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  1. MTom

    What I have learned- If I was starting over what would I do differently?

    I think the biggest takeaway from this we can all agree on is technique is the most important. There's a learning curve with every razor. Focus on one or two, get it down. Each subsequent razor and shave becomes easier than it would have been without that practice. But trying lots of stuff is...
  2. MTom

    What I have learned- If I was starting over what would I do differently?

    Well said. This to an extent for me too. I branched out and tried a lot in the early days, then I stuck to a few razors and soaps/creams for years. Found what worked for me and what didn't within a variety. All the while built up my technique. Now I'm branching out again. But it certainly isn't...
  3. MTom

    Anyone try mixing Osage Rub + Aqua Velva?

    Not tried AV mixed with Osage...but I do have an AV bottle filled with Clubman and Osage...Club Rub lol. It's quite noice!
  4. MTom

    SOTD "FREE WEEK" May 25th - May 31st, 2020

    Razor: Gillette KCG Blade: Feather Brush: Ever-Ready 150 Silvertip Soap: MDC Agrumes A/S: Myrsol Lemon Pomade: Suavecito Another fantastic shave. 3 pass BBS. No irritation. Wished the scent lasted longer is all.
  5. MTom

    The King C. Gillette DE

    Happy you got one so quickly! Thank you for the comparison pics! Great job, sir!
  6. MTom

    The King C. Gillette DE

    Seems pretty harsh. I mean most of us all have and love vintage Gillette's. A lot can happen in 40 years lol. Ten years ago Fatboy's were all the rage. Twenty years before that nobody cared. This is a modern razor and a new release by Gillette. In quite some time. Even if it's a "clone", it's...
  7. MTom

    There's No Such Thing as a Barbershop Scent

    I have not, sir. I've never tried CBL. Have you tried It? Pm me so we don't hijack this barbershop thread. Lime can do that lol.
  8. MTom

    There's No Such Thing as a Barbershop Scent

    lots of great points in this thread. Definitely depends on where you're from. And what time period. Growing up here in the south, it was definitely Clubman splash, talc, and hair gel. Still is in the really old time places, and the hipster shops. Walk into a more modern shop, especially the...
  9. MTom

    My Citrus Obsession

    So thanks to the many recommendations in this thread I've sought out some samples of those mentioned. Unfortunately, I couldn't find aftershave samples of Black Ship so I ordered the soaps to get an idea of the scents. Soaps were Thomas Tew, Captain Scurvy, Blackbeard, MDC Agrumes, and Lav...
  10. MTom

    The King C. Gillette DE

    Yeah I'm not crazy about the length of the handle, but I use a variety of razors with different attributes, so whats one more? You could put any handle you want on it too.
  11. MTom

    The King C. Gillette DE

    I noticed yeah, had me double checking the box lol. Most likely alludes to the manual that comes in the Muhle box lol.
  12. MTom

    The King C. Gillette DE

    I agree.
  13. MTom

    The King C. Gillette DE

    So...the KCG. Saw one, and only one, in my local walgreens and said let's give it a whirl. I don't care about commercials, and controversy. I know there's already some heated debate about this razor and Gillette as a whole on these forums. Ima keep and use my vintages, so I might as well give...
  14. MTom

    MAY 2020 SCORES

  15. MTom

    What a haircut and shave can do.

    During the quarantine I decided to try an experiment. My hair grows really fast, so I just let it go wild. Facial hair too. I waited on my wife's comments about it. Mind you I had to endure some strange looks all in the sake of science lol. I wanted to see how long it would take before my wife...
  16. MTom

    What goodies are you expecting in the mail?

    "Waiting" on a whole bunch of samples from Maggard's. Placed it yesterday, will be here tomorrow. Love their shipping! Black Ship, MDC, B&M, TOBS, Wholly Kaw, Myrsol, and Pinaud.
  17. MTom

    SOTD "FREE WEEK" May 18th - May 24th, 2020

    Razor: EJ 89 Blade: Astra SP Brush: Ever-Ready 150 Silvertip Soap: Henri et Victoria Lime AS: Henri et Victoria Lime The Lime Chronicles continues. Unfortunately the HV just isn't going to make it's way into the den. The soap is slick but thats it. Started over 3 times to build the lather...
  18. MTom

    My Citrus Obsession

    I should probably elaborate on my comment as I don't want it to seem like I'm dogging Black Ship's products. I've never tried them, but I'm going to try the ones you mentioned. There are some great Lime offerings out there, and there are some that just don't do it for me is all.
  19. MTom

    I’m looking for a citrus after shave recommendation

    Lots of great suggestions here. I'd like to add Col. Conk Lime. It's a nice fresh sent with a hint of lime. +1 for Lime Sec too.
  20. MTom

    My Citrus Obsession

    Thanks for reporting back. Seems to me Lime is one of the more difficult scents to produce. It's naturally fleeting in longevity like many citrus forward scents. But it's easy to over do, or mess up entirely. It's a delicate scent to get right in my opinion.
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