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Old 03-21-2010, 09:56 PM   #181
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and legs (1x/week)
Why?
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Old 03-22-2010, 02:53 AM   #182
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Shaving snobs? Only on advrider.
Oh no. Ask Rider, he ran into a shaving forum full of 'em a couple years back.
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Old 03-22-2010, 03:43 AM   #183
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I got a NOS Gillette Double edge Safety razor at a rummage sale for a dollar!

Havn't regretted it ever since!

This thing will last for years.And at 1.30/ 10 blades, I don't cheap out when replacing them, or stretch them longer than what they should be.


Sure, it takes a bit longer time to shave, but it is kinda like me riding old-school bikes, sometimes the time spent on the side of the road is the most satisfying!
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:48 AM   #184
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I only shave a cpl times a week @ most but all I will use is the Sensor Excel. Tried a bunch of razors & they were usually the "starter" packs you buy to try the model. The wife used to buy me a new one every year for my stocking @ Christmas. Once I tried the Sensor, I told her she was done and that only got changed when they came out with the Excel version. I finally had to replace mine a little while ago and it was difficult to find a new handle and I haven't liked any of the newer models I have tried. When I finally found them I picked up 3. Should be good until some time in my 70's

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Old 03-22-2010, 06:09 AM   #185
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From a man who wore a beard for most of his adult life-



Minus the straight razors which are tucked away deeply in case I start drinking again.

Somewhere down the line I lost my Dad's shaving mug.

But the straights belonged to my Granddaddy.

And I use the Fusion. Less damage while I'm shaving half-asleep.
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:16 AM   #186
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:48 AM   #187
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Unfortunately, I am not allowed to have a beard where I work.

Bastards

Like you, I have "evolved" to newer razors as the one's I had have become obsolete. I currently use the Fusion (non-powered version). It works well.

I tried going back to the Mach Three, as the blades are cheaper. Can't do it, they suck in comparison to the Fusion. They really do improve the damn things with each new version.

Bastards

The price of the cartridges is outrageous. Pisses me off every time I buy the damned things. I've tried cheaper versions, disposables, they suck. I can't use an electric razor, I've never found one that shaves worth a damn.

Bastards.

However, I have found one thing that makes shaving much more enjoyable...so much so I won't shave without it, it makes that big a difference: C.Bigelow Shaving Cream

Finish it off with some classic Bay Rum aftershave: Bay Rum

Your face will thank you.
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Old 03-22-2010, 07:08 AM   #188
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Still using the original Sensor handle I bought almost 15 years ago, but its getting harder to find the blade refils around here... might have to consider one of those safety razors.

Started using these awhile back - one of these soap bowls will last me easily 1.5-2 years each... love it!


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Old 03-22-2010, 07:10 AM   #189
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Gillette sent me a fancy-dan five-blade Fusion razor for free in the mail about three years ago. I have no idea why. Before then, I would take the free one- or two-blade disposable razors from the hotel bathrooms and use them for several months.

I gotta say, that Fusion razor is REALLY nice. So nice in fact that I used it for about three years before I finally decided maybe it was worth spending $14 on a five-pack of blades. I put in a new blade and WOW that thing shaves nice. I'm thinking that maybe I should change the blade more often, perhaps even ANNUALLY!

I lather up and apply shaving soap with a boar bristle brush (that I inherited from my father).
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Old 03-22-2010, 07:16 AM   #190
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Started using these awhile back - one of these soap bowls will last me easily 1.5-2 years each... love it!


SWEET ! I have that SAME set - but in BLUE !



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Old 03-22-2010, 07:26 AM   #191
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old fashioned single blade double edged razors work very very well.

buy a quality one, strip it and dry blade after use, make sure to use a good soap and really let it work into your beard to soften the bristles. that part is important!
HOT water on a towel helps to make it a better shave by causing the pores to relax.

there was a reason a shave took so long back in the day at a Barbershop... it was done properly!
No they don't.

Other than nostalga, there's no reason to use a straight blade. Everyone who tells you they get a better shave with one of these is trying to convince themselves as much as they're trying to convince you.

If you want to use one, good on ya. Enjoy it. Buck the trend, be different.

Just don't try to convince anyone that the shave is "better".

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Old 03-22-2010, 07:28 AM   #192
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This guy shares the same sentiment as the OP:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...le_Lifestyle_5

I just picked up a double edged safety razor, a Merkur. Sample pack of 60 blades set me back 14 bucks, but they should get cheaper once I figure out which brand works the best for me. Bought in bulk they're less than a dime each. I don't expect to make another blade purchase anytime soon.

I've got a thick beard and the straight blade has no problem slicing though it. Certainly better than the Fusion or Mach3. It takes some getting used to because you have to make a few passes instead of scraping it all off your face at once like the Fusion.


Got the red one.
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Old 03-22-2010, 07:30 AM   #193
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Just don't try to convince anyone that the shave is "better".

I also want a straight razor ... when i retire.

It takes a long time to take care of that thing.
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Old 03-22-2010, 07:38 AM   #194
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I'm stuck with buying into a whole "new-n-improved" model every couple of years.
keep the ecomony going.....updated model #72 is on the books when model #2 comes out. it;s like DTV.

bic twins for $2 per 12pack work for me....shave in the shower....

a shave only lasts a few hours anyway.

BTW I have a few peral handle antique straight razors that were my grandpa's...he died in 1961.....he shaved every day with them...and he was blind BTW
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Old 03-22-2010, 07:39 AM   #195
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I also want a straight razor ... when i retire.

It takes a long time to take care of that thing.

yeah but you don't want it for shaving
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