10-10-2018, 08:34 AM
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(10-10-2018, 01:28 AM)CHSeifert Wrote:
(10-09-2018, 06:01 PM)Teiste Wrote: The Gentlemans shop (UK).Robert Johnston used to be very frequent at shavemyface back at the time (do you remember that , Phil?) and he was a very nice guy.

He actually has one of my favorite shaving videos of all times :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKg5r_JkgQA&t=168s


I love this video. Have watched it literally 100’s of time as have I with some of your early videos, Teiste.

This learned and helped me a lot back in 2011/2012, when I really needed the help to set a foundation for my own personal technique.

Yes , that video is very good.

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 10-10-2018, 08:35 AM
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(10-10-2018, 08:10 AM)David Wrote: I always wash the alum off before applying aftershave.  I thought it's not so good to leave it on.

I cannot imagine leaving the alum on...my face would be like leather if I did that.

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 10-10-2018, 08:54 AM
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(10-09-2018, 09:38 AM)garyg Wrote: You hit most of my erstwhile favorites from back in the day -- stropmaker Neil Miller also comes to mind, I first thought of Jim @ Vintage, Lee's and Cooncat Bob before starting down your list.  I'm also trying to remember one general vendor with a feminine first name but drawing a zero .. and I believe Walkin' Horse Strops has passed from the scene

I thought perhaps you were thinking of Ems Place but then I did a Google search and it appears they are still up and running. This shop used to be discussed a lot on the forums and on the Leisureguy Blog but I had not heard a peep in several years.

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 10-10-2018, 11:47 AM
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(10-10-2018, 08:54 AM)bullgoose Wrote:
(10-09-2018, 09:38 AM)garyg Wrote: You hit most of my erstwhile favorites from back in the day -- stropmaker Neil Miller also comes to mind, I first thought of Jim @ Vintage, Lee's and Cooncat Bob before starting down your list.  I'm also trying to remember one general vendor with a feminine first name but drawing a zero .. and I believe Walkin' Horse Strops has passed from the scene

I thought perhaps you were thinking of Ems Place but then I did a Google search and it appears they are still up and running. This shop used to be discussed a lot on the forums and on the Leisureguy Blog but I had not heard a peep in several years.

Prairie Creations perhaps? I haven't seen Krissy here on the 'Nook in a long time, and I'm running low on Walters... more an artisan than a vendor though.

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 10-10-2018, 01:29 PM
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(10-09-2018, 04:54 PM)David Wrote:
(10-09-2018, 08:48 AM)lloydrm Wrote: SWK scuttles and mugs.

That is extremely sad news.  Their scuttles are superb.  Funny, I just got mine out of the cupboard on the weekend.  I prefer it in the cooler weather because I think it keeps the lather warmer than my other one.  I was actually thinking about getting a second SWK, a bit smaller, to use in the summer.  Wish I had acted faster.
I need to learn how to not wait, I've been wanting an XL but have hesitated because of price - from the SWK homepage, sounds like they will resume operations at some point in 2018.

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 10-10-2018, 02:53 PM
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Men's Essentials was probably the biggest shaving vendor alongside Fendrihan in Canada and they haven't done much since February when they cleared most of their stock. Their .ca site is still up but they have very little stock - their original inventory was extensive. They said they plan on relaunching but it's been 8 months...

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 10-10-2018, 03:49 PM
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(10-09-2018, 06:01 PM)Teiste Wrote: The Gentlemans shop (UK).Robert Johnston used to be very frequent at shavemyface back at the time (do you remember that , Phil?) and he was a very nice guy.

He actually has one of my favorite shaving videos of all times :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKg5r_JkgQA&t=168s

I really used to enjoy visiting his bricks and mortar shop whenever I could. It was a great place and is sorely missed.

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 10-10-2018, 04:04 PM
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(10-10-2018, 02:53 PM)DBlitz Wrote: Men's Essentials was probably the biggest shaving vendor alongside Fendrihan in Canada and they haven't done much since February when they cleared most of their stock. Their .ca site is still up but they have very little stock - their original inventory was extensive. They said they plan on relaunching but it's been 8 months...

I had forgotten about them. What is really odd is that as recently as 2 years ago, they were planning to open a retail shop in Glendale, California.

