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Badger hair brush, L'Occitane shaving cream and a straigh razor (old fasnioned with a strop) or a Gillette fusion. I need to shave daily and use the straight razor every other day (let the edge of the blade rest).
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IMO, this is one of the stupidist posts of all time on the Café.
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My post was intended for those with A SENSE OF HUMOR, and if you think that it is "one of the stupidest post of all times" you need to read more posts. That being said, I am so happy to have annoyed a stuffy Café member with my joke. LOL
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On 2011-04-02 01:01, C. Loubard wrote:
IMO, this is one of the stupidist posts of all time on the Café.


I don't have a lot of grammar hang-ups, but if you're going to call something the "stupidist" you might want to consider the spelling Smile
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That craks me up becaus I'm the one who is famus for bad splling.
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All I know is I probably should shave more often- my son's pointing at my cheeks and saying "What's that?" and my wife is complaining that I tickle her when we kiss.
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I grew a beard (actually, it grew itself) a little over a year ago.

But there are still parts of my body that I shave. And quite frankly, the price of blades has become morally (or ethically?--I tend to forget the difference) offensive to me. Here in Germany, Gillettte Fusion cartridges cost about 4 Euros each.

After research, I decided to buy an old-fashoned safety razor like my father used back in the day. I tried it and LOVED it. It is actually superior to the plastic crap I had usd my entire adult life.

And the cost? The razor itself was slighly more expensive than something like a Gillette Fusion. But the blades? WHOA! The blades are not only crazy cheap; you can sample and choose and find what suits you best--you can CUSTOMIZE!

Right now I am using an Edwin Jagger Kelvin with Astra blades. My chin is beautifully hairy, but my neck, tattooed arms, and nether-regions are beautifully smooth.

Why on earth did safety razors go out of fashion?
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I agree with stone; I've been shaving for years with expensive triple trac blades and on a whim about a year ago I dug into my ditty bag of such things as old razors, which I never can get myself to throw away. There I found my old safety razor of the butterfly type I used in the Air Force back in the 60s and remembered the old Wilkinson Sword was the blade of choice back then. After forty-five years of shaving with injectors and all kinds of other iterations, I couldn't beleve the smooth shave I got out of some new Wilkinson Swords, still made today, saving a ton of money in the process. The razor blade folks have been fooling us for the last forty years or so with all the gimmicks they've heaved upon us, when in fact the good old fashioned safety, double-edged razor gives the smoothest and most comfortable shave of all. Never going back to the expensive ones that don't come close to doing the job.
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For those who wish to save with no perceivable disadvantage to the quality of shave, this may be of interest Smile

https://www.dollarshaveclub.com/

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Kam, you can do better than that. I saw that ad on FB a day or two ago.

What I just posted is that the old-fashioned safety razor absolutely blasts away the whole price consideration driving something like dollar shave club.

We're talking something like a thirty dollar razor and blades that cost 10 to 20 cents each. And you get a better shave!

And you can choose brands of razors and blades.

My wife borrowed my new razor, and was also blown away, and will switch.

I ain't shilling fir any website or brand. I'm just saying I re-discovered the safety razor, and wanted to share.

I'm a sharing kind of guy.
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On Oct 7, 2015, stoneunhinged wrote:
Kam, you can do better than that. I saw that ad on FB a day or two ago.

What I just posted is that the old-fashioned safety razor absolutely blasts away the whole price consideration driving something like dollar shave club.

We're talking something like a thirty dollar razor and blades that cost 10 to 20 cents each. And you get a better shave!

And you can choose brands of razors and blades.

My wife borrowed my new razor, and was also blown away, and will switch.

I ain't shilling fir any website or brand. I'm just saying I re-discovered the safety razor, and wanted to share.

I'm a sharing kind of guy.


I must admit Stone, I never read your post above. My apologies.

I'm sure there are better shaves out there for a better price and a good old-fashioned blade may well be worth my serious consideration.

I currently use a Gillet Fusion blade myself. I'm also not sure how they can charge what they do. A few of my friends use dollarshaveclub and are converted. Thought I'd share it as an alternative.

In regards to foam, I've used a fair bit out there, but so far nothing has beaten Dr. Bronner's Tea Tree shaving soap ( https://www.drbronner.com/DBMS/SHAVINGGEL/SD0403.html ).... boy does this leave my skin feeling revived, it's more expensive but with a good shaving brush, one tube of this stuff has lasted me almost 12 mths (4 times a week shave)....

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I used to get pampered downtown at the barbershop with a straight razor shave, but current tensions has required me to grow a full beard to blend in if need arises.
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On Oct 7, 2015, Salguod Nairb wrote:
I used to get pampered downtown at the barbershop with a straight razor shave, but current tensions has required me to grow a full beard to blend in if need arises.


LOL!

The last time I had a straight razor shave by a barber was in Marrakesh. And I can't deny I thought just a tiny bit about whether it was wise.

I turned out OK, but was bluffed by the haggling happening *afterward* rather than beforehand. But that's another subject, I suppose.
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On Oct 7, 2015, Salguod Nairb wrote:
I used to get pampered downtown at the barbershop with a straight razor shave, but current tensions has required me to grow a full beard to blend in if need arises.



Hahahahahah......I once got a barber shave with string in Jordan. They are doing the EXACT opposite to you it seems...same tensions

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They do the string thing here too, for those who like a sharp line on their 5 o'clock shadow. Pulling hairs out of my face is not what I would consider relaxing. The straight razor is rather relaxing. They shave you 3 times with a closer shave each time. I pass on the follow up back massage. I have to use a leave in conditioner for my beard otherwise it will drive me crazy.
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That craks me up becaus I'm the one who is famus for bad splling.

This is off top, but anyone know what happened to Al Angello? He use to be a regular here, then completely disappeared from the Café.
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I believe he is banned and living large on Facebook.
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I used the Gillette Fusion razor for years, but one day was stuck and bought the pound shop equivalent. Not quite as good, but not far off, and it cost me a tenth of the Fusion version. So I switched.

Soap and a brush is what I use with it. I will try the safety razor after reading Stone's comments.
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Gillette Mach-something, and a can of Barbasol. I travel too much to take a brush, mug, etc with me. Plus, the idea of running a safety razor over parts of my head that I can't see frightens me a bit.
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