SoS: July 30th, 2012 - August 5th, 2012

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by crackstar, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Wow, this summer is going by so fast. It's time to start a new week, so let me kick it off!

    Menthol Monday:

    Omega Wooden Handle
    Super Speed/Rapira day 5
    Godrej Menthol Mist SC :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    444 AS Balsam :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Osage Rub AS :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Dolce & Gabbana EDT

    One of the hottest summers we've had in years, but I've got the tools to keep myself cool and comfortable. The Godrej Menthol Mist cream not only delivers a nice scent and plenty of lather, it guarantees that you will freeze your face off. After your shave, some 444 and Osage Rub will almost numb you! ;) :D

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  2. Smoothy

    Smoothy Well-Known Member

    Good morning.

    Monday’s shave ritual:

    Martin de Candre Lavender shave soap
    Mühle Basic Nr. 02 shave brush in faux horn, with Silver Tip Fibre
    Merkur Vision
    Feather blade (new)
    Bloc Osma Alum
    D.R. Harris Arlington after shave

    Wishing all of you a wonderful week ahead!
  3. Dewaine

    Dewaine Well-Known Member

    Razor: Merkur 38C
    Blade: Wilkinson Sword
    Brush: Omega Boar
    Soap: Williams
    ASB: Armani
    and Grey Flannel edt

  4. Mechguy

    Mechguy Well-Known Member

    Monday, Menthol Monday

    Proraso White Soap
    Simpons Berkley 46, face lather
    GEM Micromatic SE, GEM SS blade
    Proraso splash, with Visal gel

    This has been my Friday, Sunday, and now Monday shave. Very nice and smooth, two pass DFS. The proraso with the visal is a nice chilly ending.
    Have a great day.
  5. DLreno

    DLreno Well-Known Member

    Monday, July 30

    65’ Gillette Slim (setting 7)
    Voskhod d2)
    Renaissance Man Black Amber S/S
    Vulfix 404 Grosvenor
    Proraso ASL
  6. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    6/8 T.I.
    Haslinger Seaweed
    homemade brush, 22mm Grade A
    Brut Splash On

    Great shave this morning. I'm learning a new appreciation for smaller brushes. This brush easily holds enough soap for 3 passes but just in case I made a 30mm out of the same handle material. Have a good one.
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  7. goshawk

    goshawk Well-Known Member

    July 30,2012

    Wade,Wingfield & Rowbotham
    6/8ths, 1/4 hollow, Irish point
    Omega Professional boar
    Omega s/c
    Pinaul Lime Sec a/s
    Eau de Rochas e de c

    This razor hasn't been out of the box for a while, so I figured it was about time. It was an early acquisition and initally it didn't work out well, so it spent nearly a year in a drawer. When I had gotten a little more experience and some better honing tools, I took it out again and it turned out to be a world beater.

    Best Regards

  8. Llyr

    Llyr Stay frosty, my friends!

    Menthol Monday:
    soak brush/Savile Row 3824/DB Brush Scuttle
    warm shower
    Proraso PrePost cream :love029: :love029: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Mama Bear's Awakenings Shave Soap :love029: :love029: :love029: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Merkur 39c (The Hammer) /Perma-Sharp Super (1)
    cold water rinse
    Monster Block Alum
    cold water rinse
    Thayer's Medicated Superhazel mixed with 3 drops M-Bomb :love029: :love029: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Myrsol Formula K mixed with a pea sized amount of 444 :love029: :love029: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:

    Today's shave was one of the best I've had with The Hammer,thanks to Perma-Sharp Supers.Now I know why this is the blade Turkish barbers use.Very smooth, I'm talking Gillette Black and Iridium Super, smooth and sharp.No irritation,I did a 2 pass face and a 1 pass headshave that needed no touch-ups at all.I bought a 100 of these and I think another 100 or so is in the future I'm going to retire other blades in the slant and use only Perma-Sharps.
  9. xCarbonSteelx

    xCarbonSteelx Well-Known Member

    Happy Monday!

    Hot shower / Proraso Green / EJ 89L w/ Gillette EverSharp / Semogue 620 / RazoRock alum / Thayers WH / Floid Blue

  10. Azarius

    Azarius Must have had his WHEATies

    Blind Blade Test, Shave of the Day (SOTD) Monday July 30, 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: Blind Blade Test Blade #4, Shave #3
    Brush: VIe-Long LE Beehive Natural Horse Hair
    Soap: Tabac
    AS: English Leather
    Post: Cold Water Rinse, Alum, Cold Water Rinse, Double Splash Of Aftershave.

    This is day ten of the blind blade test, which is the third shave with blade number four.