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 10-10-2018, 08:43 PM
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(10-10-2018, 03:49 PM)ajc347 Wrote:
(10-09-2018, 06:01 PM)Teiste Wrote: The Gentlemans shop (UK).Robert Johnston used to be very frequent at shavemyface back at the time (do you remember that , Phil?) and he was a very nice guy.

He actually has one of my favorite shaving videos of all times :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKg5r_JkgQA&t=168s

I really used to enjoy visiting his bricks and mortar shop whenever I could. It was a great place and is sorely missed.


Andy :

Do you know if Mr Johnston is still working as a barber ?

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 10-10-2018, 08:53 PM
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(10-10-2018, 08:43 PM)Teiste Wrote:
(10-10-2018, 03:49 PM)ajc347 Wrote:
(10-09-2018, 06:01 PM)Teiste Wrote: The Gentlemans shop (UK).Robert Johnston used to be very frequent at shavemyface back at the time (do you remember that , Phil?) and he was a very nice guy.

He actually has one of my favorite shaving videos of all times :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKg5r_JkgQA&t=168s

I really used to enjoy visiting his bricks and mortar shop whenever I could. It was a great place and is sorely missed.


Andy :

Do you know if Mr Johnston is still working as a barber ?

I believe he sold the barbershop and is not working as a barber. He made a post on Shave My Face about a year or so ago.

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 10-11-2018, 12:00 AM
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(10-10-2018, 08:53 PM)bullgoose Wrote:
(10-10-2018, 08:43 PM)Teiste Wrote:
(10-10-2018, 03:49 PM)ajc347 Wrote: I really used to enjoy visiting his bricks and mortar shop whenever I could. It was a great place and is sorely missed.


Andy :

Do you know if Mr Johnston is still working as a barber ?

I believe he sold the barbershop and is not working as a barber. He made a post on Shave My Face about a year or so ago.

I think that’s correct. The last time I went by the shop another business was occupying the premises.





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 10-11-2018, 06:44 AM
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(10-09-2018, 08:59 AM)Blackland Razors Wrote: Local Gent just closed up last week. LAASCo soap production was taken over by Chiseled Face as was Tiki.

Sold the first Wolfman made razor. Hard to survive on selling soaps only.

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 10-11-2018, 08:05 AM
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(10-11-2018, 06:44 AM)slantman Wrote:
(10-09-2018, 08:59 AM)Blackland Razors Wrote: Local Gent just closed up last week. LAASCo soap production was taken over by Chiseled Face as was Tiki.

Sold the first Wolfman made razor. Hard to survive on selling soaps only.

John Brown is one of the most cordial people that you would want to deal with on matters. It is because of John, and a Reddit thread, that Wolfman Razors was born. The BBS-1 was James Dufour's first razor and before the name Wolfman Razors was established by Dufour.

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 10-11-2018, 08:18 AM
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We are not that sure what happened first, John's decision to sell his business or James' decision to quit making the BBS-1. I don't think we know which decision led to the other. If you remember that time, they seemed to be very undecided about the BBS-1 future.

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 10-11-2018, 08:23 AM
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(10-11-2018, 08:18 AM)nikos.a Wrote: We are not that sure what happened first, John's decision to sell his business or James' decision to quit making the BBS-1. I don't think we know which decision led to the other. If you remember that time, they seemed to be very undecided about the BBS-1 future.

John certainly would have gotten more for his business if it included the rights to the BBS1

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 10-11-2018, 09:58 AM
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Really sad to hear about Gary/Shoeboxshaveshop. I spent a lot of time browsing that site and purchased quite a few things. Many of the product descriptions were entertaining - mixing historical facts and humor.

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 10-11-2018, 10:03 AM
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(10-11-2018, 08:23 AM)bullgoose Wrote:
(10-11-2018, 08:18 AM)nikos.a Wrote: We are not that sure what happened first, John's decision to sell his business or James' decision to quit making the BBS-1. I don't think we know which decision led to the other. If you remember that time, they seemed to be very undecided about the BBS-1 future.

John certainly would have gotten more for his business if it included the rights to the BBS1

I don't believe John ever had the rights to the BBS-1. John and James were working on the designs of other razors and they might come to fruition.

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