07-24-2016, 06:54 PM
#1
User Info
I have been lurking and surfing on The Shave Nook for a few weeks now, and thought it is about time to introduce myself. Hi--I'm Ramon in California. 
 
I have been wet shaving since I was a freshman in college in 1991; back then, I used a Schick injector, VDH boar brush, and Williams or VDH soap all purchased from Walgreens because I thought that was all there was. Then in 1997 I went on the internet, which was non-existent beyond academia in 1991, learned about badger brushes, and found out there was more to shaving than what the local drugstore had to offer! I ordered a German made badger brush (no brand name) and started to use shave cream sold at the local mall's Body Shop. This setup lasted until 2010 when it all changed. 
 
By 2010 my 1997 badger brush was not as dense as it once was, so I went on the internet to purchase a new one. I typed "badger brush" on Google with the simple objective to buy a replacement. WOW! I was completely amazed at the results. WOW! Back in 1997 I used Netscape, and internet vendors required you to scroll down on their long webpages, which had more words than images, and very few links. When I ordered my brush in '97, I had no clue how the brush would look like until I got it in the mail. In 2010 not only did vendors have more enticing web pages and products, but to my complete shock, and soon to be joy, there were people on forums discussing, evaluating, and telling about their shaving experiences and equipment. I was mesmerized. 
 
A Simpson’s Commodore X1 replaced that ’97 no brand-name badger brush, but as you all probably can guess that is not the last brush I purchased in 2010. A new hobby came alive revolving around images, scents, and sensations coming from brushes, blades, razors, aftershaves, colognes, creams, and soaps. I went on a spending spree fueled by the enablers in that other forum with the two Bs. Around 2013, or may be 2014, I decided to only buy what was “necessary” and needed to be replenished such as blades, the occasional soap/cream, aftershave, and cologne. I stayed away from the enablers in the forum with the two Bs, and minimized my shave den. The hobby evolved into an enjoyable morning routine involving a few staples.
 
Earlier this summer I ran into The Shave Nook after clicking the link from Phil’s store; I joined the forum a few weeks later. The distinct atmosphere generated by all its members pulled me into this forum. 
 
It's great to be here and a part of TSN! 
Ramon


P.S. I wish I still had that Schick Injector. 

1 92
Reply
 07-24-2016, 06:57 PM
#2
User Info
Welcome to the Nook Ramon! Enjoy your stay!

148 3,592
Reply
 07-24-2016, 07:38 PM
#3
User Info
Welcome to TSN.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Paul Bryan

0 765
Reply
 07-24-2016, 09:53 PM
#4
User Info
Welcome, Ramon. Hello

83 21,109
Reply
 07-24-2016, 09:53 PM
#5
User Info
Welcome to the Shave Nook, Mon.

More Easterners will be here in a few hours.

1 455
Reply
 07-24-2016, 11:30 PM
#6
User Info
Welcome aboard, and enjoy the ride onwards Smile

PS: if you're in the marked for a Schick, Nick is selling some NOS injectors over at the BST... lovely razor indeed.

3 4,664
Reply
 07-25-2016, 03:22 AM
#7
  • eengler
  • Administrator
  • South Dakota, USA
User Info
Enjoy the Forum Ramon!

61 4,620
Reply
 07-25-2016, 03:57 AM
#8
User Info
Welcome Ramon the TSN.

121 13,205
Reply
 07-25-2016, 05:16 AM
#9
User Info
Welcome to TSN  Ramon.  You'll find much knowledge and friendship here.   We look forward to your participation.

50 6,407
Reply
 07-25-2016, 09:28 AM
#10
User Info
Welcome, Ramon! Time to go hunt down another Schick injector.

0 1,097
Reply
 07-25-2016, 10:33 AM
#11
User Info
Thanks for the welcome.

1 92
Reply
 07-25-2016, 11:28 AM
#12
  • evnpar
  • Emeritus
  • Portland, Oregon
User Info
Hello Ramon, welcome to The Shave Nook.

38 5,194
Reply
 07-25-2016, 11:53 AM
#13
User Info
Hello Ramon! Welcome to TSN.

16 1,979
Reply
 07-26-2016, 09:36 AM
#14
User Info
Welcome!

2 57
Reply
 07-26-2016, 10:34 PM
#15
  • TONE_Shaves
  • Wet Shaving Aficionado
  • N. Los Angeles, CA
User Info
Welcome to TSN Ramon!

129 320
Reply
 07-27-2016, 10:00 AM
#16
User Info
Hello Ramon, welcome to: " The Shave Nook "  Relax & Enjoy.



Charles  U.K

0 2,428
Reply
 07-27-2016, 05:19 PM
#17
User Info
Welcome to TSN Ramon!  Hope you enjoy.   Sbathroom_grooming_shaving_100-100

0 401
Reply
 07-28-2016, 05:29 PM
#18
  • racebmx
  • Sapone Di Paolo
  • Charleston, South Carolina
User Info
Welcome aboard!

11 686
Reply
 07-29-2016, 04:07 AM
#19
  • TheMonk
  • Super Moderator
  • Porto, Portugal
User Info
Welcome to TSN, Ramon!

26 4,948
Reply
 07-29-2016, 04:37 AM
#20
  • Snuff
  • Senior Member
  • Belgium
User Info
welcome to the forum

28 1,448
Reply
Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)