Calling all bearded men of Icrontic

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  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited November 2009
    Hahhaa you look like a badass in the first pic!

    :approve:
  • edited May 2010
    I offer straight razor shaves downtown, OKC, and the demand for this service is increasing. Age range is from college grads - up. I recommend visiting the Aidan Gill for Men website and watching his video on shaving. There is so much to consider when shaving, so start here and keep it simple.

    Use products like The Art of Shaving (kit for sensitive skin has a badger brush, oil, cream, & balm). If you're in OK City, come by and treat yourself to a relaxing shave (just don't talk while I have a razor in my hand)! Urban Man's Hair and Skin Care

    PLEASE use sunscreen on your face, neck, and scalp! I see too many pre-cancerous spots on you guys! I sell Sundition spray, non-greasy, alcohol free, sensitive vanilla, and Nioxin also makes a great one.
  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian
    edited May 2010
    Hey, welcome to Icrontic. There aren't many OKC folks on this board but I'm sure those of us who are in the area will stop by and check out your shop. I'm pleased to see you sell Taylor of Old Bond Street stuff. I'd like to try their soaps, as well as Trumpers.
  • QCHQCH Ancient Guru Chicago Area - USA Icrontian
    edited May 2010
    I am STILL looking for a local place to buy/ try a straight razor. Money is tight enough as to not want to dump $$$ on even a cheapy one and then not like it. I was hoping the shaving lady was going to be available for EPIC this year. Shave me and show me how to do it.
  • edited May 2010
    QCH wrote:
    I am STILL looking for a local place to buy/ try a straight razor. Money is tight enough as to not want to dump $$$ on even a cheapy one and then not like it. I was hoping the shaving lady was going to be available for EPIC this year. Shave me and show me how to do it.


    If you are looking for a straight razor, rather than a razor that is sharpened with a strop, try this shortened, disposable blade shaver by Shark:

    <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002OXJ6II?ie=UTF8&tag=icrontic-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B002OXJ6II">Parker SRB Straight Edge Barber Razor and 5 Shark Stainless Blades</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=icrontic-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B002OXJ6II"; width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" />

    <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002OND3LO?ie=UTF8&tag=icrontic-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B002OND3LO">240 Shark Super Stainless Straight Edge Barber Razor Blades for Professional Barber Razors</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=icrontic-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B002OND3LO"; width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" />
  • edited May 2010
    Buddy J wrote:
    Hey, welcome to Icrontic. There aren't many OKC folks on this board but I'm sure those of us who are in the area will stop by and check out your shop. I'm pleased to see you sell Taylor of Old Bond Street stuff. I'd like to try their soaps, as well as Trumpers.

    I'm likely switching to The Art of Shaving now, as I have really enjoyed using it! Hope to see you soon, LynDee
  • edited May 2010
    CB wrote:
    I don't know if it's that I replace my blades more often, that I took the time to learn proper wet-shaving methods, or the razor itself, but whatever it is, I wont be going back to a multi-blade any time soon.

    Multiple blades: Generally, the first blade pulls the hair out and the second and third blade cut the hair as it snaps back under the skin, which can cause ingrown hairs. The double-sided safety razor or a straight razor are best for ingrown-prone hair and shaving with the grain is a must.

    Another method to prevent ingrown hair is to use a facial scrub at night. The badger brush softens the beard and exfoliates at the same time, but an step in the evening can help a lot.
  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian
    edited July 2010
    Oh hey. Merkur makes a Bakelite razor now. It's only $19.
    http://www.leesrazors.com/products/Merkur-Bakelite-Safety-Razor.html

    No more QQs about the cost of a razor.
  • AnnesAnnes Tripped Up by Libidos and Hubris Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    edited July 2010
    Just wanted to point out that Eli is now in a marathon beard growing session. It's going well. Anne pleased.
  • MAGICMAGIC Doot Doot Furniture City, Michigan Icrontian
    edited July 2010
    My bearding abilities are so inferior. For shame...
  • mr_magoomr_magoo state of confusion
    edited July 2010
    Damn, couldn't stop reading. I'm in a damned war with my skin (oil). I take an Oster to my head. I have an old scar and a couple o' moles down on my neck where I can't see, so I'm a bit afraid of attempting to shave my head. I've been having issues with shaving myself. Got some bumps and blemishes that are pretty east to hack, but my beard itches. At one time in my life I was compared to Dusty Hill! I could grow my hair long. There's no gray and when it gets below my ears it's wavy as all get out. My beard? Lots and lots o' gray. Also used to shave with brush, puck and a single blade, but all were cheap.

    Anyway. Interesting thread. I'll need to revisit this when I have the time. I've actually stayed up late just to go through this thread.

    :aol:
  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff Icrontian
    edited February 2011
    Thread necro. For those of you using DE safety razors, I have a recommendation for a great blade. I ordered a sampler pack of blades from Amazon. I found the Lord Super Stainless to be the sharpest and smoothest blades so far. When I drop a new blade in, it barely feels like there's a blade in there at all. My second favorite are the Feathers.

