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Topic: Grooming
Posted By: flatpattern
Subject: Grooming
Date Posted: 15 Jun 2012 at 7:35am
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?



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Posted By: colgems1966
Date Posted: 15 Jun 2012 at 9:03am
   well yes, i have one. tiring after many years of the ridiculously expensive & tacky looking plastic modern razors which they insist of hanging ever more blades on every few years, i ordered a merkur double edge razor a few years back. 
   merkurs are made in germany and well made, look good and will last a lifetime. they offer many models; i chose their copy of the 1904 gilette in the open comb design (no safety bar. gives a very close shave but little room for error) i was very pleased at the appearance and workmanship when i opened the box.
   when i first used it, it very strange and unfamiliar to me. the handle is shorter and the blade angle is entirely different from modern razors. after cutting myself several times and having to shave slow and deliberately, i eventually got used to it and after a couple of years now it is second nature like any razor would be.
   i think our father and grandfathers were really on to something with these quality doublle edge razors. my cost of blades is nothing now, $1 for five blades at the dollar store. i am shaving with something that is attractive and long lasting instead of plastic junk. i get a better shave now than i did with the bulky modern multi blade razors. my merkur cost me about $30 to my door; it quickly paid for itself in what i saved in the cost of blades.


Posted By: Happy Hooligan
Date Posted: 15 Jun 2012 at 9:45am
I've been using my old gillette adjustable for some years now.



I bought a box of 250 double sided blades for about $50.00 from my local hair supply place.  I've been going on a few years now on that box and still have about a year left....   


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Posted By: colgems1966
Date Posted: 15 Jun 2012 at 11:29am
    the savings using double edge blades is remarkable and i'm convinced they shave closer. just shows what a scam all these expensive as hell modern blades are. that's why they come out with new designs with "improvements" every few years. to leave you no options on who you buy the blades from and keep you captive to their high prices. it's unreal what modern design blades cost.
     i have a friend who is a regular guy, not into vintage/retro at all. when he saw the quality of shave i got and how little i paid for blades he wanted one too!


Posted By: Joseph Hill
Date Posted: 15 Jun 2012 at 7:00pm
I'm sorry, shh shhav sha what?  I have no idea what you guys are talking about.Tongue


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 15 Jun 2012 at 10:08pm
I've been using cheap-ass drug store double-edged blades on a gillette I bought in Omaha.  Took me forever to figure out how to change/load the blades.  Finally gave up and googled it and felt like a complete idiot.

My only problem recently has been getting the water hot enough for a good shave.

I used to have a ton of samples of stuff.  Been wanting to try Baxter of California though, a friend has some and he swears by it.




Posted By: colgems1966
Date Posted: 15 Jun 2012 at 10:31pm
     Bob do what i did, go to your water heater and turn the temp up slightly. be incremental with this though, too hot and you'll burn the hell out of yourself and get a rude suprise when the electric bill comes.
     it is definately worth looking into, modern hot water heaters are set from the factory very low for liability reasons. it only takes a small tweak of the dial to radically improve the hot water situation.


Posted By: flatpattern
Date Posted: 17 Jun 2012 at 9:33am
Thanks for the double edge razor tips, I'm going to give this a go.  I never change my blades until my face starts bleeding and I think "oh I should get a new razor that would probably help"


Posted By: colgems1966
Date Posted: 17 Jun 2012 at 10:27am
it is well worth trying flatpattern. i get a very good and inexpensive shave. i would just add that you need to go slow at first. vintage style double edge razors feel very different and strange compared to modern razors at first. it will take several weeks for this to pass and you may nick yourself a time or two until it becomes second nature. but after a while it becomes second nature and you won't even think about it.


