30 Day Rule/Focus; Sept 2022

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  1. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Ok, I broke down and made a small Stirling order because the Tsuka items were on sale and I happen to like the cologne scent. I also needed a new alum block.

    Order summary

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    1 Tsuka - 50ml Eau de Toilette
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    1 Stirling Alum Block - 45g
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    1 Tsuka - Aftershave Splash (2oz)
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    1 Tsuka - Shave Soap (3oz)
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2022
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  2. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    I would say that is a Yabba "Dabo" Do shave Ken.
     
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  3. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool.:cool:
     
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  4. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    Here it is in on the map. I am near Bighamton. NY. It takes over a week to ship from there to here? TERRIBLE! It shipped on the 16th

    My razors shipped from out west got here faster!

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  5. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member


    My order from Italian Barber will be here Monday.....faster from Canada than PA. 4 days from Canada & over a week from PA/NJ warehouse.
     
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  6. Screwtape

    Screwtape A Shaving Butterfly

    Friday September 23 - Single-edge, Supply, Simpson's, Stirling September

    Razor: Supply matte black 2.0 injector retrofitted with SE comb plate / Supply Black Label (3)
    Brush: Simpson's Chubby 2 Synthetic
    Soap: Stirling Scots Pine sheep
    Post: Rinse, alum, rinse, Stirling Scots Pine splash

    In honour of S for September, I copied my last two shaves, except I substituted my Simpson's synthetic brush for my Semogue.

    My last shave was on Saturday, so I had a six day beard to shave.

    I got the brush dampness right this time, and the lather was perfect for me. Which is very very easy to do with the Stirling mutton tallow soap.

    I only needed one pass to get back to a DFS. However, I enjoyed the super slick face feel of the soap and the woodsy fall aroma of the Scots Pine scent so much that I went for a second pass anyway. One pass WTG everywhere, and the second XTG on my face and ATG on my neck left me with what I consider a BBS shave.

    No nicks this time. The alum was a little warm in places though, and the Stirling splash stung a bit going on. The end result now, a few minutes later, is a face that feel absolutely great!

    I am clean, refreshed and smell ready to head out into the Big Timber to do some Lumberjackin'.

    Hope everyone has a good weekend leading into a great week!
     
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  7. brit

    brit in a box

    fine shave John.:cool:
     
  8. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Thanks Gary. I think so. I only have Stirling Christmas Eve and Frankincense and Myrrh soaps for the cooler months ahead. Although, I use my lavender soaps year round, I needed a cologne or another fall scent to add to my den because my remaining soaps either lost their scent or didn't have much frag from the start.
    Also, I never had an EdT and since I like Stirling Tsuka (TSD LE 2019 Blood on Steel), then why not get it with the soap and aftershave.
     
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  9. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    It shouldn't take a week. I have had orders from WCS (California), Stirling (Arkansas) and Maggard's (Michigan) and it took less than a week.
     
  10. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Terrific shave John! I am a Stirling devotee and never had a bad experience with their soaps.
     
  11. brit

    brit in a box

    absolutely.i like to match stuff up also.i have a couple of signature scents i wear,nothing worse than pit stick,shower soap,shampoo etc all having different scents at once..summer is usually citrus based and winter tobacco/leather/sandalwood scents.i should say hot weather or cool weather,as i do wear most stuff year round and it varies where i live.i do like green/pine scents on rainy spring/fall days.
     
  12. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    It is due to UPS "Inovations" . I hate it when they ship like this! The USPS has really gotten bad. I have had things get to Syracus and then turn around and reverse direction adding several day to the shipping.
    It is a BIG reason I won't buy from Shave nation anymore. It has happened more than once. He is in Chicago area. Coming east has problems every time! One shipment got to Syracus and turned around and went back to Detroit before it turned back around. Now, a lot of times, they won't show where an item is. THIS is why the USPS is losing money.

    I could drive to the store in 4 hours. It is near the Martin factory
     
  13. brit

    brit in a box

    fun bike ride maybe..less stress..;)
     
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  14. brit

    brit in a box

    i would say 90% of my soaps/creams match or somewhat pair with one or more of my colognes or edt's:)
     
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  15. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Very nice Autumnal shave Ken.
     
  16. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Beautiful
     
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  17. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    I guess you should have rode your bike to NJ.
     
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  18. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Very nice pickup Joe.
     
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  19. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    I ordered a new tub of Darkfall from Declaration Grooming on Tuesday from Michigan. Arrived this afternoon.
     
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  20. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Excellent shave John.
     
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