SoS: July 23rd, 2012 - July 29th, 2012

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by crackstar, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Hey guys!

    Another week will be starting, so let's see some nice pictures of those great set-ups. I'll start things off.

    Menthol Monday:

    Omega Wooden Handle
    Super Speed/Rapira day 5
    Vostok SC :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Diana Sport Menthol Balsam :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Alcolado Glacial Menthol Splash :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    EDT to be decided later

    This is one of the coldest set-ups anyone could find - The QCS Vostok cream is not for anyone who cannot tolerate powerful menthol. It's so strong that it can cause your eyes to get watery, and the cooling sensation lasts for long after the shave. The Diana Sport balsam from Austria is as strong as the vostok.png diana_balsam.jpg glacial.jpg ISZ aftershave milk, and it's also very moisturizing. The Alcolado Glacial is a pleasure to splash on for extra iciness! ;) :D
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  2. Smoothy

    Smoothy Well-Known Member

    A wonderful Monday morning to all of you!

    Despite being more than half asleep this morning (we got in late last night from the weekend trip, I have to make do with about 4.5 hrs of shut eye time…) I had a very nice shave ritual today. My set-up was very straight forward and consisted of:

    Calani Dubai shave soap
    Mühle Basic Nr. 02 shave brush in faux horn, with Silver Tip Fibre
    1955 Gillette Super Speed Heavy (Red Tip)
    Feather FH-10 blade (new)
    Bloc Osma Alum
    D.R. Harris Bay Rum after shave

    A DFS+ in 2 passes, I just love shaving a 2 – 3 days’ worth of growth. Very nice!
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  3. dinatali

    dinatali Well-Known Member

    Muhle R106
    IP red balde
    SWK XL scuttle
    Semogue 1520
    Tabac Soap
    Tabac Lotion
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  4. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot Staff Member

    Ahh. Back home!

    Monday's shave:

    • Prep: hot water rinse, hot washing cloth
    • brush: DVH boar (missed that one while away!)
    • Soap: QED Wild rose
    • Razor: Gillette Old Style OC
    • Blade: Gilette 7 o'clock super platinum
    • Shave: 3-pass + touch up
    • Post: hot water rinse, cold water rinse
    Nice shave! DFS++.

    Have a great week all!
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  5. DLreno

    DLreno Well-Known Member

    Monday, July 23

    Gillette New LC
    Crystal (d2)
    Renaissance Man Black Amber S/S
    Vulfix 404 Grosvenor
    Osage Rub
    Stephans Island Lime
    Result: DFS on 3+ passes.
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  6. Mechguy

    Mechguy Well-Known Member

    23 July Menthol Monday

    TSD Iced SubZero soap
    Simpsons Berkley 46, face lather
    Gillette Milord, Gillette 7O'Clock Super Platinum Blue
    Alcolado Glacial splash, arko cool ASB

    Lately is menthol everyday, this has been my standard shave for awhile now. Its working for me, so why mess with a good thing. Another two pass DFS++. Just another great shave. Have a great day.
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  7. Jamie Mahoney

    Jamie Mahoney Well-Known Member

    Prep L'Occitane Vetyver Soap
    Razor Vintage Japanese Fon Golden Star
    Brush Le Tuft 59 in Buckeyed Burl
    Cream Simpsons
    Alum & Witch Hazel
    Neil's Yard Rose Moisturiser
    L'Occitane Cedre L'Atlas Eau De Parfum


    The Fon Golden Star always delivers the goods.

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  8. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    665 Toyo
    Semogue 1800
    AV Musk

    Great edge, very nice shave this morning. First time out with the Semogue 1800. I did one hand lather with it yesterday and put it in service this morning. It's a nice feeling brush and lathered well. The remainder of it's break in will just be normal usage, nothing special. Have a good one. I did rehandle the 1800.
    upload images
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  9. xCarbonSteelx

    xCarbonSteelx Well-Known Member

    Menthol Monday:

    As you can see from the photo below, I tried to cryogenically freeze my face off this morning.

    Pre: Proraso Pre
    Soap & Cream: Proraso w/ 4 drops TSD M-Bomb
    Brush: Semogue 620
    Razor: EJ 89 w/ Gillette Sharp Edge
    Post: RazoRock alum, Thayers w/ 2 drops TSD M-Bomb, pea size drop off 444 mixed with The Rub

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  10. goshawk

    goshawk Well-Known Member

    July 23 2012

    Gillette "Big Fellow"
    Israeli Personna (1)
    Omega Professional boar brush
    Omega s/c
    Pinaud Lime Sec a/s
    4711 e de c

    I found this Big Fellow at the St Lawrence Market yesterday, complete with box and blade case. The condition's a bit rough - box a little battered and the plating on the blade case and razor about half worn away - but mechanically it's perfectly sound, and the price was reasonable, so I grabbed it. I gave it a Dettol bath and a cleaning and put to work this morning. I wouldn't call it "aggressive" so much as "positive" feeling. Because of it's weight and balance you definitely know it's there, but there's none of the bite or irritation that one associates with an "aggressive" razor. The shave was BBS.

    Can you tell I'm a fan?

    Have a great day, everyone.

