"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
"Exactly what Joe said!
She is clearly interested.
Make sure you have a specific plan for the date. Suggest a day and time but let her ultimately decide that based on her schedule.
FOR GOD"S SAKE do NOT text! "
"Thanks guys. I didn't realize that braided belts were okay for professional attire.
I also didn't realize the thrift shops were a good place to look for quality belts. We are a small town, and have no cobblers or leather shops here…"
"Hasn't it though? I only took one picture although they asked us to wear suits for the guys and dresses for the girls and the school photographer took the picture. Now it's "spend thousands trying to get that perfect…"
"If you can afford it purchase good belts from places like Eddy Bauer or other higher end stores. The reason is that although you're paying $40 to $50 a belt it will last you much longer. If a belt at Walmart costs you $20 and over…"