User Tag List

Page 3 of 15 FirstFirst 12345678910111213 ... LastLast
Results 41 to 60 of 296

Thread: the art of shaving (your face)

  1. #41
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Cannon County TN
    Posts
    5,748
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: the art of shaving (your face)

    Quote Originally Posted by -HvA- View Post
    Wade, let me know if you'd like to try some different blades, I have a bunch at home. Each razor reacts differently to different razors (think of it like combining frames and saddles).

    Proper lather is key to reducing irritation. If there's not enough water the soap will be tooth-pasty and you'll get tugging, if it's too runny (bubbles) it won't offer enough protection. Some Thayers witch hazel and nivea balm afterwards does wonders too, especially in the beginning.
    sure as hell i want to try other blades. NOT that i'm having any trouble with these "generic" type that i find locally branded to whatever store they are found in. $1 /5 at one store, $8/10 at the other one (eff that). I'm going back to clean out the $1 version.

    of course i get that razors/blades interact differently. reading reviews makes it clear that many folks don't. a few drops of your fave essential oil into the witch hazel with sprayer/squirt bottle is a bathroom wonder.

    i've learned more about shaving in a week than i ever realized i didn't know. which i dig, as i'm a detail guy...prefectionist yo.

    also find it quite ironic when i'm learning ancient "outdated" means/methods via the Collective. METHINKS the web taught me better than my dad would have, had he tried.

    New brush waiting for me at local old-time RX store, but just learning to wet the brush and not the soap was a brilliant step in lather creation. and i've been using a mug forever.

    591 Petty Gap Road. Woodbury. 37190
     

  2. #42
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Duke City
    Posts
    775
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: the art of shaving (your face)

    Cool, I'll get that out to you on Mon or Tue.

    Don't but too many of one type until you find the ones that really work for you. It's crazy but one brand to the other can make a enormous difference.

    What type of brush are you using? Boar (my favorite) definitely needs some soaking. Badger and horse can be rinsed just before the shave.
     

  3. #43
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    NY & MN
    Posts
    4,475
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: the art of shaving (your face)

    Quote Originally Posted by WadePatton View Post
    (and i've not shaved two days in a row since the last time i was on trial.)
    Man I love this place.
     

  4. #44
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    DC
    Posts
    24,897
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: the art of shaving (your face)

    Oooooooo, I thought you lost your mind and were going to attempt straight razors. My mistake. Phew.
    I'm a fan of short badger brushes. My last brush lasted 15+ years and a CO USCF chap made my latest one. Outstanding.
    TJR is a former racer and has a website: Rakowski handmade products
    I'll give him a poke and see if he'll comment.

  5. #45
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Cannon County TN
    Posts
    5,748
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: the art of shaving (your face)

    I do HAVE a straight razor, but have enough sense to leave it alone.

    So I go looking around for info on the DE Schick I'm using (antique mall, $5). It's the the black plastic-handled jobbie, often called the "Krona" but mine isn't marked as such. Turns out that it's about perfect for new DE shavers-according to experienced users (one who made a videa). It's a bit light, but low on the "aggressiveness" scale.

    Ancient grocery store brush i have is about to be replaced with new RX-store brush...my god you guys are nutz about brushes. i'll work my way up, very slowly. (next badger that i cross...well. hmmm i do have some bucktail)

    TNX on the blades fer sher! but also am wondering if my "tame" razor will bite even with the semi-lethal (according to the low-star* reviews) feathers.

    *why read anything else?

    caleb, i was just seeing who was paying attention.
     

  6. #46
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Cannon County TN
    Posts
    5,748
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: the art of shaving (your face)

    Just learning to make a proper lather with a brush is a giant step forward-no matter what you shave with. 99 videos out there in case it wasn't handed down your paternal line.

    And also the Schick "Krona" is capable of "burning" the skin if handled heavily-perhaps less than a more aggressive razor. But don't (noobs) go buy one and think you can't hurt yourself. DE requires focus.

    If i get fancier with beard scraping, the Schtick will always be fine for a leg razor.
     

  7. #47
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Cannon County TN
    Posts
    5,748
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: the art of shaving (your face)

    Turkish YO!

    CG posted this a while back, but bears repeating here, especially the ~ 1:20 part.





     

  8. #48
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Duke City
    Posts
    775
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: the art of shaving (your face)

    OK dude, sent out some Gillettes, Feathers, Astras, Personna and Derbys. I'd suggest trying the Feathers last, let us know how it goes!
     

  9. #49
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Cannon County TN
    Posts
    5,748
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: the art of shaving (your face)

    Quote Originally Posted by -HvA- View Post
    OK dude, sent out some Gillettes, Feathers, Astras, Personna and Derbys. I'd suggest trying the Feathers last, let us know how it goes!
    schweet.

    long story shortened, i now own a variety of razors:

    Schick Krona
    Gillette:
    40's style Super Speed (early 50's actually)
    195 Fat Boy Adj.
    40's Aristocrat
    Travel Tech (short-handled Ball End Tech)

    G's came in a grab bag-plus one funky injector, all for 15 bucks.

    the effing interweb (all that from Badger and Blade and a few minutes poking around. (and add))

    so i should have a good idea what i likes best in the near future. full effing circle bra--from dolla shave club to here. i'm nutz.






