and H. It is an earthy, pleasant scent, but I still won't repurchase.
The razor is the little brother of my other C-Mon and it is just as sharp. Two and a half passes and I had a nice, close, comfortable shave. The alum after affirmed it with no feedback. Finished with the rest of my post shave ritual. Have a good afternoon.
awesome again Joe..
brit new/tech hybrid-french tech handle
7 oclock black
Mr.EE custom 10098
good afternoon gents..
finishing up the tech focus this week with a sort of tech.
the british new-tech hybrid with the heavier but hollow ended french tech handle.
love this rhodium plated bad boy
fine sv lather built with Evan's custom turned omega 10098 replica handle with omega's 10098 boar knot.
jaguar classic edt to finish.
this edt is cheap as chips but smells lovely.
have a fine rest of sunday everyone.
Thanks again, Gary! I have to look nice for services this evening.
Beautiful razor and awesome shave Gary!
thank you Joe..
OK! Since I am in the mood to purchase things for very little outlay, I decided to cash in on my Stirling Reward account. I redeemed my 500 points for a 5 soap sample pack. I only had to pay for the shipping. I have never tried these scents so what better way then to get samples that were essentially free.
The scents that I selected are the following:
Executive Man ( Creed Adventus Dupe)
Now I really don't need any more soaps, but trying new items for just shipping is a deal for me. Besides, I have a soap or two hat will be gone in a few months. LOL!
very cool.they should last you a while.
They total 5 oz which is 8 tenths of an oz less than a full tub. It is nice that Stirling offers a 5 sample pack for just 18 dollars. It is good for the consumers to try soaps to see what they like instead of being disappointed with a full tub that just doesn't suit them. Stirling Frankincense and Myrrh comes to mind.. However, I am sure that I will like the scents that I selected.
i have gentlemen,executive man,lemon chill and sandpiper sets.lovely stuff.great bang for the buck..
I agree. However, Stirling increased their prices, but not by much. A full tub is now $13.95. That's just a 20 cent increase.
I'm not sure I'd go for Frankie&Myyrh either.
i think everyone has..
That better not include Bill Neumann-his products are expensive enough as it is.
Barbershop was my intro to the greatness of Stoylin soaps.
i believe everything will cost more post pandemic-shipping,raw material availability,demand..etc.
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