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  1. TinyTim

    Looking to Buy Binoculars

    I'm looking for some good binoculars, new or used, for general use. I'd prefer a pair that are medium-sized. I don't know much about optics or the specifics of binoculars, so am interested in any suggestions you may have. I know that prices range considerably and my price range is under $200...
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    Shampoo bar suggestions

    +1 for D R Harris Shampoo Bars. I wash my hair daily and find these keep my hair in great shape. My favorite scent is the coconut. And as another poster said, they last a long time.
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    Anyone a one pass guy ?

    The key for me is not to chase a BBS--after all, the smoothness only lasts several hours at most. That's where I run into problems with nicks, weepers, and cuts. I usually do a three-pass, sometimes a two-pass, and rarely a one-pass.
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    First Shine on New Shoes

    I have a new pair of leather boat shoes. Any suggestions for conditioning and shining these? Anything different that you do on new shoe leather beyond the shoe shine basics?
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    A Question for Cartridge Users

    I assume that the large majority of Badger and Blade members use some version of either a DE or a Straight razor. I switched from a cartridge to DE in 2013 and have not gone back, despite some early struggles getting the knack of DE razor technique. Some of you may prefer to use a cartridge...
  6. TinyTim

    What are the pros and cons of traditional wetshaving in your opinion?

    Pros I don't meditate or do Tai Chi or yoga. Shaving is so relaxing I don't need the others. Cons I spend too much money, unnecessarily, on wet shaving.
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    How often do you get a haircut

    I used to get a haircut every four weeks, but switched to a new barber, who cuts my hair so well that it lasts (and looks good) for five weeks. Go figure.
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    Daily Shaving

    A question for those of you who do not shave daily. What is the reason(s) that you do not shave daily? I prefer a clean-shaven look and find that I can go about 36 hours between shaves to maintain that appearance, but almost always shave every 24 hours to stay with a routine. In addition...
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    Soap for eczema?

    An update: I decided to go for a more long-lasting solution to the ring-caused eczema. I got my wedding ring coated on the inside with Rhodium (cost $50) For the past three weeks since the coating was applied, I have had no eczema
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    Thoughts on CeraVe Face Wash?

    I, too, like and recommend Cerave products, including face wash.
  11. TinyTim

    luxury wallets

    I had a Popov wallet until the puppy found it and chewed it up
  12. TinyTim

    Shining shoes as therapy

    Interesting interview about the stratospheric heights of bespoke shoe making. It appears that Prince Charles could use a new pair of John Lobb's
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    Nice ties! And worth getting restyled. Tie Crafters did a splendid job on them.
  14. TinyTim

    pre shave ?

    Interesting idea. I use good quality soaps and will give this a try. I currently use Proraso pre-shave cream, which improves my shave somewhat over no pre-shave.
  15. TinyTim

    GOTD- Green of the Day

    Temomicha Shincha from Yamane-En Tea Shop. Beautiful color. Smooth,sweet taste.
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    Soap for eczema?

    I've had pretty good results with Jewelry Shield, available from Amazon for under $10. You'll notice in the reviews that some didn't find it helpful. The key, I think, is to use multiple thin coats (3-5) and let each coat fully dry before applying the next. You may want to give it a try...
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    Soap for eczema?

    These are some great suggestions. I, too, get eczema on my hands. I often get eczema around my 14K gold wedding ring. I've tried cleaning the ring in an ultrasonic cleaner and also using a jewelry shield allergy coating on the inside, with some success.
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    Shining shoes as therapy

    Marco--I'm interested to learn how you hand wash your shirts? I've never done this, but am interested in trying it out. I use the delicate cycle when washing most clothing, then hang to dry or give clothing a brief cycle in the dryer before hanging. This gives clothes a longer life.
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    Clothes Storage

    Yes, terrific idea!
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    Clothes Storage

    For those of you who pack up and store clothing at the end of a season, what is your method of storage? I've been reading some about this and it seems that most recommendations are to (1) clean the clothing first and (2) store it in either plastic bins or in cloth storage bags. I also give away...