That sounds fricken amazing. I'm going to check it out.There's a fantastic barber shop by, of all places, the Toronto Greyhound Depot. The guy who took care of me was Parisian and barely spoke English. Best service I've ever had. I asked for a beard trim, and the guy took the time to sculpt different lengths into my beard based on my mouth and chin lines. It was all topped up with a hot face cloth and aftershave lotion.
Everything is all fancy but not like a modern salon... it's like stepping into a high-class barber shop from the 1920s.
From their Web site:
Terminal Barber Shop: Introduction
"Welcome to the Terminal Barber Shop, the oldest standing barber shop in Toronto! Since 1925, the "Boys Club on Bay Street" has been a downtown fixture at Bay/Dundas, offering haircuts, massages and hot lather shaves in a classic barber shop setting. Recent visitors to the shop include former Canadian prime minister the Right Honourable Paul Martin and American celebrity Woody Harrelson (pictured below)."
i got one not this past xmas, but the one before, and still havent shaved with it, since i need to get a strop.How hard is it to learn how to shave with a straight razor...? You could shave a shitload of cash from going to the Gillette people for blades, which are becoming more retardedly expensive each year, but it looks pretty scary.
How hard is it to learn how to shave with a straight razor...? You could shave a shitload of cash from going to the Gillette people for blades, which are becoming more retardedly expensive each year, but it looks pretty scary.
When I bought my Futur I also bought 10 packs of Merkur blades. You can get them on ebay or amazon probably. They are nice. In South Africa I used blades made by BIC (in Greece) that were OK too.alexd, I pretty much have an identical old razor to yours accept it is gold in colour. I've been wanting to take it out of storage for some time, what exactly did you use to clean, scrub and polish it up?
Now the blades, are you using just regular ones from Shoppers or are there special "good or better types" to use with it.
Last year as I was having a smoke out front of my house, some guy walked by and asked if I had an extra. I said sure, and gave him one. He said it was my lucky day and handed me a 20 pack of Mach 5 blades (which he probably pocketed from Shoppers). I don't think I'll have to give gilette any money for a few years to come now. Sweet.but since i like saying fuck you Gilette, you price gouging mutherfuckers i refuse to buy them.