"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 would stay away from the fab trend of anything having "bro" in the title. It sounds like candy ass, ambiguously gay suburbanites trying to reaquire some sense of their own masculinity by changing the oil in someones' car once a…"
"Boxer Carlos Monzón with his friend, Nicolino Locche. Monzon was Undisputed World Middleweight Championship for 7 years. Nicolino "The Untouchable" Loche became Light Welterweight World Champion in 1968."
"Actually, the "Bohemians" the club is named for were originally New York newspaper reporters. Pretty much an American construction based on appreciation of French counterculture of the 1840s. (It would appear the French though…"
"It's worse than that. The original full members of the Bohemian Club were San Francisco newspaper reporters. Not so much a counter-culture group, but more a private after work hangout for the working press. Artists and musicians were allowed as…"