SoS: April 27, 2015 - May 3, 2015

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

  1. figment714

    figment714 Well-Known Member

    SOTD - Saturday, May 2, 2015

    Prep: Homemade PSO
    Brush: Simpsons Duke 3
    Soap: MdC Fougere
    Razor: Merkur 38C
    Blade: Personna Lab Blue (1)
    Aftershave: Fine Fresh Vetiver
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  2. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Damn, damn, damn - the MITA was right in front of me yesterday and I didn't use it. It's such a nice soap which I forgot to re-order when I made my purchase not long ago. I'll do that soon because I love that soap. The Black Ice is also awesome! :)
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  3. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Compared a new Dollar General Trac II cart to one of the Gillette Trac II carts I found the other day. Now I can see why Gillette continues to sell them for around $18 for 10, because guys keep buying them because they WORK. I expected them to be somewhat better than the DG but they are much better. 2 pass BBS and a few small nicks, which I never get with the DGs. That shows how much sharper the blades are. Anyway, I can't afford to make them a regular item but they give 100% as good a result as any DE and blade combo that I own. If I went back to carts, this is what I'd go back to, I think...or the Dollar Tree Personas. They're nice too. But these are nicer.
    Last edited: May 2, 2015
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  4. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Razor: Gillette SS, 1947 Birth razor.
    Blade: Gillette Platinum (Day 2)
    Brush: WDC-2 Grandfather's Handle, Whipped Dog High Mountain Badger Knot.
    Soap: Jack's Soap
    Bowl: KO Shave
    Mug: Old Spice Coffee Mug/w brush stand. Soak
    AS: Clubman Lime.


    This focus is on Brushes. The Whipped Dog High Mountain Badger is a must brush for any Shave Den. This brush sucks up the lather and allows for three to four passes. Hold water great and is probably the best brush I have. With the other tools and AS this is probably the best shave I can ever hope to get. Clubman Lime is an excellent AS, the Gillette Platinum blade performs great, and the Jack's Soap is made for this brush. The Gillette SS 1947 must be one of the best DE razors ever manufactured. This is a must combination for all DE shavers. IMHO
  5. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Glad to hear you like the WD High Mountain Badger so much. I am hoping to get my hands on one shortly, as soon as Larry gets his knots in.
  6. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor

    Dove Men Face Wash
    TOBS Lavender
    Jayaruh WC1 Silver Tip
    Schick E2
    Personna Stainless
    CWR, Asma Alum Block
    Thayers Rose Petal WH
    FD Old Spice

    The TOBS Lavender shaving cream face-lathered well with my Jayaruh WC1 Silver Tip badger brush. Two passes with my 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...
    Last edited: May 3, 2015
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  7. trey06dmd

    trey06dmd Arko eater

    Aggressive Apri...errrr May? - Day 22 (5/1/15)

    Prep: Hot shower
    Soap: Arko
    Brush: Omega 13522
    Razor: Cadet OC
    Blade: Bic Chrome Platinum
    Post: Witch Hazel, Nivea Sensitive Balm
    Scent: Tommy Bahama Very Cool

    Great 2 pass XTG & ATG shave yesterday. Late post, forgot to post yesterday. Skipped today.
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  8. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Jim, the Jayaruh # 8 brush is my favorite of all your brushes! :happy088:
  9. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Thanks, Charlie. I got a lot of pleasure out of making it.
  10. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    May 3 Plans

    Stirling Sheep facial soap
    Weber PH
    Feather blade (day 2)
    Rudy Vey Shavemac two-band silvertip
    MdC scented shave soap & glycerin
    Two passes
    Alum, Thayer's Lavender witch hazel, unrefined shea butter, and Alt-Innsbruck

    I look forward to my second shave with this set up. Have a blessed Sunday!

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  11. bnccna2

    bnccna2 Well-Known Member

    Sweet looking handle.
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  12. NCoxSTL


    MAYhem & Mercy
    May 2, 2015
    Prep - Hot shower and towel
    Brush - Tweezerman Badger
    Soap - Williams (Is it a soap or not?) Mug Shaving Soap
    Razor - Vintage Soviet - the "Soyuz 1"
    Blade - [​IMG][​IMG] (1)
    Post - Alum, Nivea Replenishing Post Shave Balm

    Day two of MAYhem, day one of the Zaza blade. This is a blade from Turkey and I have rarely seen it mentioned in forums. However, it is usually not mentioned favorably, though I do think I saw one fan. Well, YMMV as we all know, especially on blades. For me this is a pretty poor blade. I noticed immediately that it lacked something important to a blade.....sharpness. It also tended to pull a bit indicating it was having trouble cutting which means it lacked......sharpness. It didn't help that the Williams and Tweezerman are woefully bad in attempting lather. For the FULL REPORT YOU CAN GO HERE!
  13. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    Thank you!
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  14. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Sunday Morning Planned SOTD

    Razor: Feather AC-SS
    Blade: Kai Titan mild Protouch MG
    Brush: Omega R&B LE Boar
    Bowl: ShaveWorks 4.25"
    Pre Shave Scrub: RazoRock GLO
    Pre Shave Oil: Shea Moisture Iced
    Shave Soap: Catie's Bubbles Bailey's Irish Coffee
    Post: Monster Alum Block
    Aftershave: Ogallala Bay Rum w Sandalwood


  15. PatrickA51

    PatrickA51 Well-Known Member

    Today was a No Shave Day.
    When I shave tomorrow I will have a couple of days growth. Looking forward to using one of my favorite Brushes and Using my Favorite Razor.

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  16. theFAT98

    theFAT98 Well-Known Member

    Razor.. edwin jagger de89
    Blade.. ladas
    Brush.. seafoam b&b essential boar
    Soap.. custom tiki

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  17. Hodge

    Hodge Well-Known Member

    Planned Sunday SOTD

    Gibbs No15 adjustable razor
    Gillette spoiler blade (modded to fit)
    Butterscotch badger brush (unknown mfg)
    Myrsol Emulsion preshave
    Castle Forbes Lime EO shaving cream
    Captains Choice North aftershave
    Royall Lime AS cologne

    Im trying the Vintage Gibbs razor for the first time. Standard DE blades need to be modded to fit the razor but it was an easily done with a dremel. The little butterscotch handled brush will be getting a new TGN silvertip knot next week so figured I should use it at least once before the restore. The original knot is way too floppy for my liking.

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  18. youngunn

    youngunn Where's my TSD aftershave balm???

    Shave of the Day

    Saturday night / Sunday morning

    Prep: hot shower, castille soap
    Razor: GEM 1912
    Blade: GEM PTFE SS
    Brush: New Forest 2204 Badger
    Lather: WhoostheMan Victory
    Shave: 2 passes; WTG, ATG
    Post: Stetson

    A great shave from the 1912 tonight. Great lather too.

    Good night men.
  19. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos


    May 3 SOTD:

    Homemade PS Oil
    Vie-long Horsehair Brush
    Stirling Cocoa Forest
    EJ Chatsworth Barley
    Gillette Nacet
    Stirling Unscented
    Barbasol Brisk AS
  20. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Outstanding picture.

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