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    SOTD "FREE WEEK" April 19th - April 25th, 2021

    Brush: Simpson Coates Fitzwilliam Soap: Shulton Old Spice Razor: Hoffritz Traveller Blade: Lord Platinum Aftershave: Gillette Spruce AS / Talc
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    What was the biggest shaving game changer for you personally?

    My biggest game changer was quitting drinking. Once my hands stopped shaking and I could hold the razor there was no stopping me. I once firmly believed that alcohol was my only friend, and helped me to deal with life's problems. Now I have no problems and it turns out I have a lot more...
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    No Dice! — On Contentment And Tracking Shaves

    I used to use a very special dice to count my blade uses and track my shaves. Then one day I realised that there is no point in collating any data unless you have a use for it and will refer to it. I simply do not care how many shaves I get with a blade so I no longer count or record any usage.
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    Simpson Chubby 2 Super vs Simpson Chubby 3 in Best

    I agree with you completely, for me Best and Super are very different. My favourite Simpson grades are Manchurian, Best, and then Pure. Super is not an option for me and I have read disturbing reports of new Simpson Super grade hairs exhibiting gel like qualities. Having tried a single gel...
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    Simpson Chubby 2 Super vs Simpson Chubby 3 in Best

    I owned the Chubby 2 and 3 in Super and sold them both as for me the Super grade lacks face feel and scrub and is simply too soft, it is my least favourite Simpson grade. Some say Super is 'luxurious' but for me it is dull and uninspiring; I would certainly try your Emperor before making a...
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    SOTD "FREE WEEK" April 19th - April 25th, 2021

    Travelling on business - my first hotel travel shave in 18 months! Brush: Simpson Classic 1 Soap: Tabac Razor: English Gillette Red Tip Blade: Lord Platinum Aftershave: Yardley Black Label
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    All that face stuff?

    Before the pandemic I used to visit Aberdeen often as I work for a company in the oil and gas industry. I stayed at the Inn On The Park by Duthie Park - I preferred a pub to a hotel. I would certainly pay more attention to skin care if I lived in Aberdeen and more so if I went offshore👍
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    Help identifying vintage razor, Gillette Old Type copy / imitation

    No idea on the maker but I suggest it is missing a part of the handle which is normally in two pieces. One handle piece fits inside the other when the razor is in the case, and when in use they screw together with the smaller diameter section attaching to the cap.
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    New addition found at antique barn.

    I would give it a soak, and a clean up with a soft toothbrush and some toothpaste and then use it as is. Right now it has interest and character; replated it will be just another shiny razor and the best thing it has, something intangible, will be gone, for me anyway. Whatever you do, enjoy it...
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    New addition found at antique barn.

    It looks more like a Fatboy than a Slim to me.
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    Most Luxurious Shaving Cream?

    This Yardley cream which I guess is 30+ years old had solidified in the tube so I cut the tube open and scraped the contents into an Old Spice mug; the cream now resembles a semi hard soap in texture. The scent and performance are superb; this is my favourite luxurious cream.
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    SOTD "FREE WEEK" April 19th - April 25th, 2021

    Brush: Simpson Wee Scot tortoiseshell Soap: Goya Cedarwood Razor: English Gillette Goodwill Blade: Lord Platinum Aftershave: Goya Cedarwood AS / Talc
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    Gillette Gold Aristocrat Slim Adjustable (G3)

    You cannot invite offers, you must state a price. B&B rules.
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    Gillette used to advise diagonal strokes. I have one slant, a Hoffritz, which I use occasionally but it is not a favourite.
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    Lather in the container?

    I think lathering in the container would waste a lot of product and make it difficult to control the water ratio. I would not want to introduce too much water into a soap or cream if I had a large rotation and may not use it again for a few weeks. I do not like thick, yogurt style lather, and...
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