    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, which today is English Leather.
  11. wlmcad

    wlmcad cleaning TSD Route 5

    Monday, July 30, 2012, Shaving Ritual

    Razor: 68 Slim Gillette Adjustable (N4) (set on 9)
    Blade: Blind Blade Test Blade 5 (2nd use)
    Brush: Semogue 830
    Cream: TOBS Sandalwood
    A/S: Alum & Cold Water Rinse
    A/S: Aqua Velva Musk

    Today is day two of blade five in the Blind Blade Test, midpoint of the blade test.
  12. Books

    Books Active Member

    Prep: Musgo Real
    Soap: Institue Karite
    Brush: Omega 31064
    Razor: Merkur HD
    Blade: Gillette Swede (4)
    Toner: Thayer's Lemon W.H.
    A/S: Pinaud Clubman
  13. wknicholas

    wknicholas Well-Known Member

    Monday morning, July 30, 2012

    Schick E2 Injector Razor w/ Schick blade (8)
    Semogue 1305 boar bristle brush,
    TABAC shaving soap w/ hot water lather,
    finish with cold water rinse for a DFS!

  14. MoAllen

    MoAllen King of Unscented


    TSD unscented soap
    HIS synthetic brush
    EJ DE89l
    Astra SP blade
    TSD unscented aftershave milk

    Three passes, close, smooth shave. When I have tried Astra SP blades in the past, I had the impressi0n that they were too sharp and harsh. Maybe my prep has gotten better, or my technique, but this was good! I'll see how it goes for the next few tries.
  15. Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

    SOTD Monday 7-30-2012

    1925 French Gardette Open Comb
    Astra Superior Platinum Blade
    Proraso PSC
    Musgo Real SC
    Omega Boar
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel
    Brut Original ASB
    Pinaud Lilac Vegital ASL

    The Gardette is very similar to the Gillette New Improved but is a very heavy and much more aggressive razor. It provides a super close and smooth shave somewhere between that of a FaTip and a Muhle (2011) R102. :happy088:

  16. Johnny

    Johnny Little Boy Blue

    Monday, July 30, 2012. Good Morning!

    Morning Coffee: Dunkin Donuts
    Prep: Wash face with Speick Soap
    Razor: Schick I1
    Blade: Schick
    Soap: MWF
    Brush: Vulfix 404 Mix
    Scuttle/Mug: DB Bill Bowl
    Post: Cold water rinse followed by some Floid Blue


  17. Dusty5150

    Dusty5150 Well-Known Member

    Monday :(

    Proraso Pre-shave
    Proraso green soap
    'lil pure badger
    '58 flare tip w/ Voskhod
    warm+cold water rinse
    nivea anti-irritation ASB

    about 4 days of growth got hacked down in 4 passes to a pretty darned close to BBS shave. what a wonderful way to start the week :D
  18. swarden43

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


    Prep: Hot shower, TSD ISZ PSB
    CD: Howlin' Wolf ~ The Very Best of Howlin' Wolf
    Coffee: Home roasted, fresh ground Kenyan AA, BLACK
    Cream: Brut Classic + 3 drops TSD M Bomb
    Brush: Kriss Kross with original knot
    Razor: Merkur Futur @ 2.65 (actually just a tad over 2.5, if a tad does indeed equal .15 :D)
    Blade: Voskhod, day 1, 3 passes
    Post: Cold water rinse, ice water splash, Brut ASB + 2 drops TSD M Bomb, Brut cologne, hand strop blade
    'Stache Wax: Steve's Own

    Great shave.
  19. Neolithium

    Neolithium I am Canadian, eh

    Monday - Menthol & Revisit Day!
    '63 Gillette Slim Adjustable (9)
    Semogue 1520
    Proraso Red (Wheat) + 2 drops of MBomb
    Cold Water Rinse
    Old Spice Classic A/S + 1 drop MBomb

    Glad I revisited this Gillette before buying a Mergress or Progress. Absolutely no point in getting one of those considering how fantastic the Slim is. Though, my quest for a Fatboy continues :(
  20. Slipperyjoe

    Slipperyjoe Rusty Metal Tetanus

    SHAVELOG 30072012

    Preshave> virgin Olive + water
    Soap >Hugo Grapefruit Geranium
    Brush > Omega 1005
    Razors >Henckels 4/8 HG, Big Boy Deluxe DE
    Blade > Derby
    AS > water, pure Lemon oil
    Music > ambient

    Did a combo SR DE today. Overall reduction was lacking with the SR and finished off with the DE. The sharpening of the SR needs working out. I find there must be more reduction on the first pass, if the shave is going to be easier and faster. Going to have a talk with the engineering officer...

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