"Always go with the grain first.
I find I cut myself only when I accidentally move the razor perpendicular to handle: make sure you move it only parallel to the handle.
One thing that may help with this is holding the razor by the very end of the…"
"The Vincero grey is light enough that dark brown shoes and belt would go well with it, I think, but for a special occasion in the evening, I would go with black shoes.
Another suggestion: since you are wearing a vest, consider suspenders instead of…"
"I don’t mean to sound snarky, but have you considered the possibility that you seem to have more facial hair than your peers only because they have already been shaving for a few years? Don’t most men start shaving younger than 16?"
"Without knowing more about the event (place, attire specified on the invitation, age and lifestyle of the other guests) I can't say for certain that it would be inappropriate, but my first impulse is to say don't wear that unless you are…"
"Definitely knee-high kilt hose with garters and garter flashes. Shorter socks look terrible with kilts. The only way short socks would be excusable is if you are participating in strong-man competition or something like that. For an event with any…"
"I have recently started using Kiehl’s Creme with Silk Groom, which gives a very light hold and does not give you the “wet look.” Just what I’m looking for, but if there is a less costly alternative I would probably switch."
"You have the right idea -- change the blade when it’s noticeably duller. But I’m surprised that you get that much life out of a blade. I change my Astras after about six or seven shaves. What kind of blade do you use?"
"I have used this trick in restaurants several times:
The lanyard has a spring clip on the end, the kind that are often used at business events to hold name tags. I clip to it to the inside sweatband and hang it from the back of the chair or some…"
"When Royal Navy (and RCN, RAN, RNZN, etc.) uniform is worn with swords, the sword belt is worn under a double-breasted jacket, with the scabbard slung on two slings that hang from the sword belt. So it might be possible to pull something…"
""Waistcoat" is just the British English term for "vest," so I'm not sure what you mean by "vest should be a waistcoat style."
But the vest for white tie should have a very low buttoning point, and not be…"
"I seriously doubt that idling more than 30 s will be hard on the engine. What they probably meant to say was that, with newer vehicles, idling a mere 30 s before driving is all you need to do to avoid being hard on your engine. But no amount…"
"That would be the best of all worlds only if money were no object. Unless you live in Hong Kong or Shanghai, a custom-made suit from a local tailor will easily cost four or five times as much as an off-the-rack."
"OK, yes, if were the victim I would it go -- I'm quick to forgive and get on with things. But sometimes when I see scenes of anarchic recklessness I get worked up. And as an occassional cyclist, I don’t like bad cyclists giving all…"
"Let's imagine a few scenarios.
(1) (a) A cyclicst (25 km/h) is riding against traffic, meets a motor vehicle (50 km/h), and because of traffic there is no room to pass. They are coming together at 75 km/h and both (along with any…"
Hi there Dean. Welcome to AoM. Also, I'd like to give you a friendly invite to check out my group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you with us.
"Probably a good idea ... if your wife has the mind of a 5-year-old. Are these wives really too dumb to figure there are risks associated with coal mining or warfighting? Any soldier that hasn't discussed with his wife the…"
"Well said about the absence of high heels on the necks of men.
Its more about a gentlemanly stepping aside, and in a liberal spirit men in previous generations have allowed the women to place their high heels on their necks. It was a manly…"
I've just joined Manliness and don't see a group dedicated to cigar aficionados.Any cigar smokers out there? Let's share experiences, nice smokes, etc.Looking forward to hearing from all of you!See More
"Forgive me, but I'm having a hard time deciding whether or not this is a serious post on three counts: First of all, you call yourself a "proud smoker"...what's to be proud of, Leif? Tobacco addiction is a costly,…"