Gillette Adjustable Friday ; Toggles, Fat Boys, Slims, and Black Beauties welcome!

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  1. Dansco

    Dansco Well-Known Member

    Don't often post here as I try to use a straight on a Friday, but I'm busy today, so...


    Man Cave Sensitive Face Wash
    JR168 Tuxedo Synthetic
    Phoenix and Beau Oberon soap
    Gillette 195 E4
    Gillette 7O'Clock Black blade
    A little alum
    Nivea Sensitive Balm
    Fine Accoutrements American Blend After Shave Lotion

    Have a great Friday!
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  2. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Fatboy Friday's Shave

    Proraso Pre Shave
    PSC Caffeinated Shave Cream
    Semogue SOC
    Gillette 195
    Gillette Silver Blue
    Thayers Peach WH
    Florida Water
    I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The PSC Caffeinated Shave Cream face-lathered well with the Semogue SOC brush. I did two passes with the Gillette 195 Razor with a Gillette Silver Blue blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Peach WH and then Florida Water. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
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  3. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member


    A Slim and a Feather. Perfect!
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  4. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Gillette fatboy / Gillette silver blue [​IMG]

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  5. Zed117

    Zed117 Well-Known Member

    Replated fatboy, GSB, B&M soap. Stirling synthetic.

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  6. Michael_W

    Michael_W Well-Known Member

    I shaved yesterday with my Fatboy on Setting #5 for my first two passes, and Setting #3 for my third pass. Since my neck requires two additional passes, I put it back on #5 to finish. I only got two small weepers that closed up right away and afterward used my new jar of Nivea Sensitive Cooling Post Shave Balm. The blade was the last use of a Gillette Nacet. I got a smooth, irritation-free shave out of it, and I really like the Nacet a lot. It gave me great, close smooth shaves every time and by yesterday I had gone to my sixth or seventh on the same blade. I have to say, the Gillette brand blades are fantastic. Ordinarily I can't use the Fatboy without nicking myself up (still trying to figure out the best setting and angle on that monster), but yesterday it worked wonders, although the BBS effect didn't last as long.
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  7. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    What setting do you use? None of that silly dial twisting during the shave I hope.
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  8. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    July 8

    G3 Gillette Fatboy
    Astra SP (3)
    Kent BK4 Silvertip
    Le Père Lucien - unscented
    Thayers Lavender witch hazel, unrefined shea butter, and Terre d’Hermès Parfum

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  9. Zed117

    Zed117 Well-Known Member

    Setting 3 usually. Seems to work best for me.
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  10. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

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  11. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Gillette Fatboy (G3) Razor
    Blue Bird Hi-Stainless Blade
    Frank Shaving Badger Brush
    Love My Skin Tobacco & Bay Leaf Soap
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel
    Aqua Velva Musk After Shave

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  12. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    1960 sure was a good year for adjustable razors. Imagine going to the store and seeing both these on display for sale. Only question is which one is getting used this Friday? F4 on the left, F1 on the right.
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  13. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    July 19

    G3 Gillette Fatboy
    Polsilver Super Iridium (3)
    30 Day Crew LE figured maple handle with 24 mm APShaveCo Tuxedo knot
    Le Père Lucien - unscented
    Thayers Lavender witch hazel, unrefined shea butter, and Trumper Coral Skin Food

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  14. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member

  15. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Rare DE and Williams shave. Broke out the SA for Friday. Nice shave with a Dorco blade from the Dollar Sto.....

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  16. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    My favorite blade in my Fatboy and Aristocrat razors.
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  17. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    Fuzzy - is that an Omega boar knot in your brush?
    It looks like the business end of a Omega Pro #10098!

    I haven't tried Bolzano blades, yet.

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    1959 (E-4) #195 on 9, with a Feather. Used my O'Pro-98 boar brush, too. A splash of Osage Rub, followed by Florida Water makes for a cool finish.
  18. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    It is @Jayaruh turned the handle and put that knot on there. My B400 by @twhite also has a 98 pro knot in it. Just outstanding knots.
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  19. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    Very nice. I've got a Jayaruh handle with a synth knot. My B400 is the twin of yours. I looked for a flat top boar to match the original Rubberset but no one makes them. That Omega in my photo is a couple years old and well broken in while the newer B400 still has plenty of enjoyable scritch. As soon as it softens up I'll be thinking about getting another Pro 98 just for the fun of the break in.
  20. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Sharp, efficient, smooth and long lasting. I have a few left, PM me your address and I will send you one.
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