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    awww I keep forgetting how cool this forum is....

    awww I keep forgetting how cool this forum is. wazza round our way we say how du! Not a pigeon fancier but I do have more than my fair share of flat caps. Ta-ra!
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    hahaha not one of my better ideas then.

    hahaha not one of my better ideas then.
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    Any one try this?

    I was looking at my Merkur open comb this evening and this thought occurred to me. Could I put two blades in there? I mean not for that more blades equal a better shave nonsense but for the second...
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    My travel razor & toothbrush

    I bought these recently as I wanted some smaller items to travel with. The Wisdom toothbrush works out to be about half the size of standard toothbrush when not in use. The Merkur travel was...
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    I too have also been using natural bone & bristle...

    I too have also been using natural bone & bristle tooth brushes for a couple of years now. I really don't recall the makers, I think I bought them from the usual places though (amazon/eBay) but did...
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    I guess my answer to this would be because your...

    I guess my answer to this would be because your having a bad skin day and you don't want to over irritate your face with two many passes.

    I generally do two shaves with touch ups but on several...
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    Sticky: So many great bikes. I totally love the single...

    So many great bikes. I totally love the single speeds....it kind of agrees with the ethos of this forum, one blade is enough, one fixed gear is enough, haha well not unless you live in a hilly area...
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    Surprised to read my brush is not horse hair...

    Surprised to read my brush is not horse hair actually. I assume boar is acceptable then in these Islamic countries then? To be honest it makes no difference to me at all. I've used the brush a...
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    LIDER shaving brush

    Just spent 12 nights in Turkey and came across this monster in Marmaris market. Cost about 25 Turkish lira. I assume its made in Turkey and probably horse hair rather than boar bristle (Islamic...
  10. I feel you Cutthroat Bill, I bought a Parker 99R...

    I feel you Cutthroat Bill, I bought a Parker 99R Heavy Duty Butterfly Premium Barberpole last year it it sucked ass. I had almost given up entirely on the Indian Parker brand until I bought the...
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    As you can see from this photo, this is how I...

    As you can see from this photo, this is how I resolved this one. An old leather/bakelite shave storage kit made in England. Its not a great fit but its a Wee Scot.
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    I should also add the Merkur travel razor is...

    I should also add the Merkur travel razor is every bit as good as my regular Merkur.
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    and here it is dissasembled-

    and here it is dissasembled-
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    Merkur Travel Razor & Wee Scot

    Just bought the Merkur travel razor to team up with my Simpson Wee Scot. They make for a great travel team. Its hard to explain just how small and compact these are but i've taken a couple of...
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    I think you chaps in America are somewhat spoilt...

    I think you chaps in America are somewhat spoilt for choice when is comes to good grade panama hats. Of course in England its very rarerly warm enough to wear a panama but still nice to own one for...
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    Like many on this forum, i found myself buying...

    Like many on this forum, i found myself buying all sorts of razors both straights & safety razors and vintage & new. This one has become my mainstay and I'm very happy with it.
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    [QUOTE=Jweber76;4805125]Here is my modest...

    [QUOTE=Jweber76;4805125]Here is my modest collection... Four stringers first since I am primarily a bass player.
    http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg299/Jweber76/1336491559465.jpg

    Nice, what is...
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    Perhaps I should buy a lottery ticket this week...

    Perhaps I should buy a lottery ticket this week too and see if Lady luck has finally landed.
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    Free Parker 51!

    At Darlington market today, going through one of the bric-a-brac stalls and found a Glen Miller 78 for 20p, that was'nt however the bargain.....behind the records there was a tin of odds and sods,...
  20. Thread: Linen socks?

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    I did manage to find a company called COS here in...

    I did manage to find a company called COS here in the UK that sell linen socks but not cheap at 5 a pair......I also purchased 3 pairs of bamboo socks from TKMaxx over the weekend. Bamboo caught my...
  21. Thread: Linen socks?

