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  1. SocalRick

    DR Harris Rose Cream

    There have been a few threads lately about rose creams. People asking for recommendations, how does this one smell, stuff like that. At some point last year, I bought a tube of DR Harris Rose Cream, which I had never tried ... until this morning. When I try a new cream, I usually buy it in a...
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    Wearing Glasses While Shaving

    Do you do it? Most of the time, I wear contact lenses. I always put my lenses in before shaving. On days in which I wear my glasses, however, I don't wear them while I shave. I would never have even thought of it, but I was perusing YouTube one day, watching some shaving videos, when I saw...
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    My New Rudy Vey Flat Top!

    I've been really getting into face lathering lately. I saw in a thread about the Shavemac Flat Top knots that Rudy Vey really recommended them for face lather. He said that 20mm knot with a loft of 42mm is his favorite. So, I contacted him and asked for that very brush in faux tortoise. It...
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    I Took The Plunge!

    I just finished my first shave with a straight razor! Whew!!!! I bought a Gold Dollar from buca3152, like so many people here. I bought a strop and this morning was my day to try it. I've been shaving with a DE for the better part of ten years and have always been curious about straights. I...
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    I'm Going to NY Tomorrow and Can't Wait to Get to Pasteur!

    I'm going to be in NY for 13 days and aside from visiting old friends (I was born and raised there), the only place I really want to go is to Pasteur Pharmacy. Hope I don't rack up too large a bill! :001_rolle:lol::thumbup:
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    Face lathering with the Kent BK8

    Every time I read a thread about the Kent BK8, people always talk about how it's the best bowl lathering brush around. I totally agree with that. I bought mine a couple of months ago and have strictly bowl lathered with it. Then, I read that a few people have mentioned they also like it for...
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    I forgot to shave today!

    I had a work event last night, so I got home pretty late and didn't get a great night's sleep. Woke up usual time, showered, got dressed, had breakfast and coffee, all along the way wondering why I was running so early. I finished up about 20 minutes earlier than I usually do. Then, by...
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    SocalRick's Entry to the Hall of Fame

    Hall of Fame EntryWhat is your real name? Rick What are your nicknames/aliases? Rick Where do you live? Los Angeles, California USA What is your age (or) generation? 55 in about a week What are you in the real world? Standards & Practices guy for a small cable TV network. That means...
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    I've Lurked for so Long, I'm Embarrassed About it!

    Well, I've lurked for about as long as I can stand it! I have wanted to join this community for so long, but always put it off until "tomorrow." I'm no newbie when it comes to DE shaving. I've been doing it for about 8 or 9 years. But, I've improved my technique, my lather making ability and...
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