SoS: July 9th, 2012 - July 15th, 2012

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by crackstar, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Barber_Aftershave_Osage-Rub_LRG.jpg 444_gel_01-340x340.jpg nannys_ice_and_slice.jpg OK my friends - let's see some nice photos and hear some great reports on those shaves. I'll start off this theme!

    Menthol Monday:

    Turkish Horsehair
    Super Speed/Shark day 3
    Nanny's Ice & a Slice SS :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    444 AS Balsam :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Osage Rub AS :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Polo Original EDT

    If you guys want to know about strong menthol, come and ask me, because I'm TSD's resident Cracky Wacky Ticky Tacky Menthol Freak, and I'm proud of it! The Ice & a Slice soap has such a lovely summertime scent, and the Turkish horsehair slams the rich lather into the skin beautifully, and then, WHAMMMMMMM - a frigid blast hits you. The 444 balsam has such awesome moisturizing, as well as great cooling, and I cannot stay away from the Osage Rub! ;) :D
  2. Smoothy

    Smoothy Well-Known Member

    Good morning.
    Back home after an absolutely fantastic & relaxing vacation and at now work - an extremely busy week awaits here..

    My shaves this week will be as follows:

    Monday & Tuesday (at the Home Den):
    Martin de Candre Lavender shave soap
    Mühle Basic Nr. 02 shave brush with Silver Tip Fibre
    Merkur Futur DE razor (usually set to about 3 – 3.5)
    Voskhod DE blade
    D.R. Harris Arlington after shave

    Wednesday (at the Gym Den):

    Calani Lavender shave soap
    Mühle Travel shave brush in Nickel with Silver Tip Fibre
    Schick Injector M1 Adjustable SE razor (set to 8)
    Personna PFTE-coated stainless Injector Blade
    Speick Men after shave

    Thursday (back at the Home Den):

    Calani Dubai shave soap
    Mühle Basic Nr. 02 shave brush with Silver Tip Fibre
    Merkur Futur DE razor (usually set to about 3 – 3.5)
    Voskhod DE blade
    D.R. Harris Bay Rum after shave

    Friday (and again at the Gym Den):
    Calani Oriental Plum shave soap
    Mühle Travel shave brush in Nickel with Silver Tip Fibre
    Schick Injector M1 Adjustable SE razor (set to 8)
    Personna PFTE-coated stainless Injector Blade
    Musgo Real Classic after shave
  3. burpsan

    burpsan Well-Known Member

    :eek: Wow! I've meticulously considered shaving details for ... what? ... the next morning. But a whole week!?! I'm impressed! :2thumbs:
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  4. Smoothy

    Smoothy Well-Known Member

    I am usually also thinking only the night before when going to bed what the following day's shave will be. However, I decided to try something new and stick to a program for a week and see how it goes (with my discipline, that is ;-) )
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  5. Jamie Mahoney

    Jamie Mahoney Well-Known Member

    Prep L'Occitane Vetyver Soap
    Razor Feather Artist Club - SS
    Blade Feather Pro
    Brush Simpson M7 LE
    Cream Simpsons
    Alum & Witch Hazel
    L'Occitane Baux Balm
    L'Occitane Cedre L'Atlas Eau De Parfum
  6. KLF

    KLF Doctorin

    Monday 9th of July :

    Prep: Shower + Ahava Facial Soap
    Brush : FS finest, 19mm, black handle
    Cream : Proraso Green (new formula)
    Razor : Fatip Grande
    Blade : Astra SP
    Post : Cold water, Alum block, cold water, Nivea ASB

    I kept the same blade and razor as yesterday. Proraso Green is excellent as said before in here, I have only a sample of green and one of red sandalwood, they produce both very good lather. Today I went only with one pass WTG and one XTG, got very decent result. Going ATG with the Fatip and Astra gives me a very smooth BBS but also I'm getting irritated so I'll skip ATG for a while. All in all, DFS for today.
  7. DLreno

    DLreno Well-Known Member


    EJ DE86
    Polsilver (d2)
    Renaissance Man Black Amber S/S
    Vulfix 404
    Dominica Bay Rum
  8. Mechguy

    Mechguy Well-Known Member

    Monday July 9th, Menthol Monday

    Also my first day back from vacation. Gotta go back to work and make the donughts.

    Proraso white soap
    Simpsons Berkley 46, face lather
    Gillette Milord, with Gillette 7O'Clock Super Platinum Blue
    Alcolado Glacial splash with Proraso ASB

    A quick two pass shave for the morning, DFS+, smooth and chilly.
    I had no internet connection during vacation (relaxing remember) but all the shave's last week were the same

    Proraso preshave balm
    Mem shave cream
    Omega boar travel brush, face lather
    EJ89, with Gillette 7O'Clock Super Platinum Blue
    Alcolado Glacial splash, with Nivea cool kick ASB

    Pretty good, the Nivea worked well for travelling and very good for all the sun I got.
    Have a great week
  9. goshawk

    goshawk Well-Known Member

    July 9 2012

    Le Coultre
    7/8ths, frameback, barber's point
    Omega Professional brush
    Kappus aloe vera s/c
    Pinaud Lime Sec a/s
    Malizia Vetyver e de c

    Have a great day!

  10. Johnny

    Johnny Little Boy Blue

    Monday, July 9, 2012. Good Morning!