Posted By: Shorty Long
Date Posted: 13 Jul 2012 at 5:00am
I've tried the aftershave from here...
http://www.prospectorco.com/%20" rel="nofollow - http://www.prospectorco.com/

For hair...baxter of cali pomade
http://www.baxterofcalifornia.com/pomade-clay%20" rel="nofollow - http://www.baxterofcalifornia.com/pomade-clay

i'm a nancy boy when it comes to shaving...I also like classic shaving's house label sandalwood
http://www.nancyboy.com/Signature-Shave-Cream-3p1.htm%20" rel="nofollow - http://www.nancyboy.com/Signature-Shave-Cream-3p1.htm
http://www.classicshaving.com/catalog/item/7217694/7427638.htm%20" rel="nofollow - http://www.classicshaving.com/catalog/item/7217694/7427638.htm

and the best "grooming" product out there (in my opinion)...at least when it comes to deodorant is
Aubrey Organic's Men's Stock...natural WITH antiperspirant properties; I won't use anything else
http://www.aubrey-organics.com/ProductInfo/408.aspx%20" rel="nofollow - http://www.aubrey-organics.com/ProductInfo/408.aspx



Posted By: denim sailor
Date 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!!!!!!!!!


Posted By: nick
Date 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.



Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2013 at 7:25am
http://www.ursamajormen.com/" rel="nofollow - Ursa Major  has some really great grooming items, it's all completely natural. I got some at Christmas time and it's had a profound effect on my daily shaving.


Posted By: nick
Date 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).




Posted By: hollows
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2013 at 11:19am
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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Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2013 at 1:32am
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?


Posted By: nick
Date 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.


Posted By: Rivet Head
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2013 at 7:38am
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?  


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Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 23 Feb 2013 at 1:26am
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.


Posted By: swallowtail
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2013 at 9:28pm
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!



Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2013 at 11:39pm
Swallow tail -- school is the best.  Even if you are un certain, move mountains, get back in school.

I was floundering, seriously, desperately struggling.  I might not become an airplane mechanic, but I am learning all sorts of stuff and it's making me a better person.

The more experiences and education you have the better you are.

Go for it, keep us posted, let us know how it goes!


Posted By: Ishmael
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2013 at 11:47pm
Just a thought, but you might have a look at "Jayber Crow" by Wendell Berry.

http://www.amazon.com/Jayber-Crow-Wendell-Berry/dp/1582431604" rel="nofollow - http://www.amazon.com/Jayber-Crow-Wendell-Berry/dp/1582431604

Best of luck to you, whichever path you choose!


Posted By: swallowtail
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2013 at 12:37am
thanks guys i really appreciate it

that book looks like a fun read Smile


Posted By: Ishmael
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2013 at 1:57am
I also recently came across this amazing vid on Vimeo. It's a short documentary about an ol timey barbershop in rural Drexel, NC where they have bluegrass get togethers in the backroom.

http://vimeo.com/31066145" rel="nofollow - http://vimeo.com/31066145

(and sorry, Swallotail, I'm not trying to conflate your career choices with rural romanticism or anything, it's just that your post made me think of these two references. Again best o luck).


Posted By: swallowtail
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2013 at 9:49am
Hehe, i dont mind at all Wink
Everyone says i will be great at is because i am so picky and hands on 
haha.


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2013 at 10:21am
My Father was a barber (amongst other various career choices) in South Africa in the mid-fifties.  He just walked past the shop, saw the sign advertising a barber's apprentice, went in and 'had a go' (as you did in those days, probably) and within three years, He was a fully fledged barber.  Ending up running several salons to boot!  I still have some of his original hairdressing items, including some deadstock scissors.
I say go for it Swallowtail, what do you have to lose!?  It may not work out as planned, but then again it well do, or lead onto something else. 
 
You only get out of life what you put in, I say. 


Posted By: swallowtail
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2013 at 10:51am
Smile thanks dr. heech



Posted By: proulxsie
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2013 at 8:03pm
Pro tip for dudes who typically put lotion in their hair as the only styling product (i mean like, straight up hand lotion... apparently a lot of dudes do this?) use Argon Oil instead. It is THE DREAM.  And also not that expensive.

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Posted By: proulxsie
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2013 at 8:04pm
Originally posted by swallowtail swallowtail wrote:

I am considering going to barbers college but fear and dought are holding me back.
I am 25, have never had a steady job

Do it! Better to try something that scares you than not.


