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    2020 Shave Purchase Sabbatical - Those Daring Men with their Jaunty Razors & Jalopies

    #45 still in and on cruise control. Trying hard to like the tube of Cremo that I have had lying around for a couple of years but I just can't get into it. Not bad for results but the experience is lacking.
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    Jokes that make you groan

    Then there was the amnesiac, agnostic, dyslexic who stayed up all night contemplating if there is a dog.
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    Finally understand why people love Techs!

    None of my 5 Techs has ever let me down. Personal favorite is the gold pre-war fat handle but I like the weight of the ball end. One nice surprise was a 1951 bakelite handle that I got for $8.00 on a trip back from Florida. It isn't much to look at but it always shaves well.
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    2020 Shave Purchase Sabbatical - Those Daring Men with their Jaunty Razors & Jalopies

    #45, Hispano Suiza H6 still in. Have used up all of the ProRaso creams that I had purchased at TJ Maxx and working through the first of 2 AOS creams. After a week and half there was a good dent in it but I found that I can use a lot less. I was loading like a soap. It is a nice product at...
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    Vote: How many razors do you own?

    Have not counted in a while but it was over 40 the last time I looked. Got started with a Parker 76R. That was followed by my first vintage, a black tip Super Speed. I did not know when I bought it, but it is my birth razor. I have tried Old, New, New Improved, Techs, Super Speeds, Fat...
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    2020 Shave Purchase Sabbatical - Those Daring Men with their Jaunty Razors & Jalopies

    #45 still in. Just finished a tube of ProRaso Green and started a tube of Proraso blue. No chance of running out of anything, just a matter what I use. New tin of PDP 63 would get me through the resto of the year anyway. Good luck to all.
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    2020 Shave Purchase Sabbatical - Those Daring Men with their Jaunty Razors & Jalopies

    #45 still in. No big temptations. Worked through two tube of Proraso so far and no danger of running out of anything. Still staying home most of the time, depriving the world of the chance to see these great shaves! Stay healthy.
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    Time To Do A SE Razor Shaving Comparison

    Strong filed of contenders. I think I saw a MMOC on the bench. When I have done similar comparison, that has been a big player. Have fun, will be watching.
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    Buying vintage Gillette razors

    I would be reluctant to be critical of the concern about vintage razors, but I consider it comparable to going to the barber shop. The same instruments are used client by client and cleaned/disinfected for use on the next person. I am not a scientist but I am comfortable that all of the...
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    What pre shave did you use today?

    Cremo Sandalwood- tube has been sitting in the house and I am trying to get is gone. I hate to shave with it but as a preshave, it is good.
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    Is This Razor For Me???

    I have had the experience that you are describing with a couple of different razors. Like others have said, I put them away for a few weeks and worked with others. When I retried the previously offending razors, there were fine. Hang in there.
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    Best shaving wedding gift?

    Parker Variant at $57, Omega Pro Boar at $18, Tub of ProRaso Red at $10, sampler of blades and an Osma alum block would be a start and keep you on budget. The variant can be aggressive but if he starts at setting 1 and works his way up, his thick beard won't stand a chance.
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    2020 Shave Purchase Sabbatical - Those Daring Men with their Jaunty Razors & Jalopies

    I have also started face lathering and hand lathering after 4+ years of bowl lathering exclusively. Doing a lot more rotation with brushes and noticing differences. Since January, I have been sticking pretty much with a few razors and blades that I had not used a lot. Today I would rate my...
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    Any method to the madness?

    Like others, I started with a plan to save money. As I looked at this site and others, I heard about different razors that were recommended for various reasons. I bought my first vintage razor at an antique store while I was killing time waiting for my wife. It is a 1951 Black tip Superspeed...
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    Stoopid Nooby Question

    Cold water compress at the end of the shave is one of my favorite parts. I follow that with the alum block and typically shower after that. The shower and drying off cleans off the alum and I am ready for splash/balm as the mood dictates.
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    GIANT Brushes?

    I like a lot of things about my Razorock Monster at 28. The handle is a little bigger than I like but the feel and the lather are very nice. I also use the Maggard 30 and have the same feeling about it. Overall I prefer my boars but thses big synthetics are nice.
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    2020 Shave Purchase Sabbatical - Those Daring Men with their Jaunty Razors & Jalopies

    #45 Still in. Wandered around my local antique mall where I have made some good acquisitions in the past. They had some items that might have been tempting but I didn't see anything that warranted going out. There was a nice fat boy in the case for $55.00. I have two that I rarely use so no...
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    What's your coffee today? What brew method? Photos

    If you get a chance to get to Rhode Island, Updike's Newtowne Coffee is worth the experience. Roasted on site and they are always ready to discuss coffee in all variations. Today was their Dahlia Dark in the Aeropress.