July 2018 30 Day Rule/Focus Pix & Discussion

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by NCoxSTL, Jun 30, 2018.


Any chance you're joining us for Cinco de Julio?

  1. Of course. In fact, I save my popsicle sticks for just this occasion!

    9 vote(s)
  2. Of course not. I'm sane.

    7 vote(s)
  3. I'll think about it but I'm too busy eating cookies.

    7 vote(s)
  4. I'll let you know when I get to St. Louis.

    2 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Paul76

    Paul76 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the dark side. Que ominous orchestra. You have been given some great advice to start off with. If you do not have a paddle strop place your strop on a flat surface. It will help keep you from rolling the edge of the razor and also from nicking the strop. Your first strop will get nicks and cuts. And like Keith said make sure you shave when you can focus and have plenty of time. My first 30 shaves with a straight took about half an hour sometimes longer. Good luck
  2. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Another great shave lineup and photo Jim. Thank you for switching out the brushes and reducing my temptation. :D
  3. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Another excellent write up. The brush looks fantastic.
  4. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Thanks, Clint. I was thinking of you when I picked out my brush this morning. :)

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  5. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    July 1, 2018
    Rocnel SE-G
    Gem PTFE
    Thäter 4125/3
    Nuàvia Blu


    The Thäter continues to impress with its face feel. Between the brush and the Blu face lathering was a pure joy. I went with a traditional 3 pass shave this morning. Touch ups along my jawline and neck ended in a BBS shave. The resulting shave was much smoother which I find with Gem PTFE blades after the first use. Overall a wonderful relaxing shave to start the day. I hope everyone has a great Sunday.
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  6. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    No worries. @Primotenore had me checking out the Vintage Scent website looking at brushes yesterday. :happy097:
  7. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Beginning to think I made a mistake doing the Avon 4 Men Maxwell '23 Trtibute for aftershave today. It's nice, and I like it, but it's too "warm" for hot humid days I don't feel as bad as when I used Chiseled Face Midnight Stag or Clubman Original on hot days, but I won't use Tribute again until the humidity is much lower. At least I have a smooth face from the Stoylin soap but , had I used any other soap than Glacial Wintergreen(my only Glacial thus far), I'd need to find the closest "Ice-Bucket Challenge" event to cool off.
  8. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Nice photo, Clint. I like that blacked out razor.
    If you just looked you have more willpower than I do.

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  9. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Beautiful picture, Clint!
  10. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you. I have more than enough brushes and would need to sell or pif one to get another.

    Thank you Jim.
  11. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Here are the razors I will be using in the Superspeed focus this month:


    A black handle SS
    Red Tip
    Blue Tip
    48-50 Milord
    48-50 SS
    Ranger Tech
    48-50 Style Rocket
    Flare Tip Rocket
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  12. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos


    July 1 SOTD:

    Razor: Gillette Milord
    Blade: Rapira PL
    Brush: PAA The Green Ray
    Lather: Declaration Grooming Yuzu/Rose/Patchouli
    Aftershave: Chatillon Lux Yuzu/Rose/Patchouli
    Additional Care:
    Stirling Unscented PSB

    I had intended to use the Ranger Tech this morning, but my daughter wanted the "gold" razor they gave me a few years ago, so out came the Milord. A nice two pass shave. This scent is pretty nice, and I should get to see what SWMBO says a bit later. I hope everyone has a great day!
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2018
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  13. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    I have a lovely garden, it's blooming too. :)
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  14. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Thanks Clint and we're just getting started!!
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  15. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Excellent SS collection Jim. :happy096: Great shaves await...
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  16. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Wonderful photo Jim. Very cool that your daughter helped pick the lineup.
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  17. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    That Milord puts my old one to shame. Lovely.
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  18. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Looks like a great start to a fun month ahead, Jim!

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  19. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    Day one and already three pages deep around here. Good job 30 DC!
    I'm working my way through settling the 400% population increase at Casa RyX. While the flexibility of youth is an advantage for the three grandchildren, my daughter is quickly stepping into a difficult time. Across the nation there's an opoid addiction problem. While I have no issues with folks using doctor prescribed meds in their recommended fashion, when tolerance means increasing dosages combined with recreational use, in conjunction with procurement from unlicensed street corner pharmacists, there in lies a problem. We are getting her into a 30 Day Program for assistance in withdrawal symptoms. The psychological addiction is her own internal mental battle. Lots of family around to lend a hand, but these situations require willpower on the patients behalf. Tough love, lots of babysitting, and time offer her all the best chances for improving the situation.
    Upside of having the young ones is their curiosity about the scents of my soaps and post shave products. Since my every other day shaves have slipped to time permitting I'm not committed to any particular Focus this month. I'll still be lurking, posting, and enjoying reading everyone else's daily adventures.
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  20. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Course I could put about 30 chunk of ice in a bucket, fill er up, and go someplace to do it to myself!!!
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