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Posted By: swallowtail
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2013 at 8:18pm
Looks like i am going to, getting ready to lay the down payment right on down!
I know i will fall in love with it, i sort of already am.

proulxsie, thank you for the encouragement, i just have been a wondering musician for the last years so it is "new" to me to commit to something like this.


I have used lotion before, didnt like the effect, but a tiny grapeseel oil works great, especially for wavy hair like mine.
But when i want to have a nice combed slicked up with side parting, i use layrite.




Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2013 at 7:35am
I purchased 5 of these old Belmont Barbers chairs from a closing down village barbers shop around 10 years ago.
I did not really have anywhere to store them and the protests from my wife got even more vocal after one of them spewed hydraulic oil all over the floor.
This one was the best of the bunch, Working condition but sadly no head rests.



All the others had tears in the leatherette that had been repaired with Duck tape.
I paid £100 for the lot on a passing whim and sold them for £100-£200 each on a well known auction site.



Posted By: hollows
Date Posted: 28 May 2013 at 8:56am

Does this hair work on a normal human, or will it look silly on someone who isn't model-attractive?




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Posted By: Happy Hooligan
Date Posted: 28 May 2013 at 9:19am
^^^first it can only be worn that way with blue velvet sport coats.   So if you have one, you can wear it.

You can achieve the same look by not washing your hair for at least two weeks.


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Posted By: hollows
Date Posted: 28 May 2013 at 9:32am
Hah, I knew I kept that blue velvet sport coat around for a reason :P

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Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 28 May 2013 at 9:45am
Originally posted by hollows hollows wrote:


Does this hair work on a normal human, or will it look silly on someone who isn't model-attractive?





I think that would look good on you, but it would require a hair dryer every day to get it looking that full. Not washing or blow drying can approximate that but flatter and not as dry looking. What most people would call greasy, though I guess it's natural oils in your hair.


Posted By: hollows
Date Posted: 28 May 2013 at 11:59am
It seems like modelface and I have similar hair texture, and my hair is naturally pretty greasy.  I've never used product on my hair of any kind unless it was for a costume.  

I think I'll give it a shot, see what the guys at Heimies can do with that photo and my head.  If it doesn't work out, maybe I'll join you and Mike in SF for something new, since this cut would leave me with quite a bit to work with still.


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Posted By: flatpattern
Date Posted: 28 May 2013 at 12:24pm
I think it would be a good cut for you. It seems to be your aesthetic and hair type as well.   Go for it.


Posted By: indigoeagle
Date Posted: 28 May 2013 at 1:49pm

In your recent fit pic with your Lofgren boots you were sporting already a similar style with longer hair. It fits you very well, I think.


Originally posted by hollows hollows wrote:

I've never used product on my hair of any kind unless it was for a costume.  


You're not meaning 'no poo' here, do you?

I like that theory and tried no poo for about two months, only washing with egg yolk and a water, cider mixture. But it didn't work for me. My hair became to greasy. 
But there are people who've got good results with it.

I like the philosophy. WIth normal shampoo one is taking of the oil of the scalp, leaving it very dry. The body then has to produce it all anew, and apparently tends to overproduce.

I'm using shampoo only once a week, washing of course more often, nearly every day with just warm water. This works. And with the shampoo I'm avoid any containing Sodium Laureth Sulphate. There are some with Coco Glucoside which is supposed to be milder.



Posted By: hollows
Date Posted: 28 May 2013 at 1:56pm
No, I do use shampoo when my hair is more than a few inches long.  I do fine without when it's short though, but once it gets longer it gets too greasy too quickly.

Thanks for the encouragement dudes, I've been in indecision-land for way too long.


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Posted By: Ishmael
Date Posted: 28 May 2013 at 2:23pm
Go for it. Good look. Still pretty long, so no risk really.

Hard part will be getting it to look anything like the photo. I find these models hair shots to be pretty non-reproducible. As noted above, blow drying. And probably some hard wax too.


Posted By: hoggreaser
Date Posted: 10 Jul 2013 at 2:40pm
Originally posted by proulxsie proulxsie wrote:

Pro tip for dudes who typically put lotion in their hair as the only styling product (i mean like, straight up hand lotion... apparently a lot of dudes do this?) use Argon Oil instead. It is THE DREAM.  And also not that expensive.

