01-17-2013, 06:57 PM
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  • Blue line
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How is this for spreading the Love: Have friends that run a craft beer, wine, and cigar shop. They have an exclusive clientele that drives for miles to buy from them. They hold tastings, sushi rolling classes, etc. Asked if they thought a Wet Shaving 101 Class would generate interest? Yes, I've got 7 married COUPLES to commit the first hour after posting on our website I was told. Will be doing the class the middle or end of February. We will cover the history of shaving, items needed, how to choose items, how to shave, etc.I will demonstrate on myself and then shave a volunteer. Anyone convinced to go the vintage route will be given list of websites that have good selections of quality goods. A 202 class will then be held and those who bought a shaving KIT will bring it and we will fine tune their technique. I've been a law enforcement instructor for 14 years and just had the itch to teach something in my temporarily disabled state. BooYah!

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 01-17-2013, 07:03 PM
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  • Johnny
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Sounds like a very interesting and challenging endeavor. Good luck.

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 01-17-2013, 07:15 PM
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Cool idea indeed.
Great that you are sharing the interest of wet shaving to both the sexes too.

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 01-17-2013, 07:49 PM
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Look forward to seeing how it all goes...cool concept.

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 01-17-2013, 08:21 PM
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  • Blue line
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I'll take photos and post them when we have the class. I have already had offers to provide samples for the class. THANKS! You know who you are!

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 01-17-2013, 09:51 PM
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  • blzrfn
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Where are you located, there may be some members here that would enjoy a lesson or two. Plus who doesn't enjoy a good cigar after a shave?

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 01-17-2013, 10:25 PM
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  • tgutc
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Great idea! It should be fun for you and the students.

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 01-17-2013, 10:30 PM
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Excellent idea and great on you for taking on the challenge and informing other about a great art form. Best of luck with the classes.

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 01-18-2013, 01:14 AM
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Excelent idea! Good luck!

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 01-18-2013, 08:30 AM
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  • urrlord
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Cool ,I like the idea.

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 01-18-2013, 09:59 AM
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  • celar36
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Spread the word Wink

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 01-18-2013, 11:46 AM
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  • Howler
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  • Fort Smith AR
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Best luck to you for a successful class.

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 01-18-2013, 12:19 PM
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(01-17-2013, 06:57 PM)Blue line Wrote: . Asked if they thought a Wet Shaving 101 Class would generate interest? Yes, I've got 7 married COUPLES to commit the first hour after posting on our website I was told. Will be doing the class the middle or end of February.needed, how to choose items, I will demonstrate on myself and then shave a volunteer.

Hi there,

Sounds good to me. Might I suggest the volunteer be one of the women? Yeah, get em involved in their significant other's 'hobby'. My daughter uses a DE on her legs with great results.

Martin

Oh, I hope you have a cop's sarcastic sense of humor.....

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 01-18-2013, 12:36 PM
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  • Songwind
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Nice! That sounds like fun.

If you have access to a female wet shaver who might be willing to be a co-instructor or demonstration model for the ladies who attended, that would probably be very cool.

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 01-18-2013, 05:37 PM
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  • Blue line
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It was the host's idea to go coed. She(a former Navy corpsman turned MARINE) shaves her husband's head for him. I intend to cover DE leg and under arm shaving as well. We will be doing this at the FLYING PIG in Springville, Alabama, about 20 minutes from downtown B'ham.
I am thinking about doing the same class at the local municipal civic center. Lots of men's and teenagers that have never been taught to PROPERLY SHAVE, my dad never showed me. The small fee I charge will allow me to invest in better quality brushes and accessories.
Our vendors and other vintage shaving sites may get a small uptick in sales depending on how many git bit with the VINTAGE SHAVING BUG after this and maybe future classes.

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