Alden v. Mephisto

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I am looking to purchase an everyday, casual, knock-about shoe. I keep coming back to these two. The All-Weather Walker by Alden and the Marlon by Mephisto. If any of you badgers has had experience with either shoe, I’d appreciate your comments. I own shoes by both companies so I am familiar with their sizing. The Marlon is about $150 less than the Alden but the Alden seems a bit more substantial. I like the pebble-grain finish on both. The Marlon by Mephisto. The All-Weather Walker...

SOTD "FREE WEEK" November 11th - November 17th, 2019

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It's another "FREE WEEK" ladies and gentlemen. It's time to be creative. Please feel free to post any photo, with any gear and any style you chose, or contribute by telling us what you used in your shave, with comments on the shave, if you desire. Color, B&W, sepia or a photograph with any type of artistic touch you wish is always desired. HAVE FUN!

Official 2019 Christmas Card Exchange.

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It's time to sign up to our annual Christmas Card exchange! Be as creative as you wish with your cards, or just share a simple greeting for the holidays. It is all about the joy of getting something in the mail near Christmas that counts. Sign up now for one of the funnest traditions in The Nib! How It Works: Each participant will be expected to send two cards, one to the member listed above you, and one to the member below you. The first and last member on the list after the signup...

Crafting your own wax

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Over the years I have tried and used many diffident brands of mustache wax, but for the last 3 or 4 I have been mostly using what I can concoct in my kitchen lab. Alway, of course after my wife is in bed. And I always clean up afterwards! AFter getting ready this morning, i figured I had better get busy, as I was not going to make it thru the week with what I had left. Over the years I’ve tried. I originally tried my hand at this, when I got this big tube of Lucky Tiger. Turns out...

The Year that Was:

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In June 1941 Operation Barbarosa was launched. In North Africa Rommel was driving the British back into Egypt. In the North Atlantic the German Submarines were sinking masses of ships. All of France was either directly ruled by Germany or under the nominal Vichy French. German troops had pushed almost a thousand miles into Russia and seemed unstoppable. And in the JP Sauer factory this Model 38h was made. The fit and finish is superb with smooth surfaces, no visible machining marks...

Mr Bingle's 2019 Reindeer & Sleigh

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Greetings from the North Pole Boys and Girls! Can you believe it's already been a year since our last Gift Exchange!? How time flies! For those of you who may not know me, allow me to introduce myself. I'm Mr. Bingle. Maybe you've heard of me? For those who haven't, let me tell you about myself: When Santa left his shop one day, he found a snowman near his sleigh. "You'll be my helper now" he said, and tapped the little fellow's head. The snowman found that he could talk; "look Santa...

Latest Review

  • Game Changer 068 Open Comb
    5.00 star(s)
    This was my first shave with the 068 OC. This is also my first open comb. Only the base plate is...
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