SoS: August 13th, 2012 - August 19th, 2012

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by crackstar, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    protub.jpg diana_balsam.jpg _barbon_arcszesz_nagy.gif Oh la, la - this month is flying by so fast - soon summer will be over.....:( I get so much pleasure at kicking off the new week, so this is how my shave will be for:

    Menthol Monday:

    Omega Wooden Handle
    Super Speed/new Rapira
    Proraso Green SC :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: (older formula)
    Diana Sport Menthol Balsam :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Barbon AS :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    JHL Cologne

    I have been doing a lot of comparing between different soaps and creams lately, and I definitely find that the 2 Proraso Green versions have differences. In any case, they are both good, but I admit that I prefer the new formulation. Guys, unless you are able to tolerate heavy menthol, don't touch the Diana Sport balsam, because it's EXTREMELY powerful - even stronger than Osage Rub and Alcolado Glacial. ;) :D
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  2. Azarius

    Azarius Must have had his WHEATies

    Blind Blade Test, Shave of the Day (SOTD) Sunday August 12, 2012
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    Prep: Brush soaking in hot water, face scrub with TSD Sandalwood soap, Tepid Water Shower
    Razor: 1965 Gillette Slim Adjustable set to 9
    Blade: Blind Blade Test Blade #9, Shave #1
    Brush: VIe-Long LE Beehive Natural Horse Hair
    Soap: Tabac
    AS: English Leather
    Post: Cold Water Rinse, Alum Rub, Cold Water Rinse, Double Splash Of Aftershave.

    This is day twenty-three of the blind blade test, which is the first (and the last) shave with blade number nine.

    Per the guidelines of the test I will not be posting my results of the blade, as we do not want other participants to be influenced by our own shaving experience. At the end of the test I will be posting my complete daily journal. (although I guess you can figure it out since I will not be using this blade again.)

    All variables remain the same accept for the aftershave.

    The picture is a recycle from a previous post as I have used this gear before.
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  3. ChrisC1977

    ChrisC1977 Well-Known Member

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    I finally showered and shaved today at 10:30pm...lol!

    Shower: Burt's Bee's Men's care soap
    Uncle Pooley's shave soap (has be reassigned as body/shampoo bar...used as shampoo bar today)
    Brush The Body Shop Syntax Brush...debut. Seems to work fine for me. and the price is right!
    Soap: Daisy Mountain Natural's Shave Soap. (Samples coming soon to a PIF near you!) *You can participate in a chance to win a sample here. http://theshaveden.com/forums/threads/brush-lather-pics-best-in-show-tsd-contest.29740/

    A few small nicks as I was agressively shaving a few spots and one of those areas happened to have a small blemish.

    All and all, not bad for a near BBS.
  4. Smoothy

    Smoothy Well-Known Member

    Good morning

    Monday’s shave, have to be back to work again. Stubble felt very wiry and tough (most likely just my own perception but who am I to judge my stubble…):

    Logona Mann shave cream for a pre shave lather - left it to soak the stubborn stubble for about 5 full minutes. Followed up then by one of my favourite set-ups:
    Musgo Real pre shave oil
    Calani Dubai shave soap
    Mühle Basic Nr. 02 shave brush with Silver Tip Fibre
    Merkur Futur (first pass on a setting of 2.5 and second pass on a setting of 3)
    New Feather FH-10 blade
    Bloc Osma Alum
    D.R. Harris Bay Rum after shave

    The Futur has established itself as one of my rotation’s favourites; I am SO keeping this one.
    Glorious shave, am looking half-way decent again after a week of paternity leave. All I need now is a haircut…

    Wishing all of you a great week ahead!
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  5. dinatali

    dinatali Well-Known Member

    shower
    merkur 12C
    Feather #3
    Semogue OC Boar
    Robert Becker Scuttle
    Tabac Soap
    Tabac lotion
  6. Jamie Mahoney

    Jamie Mahoney Well-Known Member

    Prep L'Occitane Vetyver Soap
    Razor Vintage Japanese G' Towa 'T
    Brush Simpsons Chubby 1 in Super
    Vito's Coconut & Almond
    Alum & Witch Hazel
    Neil's Yard Moisturiser
    L'Occitane Cedre L'Atlas Eau de parfum.

    Jamie.


    Great shave two pass shave, the Towa always holds a wicked edge.

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  7. Rene

    Rene Well-Known Member

    Monday, August 13th

    (Looooooooooooong) Hot shower
    Proraso shaving soap
    Omega Havana Silvertip brush
    Merkur 34C HD w/ Derby blade
    Davidoff Adventure Eau Fraiche Eau de Toilette
  8. Bird Lives

    Bird Lives Future Root Beer King of Turkey

    Monday's Shave
    Hot Shower
    Arko Shave Stick
    Omega 10029 Baby-Pro, boar
    1955 Schick Hydro-magic
    Long's Drugs/Personna D1
    Rebul Manderine Colonia/Arko Aqua AS
    Pour Un Homme de Caron EdT

    Effortless is a Schick Shave....
    and only 3 passes leaves Babies' Butts in a jealous rage...;)
  9. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Although the older version of Proraso Green cream is good, I definitely find that the newer one is a lot better.
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  10. Rene

