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    Filed at 5:48 pm under by dcobranchi

    This post likely will appeal to maybe 0.1% of the very few readers I haven’t yet driven off. So be it.

    In the last couple of weeks I’ve started wet shaving (or “wetshaving” as some would have it). I bought a Burma-Shave shaving brush, some soap, a pristine late 1940s Gillette Tech — 24k gold plated (about $10 including shipping on eBay), and some Personna double edge blades ($0.20 ea).

    The combination makes for a very nice close shave. I’m enjoying the ritual of it. Lathering up the soap in a mug is an art in and of itself (an art that I’m not close to mastering). The whole process takes maybe 10 minutes total or about 5 minutes more than the new-fangled foam in a can and cartridge blades. It’s possibly the best 10 minutes of the day.

    6 Responses to “GOING VERY OLD SCHOOL”

    Comment by
    October 18th, 2011
    at 7:41 pm

    That’s how my father always shaved, and I can still remember the smell of Old Spice as it smelled then.

    Comment by
    October 24th, 2011
    at 8:22 am

    It’s also, well, sexy. And I don’t throw that word around very much. But there’s something langourous and sensual in this process that’s just . . . attractive. Inviting. Intimate. Lingering.

    Comment by
    October 24th, 2011
    at 9:46 am

    Is it getting warm in here?

    Comment by
    October 24th, 2011
    at 10:30 am

    Well, I just thought I’d make your best 10 minutes of the day even better.

    Comment by
    October 26th, 2011
    at 12:16 pm

    I had zero interest when Daryl posted this. But the possibility that Michelle’s reaction might be similar to Jeanne’s…

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    December 5th, 2011
    at 12:03 pm

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