10-08-2018, 07:26 PM
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  • bullgoose
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While some of us started shaving with a brush, soap and DE or Straight razor, the majority of us transitioned from something else. What did your first shaving kit consist of?

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 10-08-2018, 07:26 PM
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  • bullgoose
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I'll get it started -My first kit in 1982 consisted of a Trac II razor, a can of Gillette Foamy (Coconut) and Skin Bracer.

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 10-08-2018, 08:05 PM
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All I remember is Mach 3

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 10-08-2018, 08:39 PM
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My first kit was a Bic disposable and a can of foamin' goo.  Don't know if it was Gillette or Noxema.  This was sometime in the mid to late 1970's.

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 10-08-2018, 08:45 PM
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  • Garb
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hard to remember that far back but trac II sounds about right. Barbasol shave cream and was it British Sterling? Man that's a stretch but pretty sure that was my SOTD back in the day.

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 10-08-2018, 10:31 PM
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If we define "kit" as "something I got for me, as opposed to swiping canned goo from an older brother", it was a Gillette Sensor and Gillette Goo in a black can... soon upgraded to a cheap bodyshop brush and a jar of their maca root cream.

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 10-09-2018, 09:09 AM
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Shick Injector and Barbasol. Moved to Gillette Trac II shortly after.

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 10-09-2018, 10:21 AM
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I had some terrible electric.

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 10-09-2018, 11:44 AM
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  • bullgoose
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(10-09-2018, 10:21 AM)jpakstis Wrote: I had some terrible electric.

I went through an electric phase too...worst shaves of my life. I am sure that they have made vast improvements since the mid 1980's (or at least I hope they have).

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 10-09-2018, 11:48 AM
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(10-09-2018, 10:21 AM)jpakstis Wrote: I had some terrible electric.

I too started that way.  My father gave me his when I was a teen back in the 70's.  I didn't mention it because it was the worst thing I've ever used to shave.  I absolutely hated it.  I think it lasted less than a week.

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 10-09-2018, 11:49 AM
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  • Teiste
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I actually started with a brush (Omega silvertip and Vie Long black badger) , some shaving sticks and creams (LEA , Mirurgia , La Toja and Nivea) and my favorite cartridge razor , Wilkinson FX Performer.

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 10-09-2018, 11:58 AM
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Trac II and Barbasol.

you know...it wasn't that bad......

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 10-11-2018, 11:29 AM
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  • AK47
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Gillette mach 3 many years ago.

Chuck

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 10-11-2018, 10:35 PM
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Mach 3 and Edge gel, like Dad. Started skipping the gel and "dry shaving" to save time (I do not have sensitive skin). Used it that way until 2013 when my wife got me my Muhle and AoS set.

SAD hit me bad too; I guess I'm making up for those years dry-shaving; I've spent $900 in software in 5 years.

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 10-12-2018, 03:02 AM
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My first "personally owned " kit was supplied by the U.S. Army. Schick injector, Rise shave cream. They also included a toothbrush and a small tube of Colgate tooth paste.
We had to use a Schick, because it was considered harder to commit suicide with an injector blade than a regular double edge.(I'm not kidding) Used Schick razors for years.

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 10-12-2018, 03:42 AM
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  • ischiapp
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I'm lucky enough to be into a wetshaving aficionado family.

In 1986, my father gave me my grandpa's DE razor ... a very good Gillette Rocket Flare Tip.
At that time I had no idea of the wetshaving circus, so in the local store (in Italy) I purchased:
• Omega 10048
• Proraso Verde bowl
• Proraso Verde splash
• Gillette Silver Blue blades
This set was unchaged for almost 15 years!!!

Then I found wetshaving community online ...
Tongue  Tongue  Tongue

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 10-12-2018, 06:00 AM
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(10-12-2018, 03:02 AM)zipper Wrote: My first "personally owned " kit was supplied by the U.S. Army. Schick injector, Rise shave cream. They also included a toothbrush and a small tube of Colgate tooth paste.
We had to use a Schick, because it was considered harder to commit suicide with an injector blade than a regular double edge.(I'm not kidding) Used Schick razors for years.
Really? There so many ways to kill yourself in the army like shooting yourself during guard duty, leaping off a building, hanging yourself from the ceiling, swallowing poison etc. And they came up with this idea?

I don't know why anyone would kill themselves in the army. I had the time of my life in the army.

Lightbulb

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 10-12-2018, 06:03 AM
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(10-12-2018, 03:02 AM)zipper Wrote: My first "personally owned " kit was supplied by the U.S. Army. Schick injector, Rise shave cream. They also included a toothbrush and a small tube of Colgate tooth paste.
We had to use a Schick, because it was considered harder to commit suicide with an injector blade than a regular double edge.(I'm not kidding) Used Schick razors for years.

A) That makes a wicked kind of sense
and
B) I cannot see why it would be harder, unless you got sausage fingers...

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 10-21-2018, 06:38 AM
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In '78 when I went into the Navy it was a Gillette adjustable , Williams Mug soap and a Old Spice mug and brush set.

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 10-21-2018, 08:08 AM
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  • chazt
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I started with the Wilkinson Bonded System and a can of Foamy. My Dad tried to get me into his electric razor nonsense. I tried three different varieties on and off from the ages of about 14-16, and kept coming back to the Wilkinson. At some point in the mid to late 70s I couldn’t find the blades anywhere locally (pre-interwebs) and switched over toTrac II.

edit; with the switch to Trac II also came a switch to Barbasol. It bothered the crap outta me that Gillette charged so much for a can of shave cream. Barbasol was so much less expensive! I also have a vague memory of trying Schick blades early on, but was unimpressed, and stuck with the Gillettes which I thought gave a better shave.

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