SoS: April 27, 2015 - May 3, 2015

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

  1. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    SOTD Saturday May 2

    RAZOR: Star SE
    Blade: CVS "generic" carbon
    Brush: WD Silvertip
    Soap: RazoRock XXX
    AS: Dollar General "Classic"

    I finally had success with a SE razor! This razor (generously provided by @Omaney) was something I really wanted to try. But, if you read my earlier post a week or 2 ago, the blades it came with (Try-A-Blade) were extremely rough. At Omaney's recommendation I picked up SE blades at my local CVS. What a difference a blade can make! While it wasn't a BBS the shave was quite close and fairly comfortable. I found that the Star razor makes it really easy to find the correct angle. When I wasn't sure I just placed the head flat against my cheek and started over. I need to "brush up" on my SE technique, but I'm happy a SE razor is now in my rotation. Unfortunately, my RAD is now calling for SE razors....damn!

    (I know, wrong soap in pic. But it's the right razor!)

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  2. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Thank you!
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  3. markjnewcomb

    markjnewcomb Well-Known Member

    I recently won a PIF from @Redrock which included a stick of La Toja. I have never tried it before, so I decided to give it a go this morning. The La Toja stick is harder than other sticks I have used and it was difficult to get the soap onto my face, requiring a fair amount of pressure. My first impression of La Toja is favorable, as I got a good shave and the lather, while not obviously outstanding in any category, was definitely a good, slick and cushioning lather. 3 passes and nice & smooth.

    La Toja stick
    Ladas Blade
    Slim Adjustable
  4. Jasman

    Jasman Well-Known Member


    Prep: Hot shower, Neutrogena Invigorating Face Wash, TSD Jasmine Sambac preshave balm
    Brush: Simpson 56 Best Badger
    Soap: RazoRock One-X croap
    Razor: Merkur 1904 41c OC
    Blade: Bic (1)
    Passes: WTG, XTG, ATG (1, 2, 3)
    Post: Cold water splash, Bloc Osma alum, Dickinson's WH, RazoRock One-X AS splash
    Cologne: Jasmin et Cigarette by Etat Libre d' Orange

    After a month using the Bamboozled RAKE, I went back to my original DE, the Merkur 41c. I was a little concerned that, because it's milder and smaller than the RAKE, I'd have trouble readjusting, but it was instinctive in my hand. Three comfortable passes, one tiny spot of red on the upper lip, and nearly BBS results, thanks no doubt to the outstanding lather and the sharpness of the Bic blade.
  5. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    Sunday, May 3, 2015

    Prep: warm wash
    Lather: Dusy Kabinett
    Brush: Omega 6214 silvertip
    Razor: Gillette New SC
    Blade: Rapira Lux (2)
    Post: cool rinse and Old Spice Pure Sport

    2 passes and ready to go.
  6. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Two passes with the Stirling Black Ice soap cleaned me up very nicely - in fact I was surprised that the SuperMax Blue blade would perform so well today, but it did a great job of giving one last hurrah. The soap lathered awesomely, (it's a brand-new puck!) and gave me very good menthol cooling. Not nearly as strong as what its "cousin" the Glacial Obsidian gives, but still very pleasant.
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  7. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    3 May 2015 Shave of the Day

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  8. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    today's shave
    hot water wash with dove+ care
    unknown boar oversized brush
    Van Der Hagen deluxe in a matching mug
    Ikon shavecraft 101
    persona lab(4)
    nivea a/s balm original
    Tommy Bahamas set sail
    today's shave was nice. used my newly aquired brush and mug set. they did nicely, mug seemed perfect, brush ok. handle was comfy, especially for limited use folks. Ikon did marvelous. vdh was revisited, it's still adequate soap. finished with nivea and Tommy Bahamas.
    church today, y'all come with me.
  9. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    Why is your picture upside down?
  10. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    Face & head edition
    May 3, 2015
    Prep: Hot Shower. Axe Shield Face Wash
    Razor: iKon Shavecraft 101
    Blade: Astra SP
    Brush: Red & Black acrylic Silvertip 22/50mm
    Lather: WSO Zaro
    Post: Alum. Thayers Cucumber WH.
    Aftershave: Fine American Blend
    Nice shave. WSO Zaro is a super soap! My custom Silvertip is a great brush. The SC101 with bamboozle handle works so well for me. Astra SP's are one of those blades that works in all of my DE razors.
    Go out and get it
  11. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    Sunday, May 3, 2015


