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    Default Re: the art of shaving (your face)

    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    Do you use the Neutogena bar soap or something special they make specific for shaving?
    i use the bar soap for all --- shower, shampoo and shave..
    easy rise off, no residue left.. i learned at early age in college and a time/place gone from me.., to "shit & get / rinse & get.."

    bless my tammy -- she gets the neutogena bar soap, lets it get soft and molds in my "badger tail hair crock.."

    high cotton i am,

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    Default Re: the art of shaving (your face)

    Anyone try and/or know where to buy Tabula Rasa shaving cream? Googled and came up with "Lee's Safety Razor's" but they haven't answered their phone in three days.
     

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    Default Re: the art of shaving (your face)

    I'm an idiot. While on travel last weekend I must have inadvertently left my favorite shaving brush in the hotel. They did not recover it :(

    It takes forever to get them just right. I'm a little sad.

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    Default Re: the art of shaving (your face)

    Email Lee - he is quick to respond. I could never get a hold of him by phone, either.


    Quote Originally Posted by professerr View Post
    Anyone try and/or know where to buy Tabula Rasa shaving cream? Googled and came up with "Lee's Safety Razor's" but they haven't answered their phone in three days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    I'm an idiot. While on travel last weekend I must have inadvertently left my favorite shaving brush in the hotel. They did not recover it :(

    It takes forever to get them just right. I'm a little sad.
    What did you lose? Nothing like a broken in brush...
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by -HvA- View Post
    What did you lose? Nothing like a broken in brush...
    It was a custom stubby silver tip 24mmx45mm silvertip "chubby" Emerald-dyed stabilized box elder burl.
    Perfect for travel and face lathering Woolfat soap. My lost brush is the bottom picture second from left.

    I'm ah gonna miss it. I'm looking at the The Rooney Heritage "Stubby" 3XL but she's pretty spendy. I may break down.


    Second from the left (sellers collection)

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    Wow, beautiful brush (love the handle). Sucks you lost it. I should really buy a backup for my favorite... luckily it's a cheap boar.
    Last edited by -HvA-; 10-17-2012 at 07:11 PM. Reason: typo
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by longlegged View Post
    I never new this got so complicated. I might try a DE and the Bigelow stuff. Thinking Merkur?
    I think that approach is a perfect start. Love the Merkur, the blades are good, though I have since discovered that I prefer Feather, and the CO Bigelow is killer.
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    Ive shaved with a mug and brush since I was 16. It's what my dad did, so naturally, it's what I do. Ive been buying handmade goats milk shave soap at my local farmers market, to go with my Vulfix Super Badger m'lady got me for my birthday. I'ma get with this Lee, and have him send tabula rosa.
     

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    Finally reached Lee's by phone. Doesn't sound like a big operation, but all was good and everything arrived as ordered, packaged properly, prompt. No troubles.
     

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    Website Badger and Blade has all the information that a wet shaver could ever want to know. Very helpful but very anal contributors.
    QED and Vintage Blades as well as Lee's (already mentioned) have wonderful selections of product.
    Merkur double edge razors are the standard with whatever blades you find best for you. Many online shops have sample selections.
    Shave cream or soap from Castle Forbes, Trumper, DR Harris, Salter etc are all fabulous
    Get a good badger brush, you'll look forward to the daily shave.
     

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    Can anyone suggest good substitute for Art of Shaving materials?

    I use the pre-shave oil, creme and sometimes the aftershave. Went to re-stock yesterday and was astonished to see they downsized and up-priced some of the items. $18 for an ounce of after shave goo seems expensive. What alternatives are out there that are less expensive? Prefer cremes to bar shaving soaps.

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    Default Re: the art of shaving (your face)

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobonli View Post
    Can anyone suggest good substitute for Art of Shaving materials?

    I use the pre-shave oil, creme and sometimes the aftershave. Went to re-stock yesterday and was astonished to see they downsized and up-priced some of the items. $18 for an ounce of after shave goo seems expensive. What alternatives are out there that are less expensive? Prefer cremes to bar shaving soaps.

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    Default Re: the art of shaving (your face)

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobonli View Post
    Can anyone suggest good substitute for Art of Shaving materials?

    I use the pre-shave oil, creme and sometimes the aftershave. Went to re-stock yesterday and was astonished to see they downsized and up-priced some of the items. $18 for an ounce of after shave goo seems expensive. What alternatives are out there that are less expensive? Prefer cremes to bar shaving soaps.

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    The AOS sandalwood soap is heavenly though, only item I gladly pay the extra $ for.
     

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    I use the Mitchell's WoolFat shaving soap, Simpson brush ("the Duke"), and Feather blades. I switched from Merkur blades to Feather because I found the Feather are sharper and last just as long if not longer. When I travel I use Weleda shaving cream or Speck shaving cream. There is no particular scent but the slightly old-fashioned, soapy, barbershop smell. Both are in tubes and last a long time since a little dab lathers up really well with a good brush. I buy it at Merz Apothocary in Chicago. They sell mail order.
     

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    BobOnLI - Try the Proraso Cream. I think that it is the best lubricating of the creams.
     

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    My idea of a travel razor/brush is also that it may get lost forever. but still sorry for your loss Toots. I have a great handle that i'll re-knot next time my re-knotting fund fills up.

    I've done it.

    I'm shaving with the straight razor. Picked up some used iron and honed it into shape. Stropping and Honing are just as important as learning to taught that skin-after the whiskers are prepped.

    I started with a double-edged safety razor in August. Worked my way up to the SR. Also worked my way back to the old open-comb DE razors. Below the jaw line I still clean-up with the DE's. If there's a rush or i have no "zen" for the session, I'll use the DE only.

    Boar-brush = bowl lather mostly.

    funniest thing i learned 'bout shaving forums: I got booted at B&B, then went to SRP, then start learning to hone. Dude with the best honing videos is the shave forums owner. All of 'em.






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    oh and i do recommend that path if you choose to attempt the straight razor-getting to know the DE first.

    ...heck learning to make a proper lather was my first big step after years of using soapy water to shave with.
     

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    Tried to hone my SR for the first time and effed up my bevel. I think I need to just spend more time with it. Wade, what stones and grits are you using. I picked up a Norton 4k/8k but I think it was overkill for my barely dull razor.
     

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