-  [WT]  [PS]  [Home] [Manage]

Posting mode: Reply
  1.   (reply to 773)
  2. (for post and file deletion)
/class/ - The Finer Things
  • Supported file types are: GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBM
  • Maximum file size allowed is 1000 KB.
  • Images greater than 200x200 pixels will be thumbnailed.
  • Currently 863 unique user posts. View catalog

  • Blotter updated: 2018-08-24 Show/Hide Show All

We are in the process of fixing long-standing bugs with the thread reader. This will probably cause more bugs for a short period of time. Buckle up.

Movies & TV 24/7 via Channel7: Web Player, .m3u file. Music via Radio7: Web Player, .m3u file.

WebM is now available sitewide! Please check this thread for more info.

Shaving tools Sophisticated Gentleman 12/05/09(Wed)01:20 No. 773

File 133651923166.jpg - (87.52KB , 899x674 , DSC01436.jpg )

Say gentlemen, what is your shaving tool of choice? Is it perhaps the shaving knife, a safety razor or is it possibly one of those hideous modern multi blade type of razors?

I myself have recently bought a safety razor, model Merkur 34c and so far im very content with it.

The picture is of course related.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/05/09(Wed)16:31 No. 776

I believe a true man should embrace what nature has wrought on his face and let it flow and grow showing his virility and strength of character.

Case point: Santa Claus

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/05/09(Wed)21:30 No. 779


If one chooses to grow facial hair, one has an even greater responsibility in keeping it properly groomed than a man who stays clean-shaven. Only a boor or a hobo would simply "let it grow".

One should not grow facial hair unless one is prepared for the commitment to keep it orderly and groomed.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/05/10(Thu)16:16 No. 782

i've been learning how to sharpen knives

once I reach an adequate skill level I shall shave by straight razor. until that day, those plebian multi-bladed safety razors for me.

Dickscarf 12/05/12(Sat)21:13 No. 795

Mach 3.
Shaving cream from the Body Shop. You dont need after shave or cologne.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/05/12(Sat)22:03 No. 796

I also own the merkur. Plus an Edwin Jager super badger brush, and an old Gillette new style open comb, which is better at cutting through several days of growth.

Knives and razors can be very different creatures. You need to spend a small fortune on whetstones or you will ruin the razor no matter how careful your are, stropping isn't so bad though.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/05/15(Tue)19:17 No. 808

Mach 3 here also. I find that anything with more blades than three is a waste. Two is sufficient but the three bladed is the most readily available in stores.

I use a shaving brush and a good quality soap for lathering.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/05/16(Wed)18:53 No. 819

File 133718719054.jpg - (191.94KB , 1090x999 , img_10106s.jpg )

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/05/18(Fri)01:29 No. 823

I find shaving to be an uninteresting need.
I prefer an inexpensive shaving aerosol and plenty of soothing warm water along with a safety razor followed by an Old Spice aftershave and moisturizer to counteract the effects of the alcohol.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/06/03(Sun)09:24 No. 921

I make use of an Old Clause "High Art" 5/8 Straight Razor, and I make an Uber Lather out of Proraso sensitive shaving Soap and Proraso Menthol Shaving Cream.

I have a very course and tough beard, so I apply Neutrogena Skin Clearing Shave cream while taking a hot shower and let it sit - it is surprisingly effective at softening a beard, and functioning as a shaving lubricant if I'm in a rush or on vacation. Once I'm out of the shower I apply some Taylor of Old Bond Street Pre-shave gel, and let that sit while I mix up a lather with a super-badger brush (badger, but not silver-tip). I lather once while it is still too dry for a lather, add a few fingers of hot water, mix again to to get the cushion just right, rinse the first application of lather off, apply the finished lather, Shave WTG, reapply lather once again and do a final pass that is a combination of XTG and ATG (just because of the topography of my face and the direction of hair growth).

For I post, I use Razorock's aftershave Wax - best I've ever used. Just need to touch your index and middle fingers to it, and you have plenty to cover your face and neck. That stuff just keep spreading, doesn't clog pores (like you might expect a wax to) and soothes even the worse irritation.

I start shaving with a straight just under a year ago, best decision I ever made. Took some time to get a hang of, but now that I shave like this, I get far fewer in-grown hairs and I have been getting compliments from the ladies about the way I smell after a shave.

My only thought is I'm thinking about starting to experiment with new soaps. We'll see how that goes.

Victor 12/06/19(Tue)23:00 No. 1107

File 134013963495.jpg - (533.10KB , 3917x1695 , wade.jpg )

It's a Wade and Butcher.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/06/20(Wed)12:03 No. 1111

I have been using a 1956 Gillette safety razor for the past 6 months and am more than pleased with it. I found that shave soap is a little too dry, so I reverted back to using shaving gel. But other than that, I've been having amazing shaves.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/06/23(Sat)03:30 No. 1125

One must be mindful not to castrate oneself.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/11/18(Sun)04:49 No. 1749

You might wish to look into the wonder that is shaving oil

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/11/18(Sun)21:15 No. 1752


Merkur Futur is a great shave. I would have gone for a more classic design but the great feel and weight of the razor swayed me, as well as the fact that it is rugged enough to last me the next 20 years if not more.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/11/22(Thu)02:58 No. 1763

I fear I may be behind the times when it comes to these 'modern' razors. I trust my barbers blade for my best shaves.

I would not think of using a shaving knife on the back of my neck myself, nor would I accept the use of anything less from someone else.

