02-03-2015, 05:24 AM
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  • NewB
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  • Central, WI
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Hello I moved to wet shaving to try and save money. Not sure how thats going to work...lol. I bought a EJ DE89 from amazon and picked up a marvy (omega 10098) shaving brush and some no name soap from the barber shop.  What are some good cheap brushes and soaps? I was thinking about either vie-long horse hair or a semouge, just can't spend much. I'm a big researcher before I buy things but I kind of wanted to touch and see the brush before I bought it, but should have just went with a different one. The omega 10098 is a huge brush for face lathering I think, good quality but seems kind of big compared to some you tube videos of other brushes I have seen. Thanks in advance for accepting another new wet shaver.

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 02-03-2015, 05:28 AM
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Congratulations moving into wet shaving. Your off to a good start and thanks for joining The Shave Nook. Stay warm.

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 02-03-2015, 05:47 AM
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  • okok
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Hello and welcome to the Nook from a member in Indiana.  This site is a great resource with a bunch of good people.  I'd suggest digging in to the various subject categories, and read a bunch before you spend any more.  Then you'll have directed yourself more toward what you really want.  Have fun!  And you will find some great deals buying items from other members, too.

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 02-03-2015, 05:53 AM
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  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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Welcome to The Shave Nook.

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 02-03-2015, 06:27 AM
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A lot of us get into wet shaving to "save money"   24 But remain because of the wet shaving culture. Welcome.

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 02-03-2015, 06:40 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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Welcome to The Shave Nook.

A GREAT inexpensive brush would be a Semogue 1460 boar.  Really a great brush, nice size, and good for face or bowl lathering.

What part of Central Wisconsin are you in?

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 02-03-2015, 06:48 AM
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  • TheMonk
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Welcome to TSN!

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 02-03-2015, 06:53 AM
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Welcome to The Shave Nook

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 02-03-2015, 07:02 AM
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  • NewB
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  • Central, WI
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(02-03-2015, 06:40 AM)Johnny Wrote: Welcome to The Shave Nook.

A GREAT inexpensive brush would be a Semogue 1460 boar.  Really a great brush, nice size, and good for face or bowl lathering.

What part of Central Wisconsin are you in?

Wisconsin Rapids

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 02-03-2015, 07:23 AM
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  • Johnny
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(02-03-2015, 07:02 AM)NewB Wrote:
(02-03-2015, 06:40 AM)Johnny Wrote: Welcome to The Shave Nook.

A GREAT inexpensive brush would be a Semogue 1460 boar.  Really a great brush, nice size, and good for face or bowl lathering.

What part of Central Wisconsin are you in?

Wisconsin Rapids

Well, we are almost neighbors. I use to spend a lot of time there before I retired.

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 02-03-2015, 07:26 AM
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  • MaxP
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(02-03-2015, 06:27 AM)primotenore Wrote: A lot of us get into wet shaving to "save money"   24 But remain because of the wet shaving culture. Welcome.

Indeed. 

Welcome to the forum.  You'll find many good folks here.

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 02-03-2015, 07:59 AM
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Hello and welcome to the Shave Nook!

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 02-03-2015, 08:44 AM
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Welcome, enjoy the journey!

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 02-03-2015, 08:55 AM
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Welcome to The Shave Nook! Smile

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 02-03-2015, 09:13 AM
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  • jtmke
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  • milwaukee
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(02-03-2015, 05:24 AM)NewB Wrote: Hello I moved to wet shaving to try and save money. Not sure how thats going to work...lol. I bought a EJ DE89 from amazon and picked up a marvy (omega 10098) shaving brush and some no name soap from the barber shop.  What are some good cheap brushes and soaps? I was thinking about either vie-long horse hair or a semouge, just can't spend much. I'm a big researcher before I buy things but I kind of wanted to touch and see the brush before I bought it, but should have just went with a different one. The omega 10098 is a huge brush for face lathering I think, good quality but seems kind of big compared to some you tube videos of other brushes I have seen. Thanks in advance for accepting another new wet shaver.

Welcome fellow badger (not the brush)

Semogue boar are nice. Mine is around 22mm size and just over $20 on Amazon. Takes a while to break in the boar. When I started I picked up a nice Parker badger until I knew I wanted softer. If you are looking for scratch factor Simpson in pure badger is really scratchy. Boars will break in and become soft with backbone

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 02-03-2015, 09:13 AM
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  • freddy
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Welcome to The Shave Nook and enjoy your stay. Smile

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 02-03-2015, 10:13 AM
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  • beartrap
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Hello and welcome!

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 02-03-2015, 11:27 AM
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Welcome
The Plisson synthetic brush from L'Occitane is a real game changer at $30.

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 02-03-2015, 11:30 AM
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  • Jovan
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Welcome to the Nook.

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 02-03-2015, 12:20 PM
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Welcome to the Nook  Biggrin

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