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  1. Roedeer

    October 2020 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    I'm not entirely sure that I am, but a month goes by like nothing, so...
  2. Roedeer

    September 2020 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Preshave: Hot washcloth, Nuage oil Soap: Arko, bowl-lathered Brush: Cheap Men-U boar Razors: GC.84, Astra SP #10, GC.68, Boots #10 Post-shave: Nivea 2-Phase. DFS. I was reminded of days in 2018, when getting a DFS wouldn't have been so likely, so thanks.
  3. Roedeer

    September 2020 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Still in. Preshave: Hot washcloth, H&B Vit E oil Soap: Palmolive, bowl-lathered Brush: Cheap Men-U boar Razors: GC.84, Astra SP #9, GC.68, Boots #9 Post-shave: Brut AS, Nivea Balm. Another easy DFS. We're on the home straight now.
  4. Roedeer

    September 2020 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Still in. Preshave: Hot washcloth, Nuage oil Soap: Arko, bowl-lathered Brush: Cheap Men-U boar Razors: GC.84, Astra SP #8, GC.68, Boots #8 Post-shave: Nivea 2-Phase Lotion. Easy and uneventful DFS. Arko beats foam for a comfortable ATG and tidy-up. Made a bigger hole in the middle of the...
  5. Roedeer

    September 2020 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Still in. Preshave: Hot washcloth, KoS Blue oil Used: Gillette Foam Razors: GC.84, Astra SP #7, GC.68, Boots #7 Post-shave: Nivea 2-Phase Lotion. This was a re-orientation shave: what do I think of canned foam, after using soaps for ~ 7 weeks? Did it save time? Not much, but I'm retired, so I...
  6. Roedeer

    September 2020 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Still in. Preshave: Hot washcloth, Nuage oil Soap: Palmolive, bowl-lathered Brush: Cheap Men-U boar Razors: GC.84, Astra SP #6, GC.68, Boots #6 Post-shave: Nivea 2-Phase Lotion. DFS again, but had to concentrate, and take evasive action around some sort of insect bite. As a brush ignoramus...
  7. Roedeer

    Closer shave with a cartridge razor, please help!!!!

    I've got little to add to this helpful thread. I'm also a fan of hot washcloth hydration. Face lathering was a disaster for me, yet bowl-lathering and painting the soap on works fine. YMMV in action there. It would be best if you could avoid getting an irritated neck in the first place, but...
  8. Roedeer

    September 2020 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Still in. Preshave: Hot washcloth, KoS Blue oil Soap: Arko, bowl-lathered Brush: Cheap Men-U boar Razors: GC.84, Astra SP #5, GC.68, Boots #5 Post-shave: Freshwood AS, Nivea Balm. A good DFS, but have not attempted the haircut yet. Charging the clipper turned up another item for the...
  9. Roedeer

    September 2020 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Thanks, Owen Bawn, that's a good video. I'll watch it again and take notes, before attempting the haircut. I've also watched and read a varied selection of advice, and couldn't extract a practical flowchart out of any of them. :sad: Since nobody in public can even see my 97%-perfect shave any...
  10. Roedeer

    September 2020 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Still in. Preshave: Hot washcloth, Nuage oil Soap: Palmolive, bowl-lathered Brush: Cheap Men-U boar Razors: GC.84, Astra SP #4, GC.68, Boots #4 Post-shave: Nivea 2-Phase lotion. Took my time, and got a near-BBS. It's useful to read others' experiences. I scissored off the worst bits, that...
  11. Roedeer

    September 2020 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Still in. Preshave: Hot washcloth, KoS Blue oil Soap: Arko, bowl-lathered Brush: Cheap Men-U boar Razors: GC.84, Astra SP #3, GC.68, Boots #3 Post-shave: Nivea 2-Phase lotion. At last, the bottom of the tub is showing through, in the centre of my home-made Arko puck. It's the one that did all...
  12. Roedeer

    September 2020 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Still in. Preshave: Hot washcloth, Nuage oil Soap: Palmolive, bowl-lathered Brush: Cheap Men-U boar Razors: GC.84, Astra SP #2, GC.68, Boots #2 Post-shave: Brut AS, Nivea Balm. Another one on autopilot, and got a DFS.
  13. Roedeer

    September 2020 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Still in. Preshave: Hot washcloth, KoS Blue oil Soap: Arko, bowl-lathered Brush: Cheap Men-U boar Razors: GC.84, Astra SP #1, GC.68, Boots (=German Personna) #1 Post-shave: Nivea 2-Phase. Astra a bit "lively" on #1, but it is hard to go wrong with this setup. I'm going to get a spare of the...
  14. Roedeer

    September 2020 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Still in. Preshave: Hot washcloth, Nuage oil Soap: Palmolive, bowl-lathered Brush: Cheap Men-U boar Razors: Rockwell 6S (R5 plate), Wilkinson #10, GC.68, Personna #10 Post-shave: Nivea 2-Phase. This is a relaxing combination to use. I put the longer, heavier "Bulldog" handle on the Rockwell...
  15. Roedeer

    September 2020 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Still in. Preshave: Hot washcloth, KoS Blue oil Cream: Boots Cool Cologne, bowl-lathered Brush: Cheap Men-U boar Razors: Rockwell 6S (R5 plate), Wilkinson #9, Wilkinson Classic, Personna #9 Post-shave: Nivea 2-Phase. Back to the Rockwell, after using Game Changers since 8th August, and enjoyed...
  16. Roedeer

    September 2020 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Still in. Preshave: Hot washcloth, Nuage oil Soap: Arko, bowl-lathered Brush: Cheap Men-U boar Razors: GC.84, Wilkinson #8, GC.68, Personna #8 Post-shave: Freshwood AS, Nivea Balm. Another easy DFS. Maybe it's time I tried the Rockwell again.
  17. Roedeer

    What should we call the new German Personna Platinum's?

    As a user of UK high street retail Personnas, which were "made in Israel", I had doubts when the "made in EU" (=Germany) ones filtered through. So far as I can work out (and it will be YMMV) they work exactly the same.
  18. Roedeer

    A recent arrival in the world of soap

    That one seems to polarise opinions, so maybe I ought to try it for myself.
  19. Roedeer

    September 2020 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    More isn't always better, is it? R5 worked slightly better than R4, so my expectation was that R6 would be "the same thing, but slightly better", but I was wrong. It felt much less relaxing, yet I couldn't get a better (daily) shave out of it.
  20. Roedeer

    September 2020 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Still in. Preshave: Hot washcloth, KoS Blue oil Soap: Palmolive, bowl-lathered Brush: Cheap Men-U boar Razors: GC.84, Wilkinson #7, GC.68, Personna #7 Post-shave: Nivea 2-Phase. Did that one more or less on automatic pilot, and still got a DFS. The GC.84 feels as forgiving as the Rockwell R5...
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