Welcome to the November edition of the 30 Day Rule and Focus thread. A special welcome to the newly-initiated members and, of course to our old-timers. (Some much older than others) This is a technique-based thread. No matter what gear you choose to use, if you don’t know how to use it, you’re not going to get the best shave possible---and we all want that, don’t we This thread is also a quasi “support group” for wet-shavers. We’re all in this shaving boat together and no one is too old---or too experienced to learn something new. What is the “30 Day Rule” In a nut-shell: choose one razor, one blade, one soap and one brush and use it for the entire month. This is mos def© the most challenging aspect of this thread, and one that only the most disciplined shavers attempt to undertake. However, having personally completed this challenge a number of over the past 6+ years, I can say---without reservation, that this is what taught me how to master my shaving. Then there is the “30 Day Focus”. This is what many other participants choose to do. For instance, use that new straight razor daily, but vary the soaps and brushes during the month. How about those new razor blades? Get to know their idiosyncrasies. Then there is “everything else”. Feel free to participate in this thread in any manner that suits you. The “rules” are just guidelines and nothing more. However, there are some actual rules and these are they: 1) New members are always welcome. 2) Respect everyone. 3) Follow the rules of this Forum. November has become, as of late, a NO-Shave month and if that’s your thing, go for it. I’ll be shaving, myself. So, post your shaves; post your acquisitions and practice the subtle art of enabling; ask your questions; posit your responses; share your triumphs and defeats; or simply practice some good-natured shenanigans @wristwatchb Most importantly: participate, have fun, have great shaves! Let’s all have a great month.