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    Default Fathers day shave

    Today I gave my dad a straight razor shave for fathers day. I've brought him shaves at Truefitt & Hill, Trumpers and other London barbers before but as they use a shavette I thought the real deal would be nice.

    I tip my hat to barbers, I found it a lot harder than I ever imagined. As I shave with a straight most days I thought shaving someone else wouldn't be too hard, how wrong I was! It was all going well with the hot towel prep, lathering and cheeks but when it came to the muzzle area I was stumped, it was like starting with a straight all over again. I just couldn't seem to get it right. Obviously my dad's got a good few years on me and his chops are not taught as my Hollywood face (to coin Obies phrase) so skin stretching was paramount but I just didn't feel comfortable. I called quits and finished with a DE but still wasn't overly happy with the finish.

    Like everything I suppose, good practise makes perfect. The intention was there but I'd need a lot of practice to be proficient and happy with the results.

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    You got more nerve than me to try doing that. Hat is off to you.

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    Cheers, Bob. I used one of my favourite razors, my W&B FBU. I only used it last week and it gave a great shave. Point in note, technique can make a shave ready razor perform inadequately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markbignosekelly View Post
    Cheers, Bob. I used one of my favourite razors, my W&B FBU. I only used it last week and it gave a great shave. Point in note, technique can make a shave ready razor perform inadequately.
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    Outstanding! That was a very nice thing for you to do!
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    Well done Mark.

    Talking of older people and skin stretching, years ago when my Father in Law was about 98 he was in hospital for 2 weeks with pneumonia. I was still shaving with a Gillette cartridge and can of lazy-shave back then so I took my razor , a new blade and my goop in to him to give him a shave.

    I remember that his skin was so loose that when I started stretching, the skin under his jaw almost disappeared into his hairline
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