02-08-2017, 09:20 AM
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1) Mitchell's Wool Fat
2) TOBS Lavender and rose creams
3) Jack Black triple cushion
4) Proraso Green
5) E shave cream

1,2, & 4 are so great compared to 3, 5 I am not sure I will finish those jars.

Very excited to continue exploring the world of soaps, croaps, and creams!

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 02-08-2017, 09:21 AM
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(02-08-2017, 09:20 AM)Rschuster Wrote: 1) Mitchell's Wool Fat
2) TOBS Lavender and rose creams
3) Jack Black triple cushion
4) Proraso Green
5) E shave cream

1,2, & 4 are so great compared to 3, 5 I am not sure I will finish those jars.

Very excited to continue exploring the world of soaps, croaps, and creams!

This is an excellent start.

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 02-08-2017, 09:44 AM
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(02-08-2017, 09:21 AM)nervosa1901 Wrote:
(02-08-2017, 09:20 AM)Rschuster Wrote: 1) Mitchell's Wool Fat
2) TOBS Lavender and rose creams
3) Jack Black triple cushion
4) Proraso Green
5) E shave cream

1,2, & 4 are so great compared to 3, 5 I am not sure I will finish those jars.

Very excited to continue exploring the world of soaps, croaps, and creams!

This is an excellent start.


Yes it is

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 02-08-2017, 12:58 PM
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Agreed, it's an excellent start.

I haven't tried 3 and 5, but the others are old reliables. MWF can be a bit fickle, but when it works, it really works well.

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 02-08-2017, 01:16 PM
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If this is only the start wait an see what comes...

TOBS is a nice cream,proraso is also a very good product and for me MWF is a very good performer. Enjoy them all  Biggrin

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 02-08-2017, 01:18 PM
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(02-08-2017, 12:58 PM)1Geralt Wrote: Agreed, it's an excellent start.

I haven't tried 3 and 5, but the others are old reliables. MWF can be a bit fickle, but when it works, it really works well.

I wouldn't bother with either - JB dries out quickly on the face, not a bad cushion or slickness when it is on there but overall for the price not worth it. E is a decent cream with good lather and has treated my skin well, but I sure do love the TOBS products better.

MWF is great and probably my favorite thus far, next on the list when I use up one of the above is Tobac or Mikes!

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 02-08-2017, 03:27 PM
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(02-08-2017, 01:18 PM)Rschuster Wrote:
(02-08-2017, 12:58 PM)1Geralt Wrote: MWF is great and probably my favorite thus far, next on the list when I use up one of the above is Tobac or Mikes!

Mike's would be an excellent next choice, as would Cold River Soap Works - Select.

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 02-08-2017, 04:13 PM
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so many soaps, so little time. Best of luck!

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 02-09-2017, 07:34 AM
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Welcome to TSN.


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 02-09-2017, 07:44 AM
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Welcome   Biggrin

If you like MWF you will love Tabac.

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 02-09-2017, 07:57 AM
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Very solid selections, especially the MWF. The TOBS and Proraso are very good creams, and if you ever feel challenged by lathering a soap one day pull out one of the creams the next day so you don't feel discouraged with the learning curve. Heck, if it happens in the middle of a shave, where the soap lather just isn't doing it, grab a dollop of one of the soft creams, mix it in right on the face with the soap that's up there already, and then use the brush to revive the lather. The process of mixing a soap with a soft cream is called 'superlathering'. I'd use this as a remedial measure at this point, because you probably want to get proficient with lathering soaps first.

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 02-09-2017, 08:18 AM
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(02-09-2017, 07:34 AM)G man Wrote: Welcome to TSN.


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And welcome to SAD! Wink

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 02-09-2017, 08:24 AM
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(02-09-2017, 08:18 AM)ARGH Wrote:
(02-09-2017, 07:34 AM)G man Wrote: Welcome to TSN.


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And welcome to SAD! Wink


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 02-09-2017, 08:58 AM
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 02-09-2017, 03:11 PM
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(02-09-2017, 07:57 AM)Michael P Wrote: Very solid selections, especially the MWF. The TOBS and Proraso are very good creams, and if you ever feel challenged by lathering a soap one day pull out one of the creams the next day so you don't feel discouraged with the learning curve. Heck, if it happens in the middle of a shave, where the soap lather just isn't doing it, grab a dollop of one of the soft creams, mix it in right on the face with the soap that's up there already, and then use the brush to revive the lather. The process of mixing a soap with a soft cream is called 'superlathering'. I'd use this as a remedial measure at this point, because you probably want to get proficient with lathering soaps first.

Thanks for the pointers Michael - I haven't had an issue lathering any soap yet including MWF - most of them have came to meringue like whipped cream pretty easily but I do have some decent brushes I think to boot that.

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 02-09-2017, 05:49 PM
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Sounds like you are off to a good start and I'm glad to hear you are happy with what you have and are getting great shaves with them.

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 02-09-2017, 08:06 PM
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Bravo. Many-even experienced-wet shavers talk of issues with lathering 'The Fat'. Like you, I've never had an issue. 

And yes-the brushes have a lot to do with that. 

You're off to a fantastic start!

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 02-09-2017, 08:28 PM
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(02-08-2017, 03:27 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote:
(02-08-2017, 01:18 PM)Rschuster Wrote:
(02-08-2017, 12:58 PM)1Geralt Wrote: MWF is great and probably my favorite thus far, next on the list when I use up one of the above is Tobac or Mikes!

Mike's would be an excellent next choice, as would Cold River Soap Works - Select.

Great advice.

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 02-13-2017, 10:46 AM
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gents, the soap thing is overwhelming! 5 months into it and the more i read the deeper i sink! i will try to stick to the 10 or so that i already have... i really like seven.  hopefully that suffice, for the moment.  i my woman knew... she thinks it will last for a few years... jajajajaj!!!!

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 02-13-2017, 01:11 PM
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Every wet shaver needs to try Caties Bubbles LPV, great performer but imo best scent out there!

Tallow & Steel might be my favorite right now.

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