Now I know how the girlfriend of a psychopath feels. I keep trying to love the Gillette Slim Adjustable razor, but it just won't love me back. I keep thinking it's me; but it's not.
|My 1963 Slim Adjustable|
|Common denominator between|
Vincent Price and my Slim?
So thinking it was the blade, I put in a new Dorco ST-301, set the Slim to two, and went at it again this morning.
Like in a bad Vincent Price knock-off movie (are there any good ones?) -- horrors! -- weepers and irritation galore! This shave today was so irritating, that two-thirds through, I took the blade out of the Slim and put it into my Merkur 15C open-comb razor and finished the shave.
No wonder my dad switched from the Slim to the Gillette's Trac II. The Gillette Slim Adjustable just doesn't consistently work for me, and I'm guessing was far from optimal for him as well.
I can get an okay standard shave (one pass with the grain), but when I go for a good shave.... forget about it.
Well, some matches just aren't made in heaven. And keeping with the Vincent Price theme, some are made in hell. So the Slim has gone back into cold storage like on a slab at the morgue. I'm done. It's dead to me.
when I'm looking for a trouble-free shave with a new blade.