11-02-2016, 08:01 AM
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Well that time of year is coming up and my youngest son (21) has voiced some interest in DE razor. I decided to give him my re-plated 59 Fat Boy since the Fat Boy is my personal favorite and I also have a 58 (yes, I'm selfish). I thought the Fat Boy would be a great starter due to its adjustability and seems to me more forgiving than the Slim. What's your thoughts?

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 11-02-2016, 08:12 AM
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I think the Fat Boy is an excellent choice. I'm not sure that it's more forgiving than the Slim. I used a Fat Boy and a Slim for nearly 50 years, and enjoyed my shaves with each one. I'd go with your personal favorite. I'd love to have my father's or grandfather's personal favorite razor, and I'm sure your son will treasure one of yours.

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 11-02-2016, 08:32 AM
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If he wants vintage and/or is sentimental, great choice. If he wants new, Rockwell 6S. My son is away at college and we discuss our shaves everyday when we FaceTime!

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 11-02-2016, 10:26 AM
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Great choice!  Fatboy is an excellent razor and you can dial it up or down for needs or experience.

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 11-02-2016, 11:10 AM
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Thanks for the comments. 

I gave my older son a Slim when he graduated from college in May 2015. At the time I was exclusively using a Slim; then I started to favor the Fat Boy. I've coached him on adjusting it and it's helped as his technic has improved. I've looked at the Rockwell S6 for myself, but for his first, I thought the Fat Boy.

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 11-02-2016, 11:57 AM
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That would be a great gift for him and well done! Thumbsup

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 11-02-2016, 12:07 PM
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(11-02-2016, 11:57 AM)celestino Wrote: That would be a great gift for him and well done! Thumbsup

Thank you.

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 11-03-2016, 02:51 AM
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Any razor you decide to gift to your son is a good choice. He will treasure your gift forever.

I look forward to the day when I can share the enjoyment of wet shaving with a son-in-law and grandson. You're fortunate to be able to do so now. Enjoy!

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 11-03-2016, 03:49 PM
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(11-03-2016, 02:51 AM)chazt Wrote: Any razor you decide to gift to your son is a good choice. He will treasure your gift forever.

I look forward to the day when I can share the enjoyment of wet shaving with a son-in-law and grandson. You're fortunate to be able to do so now. Enjoy!

You could always get your daughter into DE shaving. My son's trying to get his wife into it; I tell him to show her the great soap scents and the fun of whipping up a good lather.

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 11-03-2016, 07:26 PM
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(11-03-2016, 03:49 PM)GreeneMD Wrote:
(11-03-2016, 02:51 AM)chazt Wrote: Any razor you decide to gift to your son is a good choice. He will treasure your gift forever.

I look forward to the day when I can share the enjoyment of wet shaving with a son-in-law and grandson. You're fortunate to be able to do so now. Enjoy!

You could always get your daughter into DE shaving. My son's trying to get his wife into it; I tell him to show her the great soap scents and the fun of whipping up a good lather.

Yeah it's a good thought, but my daughters just think I'm weird and obsessed with shaving. They're right of course, but it'll never happen. I once bought an aftershave balm that I didn't realize until after I brought it home, opened and used it, that it was formulated for women. It felt so greasy on my face... looked at the fine print on the tube and saw "for women"... I offered it to both, saying, here, try this on your legs after you shave. They both gave me an "ewwww" face and said no thanks. My wife also doesn't get it, and I have no nephews in the picture, either. So like I said, I'm waiting for a son-in-law and grandson Sad

Enjoy the bonding with your sons. I'll live vicariously through your experience Wink

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 11-04-2016, 05:46 AM
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I'll probably throw an Omega 50068 Bambino or an Omega 11047 Mixed Midget at my boys as a stocking stuffer. That's for them picking on my Omega 40033 Mighty Midget. I'm looking at an Omega 599 for myself; I saw reviews giving it high praise even over there Simpson Wee Scot. I like small brushes and I have big hands.

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