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The last of the Nancy Boy shaving cream

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SOTD 27 Mar 2015

A superb shave today, and somewhat of a test shave: testing whether very old Nancy Boy shaving cream works well. My finding: It works great. When I say “very old,” here’s my SOTD from 2 Feb 2011 using the same tub, which is now close to depleted (see below).

I easily loaded the dampish brush, and applied the lather, enjoying its fragrance again—it really is wonderful stuff. Three passes with the Above the Tie S1 slant on their Kronos handle, and a BBS result with no nicks or burn.

A few sprays of l’Occitane Cade to the palm of my hand, rub hands together, rub the face, and feel great.

Here’s view inside the tub. It’s difficult to see—white cream in white tub—but the bottom of the tub is showing clearly. (One guy on Wicked Edge commented that he was too insecure to start each day using a product named “Nancy Boy,” which suggests a good marketing idea: do a parallel line of the same products under the brand “Macho Badass.” Marketing can solve many problems—but not all. See next post.)

End of the Nancy Boy

Written by LeisureGuy

27 March 2015 at 10:16 am

Posted in Shaving

9 Responses

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  1. How would you describe Nancy Boy’s fragrance?


    27 March 2015 at 11:03 am

  2. I would go with their description at the link in the post: “All-natural lavender, peppermint & rosemary essential oil scent”.


    27 March 2015 at 11:19 am

  3. I finally restocked Sweet Gale and have used it a couple of times this week but can’t seem to get a good lather. I have used a Whipped Dog Silver and a Simpson Colonel. Do you recall a brush you prefer with Sweet Gale and a particular technique. Most likely I am the problem!


    27 March 2015 at 3:19 pm

  4. Take a look at the video this post and try that technique. I’m assuming that you’ve not moved (e.g., from a soft-water house to a hard-water house) since you last used it. (If your tap water’s hard, you can try a pinch or two of citric acid in a sink half-full of water to soften the water.)


    27 March 2015 at 4:15 pm

  5. Thank you for your response. Same water, I might be spoiled by Phoenix Artisan? Watched the video and will give it a try in the morning, using the same or similar brush.


    27 March 2015 at 4:52 pm

  6. Let me know know how it goes.


    27 March 2015 at 5:51 pm

  7. Michael – thanks for the tip on Nancy Boy’s shave cream; I’ve considered trying this for a while, they’re local (I’m in the North Bay), and I’ve mostly been using soaps vs. creams these days, so it would be a nice change of pace. Will let you know how it goes!


    28 March 2015 at 9:29 am

  8. I’ll be interested to hear what you think.


    28 March 2015 at 9:58 am

  9. Wow. “Macho Badass” would make a perfect name for a shaving soap. I don’t think it would work for a cream though – not hardcore enough. 🙂

    Brian Trepka

    28 March 2015 at 1:44 pm

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