Gillette Fusion - Credit where credit is due

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You need to get yourself a fancy stainless handle and whip that gel on with a Chinese badger.
I stopped buying expensive stuff a good while back and only have bought relatively inexpensive items to emphasise the fact that I don't need certain bits of equipment. This may not make sense. But in buying a £20 razor I saved myself buying a £200 razor due to the handle length.

I will just use the Bic, etc. every now and then to convert back.

Who am I kidding? I'm still hooked ... :)
 
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My masculinity isn’t fragile enough to be dented by an advert.
maybe. but the point is i don't need to be patronized by a multibillion dollar brand which should stick trying (and failing) to make good and not overpriced razors.
 
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maybe. but the point is i don't need to be patronized by a multibillion dollar brand which should stick trying (and failing) to make good and not overpriced razors.
The Gillette Fusion is a very good and quite reasonably priced razor.
The blades are a different issue. They are very good as well, but pricing is a little excessive.
If their advertising offends you, don't buy their products.
Personally, I'm not offended by the idea that men can try not to be arseholes.
 
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The Gillette Fusion is a very good and quite reasonably priced razor.
The blades are a different issue. They are very good as well, but pricing is a little excessive.
If their advertising offends you, don't buy their products.
Personally, I'm not offended by the idea that men can try not to be arseholes.
it depends on what you think of being an asshole. It's so obvious you don't have to treat women bad that we dont need gilette to patronizing us about it. On the other hand, i'm a personal trainer and yes i believe being fit, strong and healthy enforce a vision of great masculinity and if gillette thinks it's toxic they can put their f..ckin overpriced razors up their ass.
 
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Gillette's charge on the blades does appear excessive. Compare that, though, to any of these recent high-grade DE razors priced at hundreds of pounds. When I can get 25+ shaves off a Fusion5 and 50+ off that Sensitive cartridge, that price point drops dramatically. Simple maths: £20 ish for a pack of 10 = 250 shaves. £200 of stainless DE equates to 100 cartridges, or 2500 shaves which is almost 7 years of daily shaving.
 
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I agree that Gillette should stick to selling razors and not trying to fix the world, however I do not feel that getting people to think about toxic masculinity is a bad thing. It is out there, and it does cause problems. Yes, the advert was a bit patronising but I think the underlying message is valid.

<edit> I'm not going to discuss the advert further here because I don't want to derail the thread. Have posted in the advert discussion thread.

Back on topic, I have no clue how people manage to get a cartridge to last a month, I'd get a week before it started tugging horribly.
 
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