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  11. wlmcad

    wlmcad cleaning TSD Route 5

    Monday, July 23, 2012, Shaving Ritual

    Razor: 68 Slim Gillette Adjustable (N4) (set on 9)
    Blade: Blind Blade Test Blade 3 (2nd use)
    Brush: Semogue 830
    Cream: TOBS Sandalwood
    A/S: Alum & Cold Water Rinse
    A/S: Aqua Velva Musk A/S - Cologne

    Today is day two of blade three in the Blind Blade Test.
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  12. Azarius

    Azarius Must have had his WHEATies

    SOTD Monday July 23, 2012
    Prep: Brush soaking in hot water, face scrub with TSD Sandalwood soap, Tepid Water Shower
    Razor: 1965 Gillette Slim Adjustable set to 9
    Blade: Unknown Blade 1, Shave 3
    Brush: VIe-Long LE Beehive Natural Horse Hair
    Soap: Tabac
    AS: Brut
    Post: Cold Water Rinse, Alum, Cold Water Rinse, Double Splash Of Aftershave.

    Day three of the blind blade test, which is the 3rd shave with blade number 1.

    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 experince. At the end of the test, I will be posting my complete daily journal which I will share on Google docs for those interested.

    The only variance was the aftershave, which today was Brut. It has been a while since I used Brut, it is one of those scents that I used to look at and wonder why they still sold it. I know why, it is a classic clean scent.

    I have read others comparing it to Pinuad Clubman or Canoe, I think they need to get their nostrils checked, as Brut is in a class of it's own. While it has some similar notes of Canoe, primarily the lavender and lemon, there is not one thing about it that reminds me of Clubman.
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  13. Dslazar9

    Dslazar9 Took the Menthol-cratic Oath

    Gillette Sheraton
    Polsilver Blade
    Chubby 2
    Mama Bear's Lilac Ice
    Master's Lilac Vegetol Splash
    tunes-Pete Johnson (great boogie woogie piano)
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  14. Llyr

    Llyr Stay frosty, my friends!

    Menthol Monday
    TSD ISZ Preshave Balm 20 minute marinade :love029::love029::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily:
    soak brush/Savile Row 3824
    hot shower
    Musgo Real Glyce Lime Oil Soap
    Merkur 39c/Voskhod (3)
    TSD ISZ Soap & Wheat Cream/Ayar's Bowl :love029: :love029: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Cold Water Rinse
    Monster Block Alum
    Cold Water Rinse
    Thayer's Medicated Superhazel mixed with 3 drops M-Bomb :love029: :love029: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    The Penguin followed 20 minutes later with TSD ISZ Aftershave Milk :love055: :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:

    Another nice and frosty face and headshave for BBS all around.
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  15. wknicholas

    wknicholas Well-Known Member

    Monday morning, July 23, 2012

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

    A fresh Schick blade this morning! :)

    TABAC 25.JPG
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  16. Johnny

    Johnny Little Boy Blue

    Monday, July 23, 2012. Good Morning!

    Morning Coffee: Dunkin Donuts
    Prep: Wash face with Musgo Real Glyce Lime
    Razor: Schick I1
    Blade: Schick
    Soap: MWF
    Brush: Vulfix 404 Mix
    Scuttle/Mug: Moss
    Post: Cold water rinse followed by some Floid Amber

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  17. Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

    SOTD Monday 7-23-2012

    5/8 Wade & Butcher Wedge, in Bone
    Proraso PSC
    Al's "Bomb" SC - Boheme
    Omega Boar
    Dickinson's Witch Hael
    Brut Original ASB
    Pinaud Clubman Special Reserve ASL/Cologne

  18. Neolithium

    Neolithium I am Canadian, eh

    Monday Morning (First day of leave WOO!)
    TSD Preshave + 1 Drop MBomb
    Muhle R41
    Semogue 1520
    TSD Signature Soap + 4 drops MBomb
    Cold Water Rinse
    Old Spice Classic

    JoAnnas preshave is defintiely my favourite out of any I have used, will definitely need to order some ISZ soon, and her soaps.....mmmmm missed it.
  19. swarden43

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


    Prep: Hot shower
    CD: John Lee Hooker ~ Biography
    Coffee: Home roasted, fresh ground Kenyan AA, BLACK
    Cream: C.O. Bigelow
    Brush: Vulfix 404, The Grosvenor badger/boar mix
    Razor: '62 Slim Adjustable @ 6
    Blade: Dorco ST-301, day 1, 3+ passes
    Post: Cold water rinse, ice water splash, Osage Rub, B&BW Noir, hand strop blade
    'Stache Wax: Firehouse Wacky Tacky
  20. Slipperyjoe

    Slipperyjoe Rusty Metal Tetanus

    Captain's log shavedate 23072012

    Music: ambient space
    Lubrication: Olive oil-water
    Brush: Zachary paint brush
    Razor: Henckels 4/8 HG

    Used an unusual lubrication today formulated by science officer. The oil-water mixture was surprisingly smooth on the SR8 applied with PB. There was a spacial anomaly which caused a minor mishap in the cheek sector. The voyage took longer than usual as the ship was forced to travel at sub light speed. The expedition has been classified DFS. All shavefleet personnel have been hereby directed by shavefleet command to have a nice day..:)
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