November 2021 30 Day Rule/Focus and Discussion All Are Welcome!

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  1. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Winner, winner…..chicken dinner! Outstanding Paul.
     
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  2. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    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.
     
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  3. brit

    brit in a box

    fantastic set ups ,shaves and pics Gentlemen..:cool::happy096:
     
  4. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Nov 28 SOTD

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    Straight Razor Shave #316
    5/8 C-Mon
    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.
     
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  5. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Thanks Gary!
     
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  6. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome again Joe..:cool:
     
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  7. brit

    brit in a box

    sunday
    brit new/tech hybrid-french tech handle
    7 oclock black
    Mr.EE custom 10098
    sv felce
    jaguar classic

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    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.
    awesome.
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    the hardware

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    have a fine rest of sunday everyone.
    :eatdrink047:
     
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  8. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Thanks again, Gary! I have to look nice for services this evening.
     
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  9. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Beautiful razor and awesome shave Gary!
     
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  10. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you Joe..:):eatdrink047:
     
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  11. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    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:

    Barbershop

    Bergamot Lavender

    Executive Man ( Creed Adventus Dupe)

    Intrepid Man

    Triumph

    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!
     
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  12. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool.they should last you a while.:cool:
     
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  13. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    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.
     
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  14. brit

    brit in a box

    i have gentlemen,executive man,lemon chill and sandpiper sets.lovely stuff.great bang for the buck..:cool:
     
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  15. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    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.
     
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  16. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    I'm not sure I'd go for Frankie&Myyrh either.
     
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  17. brit

    brit in a box

    i think everyone has..;)
     
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  18. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    That better not include Bill Neumann-his products are expensive enough as it is.
     
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  19. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Barbershop was my intro to the greatness of Stoylin soaps.
     
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  20. brit

    brit in a box

    i believe everything will cost more post pandemic-shipping,raw material availability,demand..etc.
     
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