03-22-2014, 04:43 AM
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If there are any new folks out that struggling with lathering I suggest you pick up a TOBS cream. The degree of difficulty in lathering is very low and it almost lathers itself. It's what I started with when I first started wet shaving and I still use it from time to time. Here is something I whipped up today with minimal effort. [Image: ytH9mEs.jpg]
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 03-22-2014, 05:42 AM
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  • Lutebro
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I second this. It's great stuff and is very easy to lather. The scents are great as well. I really like the sandalwood but there are a lot more that others love.

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 03-22-2014, 05:52 AM
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+1 I agree TOBS is some good stuff!

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 03-22-2014, 06:04 AM
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I agree with both of you gentlemen.

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 03-22-2014, 11:34 AM
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  • v4257
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IMO - most creams, not just TOBS - are extremely easy to lather. As a predominantly soap user, I miss that sometimes.

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 03-22-2014, 12:34 PM
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  • Elendil
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TOBS creams are great performers, and Shaving Shop is one of my favorite scents. I was sad to see it discontinued. Nevertheless, I soldier on and picked up a tube of St. James recently.

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 03-22-2014, 01:38 PM
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  • Giorgio
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(03-22-2014, 11:34 AM)v4257 Wrote: IMO - most creams, not just TOBS - are extremely easy to lather. As a predominantly soap user, I miss that sometimes.

+1

TOBS, Proraso, Speick, T&H, AoS and most other creams are extremely easy to lather and beginner friendly.

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 03-23-2014, 04:27 AM
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I never got into creams much apart from TOBS. I did try Trumper lime and I didn't feel that it lathered as easily as TOBS. For whatever reason I got into soaps and never turned back to creams. The only creams I own are TOBS Sandalwood & Grapefruit and Trumper Limes. I have a ton of soaps though.

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 03-23-2014, 08:49 AM
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  • Giorgio
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(03-23-2014, 04:27 AM)TSEvangelist Wrote: I never got into creams much apart from TOBS. I did try Trumper lime and I didn't feel that it lathered as easily as TOBS. For whatever reason I got into soaps and never turned back to creams. The only creams I own are TOBS Sandalwood & Grapefruit and Trumper Limes. I have a ton of soaps though.

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+1. I still have a small reserve of creams that I'll occasionally revisit, however my preference for soaps completely dominates my den Biggrin

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 03-23-2014, 09:45 AM
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Tough to go wrong with TOBS. Mr. Taylor's, Jermyn Street and Avocado stay in my rotation.

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 03-23-2014, 10:01 AM
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Thank you. I started with soaps and got no where fast. tried different water, different amounts of water, different soaps.
You all are right, the soaps seem to take more of a learning curve. I tried a cream and was pleasantly surprised.

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 07-06-2014, 08:13 AM
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No dissent here. I gravitated toward these based on a good hunch about the manufacturer and a feeling that the scents would be a pleasure.

That has certainly come true...but what I'm also finding is how economical the stuff is. I've seen general recommendations to use an almond-sized amount, but a good bit less than that still generates plenty to meet my needs. I scaled back because I didn't want to see the goods going down the drain.

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 07-06-2014, 08:33 AM
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Funny thing about the TOBS...everyone likes them. I use more soaps now than creams, but I always have a tub TOBS in the den.

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 07-06-2014, 08:49 AM
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though soaps get more love, i always keep TOBS avacado and T&H 1805 in my den.

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 07-11-2014, 03:35 PM
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Gents -- my experience so far with TOBS has been very easy and gratifying in a bowl. First effort on the face today did not go so well. I need to zero in on the right interplay of variables, please: how much product, water, and time -- using a Semogue 620.

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 07-14-2014, 11:57 AM
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(07-06-2014, 08:33 AM)DoctorShaveGood Wrote: Funny thing about the TOBS...everyone likes them. I use more soaps now than creams, but I always have a tub TOBS in the den.

+1

I use soaps almost exclusively myself, but also have a couple tubs of TOBS in my den. Eton College and Jermyn Street have a permanent home.

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 07-16-2014, 01:09 AM
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One thing to note that most people have probably found by now, at least I found long ago. TOBS is thirsty stuff.

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 07-21-2014, 01:27 PM
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I have never tried TOBS. I enjoyed T&H and Trumpers, when I used creams.

On a side note, I wouldn't shave with the lather you pictured in the OP. Looks really over-aerated to me. Maybe it's just a personal preference, but I try to make a much denser lather than that, with zero visible bubbles and no transparency. I find the protection much better that way.

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 07-21-2014, 03:25 PM
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+20? Biggrin

Seriously easy lather. If I'm in a rush I pull out a tub of Tobs since I don't have to work the lather. Lovely scents too.

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 08-01-2014, 02:26 AM
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  • joedy
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The key to good lathering is to watch for large bubbles as you add water and swirl/whisk. Some creams and soaps will take a lot of water before getting runny and thin. And every soap brand seems to have its own water tolerance level.

-joedy

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