Unusual first post - barring roll call - but I second the argan oil recommendation. I'm using a hair oil from mysticwatersoaps, alongside her shampoo soap bar. I've pretty much given up normal shampoo since discovering both. Michelle is great and shipped to me in the UK too.

No affiliation.

http://www.mystic4men.com/hair-care.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.mystic4men.com/hair-care.html

ps I'm a bloke too and man enough to recommend a soap, at that Wink



Posted By: proulxsie
Date Posted: 10 Jul 2013 at 2:47pm
Hollows, I missed your post but now that pigswill has resurfaced the thread I must add a helpful girlie tip:

I saw a dude at my hair salon (kewl hipster hair salon in williamsburg, brooklyn) who had that kinda hair but more motorcycle-mechanic like. He put something, which I can only assume was a thicker pomade/wax in his dry hair, and then blowed it with a hairdryer while scrunching it back. It added texture and looked like he had product in it but it stayed in place without looking over-done. Not like grease-slick costume-like—but still clean.

God that was the worst description.


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Posted By: hoggreaser
Date Posted: 10 Jul 2013 at 2:55pm
Speaking of pomade, I'm itching to try this just for the name alone.

 

..google 'cock grease' at your own discretion of course.. 


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2013 at 1:50am
Pm me your address and i will send you a pot as a welcome to denim bro gift.


Posted By: hoggreaser
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2013 at 2:02am
we're talking hair product here right?


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2013 at 2:22am
Sorry typo, scrub the 'a'


Posted By: hoggreaser
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2013 at 2:46am
Now we're talking!
 
 


Posted By: Rivet Head
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2013 at 6:24am
After using Murray's Superior and Nu Nile pomades for over 20 years, I switched to water based pomade about 1 year ago. I've used Layrite, Suavacito and Uppercut. Of the three, I like Layrite and Uppercut the best. Uppercut is just far too expensive for daily use so I tend to stick with Layrite. The Suavacito is a bit cheaper but I have to go with the stronger hold (vs. regular hold Layrite). 

Just had a bunch of hair cut off the top and sides by my barber Lyle Hayman who cuts at the Berkley Chop Shop in Berkley, MI. 



Still a bit pompy on top, but my Scotch-Irish hair just wants to do that on it's own (think bushy). 

Tip for water based pomade - get your hair nearly dry for the quickest and easiest styling.


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Posted By: Mr Black
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2013 at 6:29am
When I had hair Cry I used to use a mix of sweet georgia brown and Dax (blue tin I think).

Now I just use furniture polish and a duster Confused


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Posted By: Rivet Head
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2013 at 6:43am
At 44, I can't complain about the amount of hair I have still Mr. Black, but buzzed is the right way to go if you lose it. The only person fooled by a combover is the person wearing it. Wink

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Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2013 at 6:45am
The well known Georgia Brown and blue Dax hair remover combo? My wife uses it on her legs instead of Veet.


Posted By: Rivet Head
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2013 at 8:45am
LOL!!! I think Murray's Superior would be far more effective at ripping out hair that velvety SGB or Dax. 

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Posted By: Mr Black
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2013 at 8:50am
You gotta love genetics.

from this...




to this




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Posted By: Rivet Head
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2013 at 10:55am
LOL!!! Smooth as an egg! 

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Posted By: hoggreaser
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2013 at 11:20am
Mr Black, you are welcome to some of mine.

I do have haircuts, and expensive ones at that - cheap barbers just don't cut it for me (pfar pfar) - but it invariably ends up back just looking like this within no time.



oh by the way in a year on that other forum this is the first self image posted. 
So there we go, denimbro's and sista's, hello.



Posted By: hoggreaser
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2013 at 11:28am
Anyway....  in an effort to distract attention from the above, on the rare occasion I do shave, my preference goes to Proraso green - old formula - and an English double edge razor, specifically the Edwin Jagger DE89BA11


Oh, I do also like denim too should anyone be wondering what I am doing here.


Posted By: Mr Black
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2013 at 1:09pm
Originally posted by Rivet Head Rivet Head wrote:

LOL!!! Smooth as an egg! 


