December 30 Day Rule/Focus Pix & Discussion

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by Primotenore, Nov 30, 2020.

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What are your shaving plans for December?

  1. I will break out my most decadent gear and really have at it.

    6 vote(s)
    18.8%
  2. I am going to mix it up, shaving with whatever suits my fancy.

    18 vote(s)
    56.3%
  3. I am going to adhere to the 30 Day rule.

    5 vote(s)
    15.6%
  4. December is my month to focus on one particular piece of equipment.

    2 vote(s)
    6.3%
  5. I am going to look for the BEST Christmas cookie recipe.

    9 vote(s)
    28.1%
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  1. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you Joe,good morning..:)
     
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  2. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you Dave..happy wednesday..:)
     
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  3. brit

    brit in a box

    fabulous set ups ,shaves and pics gents..:cool:
     
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  4. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Thanks Gary! Stay warm and dry today.
     
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  5. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    I can well-imagine. Good job, Danny.
    Best wishes to the new baby and family.
     
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  6. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    December Focus
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    Chiseled Face Groomatorium Midnight Stag~~Simpson PJ2~~dubl duck Goldedge~~Xyrena 66
    Since my December focus has ended and having moved on to freedom of choice,
    I am "focussing" my shaves on re-establishing my straight razor technique.
    Vital to a great and successful SR shave, is the prep.
    For me, that means a slick 'n protective lather.
    Today, CFG was on deck and provided exactly that.

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    First, a few words about this Persian Jar 2.
    Oh, yeah!
    :happy093::happy093::happy093::happy093::happy093::happy093:
    I have a bit of experience with Simpson brushes and, in particular, their two-band hair.
    The batch used about 10 years ago BLOWS the current "Manchurian" hair outta the water.
    Super soft with just the right amount of hair to allow for excellent lather-release.
    Ok, now back to the crux of this focus.
    48 hours of growth needed to be removed. The dd was lovingly stropped.
    First pass, WTG, buttery-smooth.
    Some side-work on the jaw-line and chin. Two for two.
    ATG on the neck...yup.
    Finally, some cleanup and a last WTG pass à la @Keithmax to smooth down the epidermis.
    Very nice shave.:happy088:
    Finished with the CFG MS aftershave and some spritzes of a new scent, Xyrena 66.
    Here's a link if you're interested.
    https://xyrena.com/product/xyrena66edp/
    Jury is still out on this one.
     
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  7. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Thanks Joseph!
     
  8. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Excellent shave, picture and report Joseph. Interesting splash and the brush sounds amazing.
     
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  9. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Fabulous pickup. I would go with the Hulk
     
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  10. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Thank you Jeff
     
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  11. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Thanks Joe and I did. :)
     
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  12. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

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    SOTD WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 16, 2020

    After two amazing shaves with my newly acquired, pristine Thistle Cut 5/8, I needed to see how the shave compared to my current favorite, the Sheffield Steel Manhattan Cutlery French Point (MCFP) 13/16. The Thistle is an awesome shaver, but there’s just something about how the MCFP feels in hand, and I like the accessibility the French Point gives me in outlining around my unusually shaped goatee. In any case, my heart still belongs to the 200 plus grand old lady. After stropping, the mug shave was a three pass (WTG, ATG, XTG) delight. Since my tussle with the French Spadson, I pulled out the much more forgiving, and incredibly efficient LaResche 51 and experienced the kind of dome shave I enjoy. Since my scalp is still in the middle of the healing process, I selected a Sharp Star for my noggin shave. As far as DE blades go, it is efficient, but nowhere near as sharp as my usual Feather DE. The resulting shave, despite my concerns, just about reached the desired velveteen level. I left a bit of stubble around some of the more abraded areas in the back of my dome. I feel clean, smooth and refreshed with my better than expected dome shave. The LaResche 51 is a true precision tool.

    RAZOR: Manhattan Cutlery 13/16 (Mug), LaResche 51 (Dome)
    BLADE: Sharp Star DE
    PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub with Argan Oil
    BRUSH: Alpha Shaving T-400 Tribute with 26mm Two Band Badger Ferrule
    CREAM: Castle Forbes Lime Essential Oil
    POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with Glyce Glycerin soap followed by Humphreys Lilac WH. Finished with Royall Lyme AS/Cologne.
     
  13. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    :love055: the shaves Jeff!
     
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  14. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Thank you Danny.
     
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  15. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Absolutely phenomenal shave Jeff.
     
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  16. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Excellent shave Joe. I will have to try the Cella with my Old Spice dupe, B & M Reserve Spice, in the near future.
     
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  17. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Nice shave, Joe! Enjoy your day today and stay safe!
     
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  18. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Sorry to hear, Joe! You know you can always open another with a different email and different credentials! :)
     
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  19. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Beautiful shave Jim. Love the brush.
     
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  20. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Thanks, Joe! I think you’ll be amazed at what a 30k Shapton edge will shave like! Glen told me, but being me I had to do it myself, and Glen was right. Just an amazingly sharp edge which he explained requires stropping as it is too sharp without! You’re going to love your Thistle Cut! :)
     
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