axeeugene: Double-edged safety razor convert here. I never did spend much on the disposables before, opting for whatever the cheapest option was, but after I bought a couple of really nice, heavy-duty antique razor handles for about $8 each and 100+ blades for about $15, I was sold. I don't think I'll spend another dime on razor hardware for the next two years at the frequency with which I shave, and although the process is a little more time-consuming and the risk of nicking is a bit higher, I've found the whole experience of shaving this way has become more pleasurable.Telling the companies in the obscene cartridge racket to fark off is just an added bonus.
Voiceofreason01: welp, time to bust out the strait razor
SpaceBison: JuggleGeek: This "article" is just an add for http://www.dorcousa.com/ which is even linked in the article.I read it, mostly thinking "This is stupid, you can buy cheap double bladed disposables for very little". At the end, I was curious about the site they were trying to get people to buy razors from, so I clicked. This is what I got. I thought it was funny that the first thing on their front page was for a six bladed razor - one of the stupid things the article was whining about.[i1005.photobucket.com image 850x515]World's first six bladed razor? These has been on the shelves of the my grocery store for a couples years now.[scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x637]
Dafatone: This article sucks. Jesus.Yes, Dollar Shave and other alternative razor plans are cheaper and probably better. Yes, a majority of Americans (myself included) are going to stick with being ripped off by Gillette.This sounds like a paper written by an MBA student. "Gillette is everything wrong with America because they are not innovationing to synergize their utility" etc etc.
Back Alley Proctologist: I heard Clark Howard recommend a razor that lasts a LONG time. Does anyone know what it was? I just caught a little bit of it, was it the dollar shave club? At the moment, I'm using a plug-in trimmer to shave... it gets it close enough and will probably last forever. I'm not a fan of electric shavers that rip hairs out.
markfara: ajgeek: This isn't Ameican Ingenuity. This is some farking moron giving another farking moron with a business degree oversight of an engineering team./Simpsons did it.The problem is this constant urge to "improve" things, even after the point where they work just fine. At a certain point, things actually get stupid and less useful. But the "progress" must go on. . . .See also: "smart" TVs that switch the input source when you simply want to get a DVD out of the player, "smart" cars that second-guess when your wipers should be on or your lights dimmed, etc.Or, you know, Windows 8.
Badgers: Doctor Funkenstein: FTFA: the ProGlide FlexBallWell, the name definitely screams, 'you can shave your nuts with this.'[i.imgur.com image 500x500]
bacchanalias and consequences: Rub lubricant onto face. Shave it with a razor. Go on with life./honestly?
letrole: // is there any real difference between can, bottle, or beer on tap?
Gig103: Back Alley Proctologist: I heard Clark Howard recommend a razor that lasts a LONG time. Does anyone know what it was? I just caught a little bit of it, was it the dollar shave club? At the moment, I'm using a plug-in trimmer to shave... it gets it close enough and will probably last forever. I'm not a fan of electric shavers that rip hairs out.I don't know who he is, but probably not the Dollar shave club - those are just cartridges competing with Mach3/Fusion.There are brands that make DE razors out of stainless steel (Weber & Above The Tie) and they're around $100. That should last you a lifetime. You can check on eBay for old Gillettes that your grandfather, or great-grandfather used, still in shave condition.For around $30 you can get a pot metal razor from Edwin Jagger, Merkur, or Parker online. Maybe not the same lifetime quality but if you take care of it, I see no reason it shouldn't last decades or more.
Weatherkiss: I had no idea shaving snobbery was a thing up until this thread.
Rhypskallion: I use a rechargeable electric razor, that was probably $50-$80 two years ago and still works great. Why is there a blade industry at all anymore?
RoyBatty: A lot of people advocate classic safety razors with a badger brush and various creams, but what most forget is the pyramid that allows the finest molecular straight edge, critical for that extra smooth shave.[i.imgur.com image 219x225]
syrynxx: FormlessOne: each of which lasts for about a week of daily wet shavesJesus Christ - what are you, a Sicilian Yeti? I change blades about every three months, but I'm a Teuton.
The more you eat the more you fart: Weatherkiss: I had no idea shaving snobbery was a thing up until this thread.Its not. Theres just a bunch of shaving hipsters on fark.Nobody actually gives a damn but them.
jaytkay: SeaMonkey311: If you ain't shaving with these then you're not shaving properlyI bought a Merkur safety razor. It gives a close shave, but I cut myself more often and it doesn't fit under my nose so I get a Xavier Cugat mustache.[3.bp.blogspot.com image 517x600]
AliceBToklasLives: The more you eat the more you fart: Weatherkiss: I had no idea shaving snobbery was a thing up until this thread.Its not. Theres just a bunch of shaving hipsters on fark.Nobody actually gives a damn but them.That word."Hipster"It means "people that annoy me," right?/either that or everyone is a "hipster" in one way or another
Frantic Freddie: "Little tiny hairs...growin' outta my face!"/not obscure
wildcardjack: Daily shaving has been with us for a century that started with needing a sealing surface for gas masks. Are we still at threat for gas attacks, or the need for such masks? Do away with the razor like we have the wristwatch and get over the first world war.
KidneyStone: I inherited my granpa's old double edge razor and one day threw a blade in it to see how it did. Been using it ever since.
WegianWarrior: Unsurprisingly, the multinationals are once again promising us a smoother, closer, better shave...[si.wsj.net image 555x412]
Pathman: been shaving with one of these for about 10 years. never needed replacement. had it sharpened once.[www.maggardrazors.com image 425x425]suck it hipsters.
FizixJunkee: enry: Dollar Shave Club FTW.Do they have options for us womenfolk? I hate disposable razors, but the only other option seems to be the one they mention in the article: cheap razor handles (~$7) with $20 refills.
Carth: The more you eat the more you fart: Weatherkiss: I had no idea shaving snobbery was a thing up until this thread.Its not. Theres just a bunch of shaving hipsters on fark.Nobody actually gives a damn but them.Well them and the 40,000 people on badger and blade forums.
dbrunker: WegianWarrior: Unsurprisingly, the multinationals are once again promising us a smoother, closer, better shave...[si.wsj.net image 555x412]Did you find that image somewhere or did you use a filter on it to get that effect? If so which filter did you use? It looks great.
change1211: Or just use an electric razor, they're far less terrible to use.
Relatively Obscure: I only shave with personally-knapped flint blades and a balm I make from the bark of trees I planted as a toddler./there
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