Robert M Cox
  • Male
  • Frisco, TX
  • United States
Share on Facebook
Share

Robert M Cox's Discussions

straight razor shaving is it worth the cost

Started this discussion. Last reply by Connor Lawrence Oct 19, 2011. 24 Replies

Barber School vs Cosmetology School

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chuck Knight Aug 2, 2011. 11 Replies

MANLINESS CHARITIES

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Kerwin Sep 3, 2009. 2 Replies

 

Robert M Cox's Page

Latest Activity

Connor Lawrence replied to Robert M Cox's discussion straight razor shaving is it worth the cost
"Boker is a great manufacturer!"
Oct 19, 2011
Robert M Cox replied to Robert M Cox's discussion straight razor shaving is it worth the cost
"Is a "boker" it was a gift not sure where she got it"
Oct 19, 2011
Shahan replied to Robert M Cox's discussion straight razor shaving is it worth the cost
"Hi Rob,   If the razor was sold as "shave-ready", then you should be able to shave with it right out of the box. If not, you'll need to strop it. And if you need to strop it, you may well have to sharpen it first. You can buy a…"
Oct 19, 2011
Connor Lawrence replied to Robert M Cox's discussion straight razor shaving is it worth the cost
"Robert, Glad to hear you picked up a straight razor! There are two types of pastes used in straight razor shaving. One is a strop paste. This is basically leather conditioner for your strop. This generally isn't necessary unless your strop goes…"
Oct 18, 2011
Robert M Cox replied to Robert M Cox's discussion straight razor shaving is it worth the cost
"So I bought a straight razor and a strop.  Do I need to buy the composite paste for it or is it ready to use.  If the blade is honed already I don't need to use the strop yet, right?"
Oct 18, 2011
Robert M Cox replied to Aaron Wolfenbarger's discussion Shave of the Day in the group Real Shaving
"Deauville hotel and resort in Miami Beach FL there is Leslie's Barber shop. It was like stepping back in time everything from the walls to the chairs were original from when the hotel was built 1957. I got my hair trimmed and a shave, very cool."
Oct 14, 2011
Brian Splash replied to Robert M Cox's discussion straight razor shaving is it worth the cost
"Just did a google search on the soap , and l was so off the mark with the name , its  " woodys meet & potatoes " ."
Oct 1, 2011
Brian Splash replied to Robert M Cox's discussion straight razor shaving is it worth the cost
"l bought three razors , a stone and a strop , at an antique store for $100 bucks , the brush and soap on line for $60 , but l could have gotten it cheaper on ebay , had l wanted second hand . l have pics of my razors in my photos . As for the…"
Oct 1, 2011
Connor Lawrence replied to Robert M Cox's discussion straight razor shaving is it worth the cost
"The thing I like most about wet shaving is the ritual and the skill of it, and you get some degree of both whether you're using a DE razor or a straight razor. If you somewhat enjoy shaving now, learning the art (maybe task is a…"
Oct 1, 2011
Chuck Knight replied to Robert M Cox's discussion Barber School vs Cosmetology School
"Try this list for a selection of barber colleges.  Most of them have been around for years.  There are also schools in the surrounding areas, including McKinney, Sherman, and the other direction…"
Aug 2, 2011
James L replied to Robert M Cox's discussion straight razor shaving is it worth the cost
"You are correct when comparing to a crappy, modern cartridge.   However, there is little difference in cost or quality of shave when compared to a DE razor.  I spent $15 on a gross of blades that have lasted me a year and a half so far,…"
Jul 30, 2011
Stephen replied to Robert M Cox's discussion straight razor shaving is it worth the cost
"Certainly it's better for you but don't just do it because eventually it's cheaper than the most expensive disposable razors on the market. I'm currently saving money on razors but spending more on better quality shaving…"
Jul 30, 2011
Chris Bialobrzewski replied to Robert M Cox's discussion straight razor shaving is it worth the cost
"You will make your money back in the first year of shaving. With a straight razor you never have to replace the blade, which means that if you shave with the Fusion and a pack of replacement cartridges cost $50 then most. Likely in the first year…"
Jul 30, 2011
Chuck Knight replied to Robert M Cox's discussion Barber School vs Cosmetology School
"There are plenty of barber schools in Dallas, and they're licensed differently than cosmetologists.  As I understand it, the hygiene standards alone, are far more stringent for barbers.  And only barbers are allowed to use a…"
Jul 30, 2011
Timothy F. Miller Jr. replied to Robert M Cox's discussion straight razor shaving is it worth the cost
"If you are referring to the cost being worth it, it depends on how often you shave and how soon you are looking for return on your investment. If you have a thicker beard and need to replace your blades each time you shave, that will also play a…"
Jul 29, 2011
Shahan replied to Robert M Cox's discussion straight razor shaving is it worth the cost
"Straight shaving. Is it expensive? NO.   Is it worth the cost? YES.   If you can buy all (or most) of your stuff second-hand, you can save a lot of money. Not a single piece of shaving-kit that I own, apart from the brush and the soap, is…"
Jul 29, 2011

