January 2019 30 Day Rule/Focus Pix & Discussion

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by NCoxSTL, Dec 31, 2018.


What is your New Year shaving related resolution?

  1. I'm going to do the hardest of all - a No-Buy '19

    9 vote(s)
  2. I'm going to try shaving with straight razors (pain sticks included)

    9 vote(s)
  3. I'm going to reduce the number of soaps in my den

    14 vote(s)
  4. I'm going to buy everything in sight and build an addition to hold it all!!

    6 vote(s)
  5. I'm going to shave. Simple, right?

    30 vote(s)
  6. I'm going to eat more cookies. Or donuts. Or ice cream.

    17 vote(s)
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  1. FaceScraper

    FaceScraper Well-Known Member

    Great photo, shaves and setup, Rob! Congrats on the progress!
  2. Trigger

    Trigger Well-Known Member

    Great shave and setup!
  3. FaceScraper

    FaceScraper Well-Known Member

    Well done, Robert! Good call switching hands.
  4. BaylorGator

    BaylorGator Well-Known Member

    I fon’t Care who you are, that’s funny!

    Congrats to your wife. That’s a huge accomplishment and something for both of you to be proud of. Although I will say if anyone’s wife in the crew can peaceably coexist with any member of this band of misfits, conducting family therapy should be cake. (You know... the voice of experience and all that.)

    I didn’t prepare for a pop quiz. You guys are bringing back bad memories.

    What kind of plant are you working in, Fuzzy?
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  5. FaceScraper

    FaceScraper Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Jason! Gentleman is my favorite of the Stirling scents (that I've tried so far). I see they offer Gentleman in EDT now, so I'm considering it - however the aftershave is quite powerful on its own. Not that you'll get to experience either the A/S or EDT. ;)
    The SynBad is only a 24mm. I consider that to be a nice all-around knot size. Small enough for smaller containers, yet still holds plenty of lather for a three-passer +.
  6. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Thank you!

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  7. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    Gillette LC New BRW Improved Handle
    Gillette 7 O'clock Black
    Omega Baby Pro knot in an old rubberset handle
    TOBS Avocado SC

    Didn't need to shave, but did a quick one pass shave anyway. Enjoy your day.
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  8. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Congrats on the new razor. Very cool.

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  9. FaceScraper

    FaceScraper Well-Known Member

    Looks like a fun day, and a neat place, Charlie! Thanks for sharing the photos! :)
  10. FaceScraper

    FaceScraper Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Charlie!
  11. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    Switched up the shaving brush this morning and went from a Plissoft to an Omega boar. My shave was better than usual. I think it had to do with the fact that the boat bristle brush takes quite a bit longer to make a good face lather- like 2 minutes more. That additional swirling and painting softens up the whiskers more than the 15 -20 seconds I need for the synthetic brush or 30 seconds for a badger brush.

    Just thought I'd share.[​IMG]

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  12. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    SOTD January 17, 2019
    Alphabetical journey through soaps and creams
    Letter R

    Prep: Cold water and Stirling mentholated pre-shave soap
    Blade: vintage Gillette Platinum Plus
    Razor: Personna injector
    Brush: Zenith B02 boar
    Soap: RazoRock 'What The Puck' Blue Barbershop
    Post: Witch hazel, RazoRock Blue Barbershop aftershave

    RazoRock Blue Barbershop today. Wonderful scent based on Floid Blue, though I can't compare to original Floid as I haven't tried it, but this scent iteration is one of my favorites. The soap is excellent. Easy, luscious lather in no time at all. Super gooped, applied, and removed whiskers easily with the Personna and vintage Gillette blade. Easy, no nonsense shave all around.

    Will be at a conference today and tomorrow, but the good thing it's here in town and I don't have to travel or stay in a hotel. Though I love to travel sleeping in my own bed is always preferable.

    Have a great day!

    SOTD 1-17-19.JPG
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  13. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    Wonderful shaves, gentlemen!
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  14. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Thank you, Perry!

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  15. FaceScraper

    FaceScraper Well-Known Member

    That's great news for your wife, Neal! A big "Congrats" to her!
    Great shave report and photo as well!
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  16. FaceScraper

    FaceScraper Well-Known Member

    Very cool score, Neal! :happy088:
  17. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Wonderful shaves and photos guys. I hope you all have a great Thursday.
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  18. Hembree

    Hembree Well-Known Member

  19. FaceScraper

    FaceScraper Well-Known Member

    Very nice, Chris! :happy088:
    Agreed on the GSBs too. Smooth & sharp.
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  20. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    January 17, 2019
    Karve D Plate
    WDC-8 with Druida Manchurian
    C&S Oxford and Cambridge Shave Soap
    Fine Lavender Aftershave


    I slept so soundly last night that I managed to oversleep this morning. I think I really needed last night. The C&S Oxford and Cambridge whipped up into a very rich and slick lather. The subtle scent of lavender and peppermint was really pleasing during the shave. Three passes and touch ups ended with a near perfect shave. A splash of Fine Lavender and I am off to my office to work on the seasons first tax returns. I hope everyone has a great Thursday.
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