#1

Member
Iowa
Seriously. 2 weddings, one was my own.

Normally - no guard on the clippers once a week or so. I've had a beard for the last 14 months, and am ready for it to mostly go.

Should I start off with a cartridge just to get used to this again? I feel like its like riding a bike, but I've never ridden a unicycle.

I have available to me parker 91, 99, or merkur 34, 42

astra greens, gillette 7 yellows, am getting feathers.

Make my own everything else.

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#2

Member
Seattle
My first DE, almost five years ago, was a Merkur 34C. If that option is available, it's a great gateway to the vast horizon of DE razors, in my experience. If you're at all like me, going from carts to the 34 will not be a difficult transition--like going from a Schwinn Stingray to a Schwinn Varsity.

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--Scott
#3
First, I would go to a barber and have him/her remove the top 99% with electric clippers and then shave later at home.
A common greeting was 'Well, Gillette, how's the razor?' If I had been technically trained, I would have quit.

King C. Gillette
#4
If you have clippers then use that first if not then scissors will do the job just will take little longer. The 34 should be just right to get the hang of it and i would choose the gillette yellows since they are sharp and smooth
#5
No need to start with a cartridge. I would just go straight to a DE if that’s what you plan on using in the long run. Just remember to use a light touch.
#6

Brother
U S A
(08-13-2018, 05:49 AM)BPman Wrote: First, I would go to a barber and have him/her remove the top 99% with electric clippers and then shave later at home.

I go along with this member. Go to a barber first.
DE Gillette
#7
He has clippers...

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#8

Member
Iowa
It's almost gone, now. Should have a batch of merkur showing up at my door today.

Kept the mustache length because why not. I can either do a pretty sweet van dyke, or a fu manchu. Whatever embarrasses my kids more.

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#9

Super Moderator
San Diego, Cal., USA
As for blades, I’d go with the Astra Greens. With that light touch mentioned by Dayman and short strokes, you should do just fine.

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#10

Member
Rio Rico, Arizona
(08-13-2018, 05:49 AM)BPman Wrote: First, I would go to a barber and have him/her remove the top 99% with electric clippers and then shave later at home.


Screw it! Just get a barber hot shave with a good straight razor. If you’re gonna go, go big!


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