    Rene Well-Known Member

    What's the difference between the older and the newer one, Jeff?
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  11. xCarbonSteelx

    xCarbonSteelx Well-Known Member

    Monday:

    Proraso Pre / Proraso Soap / Semogue 620 / Edwin Jäger DE89L w/ Feather / RazoRock alum / Thayers WH / Floid Blue

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  12. wlmcad

    wlmcad cleaning TSD Route 5

    Monday, August 13, 2012, Shaving Ritual

    Razor: 68 Slim Gillette Adjustable (N4) (set on 9)
    Blade: Blind Blade Test Blade 9 (1st use)
    Brush: Lions Head Silvertip
    Bowl: Gravy Boat Scuttle
    Cream: TOBS Sandalwood
    A/S: Alum & Cold Water Rinse
    A/S: Aqua Velva Musk

    Today is day one of blade nine in the Blind Blade Test.
  13. wknicholas

    wknicholas Well-Known Member

    Monday morning, August 13, 2012

    Schick E2 Injector Razor w/ Schick blade (4)
    Semogue 1250 boar bristle brush,
    TABAC shaving soap w/ hot water lather,
    finish with cold water rinse for a DFS!

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  14. Johnny

    Johnny Little Boy Blue

    Monday, August 13, 2012. Good Morning!

    Morning Coffee: Dunkin Donuts
    Prep: Wash face with O Melhor Soap
    Razor: Schick I1
    Blade: Schick
    Soap: Proraso
    Brush: Semogue 1438
    Scuttle/Mug: Schwarzweisskeramik
    Post: Cold water rinse followed by some Proraso Balm

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  15. uk_HBer

    uk_HBer Well-Known Member

    Pre shave - Mike's Peppermint+Rosemary
    Razor - Muhle '11 R41
    Blade - Astra S/P
    Brush - The 'Duke'
    Soap - Mike's Unscented
    Cold Rinse/ Witch Hazel/ RazoRock A/S Wax

    DFS... 1st time with RazoRock A/S Wax, and it really is excellent stuff. ;)
  16. Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

    SOTD Monday 8-13-2012 (The dreaded Monday the thirteenth!)

    Merkur 38C Barber Pole
    Crystal Blade
    Proraso PSC
    Erasmic SC
    Semogue 820 Boar
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel
    Brut Original ASB
    Adidas Dynamic Pulse ASL

    I love the feel of this 38C! It has a long handle which doesn't seem to be a problem (I actually prefer short handles) and, the heft of this razor just shouts "Whisker Killer"! :happy088:

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  17. TitanTTB

    TitanTTB Active Member

    Monday, August 13 2012

    Razor: 40's Superspeed
    Blade: Red Pack Personna
    Soap: La Toja stick
    Brush: VDH
    After: Witch Hazel

    The La Toja is almost gone, its too small to rub on my face so I've had it in a mug for the last week... and it just keeps on going...

    :)
  18. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."© Staff Member

    Moderator
    Monday

    Prep: Hot shower, TSD ISZ PSB, hand strop blade
    CD: The Best of the Blues, disc 2
    Coffee: Home roasted, fresh ground Kenyan AA, BLACK
    Cream: TSD Wheat - Cedarwood
    Brush: C&E Pure Badger
    Razor: Parker 80R
    Blade: Dorco ST-301, day 1, 3 passes
    Post: Cold water rinse, ice water splash, Osage Rub, Old Spice cologne, hand strop blade
    'Stache Wax: Firehouse Wacky Tacky

    Darn near BBS.
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  19. Azarius

    Azarius Must have had his WHEATies

    Blind Blade Test, Shave of the Day (SOTD) Monday August 13, 2012

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    Prep: Brush soaking in hot water, face scrub with TSD Sandalwood soap, Tepid Water Shower
    Razor: 1965 Gillette Slim Adjustable set to 9
    Blade: Blind Blade Test Blade #10, Shave #1
    Brush: Vie-Long LE Beehive Natural Horse Hair
    Soap: Tabac
    AS: British Sterling
    Post: Cold Water Rinse, Alum, Cold Water Rinse, Double Splash Of Aftershave.

    This is day twenty-four of the blind blade test, which is the first shave with blade number ten, the last blade of the test (wooohooo!!!!)

    Per the guidelines of the test I will not be posting my results of the blade, as we do not want other participants to be influenced by our own shaving experience. At the end of the test I will be posting my complete daily journal. All variables remain the same accept for the aftershave.

    The picture is a recycle from a previous post as I have used this gear before.
  20. gorgo2

    gorgo2 Well-Known Member

    Didn't really need to shave today but couldn't resist trying to answer the age-old question: Can an unmodified Segal work with standard blades?

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    Answer: Yep, assuming you don't mind gouging up the cap getting blades on (this one's was already pitting so no big deal) and if you eyeball it closely enough to square up the blade when you clamp down tight. Once you do that, you end up with a mild but effective shaver (mild due to the blade needing to be clamped so tight, I think).

    To get blades off, just raise the cap and snap one or both ends of the blade.

    I'm gonna try this again in a few days with a sharper blade; as it is, I'm very DFS with no nicks.

    So...yeah.

    Great smelling cream, too.
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