03-14-2017, 07:28 PM
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Does your wife or girlfriend approve of your "expensive, never ending" collection of shaving equipment? What are the wildest complaints or compliments that your significant other has told you about your shaving gear?

I've told my girlfriend "this is the last razor, I promise" about 5 razors ago and continue to keep saying it. She just looks at me and says, don't say that because I know you are going to buy more.

Shave well,
Weston

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 03-14-2017, 08:04 PM
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 03-14-2017, 08:57 PM
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  • greyhawk
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Secrecy is your friend.

Separate PayPal account and ship to work are two excellent tactics.

Angel

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 03-14-2017, 10:11 PM
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Shave her legs. Everything will make sense to her.

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 03-15-2017, 04:07 AM
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  • Steelman
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Here's my 2 cents...

I find it's always best to own your behavior.

I tell my wife my hobby is being well groomed. Mostly for her. Harmless and well intentioned.

It's hard for her to argue with that.

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 03-15-2017, 04:42 AM
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She really couldn't care less.

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 03-15-2017, 05:03 AM
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  • evnpar
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She thinks it's silly and sometimes rolls her eyes at a new brush or razor, but doesn't complain, as shaving is my only "vice," and I'm always encouraging her to pursue her interests.

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 03-15-2017, 06:19 AM
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Mine thinks most of it cool (shiny razors, vintage gear, soap scents) but rolls her eyes at the excessive nature of my purchases and inventory.  Rolleyes

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 03-15-2017, 06:58 AM
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  • doc47
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I have involved her in my hobby and she has become a wet shaver. Let's see now; she has taken 5 of my soaps, 3 of my brushes, one scuttles, one lather bowl and two DE razors Smile. I have gifted her with a similar amount of gear so she is a dedicated wet shaver. It started as a dare and now we share a hobby, though I'm much more heavily invested. When I make a purchase she is the first person I share it with.

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 03-15-2017, 08:24 AM
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We have separate money for our hobbies. She mostly likes that I smell good.

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 03-15-2017, 08:24 AM
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  • chazt
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For about 2 years I was having packages delivered to the house at a rate of about 1/month. Razors, soaps, brushes, blades. It was initially a point of contention which eventually morphed into one of resignation. Since that time my purchasing has slowed to almost nothing and the raised eyebrows have ceased.

It's been about three months now without a delivery... I'm thinking it may be time once again!

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 03-15-2017, 08:27 AM
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(03-15-2017, 08:24 AM)chazt Wrote: For about 2 years I was having packages delivered to the house at a rate of about 1/month. Razors, soaps, brushes, blades. It was initially a point of contention which eventually morphed into one of resignation. Since that time my purchasing has slowed to almost nothing and the raised eyebrows have ceased.

It's been about three months now without a delivery... I'm thinking it may be time once again!

Three months?  You need to get on that.  Tongue

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 03-15-2017, 09:06 AM
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  • Barrylu
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First I convinced her that it takes a week for a brush to dry out. Once convinced of that fact . I managed to buy 7 brushes. Quickly my argument morphed into razors. Then soaps and aftershaves. I found myself with 7 of everything. Now came the tricky part. That is, buying the 8 th razor. When the 8th razor arrived SWMBO questioned the purpose of the 8th razor. I simply laughed and told her it was not a razor but an upper lip trimmer. Once accepted it opened the door for the purchase of 6 more razors. Eventually, she stopped questioning my purchases.

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 03-15-2017, 09:31 AM
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(03-15-2017, 08:27 AM)TexBilly Wrote:
(03-15-2017, 08:24 AM)chazt Wrote: For about 2 years I was having packages delivered to the house at a rate of about 1/month. Razors, soaps, brushes, blades. It was initially a point of contention which eventually morphed into one of resignation. Since that time my purchasing has slowed to almost nothing and the raised eyebrows have ceased.

It's been about three months now without a delivery... I'm thinking it may be time once again!

Three months?  You need to get on that.  Tongue

I could go for another brush, Billy. Thanks for the enabling!

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 03-15-2017, 09:36 AM
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(03-15-2017, 09:06 AM)Barrylu Wrote: First I convinced her that it takes a week for a brush to dry out. Once convinced of that fact . I managed to buy 7 brushes. Quickly my argument morphed into razors. Then soaps and aftershaves. I found myself with 7 of everything. Now came the tricky part. That is, buying the 8 th razor. When the 8th razor arrived SWMBO questioned the purpose of the 8th razor. I simply laughed and told her it was not a razor but an upper lip trimmer. Once accepted it opened the door for the purchase of 6 more razors. Eventually, she stopped questioning my purchases.

And if your home is anything like mine, closets are probably bursting at the seams with shoes and clothes that never get worn. At least we shavers actually use our purchases Wink

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 03-15-2017, 09:58 AM
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(03-14-2017, 08:57 PM)greyhawk Wrote: Secrecy is your friend.

Separate PayPal account and ship to work are two excellent tactics.

Angel

+!  LoL  Tongue

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 03-15-2017, 10:20 AM
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I can't really complain; my Better Half suggested I look into traditional wetshaving, and she therefore can't say much about my collection of razors, brushes, soaps and aftershaves Smile

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 03-15-2017, 10:55 AM
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My wife is definitely not happy about the expense, but she tolerates it. When I first started honing straight razors in the kitchen, she was at the point of open rebellion, because it makes a righteous mess. But I'm so diligent about cleaning up, the kitchen is cleaner than it was when I started. Plus now I always do the dishes.

Anybody notice the amount of eye rolling in this thread from spouses? I get that too. Plus she insults my masculinity for the scents in soaps, etc., in a teasing way. I usually just menace her with a particularly scary looking straight razor, and that quiets her down. Nah. j/k She wears the pants, at least part time. Angel

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 03-15-2017, 01:05 PM
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  • Viking
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My wife has always been cool about it. She even used an old lady gillette for a while, but switched back. Of course I've seen the occasional eye roll, but she knows I love hobbies and has always been supportive of them.

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 03-16-2017, 06:50 PM
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  • Tokyospike
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My wife thought I was nuts when I started this, then passed through a cost-conscious stage . . . but I think it's all good now. I also only have packages coming in every couple months, so . . .

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