Shave mug size?

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by Salty Belle, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. Salty Belle

    Salty Belle Well-Known Member

    Not sure I'm posting in the right forum, so mods move this if I am:)

    In your opinion, what's the optimal size for a good shave mug? Height and diameter?


  2. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

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  3. Shaver X

    Shaver X Well-Known Member

    3-1/4 inches tall and 3-1/4 inches inside diameter, in my opinion. That will accommodate 3 inch diameter shaving soap cakes, and also do double duty as a lathering bowl in a pinch.
  4. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    My favorite and daily used mug was the EJ in black. I used it to soak my brush only and never lathered in it, but it was really great until some doofus dropped it. :scared003:
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  5. Salty Belle

    Salty Belle Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys! I was thinking of bringing some mugs in with my logo on them, but was thinking of the guys who like to bowl/mug lather. Or I suppose you could have coffee in:)
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  6. gadabout

    gadabout Well-Known Member

    I found that the apothecary mug that I got recently from West Coast Shaving is an ideal size. The top diameter is 4-1/2". The bottom diameter is 3-1/4". The height is 3-1/2"
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  7. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

    That's perfect!!! I lather on top of my soap and I like a little room to move, and I want the lather to stay in the mug. :happy088:
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  8. Streambrewer

    Streambrewer Active Member

    I have a cappuccino mug that is superb in size and shape: 4" W x 3" D. Most of the tubs that soap come in, and the wooden bowls especially are too small to make lather.
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  9. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Most of my pucks are 4oz. with dimensions of 3in x 1in. They work great in the shorter Old Spice mugs, enough room to lather, not too heavy and no banging against the sides with a brush, well minimal any way.
  10. IDuck

    IDuck Well-Known Member

    I have face lathered once and didnt enjoy it as much so I am pretty much a bowl lather only guy...My ideal size is more of a bowl, and is 6" diameter X 3" also has a spout which I rest my brush, the reason I like it is because I can build lather in it without constant clanking of the bowl, and allows me more space/angles to work the soap and I dont get soap all over the handle...yes, Im kind of OCD.
  11. alpla444

    alpla444 That's sweet!

    I am sure the size of your brush will be a factor in what suits you the best as brushes ten to vary from mainly 20mm ish to 30mm ish in size, I myslef have quite a few brushes and all fall between those sizes, I have a a few different mugs, the odd one is really small but still works fine, but old spice mug size as mentioned is nice for me.
  12. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    A Vintage Old Spice mug. I don't lather up with it, because I face lather, but it's perfect for soaking my Boar brushes, before a shave.

    But, when I did bowl lather I had a 5 x 2 1/2 in bowl. Perfect for lathering. I used it for over a year.
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  13. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    Coffee mugs to Old Spice mugs worked OK until I discovered suribachi bowls. Similar size to what @DaltonGang mentioned with textured inside surface. Not really appropriate for the Route66 logo as the sides slope out.
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  14. 178-bplatoon

    178-bplatoon Well-Known Member

    I'm more of a bowl user. For me after trying several mugs/bowls, I like the dimensions and shape of the VDH ceramic mug. In fact I found a SS mug(as in I can't drop it and break it) on ebay of the same dimensions and its the only bowl I use.:)
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  15. Carbide Mike

    Carbide Mike 9 Lives

    KIMG0013.jpg I have found Greek yogurt cups suitable, and I use them because the best thing is , No Cleanup. Just toss it when you are finished. !
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  16. mikewood

    mikewood Well-Known Member

    Twice the width and equal the depth of my shaving brush.

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  17. John Ruschmeyer

    John Ruschmeyer Well-Known Member

    I usually build my lather right on the puck and a few months ago started using these:
    Rubbermaid TakeAlongs Twist & Seal Food Storage Containers

    They're pretty much the same size as a standard soap puck and the lid keeps the soap well-hydrated.
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  18. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    I pretty much only use mugs for soaking my brush anymore, but my favorite two are both 4" wide, and 3 1/2" deep. They are the very heavy type.

  19. tuxxdk

    tuxxdk International Penguin of Mystery

    Height about 8 cm with sloping sides upper inner diameter around 13-14cm
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  20. Rusty blade

    Rusty blade The Good Humor Man

    I generally find an Old Spice shaving mug to be a perfect size for Haslinger soap pucks. All my other soaps are in their own containers.
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