SoS: April 27, 2015 - May 3, 2015

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by crackstar, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    Finally had the shave I was hoping this razor could deliver. Read more ramblings here

    Razor: Pils 101NE
    Blade: Feather
    Brush: L'Occitane Plisson
    Soap: Soap Commander Endurance

    Also tried two samples of products I've never used before;
    Edwin Jagger Pre-Shave lotion for sensitive skin, and
    Geo F Trumper's Sandalwood Skin Food.

    Edwin Jagger
    I never use any pre-shave products and even though I rather liked the feel of this product I don't see myself starting to use a dedicated pre-shave product regularly...unless......what if it was the pre-shave lotion that gave me this great shave today....oh......

    Trumper
    I really liked the scent and it gave a passable moisturizing and tightening effect. Not quite on par with other products like Myrsol so probably not a product I'll get in the future.

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  2. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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  3. Leo K.

    Leo K. Well-Known Member

    Gillette Super Adjustable P-2 (1970)
    with Astra S.P. blade (1),
    Edwin Jagger STF XL brush ,
    Lather-up with CRSW Vevitier Moderne,
    finish with water, Witch Hazel
    and Clubman Special Reserve for a DFS!

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  4. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Saturday morning looks something like this:

    Neutrogena Men Facial Wash :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Large Horsehair Barbershop
    Super Speed/SuperMax Blue day 6
    Stirling Glacial Lemon Chill SS :love055: :love055: :love055: :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Gold Bond Moisturizer :love055: :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Osage Rub AS :love055: :love055: :love055: :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Chabrawichi 555 Cologne

    Here's the best way to freeze your face off and to smell nice both during and after a shave, as well as to have a great time while you're doing it. The Glacial Lemon Chill soap is so loaded with menthol goodness that you feel it as soon as your brush makes contact with your face, and the longer it's on there the colder it seems to get. That zesty lemony scent drives me bonkers every time I smell it, and it leaves you feeling frozen and so comfortable. The Gold Bond combined with the Rubby Dubby Doo is such a nice way to finish off! ;) :D
     
  5. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Saturday's

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    Dove Men Face Wash
    Tabac
    Jayaruh #8 (first shave)
    Dad's Schick E2
    Personna Stainless
    CWR, Asma Alum Block
    Thayers Rose Petal WH
    FD Old Spice

    The Tabac shave soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #8 badger brush. Two passes with my Dad's Schick E2 razor and a Personna Stainless blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, alum block, and a final cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayers Rose Petal WH and then FD Old Spice after shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
     
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  6. celestino

    celestino Friendly Neighborhood Wetshaver

    Jim, that is a lovely brush handle! :)
     
  7. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    Man, that brush looks great in SOTD photos!
     
  8. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Great looking brush.
     
  9. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Thanks. I am looking forward to using it for the first time in the morning.
     
  10. Hodge

    Hodge Well-Known Member

    Good luck with the Injector. If I was to try the 30 day I'd likely choose my schick.
     
  11. sir_mike

    sir_mike Well-Known Member

    SOTD 5-1-15

    Razor: ATT H1 plate with Krono's handle
    Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (2)
    Soap: Tiki Land Locked (tallow)
    Bowl: VDH
    Brush: Tweezerman
    Post: Gentleman Jon Alum block
    Preshave was just face wash with warm water and post shave was rinse with warm water then some cold water splashes and pat dry, then apply the alum block

    Razor: As usual, no complaints! Liking the H! very much! Today was the 6th time using it and first for the Krono's handle which I also like..
    Blade: Second time with this blade and I am not sure it is as smooth as either one of my favs, the Platinum Lux or the Astra SP's but the sharpness is there! It worked fine but there are others that are better!
    Soap: First time with this soap and it is very nice stuff. Lathered easy and alot of it. Great slickness and protection! Post shave feel is also very good! No issues at all but I cannot quite pinpoint the scent!

    Comments: Shave was very good and close. I got a DFS easily but not quite a BBS. No nick or irritation based on the Aum block. Another very good shave with no issues!

    Please feel free to leave comments on any items used as I enjoy reading them to see what others say about the gear I am using/trying out! Of course, YMMV!

    Thx.
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  12. figment714

    figment714 Well-Known Member

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    SOTD - Friday, May 1, 2015

    Shower
    Prep: Homemade PSO
    Brush: WD Silvertip 24/47
    Soap: Mitchell's Wool Fat
    Razor: Weber PH bulldog
    Blade: Astra SP (5)
    Aftershave: Clubman
     
  13. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    2 May Plan

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  14. bnccna2

    bnccna2 Well-Known Member

    I like the Scuttle!
     
  15. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    Bee-you-tee-ful brush Man!
     
  16. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    May 1

    Stirling Sheep facial soap
    Merkur 37C slant bar razor
    Feather blade (day 2)
    Omega 98 Professional boar brush
    Arko & glycerin
    Two passes plus touch-ups
    Alum, Thayer's Lavender witch hazel, unrefined shea butter, and Alt-Innsbruck


    This shave concludes my month-long evaluation of Arko. My Mayhem shaves begin tomorrow. This will include my Weber PH loaded with a Feather blade. I plan to rotate between different "high-end" products, including MdC, XPEC, and Le Pere Lucien. I'll mainly use my Rudy Vey two-bander, but I may use other brushes as well. My goal is to see if any of these high-end products can perform as well as, or better than, Arko for me.

    I've had more terrific shaves during April than any other month since I started wet shaving. This month, I gained a huge appreciation for Arko in terms of its pure shaving performance. For me, the shaves are more enjoyable when I load my brush off the puck rather than using Arko as a shave stick. I've also improved my lathering skills and come to appreciate the value of a good boar brush, like the Omega Pro 98, when working with a soap. All things considered, my confidence and skill has improved to the point that I can consistently get a near-BBS daily shave with two passes and a few touch-ups.

    I've enjoyed following everyone's progress and learning from each of you over the past month. A big thanks to @
    Bama Samurai for being TSD's "Pat Sajak" for these 30-day runs.

    Have a great weekend, and I'll close with a photo that reminds me of "Ali vs. Frazier," "Rocky Balboa vs. Apollo Creed," and maybe even "Vanilla vs. Tutti Frutti."


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  17. Hodge

    Hodge Well-Known Member

    Planned Saturday SOTD
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    Vintage Merkur razor
    Gillette Spoiler blade
    New Forest silver tip brush

    Myrsol Emulsion pre shave
    L'Occitone Cade rich shaving cream
    Myrsol Agua Balsmica AS

    Im hoping my first shave with the Merkur will be a memorable one. I wont be able to blame it on anything else as the rest of the products are first rate goodness.
     
  18. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Thank you! :)
     
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  19. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Gracias!
     
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  20. bald as

    bald as Well-Known Member

    GEM 1912 with a SS PTFE blade from Connaughts
    My latest formulated hot process shaving soap with the addition of a small amount of Bentonite clay.
    Cold water rinse between the 2 passes with a cold water wash to finish.
    Pat dry and marvel at why anyone uses a DE :)

    Steve
     

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