  10. #50
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Cannon County TN
    Posts
    5,748
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: the art of shaving (your face)

    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    Oooooooo, I thought you lost your mind and were going to attempt straight razors. My mistake...
    It's been a month now. I razor-burned myself on the first shave, nicked myself on about the 12th. Tried Alum today. Made some "failed" soap. (Have learned great gobs about soap chemistry since, and will make a good one next go.) Have pulled horse hairs, but not made a brush yet.

    AND i got out a Straight Razor I purchased a few years ago, with no real intent of using it when i bought it, and only got it out to clean it up to sell... BUT then I did drag that sucker down my face this morning (strong hand cheek only). I learned DE shaving pretty thoroughly in 30 days, but I'm going to give this SR learning a much longer window. need a strop anyway.

    A srap of paper in the SR box (non-matching) appears to be the date from the original receipt with reads: 2-xx-11. Tha's _19_ eleven. Ed. Wusthof 89 is on the blade fwiw, iirc.

    never knew a shaven face could be so slick. i trashed all the plastic pivoting multi-blade crap.

    highly recommend re-evaluating your shaving practice if you'd like a better shave and some "me" focus time in the morning. they say it's much better at preventing "razor bumps" and such.
     

  11. #51
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    335
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: the art of shaving (your face)

    Nice day. Went to the San Fran ralpha cycling club store. Now I'm sitting in the art of shaving waiting for my first real shave.
     

  12. #52
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    348
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default Re: the art of shaving (your face)

    OK, I'm in. Just received my E Jagger DE89 and some Wilkinson and Personna Red blades from Lee's Razors. All based on recommendations from this place and Lee himself. Beautiful stuff. Man, I am stoked to stop buying those cartridges! Will report back soon.
    Harth Huffman
    www.wabiwoolens.com

  13. #53
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Duke City
    Posts
    775
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: the art of shaving (your face)

    Quote Originally Posted by pdxharth View Post
    OK, I'm in. Just received my E Jagger DE89 and some Wilkinson and Personna Red blades from Lee's Razors. All based on recommendations from this place and Lee himself. Beautiful stuff. Man, I am stoked to stop buying those cartridges! Will report back soon.
    Started with the DE89, great razor. The Personna Reds are currently my favorite blades, I'm going out for dinner, so today's shave will be Futur razor + Personna blades + Martin de Candre soap. I don't know how I ever shaved differently.
     

  14. #54
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Woodstock NY
    Posts
    1,127
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: the art of shaving (your face)

    Recently switched to feather blades and find them sharper and equally durable to the personnas.

    I am using a Merkur Futura razor

    -d
    Dovid@dhoffman.consulting



    Fundamentally the marksmen aims at himself.
    -Zen in the Art of Archery

  15. #55
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Kansas City, MO
    Posts
    697
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: the art of shaving (your face)

    Love the Feathers. Use a Gillette Fat Boy. What a great shave!
     

  16. #56
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    DC
    Posts
    24,897
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: the art of shaving (your face)

    For my birthday I want to go to THAT barber shop.

    For the love of g-d why can't we have that here in DC?

  17. #57
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    White Ga 30184
    Posts
    3,631
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: the art of shaving (your face)

    feather & feather with neutrogena & badger tail to whip it up and wag it on..

    darn close to your recipe tall man..

    ronnie
     

  18. #58
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    DC
    Posts
    24,897
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: the art of shaving (your face)

    Quote Originally Posted by ron l edmiston View Post
    feather & feather with neutrogena & badger tail to whip it up and wag it on..

    darn close to your recipe tall man..

    ronnie
    Do you use the Neutogena bar soap or something special they make specific for shaving?

  19. #59
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    424
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: the art of shaving (your face)

    razor.jpg

    I posted this in the Beautiful Objects thread but I thought it relevant here. Had my first shave with it yesterday. No blood, no bumps, no burn. It did take some time but I think I will gain some muscle memory after a few dozen shaves. So much nicer in the hand than disposable plastic. Made in USA. So nice.
     

  20. #60
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Middle America
    Posts
    1,076
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: the art of shaving (your face)

    Quote Originally Posted by miwuksurfer View Post
    razor.jpg

    I posted this in the Beautiful Objects thread but I thought it relevant here. Had my first shave with it yesterday. No blood, no bumps, no burn. It did take some time but I think I will gain some muscle memory after a few dozen shaves. So much nicer in the hand than disposable plastic. Made in USA. So nice.
    Liked it there. Like it here. Don't know if I can justify the time to maintain, but I know I would love using one. Maybe even more, sharpening one.

    Huh. There are few things as rewarding as honing a plane iron, kitchen knife, or any blade so it can shave clean. Why wouldn't I do it with an actual razor? Must reconsider.
     

Similar Threads

  1. The look on Thor's face!
    By classtimesailer in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-04-2010, 10:10 PM
  2. shaving redux
    By DOOFUS in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 53
    Last Post: 04-16-2010, 12:21 PM
  3. uuuuuuh, where do you stop shaving??
    By vqdriver in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 03-05-2010, 04:43 PM
  4. Leg shaving ettiquite.
    By pdxmech13 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 03-13-2009, 12:33 PM
  5. shaving the legs
    By Shinomaster in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 49
    Last Post: 08-01-2008, 04:44 PM

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •