January 2021 30 Day Rule/30 Day Focus Pic and Discussion Thread- All are Welcome

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by Primotenore, Dec 31, 2020.

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What's your 2021 Shaving Resolution?

  1. I am going to finally finish up some shave gear.

    17 vote(s)
    56.7%
  2. I am undertaking a No-Buy 2021.

    10 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. I am going to finally complete a 30 DAY RULE.

    1 vote(s)
    3.3%
  4. I am going to complete a 30 DAY FOCUS.

    2 vote(s)
    6.7%
  5. You all can do what you want, I am going to focus on cookies.

    10 vote(s)
    33.3%
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  1. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    Very nice pics and very nice Fat Friday shaves, Gentlemen.
     
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  2. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    Yes.
     
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  3. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

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    Gillette Vintage Razor 50+ Years Old Focus
    DE Shave # 321

    Rating: 5 / 5

    Razor: Gillette Flare Tip SS (1959 E-1)
    Blade: Treet Double Edge
    Brush: Opus Shaving Brushes “Underdog”
    Lather: Proraso Aloe and Vitamin E
    Aftershave: Floid Genuine
    Additional Care:
    Barbero Alum Block
    Thayer's Witch Hazel - Aloe Vera
    Stirling Unscented Glacial Balm

    The third Friday of the Month = Proraso Friday. The “Underdog” boar whipped up a nice lather that allowed for another comfortable shave with the birth year Flat Tip razor. I had mentioned earlier in the week that I would flip a coin for the last day of this focus between my two birth year Gillette razors. I may still do that, however, the just arrived 1966 Gillette British Slim TQT (Twist Quick Twist) may make it’s debut shave. I finished the shave with dollops of ASB and a nice splash of Floid Genuine. A couple of spritz of Dark Obsession EdT as I prepared to go out the door has smelling good and ready for my day.

    Three more class periods to go and the magic number will be allowed to change in the avatar. :happy036:
    Have a great day gentlemen.
     
  4. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    The New Improved looks great, Dave. I can't recall- did it come with an 'elevator' case as well? I usually don't care much about a case, but do think those are really cool.
    Congrats on the new juice as well.
     
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  5. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    Not that it really matters at all, but it looks like someone turned the tube part of that handle upside down. The patent info is usually facing 'up' and just above the ball end.
     
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  6. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    They were all New Improved's as far as I know but some elevator cases and some standard leather cases and if it was labeled Bostonian or New Standard it would take on that name but all the same razors. This one I bought as is, no case. I'm mulling that offer of a Gentlemen's agreement still............So this is a restart as of now ??
     
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  7. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Excellent shave and enabling Dave. Look forward to your thoughts on the Club de Nuit.
     
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  8. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Excellent shave and nice look brush Patrick.
     
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  9. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    :duel:
     
  10. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    I'm feeling pretty strong right now so I'm in for that. A Karve to you if I fail and a brush and bowl to me if I succeed. Virtual handshake.



    Sent from my SM-T510 using Tapatalk
     
  11. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    I am going to be scruffy...

















    :bounce017:






    Not!
     
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  12. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Awesome shave Jason and a great picture to boot. Take care.
     
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  13. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    :happy088:
     
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  14. FaceScraper

    FaceScraper Well-Known Member

    Ugh….
    I apologize for my inability to keep up with you guys. Nonetheless, here are the last two shave for Gary’s @brit Gillette Challenge.

    Yesterday’s shave:
    Some great WK lather with a wonderful scent. I did experience a couple of weepers during the shave, but they were gone by the time the lather was rinsed off.
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    Today’s shave:

    Yessir….pulled out some delightful, leather scented Noble Otter goodness for Charlie @wristwatchb today. Yeah buddy.

    How about a little lather porn?
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    Does the lather look airy? It wasn’t. That’s what was left on the brush, plus what was wiped off the handle and placed back on the knot after face lathering for the first pass. It was some well-hydrated, dense, super slick goop. And, oh my - the scent….
    I’m gonna be smelling like a leather shop for the rest of the day.
    What a sendoff shave. Stupendous results today. Like, totally.
    A healthy dosage of the matching AS, and I’m ready to take on the world. Or take a nap. The latter sounds better.
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    Now that the focus is over, the Gillette Red Tip will soon be headed to live with Paul @Paul Turner. He’ll have his very own Gillette birth year/quarter Red Tip. Paul, I look forward to your shave reports with it.

    Even though all the shaves with the Red Tip this week have been great, I’m still not a “TTO guy”. Thanks to Gary for coming up with this focus. It's been a lot of fun!
    Have a great Friday, gents!
     
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  15. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    Yes, restart as of now would only be fair.
     
  16. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Thanks Joe and you as well!
     
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  17. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Love those Blue scales, Blair! Didn’t you tell me that Glen (@gssixgun) transferred the Logo to the new scales for you? Enjoy your day and stay safe out there! :cool:
     
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  18. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Great shave Matt and I knew you would like the Yaqi brush. :happy108:
     
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  19. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    Worth the wait to see, Awesome shaves Bruce !
     
  20. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    I haven’t! When I looked my local store was out, and I have more than enough soap now. :)
     
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