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  1. Adam18

    Seasonal Shaving Stuff ---- Yes ?, No ?, Maybe ?

    Good Evening Gentlemen ..... Yes, I know we all talk about seasonal soaps, creams, AS balms, scents, etc., etc. Certain scents and textures work better in the summer, or in the fall, or in the winter. But, I'm wondering ..... does it really matter ? Is it all really that important that we only...
  2. Adam18

    Nothing too important ..... just simple happiness.

    Hard week at the office last week, and another difficult week coming up , ..... but the simple happiness of our wonderful shaving hobby is always a cheerful time. This evening's shave was very traditional ----- Proraso Green pre-shave slowly massaged into a three day growth (haven't shaved since...
  3. Adam18

    Veteran's Day PIF

    Hello Gents ..... My beloved Dad was a veteran of World War II ---- he was a soldier in the 116th. Regiment of the 29th. Infantry Division, and he landed on Omaha Beach in the early morning hours of D-Day June 6, 1944. He made it home after having fought in Europe through war's end, receiving...
  4. Adam18

    Happy New Year ----- L'Shanah Tovah !

    As we're about two hours away from sundown here on the east coast of the USA, I want to extend all my best wishes to our B&B community for a sweet, happy, healthy New Year. For all of you who observe this High Holiday season, may you and your loved ones be blessed with all good things as we...
  5. Adam18

    A sad day ? or a happy day ?

    Almost finished with my beloved Ariana & Evans Asian Plum. Perhaps half a dozen or so shaves left with this container. Every shave has been sublime. Sad day ? .... perhaps. But a happy day ? .... Yes indeed. So many more soaps out there to enjoy, and I still have healthy pucks of A & E...
  6. Adam18

    Unexpected happiness on a late summer afternoon ....

    A gorgeous late summer afternoon up here in Altamont New York, and perfect weather for our annual "Early Autumn Apple Festival and Crafts Fair." One of our local pottery artisans, from whom I have bought shaving bowls in years past, had a new one for me today. Hand fired ceramic, about four...
  7. Adam18

    Such a pleasant surprise ! .....

    My wife and I were strolling around the beautiful village of Lenox Massachusetts (in the gorgeous Berkshire Mountains) and stopped into this really nice boutique gift shop. And,.... look what I found ! Such a pleasant surprise. Yes gents, there is hope for us yet !
  8. Adam18

    Does reading about shaving make you want to shave ?

    Okay Gents ..... Here's a simple question ---- does reading about shaving make you want to shave ? For example ..... since I had the day off today, I did not "need" my usual evening shave last night. But after spending some fun time here on B & B and some other sites (WCS, Italian Barber...
  9. Adam18

    K Shave Worx ——- suggestions please.

    Hello Gents ....... Remember the movie Top Gun and the great quote “I feel the need for speed.” Well, “I fell the need to buy another tub of soap” and want to try K Shave Worx. My current rotation consists of Ariana & Evans Asian Plum, A&E L'Orange Verte, Stirling MITA, Stirling Bay Rum...
  10. Adam18

    Pacific Natural Shave Cream .... a pleasant surprise !

    I recently bought this as a $ 5.00 "add-on" to an Amazon order, and simply wanted to see how an "inexpensive" product would compare to my "usual & customary creams" (Proraso, TOBS, Maca Root, and Trumpers.) Well, gentlemen, I must say that I am pleasantly surprised and mightily impressed ! A...
  11. Adam18

    Hot summer day --- Stirling MITA --- Perfect !

    There is definitely something special about lathering up with Stirling Margaritas In The Arctic after a hot summer day. I played golf today and spent a lot of time after that in our backyard pool. Probably a little too much sun, but this evening's shave really "cooled things down" for me...
  12. Adam18

    Bringing out an old friend .....

    I have been enjoying the products of some amazingly talented artisan soap makers over the past many months, getting exceptionally fine shaves with various Stirling, Ariana & Evans, RazoRock, Trumpers, Haslinger, Maca Root, and TOBS soaps and creams. But for this evening's shave, I reached to...
  13. Adam18

    Absolutely magical my friends ..... want to share my joy !

    Every once in a while, we all hit upon a special "sweet spot" that continues to allow us to thoroughly enjoy this wonderful wet shaving hobby. From what you all can see from my long history of threads and posts on our B&B website, I love to share my "shaving emotions" with all of you. So...
  14. Adam18

    Happy Holidays to all .....

    First day of Passover for me, and Easter weekend for many of you. Whichever holiday you celebrate, I hope it's a great one, full of meaningful spirit, good health, deep happiness, and nice humor.
  15. Adam18

    Something Magical .... A revelation !

    It was in mid-December when I first started enjoying my new Timeless Bronze SB razor, and with the wise suggestion of Matt at Timeless, I first started with a Feather blade. The first few shaves were truly sublime, and the Timeless - Feather combination seemed pretty darn perfect. But, of...
  16. Adam18

    An unexpected joy !! .....

    Good Evening Gents ..... I've been enjoying our marvelous wet shaving hobby for about two and a half years now, and like many of you, I have experienced many different razor -- DE blade combinations. But since I started shaving with my Timeless Bronze SB last month, I've been experimenting once...
  17. Adam18

    Grooming Dept. ---- what's up ?

    Okay Gents ..... so I've been reading on several threads (especially "best of the best") about how Grooming Dept. soaps are particularly revered by many of my B&B friends. Yet, much to my dismay, whenever I visit their website, everything seems to be "sold out." What's the story ? Are they...
  18. Adam18

    First shave with my new Timeless Bronze SB ----- Holy Cow !

    Okay Gents ..... I just enjoyed my first shave with my beautiful new Timeless Bronze SB. Now, I am not normally impressed by exaggeration or superlative hyperbole, but I must admit, in all honesty, that it was one of the best shaves I have ever had ----- Yaqi Chianti 24 mm. brush, face lathered...
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    Super excited ..... Timeless Bronze is on the way !

    My 63 year birthday is coming up next week, and my Mom wants to buy me a special gift. (by the way, she is 90, incredibly healthy and active, and loves fine dining, great cocktails, and sublime wines. She's also a computer genius, and can handle an iPhone 8 Plus better than anyone I know !)...
  20. Adam18

    As the weather gets colder .....

    The cold upstate New York winter is soon upon us, and I am being "extra good" to my face and neck with my two favorite splashes and balms. Moisturizing comfort at its best ! My fond regards to all of you for a joyous Chanukah and a Merry Christmas !
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