June 2022 30 Day Rule/Focus and Discussion. All Are Welcome!

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by Trigger, May 31, 2022.

  1. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you Joe..;):eatdrink047:
     
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  2. palmolive fox

    palmolive fox The British Birdman

    :signs001: Joe.
     
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  3. palmolive fox

    palmolive fox The British Birdman

    :signs001: Joe.
     
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  4. palmolive fox

    palmolive fox The British Birdman

    Excellent Post Gary, and a wonderful shave set up. The TOBS/MWF frankenlather works superbly together. I sometimes add a few drops of liquid glycerin to my Shaving creams , at first i added too much and created enough lather to shave the whole neighbourhood!..'A little is all you need. Good to see your continuing your journey with your Vintage SE razors. Yours-Barry.:happy088:
     
  5. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Barry! I have so many pleasant shavers now, it's hard to decide which one each morning! I will keep this mixing of creams and MWF in mind. I was amazed at the richness of the lather! I could have done 5-6 passes with what I created. I will do a repeat today with the same combo but, I will use the Star 1912 again.
     
  6. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    Nice shave, Joe! You tempt me with the Red Tip. I will have to use mine again!
     
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  7. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    It was another very pleasant shave with the Star 1912 model. I mixed Almond TOBS with the MWF again for another luxury shave.

    I put out the Proraso White but, I ended up using the bloom water of the soap for pre-shave instead.

    Razor - Star 1912 with 8th use of the GEM Personna stainless blade. Still going strong and nice shave
    Soap - I mixed a spoon of Almond cream TOBS with the MWF after I bloomed the soap with HOT water.
    After Shave - Thayers Toner & Pinaud Clubman "Vanilla"

    Washed face with Ivory bar soap. After bloming the MWF for a few minutes, I used the water for my pre-shave. Added the dollop of Almond to the bowl and then started whisking the MWF over the bowl. I scraped all the cream from the mug into the bowl and started whisking. I had to add a splash of hot water to the cream and got tons of RICH lather again. I like this!

    2-pass shave with minimal cleanup. WTG & ATG. Even on this 8th shave with the blade, it was pleasant. Smooth and nice smelling! No tugging at all yet with the blade. Alum bar raised zero feedback. No cuts, nicks, or leakers.

    The Thayers is really nice on the skin. And the Vanilla AS is nice scent but not overpowering.

    I hope all have a pleasant day!

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  8. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    Simpson Trafalgar T1 brush. Great face latherer too!

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  9. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Thanks Hogie! At one time, I was meh with the RedTip, but I now appreciate it.
     
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  10. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    That's a real luxurious lather.
     
  11. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    I had to post a photo of how rich that lather is when I mix the TOBS Almond with the Wool Fat. NICE!
     
  12. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Awesome shave with a wonderful setup Hogie! Enjoy your day!
     
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  13. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Today is a non-shave day for me. However, I am planning a shavette shave with Angora Soaps Midnight Lavender SS and AS.
     
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  14. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Y'know, the very first "wet shave" I ever had was from a tub similar in design to Gary's. It was from Stephan.
     
  15. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    That Shave Nation ceramic bowl is a good lather creator. It has ridges inside the bowl.
     
  16. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    I think Shave Nation has been offering some discounts on grooming items. There were some with Hub City. I could be wrong though.
     
  17. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

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  18. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Do you still have it?
     
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  19. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

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  20. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    yes, he does on some things. I have checked prices on a few razors with Amazon and the Amazon was more. Blades are the biggest markup. I don't buy blades from him. But, I like his videos. Geo has helped me in my journey.
     
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