Robert M Cox
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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

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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

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

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