The Society of Cool!
Yeah your defonatly right there JB my dad was a bit of a ted and he had the cut throat.
I find something very satisfying using one though like something from days gone by.
I still own one of those Gillette razors. they are undestructible. But I don't find the blades in any market. I must say they shave well, but it's easy cut oneself with it, you must have quite practice. The good thing is the multiple uses you can do with the worn blades, I always keep one in my tool box.
I agree there, JB. Nobody I know even uses a cut throat on their face nowadays, unless they want to splash out and go to the barbers to get it done there. I've had a cut throat used on the back of my neck once at some fancy hairdressers a few years back and it was smooth for weeks! The hair cut cost - $75, as done by the owner of the salon - and it was a fantastic job, but I always get the clippers now (since I've moved) and it costs me $50!
It may seem a lot to spend on hair (and I totally agree) but that's women's hair for you!
Well I use a Chinese Straight Sword (Jian) to shave.... that's what real mods use lol
lol I reckon thats what steve marriott wouldve used too!!
I prefer the lawn mower, Andy. But electric, I admit!
I reckon Marriott had no need for a shave up to 1968!
straight razors..i use this one,
which was a gift off an ex gf..
gives a beautiful shave, but takes serious practice and time..tho find i have to use a Gillette disposable to Finnish top lip, just under the nose..if you press to hard tho, you look like you've had a scrap with Freddy Kruger...lol
That looks proper!
Do you use the brush too?
sure do, this one in fact:
and this shaving cream:
lats me ages, and always use a decent after shave balm, as it stings to use till you get used to it, its all about time and preparation, this is a good pre shave lotion:
as i say, it takes perseverance, as the razors are SHARP, and takes practise, so dont expect super smooth shaves at first, but once you master it, you will never go back. (if you find its not for you, the stuff does look good on the bathroom shelf lol)..
buy the best you can afford and always use real badgers hair brushes, not the cheap crap..
dont know if the link worked but heres a pic of a good pre shave...
Ive tried the shaving cream they do,really nice stuff.
Your right though mate its all about taking time with it,quite relaxing in a weird way.
Born and bred in Sheff - beautiful 'things' are still made in this City. I have seen the razors and badger brushes before and they look great. I should treat myself.