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Over the years I find that certain things continue to please and indeed often seem better today than on my first encounter. I thought I’d collect a list of such things as recommendations. Some categories will be separate pages; categories with a smaller population are collected here.

Exercise

Kettlebells — a great workout that somehow still manages to be fun, perhaps because you can segue from exercise to exercise without stopping. My post and a recommended site (thanks, Joel)—explore the various sections for more info.

Household items

Horn combs — they are truly great.

Learning

Esperanto is a language specifically constructed as a (politically neutral) interlanguage: a common second language that people can readily learn (no irregular verbs, for example, and an easy way to extend the vocabulary). Moreover, it is (a) fun and (b) is an ideal first foreign language to acquire, making subsequent foreign languages much easer to learn.

Written by LeisureGuy

11 June 2010 at 1:44 pm

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  1. Hello,

    I enjoy your shaving posts greatly, i have one question. Since you have used so many brushes over the years, what would you recommend if you had to choose 1 badger, 1 boar & 1 artificial brush. I use soaps mainly. I would appreciate your recomendations.

    Thanks

    Peter

    Peter

    13 March 2011 at 3:40 pm

  2. Here would be my recommendations:

    Boar: Omega Pro 48 or Pro 49
    Artificial badger: Omega 643167 or Lucretia Borgia
    Badger: Rooney Style 2 super silvertip

    That gives you a nice range and lots of choice, and the first two are not expensive at all.

    If you get only one, I would go with the artificial badger.

    LeisureGu

    13 March 2011 at 3:49 pm

  3. I have to say, between you and Mantic on YouTube, I know more about wet shaving than my father, and he taught me how to wet shave. He hasn’t used a safety razor since 1976, and since I discussed with him the money you save and the least amount of skin problems you have, he’s on board again. I plan to buy him an Edwin Jagger faux Ivory handled razor and brush, and an Edwin Jagger porcelain bowl, 3 kinds of Edwin Jagger soap, 2 kinds of Proraso Aftershave and Lucky Tiger. Me personally, I use the Van Der Hagen Shave kit, Van Der Hagen or Williams Mug Shave Soap, and a 1959 Gillette Super Speed with Derby Extra blades. As for aftershave, it’s either Old Spice, Aqua Velva, or Pinaud Clubman. I keep my experience shaving as old school as possible, and it works. Although I could use a new brush. Mine’s 3 years old and has bristles coming out sometimes. Anyway, I’m following your blog and would appreciate it if you would follow mine as well. Cheers!

    Matt Barrow

    25 February 2012 at 10:59 pm

  4. Sounds like a good kit. Take a look sometime at broadening your soap and shaving cream horizons: check out the various artisanal makers of soaps and shaving creams: very good quality, terrific range of fragrances, and moderate prices.

    LeisureGuy

    26 February 2012 at 6:12 am

  5. I plan to eventually. So far though, the Van Der Hagen deluxe soap is the best, being $1.59 a puck. The Williams I grabbed because I needed soap. It smells nice and lathers ok for a couple of passes, but then I have to re-wet the brush and go again at making lather. Never had that problem with the Van Der Hagen. Plus, the Williams soap has a tendency to dry on your face sometimes, especially on your upper lip, so I usually shave it first. I am interested in trying other soaps, but I’m not keen on ordering shaving supplies. Computer parts, hiking gear, knives, bows, I’m quite keen on ordering because most of the sporting goods stores here in Alabama only sell compound bows. I prefer recurve or long bows. So I guess I’ll look around and see what other places may have shave soap

    Matt Barrow

    28 February 2012 at 1:08 pm


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