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Thread: Straight Razors and Soaps, Creams, lathers oh my

  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Houston, Texas

    Default Straight Razors and Soaps, Creams, lathers oh my

    Ok reading all the posts, I am trying to sort this out...

    I have been using a DE for some time. Works like a charm. Why on earth am I looking at getting a feather I do not know BUT I am.

    I hate to say it but I dont care how its made or how it works. I want to know where I can buy a good soap to get the most enjoyable experience with a feather (straight).

    So I am looking for some honest to goodness "straight" opinions. What works best: soaps, creams, trumpers, TABS, conks, mitchells, glycerine, triple milled, complex clay based soaps loaded with herbs, butters, barks and rare extracts.

    Seriously, I am feeling that after reading some recent posts that there are some other products out there but in my search for the perfect soap I have come up with a soapy residue albeit for a small list that I keep close to me.

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    Creams by Taylor and Truefitt & Hill work for me. The T&H "Ultimate Comfort" cream is very slick, with a faint scent of lavender. Both brands make plenty of lather.

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    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Westchester Co. NY


    Well, I do prefer soaps when using a straight and creams when I used a DE. For me, the soaps allow better feedback from the razor and let me get a slightly closer shave. That's not to say I don't use an occasional cream (this morning was T&H 1805 )

    As for brands, its...up to you. I particularly like TGQ soaps, but also Mama Bear soaps, triple milled European and English soaps ( ). Its hard to say one is always better than another.

    Go for the straight and have fun!


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    Are you specifically looking for a soap, or would you be open to a cream?

    As for soaps, I get good results with Trumpers and Kent/MWF.

    As for creams, I really like JM Fraser.

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    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Lone Star State


    For creams I like Wars, Salter's, C&E Sweet Almond - those are my current favorites for straights. IMHO Salter's and C&E are especially protective.

    For soaps, I like TGQ, and Tabac - at the moment.
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    Apr 2007
    Houston, Texas
    Thread Starter


    I have trumpers, tobs, tabac, conks, mb, tgq, st charles, mitchells, qed

    a plethora of creams, soaps, shave sticks and curious do i need something special for a straight? :)

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    Aug 2005
    San Francisco Bay Area


    Quote Originally Posted by judge View Post
    ...curious do i need something special for a straight? :)
    Bob O.

    "It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt." - Mark Twain

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