10-08-2013, 02:59 PM
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Here I am. As brand new as I can be. I can tell as many stories as anybody can, but, I have read that the vintage Williams shaving soap is far better that the new. What I want to ask is Why? And, how old is vintage and how would I know the difference? I used it for years as did my father before me.. I switched off to canned stuff probably 20-25 yrs ago. My wife bought it for me and I used it.Undecided[/size][/u][/b]

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 10-08-2013, 04:44 PM
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  • tgutc
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Welcome to the Nook!

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 10-08-2013, 06:10 PM
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  • freddy
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Welcome to The Shave Nook, Richard, and enjoy your stay. Smile

I cannot help you with the Williams question as I have not used it, though I do have a puck of the newer version.

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 10-08-2013, 06:23 PM
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  • TheMonk
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Welcome to TSN, Richard!

Seen as I have both versions, I can give you my opinion on the performance of both soaps.

The vintage Williams lathers much easier, and the lather itself is much more dense, and offers more glide and protection.
Just to give you an example, when applying lather to my face with the new Williams soap, the lather on the right side of my face had already dried up by the time I finish lathering the left half.

Regards.

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 10-08-2013, 06:30 PM
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Hello and welcome, Richard. It's good to have you here. I can't really comment on the Williams soap question because I have only used the old version.

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 10-08-2013, 06:31 PM
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  • Agravic
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Welcome to The Shave Nook, Richard! Smile

I have no experience with Williams, but did want to say hello.

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 10-08-2013, 07:07 PM
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Richard, welcome to The Shave Nook. Visit often and enjoy the journey.

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 10-08-2013, 07:18 PM
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Welcome to the forum, Richard!

Good luck with the Williams!

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 10-09-2013, 12:41 AM
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Hello, welcome to: " The Shave Nook " Relax & Enjoy.

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 10-09-2013, 03:08 AM
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  • Johnny
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 10-09-2013, 03:25 AM
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Welcome to The Shave Nook, Richard!

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 10-09-2013, 04:44 AM
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  • slantman
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Hello and welcome to TSN.

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 10-09-2013, 04:58 AM
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Hello and welcome! Smile

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 10-09-2013, 06:03 AM
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Welcome to TSN, Richard

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 10-09-2013, 10:34 AM
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  • EricW
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Hi...Welcome...

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 10-10-2013, 04:11 PM
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 10-10-2013, 10:59 PM
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Welcome aboard, enjoy the ride!

As for the Williams; from what I read online, they reformulated the soap a few years back (most likely to increase their profit margins) and it's not been the same since... however, Prairie Creations makes a lovely artisan soap that should mimic the vintage soap. And while I haven't tried vintage Williams, I rather like the Walter Wink

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 10-11-2013, 11:54 AM
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(10-10-2013, 10:59 PM)WegianWarrior Wrote: Welcome aboard, enjoy the ride!

As for the Williams; from what I read online, they reformulated the soap a few years back (most likely to increase their profit margins) and it's not been the same since... however, Prairie Creations makes a lovely artisan soap that should mimic the vintage soap. And while I haven't tried vintage Williams, I rather like the Walter Wink
I'd like to know how to tell if I am looking at vintage Williams, and not the newer formula?

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 10-11-2013, 12:01 PM
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You could compare the label on your box with the ingredients on the vintage box, as shown on the second link. I seem to recall that the reformulated stuff don't have tallow listed as an ingredient.

Some more details here.

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 10-11-2013, 12:22 PM
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(10-08-2013, 02:59 PM)Richard Wrote: Here I am. As brand new as I can be. I can tell as many stories as anybody can, but, I have read that the vintage Williams shaving soap is far better that the new. What I want to ask is Why? And, how old is vintage and how would I know the difference? I used it for years as did my father before me.. I switched off to canned stuff probably 20-25 yrs ago. My wife bought it for me and I used it.Undecided[/size][/u][/b]
Welcome and good luck!

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