"I have one of these GEM micromatics. I first learned how to use a safety razor with it a few years ago. I'd say it's not the most user friendly right out of the gate. There are definitely more forgiving razors out there but…"
"I have been shaving every other day with one of three Micromatics for the past year. I have two clog-prufs and one classic. As long as I'm careful, I can avoid cuts and achieve some of the closest shaves.
In my opinion, the trick is to keep the…"
"I did a lot of reading last night, and this morning gave it another go. There are some things to learn about safety razors before just diving in, it seems. Damn this thing shaves close. No nicks or cuts, no irritation.
I have an old Gem Micromatic, exactly like the one in the third photo in the bakelite case here: http://wiki.badgerandblade.com/MicromaticI used this once a really long time ago. It was awful. Now, I wouldn't hesitate to chalk that up to bad technique or a cheap blade. But does anyone use these daily? Is there a secret I'm missing?See More
"I agree that the second photo is all wrong. I also agree that you and your friend look dashing in your hats.
But please elaborate on Picture #1 in your "What Not To Do" category. Is it just the one-inch brim? I have a…"
"And they say today's kids are sheltered. We got instructions from the photography business. Avoid bright colors (including white) and patterns (including stripes). Bright colors and patterns don't photograph well. …"