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    2020 Shave Purchase Sabbatical - Those Daring Men with their Jaunty Razors & Jalopies

    Still in. Too busy to look at anything, so no real temptations.
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    2020 Shave Purchase Sabbatical - Those Daring Men with their Jaunty Razors & Jalopies

    Wits or driving skills, either way I’ll be bringing up the rear! Slow and steady is just my speed.
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    2020 Shave Purchase Sabbatical - Those Daring Men with their Jaunty Razors & Jalopies

    1. Pepin - exception, vintage razor / car will be the Citroën Traction Avant 2. pbrmhl - exception, Stirling's new razor /Audi Type SS 3. emwolf - no exceptions / Opel Kapitan 4. jim99 - Stirling Christmas Eve soap 2020 / supercharged 1929 Cord 5. GaryTha Williams Mug Soap/ Austin 12 6. JAHE -...
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    Period Space or Period Space Space

    I've found Matthew Butterick's advice invaluable, in book form (written more for those in the legal field) and through his website (more generally applicable). I especially appreciate the thoughtful reasoning behind his positions. Although he has strong views about several of the topics that...
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    When wearing a suit, where do you put your pen?

    I use the left inside pocket, except for jackets with a dedicated pen pocket, which I've never seen anywhere other than inside the left breast. If a leak concerns you, that seems like a job for a pocket protector. I don't wear one in a shirt pocket, nor do I keep a pen there, but hidden inside a...
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    Proraso - Cypress and Vetiver

    I recently got the Cypress & Vetyver and put some of it from the big pouch into a 1.25 GoToob that I had lying around. Works great—I have great control over how much I’m using. Better than the metal tubes of the regular Proraso.
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    Looking for a leather folio

    Perhaps something like this: A4/US letter compendium with loop Specifically, I'd like one for under $200, in smooth, black, genuine leather. No bonding, or that fake PU stuff. I'll be using it with Rhodia No. 18 pads. Any ideas?
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    Pen recommendations?

    I got a Lamy CP1 as a gift this year. Much more sturdy than the Studio, which didn't feel up to the same quality. If I had $100 to spend on a new pen right now, I'd probably be tempted to try a Pilot Vanishing Point.
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    What's in your pocket today?

    Lamy CP1 fine nib, Pilot Iroshizuku Tsuyu-kusa (asiatic dayflower). Early Christmas gift.
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    Charles tyrwhitt shirts?

    That's interesting. I've never had that issue with mine, but the cuffs do start to fray after a while. I suppose it depends on what you do while wearing them, body type, etc.
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    Holiday PIF! - CLOSED

    Mis-type in my original post: I want a Rancilio Silvia machine. I have the Rocky grinder already. It's the week before finals, and I also have to finish up two twenty page papers--forgive my lapse please.
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    Holiday PIF! - CLOSED

    Definitely in! Medium roast, please. I'm wishing (although it's not looking likely) for a new espresso machine. I have a Gaggia Color (similar to the Pure, but in red) that does ok, but I'd love to upgrade to a Rancilio Rocky (or better!)
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    Charles tyrwhitt shirts?

    I'm a CT loyalist, for more than a decade now. I generally buy the non-iron because they don't have that plasticky feel that some cheap non-iron shirts have. The regular fabric shirts are great as well, IMO. I have a spray bottle that I keep filled with water, and I soak the shirts pretty...
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