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    Anyone Face Lather with Marco's Method?

    I use exactly the same "adaptation" of Marco's method with excellent results every time.
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    Is Omega seen as the ugly red headed step child of badger shaving brushes?

    I have a silvertip and I like it very much. It's not as dense / firm as other brushes but has very soft tips and feels great on the face. It lathers everything I throw at it, soft soaps, hard sopas, creams, you name it. I feel it has the same type of hair as the Kent brushes, in fact my brush...
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    Kent BK4 shorter loft equivalent?

    Hello gents, What would be the equivalent of a Kent BK4, but with a shorter loft? I mean something not so densely packed, somewhat floppy you might say, but very soft and with great flow-through. Regards, Cosmin.
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    Figaro, Il Barbiere di Siviglia.

    Ciao, Marco! Do you mind telling me what model is the Vulfix brush you use (as seen in the pictures in the thread)? Grazie.
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    Speick products.

    The shaving cream smells IMO very similar to the shaving stick. I wasn't aware they manufacture a shaving soap however. I haven't tried the cologne yet.
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    I found an answer to my right neck

    I guess choking means to grip the razor near its head, rather than to grip it at the base of the handle.
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    For those about to quit...(long post)

    For those about to quit... ...We encourage you! First, let me tell you a bit about my journey through the land of wet shaving during the past 2 years. When I embarked on this journey, I was regarding shaving as a painful choir and I used to avoid it as long as I could. In the past, I only...
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    Merkur Progress settings

    I would suggest to put your Progress on a 2 or maybe 3 setting for the beginning. 3 is the setting that is mimicking the HD. Make sure you make the alignments as is the instruction page included with the razors. I mean the notches on the razor head and bar. Also check the angle, make sure is not...
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    Progress and EJ DE89l

    I have both and I would say the EJ is around a 3, maybe 3.5 on the Progress scale.
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    Is there a black Edwin Jagger DE89L?

    Not anymore it seems. But you could try an ibony Chatsworth or Loxley EJ, whatever style you like. Or you could try a Muehle R106, they have the same razor head as EJ: http://www.muehle-shaving.com/shop/classic/razors/1/safety_razor/77/8/R_106. UPDATE: It seems they have one after all...
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    Favourite/Best brush to face lather with?

    For me Simpsons Tulip 2 or even 1 are the best for face lathering.
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    Dr. Harris Arlington...wow!

    I have and regularly use the Arlington and Lavender creams. To me they are the best shaving creams I have tried so far. Compared to TOBS (avocado) I find they are a little more protective and "cushiony", not that TOBS does not perform well.
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    Feather-like blades

    For me Astras (both Platinum and Keramik) are excellent middle-of-the-road blades: sharp enough, but also smooth enough.
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    New Mühle R89 or R85SR ?

    I have a R89 and while it shaves beautifully and looks great, I am a little dissapointed with the handle. It appears to be hollow (or not very solid material), and when I dropped it in the sink, it dented. Still would recommend it though. EDIT: Also check the Edwin Jagger razors, which are...
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    Brush number 3

    If you are looking indeed for something dense but meanwhile very soft (but still very firm) I would recommend a custom-made Shavemac with D01 hair (or at least silvertip). You can customize the handle (type, colour, material) and also the loft, knot size and type of loft (fan or bulb). I have a...
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