08-29-2018, 06:36 AM
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Funny what we guys will talk about here. So, towels and more, washcloths.
First...I have these really good Turkish towels, SALBAKOS, thick, soft.
But, I found the washcloths just too soft and thick, kinda  miniature towels.
So, whenever I'm out, I look for washcloths. I found some I really like, I thought
some of you might like these too. They have a waffle/ nubby texture see pics.
The yellow, your common washcloth. The Orange, the nubby one.
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Great exfoliating cloth and thinner.
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I think of them as a more "MANLY" washcloth... Cool

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 08-29-2018, 07:43 AM
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Pereira Shavery has a cotton barber's towel:

https://bullgooseshaving.com/collections...bers-towel

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 08-29-2018, 11:16 AM
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  • Garb
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Good choice on the one from BG

I just bought some cheaper towels from Bed Bath and way Beyond. Wish I had shopped around more.

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 08-30-2018, 02:58 AM
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  • Rufus
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We bought some really great towels at Restoration Hardware several years ago. They’re made in Turkey.

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 08-30-2018, 09:31 AM
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I made a couple shaving logo towels that I use, alternating them weekly, with my daily shave.  I used a very easy iron-on process for them, which I'd be happy to outline to anyone interested.  Here are images of them from when they were new 2-1/2 years ago.  They have faded somewhat now but still look OK.  (See my SOTD image for today.)  It might be time to make some new ones.
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 08-30-2018, 01:51 PM
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(08-30-2018, 09:31 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: I made a couple shaving logo towels that I use, alternating them weekly, with my daily shave.  I used a very easy iron-on process for them, which I'd be happy to outline to anyone interested.  Here are images of them from when they were new 2-1/2 years ago.  They have faded somewhat now but still look OK.  (See my SOTD image for today.)  It might be time to make some new ones.
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That is so cool...….. Thumbsup
What's the Ruby knife for? Spreading the shave cream?

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 08-30-2018, 02:08 PM
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(08-30-2018, 01:51 PM)zipper Wrote:
(08-30-2018, 09:31 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: I made a couple shaving logo towels that I use, alternating them weekly, with my daily shave.  I used a very easy iron-on process for them, which I'd be happy to outline to anyone interested.  Here are images of them from when they were new 2-1/2 years ago.  They have faded somewhat now but still look OK.  (See my SOTD image for today.)  It might be time to make some new ones.

That is so cool...….. Thumbsup
What's the Ruby knife for? Spreading the shave cream?

I use the knife to transfer a small dollop of shaving cream from the jar to my scuttle's bowl.

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 11-18-2018, 06:01 PM
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  • Sevenbark
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We found some of the most luxurious towels at Walmart of all places. They are Walmart brand made in India. They can be identified by the "Quick Drying" description. Crazy thing is all of the Walmart stores in our area don't sale them. They are close to the other Mainstay brand, but if they do not say Quick Dry it is not the same towel. I know this because we bought a couple to try and went back to a different store and figured it out. For the price, I love using one for my shave.

I have some of the nubby ones like the OP has and they have became rough over time. We tried fabric softener to bring them back with no luck.

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 03-21-2019, 07:33 PM
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I recently bought some barber's towels at Amazon. They are fine for hot towel/cold towel treatment and very comfortable for wiping off lather, cleaning razor etc.

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 12-08-2019, 12:52 PM
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I prefer a soft washcloth and really like ones I ordered from Lands' End. They're thick and can really hold a lot of water. Got a great buy with a 50% off coupon & free shipping.

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 09-19-2021, 11:35 AM
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I like iekuchi Japanese Towels they are very nice and soft..durability and quality is amazing.

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 09-19-2021, 05:37 PM
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(11-18-2018, 06:01 PM)Sevenbark Wrote: We found some of the most luxurious towels at Walmart of all places. They are Walmart brand made in India. They can be identified by the "Quick Drying" description. Crazy thing is all of the Walmart stores in our area don't sale them. They are close to the other Mainstay brand, but if they do not say Quick Dry it is not the same towel. I know this because we bought a couple to try and went back to a different store and figured it out. For the price, I love using one for my shave.

I have some of the nubby ones like the OP has and they have became rough over time. We tried fabric softener to bring them back with no luck.

I'd rather dry my face on the bark of a tree than buy anything at a Walmart.

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 09-20-2021, 10:54 AM
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(09-19-2021, 11:35 AM)AlanH Wrote: I like iekuchi Japanese Towels they are very nice and soft..durability and quality  is amazing.

Alan, do you use the Ikeuchi (not Iekuchi, incidentally) bamboo (rayon) towels, or the organic cotton Ikeuchi towels?   If the bamboo, have you had any issues with machine washing with Hot water?   We have used some other (intimate apparel) bamboo rayon items, and have found them to be wonderful.  But we have scrupulously followed the manufacturer’s instruction to wash in Cold water only, which adds an extra sorting cycle and a bit of anxiety whether we might accidentally have thrown the bamboo intimates into the washer with other laundry that we are washing at higher temperatures.   (池内: the characters mean, “middle of the pond,” but it is a not-unusual surname in Japan.)  

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 09-21-2021, 05:13 AM
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  • Bax
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I prefer to use the washcloth set we originally bought when our kids were toddlers.  "Winnie the Pooh" cartoon character.  The image is of Pooh tipping up a honey bowl to get the last few drops out.  It's getting pretty worn out; my kids are all adults now, but I'm still using the washcloth.  It's my favorite for shaving.  When prepping to shave, I typically holler "YUCK!  I'm wiping POOH all over my face!" when prepping to shave.  It reminds me of the fun we had with our kids when they were little and how they'd giggle when they wiped "Pooh" on their faces. 

I used to have a pair of boxer shorts with Winnie the Pooh on 'em, too, but I wore those out many years ago.  I'm sure when I get old, infirm, and incontinent, I'll have Pooh on my boxers again someday...
   ;-)

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