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If you are Asian, especially those of Oriental decent, why would you bother in investing in such an apparatus? 

 

 

Makes shaving pretty damned enjoyable. 

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Makes shaving pretty damned enjoyable. 

 

Hahaha! True true. 

 

But just like an 14 year old boy's first time. It will be the best 2 minutes of your life! 

 

Then you will have to wait another 3 weeks before shaving again! 

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I'm not too sure where to post this, the posting on Truefitt & Hill was an article written by a member who's not longer active. Since i went for a shave so I thought i's post in here. After a long procrastination of trying Truefitt & Hill, at last gave it a try. Impeccable service but atrocious pricing but i was overall satisfied customer. A shave cost RM80, shave and haircut RM170. I would try again but i dont think it will replace my regular barber but once every quarter i think it's not too bad. 

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I'm not too sure where to post this, the posting on Truefitt & Hill was an article written by a member who's not longer active. Since i went for a shave so I thought i's post in here. After a long procrastination of trying Truefitt & Hill, at last gave it a try. Impeccable service but atrocious pricing but i was overall satisfied customer. A shave cost RM80, shave and haircut RM170. I would try again but i dont think it will replace my regular barber but once every quarter i think it's not too bad.

Wow rm170. But damn syok ke? Did it come with a shoulder and neck massage?

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No massage like the Indian barber who thinks your head is a basketball. Just light massage but what I was impressed was the hygiene and the overall service. I think there was 2 hot towel and a cold towel at the end. And they use completely a new razor not blade but the whole razor. The shave was good but not as good on my good day doing it. I would assume I was a bit more regular then he would know how to get a bbs.

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A whole, long while back, Zinzan gave me this block of shaving soap whose brand I have even forgotten.

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I took it out of the fridge just now to hack out another chunk. Because I've finally used up the first chunk I hacked out of it. The way its going, I may not live long enough to use up this block. Maybe I should put it on my will. One of you can inherit whatever is left after I fall off the perch.

 

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New refill.

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Yeah J, I gave away most of my block, it's a nice pif for ppl who wants to start wet shaving. The damn thing last ridiculously long. Learned my lesson never buy the kilo brick.

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Hey a lil update custom replate slim. It turned out beautifully, now waiting for it to arrive here in KL. Thinking of the next custom job or should i get Morris & Fondran brush?

 

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For something that have last 50 year and could easily last another 50 with the updated plating why not. I did it because i wanted an heirloom piece. The EJs will never last that long, dont get me wrong i love my Ejs i still keep it although i dont use it because its not aggressive enough for me. 

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The capital investment continues.Next plating will be 18k white gold.

 

Nah, it would be a rose gold for my NEW. Hehehehehe. For 2015, it will be Muhle R41, M&F brush, Le Pere Lucien soap and plating project for my vintages. 

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I was browsing at Watson's when I found an unusual after shave. It's an oil, not emulsion, and it comes wrapped in a low-rent transparent plastic wrap. It was even difficult to make out the brand -- it's moulded into the amber bottle. The ingredients list looks like the entire inventory of a Benedictine monastic apothecary. Made in South Africa. I don't remember the price, but it was very moderate.

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They have a very minimalistic website.

https://lipidol.com/

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Just found this thread heh, so I thought I'd post a few pics of a shaver a found in a vintage fair a month back in Bristol UK.

The razor is a Gillette Standard Rocket dated to the late 40's (at least I was told). The case is from an Aristocrat set.

 

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I've only tried this out once. As for what I actually shave with I use a Muhle R106 with Arko Shaving soap. I forgot the brush I used. It's not a pricey one, called the Grovesnor I think.

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Dead man's razor, that. All the more interesting to shave with. Did you start with the Muehle, or did you have a previous razor and upgraded to a Muehle?

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I think I may have to buy another razor and brush. This is to keep in my toiletries bag for when I'm on the road. I think I may go vintage with this set.

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I had the Muehle as my first DE razor, then a few weeks later a spotted the Gillette and got the whole set for 5 pounds.

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