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  1. DM.Aelis

    Favorite Soaps/Creams to Use w/ Straight As Opposed to DE?

    Well, I've only got one soap to share experience with. DR Harris Arlington shave soap. I love it. The smell, the way it lathers, everything. It's not as good with my DE I have to say, but it still works. With my straight it absolutely sings. I couldn't want any more in a soap. Does...
  2. DM.Aelis

    Do You Shave Exclusively With Straights ONLY?

    Have to give a +1 to a lot of what has been said here. If I'm time crunched, DE it is. But I like to make time to enjoy straight shaving. It's worth it.
  3. DM.Aelis

    Straight in a Month

    Can't agree more! Today was my first DE shave in at least a month, needed a quick 5 minute DFS "get in and get out" shave. Strange, really. Felt like I was cheating myself out of a "real" shave! :smile:
  4. DM.Aelis

    New Razor has arrived (Harner)

    :eek::eek::eek::eek: :w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t: That might be the most beautiful thing I've ever seen, ever. When it comes to straights at least. I don't know what it is, but my friend that's a catch!
  5. DM.Aelis

    Luc shaving journal

    That's what it's all about!! :smile:
  6. DM.Aelis

    Luc shaving journal

    I have similar difficulties with the neck often. For me, I usually end up using the tip of the razor to detail the jawline area in an ATG/XTG fashion. But it's pretty close to the up/down you describe...with all that curvature, I have a hard time thinking of a different way to do it?:confused:
  7. DM.Aelis

    Recommend me a Golden Knot!

    You guys are great :smile: Thanks for your help!
  8. DM.Aelis

    Recommend me a Golden Knot!

    Alright gents, I'm looking to upgrade from my Omega Boar brush. Not really justified in doing so because it is already such a great brush; but I'd like to PIF to a friend who could do well with getting into wetshaving, and I'd love an excuse to get in on a nice badger brush. But I'm afraid...
  9. DM.Aelis

    So that's what shaving with a laser is like...

    Can't agree more! I'm right there with you, celebrating my new entrance to the wonderful world of straight shaving.
  10. DM.Aelis

    I did it...sort of

  11. DM.Aelis

    Stropping Yourself to Sleep

    I bet my strop is bigger than yours. :eek: I couldn't help it.
  12. DM.Aelis


    I guess I'm a little out of the ballpark because I just invested in a straight and strop (which are now my exclusive shavers) but prior to this I was running DR Harris soap (puck for $8 off BST) or Proraso shave cream, proraso A/S, simple Omega boar brush, and my Merkur Classic 33c with...
  13. DM.Aelis

    A shave of my own.

    Congrats! Someday I'm sure I'll learn the ways of the honemeister, but until then my strop and I are doing just fine!
  14. DM.Aelis

    My best shave to date

    I still haven't tried Witch Hazel...just proraso alcohol-free A/S balm. How would you rate it? Anything to compare it to? Congrats on a great shave! You and me both, we're hoping they keep getting better!
  15. DM.Aelis

    Damn, feels good to be a gangsta.

    XTG under the nose? How would you describe the technique for that...basically detailed work with the tip of the blade?
  16. DM.Aelis

    Damn, feels good to be a gangsta.

    also, to add, I can't help but recommend Kyle's prep and DR Harris Arlington (i'm using an omega boar brush)! For my straight shaves, the combo has been impeccable!
  17. DM.Aelis

    Damn, feels good to be a gangsta.

    I just thought I would share my utter delight. Though I'm not really a gangster. But I am unofficially a badass (by virtue of shaving with a straight). This morning. First time I've had a full straight shave that was really really great, which is my second full face/neck shave ever. So...
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