That's what the ladies tell me (wink & gun...& cringe) ;)

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Posted By: nick
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2013 at 4:01pm
Like a young Kevin Rowland^^^

S Curl is a good alternative to Murrays and easier on the roots.


Posted By: VintageEngineerBoots
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2013 at 9:11pm
When I was in Iraq I used Layrite.  I was the Senior Watch Chief in the Combat Operations Center providing oversight of movement on the battlefield, so I could slap on the pomade.



And in Afghanistan, I used Murray's for it's strength.  Here I filled the role as the Detachment Senior Enlisted managing over 90 Marines, so the need to have short hair didn't exist.




Now when my hair is long enough, I'll use a water-based pomade like Imperial or Fiber Grease.


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Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2013 at 10:38pm
I liked Layrite until I discovered on Instagram that they are a bunch of Homophobic Long Beach douchebags.
 but to each their own.


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 12 Jul 2013 at 5:06am
Originally posted by nick nick wrote:

Like a young Kevin Rowland^^^



Or simply add a 'tache for Harry Enfield style comedy scouse effect.

Calm down, la!


Posted By: hoggreaser
Date Posted: 12 Jul 2013 at 5:16am
Oi! I resemble that remark.
 


Posted By: hoggreaser
Date Posted: 12 Jul 2013 at 6:38am
A follow up.
Idling away the last hour or so at work knocking around with that free Paint programme.
As Scouse as I could get.
 
Need more 'tache!


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 12 Jul 2013 at 7:33am
Very good, put in a bottle of 'Famous Scouse' in the background and you're there!


Posted By: Shorty Long
Date Posted: 12 Jul 2013 at 8:17am
i'm a fan of baxter's of california for my pomade


Posted By: Rivet Head
Date Posted: 12 Jul 2013 at 10:45am
OUCH, I don't know these guys that well to be honest...find me something better to switch to!! 

Originally posted by mr randal mr randal wrote:

I liked Layrite until I discovered on Instagram that they are a bunch of Homophobic Long Beach douchebags.
 but to each their own.


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Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 12 Jul 2013 at 12:39pm
RH- I would have thought for sure you were a Murray's man!


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 12 Jul 2013 at 12:56pm
But if you want water based, Cool Grease or, like Shorty said, Baxters are good.

You look like you have a good head of hair, but for for those (like me) who are experiencing, eh- less insulation on the roof, there's an Aveda one for thin hair that is helpful, does a similar job, smells nice and has less chemicals.


Posted By: Rivet Head
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2013 at 9:47am
I was until last year....got tired after 20 years of having a sticky mess on my head! LOL!

Originally posted by mr randal mr randal wrote:

RH- I would have thought for sure you were a Murray's man!


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Posted By: nick
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2013 at 10:39am
If you can find it, Monkey Brains is good stuff. Cool grease is OK, a nice smell but not fantastic hold for thicker hair.


Posted By: Rivet Head
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2013 at 6:23am
Thanks Nick, I'll see what I can find...been checking out stuff at www.thegreaseshop.com . It's frustrating to spend more than $2.50 (what a can of Murray's costs locally) on hair products though....Dead

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Posted By: Ishmael
Date Posted: 26 Jul 2013 at 10:38pm
Was doing a little internet searching on beards last night, and came across the "Van Dyke". Perhaps you're all familiar with this term already, but it was new for me. Anyway, just wanted to share a pic I saw on the Wikipedia site. Edward S. Curtis was a photographer of native americans, a damn fine dresser, and a dapper Van Dyke sporting gent. Right now I've got a Lenin inspired Van Dyke, but I think I'll start shooting for a Curtis. 


http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/CallmeIshmael/media/Edward_S_Curtis_self_portrait_1899_zps540db317.jpg.html" rel="nofollow">




Posted By: xallanx
Date Posted: 04 Aug 2013 at 10:19pm
Originally posted by mr randal mr randal wrote:

I liked Layrite until I discovered on Instagram that they are a bunch of Homophobic Long Beach douchebags.
 but to each their own.

