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Siggy
02-27-2008, 05:46 PM
So I was in Wally-world today and picked up a cake of the VDH soap they sell there. (Hey, for a buck-fifty, what do you have to lose?) I just got home and, though already clean-shaven (I did some farm work today and thus didn't shave until noon), I was impressed with the nice, thick lather that I was able to work up in the mug with the old boar-bristle brush left over from my grandfather (who would have had his 81st birthday on Monday, but for losing the battle with lung cancer). I can't wait for the chance to try a real badger brush and maybe some better soap, though I'm in no rush to get rid of the VDH...

PTurchan
02-27-2008, 05:51 PM
Siggy, it sounds like you are off to a good start. I haven't tried that soap yet but you here mixed opinions about it here. Hey, if it works for you it works though right? You have any other soaps or a brush in mind?

Siggy
02-27-2008, 06:03 PM
Looking at a nice badger-hair brush as my next purchase, unless the soap runs out first. In that case, it'll probably be some COL Conk, probably either Bay Rum or Almond.

PTurchan
02-27-2008, 06:09 PM
I would definitely recommend the following soap makers:
Saint Charles Shave (SCS) (http://www.saintcharlesshave.com)
The Gentlemen's Quarter (TGQ) (http://www.thegentlemensquarter.com/index.html)
Mama Bear (http://www.bear-haven.com)
Honeybee Soaps (HBS) (http://stores.ebay.com/Honeybee-Spa-Soaps)

analog_kid
02-28-2008, 03:33 PM
I'd like to add QED (http://www.qedusa.com/) to the recommended soaps to try as well. That is once you get your secret decoder ring to decipher Charles' website.

Beast
02-28-2008, 03:42 PM
I'd like to add QED (http://www.qedusa.com/) to the recommended soaps to try as well. That is once you get your secret decoder ring to decipher Charles' website.

Totally.. the only reason I haven't ordered a boatload of stuff from him is because trying to shop there makes me feel dumb, like I've unlearned everything I know about ordering merchandise online.

Add to cart...checkout...celebrate!

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Schaefo
03-02-2008, 09:48 AM
Wow, you've got that right! The first time I went to the site it took me ten minutes to even find the soap. However, it is worth the effort, the lime is really great! Looking forward to trying more of them...


I'd like to add QED (http://www.qedusa.com/) to the recommended soaps to try as well. That is once you get your secret decoder ring to decipher Charles' website.