Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by NCoxSTL, May 31, 2020.
Nice pic, shave and wonderful aftershave finish, Jim!
Thank you, Joe!
fine set up and pic Keith..
Thank you Keith! After 2 shaves with this razor, I am very surprised that I have done well with it. You know all too well, that using a very large straight razor is quite different. I know that I don't need to apologize. I was kind of tongue and cheek about it in my OP.
Awesome shave Keith! Are you saying you prefer using synthetic hones?
Thank you. It was very enjoyable.
Very nice Jim. Nothing to shabby about that travel shave set up.
Thank you, Joe!
Excellent traveling setup Jim! Very cool filter effect on your image as well. The USPS dude recently delivered some Speick shaving cream, can’t wait to give it a try. Hope the travel is going well.
Thank you, Joe!
Good idea, Jason. Most Tabac men rock Ascots anyway.
It really is a nice place, Jim. Not sure yet, but we may take some time to explore the area before we come home.
Thanks Keith. I will have to invest in some additional security. It's fairly basic.
Just the Basics June!
Razor - 1959 (E3) Gillette Flare Tip Superspeed
Soap - Tabac
Brush - Semogue 620
Post - Alum
It was a dark and stormy night. (Thumbs up to whoever can tell me the origin of that line) Nothing severe, just lightning, thunder, some rain. Normal late Spring stuff around. Nice to have it after a hot day, though. And, nice to get another shave from the Superspeed and Astra SP. I switched to Tabac tonight, even though it's not Tuesday or Thursday. Tabac is another "high end" soap I consider to be a basic necessity in my den. Wouldn't consider myself a traditional shaver without it. The Semogue 620 is the small boar that makes a bucket load of lather.
Three passes and the Astra is still as smooth and sharp as ever. Finished up BBS an the alum was quiet again. That's the thing about the Gillette Superspeed. It does one thing, and it does it well. Hope you had a great hump day and here's to a fantastic rest of your week!
fine shave Neal..
It's honestly sad to see what is going on currently here in America, grown people of all ages and race are acting violent right now like children. I my self experienced that at a degree earlier on today. I was heading to go to tutoring earlier and when I got there I realized I forgot my mask. (Policy right now is requiring students to wear mask) so my tutors decided to look in the back of the building to find me a mask I could wear (they told me to go sit up front away from any other students, I was fine with that) while I went to call my parents to see if they could bring me one in case my tutors don't have one. So one of the student's father who is in his 40s comes rushing in the door and starts getting mad about something while he talks to one of the tutors (instructors) ( I briefly over hood the convo while I was on the phone with my parents) apparently he was mad at me and the tutors because I was not wearing a mask.... so a little while later the kid leaves to head to his dad's car. the dad then goes into a fit of rage and creates a scene as he cusses out the tutors for being "irresponsible" by letting me inside the building. I overhead him yell to my tutor "Ya'll are crazy to let in this "white boy" who does not have a mask." He/ the father, then says I need to stand outside the building and no where near his kid while I wait for my parents (although it is hot outside, I am used to working in the heat and if I actually had to stand outside I would but the way he said it, sounded very inconsiderate) then the father proceeds to yell ignorant and racist words to me. He then put his kid in the car and drove off. Now this man was obviously smaller than me and was not intimidating to me but I still decided to be the bigger man in this situation and not say a word back to the guy. I tend to have a hot temper sometimes and If I had not bit my tongue I would have exposed him of what he said. I don't let racism bother me personally or let any small things get under my skin, but the best thing to do in situations like this whether the person is offending you with their words or not, is to IGNORE it COMPLETELY. I honestly feel bad for his kid, the dad made the poor guy completely embarrassed as he watched his father act like a child in the streets. We need UNITY not DIVISION here in America. I am hoping this mess ends soon. sorry for the long story gents. Ya'll have a good night!
Supremely awesome Takahana Keith. Big fan of Japanese steel also.
Interesting thoughts about the natural vs. synthetic stones. While it’s not the most popular mindset, several hone masters and blade forgers I’ve chatted with via email/phone conversations have said synthetic 8k/12k setups (with a slurry stone) are enough for most blade maintenance, other than typical stropping. Sure beats some of the rabbit hole crazy natural stone prices!
Another great shave and picture from the man himself!
Thank you, Blair! Speick is good stuff. The trip is done tomorrow, and I will be glad to be home.
Although I can understand the father being upset, but to call you racial names is inexcusable. You did the right thing by not escalating it. Everyone is stressed because of this pandemic and coupled with the rioting and looting because a cop killed a black man in Minnesota makes it more so.
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