Profile Information

Interests
Man Stuff:
Sports
Fitness
Good Food
Women
Etc....
Books
Charriots of the Gods
Chaos
Movies
Rio Bravo - THE BEST MOVIE EVER!!!
Music
Frank Sinatra
Dean Martin
Sammy Davis Jr.
Beatles
Rolling Stones
Counting Crows
Dave Matthews Band
Hootie & the Blowfish
Quote
A man's sense of self is defined through his ability to achieve results.

Comment Wall (2 comments)

You need to be a member of Art of Manliness to add comments!

Join Art of Manliness

At 3:36pm on August 24, 2009, Shaun Daws said…
Welcome to AoM Robert!
At 11:25pm on August 23, 2009, thehuhman said…
Welcome to the AoM Community, Robert. We're glad you're here.
 
 
 

Latest Activity

Tim Covone joined Herb Munson's group
Thumbnail

The Great Debate

"Iron sharpens iron." A place for men to impact each other by debate and exchange of ideas. This is a group where no ideas are off limits. If your motto is, "I never talk about politics or religion," this group is probably not for you. A "gym" for thinkers.See More
2 hours ago
Native Son replied to Sir's discussion US Presidential primaries in the group The Great Debate
"Welcome to the wonderul world of retail politicking.   "
2 hours ago
N Fan posted a discussion

I could have died while hiking today, don't be stupid like me

I have a cautionary tale for my fellow outdoorsmen out there. I went hiking solo today through some less traveled canyons near where I live. I unknowingly ended up off trail and was aggressively bouldering to get up and around some obstacles, mainly a decent sized waterfall. I kept pushing because I thought this was my route, and the knowledge that I wouldn't need to go down because I was on a loop. Anyway, I finally got up the bulk of it and couldn't find anything that resembled a trail.…See More
3 hours ago
Lou commented on Matthew Jones's group Real Shaving
"Good evening gentleman, just purchased an inexpensive safety razor along w/a 3 pc.set of shave soap from Walgreens. The razor appears similar to what my granddaddy use to use. I must need some practice, the first shave although effective, ultimately…"
3 hours ago
Profile IconLou and dean roger weber joined Matthew Jones's group
Thumbnail

Real Shaving

For all those who know the pleasure, ritual and value of a real shave.See More
3 hours ago
Lou joined Nolan Poulson's group
Thumbnail

The Barbershop

It's just seems natural that Art of Manliness should have a barbershop group.  My intent of this group is to gather and share general thoughts and experiences concerning barbershops. Anything from a good barbershop that you have found  to pictures and stories of shops you have visited to discussing anything barbershop.  See More
3 hours ago
Sir Edmund replied to Bruce Uall's discussion What can we do to Increase Acceptance of Shirtlessness in the group The Shirtless Man
"I was told at a young age that I wasn't good looking enough to go without a shirt, so that made me afraid to be seen shirtless in public places for several years, until a friend of mine helped give me the self confidence to never mind what…"
4 hours ago
dean roger weber joined David Zinner's group
Thumbnail

Kentucky

An AoM group dedicated to the fine southern gentlemen living in the Commonwealth.
4 hours ago

© 2016   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service