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May 2020 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

FoolishMortal

Contributor
This restraint is for May 1-31, 2020.

If you're seeing this late and you've made no purchases in May, feel free to jump in. Registration closes on the 15th.

Have what you need and use what you have: that is our definition of "Restraint". The idea is to use, learn about and enjoy what you have, restraining yourself from making frivolous purchases. Ready to turn over a new leaf?

This monthly restraint is perfect for those who have failed the yearly or quarterly sabbatical and want to curb their ADs. Keep fighting the urges! If you fail out of the GRUME, please tell the group, take your (friendly) lumps and continue to play along at home.

There will be roll calls during the restraint. Check-ins, especially with SOTD info and pics, are encouraged and mutual support is appreciated. :)

All are welcome!

Rules:

1.a. If you were in the April GRUME, 5/1 is your restock date for any needed product (i.e., it's not an excuse for treewhaling).
1.b. If you were not in the April GRUME, you do not get a restock date in May; see 1.c., below.
1.c. Members should have the necessary supplies to last the duration of the Restraint, but this is a Restraint, not a Sabbatical. If something breaks or runs out and you have no suitable or usable replacement, it can be replaced.
2. No personal shaving purchases in May. Members may purchase shaving related items for others to encourage the hobby/lifestyle (PIF or Gifting). Members are not allowed to request any form of compensation in return. Please use your best judgement. Also, no sampling/testing of those gift items.
3.a. GIFT cards (including eBay bucks, Amazon gift cards, credit card reward points, etc.) cannot be redeemed for shaving items, even if the cards were purchased and/or received in previous months.
3.b. The "Birthday Rule": Members are not allowed to ask (or even hint) for shaving gear as gifts for any occasion.
4. Any shaving services, like replating or restorations, cannot be arranged or paid for in the month of the restraint.
5. Feel free to engage in trades (especially with each other), but don't enter any PIFs.
6. If you have to ask, it probably will put you out. That said, this is a Gentlemanly Restraint - use your own best judgement to self-assess based on the rules above.

Exceptions:
1. Members may participate in B&B Group Buys or B&B branded shaving item purchases, because these may be limited items and all support this common ground. They must be advertised on behalf of B&B to qualify. In an effort to stay true to restraints commitments, please limit B&B purchases to one (1) shaving item per month, including contributions to B&B! (All Non-Shaving B&B items are fair game.)
2. During the season, Sue Moore Items are all exempt from the-no buying rules. Treewhaling on anything Sue Moore-related is encouraged.
3. Members who are in a Quarterly or Yearly sabbatical are allowed to exercise their documented exceptions for those events without failing the monthly restraint.

Mods:
Please leave this thread in the General Shaving Discussion forum until May 5th so we can get as many as possible to see the GRUME. Afterwards, feel free to move the thread to Brotherhoods and Clubs. Thanks!

Tips:
Check out this Wiki article for tips on how to survive a Restraint (or GRUME). It includes a comprehensive checklist to help you figure out whether you've got everything you need for the month.
http://wiki.badgerandblade.com/Help:...ve_a_Restraint

How to Join:
Copy the entire list below
and add your number and name to the bottom. Also, you are welcome to update your signature to show you are in the restraint; for example, "GRUME - February 2020 #1". To do so, click Settings at the top of the forum and then click Edit Signature on the left.

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Good luck, all, and have fun!
 
I'm in! Going to at least double my length of stay from the April GRUME (1 day :redface-new: )

1) FoolishMortal
2) Wgg2017
3)
 
Totally going to make it time! I'm in.

1) FoolishMortal
2) Wgg2017
3) Timeclo
4) Roedeer
5) Tomo
6) Blathering Idiot
7) Chef455
 

Ridpath

FIGHTER!
Contributor
I’m actually still actively looking for a razor, if I can’t get it sorted by today then that’ll be it...

This will be more to see how long I can last.

1) FoolishMortal
2) Wgg2017
3) Timeclo
4) Roedeer
5) Tomo
6) Blathering Idiot
7) Chef455
8) Ridpath
 
1) FoolishMortal
2) Wgg2017
3) Timeclo
4) Roedeer
5) Tomo
6) Blathering Idiot
7) Chef455
8) Ridpath
9) rbscebu
 
My birthday is on June so I can probably not buy any stuff till then.

1) FoolishMortal
2) Wgg2017
3) Timeclo
4) Roedeer
5) Tomo
6) Blathering Idiot
7) Chef455
8) Ridpath
9) rbscebu
10) Stuart Ganis
11) Billy T.
 
I'll try for June, since I'm having two razors replated this coming month. Good luck, strength, and fortitude gentlemen!

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I'm in!

1) FoolishMortal
2) Wgg2017
3) Timeclo
4) Roedeer
5) Tomo
6) Blathering Idiot
7) Chef455
8) Ridpath
9) rbscebu
10) Stuart Ganis
11) Billy T.
12) cryhavoc
 
I'm in.

1) FoolishMortal
2) Wgg2017
3) Timeclo
4) Roedeer
5) Tomo
6) Blathering Idiot
7) Chef455
8) Ridpath
9) rbscebu
10) Stuart Ganis
11) Billy T.
12) cryhavoc
13) Sotiris_A
 
I'm in

1) FoolishMortal
2) Wgg2017
3) Timeclo
4) Roedeer
5) Tomo
6) Blathering Idiot
7) Chef455
8) Ridpath
9) rbscebu
10) Stuart Ganis
11) Billy T.
12) cryhavoc
13) Sotiris_A
14) Fred D
 
1) FoolishMortal
2) Wgg2017
3) Timeclo
4) Roedeer
5) Tomo
6) Blathering Idiot
7) Chef455
8) Ridpath
9) rbscebu
10) Stuart Ganis
11) Billy T.
12) cryhavoc
13) Sotiris_A
14) Fred D
15) RTM
 

pbrmhl

Contributor
I'm in. I'm still surviving the year-long sabbatical, so I might as well give this a whirl...

1) FoolishMortal
2) Wgg2017
3) Timeclo
4) Roedeer
5) Tomo
6) Blathering Idiot
7) Chef455
8) Ridpath
9) rbscebu
10) Stuart Ganis
11) Billy T.
12) cryhavoc
13) Sotiris_A
14) Fred D
15) RTM
16) pbrmhl
 
I'm in. I'm still surviving the year-long sabbatical, so I might as well give this a whirl...

1) FoolishMortal
2) Wgg2017
3) Timeclo
4) Roedeer
5) Tomo
6) Blathering Idiot
7) Chef455
8) Ridpath
9) rbscebu
10) Stuart Ganis
11) Billy T.
12) cryhavoc
13) Sotiris_A
14) Fred D
15) RTM
16) pbrmhl
17) Schnitzel52
I’m in
 
First day of May GRUME. This morning's shave was Titan 1918 ACRO SR with Proraso green cream face lathered with badger.

After the shave, I put my orders in with AliExpress and Lazada; hinges and latch for a second matching seven-day set case, more lapping film, and a couple of GD 66 SRs to use to teach my housemaid how to balsa strop.

I think I am developing a 7DSAD. This could get expensive.
 
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