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Truefitt & Hill Luxury

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I used T&H’s Luxury Shaving Soap today—a very nice soap indeed. The Rooney Style 2 did it’s usual great job on the lather, and the Edwin Jagger lined Chatsworth with a Treet Classic blade (previously used) did a fine, smooth job. Booster’s June Clover was the fully satisfying aftershave.

I got an email asking why I posted the EJ ivory Chatsworth as a favorite razor over the EJ lined Chatsworth (both in gold). Answer: I had to have one, and I went with the one earlier in the alphabet. In John Barth’s excellent novel The End of the Road, the protagonist has a decision problem. At the beginning of novel, he’s advised to make choices using a simple rule: if presented spatially, the choice on the left; if presented temporally, the first choice mentioned; if presented otherwise, the earliest in the alphabet. I used that rule. Both are excellent razors: the lined is heavier, so if you like heft, get that one.

I’m also reminded of a story told during the House Judiciary Committee hearings at the time of Nixon’s impeachment—the last political event I watched with such fascinated absorption as this Republican convention, which is turning out to be a fast-moving trainwreck. The story:

A boy’s mother gave him two ties for his birthday. The next morning he came down to breakfast wearing one of the ties, and she said, “Aw, you don’t like the other tie.”

But I do like both Chatsworths. :)♠

Written by Leisureguy

3 September 2008 at 11:04 am

Posted in Daily life, Shaving

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