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Old 02-14-2007, 07:54 AM   #31
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My barber-ette uses a straight razor for shaves here in CowTown. Cindy's her name, rather cute, for a girl. Dennis Barber Shop & Salon. Always done me right.
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Old 02-14-2007, 07:59 AM   #32
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Stuck in the Middle With You - Stealers Wheel

Well I don't know why I came here tonight,
I got the feeling that something ain't right,
I'm so scared in case I fall off my chair,
And I'm wondering how I'll get down the stairs,
Clowns to the left of me,
Jokers to the right, here I am,
Stuck in the middle with you.

Yes I'm stuck in the middle with you,
And I'm wondering what it is I should do,
It's so hard to keep this smile from my face,
Losing control, yeah, I'm all over the place,
Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right,
Here I am, stuck in the middle with you.

Well you started out with nothing,
And you're proud that you're a self made man,
And your friends, they all come crawlin,
Slap you on the back and say,
Please.... Please.....

Trying to make some sense of it all,
But I can see that it makes no sense at all,
Is it cool to go to sleep on the floor,
'Cause I don't think that I can take anymore
Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right,
Here I am, stuck in the middle with you.

Well you started out with nothing,
And you're proud that you're a self made man,
And your friends, they all come crawlin,
Slap you on the back and say,
Please.... Please.....

Well I don't know why I came here tonight,
I got the feeling that something ain't right,
I'm so scared in case I fall off my chair,
And I'm wondering how I'll get down the stairs,
Clowns to the left of me,
Jokers to the right, here I am,
Stuck in the middle with you,
Yes I'm stuck in the middle with you,
Stuck in the middle with you.
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Old 02-14-2007, 08:48 AM   #33
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I used to go to a barber in Bozeman who used a straight razer. I never got a full shave from him, but when he was done cutting your hair, he would lather up the hot menthol shave foam around the edges and back of the neck and shave with the blade. It was great, always felt like a new man after that.
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Old 02-14-2007, 09:10 AM   #34
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Don't do it. You'll be sorry.

Sounds great, macho and individualistic.

You'll hurt yourself over and over.
Don'y worry, I'm gonna start with my face, not my balls.

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Old 02-14-2007, 12:18 PM   #35
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Not hearing the theme song to Sweeny Todd in your head while shaving is the real trick.

And not getting a blister on your ankle when you keep it in your boot.
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Old 02-14-2007, 12:57 PM   #36
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I have used one, and really, you cannot drink and shave with one of these - even after quitting drinking, I'm not sure I'm steady enough for a cut-throat razor.

Fun to wave around though, eh, Sweeney Todd?
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Old 02-14-2007, 04:22 PM   #37
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I need to get one of those. I hate shaving in front of the sink where all the run off hits the floor, but I carve myself up good when I shave in teh shower because I can't see what I'm doing.
I've been using one for about 20 years or so (Shower Tek® Fog Free Mirror IIRC @$20 retail). Makes shaving quick and easy. Plus, there a little clip on the back to hold the razor, right in the stream of water. I think the constant washing of the razor is what makes the blade last so long.
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Old 02-14-2007, 04:47 PM   #38
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Best friend of mine decided a few years ago that he was tired of funneling hundreds of dollars a year into Gillettes pocket. He's got that monster facial hair that trashes any disposable before he's even finished one shave, as opposed to me that gets five from one. Anyway, his brilliant idea was the straight razor.

He bought a quality one, paid hundreds for it. Bought the strope (sp?), couple of other things. Dude looked like hell for quite some time. Definitely all in the technique, but it was a brutal learning experience. Even after a month or so, uneven shave, occasional nicks, burns, etc. By month three, he bailed the whole thing. He needed to start doing the job search thing, and couldn't afford to not look good. Don't know if he'll ever try it again.

I have had straight razor shaves in barbershops before, and those old guys have it down. Maybe easier to do someone else, or just the 40-years of experience....
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Old 02-14-2007, 05:46 PM   #39
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Good info here guys, I don't think I will ever try a straight razor on myself. But it's good to know that their are Barbers out there that still do this. I will keep searching. I use one of those 3 or 4 blade razors and found that if you run the razor under hot water before shaving it seems to work better. Maybe it's just me. And always right after you come out of the shower. Those no fog mirrors look like they are worth a try. Cool story kamanya !
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Old 02-14-2007, 05:49 PM   #40
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illegal in WI for a stylist to use

but the word hasn't gotten out to all the old time barbers, usually the ones who cuts the chief of police and mayor's hair of small WI cities

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Old 02-14-2007, 05:52 PM   #41
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The trick is not cutting yer damned head off.


Over and out.
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Old 02-14-2007, 06:42 PM   #42
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I stopped shaving over 2 years ago. we were doing some work for the razor companies litigations, and I was just that fed up with the project that I didn't want to give money to either one of those damn companies.

that, and I am lazy. even clipping the beard every week or so is a hassle for me. then again, I go months between haircuts.

old british guy at work uses a straigt razor, and I heard somewhere that the shaving soap and a good brush are supposed to be the bees knees too. I think they said boars hair is the best. shaving in the shower or afterwords is supposed the best too, the hot water is supposed to open your pores up and pushes the hairs out a bit to get that closer shave
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Old 02-14-2007, 07:10 PM   #43
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In my youth, I hung with a few guys that used straight razors. Personally, I always preferred an ice pick.
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Old 02-14-2007, 07:20 PM   #44
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There's a good barber in Vancouver BC who still does this, Farzhad's Barber Shop. Good guy, he usually has a Ducati on loan from a local dealer in his shop window.

Well worth the money for a treat, he does the hot towels, lotion, the whole bit.
You got an address ... something to find this guy? Thanks ...
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Old 02-14-2007, 07:43 PM   #45
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Down, not across.
Shave, then coffee.
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