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Why TOP 25 and not 20 or 30? In what way a video like this is helpful or deserves 17 minutes of our time? What's the point?

It's like a praise for the artisans.
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Holy cow! (Wholly Kaw? ba dum tshh) I never counted counted how many artisans are out there.  I know there's a bunch, but it always seemed like "a dozen."  Like if someone that wasn't into wetshaving asked me how many artisan soapmakers are out there, I would've just said "eh, about a dozen good ones."  And there are more and more popping up.
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(04-04-2016, 11:04 PM)Fargo Wrote: Why TOP 25 and not 20 or 30? In what way a video like this is helpful or deserves 17 minutes of our time? What's the point?

It's like a praise for the artisans.

What's wrong with a top 25 of his personal picks? I see these videos quite often from several reviewers and they are entertaining to watch. I know my top artisan favorites are not going to match TSE's, however I am still interested in hearing his picks. It's just fun is all.

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(04-04-2016, 11:39 PM)Hobbyist Wrote: What's wrong with a top 25 of his personal picks? I see these videos quite often from several reviewers and they are entertaining to watch. I know my top artisan favorites are not going to match TSE's, however I am still interested in hearing his picks. It's just fun is all.

There is nothing wrong with the top 25 Smile

What I want to know is who are the bottom 25??? Inquiring minds want to know. Huh

This is not a facetious question or rhetorical. Most every youtube video review I see sings the praises of brand XYZ. Now we all know that's just impossible. Some stuff has to be garbage. So save me the trouble of finding out on my own and tell me what not to buy? Of is this the case of if you have nothing good to say, then say nothing? I only have a finite amount of money and can't try everything.

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I'm soon making my Top 500 list of favourite fragrances in my den

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25 is a lot.
lol

There's only 52 weeks in a year. If one soap lasted 4 weeks you could shave for 2 years with just one soap from each- artisan...

How can you decide something is really great and consistently performs well if you have to try 25 different brands who each have multiple different scents and varieties?

I'm not even interested in trying everything. I agree with grim in that I want to know what not to try. Like say Erasmic shave sticks. Don't really know anyone who loves those things, at least not the 'current' formulation.

If I had to buy a full puck or tub of every shave soap from every artisan and in every style offered I'd go broke and never finish one of them. Heck I may not even get around to trying every one of them.

By the time you use 25 soaps, in two or more years, you'll have missed two years worth of new products.

Are we just chasing the dragon? Maybe we're all gone mad with RAD, SAD, and ADD on top? At what point, if any, do we just find one we like and stop searching?

I'm not a minimalist by any stretch of the imagination mind you. I'm shocked too.
Had no idea there was that much soap out there either.

My dad drank Milwaukee's Best and Pabst Blue Ribbon. He was happy too. One or the other. Maybe something exotic here and there for a special occasion.

Is it special anymore if I don't have a brand to deviate from? Dad had a brand. Am I diluted with too many brands?

I know one thing, my wallet can't take it.

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Shave yourself.
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(This post was last modified: 04-05-2016, 02:46 AM by wyze0ne.)
That was awesome bakerbarber! I wholeheartedly agree, yet I still find myself buying all these different things to try. I keep telling myself I'll eventually get to a point where I settle for the few products I really like and use them exclusively. But the question is.....how much time/money is it going to take to get there? Lol

Yeah, like grim said, tell us what we shouldn't buy!

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I enjoyed the video, nice research and crazy that you own three or more soaps from each of these folks. Excellent work Chris.

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(04-05-2016, 12:29 AM)CHSeifert Wrote: I'm soon making my  Top 500 list of favourite fragrances in my den

Claus,
I'll set aside a few hours to watch that epic video.

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