    Schick Injector I-2 Hydro-Magic
    Personna 74 Injector Blade - #1
    Whipped Dog Boar - 30X55mm
    Mike's Natural Soaps - Rose & Cedarwood
    Fine - Fresh Vetiver
    Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver

  12. NCoxSTL


    MAYhem & Mercy
    May 3, 2015
    Prep - Hot shower and towel
    Brush - Tweezerman Badger
    Soap - Williams (Seriously...what is this stuff) Mug Shaving Soap
    Razor - Vintage Soviet - the "Soyuz 1"
    Blade - [​IMG](2)Post - Alum, Nivea Replenishing Post Shave Balm

    Day two on the Zaza. I know that some blades improve on their second shave so I was wondering if this one would. Nope. Nada. Nothing. Oh, sorry....NYET! There we go. I can't say the blade doesn't work because you can eventually grind down the stubble. I will say that I believe I have a DFS today......barely. It took three full passes and some Gillette Sliding on my neck (which isn't the same with the Soviet and Zaza) but I got there. Once again the Williams just perplexed me. I added more water today, really whipped those suds up (can't really call it lather) and went to town face lathering after doing all I could in the Old Spice mug. Once again the first pass wasn't too terrible but each pass after just dissipated away. If you can't shave fast you won't have anything left before you finish!

    Alum was a bit noisy due to the extra effort I put in but the Nivea cooled it back down. Glad I bought that for this month!

    I think tomorrow I'll switch to the Rapira just to give it a shot with this blade. No blood or other problems with the Soyuz 1 so I'll see if I can stay that way with the Rapira. As for the Williams........I'm going to do some research on it and see what I may be missing. I know the Tweezerman isn't really helping my cause but I'll stick with it and see what I can do.
  13. Bobcat

    Bobcat Well-Known Member

    Prep: Hot Shower-Stirling Executive Man Bath Soap
    Soap: Maggard Limes & Bergamot
    Razor: Gillette Slim
    Blade: Gillette 7 O’Clock Blue SP (1)
    Brush: Whipped Dog High Mountain/Bethlehem Olivewood-24mmx50mm
    Aftershave: Pitralon Classic

    WTG-XTG-ATG (adjusted angles for my beard)

    Maggard Limes & Bergamot today. 20 seconds to load the WD High Mountain. Great, easy, thick, lather. I loaded a new 7 O’Clock Blue in the Slim. Excellent smooth, close, shave. I finished with Pitralon Classic.


  14. MoAllen

    MoAllen King of Unscented


    Soap: Straight Razor Designs unscented
    Brush: Mühle black fiber synthetic
    Razor: Feather AS-D2
    Blade: Gillette SharpEdge
    After: Cold rinse, CeraVe lotion

  15. Aleksey

    Aleksey Well-Known Member

    Ideal Adjustable
    Personna Blue (1)
    Duke 3 Best
    Homemade Aleksey Soap
    Mentholated Clubman

  16. 782sirbrian

    782sirbrian Well-Known Member

    Sunday 3rd May


    Warm shower
    Hot towel
    B&M Fougere Imperiale bowl lathered
    HMW Badger brush made by myself
    Gillette NEW (Made in England)
    Gillette Platinum (Vintage 1976) (3)
    Cold rinse
    Thayers Superhazel
    T&H Grafton aftershave
  17. celestino

    celestino Friendly Neighborhood Wetshaver

    3 May 2015

    * WR1-SB + WRH3c Aluminum
    * Super Iridium
    * WSP Stubby 2-Band + Oscar11 AquaMarine C7
    * Mystic Water Barbershop
    * Unrefined Shea Butter
    * Bergamot/Vetiver EO

  18. ChiefShaver

    ChiefShaver Well-Known Member

    Hi Friends,

    hope all of you are fine and you´re doing well. :) Here is my Sunday shave:

    Bethlehem Olivewood w. Mühle Black Fibre knot / iKon S3S head with Jürgen Hempel handle / Feather / Calani Earl Grey shaving soap / Majestät Aftershave

    Nice and relaxed. The soap is a heavenly summer scent, even it is raining like hell and the sky is grey (nearly black) here...:( Loaded with my Feather the shave was smooth and gentle. The combination of head and handle is fantastic. A real Heavyweight!!! The soap is complimenting very well with the Aftershave. Top notch!!!

    Have a great time, stay healthy and enjoy your shaves.

  19. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    Early Morning Shave
    Near identical to the great shave I had yesterday with the ol' reliable Böker!
    Have a great & blessed Sunday, all!
  20. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    That is a lovely brush my friend. :happy088:

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