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A connoisseur with only 2 posts? I know not everyone goes on the internet, and there are other shaving forums, but........
LOL at ouch's new tag line.
"Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead..." Buk
While the original poster is hardly "a shaving connoisseur", I appreciate anyone's advice and reviews on products. Welcome to B&B! I am certain that after spending a few weeks in the forum you will quickly discover that you have tested maybe 5% of what is available and the bottom quality of what is available if you get outside of the discount and grocery stores. Come up to the finer things my friend!
"Look Sharp... Feel Sharp... Be Sharp!" TOFLAC-U, BOTSS, SSB, Order of Pinaud
Welcome to B&B. Lots of information here.
Yes, not everyone agrees with you, but welcome.
The more AS's you try, the richer your experience.
My wallet is in the hospital...
Does Aqua Velvet come with a free painting of Jesus or Elvis?
I'm not even going to say anything. Going to pull up a chair. Might be better than the dead badger thread, anyone want to do some lunch. This might become a classic
I wanna know what he thinks of the Veg and Williams.
Hey Golden Boy,
You have come in for a good ribbing but please take it in the clubhouse spirit in which it was intended. Most of these guys are hopped up on a potent mixture of macallans, illegally smuggled cigars from Cuba, rare vintage Penhaligons tallow soap and it's all been washed down with double chasers of the Veg and 30 year old NOS Old Spice. Plus, I am nearly dead certain that the Man called Ouch (if he is indeed a "man" as we mortals understand such creatures) has been out back sniffing Arko. They are yanking the chain you laid out in front of them in the gentlest way they know.
Stick around and you will be poorer in wallet, richer in aftershaves and, eventually, a real connoisseur. You might even make friends if you leave a full bottle of the veg out by your trash at night and don't make any quick jerky movements.
The Definition of a Gentleman: Someone who is never rude, except on purpose.
I'm gonna grab a chair, this is pretty entertaining.
And, IMO, AV is great
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I can't grab a chair, but it is highly entertaining.
Friend, you have come to the right place.
I've been there, buddy. I've been in the darkness, thinking I could find salvation in a bottle of Proctor and Gamble lotion. I've wandered by myself, seeking answers on retail shelves, lured by the claims on the back of those fancy bottles.
I've felt the pain after another bad shave, and thought that maybe the answer was to soothe it away with something that those womenfolk would use, 'cause they know about skin care, right? I know the shame of sneaking something out of the wife's stash in my desperate search for relief.
You are probably astonished at the responses you've gotten to your well meaning post. You've looked long and hard, like I did, and when you find even a little improvement, you think that you've climbed the mountain. I found that I'd only tripped over the molehill.
I'm not laughing at you, friend, because I had to walk that path, like most every other guys on this forum. The knowledge to be found herein is incredible. One of the gents who replied to your post was so taken by the whole aftershave thing that he now makes and markets his own excellent product. Others have tried aftershaves from the four corners of the earth, and even from years gone by. These guys have forgotten more than I will ever know.
Take the ribbing in good humor, like it's intended to be taken. Stick around and be amazed.
If somebody had told me that an aftershave was the exclamation point at the end of a sublime experience, instead of the band-aid you slapped on after another day's butchery, I'd have thought they were pulling my leg.
If somebody had told me that you can that a simple thing like an aftershave could contain nostalgia, masculinity and tradition, all wrapped up in a package that does indeed soothe and refresh, I'd have thought they were joking.
A good splash or balm is a thing of beauty, but it's only a part of the package. Believe it or not, you may well find that instead of an itching annoyance, the daily shave can become a Zen-like focal point of self awareness, a launching point for a whole new outlook that takes the self control demanded by the razor's edge and lets you apply it to a thousand other things you do. In a world where manliness has become a punch-line, you may discover that the ritual of a traditional wet shave allows you to rediscover what it was meant to be, focused, relaxed and confident, not something you buy but something you know.
It may not be for everybody, but if it clicks, it's an awakening.
By the way, I really like that "Aqua Velvet" thing. If somebody makes it, I'll buy it.
Last edited by Topgumby; 08-20-2012 at 09:02 PM.
"He must be a king. He hasn't got Williams all over 'im!" - cb91710
I spend my knights at the Veg Table.