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Post by freebill » Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:17 am

I bet 99% of all male members in this forum are not even aware of classic wet shave :D

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safety_razor

some safety razor brands are: muhle, edwin jagger, merkur

I would recommend closed comb razors for the beginners, such as muhle r89;
http://www.muehle-shaving.com/en/Shop/T ... metal.html

everybody recommends badger hair (pure, best or silvertip) shaving brushes, but some people may prefer cheaper synthetic ones

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shave_brush

be careful about pony (or horse) hair brush, 'coz it may contain anthrax :D
https://www.fuzzjunket.com/he-got-anthr ... ing-brush/

classic wet shave is both more economical on the long rung and much much more comfortable than disposable razors, some of which also have sticky lubricating strips on
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Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:23 am

I never use shaving cream, I shave after I shower. Beard doesn't get any softer than that. Shaving cream is a con, or for tub bathers.
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Post by TJrandom » Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:00 am

I shave as the near-final act of showering, using any shampoo or soap that is available. No mirror needed, no bruch needed, no special shaving cream needed.

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Post by Gord » Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:01 am

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:I never use shaving cream, I shave after I shower. Beard doesn't get any softer than that. Shaving cream is a con, or for tub bathers.
Same here. But I don't shave any more, except to even out the weirdness once in a while.

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Post by freebill » Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:13 am

shaving soap or cream is not for softening the beard only, it functions as a lubricant also




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Post by ElectricMonk » Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:29 am

To improve the shaving result, I use 3blades. Granted, it's tricky to hold 3 razors in on hand, but practice makes perfect.

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Post by Poodle » Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:45 am

I'm with Gord - full beard.

It saves money, saves the environment, and provides a place to keep interesting bits of soup. Not only that, but it's warmer in winter, thus saving on heating bills. The advantages of a full beard are too numerous to list here - all human beings should have one.

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Post by TJrandom » Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:14 am

Poodle wrote:I'm with Gord - full beard.

It saves money, saves the environment, and provides a place to keep interesting bits of soup. Not only that, but it's warmer in winter, thus saving on heating bills. The advantages of a full beard are too numerous to list here - all human beings should have one.
Erm... I prefer women without full beards. And babies... newborns, please NO!

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Post by Poodle » Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:38 am

TJrandom wrote:Erm... I prefer women without full beards. And babies... newborns, please NO!
Humans are very adaptable. You'd soon get used to it. Imagine all of humanity - man, woman and child - marching along singing "Hi ho, hi ho .... .....".

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A woman,
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Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:06 pm

My lady friends say they like kissing a guy with a bit of beard, let's them know they're kissing a man. I suggested they just turn the lights on.
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You have lights in your cave?

The US must be a wonderful place.

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Poodle wrote:You have lights in your cave?

The US must be a wonderful place.
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Post by Austin Harper » Sun Jun 05, 2016 4:13 pm

I have a Riker-type beard which I trim with an electric trimmer about once a month. I also use a razor to clean up the edges about once a week. I've had this beard since I was maybe 19 except for one summer when I was working construction and had sideburns and a VanDyke because I had to be able to get a respirator mask to seat properly on my face around my mouth and nose. I also shaved once 5 years ago because it had been over 100 degrees for too many days in a row and I needed a break.
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Post by Gord » Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:09 pm

Poodle wrote:I'm with Gord - full beard.

It saves money, saves the environment, and provides a place to keep interesting bits of soup. Not only that, but it's warmer in winter, thus saving on heating bills. The advantages of a full beard are too numerous to list here - all human beings should have one.
You don't know what you're missing. Babies have the softest beards.
Austin Harper wrote:I have a Riker-type beard which I trim with an electric trimmer about once a month.
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Post by Matthew Ellard » Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:47 pm

On September 30, 331BC, as Alexander the Great prepared for a decisive showdown with the Persian emperor for control of Asia. On that day, he ordered his men to shave. Yet from time immemorial in Greek culture, a smooth chin on a grown man had been taken as a sign of effeminacy or degeneracy. What can explain this unprecedented command? When the commander Parmenio asked the reason, according to the ancient historian Plutarch, Alexander replied, “Don’t you know that in battles there is nothing handier to grasp than a beard?”

Until King Alexander gives me orders, saying otherwise, I'm remaining clean shaven.

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Post by Gord » Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:44 am

You'd have an easier time grasping me by my eyebrows.
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Post by Matthew Ellard » Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:19 am

Gord wrote:You'd have an easier time grasping me by my eyebrows.
Tricked you! So you really are an ancient Persian soldier! I knew it. :D
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Post by Gord » Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:44 am

Yeah, but you have a pig on your shield, so I win.
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Gord wrote:Yeah, but you have a pig on your shield, so I win.
What do you mean? I simply have a very small and ugly cat and that's him leaping to my defence 2,300 years ago.

