09-25-2017, 06:34 PM
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It was during a hot summer...

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 09-28-2017, 08:41 PM
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(09-25-2017, 06:34 PM)mike_the_kraken Wrote: It was during a hot summer...

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LOVE this. Probably my favorite GIF to date from a great flick. Thanks for posting this, Mike

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 09-28-2017, 08:54 PM
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It's all I've ever known. I watched with fascination when my grandfather and father were wet shaving while growing up, and when it came time for me to start shaving in 1962, I just did the only thing I knew how to do.

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 10-12-2017, 02:29 PM
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I was on another forum and a member mentioned it. I started looking into it and found the wet shaving forums. The people here are way more gentlemanly and I don't even go to that other forum.

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 11-12-2017, 05:02 AM
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My dad taught me how to shave when I was 12. He used a 1955 Flare Tip loaded with a Spoiler, Gillette Lemon/Lime Foamy, and a splash of Shulton Old Spice to finish up the shave.

Clayton

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 11-12-2017, 06:19 AM
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My wife bought me the Vander Hagen kit and I’ve never looked back.

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 03-04-2018, 10:15 AM
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I had two back surgeries last fall. I spent a lot of time surfing net, and I was Googling best razors (thinking cartridge) and came across a list mentioning modern Merkurs, Parker’s and Muhles. Started figuring out what those are and the rest is obvious.


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 03-04-2018, 10:24 AM
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When I started shaving, It was Double, Single, Straight or those new fangled 'Lectric. Can't git them 'Lectrics near water... Dodgy

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 03-04-2018, 10:45 AM
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Started with Gillette DE and aerosol. Eventually migrated to cartridge razor and aerosol. Then went to an independent drug store in a mall and found a brush, soap and scuttle. Kept the cartridge razor. About ten years ago I ditched the razor and moved back to DE. Now heavy into all the upscale bits and bobs of wet shaving.  Smile

Dave

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 03-14-2018, 12:10 PM
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It found me when dad handed me his Gillette and a can of Foamy.

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 04-01-2018, 10:59 PM
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(04-09-2017, 05:33 AM)FreddieP318ti Wrote: Wrong section of the forum but I needed an alternative to the cartridges that were leaving my face raw and with bumps and ingrown hairs. Bought a cheap ebay Badger, Merkur 34C, and some MWF. Haven't looked back!

No wonder you were getting bumps and ingrowns using carts without water  Rolleyes ...

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 04-02-2018, 05:00 AM
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(09-22-2017, 02:54 AM)Mouser Wrote:
(04-09-2017, 04:04 PM)Mouser Wrote: Back in 2011 or so my wife and I were at a quaint little town about 20 minutes away or so where we sometimes stay at a B&B to get away close to home. It's quite an unique place rather like a small New England town from the turn of the 19th century. It has a rather large ,old hotel, about a 150 years old or so, that's very popular with upper class tourists from Europe. A quick drive to the attractions but out in the country on a scenic lake. Anyways we were in one of our favorite shops and I noticed they had some shaving soaps for sale and some forgettable boar brushes. The soap was Lightfoot's Pine soap and although now I wouldn't use it if it was free it was leaps and bounds better than the canned goo I had been using. When that puck ran out I bought the more expensive brand they had, PdP, which to this day I consider one of my better, not best, soaps. I used that combination for about two years before I decided to spring for a double edge razor. Shortly after that I found two of my Dad's and one of my grandfather's old razors, sent them to Razor Emporium to be refinished and I haven't looked back.

To expand on my little story, those first two years I was using those soaps, and after 6 months or so I discovered lathering creams, namely TOBS, but continued to use my multiblade modern razor out of, to be honest, fear. I finally gave in and bought my first DE razor, a beautiful almost pristine reconditioned Fat Boy and case. Not long after I found my fathers old 60's era Krona and his T.V. Special SuperSpeed with case and my grandfather's T.V. Special as well. My fathers SuperSpeed is a D1 date while gramps is a D3. As my parents and grandparents were living together at the time in California my guess is dad got his first and gramps was impressed enough to give up his straight and go the same route.
Great story, did you ever find your grandpa's straight razor?.

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 04-02-2018, 05:11 AM
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(09-20-2017, 11:23 PM)XF-17 Wrote: When I went to my father wife house, I saw him picking up a shaving brush and lathering his face.

Then I saw him with a Gillette TTO and a DE blade, and I thought that kind of blade was too dangerous... until I try.

Father wife shaving set.

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That Boar brush on the left by the hairbrush is just about wore out and ready for a reknot.

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 04-02-2018, 06:33 AM
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(04-02-2018, 05:11 AM)chevyguy Wrote:
(09-20-2017, 11:23 PM)XF-17 Wrote: When I went to my father wife house, I saw him picking up a shaving brush and lathering his face.

Then I saw him with a Gillette TTO and a DE blade, and I thought that kind of blade was too dangerous... until I try.

Father wife shaving set.

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That Boar brush on the left by the hairbrush is just about wore out and ready for a reknot.

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Shaving brush with 30 years of shaving.
It's replaced by Semogue 2010.

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 04-02-2018, 06:56 AM
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I spent years watching my grandfather shave with his Gillette razors, a mug and brush, and accompanying him to the local Italian barber where he would get the occasional pampering straight-razor shave. My grandfather would use a straight razor sometimes, but mostly a Gillette DE.

Once in a while, he would let me whip up some lather, put it on my face, and 'shave' with a Gillette DE without a blade. He taught me about the angle of the blade, pressure, making a lather, etc.  I felt like such a grown up when I got to do that!

48 years ago, when I was ready to shave, he gave me one of his Gillettes, a pack of blades, an old brush, and an Old Spice mug with Old Spice soap and a bottle of the after shave.

Although I had dalliances with the carts, I never got as good a shave with them as I could with my trusty Gillette DE. In those days, I never thought of what I was doing with the DE, brush, and hard soap as 'wet shaving', but rather just shaving.

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 04-06-2018, 05:14 AM
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I found when wetshaving several years ago after reading a Wall Street Journal article about the cost savings on DE blades. After dishing out so much $ on cartridges I decided to use the Amazon gift card that was burning a hole in my pocket on a Edwin Jagger DE89 and some Astras. And that my friends is how this obsession began much to my wife's chagrin. hahahahha

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 04-06-2018, 09:15 AM
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I also have saved thousands of dollars and have only had to expand my bathroom and shave cave several times......I,m rich with my savings....hahahahahahahahaha.....(also therapy was covered by my health insurance   and the RAD medications)

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 04-06-2018, 03:08 PM
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Was looking for a cheaper solution to Gillette carts, tried other rivalry carts in store and online and didn't liked them, then wet/safety razor shaving found me and wrecked my bank account. Oh happy days!

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 04-08-2018, 05:15 AM
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Great thread.

In 2010 I Googled “razor burn” hoping to find some advice after years of living with it. A thread from B&B came up as one of the top responses. The thread was about how switching to traditional wet shaving greatly improved or eliminated members’ razor burn. At that time almost everyone on the forum was using vintage Gillettes (or straights). As soon as I saw my first Gillette TTO safety razor on the BST - just like my father used (he had died 2 years earlier) I was gone.

And so was my razor burn - within 2 weeks of giving up my wretched Mach 3.
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