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  1. Jaybeez

    West Coast Shaving Bad Customer Service

    I know quite a bit about WCS as live in Chino Hills and have shopped 3 of the 4 locations they've been in over the years. They used to ship from the store location in Chino, but the assortment was limited. When John (original owner) sold the business, shipping was moved to a fulfillment...
  2. Jaybeez

    What razor/blade did you use today

    BBS-1 and a Polsilver (2)
  3. Jaybeez

    What is your favorite Safety razor?

    I have about a dozen razors and get great shaves from them all. A birth quarter Fatboy, DE89L, Super Speed, Rockwell 6s and a Charcoal Goods / WCS offering among others. None hold a candle to my daily driver though, a BBS1
  4. Jaybeez

    Fragrance / Scent of the day.

    Nirvana and James Nirvana Amethyst.
  5. Jaybeez

    Anybody else make their own jerky?

    I make it all the time in my Traeger smoker. I've found tri tip strips are terrific cuts. I marinate overnight (usually in Teriyaki) then freeze for about 90 minutes before cutting (against the grain always). Semi-frozen meat is easier to cut into thin slices. I lay directly on the grates, and...
  6. Jaybeez

    Any affordable decent brush that doesn't shed?

    Yaqi brushes are made in China, so in theory should be at or below US pricing. They make great synthetic and badger options.
  7. Jaybeez

    How did you guys get into wet shaving?

    I was using a cartridge razor and always got a 5 O'Clock shadow around noon. Started looking into some of the shave club options, and found they were just a different spin on carts. My dad was a DE shaver, so I started looking into it. Ended up at B&B and it's been Nirvana ever since.
  8. Jaybeez

    Harris's Arlington

    I have the Arlington AS and love it. Perfect when minimal scent projection is needed. My pew mates at Church aren't big on Bay Run!
  9. Jaybeez

    Smoker Recommendation

    I know this response will likely be heresy to true pit masters, but I love my Traeger pellet grill. I've smoked about every meat known to man, made my own beef jerky and use it as a grill when I'm in a hurry. I have a Weber Genesis and Kettle and haven't used them in a year.
  10. Jaybeez

    Fragrance / Scent of the day.

  11. Jaybeez

    How international were you today?

    England / Scotland - Village Barber Pre-shave oil Austria - Haslinger shave soap England - Morris and Forndran brush Canada - Rockwell 6C (3 plate today) Russia - Gillette Silver Blue (2) Philippines - WCS Alum Block USA - Thayers Unscented Witch Hazel USA / France - Pinaud Clubman AS
  12. Jaybeez

    Which cartridge razor/disposable razor did you use today and how many shaves?

    Sensor Excel. Probably day shave 4 or 5. My "hurry up" set up.
  13. Jaybeez

    Greetings from New Orleans - New to w/s and B&B - Requesting routine critique

    Your technique is pretty solid, with tweaks as described above. I was a shower shaver for years when I used a Gillette Sensor, but in 6+ years of wet shaving I've yet to get as good of a DE razor shave in the shower as I do at my sink. I think it's because I can see more clearly at the sink AND...
  14. Jaybeez

    How Old Are B&B Active Members?

    59 on Friday. And I don't look a day over 58!
  15. Jaybeez

    Fragrance / Scent of the day.

    Guerlain Shalimar. Goes very well with Proraso Sandalwood AS.
  16. Jaybeez

    Advice Needed Please

    Plenty of good advise above. As for soap, I couldn't tell if you had a bias toward sticks, but I've been really liking offerings from some artisans like Talbot, Ariana and Evans and Declaration Grooming. Their lather is a cut above others I've used.
  17. Jaybeez

    What razor/blade did you use today

    First shave with a Yaqi Beast. Dialed down the sharpness of the blade and went with an Astra SP (1).
  18. Jaybeez

    What's your casual scent?

  19. Jaybeez

    Smokey Scotch suggestions

    I love all manor of smoky scotches. This one is my be all / end all.
  20. Jaybeez

    Which modern DE would I like?

    As mentioned earlier the Rockwell 6S. $100 gets you 6 different plate options, so you can mix / match with different blades to find a perfect shave. If I were in the market, that's what I'd be considering. Plenty of other options noted however.
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