No, you want to have a debate. It's not college and I've already lost interest. You get it or you don't. No matter to me.I am only asking a follow up question to your statement on the 3 pass shave being the (correct) way to shave. Now if you mean for the hobby part of it I understand completely.
I believe I am in agreement with CCS, but will also certainly cede your point, that being, BBS and frequently DFS is not for everyone.Who decided what the (proper) way to shave is for everyone?
Agreed, a true bbs will need more than 2 passesI believe I am in agreement with CCS, but will also certainly cede your point, that being, BBS and frequently DFS is not for everyone.
There are things that some may do as a matter of self-discipline, personal pride and/or respect for their professional office that others may not do. In reference to the traditional (and this is a "traditional" site, in that we are using vintage-style tools, rather than electric or depilatory chemicals) interpretation, "proper" is that which is neat, clean-cut, and professional in appearance. Some may achieve this in two passes, most will not.
I have generally done a 3 pass since high school, using a TracII, then onward with my journey into vintage & modern razors. 2 pass only when rushed. I will defer shaving rather than do one.
Agreed, to reach the results you want more than 2 would be required, all I meant was that when I started shaving there were only de, straights and electrics. I was taught one pass then feel around for strays, my father did it with a de and my grandfather did it the same way with a straight so that’s my storyIn other words, a proper shave... ;0
Once again the internet says 3 passes so it must be gospel also the Billy Hukin video is fantastic, one pass and some touch up, bar soap and all, I tried to straight shave that fast and can’t beat his timeI also have no way of knowing the origin.
But I believe that youtuber prefers to maintain a certain length of video time for video bonuses, so many new wet shavers think that Three Passes are necessary.
The shaving process in the second half of the Billy Hukin documentary.
We can see how simple and pure his shave is.
Grinding, Setting In and Whetting of Open Razors and Using a Razor - Billy Hukin (1966 & 1993)
While I enjoy the hobby, I do feel that many of the techniques and procedures being preached today are overkill.
I think you will enjoy the feather artist club ss or one of the other ones, I started straight shaving in the mid 1980’s however a young daughter and two jobs put a damper on it fast forward to 2020 I love the feather artist club ss, good luck and enjoymy kids are 13 and 18 maybe once they are both gone time will be more on my side ? But as of now would not trade that time with them for anything
kinda one of those know my limits of my hobbies and time it takes
I think then I could see maybe trying it have thought about a good Feather straight I can just pop a blade into just to see and get the hang of it some ? Post on that was mixed to do it and not do that hahahaah but like all things here so personal
Yeah doing a bit more research no hurry but want to get some info aheadI think you will enjoy the feather artist club ss or one of the other ones, I started straight shaving in the mid 1980’s however a young daughter and two jobs put a damper on it fast forward to 2020 I love the feather artist club ss, good luck and enjoy
Three passes is not a British tradition "proper" way to shave, not sure where you got that from. @VBH37118 is correct that it is just the proper way for anyone who prefers and chooses it. All the historic shaving instructions that I recently posted, including some British instructions, described a one or two pass shave (the second being optional). Recall some B&Ber posts regarding visits to the classic British shaving houses where the shaving ritual only included a single pass with touch up.Think of it in the British tradition; it's the proper way to shave. Most people don't do many things properly and the internet is the place to talk about it!
User error is usually the reason for my second pass. And my other second passes. This week involves two intentional passes, so passes three and four and more will be user error.
That’s most of my razors, but my hands bring negative consequences to that ability. Very surprised the RazoRock “German” 37 is capable of one pass + touch ups BBS shaves as it’s nothing like a Yaqi Agamemnon.
My hair grows in so many random directions, it's faster and easier to just do 3 - 4 passes.Hi,
Map your face, meaning know which way the hairs grow. Then one pass against the grain. Done.
And a Pass is defined, here on B&B, as relathering and starting over. Not relathering and just pulling in another direction with what slick is left over from the original lather is known as a Touch Up. It was that way back when I joined up in 2011 and hasn't changed....
My grandfather and great grandfather both shaved with straights, one bathroom lots of kids I doubt they had the time for any hobby let alone shaving. JMOI think, if our grandfathers and great grandfathers and so forth had had internet with easy access to groups like this, more of them would have spent an hour in the bathroom shaving each day with as many passes as they could.
The internet says so., so people believe it and must do it. Before shave forums it was unheard of.
And a Pass is defined, here on B&B, as relathering and starting over.
Not relathering and just pulling in another direction with what slick is left over from the original lather is known as a Touch Up.