There has been some debate lately on the subject of differences between a straight shave and a DE shave in terms of closeness and softness of skin after the shave. Being mainly a straight shaver, I like to think that my shaves are closer than a DE shave and that the post shave skin feeling is silky smooth instead of just smooth. I must admit this is only speculation but this evening I am embarking on an experiment that if successful should give some evidence either way. Thus using the same prep, brush and soap, I will attempt to shave one side of my face with a shavette loaded with half a Personna and the other half with a slim adjustable set to 9 loaded with a Personna blade from the same box. I do not have any more aggressive DE than the slim so it will have to do. On my next shave on thursday evening, I will clean the slate with a full straight shave using a regular straight and then on saturday I will perform the same type of shave as this evening but switching sides shaved with DE and the shavette. I will tell you how I get on.