I think Layrite pomade is a great product and I've used it for years, but I agree that the sexist & homophobic attitude is a huge turn off.


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 05 Aug 2013 at 12:54am
Its funny what direction your life can take... Only 12months ago i could have said with confidence that i would never be posting comments on a forum with an overwhelming ratio of male members in a thread titled Grooming.


Posted By: swallowtail
Date Posted: 02 Sep 2013 at 3:05pm
just ordered this, i heard it is some great stuff




Posted By: xallanx
Date Posted: 25 Sep 2013 at 9:28pm
I finally got around to trying out Uppercut and Suavecito after about 8 years of sticking mostly with Layrite as my regular use water-based pomade.  Between Uppercut and Suavecito Firme I definitely prefer Uppercut in terms of control and smell but Suavecito is still a great product and not quite as expensive as Uppercut.  In the end, I have to say that I think I'm going to stick with Layrite Super Hold for now.  It does its job well and smells great.


Posted By: nick
Date Posted: 26 Sep 2013 at 2:46pm
The new Dax owned High Life is good stuff. A ridiculously strong coconut scent and not too hard to comb through. Plus one on the Suavecito. Really good hold and a sheen too. Never tried Layrite so cannot compare the two.


Posted By: hoggreaser
Date Posted: 04 Oct 2013 at 2:51pm
Which High Life, Nick? 

All three (light/medium/heavy) state same ingredients - White Microwax, Petrolatum, Emu Oil, Jojoba Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Avocado Oil, Fragrance.

(wtf is Emu oil?) 

Meanwhile, care of the joy of Etsy, I have six products incoming to trial.
Post pending...


Posted By: xallanx
Date Posted: 04 Oct 2013 at 4:36pm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emu_oil" rel="nofollow - Emu Oil   ...does not sound appealing to me to put in my hair, but probably better than most synthetic stuff you find in many pomades.


Posted By: nick
Date Posted: 04 Oct 2013 at 4:54pm
Originally posted by pigswill pigswill wrote:

Which High Life, Nick? 

Heavy.


Posted By: hoggreaser
Date Posted: 05 Oct 2013 at 2:21am
Originally posted by xallanx xallanx wrote:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emu_oil" rel="nofollow - Emu Oil   ...does not sound appealing to me to put in my hair, but probably better than most synthetic stuff you find in many pomades.

oh god! it really is! I'd just assumed that it was some proprietary term for some general beeswax or lanolin or synthetic type filler. 


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 05 Oct 2013 at 9:53am
Originally posted by pigswill pigswill wrote:



(wtf is Emu oil?) 



I always thought Emu oil was the lubricant that Rod Hull used to coat the aperture at the back before trepidatiously inserting his fist.


Posted By: hoggreaser
Date Posted: 05 Oct 2013 at 11:15am
/\ haha, nice.

Do you know, not 10 minutes ago I pm'd you elsewhere that we'd talk pomade, I just log in here and it'd already happened. 


Posted By: hoggreaser
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2013 at 9:10am
For varieties sake, new pomade of recent purchase. Don't think I saw mention of either brand in this thread.





Not being a connoisseur of the pompadour I can't give an objective review, and in any event have only tried the Goon Grease. 
That being said, the scent is lovely, and the only one of either lot to have a colour. And what a terrific colour it is too.




Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2013 at 9:44am
Did you purchase from a UK stockist pigsy?


Posted By: hoggreaser
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2013 at 10:50am
I did not I'm afraid, both etsy finds. Ordered from the USA at the same time - one lot received with swift delivery and no customs (hooray!), the other lot delivery was slower and got stung by customs (hmph!)

Both USPS I think, just the first was in a padded brown packet the other in those white boxes. Dunno if that makes any difference?

