04-14-2016, 08:31 PM
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I used to think that Stirling, while good, was in the second tier of my soap rotation.  But today I lathered up some Executive Man with my Stirling Kong, and man, it was a great shave.  The lather turned out perfectly thick, slick and hydrated.  Maybe I gotta reconsider my ratings!

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 04-14-2016, 08:50 PM
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I recently picked up executive man, and I really like the scent. It's my third Stirling soap, and I agree: thick, slick, and hydrated!

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 04-15-2016, 01:23 AM
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It is my top soap for a number of reasons, but mainly for it's slickness, and how good it makes my face feel.


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 04-15-2016, 04:49 AM
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I think there is an old stigma about Stirling that may no longer be warranted. All the ones I have had or still have are brilliant soaps that do a lovely job. Blooming the soap to start really gives it a jump start

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 04-15-2016, 04:52 AM
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I agree, Stirling is one of my top soaps.  Especially Executive Man!

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 04-15-2016, 06:15 AM
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Congratulations on the new revelation. Thumbsup 

The best thing to do with regards to soaps is not to judge any of them too hastily until you allow for an appropriate length of time to see how they perform.   Shy

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 04-15-2016, 07:22 AM
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I never had issues with striling performance including their old formulas that some people had issues lathering. Great performing soap the issues I had were with the synthetic scents to my nose I tried about 6 different ones then gave up and moved on. I loved the performance and price is great but I'll happily pay more for quality fragrances.

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 04-15-2016, 10:08 AM
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Great! I found it inconsistent - some shaves like you had today and others lackluster.

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 04-15-2016, 10:46 AM
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I've always had great shaves with Sterling. As a matter of fact I used Gatlinburg last week along with the matching splash and it was honestly one of the best shaves I have had. It was right up there with what I usually get with Nuavia and Santa Maria Novella.

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 04-15-2016, 02:30 PM
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Stirling's "Island Man" was my most-used summer soap last year and I'm sure will be in heavy rotation again this summer.  Really great summer scent and a solid entry into his "Man" series (Executive, Mountain, Sharp-Dressed, etc).

Other Stirling favorites: Mountain Man and Gin & Tonic.

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 04-26-2016, 08:21 AM
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I love Sterling soap it's easy top 5 soap for me.

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 04-26-2016, 09:01 AM
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I used to find Stirling a bit funky, the smell coming off the soap was rancid and I also found it in consistant.

However, since then Rod changed a few things and his soaps are now a pleasure to use. He has such a great range of scents to choose from the performance has improved and the inconsistency has gone.

I am glad you are enjoying it Smile

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 04-26-2016, 09:20 AM
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Stirling is a top soap for me, and the low cost makes it a steal.

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 04-27-2016, 03:22 AM
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Never tried their soaps but I think it's about time.

I'm thinking of picking up the Kong along with some soaps.

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 04-27-2016, 05:40 AM
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My main soap.  Barbershop, G&T and SD Man my favorites.  ALso like their bath soaps.

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 04-27-2016, 02:44 PM
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(04-27-2016, 03:22 AM)1Geralt Wrote: Never tried their soaps but I think it's about time.

I'm thinking of picking up the Kong along with some soaps.
They have two new brushes -- I'd consider the new 26 mm brush, unless you have big hands then get the Kong.  Either way, you won't be disappointed.  The Kong handle is too big for me to be comfortable but the brush will face lather soap quicker than any other brush I've used.

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 04-27-2016, 08:19 PM
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After reading this post, whipped up some EM with my WD synthetic. Awesome shave!

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 04-27-2016, 10:49 PM
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(04-27-2016, 02:44 PM)surfshaver Wrote:
(04-27-2016, 03:22 AM)1Geralt Wrote: Never tried their soaps but I think it's about time.

I'm thinking of picking up the Kong along with some soaps.
They have two new brushes -- I'd consider the new 26 mm brush, unless you have big hands then get the Kong.  Either way, you won't be disappointed.  The Kong handle is too big for me to be comfortable but the brush will face lather soap quicker than any other brush I've used.

Was actually hoping they would product a big knot synthetic with a smaller handle, that would be excellent. Does the newer 26mm have a smaller handle?

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 04-28-2016, 02:40 PM
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(04-27-2016, 10:49 PM)1Geralt Wrote:
(04-27-2016, 02:44 PM)surfshaver Wrote:
(04-27-2016, 03:22 AM)1Geralt Wrote: Never tried their soaps but I think it's about time.

I'm thinking of picking up the Kong along with some soaps.
They have two new brushes -- I'd consider the new 26 mm brush, unless you have big hands then get the Kong.  Either way, you won't be disappointed.  The Kong handle is too big for me to be comfortable but the brush will face lather soap quicker than any other brush I've used.

Was actually hoping they would product a big knot synthetic with a smaller handle, that would be excellent. Does the newer 26mm have a smaller handle?
Yes, go to the website and check it out!

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 05-01-2016, 02:58 PM
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You won't hear any complaints from me about Stirling. Love thier soap and at the price point is hard to beat.




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