You don't read much history, do you? It was in all the newspapers at the time.

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A cat named Porky. Dude you're literally shielded by figurative bacon.
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Gord wrote:A cat named Porky. Dude you're literally shielded by figurative bacon.
Don't be a boar, Gord.
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I've had a beard since high school. I shaved once in 1974 on a whim. I decided that was too much like work, so I haven't done that since. I trim it with a beard trimmer when the spirit moves me, which is now and then.
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OlegTheBatty wrote:I've had a beard since high school. I shaved once in 1974 on a whim. I decided that was too much like work, so I haven't done that since. I trim it with a beard trimmer when the spirit moves me, which is now and then.
So that's not really you in the photo, then?

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Poodle wrote:
OlegTheBatty wrote:I've had a beard since high school. I shaved once in 1974 on a whim. I decided that was too much like work, so I haven't done that since. I trim it with a beard trimmer when the spirit moves me, which is now and then.
So that's not really you in the photo, then?
It is me, but I photoshopped it so I could post incognito.
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Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:09 pm

I've had a beard most of the time since 1970. I had to cut mine on July 15th because of surgery to my jaw. I only shaved once. Now it's five inches long. (Lame jokes follow.)
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Post by freebill » Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:53 pm

I see that many members who are considered as male do not comment; interesting

either they do not have any beard, or they're female

scrmbld; don't you have some beard?? not even some hair/bristle somewhere?? :D

OR; oh my god, are you female?? :D

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Post by freebill » Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:08 pm

you think all razor blades are the same

definitely not;

http://www.westcoastshaving.com/Razor-Blades_c_7.html

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Poodle wrote:
OlegTheBatty wrote:I've had a beard since high school. I shaved once in 1974 on a whim. I decided that was too much like work, so I haven't done that since. I trim it with a beard trimmer when the spirit moves me, which is now and then.
So that's not really you in the photo, then?
That's him in 1974...

...and now:
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Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Gord wrote:A cat named Porky. Dude you're literally shielded by figurative bacon.
Don't be a boar, Gord.
I'm only bristly 'cause the mice haven't trimmed their lawn lately.
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Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:31 am

My goatee is currently five inches long, measured from the chin. It has been growing for eleven months today. I don't go for a full beard because I shave my head rather than go to a barber. Stupid idea, paying someone to do the same thing over and over again when you KNOW it won't fix the problem. Buzz cuts have saved me lots of money, no small amount of time, and enough money to buy The Balvenie when I want a drop of the fine.
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Post by OlegTheBatty » Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:34 pm

scrmbldggs wrote:
Poodle wrote:
OlegTheBatty wrote:I've had a beard since high school. I shaved once in 1974 on a whim. I decided that was too much like work, so I haven't done that since. I trim it with a beard trimmer when the spirit moves me, which is now and then.
So that's not really you in the photo, then?
That's him in 1974...

...and now:
:-P
My highschool yearbook photo! Where did you find that?
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Post by Poodle » Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:40 pm

Could have been your highschool yearbook?

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Post by Matthew Ellard » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:10 am

I'm confused. The photo is of Gord, about ten years ago , is it not?

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I was never vampiric. A little ghoulish, yes, and occasionally zombified. Once I was very mummy-like though.
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Post by Flash » Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:03 am

Beards are wonderful and useful. They can be full of little crawly animals and months old cheese. A real woman must love to kiss a man with a zoo and a food supply on his face.
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Post by OutOfBreath » Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:14 am

This place is like the bearded musketeers. Who'd a thunk it. Although beard is getting popular again. All the hipsters look like muslims these days.

Bearded myself. Full beard, but keep it to the even length of about an inch or so using a trimmer biweekly and shaving the edges. I could probably go undercover in the 70s anytime. :)

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Post by Matthew Ellard » Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:13 am

I can't believe this. It appears most of the male forum members have beards.

I imagined all of you looking like Carl Sagan.
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(I can't grow a beard. It would take a year.)

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Matthew Ellard wrote:(I can't grow a beard. It would take a year.)
It took me 51.
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Post by Matthew Ellard » Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:57 am

Matthew Ellard wrote:(I can't grow a beard. It would take a year.)
Gord wrote:It took me 51.
Well let me me compliment you. You are a somewhat handsome fellow.

(I'm saying that in a "male to male" manner, like two blokes checking out a car)
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