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monbla256

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Age : 71
Location : DFW Metroplex, Texas
Registration date : 2012-01-15

PostSubject: How did you learn to shave and how old were you?    Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:42 pm

When I was a small kid I'd watch my father use his brush and mug and basin of hot water, making that white lather and brushing it on his face then taking his gold Gillette DE razor and shave all the lather off !! The Christmas ( to be politically correct Holiday Season Twisted Evil ) I was 16 I received my first shaving set, an Old spice shaving mug, a Williams soap puck and a Fat Boy Gillette DE razor and a boar bristle brush which came with the mug. I still have that old brush now it's worn down quite a bit. used all through 'Nam and college till I got my first Badger when I was 25. The first time I shaved, my father stood over my shoulder and guided me through my first shave and we were off to the races!! Been shaving that way and with Williams soap ever since !! I now use my father's old mug, which was his grandfathers and the same Gillette 109 adjustable razor I got back in '75! Twisted Evil
Any one else care to share their how they learned and when ? Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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Location : Laramie, WY
Registration date : 2011-12-10

PostSubject: Re: How did you learn to shave and how old were you?    Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:32 pm

Well dear old dad was not in my life much at that point (12-20) he was also frequently sporting a beard. As the boneheaded bastard I was I went out and bought an old straight razor at the age of 12 and went at it. Never having seen it done in person I was relying heavily on old movies I had seen. Didn't cut myself to ribbons and have been doing it that way ever since.

Jim
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Zeno Marx

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Registration date : 2010-06-26

PostSubject: Re: How did you learn to shave and how old were you?    Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:13 pm

Nobody ever taught me. There were men who surely could have taught me, but being typically self-absorbed, impatient, Alpha type kings, they were too busy being stuck in their own heads. It necessarily follows that the only gear and products available to me were whatever I could grab out of our bathroom. Suffice to say, it didn't go well. I'm just learning to shave now.
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