08-24-2016, 08:28 AM
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Hello, gents!

I have been lurking The Shave Nook for a few weeks now and have decided to register. While I live in California, I am originally from Spain and learned about this forum through foroafeitado.com. I love the atmosphere here and am certain that I will continue to learn a lot about wet shaving with you guys.

Though I am in my mid-forties, I just started with wet shaving a couple of months ago, so I am still pretty much a rookie. Having said that, discovering wet shaving has been a real eye-opening experience to me, and has turned a dull and unpleasant routine into the best moment of the day, and one I really look forward to. I used to be a cartridge user (and lately a Dollar Shave Club member) and I just regret that I did not find wet shaving many years ago.

I also believe I am having a sort of quick start here (maybe too quick?) and after just two months my shaving gear is made of:
  • A Merkur 34C, an Ikon Slant 102 and a Rocnel single edge (on its way)
  • Soaps: RazoRock XxX, Osma, Proraso Eucalyptus, La Toja stick
  • Creams: T&H Trafalgar, Alvarez Gomez, Nivea, Speick, Lea Classic, Kiss My Face (Pomegranate and Grapefruit scent) 
  • Brushes: Semogue 830, EJ Best Badger, Vie-Long Boar and Horse.
  • Alum Stick
  • Myrsol Antesol lotion
Any basics you believe I am still missing? Maybe another post-shave lotion? Any other suggestion?

I love soccer (Hala Madrid!), Scotch (single malt, of course!), good shoes and classical music.

I guess the above should do the trick as an introduction. I look forward to continuing to learn and have fun with you guys!

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 08-24-2016, 08:35 AM
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  • EricM
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  • Encinitas, CA
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Welcome!  Hello
It looks like you have a good basic setup!!  If you're looking for a good post shave lotion, I really like Speick.  It's light, non-greasy, and has good healing properties.  I use it every day in addition to aftershave.

Eric

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 08-24-2016, 09:13 AM
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  • bullgoose
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  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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Welcome to the Nook! Jump on in, the water's fine.

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 08-24-2016, 09:47 AM
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  • racebmx
  • Sapone Di Paolo
  • Charleston, South Carolina
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Welcome aboard! Off to a fine start!

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 08-24-2016, 09:50 AM
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Welcome to TSN.


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 08-24-2016, 09:58 AM
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Welcome to the Nook! Smile

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 08-24-2016, 10:59 AM
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  • evnpar
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  • Portland, Oregon
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Hello, welcome to The Shave Nook.

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 08-24-2016, 11:42 AM
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Welcome to TSN.  You'll  find much knowledge and friendship here.  We look forward to your participation.

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 08-24-2016, 11:57 AM
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  • kav
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I think a little shaving nationalism is fun. I would consider a spanish SEYGUS razor and Alvarez Gomez Agra de Colonia
cologne. You can get the scent from BULLGOOSE. I am blank on the name; but downtown L.A. has a multi generation shoe shop who make custom shoes after creating wood patterns for each customer. La Villa is a Basque restaurant on Vine that is good, but Bakersfield hosts FIVE, except you have to go to Bakersfield. Are you aware of La Tienda online?

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 08-24-2016, 03:44 PM
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Thanks everyone for the welcome.

@kav, thank you also for the hints and the recommendations. I do actually live in Northern California, so will leave the bespoke shoes and the visit to the Basque restaurants for when I happen to get down there (well, the shoes also for when I can afford them  Rolleyes).

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 08-24-2016, 04:07 PM
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Welcome to TSN Lillas!  Sounds like you're off to a good start.  Any other suggestions would come from the plethora of posts here on the various topics.

Don't worry about the late start either - was 61 when I got my start.  But hey, better late than never!  Sbathroom_grooming_shaving_100-100

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 08-24-2016, 04:08 PM
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  • kav
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There are excellent Basque restaurants all over California north and south. They built up the great sheep herds. There is still an active statute giving flocks being moved the right a way on Ventura BLVD in the San Fernando valley. An early Basque landowner's estate in Calabasas was subject to the first 'Palimony' case when his lifelong Tongva indian common law wife was described in his will as 'long friend and servant'. She won, setting legal precedent for the Lee Marvin case.

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 08-24-2016, 10:32 PM
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Hello and welcome!

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 08-24-2016, 11:43 PM
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Hello, welcome to: " The Shave Nook "  Relax & Enjoy.


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 08-25-2016, 07:06 AM
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  • TheMonk
  • Super Moderator
  • Porto, Portugal
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Welcome to TSN!

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 08-25-2016, 07:30 AM
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Thank you, all.

@Eric, thank you for the hint on Speick aftershave. I very much like the shaving cream (great bang for the buck!). If the afershave smells as good as the cream, definitely worth giving it a shot. However, I believe I'll wait to my next trip to Europe - I've checked a couple of online stores in the US and Speick products are much cheaper there!

@Niemander, thanks, I'm certainly navigating through a whole lot of posts here. So much to learn!

@kav, I liked the story about the first palimony case. Well done by Tongva!

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 08-25-2016, 03:36 PM
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Welcome!

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 08-25-2016, 04:33 PM
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Welcome to the Shave Nook, Pastia.

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 08-25-2016, 05:36 PM
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Près des remparts de Séville, chez mon ami Lillas Pastia...
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Bienvenue à TSN mon ami...

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 08-25-2016, 06:52 PM
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...j'irai danser la Séguedille
et boire du Manzanilla.

Haha, merci, mon ami primotenore!

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