Here;

http://https://www.etsy.com/shop/Lockharts?ref=l2-shopheader-name" rel="nofollow - http://https://www.etsy.com/shop/Lockharts?ref=l2-shopheader-name

http://https://www.etsy.com/shop/GrandadsPomade?ref=l2-shopheader-name" rel="nofollow - http://https://www.etsy.com/shop/GrandadsPomade?ref=l2-shopheader-name

Steve and Nichole Lockhart were especially nice to deal with Smile

edit - loadsa fun stuff on etsy
https://www.etsy.com/search?q=pomade&view_type=gallery&ship_to=ZZ" rel="nofollow - https://www.etsy.com/search?q=pomade&view_type=gallery&ship_to=ZZ


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2013 at 11:53am
If i knew you was ordering from esty i would have chipped in and split the shipping costs. Next time you order me, nick and possibly maynard should ante up.

To quote Shakespeare "Theres many a man has more hair than wit" but at maynards age and witty perspective i doubt this to be the truth.

I have been buying cock grease from Keith Harman, he has been trying to persuade me to purchase the "Rock around the Cock" CD but at £12 its a stinger, I know this is a long shot but if anyone wants to send me a free copy i will be for ever appreciative. Im looking at you here nick?



Posted By: hoggreaser
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2013 at 1:33pm
Shit sorry if I'd thought about it I could have asked. It was an impulse purchase and other than a bit of correspondence about shipping just kind of went for it without much thought. 

That CD looks good...


Posted By: Ishmael
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2014 at 6:31pm
Survey: how much do you pay for a haircut (and what does that include) ?


Posted By: xallanx
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2014 at 6:38pm
I visit my barber every 3-4 weeks. I've been going to the same guy since I was a kid. He charges $23 for a cut and a massage with a nice electric massager. Each cut will take about 30 minutes. I always pay $30 total.

Shaves are also about the same price and take about 30 minutes, but I don't usually visit the shop for a shave.


Posted By: Ishmael
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2014 at 6:47pm
Interesting. So you're giving a $7 tip?

Up until now I've paid 20 dollars for a haircut that includes shave, shampoo, styling and a massage with both hands (fists!) and electric massager. (no tips in Japan). Took about 45 minutes, and everything was very meticulously done. This was a very regular barbershop in the suburbs outside Tokyo.

Only problem was that they seemed unable to cut hair without going to town with the thinning shears. Oh and I've moved. Now living in central Tokyo and I'm finding some steep price differences. Nothing under 30 bucks. And I'm also looking at barbers/salons with some experience cutting foreign hair and there everything starts at 60 bucks.


Posted By: Shorty Long
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2014 at 6:49pm
$10
Standard cut from my barber Doc. He's been doing it for nearly 50 yrs


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2014 at 8:35pm
Ishmael has foreign hair.


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2014 at 8:42pm
$25 + $5, my barber can do anything. I don't know how many times I've gone in with some blurry pics on my phone and said "can you do this?" And he always does, perfectly, and makes no comment on the extensive collection of hipstery vintage mug shots on my phone.


Posted By: Ishmael
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2014 at 8:59pm
Yes, and it's all over my face too. And I also have a huge nose.




The lack of comment on the hipster phone gallery alone is enough for the price of admission, Mr. Randal. I'm jealous. I gotta find somebody like that.


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2014 at 9:06pm
The eyebrows could maybe stand some work, but I quite like the beard.


Posted By: Ishmael
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2014 at 9:17pm
The eyebrows only stand up like that when someone makes fun of my nose.


Posted By: xallanx
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2014 at 9:29pm
Originally posted by Ishmael Ishmael wrote:

Interesting. So you're giving a $7 tip?

Yup, $7 tip, every time.  I pay what I think it's worth.


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2014 at 11:57pm
Originally posted by Ishmael Ishmael wrote:

Survey: how much do you pay for a haircut (and what does that include) ?


Up until December last year, I paid £10, and that was for both me and my 6 year old boy!   It included hairwashing, a coffee and plenty of eye candy. Oh and 'products', whatever they are(?) but I never used them so cant comment on what they were.
Since Chrimbo, I have gone back to using my old clippers at a #4 :)

[edit] Shorty, I don't remember cutting your hair? Must've been a different Doc?


Posted By: Sardine
Date Posted: 18 Feb 2014 at 4:38am
I've been using my barber for about 10 years. He's a nice Czech immigrant who sometimes practices english on me, or asks me what some words mean. He charges $15 and I pay $20. 



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