October 2021 30 Day Rule/Focus & Discussion. All are welcome!

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by Trigger, Sep 30, 2021.


What is your most challenging part of shaving?

  1. Making a great lather

    4 vote(s)
  2. Choosing the right blade and razor for my beard growth

    2 vote(s)
  3. Try to pick the right aftershave

    2 vote(s)
  4. I do not have any challenges

    5 vote(s)
  5. Other (technique or issue)

    2 vote(s)
  6. Not picking the Veg

    2 vote(s)
  7. Waking Up

    2 vote(s)
  8. Listening to Brian Adams' "Cuts like a Knife"

    2 vote(s)
  9. It just feels so right

    3 vote(s)
  10. Long Polls

    1 vote(s)
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  1. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Thanks Gary!
    All is well here.
    Hope your the same!!

  2. brit

    brit in a box

  3. palmolive fox

    palmolive fox Well-Known Member

    14th October 2021.


    Shaving recipe for today.

    Prep: Warm shower:/Nivea Men Power Fresh Shower Gel.

    Cold wet flannel to my face.
    FatFace Ocean Escape Soap Bar.
    Brush: Yaqi 26mm Rainbow Brown Synthetic. (Faux Horse)
    Face Lather.
    Lather : OSP Neroli Scented Shaving Soap.
    Blade: Derby Usta. (D3)
    Razor: Parker 24c.

    Cold water face wash with brush squeezings, Cold Water Face Rinse. /Homemade (~Autumn/Winter mix~) peppermint lavender, eucalyptus, + Tea Tree essential Oils Mixed Together With 200ml of Care+Witch Hazel Mixed./4711 Eau De Cologne-ASL./Cien Sensitive ASB.


    Early morning shave,

    A Enjoyable shave to finish my shaving week off wonderfully. I have mentioned in my past postings the Parker 24C isn't aggressive yet efficient and smooth giving satisfactory shaving results...

    Open comb razors have a reputation of been aggressive, they can be, but any razor can, which can be misleading to someone who has yet to shave with one i find them very smooth & efficient and match up really well with most DE blades.
    Over the week i have pushed the Derby Usta to the max, as normally regardless of the blade with a few exceptions i used it for two shaves then it was binned...The Derby Usta has yet again surprised me throughout the week showing no signs of dulling....The star of my shave this morning was the OSP Neroli Scented Shaving Soap each time a use this soap it never fails to provide me with a excellent lather.

    A 2 pass + pick ups close comfortable shave with no errors to report...Finishing the shave off with a dollop of Cien Sensitive ASB.

    My face is feeling smooth cool, & smelling divine.;)

    Keep safe, and enjoy your day ladies & gentlemen.:cool:
  4. jtface

    jtface Well-Known Member

    OCtober shave #5

    Razor: GEM MMOC
    Blade: GEM PTFE (3)
    Brush: Yaqi Tuxedo
    Soap: Arko
    Aftershave: Proraso Green

    This was last night's 'rule' shave. Yet again, fantastic results. I am hoping that by sticking with this combination I can improve the efficiency of my shaves... I do find that I still need to do quite a bit of cleanup under the chin and along the left jawbone. It would be awesome to get it down to 2 passes too, but I'm not sure that's going to happen!

    Apologies that there is no photo today.

    Enjoy your shaves gentlemen.
  5. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Nice shaves, gentlemen.
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  6. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Good morning. My morning temperature was 99.2F I only have 2 to 3 more cold water/ alcohol compress treatments. I could stop right now, but I am not taking any chances. I haven't eaten much and haven't been to the gym except a very light cardio session yesterday. I am still weak and considering what I have done and not done, it is understandable. These places still have the AC on full blast. C'mon people, cut the AC. People get sick when it is on full blast and the weather doesn't call for your place of business to be as cold as a meat locker!
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2021
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  7. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    A real nice Throwback Thursday shave this morning. I didn't time the loading action-just went with what "looked good" on the brush. 2 passes. A cut on NW Porcupine during the first pass. I've had worse cuts before, but I just couldn't simply call this one a "plain Knick". But in general, Central Texas Soaps comes through again! Soft, clean, fresh feel all around. Clubman did real well as the closer. Super Duper Excellent.
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  8. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    Wardonia/BIC, Mark Cross/Proline, MDC. [​IMG]

    Sent from my LG-US998 using Tapatalk
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  9. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Beautiful shave Gary.
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  10. palmolive fox

    palmolive fox Well-Known Member

    Thank you Joe.:cool:
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  11. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Generic Chinese dual comb razor head.
    Razorock two pieces Halo handle.
    Astra SP blade (fresh)
    Delrin handle Brush with Dscosmetics synthetic knot.
    Soap Commander Unity shave soap.
    Cremo Bourbon and Oak EdT.

    Glorious lather this morning. I love the scent of Unity.

    This is the first time using this razor head. I had it a while and man did this little cheapo deliver. I was pleasantly surprised. Two with the open comb side and the third and final pass with the solid bar side.

    I hope everyone is having a great day!
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  12. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you Joe..:):eatdrink047::eatdrink047:
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  13. brit

    brit in a box

    fine shaves and pics gents..:cool:
  14. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member


    SRS # 576

    Rating: 5 / 5

    Razor: Martens HDW Co. 11/16” Kingwood scales
    Brush: Opus Shaving Brushes “Underdog”
    Lather: Ginger's Garden Obsession Type (1508.5 Project)
    Aftershave: Obsession A/S Balm
    Additional Care:
    Stirling Alum Block
    Thayer’s Witch Hazel - Original
    Another fantastic day started off with one great shave. Three pass bliss to Uber smoothness. The Opus Badger easily whipped up a luxurious lather with enough for several additional applications if needed.
    I am enjoying this beautiful Fall day. I managed to complete some outdoor activities as the shoulder is getting better everyday. PT will start on Monday. I am looking forward to continued improvement.
    Hope you are have a great day gentlemen.
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  15. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Superb shave Barry
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  16. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Very interesting hybrid cheapie razor Danny. Very nice shave my friend.
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  17. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Very nice Jeff
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  18. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Very nice shave Paul. Those Knickerbockers are wearing out their welcome.
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  19. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Time for some more chicken soup.
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  20. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Awesome MMOC shave Jim. Nothing wrong with a third pass. Just enjoy the process. I do as three passes are my norm.
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