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    Linen socks?

    Any one tried these? My last holiday I took a bundle of light weight cotton socks I bought off ebay and they were terrible, to tight on the calf. I got to thinking that in hotter climates perhaps...
  22. Thread: Cravat?

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    I would aspire to the entire Basil fawlty...

    I would aspire to the entire Basil fawlty look.....he was fantastic no?
  23. Thread: Cravat?

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    Well I think I pulled it off......wore one today...

    Well I think I pulled it off......wore one today at work and it didn't even bat an eyelid so I think I may have got the 'quietly understated' look down rather than the 'loud/fop/bounder'.
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    I was thinking something like this look- 311215

    I was thinking something like this look-

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  25. Thread: Cravat?

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    Cravat?

    Not a big fan of ties but for work i'll happily wear a suit jacket, shirt and jeans. I keep thinking that the open collar shirt looks like its missing something (don't say tie) and i'm thinking about...
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    That's worth knowing lukam, I guess that forces...

    That's worth knowing lukam, I guess that forces you down a particular path where you have to buy the blades from the same company who makes the razor.....now which other famous shaving brand does...
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    Oh man that is one nice shavette. Does it take a...

    Oh man that is one nice shavette. Does it take a standard DE or some other type of blade?
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    Shavettes I think I'm hooked!

    I've mainly used DE safety razors and dabbled for a couple of years in traditional straight razors but recently I purchased a Bluebeard's Revenge shavette off Amazon and absolutely love it. The first...
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    I alternate with a DE Merkur safety razor and my...

    I alternate with a DE Merkur safety razor and my Blue beard shavette. If time is an issue I use my Merkur but love to take my time with a shavette....just a really nice shave. I rarely use my...
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    Interestingly just had my latest check up with my...

    Interestingly just had my latest check up with my dentist too and he said that a manual versus electric toothbrush is not as important as is a persons technique. My teeth were fine, no issues so I...
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    Quite a decent aftershave, recently discovered...

    Quite a decent aftershave, recently discovered after i noticed it on one of my regular clients and so i got a bottle and find it very a refreshing old school scent.
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    I must confess for quite some time now I've gone...

    I must confess for quite some time now I've gone back to using a manual toothbrush with soft bristles and with a decent toothpaste I have'nt experienced any problems (so far). No battery issues, just...
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    Well I haven't visited this thread in ages and...

    Well I haven't visited this thread in ages and last week I ordered a bottle of 'Shaving Shop' aftershave from Taylor of Bond street and lo behold in there latest sales brochure sent with my new...
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    Oddly the result was not quite what I expected....

    Oddly the result was not quite what I expected. After a good few coats of Kiwi burgundy shoe polish they have a vintage cognac look to them.....I like it.
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    Thanks, I'm just looking for a subtle colour...

    Thanks, I'm just looking for a subtle colour change from dark brown to a kind of off burgundy so I'll see how a few coats of burgundy kiwi shoe polish impacts on the original colour.
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    brown brogue question?

    Is it possible to alter the colour of dark brown brogues by applying a lighter shoe polish such as light/mid tan or burgundy? Any one tried this with successful results?
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    I liked the video, could the razor be a Merkur...

    I liked the video, could the razor be a Merkur 38C?
  38. Thread: Parker 99R

    by TenorClef
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    The Parker 99R of course can not be compared with...

    The Parker 99R of course can not be compared with the Thuggery of its Teutonic cousin the Merkur Futur as this is a completely different animal and with a feather blade (!) one can only pray that the...
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    I do like barber pole handles, kind of classy...

    I do like barber pole handles, kind of classy looking. My go to shaver is the Merkur 12C but this new Parker 99R intrigued me. Its definitely on the milder side for shaving but provides a perfectly...
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    Just got a Parker 99R too, its ok actually. Not...

    Just got a Parker 99R too, its ok actually. Not unlike shaving with a Gillette super speed. Nice finish and quality for a razor made in India.
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