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You can be rest assured it won’t be your last razor if you persevere and learn how to use it. There is a steep learning curve however until you’ll feel comfortable using it. I would advise from the beginning though to learn to use your non dominant hand as well as your dominant one. If you...
When I was still working and needed suits I shopped Paul Fredricks.com They sell suits as matching separates. They sell both slim and classic fit. You can find somewhat fashionable attire or the timeless look. Check out their website.
Eddie: The Life and Times of America’s Bad Boy by Ken Osmond otherwise know by his stage name,
Eddie Haskell. Since he passed a few days ago I thought I’d read about him since I grew up watching the Cleaver clan and Eddie.
If you want to watch some people highly skilled with straight razors I suggest you go to YouTube and search the videos of Paolo Barrasso (barber from Torino), Luca Dinaro , La Scuola di Mastro Livi, and Luigi Migni barbiere.
They are all in Italian but you’ll understand a little but learn a lot...
Once you remove the whiskers during the first pass there will be less for subsequent lather to adhere to. Therefore I think lathering after the first pass will just seem naturally thinner because of beard reduction. Does that make sense? ...... I hope
You might try Zingari Wanderer. It’s a great Barber Shop scent and great soap too. It lists patchouli but I don’t notice it. PAA Gondolier is Barber Shop as well. I agree about Mike’s, Stirling and B&M too
Yeah I passed the proficiency catechism on the 3rd in the early 80’s but they did away with all that memory work. I think they did that so as not to put men off in asking to join. I know many lodges here in the Chicago area have merged as it was becoming too expensive to stand alone...