08-15-2012, 08:53 AM
  • mandoman
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Bought my dad the new Van Der Hagen's shave kit little over a year ago. He had never touched it or even opened the box to check it out. loves to use the can gel, so yesterday he told me he had ran out and didn't feel like going to the store, so he remembered about the kit that I gave him opened it up and gave it a try and loved it know he has it displayed on the counter. so I'm thinking as soon as he runs out of Gillette cartridges he will start to use the DE I gave him. One more brush and soap user in the family Smile

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 08-15-2012, 08:58 AM
  • beartrap
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Way to go recruiting! Hope to see him here soon Biggrin

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 08-15-2012, 09:01 AM
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One step at a time. Sometimes it's a slow process.

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 08-15-2012, 09:38 AM
  • Teiste
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That was nice of you,to give him that VdH set.We will see if he likes it and even, if he doesnt switch to the DE razor,Im sure he will experience better shaves with the brush and the soap.

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 08-15-2012, 09:47 AM
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Very nice! My dad will never convert, I gave up on him

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 08-16-2012, 09:06 AM
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A job well done!

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 08-16-2012, 02:08 PM
  • freddy
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Excellent! I can never get over the difference between a brush and shaving cream/soap and canned goo. When I have to use canned goo and a cartridge razor I am invariably disappointed and wonder how Gillette and Schick can sell their modern garbage and claim that it's the best ever. Huh

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 08-16-2012, 02:47 PM
  • Johnny
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See there, you can teach a old dog new tricks.Thumbsup

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 08-16-2012, 02:47 PM
  • krissy
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I envy you on getting your dad into wet shaving!!!!

I tried and even ordered my dad a badger brush from Phil. But he prefers to use bath soap (store bought, not mine *grumbles* but that's another story) to shave with and cheap disposable razors. My brother happened to be there the day I showed him how to lather and my brother took the brush home and some soap..... but I would be comfortable to bet the farm that he never used it..... such a waste, someone else could be using and appreciating that brush.....

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 08-16-2012, 04:46 PM
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Father's Day is coming up in Australia and I'll hopefully be able to convert my dad. I got him an Alum Block the other day so I think if he has good experiences with that, it'll sway him...

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 08-16-2012, 06:53 PM
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I could be wrong, but I think you folks trying to convert parents might be running into soiled pants.

Your dads remember all the hare brained stunts you pulled and the dirty diapers they pulled off your butts. You have no credibility. You are shoveling ***t against the tide. Best to just wait for an opening, like running out of canned goop, and then, "Here dad try this, Let me help you.". And you could be off and running. Maybe.

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 08-16-2012, 07:10 PM
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Great job recruiting your father. Mine was a life long wet shaver. However, I have tried to make converts of some of my friends and has not been easy. Happy Shaving, Sam.

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