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    Default I think I have finally found a better word for "custom" razor

    chichi
    /ˈʃiːʃiː/
    attempting stylish elegance but achieving only an over-elaborate pretentiousness."
    I stumbled across this while reviewing a typical Munich restaurant, after having shaved with a vintage Solingen razor. Let's discuss...

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    While I agree some custom razors are a bit over the top, the fact that they function in their intended use negates pretentious reasoning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grazor View Post
    While I agree some custom razors are a bit over the top, the fact that they function in their intended use negates pretentious reasoning.
    True, but that was never the point.

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    Unintended consequences.

    If you used that word to someone from Mexico you could be in a lot of trouble.
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    It is true some custom razors are pretentiously chi-chi in their appearance and custom and on the whole that is truly visual on seeing. But there are a select few custom razor makers that adhere closely to the proven standard of razor geometry while developing new standards that do create contemporary razors of outstanding visual quality without the caul of chi-chi-ness of the majority we see today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigspendur View Post
    Unintended consequences.

    If you used that word to someone from Mexico you could be in a lot of trouble.
    You mean like the Buick LaCrosse?

    Quote Originally Posted by Razorfeld View Post
    It is true some custom razors are pretentiously chi-chi in their appearance and custom and on the whole that is truly visual on seeing. But there are a select few custom razor makers that adhere closely to the proven standard of razor geometry while developing new standards that do create contemporary razors of outstanding visual quality without the caul of chi-chi-ness of the majority we see today.
    Interesting. How do you define "custom razor maker"?

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    I bet that word sound would awesome said by a German....rather than a snobbish, demeaning remark from some pretentious twit it would sound like a Odin calling down the Gods of War!!

    "Smite that razor from my view and presence!! Let the call go forth.....ChiChi!!!!"

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    I find this very interesting.

    I think first of all to have a discussion we need your definition of "Custom".
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    Well, we all know the learning curve is quite steep shaving with a straight.
    You can't help but admire anyone who has the gumption to attempt making one from scratch.
    A bit of artistic license can be expected making one off items.
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    For me the OP's suggestion about custom razors rings true in some cases, not all though. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and that differs from person to person so there is something for everyone in the custom razor world. As always you are free to spend, or not, your money where you wish.

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