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    Default Shaving Towel?

    It seems adding a towel is the next step in my shaving evolution and looking around I was wondering what people were using?

    Is one material or weave better than another?
    Ferris

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    Just a regular ol' cotton washcloth will do. No need to overthink it.
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    Default Quick note

    FYI - I am a bachelor without much in the way of linens, so regardless I am going to have to buy something. Also as a bachelor I have the luxury of funding my new hobby without repercussions, so lets have at it.
    Ferris

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    i have a custom name embroidered gold towel next to the sink. great for fast hand drying for straight razor shaving

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    i use microfiber towels..
    --Jon. "Love me some 14s"

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    Soft cotton towels & washcloths from TJ Maxx and Bed Bath & Beyond.

    Don't skimp on towels. Get nice stuff.
    "I call this the dog scratch!"

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    Welcome to B&B! I'm not sure that anything is to be gained over a high quality cotton hand towel and wash cloth, but I welcome proof of anything better!
    "An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools." Hemingway "The pipe gives the wise man time to think and the fool something to stick in his mouth." C. S. Lewis

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    Quote Originally Posted by nortac View Post
    I'm not sure that anything is to be gained over a high quality cotton hand towel and wash cloth, but I welcome proof of anything better!
    They feel better is why I went with them. They weren't really outrageously expensive, either.
    "I call this the dog scratch!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZJ68 View Post
    They feel better is why I went with them. They weren't really outrageously expensive, either.
    I made my post before seeing yours. I use some old Ralph Lauren cotton towels and wash cloths that I've had for several years, don't know where they came from.
    "An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools." Hemingway "The pipe gives the wise man time to think and the fool something to stick in his mouth." C. S. Lewis

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    I use these, you have to wash them a few times to get the stiffness out but they are great.....

    http://stores.atlantabarber.com/-str...nen/Detail.bok
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    regular terrycloth cotton works fine
    ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferris View Post
    It seems adding a towel is the next step in my shaving evolution and looking around I was wondering what people were using?

    Is one material or weave better than another?
    I went to Bed Bath and Beyond and found a pack of 12X12 small washcloths and use those. I paid about $6 for a pack or 4 or so.
    " I always use an aftershave lotion with little or no alcohol... because alcohol dries your face out and makes you look older " - Patrick Bateman

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    Thicker terrycloth works for me. I like hand towel size, since I'm a messy shaver.
    Eric V

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    I had been using a black wash cloth, and once one day used a white towel. I realized from the blood spots on it, I had a few tiny weepers I did not realize were there. So a white towel might tell you just how close your shave is, where a black one won't show any spots like that.

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    I use 15" x 23" cotton barber towels I picked up at atlantabarber. The larger size makes for a great hot wet steam on the old face before and after.
    Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí

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    Welcome to B&B. Terry cloth towels or whatever my wife buys works fine for me. She usually gets them at Costco or some outlet store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveNJ74 View Post
    I went to Bed Bath and Beyond and found a pack of 12X12 small washcloths and use those. I paid about $6 for a pack or 4 or so.
    +1 here.
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    I've been toying with the idea of trying a Shamwow in the hopes that it would hold the hot water better. I've used them in the past as fever towels when my daughter had a high fever and they worked well from a standpoint of holding water without dripping everywhere, but I haven't remembered to bring one up to the bathroom at night to try the next morning as yet. This might push me over the edge to give it a whirl.
    Jason

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    DR Harris have a range of face cloths and towels that are 100%, 640gm luxury cotton. Available in white and black direct from the UK website, also from Classic Shaving. Don't have any myself... ... yet...
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    It's just Bounty paper towels for me.
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