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Late Doors

Ive had the same blade in

For six months now, Wonder what's the record for shaver frugality ?
Grind

Re: Ive had the same blade in

Late Doors wrote:
For six months now, Wonder what's the record for shaver frugality ?


Now you mention it, I can't remember the last time I changed mine either (it's a Mach 3).

I'm not one to shave every day, but I don't think I can have swapped the blade out more than a couple of times this year.

Must be my whetstone chin.
Sir Bulldog Craggwood

do you keep said razor blade under a pyramid?

I use Wahl clippers and have a short beard - I used to find having to wet shave very hard work and often used to slip and cut myself
Late Doors

Under a pyramid it's a Gillete Mach3 TURBO donthcha know, not a mummifield Egyptian Prince
fartcatcher

Always used an electric razor. Not to be trusted with anything sharp before 8:00 am.
carp

Don't shave every day. Get through more on the summer. I live in singlets and Speedo's and flip flops and like to be tidy around the edges.
sheeps

Gips
Dock

Don't know if we can go off from the razor subject but stay on a durability track?

I've had the same pair of Dunlop wellies since September 2010. Purchased in Keswick for 13 and they have done me proud up until this Autumn and the soles were wearing thin. Countless dog walks and gardening etc. Just got another pair to replace them. Bloody good value for money if you ask me......I know you won't.
Grind

It's not an everyday thing, but I still occasionally wear the suit that was hand made for my dad when my parents got married in 1962.

Wellingtons smellingtons.
Dock

Grind wrote:
It's not an everyday thing, but I still occasionally wear the suit that was hand made for my dad when my parents got married in 1962.

Wellingtons smellingtons.


Brill. Must be seriously well made G-Man. This song is for you:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DlFuXwAGURw
Grind

There's nothing flash about it, but it is made of better-than-decent dark grey flannel and, at least to my eye, seems relatively timeless in the cut (the trousers do need braces though!).

I was just thinking about the times it's been worn - mostly major events for my family: mum's, my uncle's and the grandparents' funerals, my parents' (and mine, plus plenty of others) wedding and then various graduations.

Too bad I never saw my dad wear it.....

Thinking about it, I'm pretty sure I must have worn the same shoes (a simple black pair of Church's) at all of those events too, but they were only bought in 1984.

Practically new.
Grind

I remember being concerned that those shoes were too expensive (they cost GBP50 - they were on sale), but I guess I've just about got my money's worth out of 'em.
Grind

* Wonders if he's a bit of a cheap bastard. *
Late Doors

Dock wrote:
Don't know if we can go off from the razor subject but stay on a durability track?



's Exactly what it was supposed to be about, carry on at will

Ive got a couple of Blues club T Shirts from Rosa's West Side Chicago from 1993 that i still wear. I used to tell the young uns at work when they said when they were born that ive got t shirts older than them
sheeps

I have a football medal I won whilst at school in 1968.

It's here on my desk in front of me, and I love it.
Late Doors

Sad day to report from the Shires. Yesterday I took my Dual 505 deck to the tip for our final goodbye. Bought it with my first monthly salary and for 35 years it delivered vinyl perfection. Sadly it had recently started to underperform somewhat. They stylus kept falling out and the little soldered wires connecting it to the arm were shaky. Last year I replaced it with MrsD's excellent Technics deck from her old system and was forced to exchanged mutual mournful looks with the old Dual as it lay in the garage awaiting either repair, sale or finally and tragically, disposal. It couldn't be repaired, no one wanted it so into the skip it went. Spare a thought for the old chap please.
Grind

I was going through our books with a view to (possibly - I'm a bit of a hoarder) perhaps getting rid of some and came across a small, but thoroughly beaten up volume.

It didn't seem worth keeping, but I looked inside and saw it was given as a school prize to my paternal grandfather, dated 1910.

I didn't even know I had it.

Weird.
Grind

I must admit I was quite chuffed to find it - for whatever reasons, I don't seem to have all that much stuff from earlier generations besides photographs (I guess they tended to just have less stuff!).

I'm sure I've mentioned this on here before, but this is the same grandparent I have an exercise book with notes in from his "Great War" education in Ripon prior to going to France.

He was born in 1898, so was sixteen at the outbreak.

That still does my head in - I was (and probably still am) a total knob at that age and would have been in no mental state to go off for a bit of a scrap, let alone the sort of battles they had back then.

* Feels humbled. *
Late Doors

Wow, ace and yeah, 16 eh? chuff me. Funnily enough i was going through a few of my mums books with a view to doing something with them. Turns out that one i was going to get rid of is signed by Harold Wilson, which is nice.
sheeps

Grind wrote:
I was going through our books with a view to (possibly - I'm a bit of a hoarder) perhaps getting rid of some and came across a small, but thoroughly beaten up volume.

It didn't seem worth keeping, but I looked inside and saw it was given as a school prize to my paternal grandfather, dated 1910.

I didn't even know I had it.

Weird.



Go Grandad.
Late Doors

Changed it on Tuesday, couldn't quite do a year.

Altogether now, you know the tune

January 3rd, remember the date
My blade was old and began to grate
I'd had enough, my chin was rough
Now im super smooth, like a porn star's muff.
carp

I am told by Mrs C that I need more pairs of jeans because the old ones are old. I now have 3 old pairs of jeans and 3 new pairs of jeans and 2 legs. I don't argue anymore.

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