May 2020 30 Day Rule/Focus Pix & Discussion

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by NCoxSTL, Apr 30, 2020.

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What will you be "mixing up" in May?

  1. Razors I rarely/never use

    5 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. Blades I rarely/never use

    3 vote(s)
    10.0%
  3. Soaps I rarely/never use

    6 vote(s)
    20.0%
  4. Brushes I rarely/never use

    2 vote(s)
    6.7%
  5. A combination of everything just thrown together like a salad!

    15 vote(s)
    50.0%
  6. Who said you could suggest a salad?! We eat cookies here!!!

    5 vote(s)
    16.7%
  7. Gonna PIF some stuff and try to win some PIF'd stuff to replace it!

    3 vote(s)
    10.0%
  8. I miss Chris's intros with only two questions. This is just ridiculous!! Sheesh!

    5 vote(s)
    16.7%
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  1. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Very cool Patrick.
     
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  2. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Congrats on such a great Old Spice set.
     
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  3. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you Jason.
     
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  4. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Thanks, Jason! It’s a great shaver! I’d keep shaving with it, except I have half a century to catch up on! :cool:
     
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  5. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    That’s what I hear! Hopefully, it’ll be bad for the virus.
     
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  6. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    May 8, 2020
    Supply Co SE V2
    Personna
    Semogue Mistura
    TOBS Mr. Taylors Shave Cream
    Thayer’s Witch Hazel with Menthol

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    Up and moving very early this morning. I have a colonoscopy today at 9:15. I decided I would feel better about the whole thing with a shave. Two passes ended in a DFS which is more than good enough for today. I hope everyone has a wonderful Friday.
     
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  7. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Wonderful picture, Clint! You made shaving gear look sexy!
    As for the trip to the doctor, I hope all is well in the end.

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  8. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you Jim. I am sure everything will be fine. I just hate this procedure. Given all my colon issues, I think I have had close to 8 colonoscopies over the years. At least this time I am over 55 so they didn't make me pay the deductible. ;)
     
  9. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    Bad news, Patrick. Hope your wife is ok.
     
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  10. myles wilson

    myles wilson Moth Ball Mouth

    Than You Clint!
     
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  11. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Thanks, Jeff. The slant is an interesting solution to a problem easier solved by angling the head of a traditional de razor.
     
  12. myles wilson

    myles wilson Moth Ball Mouth

    Best of luck today with the Doc Clint!
     
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  13. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

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    SOTD FRIDAY MAY 8, 2020

    After three great shaves with the Gillette ‘Big Fellow’, I decided to pull out a somewhat neglected razor in my Den, the LaResche 77. LaResche (a French Company, originally Swiss) patented the 77 in 1935. The silver plated brass LaResche 77 is known for its rather unique guard bar (like shark jaws) built into the upper cap of the head. The razor head is a bit wider than a typical razor head resulting in both a positive and a negative. The negative is that some users complain that it makes it more difficult to shave under the schnozz. Not an issue for me as I have a full goatee. The positive, however, and the big selling point as far as I’m concerned, is the large sweet spot provided by both the extreme curvature of the head and the large gap provided by its unique guard bar. Finding the correct shave angle is easy, and the shave delivered is extremely efficient. The head and face shave I get from the razor are always exquisitely close, yet irritation-free, which is surprising given its looks. This is one of the smoothest shaving razors in my den.

    There really aren’t many of these razors available. I feel very fortunate to own one. Some complain that it is overly aggressive, but most of these complaints trace to damaged razors that have been dropped. Given the exaggerated curvature of the safety bar, dropping it and bending the head throws off the shave angle which can turn the razor into an unknowing assaultive tool. A friend in my local shave meetup had one with a bent head. We discovered the issue after comparing it to mine. Some careful realignment restored it to its former capability. He couldn’t believe the difference in the shave. I had the same experience with a damaged Rex Ambassador which the good folks at Razor Emporium repaired.

    Now back to the shave. After a shower, I began with an iced water rinse. Next I selected my Viking Silvertip Badger along with C.O. Bigelow shave cream enhanced with 6 drops of M-Bomb. The lather produced by this Proraso manufactured product was delightfully cooling to both noggin and mug. The LaResche 77 mowed my whiskers right down to the skin line. The amazing part of that first WTG pass was the smoothness of each stroke. It literally felt like I was was just sweeping the lather away. One final ATG pass led right to BBS land. Thayers Lavender WH followed by Chiseled Face Natural AS Splash and a finish with A&E Post-Shave Serum was the icing on the cake. The result was a smooth and cooling, relaxed shave that left me feeling incredibly refreshed.

    RAZOR: LaResche 77
    BLADE: Wizamet Super Iridium (1)
    PREP: Iced water rinse
    BRUSH: Viking Silvertip Badger
    CREAM: C.O. Bigelow
    POSTSHAVE: Iced water wash with Glyce Glycerin soap followed by Thayers Lavender WH and Chiseled Face Natural AS Splash. Finished with A&E Post-Shave Serum.
     
  14. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Thanks, Jason. I wonder the exact same thing.
     
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  15. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Fascinating razor. Thank you, Jeff.
     
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  16. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Terrific report and shave, Jeff! Cool razor!

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  17. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Thanks, Jim!
     
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  18. myles wilson

    myles wilson Moth Ball Mouth

    Awesome Razor!
     
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  19. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Thanks, Maestro. It’s a surprisingly close shaver.
     
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  20. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Thanks again, Maestro! I used to own the RR German 37 slant, but it just never felt right. PIF’d it away.
     
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