#1
A quick search did not find a Williams thread. Excuse me if I missed it.

So what do folks around here think of Williams? I am a fan. I get great lather and shaves from vintage and newer Williams. Wednesdays are Williams Wednesdays in my world.
#2
I tried newer Williams a few years ago and it did not go well. I soaked the puck for a while and put a bit of elbow grease in, but the resulting lather was bubbly and thin. I'm sure with greater effort there would have been better results, but it ended up on shower duty. I know this soap has fans on other forums, especially the big one.
-Rob
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#3

Member
Vancouver, BC
Personally, I have never cared very much for this soap as the artisan offerings are so much better in scents and lather.
Nevertheless, if it works, for you, then keep at it as it is very inexpensive. Shy
Celestino
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#4

Member
Ferndale, MI
(12-11-2017, 05:28 PM)celestino Wrote: Personally, I have never cared very much for this soap as the artisan offerings are so much better in scents and lather.
Nevertheless, if it works, for you, then keep at it as it is very inexpensive. Shy

This. Why waste the effort when there are hundreds of soaps that are light years better in terms of scent and performance. I have heard the vintage stuff is very good but I've yet to try it.
- Jeff
#5

Administrator
Philadelphia, PA
when I first tried wet shaving maybe 15ish years ago, I was using williams soap with a burma brush from walmart (I think). the lather was lousy, but I don't know if that was the soap itself or my lack of technique at the time..probably a mix of both, honestly.
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#6

Vintage Shaver
Seattle, WA
For me the vintage Williams soaps have been good but no great, with the ones in wooden bowls being better than the mug pucks. None of them have been as good as vintage Old Spice soap.
John
#7
No such luck here either. Someone suggested i load it from a mug, spending a little more time doing so than usual and the lather should build up better than it will in a larger surface like bowl or face
#8
I have useded vintage and modern Williams.
It is a challenge to master.
Dont try other soaps before you try Williams or you will never use it again.
Are there cheaper factory soaps on the market, probly not.
Are there better factory or artisan soaps on the market...Oh Hell yea.
But;
If you start with Williams, spend the time it takes to develop a good lather, including blooming the soap and soaking the brush, there isnt a single soap on the market that will be outside your skillset for generating a good lather. Williams teaches you more than you are willing to learn. But thats only if you dont cop-out and switch soaps before it is dead. Be determined to kill it.
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#9
Thanks for the replys folks.
#10

Member
Vancouver, BC
(12-14-2017, 12:48 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: For me the vintage Williams soaps have been good but no great, with the ones in wooden bowls being better than the mug pucks.  None of them have been as good as vintage Old Spice soap.

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