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Banter / Grooming
« on: November 01, 2013, 10:02:24 PM »
Rather than hijack the "things that piss you off" thread, I was hoping to continue the subject of shaving, specifically with a saftey razor. Anyone have a brand of blades they recommend? I have tried a few recently that are ok, but nothing spectacular.

And to continue the previous discussion, fan of the Proraso shaving cream, always get a good lather.

Films / TV / Re: What are you watching?
« on: October 30, 2013, 06:02:47 PM »
Archer, seasons 1,2 & 3.  It's comedy gold.

YESSSSSSSS! Brilliant stuff !
I'm into season 3: it's just brilliantly funny!  The Heart of Archness three parter where he becomes a pirate is superb.  The Burt Reynolds one even better and some of his quips and one liners have me in tears.

I just saw some of the trailers for next season (january) and the Top Gun remake they did....I don't know why this show isn't more popular than it is.

Mod fashion and style / Re: MOD in Detroit..
« on: October 30, 2013, 12:56:08 AM »
Maybe I'm just an idiot. Who knows?  ;D

I'm just giving you a hard time :)

Good luck!

Mod fashion and style / Re: MOD in Detroit..
« on: October 29, 2013, 10:52:35 PM »
Saddle shoes? Must be a Northern thing, never heard of brogues confused with saddle shoes before  ;D

Mod fashion and style / Re: MOD in Detroit..
« on: October 29, 2013, 08:23:31 PM »
What kind of style appeals to you the most? If we know what direction you want to take it in it might be a little easier.

McDermott's Ivy advise is good, however if you look at Brooks Bros, definately try them on first before ordering online as their sizing is really strange.

Good luck on the job, I haven't been to Detroit since '91. I imagine you can get housing pretty cheap there ;)

Mod fashion and style / Re: Mod dresses, any suggestions?
« on: October 24, 2013, 01:56:37 PM »
Try Marmalade lady friend just bought some and the quality and fit are excellent. I was fairly impressed with choice of materials as well.

Mod fashion and style / Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« on: October 24, 2013, 01:52:41 PM »
Nice! I am always on the lookout for black leather shoes (for some reason I keep buying suede!) Thanks Steve!

Mod fashion and style / Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« on: October 18, 2013, 07:10:01 PM »
Would love to see a full shot, Adam. I've looked at the 2 button suits from JTG and they look very sharp.

Ok then. Suit a bit crumpled after a few hours in a car though.
Shoes were Black Oxford cap. Hardly any of these 2 button suits left at JTG. They were quite late 50's cut compared to the usual ones.

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Immaculate hair! Very sharp look overall, well done.

Mod fashion and style / Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« on: October 18, 2013, 07:08:51 PM »
A o L grey suit.
John Francomb micro pale blue & white Gingham shirt (pin through collar).
Vintage Blue & Gold stripe tie with gold Nippy tie clip.
Blue & Gold paisley p.s
Old Bertie black chisel toe lace-ups.
Pantherella socks.
Gold & Onyx cufflinks.
Vintage Burton Breakwater mac.

Nice! Is that the mac you just got? Looks to be a good fit! Love to see a close up on those shoes sometime.

Banter / Re: Things that really piss you off
« on: October 17, 2013, 02:31:53 PM »
the fact it's cheaper to buy a new razor than a pack of blades to suit!

Ever consider going the old safety razor route? I use a Merkur and haven't regretted it at all...especially when I have to buy new blades.

i haven't Bri, no.

just had a quick look at the merkur ones but at the risk of sounding silly, i dont really understand how they work  :-\

I have a Merkur 34C and its great for a beginner and seasoned user. There's really nothing to it, you put a blade in and go. The key to using one is technique as the action is lighter than a "disposable" or cartridge razor. There's also a wealth of information and videos out there on them. I also really like the ritual involved with using one as it helps set the tone for the day, not rushed. Perhaps this is grounds for a shaving thread :)

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