12-27-2015, 09:24 PM
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  • Scoti
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(12-27-2015, 06:09 PM)Ellas318 Wrote:
(12-27-2015, 05:27 PM)Scoti Wrote: I quite enjoy proraso recently. I've been using it daily for the last 2 weeks. The menthol feels awesome after the shave. Exhilarating. Really top notch stuff.  I hated it until I tried it. Very nice cushion for straight shaving.

How did you hate it if you hadn't tried it at the time?

 I opened up a jar in the store I was at and smelled it. Wasn't until I bought it and used it that I really enjoyed it. I also enjoy Palmolive.

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 12-27-2015, 10:36 PM
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(12-27-2015, 09:24 PM)Scoti Wrote:
(12-27-2015, 06:09 PM)Ellas318 Wrote:
(12-27-2015, 05:27 PM)Scoti Wrote: I quite enjoy proraso recently. I've been using it daily for the last 2 weeks. The menthol feels awesome after the shave. Exhilarating. Really top notch stuff.  I hated it until I tried it. Very nice cushion for straight shaving.

How did you hate it if you hadn't tried it at the time?

 I opened up a jar in the store I was at and smelled it. Wasn't until I bought it and used it that I really enjoyed it. I also enjoy Palmolive.

I see! I was never a fan of proraso but I wish I were.. For the price alone!

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 12-28-2015, 02:31 AM
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  • BobH
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(12-27-2015, 04:50 PM)ask4Edge Wrote:
(12-27-2015, 02:11 PM)Hobbyist Wrote: ...I'm not a straight razor shaver but I like watching The Stallion's videos and he uses nearly every reputable soap made. Based on his experience I am thinking any quality shaving soap would be good for straight razors...I have long seen many posts talking about whether a soap is good enough to use for a straight, and a lot of times the soap is excellent for DE, so why would not work for a straight too?
Indeed. I've used straights, DEs, and cartridges, and never really chose a soap/cream based on any one of these shaving tools. 
From my perspective, regardless of shaving tool, the shaving agent should always be rather slick - especially so, if a blade is sub-optimally sharp.


Whatever soap/cream gives you a good shave with a DE/SE will work with a straight razor. I have never segregated them into this is for DE?SE and that is for SRs sort of thing.
Bob

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 12-28-2015, 08:03 PM
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  • Chaddy
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Not a straight shaver till he can shave off that goat tee

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 12-31-2015, 07:15 PM
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Everyone seems to have different experiences with soaps based on your water source but my go to are cold river and mikes natural

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 01-01-2016, 10:09 AM
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So I used tundra for the first time yesterday and it provided probably the best shave I've ever had. I much prefer the scent of colonia. However, Performance wise, I give the slight edge to Tundra.

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 07-23-2017, 09:03 PM
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Stella alpina 4.2 works great for me

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 07-24-2017, 03:11 AM
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Everything is a YMMV but for me it's anything P&B or L&L.

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 12-26-2017, 01:23 PM
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Green Mountain Soaps.

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 12-26-2017, 02:02 PM
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  • evnpar
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It's now CRSW GLIDE for me--the slickest soap I've ever used, with a wonderful post-shave face feel. Nothing better for straights, IMO.

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 12-28-2017, 04:17 PM
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  • DanLaw
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Super sensative skin here. Found different soaps work best for safety and straight.

Prefer grooming dept and wholly kaw for safety where cushion and glide can take a back seat to post shave moisture. Not that they lack cushion and glide

Really must use ABC, followed closely by Xpec or next in line Castle Forbes for the cushion and glide which are critical success factors outweighing postshave moisture when using a straight.

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 12-29-2017, 05:16 AM
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  • Johnny
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I have used a lot of good soaps/creams over the years using straights, DE, SE, and now my Norelco wet/dry shaver, but my favorite is still the Czech & Speake Oxford & Cambridge.

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 12-29-2017, 06:04 PM
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I do not use a straight razor but I use this.  Maybe it is formulated for a straight razor.

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 12-29-2017, 08:01 PM
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  • Nero
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(12-29-2017, 06:04 PM)Tidepool Wrote: I do not use a straight razor but I use this.  Maybe it is formulated for a straight razor.

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Wow, that's ironic timing Smile
Tonight I just used my first sample of Henri & Victoria soap (Cognac & Cuban Cigars), which I've had sitting in storage for a few months (along with some Tallow+Steel samples).

VERY pleased with the performance, very comfortable shave and no irritation.
Post shave is excellent too with no burn or dryness or tightness, and with very soft skin.

The scent is fine, but I would prefer it was less sweet... and it does tingle a little while it's on my face (I'm not surprised at all, due to the scent type and my history with similar scents). I have a sample of their Fall Lumberjack soap that I'll have to use soon.

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 12-30-2017, 05:23 AM
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I use a straight 6 days a week and either,a DE or SE on Sunday and as far as soaps,go I just grab one, some seem to give me better glide than others but they all seem to shave well, I have found out over the years that a looser lather works better,for me using a straight.

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 12-30-2017, 07:59 AM
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(12-26-2017, 02:02 PM)evnpar Wrote: It's now CRSW GLIDE for me--the slickest soap I've ever used, with a wonderful post-shave face feel. Nothing better for straights, IMO.

I agree 100%. 

Other soaps I would suggest are Tabula Rossa, CRSW Select, Mikes, Jabonman Eufros & Tabac. I've found any soap that provides good slickness and cushion works fine but CRSW Glide does take it to another level.

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 12-30-2017, 08:41 AM
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+1 CRSW Glide imho but I am an SE shaver...

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 12-30-2017, 05:28 PM
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(12-29-2017, 08:01 PM)Nero Wrote:
(12-29-2017, 06:04 PM)Tidepool Wrote: I do not use a straight razor but I use this.  Maybe it is formulated for a straight razor.

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Wow, that's ironic timing Smile
Tonight I just used my first sample of Henri & Victoria soap (Cognac & Cuban Cigars), which I've had sitting in storage for a few months (along with some Tallow+Steel samples).

VERY pleased with the performance, very comfortable shave and no irritation.
Post shave is excellent too with no burn or dryness or tightness, and with very soft skin.

The scent is fine, but I would prefer it was less sweet... and it does tingle a little while it's on my face (I'm not surprised at all, due to the scent type and my history with similar scents). I have a sample of their Fall Lumberjack soap that I'll have to use soon.

I also own Cognac & Cuban Cigars and am very pleased with it

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 12-31-2017, 05:43 AM
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  • Steve56
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Soaps:

Czech and Speake/Valobra/AoS Tallow
Savonnerie du Bon Bergger (Volcans)
I Coloniali Mango oil
MdC

Creams:

AdP
ABC
XPEC unscented
Castle Forbes

Cheers, Steve

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 12-31-2017, 12:25 PM
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  • DanLaw
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(12-31-2017, 05:43 AM)Steve56 Wrote: Soaps:

Czech and Speake/Valobra/AoS Tallow
Savonnerie du Bon Bergger (Volcans)
I Coloniali Mango oil
MdC

Creams:

AdP
ABC
XPEC unscented
Castle Forbes

Cheers, Steve

That's a stellar line up of classic EU soaps!  You really should try the Wholly Kaw DM and Grooming Dept soaps - promise they will pleasantly surprise having come from your line up which still love and respect

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