View Full Version : Around the World
05-30-2008, 08:01 PM
I truly enjoy seeing all the people from all over the world on this site. So my question to all is, how did you find this site? I use Stumble Upon and got a different site about shaving which led me to youtube to search for wetshaving, which led me to Mantic's videos. I told stumble upon I liked shaving sites and my next stumble came to B&B review of TGR aftershave balm. Well the review made me purchase it and then made me join the site. Lots of spent dollars later, I am still here.
05-30-2008, 08:04 PM
Mantic too... As I said earlier I am suing him and B&B for introducing me to the wetshaving world and the realated ADs... wanna join?
05-30-2008, 08:07 PM
I was looking travel tips which lead me to search for recipes for soap and I found recipes for shave soap. This lead me through some other research and eventually I ended up here. I never really follow a set path across the internet, so I usually end up somewhere way off course. It makes for a pretty interesting day though.
And while I know the suing Mantic comment for the ADs thing is a joke, I can't help but compare it to Macdonald's getting sued for making people fat. :wink:
05-30-2008, 10:50 PM
I can't help but compare it to Macdonald's getting sued for making people fat. :wink:
05-30-2008, 11:12 PM
I was looking for reviews of Blenheim Bouquet (I'd already done Basenotes).
I was surprised to learn people were still DE shaving.
Wanted to learn more so went to Youtube next.
Then back here and registered.
A friend here in Sweden told me about Mantic's videos and i ended up here:w00t:
05-31-2008, 05:40 AM
I need to thank Google. I did a search for straight razor shaving and poof! B&B was at the top.
05-31-2008, 06:03 AM
I had already been wetshaving for a little while and then I did a google search and found B&B:001_smile
05-31-2008, 06:11 AM
I can't remember exactly how I came across this site. But, I'm certainly glad that I did.
I was on another forum and someone made a thread complaining about poor shaves. Various links were thrown around and one led to Mantic's videos which then led me here :smile:
05-31-2008, 07:57 AM
05-31-2008, 09:05 AM
As usual, I was bored at work and surfing the internet. I had read everything on my favorite motorcycle forum and somehow ended up at howstuffworks.com. Shaving? This oughta be good. :rolleyes:
Next thing I know, I'm totally engrossed in Corey Greenberg's MSNBC article, which led me to the original Wetshavers group and ultimately here. I like it here. :smile:
05-31-2008, 06:30 PM
I was looking for classicshaving.com, but couldn't remember whether the name was classic, retro, vintage, or what. I Googled whatever wrong thing I thought it was and clicked a link to here.
05-31-2008, 08:39 PM
For me, I always had terrible ingrown hairs on my neck, and just accepted them as a fact of life. Between sensitive skin, being Italian, and therefore having thick course hair everywhere, I had just figured that this was how it was going to be for me....
Until one day I say a thread on Lifehacker about wet shaving, and I started looking around, and found B&B. I figured that most everything else in my life that I really enjoy are older classic style type things. I'm only 25, but listen to Frank Sinatra, use cast iron cookware almost exclusively, wear "old man" clothes, life for three piece suits, and would just about kill for a 69 Chevelle (although my new mustang is a somewhat acceptable substitute).
When I saw all the old DE razors, brushes, soaps, etc. I figured that it would be worth trying out. Within a week a spent $140 on supplies and haven't looked back yet. My face looks better, I'm happier, and I love the fact that I'm re-living the way it used to be... I really should have been born about 50 years earlier.
After about 6 months or so now, I can see where RAD, SSAD, etc con become a serious problem. I haven't actually gone that far yet, but I do have a very long, and fairly expensive list that grows almost daily. Thanks B&B!!!:biggrin:
05-31-2008, 10:43 PM
I found an article on Lifehacker at the same time I was looking for more Palmolive red.
05-31-2008, 11:25 PM
About three months ago after another bad cartridge razor shave, I google searched "how to get a good shave". That led to an MSNBC article about wet shaving. After reading the article I googled "wet shaving". That led to mantics videos and B&B.
... Lots of spent dollars later, I am still here.
Same with me. Money well spent, IMO.
06-01-2008, 01:44 AM
One of my friends from a band that I was in started talking about how he had started shaving with a DE, again... you guessed it... to save money. :wink: He bought a Merkur HD, a decent brush, some Proraso, and some blades that he found in a drugstore.
Being the type that totally dives into things, I bought a Merkur DE razor the following day... along with some Derby blades, an Edwin Jagger - Super Badger brush, and I ordered some Momma Bear soaps... note the "s" on soaps. Ohhhh... minor detail... I found B&B through another musician friend of mine, which led me to Momma Bear, etc. *Keyword - etc. :biggrin:
I shared some Derby blades with my friend, and I bought him some Momma Bear soap for him, for his surprise birthday party... which was actually a surprise! Needless to say, I had him as hooked as I was, in no time at all! :cool:
I stocked up on what I "needed", prior to moving to Argentina. I haven't had any luck finding anything but blades, so far. On the other hand, I'm just making a dent in what I bought. :rolleyes: I'm a long way from Buenos Aires, which is where I know that I could find things a lot more easily.
B&B is a great place to talk shop, and to hang out. After my move, I had a fairly long hiatus from B&B, because of ISP and hardware (router) issues. Thank God that ended, and I've been able to return to B&B. I'm amazed, but not surprised by the growth here! :badger:
06-01-2008, 02:47 AM
For me it was some article on MSN.com or something like that...I'm pretty it mentioned B&B, or linked me to somewhere that did...I should find that article again...
06-01-2008, 05:45 AM
I always loved the scent of traditional barbershop aftershaves and the barber I went too did not know what I was talking about. Frustrated I Googled it and stumbled across B&B.
I have looked at a couple of other Wet Shaving Forums but this place seems more like home to me.:smile:
06-01-2008, 06:49 AM
I searched for wet shaving images whilst bored on google and found an article called The zen of shaving: how a double-edge razor chan change your life. The editors note had a link to B&B. After a lot of hanging around i finally joined up.
06-01-2008, 08:02 AM
I noticed Joel's reviews on Mantic's video channel. I am more of a lurker, though, so I lurked and did not register.
Later, when I bought a brush from Charles at QED, I asked a question which Charles advised that I ask on a shaving forum. Since I like the blue colour of this site, I chose this one. :lol: Well, also because it seems to have a bit more volume than the others. And because the lads and dads here seems really friendly. And a few more reasons, I suppose, including process of elimination, my state of mood and how much oatmeal I had consumed.... :001_huh:
Any way, I'm glad I found the place. It has been of invaluable service. And has given me a brilliant opportunity to become destitute. :tongue_sm
06-08-2008, 03:27 AM
...with one of those damned three tiered tecno terrors and the antiseptic smelling gloop in a can. I went by the BX and they were out of the blades - needless to say with the price of gas, adding more crap to a landfill, wondering why my own shaves were so underwhelming compared to those provided at my local barber and wanting to save money pretty much made up my mind! I came across mantic's youtube posts and then to classicshaving and then here I am.......soooooooooooooooooooooo glad I did....:em2300:
Not sure how I stumbled upon Shavemyface.com . Saw Mantics vids on there and eventually registered here.
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