08-25-2017, 03:17 AM
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(08-25-2017, 03:12 AM)Optometrist Wrote:
(08-25-2017, 03:00 AM)jfim88 Wrote: Timeless Ti Scalloped 0.95

Congratulations, José. I hope you enjoy it. Smile


Thanks David!

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 08-26-2017, 04:44 AM
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 08-26-2017, 09:39 AM
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(08-24-2017, 02:53 PM)morecolor Wrote: Mail call
Shavemac D01 2band..
And matching stand
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Very unique handle shape, which I really like. The color veins in this handle are stunning.
Very nice!

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 08-26-2017, 11:08 AM
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A little butterscotch action.


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 08-26-2017, 01:14 PM
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(08-26-2017, 11:08 AM)Gigster Wrote: A little butterscotch action.


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A beautiful well loved Simpson

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 08-27-2017, 04:03 AM
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 08-27-2017, 07:56 AM
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(08-26-2017, 11:08 AM)Gigster Wrote: A little butterscotch action.


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I love this brush. The handle shape is awesome!

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 08-27-2017, 10:39 AM
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(08-26-2017, 01:14 PM)timwcic Wrote: A beautiful well loved Simpson


The knot is beat, the lettering is weak, the Simpson stick is gone, and it arrived with years of old, soap scum on the handle.  But no scratches, dings, or nicks.  lol   



(08-27-2017, 07:56 AM)wreck | fish Wrote: I love this brush. The handle shape is awesome!


Me too.  I'd love to get my hands on the 3 and 4.

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 08-27-2017, 04:08 PM
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And the wet shaving addiction affliction continues with another delivery from Stirling Soap Co.

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 08-30-2017, 06:25 AM
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Latest additions to my den:

Transgress #14/14
The Varlet Mega
Brett Mozingo/Declaration custom
Wholly Kaw Dance of Argumes
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 08-31-2017, 12:27 AM
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Looks like I'll have good full Tobacco shaves!

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 08-31-2017, 01:28 PM
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 09-01-2017, 02:17 PM
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I live in Naples, Italy and since I began wet shaving, I wanted the Santa Maria Novella Cream. A few months ago, I contacted the SMN office and asked where I could buy their cream in Naples. They were extremely kind and traded emails back and forth with me and eventually they gave me a shop that is licensed to sell their goods. I had been wanting to go for months and months but life's responsibilities would not allow me until Thursday afternoon. I finished my work at the office and turned on the GPS to guide me there. Fortunately for me it was still August and Naples is rather quiet during that one month out of the year. I found a parking garage and then walked a block or so until I reached the store.


Once inside the store, I was greeted warmly by Fabrizio and Signor Cilento himself (7th generation) and I asked about the Santa Maria Novella Crema da Barba. I was promptly shown the small section where they have the high end shaving software displayed. I was so excited that I went with the post shave lotion. Fabrizio and I were speaking and I told him how bad I had wanted to find the SMN brand. During this time, he began showing me the store. He showed me the high end items that only royalty would be able to afford and many of the items with the Cilento name that were made in house. This store has been around since 1780 and they are on their 8th generation of the Cilento name. Fabrizio showed me many historic pieces that were held on to and passed down from generation to generation. The store was so beautiful and I was so mad at myself for not taking some photos. I realized my mistake once I left the store; actually, I was about to walk out without even grabbing my goods!! Fabrizio had to stop me and say, "you forgot something." 

I had a great time in there and will definitely be going back once my SMN shaving cream runs out or if I want one of the Cilento custom blended colognes. Each one of the colognes has a theme that can be applied to live in Napoli. There are neck ties as well for each of these themes. I remember a couple of them; there was the hammer and nails for the carpentry that happens there and there was also the "sette pieghi" or seven folds; this is referring to a tying a necktie.

I did ask Fabrizio to see if he could get a 360 degree view added to the website so that you can take a tour of the store and look at all of their historical heirlooms that have been passed down through 8 generations of the Cilento name.

I plan on using this combination for tomorrow's shave of the day.
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 09-01-2017, 09:23 PM
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Okay will try to remember it all

From ebay

1958-D3 Rare Gillette TV Special Super Speed - pretty nice
Gillette Parat Rocket Safety Razor-Brit Pat-694093 - Minty with case coming from Austrailia
1940s GILLETTE NEW ENG MADE OPEN COMB THREE PIECE with case pretty nice coming from the UK
Ever Ready Shaving Brush F 40 New Condition
LOT OF 8 VINTAGE SHAVING BRUSHES includes 1 new Mohawk brush in case and in 70's Old Spice Mug

From the wild
Nice larger 6/8 straight for restoration
3 Rubberset brushes for restortion
Schick injector
Gillette Slim
1930's art deco porcelain blade bank

4 synthetic knots for brush restoration from Maggards

I also bought 

Fine American Blend Aftershave and Fine Santal Absolute aftershave
Case of Arko sticks
PRORASO MENTHOL & EUCALYPTUS AFTERSHAVE BALM (4)

I think that was pretty much August

James

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 09-02-2017, 05:51 AM
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I got this after shave.

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 09-02-2017, 02:52 PM
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 09-05-2017, 05:19 PM
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(08-14-2017, 04:05 PM)bakerbarber Wrote:
(08-14-2017, 03:53 PM)Smooth Steve Wrote: Received a package from PAA today.  I had to try the new Alpha Ecliptic and filled the order with some other things to try to get the free shipping:


Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Bakelite Alpha Ecliptic Slant Razor - Ox Blood
Crown King Sacré Bleu Kokum Butter Shave Soap 
Imported Williams Aqua Velva Aftershave 
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Genuine Creosote Seasonal & Limited Aftershave Splash

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Steve,

I'm interested how the imported AV compares the US juice. 

Nice haul there!

Sorry for taking some time to get back to you, but I have been on the run and vacation out of town.  I think the European version has a smoother, milder scent maybe with a stronger lavender component.  I am not great at describing scent, but I hope that helps.  I like both versions, but I have a preference for the European version.  It also comes in a nice glass bottle!
Steve

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 09-05-2017, 05:26 PM
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(08-30-2017, 06:25 AM)Greg_S Wrote: Latest additions to my den:

Transgress #14/14
The Varlet Mega
Brett Mozingo/Declaration custom
Wholly Kaw Dance of Argumes
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Beautiful razor.  Congrats on the acquisition.
Steve

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 09-05-2017, 05:27 PM
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Picked up a new soap, giving me a reason to come home from vacation!

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 09-13-2017, 06:03 PM
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Well it is no longer August, but I received a new box of goodies today:

   - Crown King Irma Shave 2017 Artisan Shave Soap
   - PAA High Jump 47 Soothing Aftershave Balm
   - PAA Lime Ginger Tea Tree Aftershave
   - PAA Garden of Bali Aftershave

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