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

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by Primotenore, Dec 31, 2020.


What's your 2021 Shaving Resolution?

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

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

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

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

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

    10 vote(s)
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  1. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    January 5, 2021
    Karve “D” SB
    Gillette 7 O’clock Black
    Rudy Vey Rover
    LEA Classic
    Shave Soap & Aftershave


    At least today is not Monday. I don't think I can take another day like yesterday. The LEA was just the ticket for this morning. Three passes and touch ups ended in a near BBS shave. I missed a spot on my left neck. I hope everyone has a great Tuesday.
  2. b1hart

    b1hart Speed Racer

    Nice tutorial and lather video Joe!

    ToBS sandalwood....great flash back aroma Patrick, awesome lathering. Totally get the maintenance frustrations, 3 oil changes and now some some transmission cooling system work going on here. Then it’s brakes and rotors coming up soon.

    Some cool acquisitions coming up soon with those decisions Keith!

    Sid! Funny guy. Nice looking combination today Dave!
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  3. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member


    ECWS New Soaps to the Den 2020 - # 3

    SRS Shave # 440

    Rating: 5 / 5

    Razor: Puma 65
    Brush: Big Cyprass 24mm Silver Tip
    Lather: Arianna & Evans Asian Plum
    Aftershave: B & M Reserve Spice
    Additional Care:
    Barbero Alum Block
    Thayer's Witch Hazel - Aloe Vera
    Stirling Unscented Glacial Balm

    I am ready for day 2 of the virtual learning extravaganza this week. Hopefully, we will be back in the building on Monday. Not that I mind being at home getting the opportunity for a few extra z’s , however, this is not beneficial to the “Yutes”. :eatdrink013:

    This morning’s shave was absolutely fabulous. I love the pairing of the soap and splash. The Puma 65, an acquisition from Glen, @gssixgun, is such a fine razor. It easily delivered a smooth and comfortable three pass shave.
    The B & M Reserve Spice provided the icing on the cake. I am refreshed and ready for approximately 5 + hours staring at my laptop. Oh happy joy joy.

    Have a great day gentlemen.
  4. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Very nice chilling shave. Hope you have a pleasant day at work Evan.
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  5. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Thanks Blair!
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  6. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Thank you Clint.
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  7. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Veddy, veddy nice, Clint.
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  8. b1hart

    b1hart Speed Racer

    Super shiny Rocket HD Evan. Combination looks great for a back to work shave!

    Nice report, setup with a fun black and white image Barry!
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  9. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Terrific Tuesday shave, Joe!
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  10. b1hart

    b1hart Speed Racer

    Love the Rover color with today’s combination Clint! Have a merry Tuesday!

    Nice looking Puma Joe! Fun setup. Hope the virtual lessons go quickly, happy Tuesday!
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  11. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome karve shave and pic Clint..good morning..:cool:
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  12. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Tuesday, January 5
    Fine L'Orange Noir~~Simpson 57 "Douglas"~~Pre-War US Gillette Tech/Gillette Platinum~~Terre d'Hermès Parfum
    I warned everyone that should I receive my Simpson 57 and my Terre d'Hermès parfum,

    I would temporarily suspend my rule for one shave.
    First the soap. I was able to score a couple pucks of Fine L'Orange Noir, before they sold out.
    (Previous den members were American Blend and Lavender. AB was sold and the Lavender resides with my future son-in-law)
    Tallow Baby makes a HUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGEEE difference in slickness. More on that later.
    The soap is triple-milled, so a short, shower-length bloom was in order.
    I had an ulterior motive for the bloom. I am using a really nice badger brush
    and it's important (to me, anyway) not to stress the knot with dry soap.
    "Douglas" loaded with ease and in tandem with my Aesop bowl, created a lovely, luscious lather.


    Next, I used my Pre-War Tech with a new Gillette Platinum blade.
    retrospect, I should have stuck with the R41 for a more accurate comparison.
    Lesson learned.
    Ultra slick and easy passes and no fear of buffing. The blade simply skated across the skin.
    Moved to the ATG neck pass, and while I can still tell that it is not completely recovered from the
    last three shaves, the difference was remarkable.
    No pressure, no "skipping", no issues.
    Very happy with the results.
    Finished with my usual routine and today's FOTD© was the Terre d'Hermes Parfum.

    This scent notes of the Parfum, which was introduced in 2009
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    For those interested, here are the notes from the 2006 EdT.
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    Not quite sure why I chose to go with the Parfum, but I did read that the scent was slightly "darker"
    and longevity was better. C'est la vie. :)
  13. b1hart

    b1hart Speed Racer

    Great details and setup Gary! Always fun. Scrat needs to get out more often :D. Have a great Tuesday!
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  14. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

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    Great shave and a great cup of coffee to start the day.

    Yes....we have a ghost (that is what I call it) razor in the den. I ordered this one before Thanksgiving and it finally arrived yesterday. A Yaqi with a cobbled head which looks identical to the Maggard's V3A that I have. It has a brass handle and the threads were a little rough so I chased the threads with a tap.....smooth now.

    Awesome lather and the ghost is a very efficient razor. Three passes with just a hint of alum. Matching aftershave and I am ready for today.

    Gary @brit has throwed the gauntlet down with a week long challenge. I think this will be a fun little focus and look forward to starting it this Sunday. I have a pretty little Tech with the triangle slots that will be nice to play with for a week. Thanks Gary....I look forward to playing along.

    Take care gentlemen and have a great Tuesday!
  15. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Excellent shave, post and lineup Joseph! Have an awesome day my friend!
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  16. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Have a great day, Clint.
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  17. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome set up,shave and pics Joseph..cool write up..very cool brush..:cool:
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  18. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you so much Blair..:).will keep him around abit..;) a fine tuesday to you as well..:eatdrink047:
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  19. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome shave and pic Danny.:cool:and thank you..cool new razor..:)
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  20. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Which is why I guess you selected Tabac! ;)
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