    Morning Coffee: Dunkin Donuts
    Prep: Wash face with Musgo Real Glyce Lime
    Razor: Schick I1
    Blade: Schick
    Soap: MWF
    Brush: Semogue 1305
    Scuttle/Mug: Moss
    Post: Cold water rinse followed by some Floid Blue

  11. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    6/8 Prior
    Calani Highland Honey
    homemade super badger

    Best $20 I ever spent on a razor. Great shave this morning, the Calani was superb. I have a boat load of sandalwood samples that should arrive today from JoAnna so it should be an interesting week. I think the "shine is off the penny" with my new super badger. 2 band finest is the brush for me. Have a good one.

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  12. DLP

    DLP Well-Known Member


    Prep: Hot shower
    Razor: Weber DLC
    Blade: Voskhod
    Soap/Cream: TSD Wheat Cream Iced Spearmint
    Brush: Vie-Long Butterscotch Behive Natural Horse Hair
    AS: TSD Iced Coconut Lime Verbena

    Results DFS
  13. Dusty5150

    Dusty5150 Well-Known Member

    Happy Monday!

    Proraso Green Soap
    Proraso Pre-Shave
    Vulfix 404
    '73 Black Handle w/ 7Oclock Yellow (2)
    Warm+Cold Rinse
    Blue Floid

    DFS to start the week :D
  14. lradke

    lradke and doggone it, people like me


    Aristocrat Junior
    The Colonel
    Gillette Yellow
    ManS Sport
    M Bomb
    Proraso Green

    Just 1 pass this morning. I added one drop of M Bomb to the mix, and felt it when I was rinsing off. It went very nice with the Proraso!
  15. xCarbonSteelx

    xCarbonSteelx Well-Known Member


    Per: Hot shower then Musgo Real Glyce soap
    Razor: Muhle R41 w/ Voskhod blade
    Cream: Proraso Red (new formula)
    Post: Warm water rinse, RazoRock alum, warm rinse, Thayers Original
    A/S: Floid Blue w/ 444

  16. Azarius

    Azarius Must have had his WHEATies

    SOTD Monday July 9, 2012
    Prep: Tepid Water Shower, Brush soaking in hot water
    Razor: Gillette NEW Short Comb mounted on an Ikon Bulldog Handle
    Blade: SuperMax Super Platinum
    Brush: Vie-Long Beehive LE Brush in Natural Horse Hair
    Soap: None
    Cream: LEA Sensitive Skin
    AS: British Sterling
    Post: Cold Water Rinse, Ice cube rub, Second Rinse, Double Splash Of Aftershave.

    Another day, another shave with the Short Comb NEW, today with a fresh blade, the SuperMax Super Platinum, which is my go to blade.

    Today I used of the LEA shave cream on it's own. Out of the tube, the product has a similar look to it as a Turkish cream. The feel was slick between my fingers, but the lather was somewhat lack luster after a few minutes of whipping it around. It felt silky and somewhat cooling on my face when applied, which is odd as I did not see menthol as one of the ingredients.

    The LEA produced a very good slickness, but lacked the cushion that you would find in other creams of the same price piont. With that said, it is still not a bad cream for the money.

    The combo of the SuperMax blade and short comb NEW head provided very good stubble reduction. Two face passes, three neck passes, some light buffing, and I have close to a BBS shave.
  17. wknicholas

    wknicholas Well-Known Member

    Monday morning, July 9, 2012

    Schick E2 Injector Razor w/ Schick blade (4)
    Semogue 1305 boar bristle brush,
    TABAC shaving soap w/ hot water lather,
    finish with cold water rinse for a DFS!

  18. MoAllen

    MoAllen King of Unscented


    TSD unscented soap
    HIS synthetic brush
    Gillette fat-handled Tech
    Bluebird blade

    My favorite blade for the Tech razor has been Voskhod, but today I found a Bluebird blade in my blade drawer, which I haven't used for a while. In other razors I liked Bluebird blades OK, but in the Tech it just didn't work for me today. Felt kind of rough on the first pass, took more effort and care than expected. Result was an acceptable shave, but not pleasant. Not going to use this blade tomorrow....
  19. Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

    SOTD Monday 7-9-2012

    9/16 W.H. Morley Clover Brand, Full Hollow, Spike Point
    Proraso PSC
    Proraso SC
    Caswell Massey Ceramic Badger
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel
    Nivea ASB
    Mennen Original Skin Bracer

    Lately I am finding that I not only have a preference for wedge blades but, I also find the 9/16 - 5/8 size blades more maneuverable and better suited to my shaving needs.
    The bigger blades may look more impressive but it's really all about how effective and comfortable the blade is for an individuals specific shaving application.
    This little Morley is sweet! It's a great little shaver and a pleasure to use.

  20. Llyr

    Llyr Stay frosty, my friends!

    Menthol Monday:
    Savile Row 3824/DB Brush Scuttle
    Warm Shower
    Proraso PrePost cream
    TSD ISZ soap & a swirl of TSD ISZ Wheat Cream (face Lathered) WOW what a freeze !!!! :love029: :love029: :love029: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Merkur 39c "The Hammer" /Voskhod (2)
    Cold Water Rinse/Ice Cube Rub
    Monster Block Alum
    Cold Water Rinse/Ice Cube Rub
    Thayer's Medicated Superhazel mixed with 2 drops M-Bomb :love029: :love029: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    The Rub mixed with a pea sized amount of 444 :love029: :love029: :love029: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:

    The Hammer did a great job today,2 pass face,1 pass head for a BBS all around.The Voskhod's I find are very smooth in the slant and are my go to blade with The Hammer.The ISZ soap and cream face lather was very face numbing,great lather and nice and slick.

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