I found B&B through a Red Sox discussion board, where one of our off-topic discussions turned from cartridge razors to wet shaving. I had been annoyed with the cost of replacement cartridges for my Mach3, and read a bunch of stuff (kind of haphazzardly) before settling on a kit:
- A near-perfect Gillette Fat Boy (c.1961) picked up on Ebay for less than $50.
- A Parker silvertip badger brush, Proraso soap, and Derby blades from Amazon. (I'll probably also pick up some yellow Gillette 7 O'clocks and feathers, although I plan to wait a bit before using the feathers).
- A styptic pencil and Aquavella from the local drug store.
While I'm waiting for some of this stuff to arrive I've tried to get in the habit of paying more attention and using my Mach3 as I would (will) a DE razor. The wrinkle is that right now when I shave I lather up my entire head, as well as my beard; shaving my head with a DE gave me a little pause, but the time has come to give it a shot