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    Default Finally, a Benelux dedicated board!

    At last!

    I've been DE shaving for almost a year now, but I only registered at B&B. I've been going about the fact I can't find anything decent in brick&mortar shops here in Belgium.

    I'm sure I'll post a lot of questions soon!

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    welcome, most stuff is far cheaper buying online anyway. Greets from Roeselare

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snuff View Post
    welcome, most stuff is far cheaper buying online anyway. Greets from Roeselare
    Yeah, but I haven't bought anything online yet. Plus, international shipping can sometimes get very expensive...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogier View Post
    At last!

    I've been DE shaving for almost a year now, but I only registered at B&B. I've been going about the fact I can't find anything decent in brick&mortar shops here in Belgium.

    I'm sure I'll post a lot of questions soon!
    The 'koordenwinkel' in Antwerp is definitely a place where you can find everything you need as a shaver.
    Welkom bij* De Messenwinkel

    They have straight razors, strops, coticules, shaving creams and soaps, DE razors, aftershaves, etc.
    Very friendly people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno View Post
    The 'koordenwinkel' in Antwerp is definitely a place where you can find everything you need as a shaver.
    Welkom bij* De Messenwinkel

    They have straight razors, strops, coticules, shaving creams and soaps, DE razors, aftershaves, etc.
    Very friendly people.
    I've been meaning to go over there, but I haven't had the time and it would be a waste to buy online from them. Why buy local if you can't have the advantage of feeling the product for yourself... Also, they carry far to little DE blades.

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    Ebay is a good source for DE blades, the more blades you buy at once the cheaper they get.

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    Personally, I prefer 1Barber in Jodoigne.
    Gregory, the owner, is a very nice & helpful chap who's very knowledgeable about wetshaving. He stocks way more than the Koordenwinkel.
    He has a webshop (1barber - Produits de rasage pour hommes), but also a very cool 'physical' shop.
    He sends via Kiala so you pay 4 EUR independent of the weight.

    Even so, when buying DE blades I would also rather buy them in huge quantities via eBay (Connaught shaving).
    That's still cheaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by decraew View Post
    Personally, I prefer 1Barber in Jodoigne.
    Gregory, the owner, is a very nice & helpful chap who's very knowledgeable about wetshaving. He stocks way more than the Koordenwinkel.
    He has a webshop (1barber - Produits de rasage pour hommes), but also a very cool 'physical' shop.
    He sends via Kiala so you pay 4 EUR independent of the weight.

    Even so, when buying DE blades I would also rather buy them in huge quantities via eBay (Connaught shaving).
    That's still cheaper.
    How's his Dutch? I DO NOT want to start a communautair discussion, but I know my French isn't up to scratch and I'd like to properly understand the advice I'm getting when buying my first straight...

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    His dutch is a bit funny but not funnier than my french I guess.
    BUT he can help you out in dutch, that's for sure...
    When we exchange emails, I will typically write in french, he will reply in dutch.

    So, if you want to buy a new razor, I'd like to point out that Koordenwinkel will send them as they come from the factory. That's fine, but you should realise that such a razor will most probably not be what we call here shave-ready. Razors sent by Gregory from 1Barber will be made shave-ready if you ask him - he has the tools (he uses Shaptons up to 30k) to do this and I know from experience that he knows how to use them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by decraew View Post
    His dutch is a bit funny but not funnier than my french I guess.
    BUT he can help you out in dutch, that's for sure...
    When we exchange emails, I will typically write in french, he will reply in dutch.

    So, if you want to buy a new razor, I'd like to point out that Koordenwinkel will send them as they come from the factory. That's fine, but you should realise that such a razor will most probably not be what we call here shave-ready. Razors sent by Gregory from 1Barber will be made shave-ready if you ask him - he has the tools (he uses Shaptons up to 30k) to do this and I know from experience that he knows how to use them.
    Well, I intended on going(in person) to the Koordenwinkel myself, but I'll refer to my other thread on this board

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