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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote denim sailor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jul 2012 at 11:55am
Originally posted by flatpattern flatpattern wrote:

Found a couple of new brands worth talking about.
These guys are great, from the packaging to the product, you get a free comb and a handwritten note, how can you beat that.  It's very reasonably priced and it's made in the U.S.A.  On top of all that it's good!

For all of those moustache twirlers I use Bounders moustache wax, he adds vanilla and bay rum to it so it smells great.  It holds and dries with no sticky mess and its water soluable, best I've found so far.

Anybody else use any other good stuff?


I LOVE THEIR CLASSIC POMADE!!!!!!!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote nick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Feb 2013 at 3:31am
This thread needs a bit more action so I'll start with this picture of my barbers in Leeds market. I haven't been going to this guy for all that long so haven't taken any pics inside yet. It may look fairly unremarkable from the outside, I think that the shop itself is on the site of some old Victorian WCs, certainly if the tiles on the wall are anything to do by. He has been there in business for nearly 40 years or so and is one of the few barbers I have found who still does traditional men's haircuts.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote nick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Feb 2013 at 8:00am
I use this stuff for shaving.


It's real throwback to the old days when my home city of Bradford was a global presence in the wool trade. Originally formulated by a chemist called Fred Mitchell in Bradford, it is still made there but, weirdly, you can only find it for sale online (not that I have trawled the chemists of Bradford in an effort to find it).


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I currently have full-on hippie hair that needs to be dealt with.  I haven't had a professional haircut in at least a decade.

I'm not super keen on going with the same O Brother Where Art Thou haircut that every chambray-clad dude seems to have going.

Any suggestions?  Or places to look for inspiration?  
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Having worked myself through many a pommade over the years, I gave this a go last year more for the packaging but its a really nice product to use.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51blOOyR9vL._SL500_SS500_.jpg

The ladies version is called Beaver Cream. What more can you ask for?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote nick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Feb 2013 at 3:45am
Great stuff Double O. I have the XX and XXX versions as my hair is thick and unruly. The XX gives really good hold, the XXX is water based and needs some coaxing with a softer pomade on top to avoid the hair sticking out straight.

Just been buying up remaining tins of Monkey Brains on ebay.  Really good stuff but looks like it will soon be all gone.
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How about looking at Salvador Dali or Walt Disney? Longer 30's style without the sharp contrasting undercut. 




Originally posted by hollows hollows wrote:

I currently have full-on hippie hair that needs to be dealt with.  I haven't had a professional haircut in at least a decade.

I'm not super keen on going with the same O Brother Where Art Thou haircut that every chambray-clad dude seems to have going.

Any suggestions?  Or places to look for inspiration?  
www.rivet-head.blogspot.com
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I went to the barbers today... This made a change from the usual bable. The guy who cuts my hair is approaching 70 but he knows his trad cuts. He was saying that he trained and worked as a barber in the late 50,s then when he had a family could not make ends meet so got a better paid but less satisfying job at Osbourne Hadfields in Sheffield that was a huge steel works and employed 3000 people in the boom time of the Sheffield steel industry. The management found out he used to be a barber and wanted there hair cutting.. long story short they set him up in a small office with clippers comb and cutthroat and he cut the hair of the 3000 workers at no charge while earning a steel workers salary before it was demolished, then he went back to working in his old barbers shop where he did his apprenticeship that had been there since 1872.
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I am considering going to barbers college but fear and dought are holding me back.
I am 25, have never had a steady job

The only thing i have had going for me is music, but i know i wont be able to support myself doing so. I will always play music, it is my passion.

But i think i can feel useful and honest being a barber
I just need to get myself in gear and do it!

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