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mantic59 replied to Jared Christensen's discussion Shaving Soaps
"What kind of scents do you enjoy and what is your budget?"
Sep 23, 2013
mantic59 replied to Michael Sauer's discussion Old School After Shave
"That's weird, I've found Clubman Bay Rum in several groceries and drug store chains here in TX.  Sally Beauty supply carries it sometimes too."
Jul 31, 2013
mantic59 replied to Tim Campbell's discussion Favorite smell for shave soap?
"My favorite scents include Truefitt & Hill Trafalgar (and Grafton too, though both may be a little on the "old man" side, 1805 is a "younger" smell), Crabtree & Evelyn Sienna (a lot of people like Nomad too), Speick, and…"
Mar 19, 2013
mantic59 replied to Hyrum Higgins's discussion Switching to a Safety Razor
"There are a few OK razors for under $30: the Lord L6 and the ReMei are under $15 and will do for a start.  For $15-$30 there's the Wilkinson Sword, the Feather Popular, and the Weishi.  You can find all those razors on Amazon.…"
Mar 11, 2013
mantic59 replied to Josh Lowe's discussion Saftey Razor Blades
"I think if you are satisfied with the build quality of your razor and it's not way too aggressive or way too gentle for you (no matter what blade you use), stick with what you have to reduce the number of variables."
Feb 12, 2013
mantic59 replied to Josh Lowe's discussion Saftey Razor Blades
"Blades are a very "personal" selection--what may work well for me may be terrible for you.  Try a variety of blades (several vendors offer "sample packs") to see what works for you."
Jan 21, 2013
mantic59 replied to Josey Orr's discussion DE Safety Razor
"What price point are you shooting for?  As for design, a safety bar (vs. open comb) head and a deeply textured handle would be nice for me."
Jan 10, 2013
mantic59 replied to Anthony Newnam's discussion Electric vs DE razors
"I used an electric razor (rotary style) for 30 years (until I saw the light).  As along as I shaved every day there wasn't really a problem with it except for never getting a particularly close shave (nowhere near a DE).  If I let my…"
Nov 1, 2012
mantic59 replied to Mike F's discussion watching a wet shave in the group Wet Shaving (No Spam!)
"...and I'm on AOM too.  :)"
Aug 27, 2012
mantic59 replied to Scott Tringali's discussion Is it worth investing in a good shaving brush?
"There is a huge difference between "pure" badger and "super" badger.  The difference between "super" and "silvertip" is much less dramatic (IMHO)."
Aug 12, 2012
mantic59 replied to Jacob Daniel's discussion Help With Lather! in the group Real Shaving
"Yes, you definitely want to try some test lathers "to destruction."  Start with way too little water and slowly add a bit at a time (do this in a bowl so it's easier to see) until the little "holes" in the brush close…"
Aug 8, 2012
mantic59 replied to The Okie's discussion Question about LORD Safety Razors... in the group Real Shaving
"The quality is in-line with the price.  I have one and it actually shaves pretty well (for me) but I doubt it will become an heirloom to be passed down generations.  :)"
Apr 30, 2012
mantic59 replied to The Okie's discussion Where to get a good safety razor... in the group Real Shaving
"By coincidence I just posted an article about inexpensive, "entry level" traditional shaving products that might help: http://sharpologist.com/2012/04/16-inexpensive-entries.html but of course most of the razor products can't be…"
Apr 17, 2012
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Mar 1, 2012
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Feb 27, 2012
Joseph Victor Newman left a comment for mantic59
"Hey there, I recently bought my first DE, but my issue is with my GEM 1912 SE my mom got me. I hate to be 'that guy' and make a comment with a link to the issue, but I have three pages of html to code tonight, so I have to be brief.…"
Feb 24, 2012

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Advocating "Manly" (Classic/Traditional) Wet Shaving

Posted on April 29, 2009 at 1:24pm 2 Comments

I admit it. I'm a raving advocate for classic/traditional shaving. I shaved with an electric razor for 30+ years until one day I got an old-style barber shave. The results were so dramatic, literally life-changing, that I immersed myself in the "hobby." I even started producing videos on how to shave properly. I received many, many comments thanking me (yeah, and a few snarks and hates too). I almost feel like a "born again preacher" trying to… Continue

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At 12:22am on February 24, 2012, Joseph Victor Newman said…

Hey there, I recently bought my first DE, but my issue is with my GEM 1912 SE my mom got me. I hate to be 'that guy' and make a comment with a link to the issue, but I have three pages of html to code tonight, so I have to be brief. http://community.artofmanliness.com/xn/detail/2357106:BlogPost:1155373?xg_source=activity

At 10:24am on August 16, 2010, Ian MacManus said…
Thanks very much for your youtube videos. They are what gave me the confidence to convert.
At 4:54pm on June 23, 2010, justin cieslinski said…
I love all your You tube Videos
At 10:31pm on June 5, 2010, bkb said…
I love to wet shave, but I have given away the "foam" years ago for a shaving oil. I have used them all but now use one from Australia called Ozeoil (ozeoil.com) it is my current favourite. Keep up the great work
At 4:28am on March 24, 2010, Michael J. Austin said…
HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!
At 10:08pm on January 12, 2010, Jimmy said…
Thank you for your YouTube videos. I just got my first DE razor set and will have my first "real" shave tomorrow thanks to your videos and the good folks here at AoM!
At 5:42pm on January 11, 2010, Jeremy said…
I just switched to a DE razor and saw a few of your videos on YouTube. Thanks for the great information!
 
 
 

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