Alas, I can not rely on him for the cumbersome task of facial hair removal everyday so I am forced to lower my standards. I reluctantly admit to using a hideous dual blade model for the mundane tasks of casual encounters.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/12/07(Fri)01:16 No. 1815

After some experimentation, I using a Merkur model 180, a badger shaving brush, and Sandalwood Shaving Cream.

My question to you gentleman: How does one travel with such items? The razor stand works great at home but I would be reluctant to simply throw the tool and the brush in my toiletries bag for a trip. After all, the finer things do require a higher level of care.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/12/08(Sat)14:05 No. 1817

I am looking to switch from an electrical razor (its like I'm rubbing my neck with sandpaper), but where would one acquire a proper safety razor if one is so unlucky to have ended up living in Ireland?

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/12/09(Sun)18:50 No. 1825

I do say, this conversation is absolutely splendid! I have opted to utilize a razor which houses multiple cutting blades. I have found the combination of these fancy blades with a Shea butter lathering soap to be beyond reproach.

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/01/08(Tue)20:25 No. 1927

Anybody currently using the widely available plastic disposable horrors owes it to themselves to try a safety razor. I've been using an Edwin Jagger for the past couple of years and the difference in shave closeness and feel is staggering.

What blades are gentlemen here using? I've found Derby serviceable, and Feathers excellent.

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/01/08(Tue)23:00 No. 1929

I use my father's 1970s safety razor at home, and my grandfather's older one at my weekends house. Very similar both to the one of the original post. No multirazor monsters in my castle, please.

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/01/09(Wed)07:43 No. 1930

>I do say

Are you British?

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/01/10(Thu)07:50 No. 1942

I use a DOVO 5/8" straight razor, and laugh when my friends brag about how many shaves their new titanium alloy, 15 bladed, whateverthefuck razors last for.

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/01/10(Thu)10:55 No. 1948

And hast thou timetraverse'd hither from the 20's?

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/01/13(Sun)00:23 No. 1956

I currently have a new weapon in transit for battling follicular growth. An Edwin Jagger D89. To honor it's arrival, I have also replaced my previous lathering brush with an Omega 11126. I have found that wooden bowls are beautiful in appearance, but are unable to be used as a heating apparatus, so now use a ceramic bowl for creating a lather.

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/01/22(Tue)07:58 No. 1997

File 135883791750.jpg - (39.89KB , 700x469 , Puma Front.jpg )

I've had a Puma 88 5/8 straight razor for many years, and currently prefer Taylor of Old Bond Street consumables. I will admit to using a Schick Quattro now and then for quick touch-up.

There are travel brushes from most of the usual makers.

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/01/26(Sat)22:04 No. 2013

File 135923428592.jpg - (642.93KB , 1224x1632 , IMG_20130126_133944.jpg )

My current daily shave, with the exception of the sample pack of blades. Currently using Derby Blades, once I am through them I will move on to the sampler. Included in the sampler is Crystals, Dorco, Personna Red, and Derby.

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/02/11(Mon)13:49 No. 2059

Merker, top notch choice my good sir.

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/08/12(Mon)01:40 No. 2487

29p for 10 razors from tesco
but im still a gentleman

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/08/24(Sat)21:04 No. 2510

Shave myself? My fine sir that is what a barber is for. Only boors and plebeians shave themselves .

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/09/08(Sun)06:49 No. 2525


I have built a small wooden box out of solid maple, foam and brass hardware. It holds two Dovo straight razors. I lay my strop in the bottom of my suitcase and I use the Simpsons Major shaving brush. Combined with Colonel Conk soap and a small bottle of self-made aftershave I'm all set.

I always make sure I give my razors a touch-up on the hone before travel. Nothing worse than being out of town and discovering your razor is dull.

The day I travel home I either don't shave or I work the brush against a dry towel and then open it up again the minute I get home. Can't let a damp brush get moldy, but it seems to survive a few hours in transit.

So basically, because I have to travel for business and I'm dedicated to this method of shaving, I spent a bunch of extra money to gave the right stuff.


Sophisticated Gentleman 13/12/19(Thu)02:55 No. 2646

File 138741810766.jpg - (292.17KB , 1500x1125 , 91trWMLnn9L__SL1500_.jpg )

Jagger De89lbl w/ Feathers

Sophisticated Gentleman 18/02/03(Sat)06:03 No. 3311

File 15176341824.jpg - (475.03KB , 1280x859 , fr486586735-antique-1920-gillette-safety-razor-sha.jpg )

I'm in the market for my first safety razor at present.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a cheaper safety razor that would be a decent starter for someone who wants to try it out, but isn't ready to commit?

Skunch 18/04/09(Mon)21:44 No. 3318

I've got an old Gilette wand from 1937

Sophisticated Gentleman 18/04/12(Thu)21:46 No. 3319

Nice, how much did it cost you?

Sophisticated Gentleman 18/04/21(Sat)08:33 No. 3320

Different razors are different, but which you prefer is kind of individual, so it's hard to make recommendations. I've used the cheapest razors from a couple different companies, and they were perfect sufficient, so whatever you pick is probably fine.

Get a few brands of blades while you're at it--those make a difference too, but again it's an individual preference kind of thing.

asdfasdf asdf 18/04/25(Wed)06:30 No. 3326

Get the Merkur Slant, Op, you'll cum buckets.

Also Feather blades are the best.

[Return] [Entire Thread] [Last 50 posts]

Delete post []
Report post