    Which blades are people using?
  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Icrontian
    edited February 2011
    I use Derby blades. I bought a large pack a while back and haven't run out yet.
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx :KAPPA: Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    edited February 2011
    I'm running derby as well. I've only used Merkur, Persona, and Derby. I like Persona a lot, but I bought a Derby mega pack since I tried and liked Ghoosdum's blades.

    The Merkur doesn't really count. I only had one blade, and it came with the razor. Needless to say, I didn't know anything about how to properly use it when I had it.
  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Icrontian
    edited February 2011
    I have been using the Neutrogena Skin Clearing Shave Cream along with a Schick Hydro 5.

    I know it is nowhere near the lengths some guys will go to for the perfect shave, but it is a huge step up from the can of Barbasol and Bic razors I had been using for years.
  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian
    edited February 2011
    I use Derbys for day-to-day stuff and Feathers for when I need a close shave. Feathers are my favorite by far.
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    edited February 2011
    I'm still working on a box of Derbys. I'll probably try some others when I run out.
  • pragtasticpragtastic Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    edited February 2011
    Just ordered a box of Feathers and Lords, pretty excited to try them out. Running on some Derby's right now and they've been holding up pretty good.
  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Der Millionendorf- Icrontian
    edited February 2011
    I have been using the Neutrogena Skin Clearing Shave Cream along with a Schick Hydro 5.

    I know it is nowhere near the lengths some guys will go to for the perfect shave, but it is a huge step up from the can of Barbasol and Bic razors I had been using for years.

    I have tried just about every shaving method and product out there over the years, including the ritualistic wet-shave, which I did for almost three years, and I've found the best mix of good shave to convenience for me is Barbasol and a disposable Bic. :P
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! TX Icrontian
    edited February 2011
    Every time I see a new post in this thread for a split second I get excited about seeing other {IC} beards, then I am disappoint when all there is is talk of removing them :(

    On topic though, When I clean up the DigiGoat (Read: shaving the sides of my face), I use a Gillette Mach3 Disposable and water.

    -Digi
  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian
    edited February 2011
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  • SnarkasmSnarkasm Madison, WI Icrontian
    edited February 2011
    I shave dry. You kids are pansies.
  • the_technocratthe_technocrat IC-MotY1 Indy Icrontian
    edited February 2011
    lolbuddy

    also, feathers.
  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Icrontian
    edited February 2011
    CB wrote:
    I have tried just about every shaving method and product out there over the years, including the ritualistic wet-shave, which I did for almost three years, and I've found the best mix of good shave to convenience for me is Barbasol and a disposable Bic. :P
    ;D;D
  • ardichokeardichoke Icrontian
    edited February 2011
    I've found the best shave ever is when I'm tended to by a harem of attractive women of all races. First comes the hot towel steam, then they massage my face with sacred oils, apply a secret hand made shaving cream and shave me with a straight razor made of sharpened diamonds. Then I wake up and realize it was all just a dream.

    Luckily my g/f likes my pitiful stubble so all I do these days is trim around the edges occasionally and call it a day.
    midga
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx :KAPPA: Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    edited February 2011
    10/10 Pete. That was awesome.
  • Gate28Gate28 Orlando, Florida Icrontian
    edited February 2011
    I'm going to try this retro shaving thing out. I know I've made a similar request in this thread before, but what should I get to start? I assume a saftey razor, blades, soap, and a badger brush, but what kinds do I get to start off with?
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    edited February 2011
    I got the art of shaving starter kit ($25), a Merkur 23C, and a pack of Feather blades. I am going to start with them this weekend after the kit arrives. I'm sure you may want to move on to a higher quality brush and/or try out different soaps/blades to see what works for you.
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx :KAPPA: Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    edited February 2011
    I've been told that Feather blades are not good for starting out. I can't back that up, though.

    No matter what brush you end up with, just make sure that it is a badger brush. Boar hair sucks.

    The Merkur 23C is a fine place to start. I started with - and am still using - the Merkur Classic DE. I love that razor.

    As for cream, it might be easier to learn with a creme from a tube (like Proraso) rather than soap. Again, I can't back that up.
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    edited February 2011
    UPSLynx wrote:
    I've been told that Feather blades are not good for starting out. I can't back that up, though.
    I can. I would start with Derby Edge and then move to Feathers. Feather blades are insanely sharp and might cause problems (razor burn, increased cuts, etc) on skin that isn't used to shaving with a real razor - including moving from disposables. Derby Edges are excellent for general shaving - I've been using them for a couple years now and they're excellent. Once I'm done with the mega pack I purchased I'll probably move to Feathers, but that's probably not going to be for another year or two unless I stop being a lazy shaver (once a month whether I need it or not).
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